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Let Jaden Smith Live

Jaden Smith

By Jenn M. Jackson 10:13 am July 8, 2015 My one-year-old son loves to wear his sister’s red, polka dot Christmas dress. For a few weeks, he would sneak into her bedroom, pull it off of the hanger, and drag it around the house until someone with more dexterity would put it on his body. […]

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Laverne Cox Has the Best Response to Caitlyn Jenner’s Photo Shoot


By Diamond 11:37 am June 3, 2015 Laverne Cox took to her personal blog to express her thoughts on the responses to Caitlyn Jenner’s Vanity Fair photo shoot. “On May 29, 2014, the issue of timemagazine magazine which proclaimed the “Transgender Tipping Point” was revealed with me on the cover. June 1, 2015 a year […]

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Fifty-Percent of Millennials Believe Gender Is On a Spectrum


By Diamond 3:59 pm February 9, 2015 From Fusion’s Massive Millennial Poll: Half of all Millennials believe that gender exists on a spectrum, and shouldn’t be limited to the categories of male and female, according to Fusion’s Massive Millennial Poll, which surveyed 1,000 people aged 18-34 about everything from politics to dating to race issues. The findings suggest […]

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Report: Violence against Gender non-conforming people

By BYP @blackyouthproj 9:33 am June 3, 2014 According to a recent report released by Affinity 95, transgender people and people of color are more likely to be victim of hate crimes, especially homicides. The report, “Violence Against Gender Non-Conforming People,” was released Tuesday. 

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Fourth grader denied right to play on school basketball team

By BYP @blackyouthproj 12:34 pm April 14, 2014 A top player for a school basketball team has been banned from playing an an upcoming game because she is a female. Jaelyn Bates, a fourth grader at Frey Basketball Academy, says she was told she can no longer compete with her teammates. 

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Video: humorous web series explores race, gender dynamics


By BYP @blackyouthproj 3:23 pm April 2, 2014 A new YouTube series is taking on race and gender. Tales from the Kraka Tower, created by University of South Florida MA student Aphrodite Kocieda, is equivalent to the academic version of Awkward Black Girl. 

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‘Ban Bossy’ campaign seeks to empower young girls to become leaders

By BYP @blackyouthproj 10:10 am March 11, 2014 In an effort to reclaim the word “leader” for young girls, organizers of a new campaign are encouraging everyone to ban the word “bossy.” 

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U of I Board approves gender reassignment medical coverage

By BYP @blackyouthproj 12:15 pm March 7, 2014   The University of Illinois’ Board of Trustees voted to add ‘Gender Confirmation Surgery’ to student health insurance. The vote, which landed with 8 out of 9 in favor of the addition, means that transgender students would be allowed to undergo sexual reassignment surgery, and be covered […]

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Facebook adds new gender options for users

By BYP @blackyouthproj 9:53 am February 17, 2014 For as long as the site has existed, users have only had two options when describing their gender on Facebook. Now, the site has added additional options for those who do not identify as male of female. 

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FLOTUS: Obama Presidency ‘Changes the Bar’ For Our Youth

During a recent interview, First Lady Michelle Obama said the Obama Presidency “changes the bar” for all of our youth, regardless of race, gender, or sexuality: “Children born in the last eight years will only know an African-American man being president of the United States.”

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