Sexuality & Gender

Sexuality and gender are a major focus of NCRW member center research, policy and advocacy efforts. Increasing support for LGBT rights, both nationally and internationally, is an outgrowth of such research and public awareness campaigns. Our network recognizes the complexity of human sexuality and how gender roles can be stereotyped and narrowly defined by society. There are important sexuality and gender dimensions to policymaking and legal rights, including those related to marriage, the custodial rights of unmarried single parents and same-sex couples, and anti-discrimination employment and housing laws. Our member centers are examining gender identity and the ever-evolving perceptions of masculinity and femininity in popular culture and politics.

Building LGBT-Inclusive Workplaces: Engaging Organizations and Individuals in Change

The L Life Book Party NYC

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06/22/2011

 

 

Women's eNews Hosts "The L Life" Book Party in NYC 

June 22 - 6pm-8pm

Women's eNews HQ 6 Barclay St., 6th floor, New York

 

 

 

Poverty and Sexuality: What are the connections?

Few studies and reports examine the relationship between poverty and the denial of sexual rights. However, an emerging literature by researchers, activists and organisations shows that in many cases, poor people are more vulnerable to abuses of sexual rights, and that such abuses can entrench poverty. Much of this literature is by Southern authors, and much consists of grey literature, organisational reports, and occasional considerations of the connections in pieces of writing for
which poverty sexuality interconnections are not the main focus. Nowhere is the evidence drawn together in systematic fashion. This paper brings this evidence together.

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http://www.globalequality.org/storage/documents/pdf/sida%20study%20of%20poverty%20and%20sexuality.pdf

Denim Day & the Right to be Sexy—Because There’s Never an Excuse for Rape!

By Kyla Bender-Baird

Today is Denim Day. I’m wearing jeans to work in support of sexual assault survivors and to raise awareness about sexual assault misconceptions. Denim day has been around since the late 1990s when the Italian Supreme Court overturned a sexual assault conviction because the survivor wore tight jeans when she was raped. In protest, women in the Italian Parliament wore jeans to work. (read more about denim day’s history here)


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FAST FACT: LGBT Health Edition

By Kyla Bender-Baird

This week has been National LGBTQ Health Awareness Week. All week I've been keeping my eye open for a fact to feature in honor of this important week.  Well, last night, the National Center for Transgender Equality delivered it straight to my inbox. Don't you love it when that happens? 


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SisterSong National Conference: Let’s Talk About Sex! - Love, Legislation and Leadership

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07/14/2011 - 07/17/2011

Let’s Talk About Sex! - Love, Legislation and Leadership. 

Let’s Talk About Sex! is a pro-sex space for the pro-choice movement. This fun, four-day conference celebrates our human right to a healthy and satisfying sexuality, while mobilizing participants to end reproductive oppression.

Over 1,300 women of color and allies, representing nearly 200 organizations, will gather in Miami to advance a holistic pro-health, pro-sex reproductive justice movement that celebrates family choices, sexuality, and wellness in communities of color.

Date: July 14-17, 2011
Location: Miami, Eden Roc Hotel

For more information, visit www.SisterSong.net.

 

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Rinku Sen is the President and Executive Director of the Applied Research Center (ARC) and Publisher of ColorLines magazine.

A leading figure in the racial justice movement for the last twenty years, Rinku has positioned ARC as the national home for media, research and activism. She has extensive practical experience on the ground, with expertise in race, feminism, immigration, economic justice, philanthropy and community organizing. Over the course of her career, Rinku has woven together journalism and organizing to further social change.

Rinku is the Vice Chair of the Schott Foundation for Public Education and a Boardmember of the Philanthropic Initiative for Racial Equity. She is the Chair of the Media Consortium and sits on the boards for Restaurant Opportunities Center-United and Working America. Additionally, she is a Prime Movers fellow through the Hunt Alternatives Fund.

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