Gender & Sexuality

i-Cut Creators

Kenyan Teenagers Invent App to Help End Female Genital Mutilation

by Zahara Hill   Feb 15, 2018

Five Kenyan teenagers created the app i-Cut to end the practice of female genital mutilation. Read More

Black Lesbian Teen Suspended After Asking Girlfriend to Prom

Black Lesbian Teen Suspended After Asking Girlfriend to Prom

by Jessica Bennett   Feb 02, 2018

An Alabama high school student has been suspended after “promposing” to another girl, according to one concerned mother. According to BET News, Jeanise Ross-Walton... Read More

Dana Chanel Defends Her Comments On Male Comedians Who Dress as Women [UPDATE]

Dana Chanel Defends Her Comments On Male Comedians Who Dress as Women [UPDATE]

by #teamEBONY   Jan 11, 2018

UPDATE: Dana Chanel says she “Said what she said.” Recently, popular social media personality and “Sprinkle of Jesus” CEO Dana Chanel made a statement... Read More

Catholic Priest Comes Out in the Middle of Mass: ‘I’m Gay!’ — and This Happened

Catholic Priest Comes Out in the Middle of Mass: ‘I’m Gay!’ — and This Happened

by Soraya Joseph   Dec 20, 2017

Well, this certainly isn’t your everyday alter call. Recently, Roman Catholic priest the Rev. Gregory Greiten came out to the church. Not only that, his... Read More

North Carolina Has Six Black Female Police Chiefs

North Carolina Has Six Black Female Police Chiefs

by #TEAMEBONY   Sep 12, 2017

They spoke out on the experience of policing while Black in 2017. Read More

Oprah Winfrey honored in TIME's 'Firsts' series.

13 Of America’s Most Flourishing Black Women Honored In TIME ‘Firsts’ Project

by Zahara Hill   Sep 07, 2017

Icons such as Oprah Winfrey, Ava DuVernay, Shonda Rhimes are among the incredible Black women featured in the project. Read More

Rosalind Brewer

Starbucks’ First Female COO Is A Sister, Y’all

by Zahara Hill   Sep 07, 2017

On Wednesday, everyone's favorite caffeine distributor annunciated that its first female COO would be former Sam Club's chief executive officer Rosalind Brewer. Read More

Spelman College

Spelman To Allow Transgender Female Students To Enroll Beginning Next Fall

by #TEAMEBONY   Sep 06, 2017

Spelman College announced that students who identify as women regardless of sex can be admitted to the college beginning in the fall of 2018. Read More

Kenneth 'Kiwi' Herring

Transgender Woman Kiwi Herring Killed By Police

by #TEAMEBONY   Aug 25, 2017

According to The Advocate, Kiwi Herring is the 18th transgender person to be killed this year. Read More

#BlackMamasMatter Draws Attention To Racial Disparity In Maternal Mortality Rates

#BlackMamasMatter Draws Attention To Racial Disparity In Maternal Mortality Rates

by Zahara Hill   Aug 22, 2017

The Black Mamas Matter webinar bought attention to the racial gaps in maternal mortality rates in the United States. Read More