Gender and Sexual Identity

Black men matter (not really): Manhood and emotional intelligence in the hour of chaos | Think Piece

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Navigating these times as a Black man during one of the most difficult years of my life is a challenge. But, it is in my vulnerabilities and brotherhood that I locate my humanity.

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Girls are our future, let’s celebrate them on International Girl’s Day

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It’s International Girls Day, and the world is experiencing some pretty awesome young ladies. In spite of the current woes and chaos, we have a bright future in these young ladies who are already trailblazing.

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Kamala Harris is the most disrespected woman in America | Think Piece

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“The most disrespected person in America is the Black woman. The most unprotected person in America is the Black woman. The most neglected person in America is the Black woman.” 

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Landmark victory for LGBTQ with Supreme Court decision on workplace protections primes challenges against military ban, religious freedom

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Decades-old Civil Rights law addressing employer discrimination expands its understanding of sexual orientation and gender, but might open the door for other discriminatory workplace practices.

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Get off that phone and do something: 31 Great activities for Women’s History Month

  • People in an art exhibition
  • Portrait of beautiful young black woman sitting at cafe and writing notes
  • Outdoor portrait of a cute young black little girl reading a book - African people
  • Mother reading book to child
  • People Attending Dance Class In Community Center
  • group of young people working out in a fitness gym
  • Three diverse businesspeople smiling while going over paperwork together during a meeting at a boardroom table in an office
  • Holding an amethyst crystal

Today is International Women’s Day, a celebration acknowledging women. Why don’t we participate in something that moves women’s rights, lives and initiatives.

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Deciding to have an abortion was the right decision and a difficult one | The Man Project

Abortion is not my story to tell. It is hers, and theirs.

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Learning to cry is an important part of the journey to manhood | The Man Project

A couple of weeks ago, my older son Noah asked me a question while I was dropping him off at school. It was a question that took me by surprise. “Dad, how come I’ve never seen you cry?”

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The struggle to stay relevant | The Man Project

If you’ve noticed, I haven’t written a column in a couple of weeks. I want to chalk it up to being busy with my freelance clients, but I’d be lying.

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Rom Coms and the dangers of mistaking infatuation for love | The Man Project

You know that scene in “Say Anything,” when Lloyd Dobbler holds up his boombox and plays Peter Gabriel’s, “In Your Eyes?” outside of Diane Court’s bedroom window?

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Are we bad men for listening to bad men’s music? | The Man Project

“Jesus, why can’t these men just fucking behave?” That’s what my dear friend, Rebekah, said when she read the news about Ryan Adams’ sexual misconduct allegations in February. Then she promptly removed all of his music off of her Spotify account.

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Sometimes silence is golden: Playing R. Kelly in a post-Metoo movement | The Man Project

This think piece is in response to Charles Moss’ writing, “Are we bad men for listening to bad men’s music?” Rather than mute or cancel, I prefer to silence those in the industry who show a history of sexual abuse. Though many choose to continue rocking music, I think it is time we rethink our

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Other Men Need Help: A Conversation with Mark Pagán | The Man Project

Mark Pagán is a former B-boy living in New York City. He’s also the creator and host of the podcast, Other Men Need Help. It’s a hilarious yet poignant look at manhood and the insecurities that come with it.

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How a rabbi taught me that being vulnerable means being human | The Man Project

Boys who grow up without dads are always looking for father-figures—role models to provide them with the stability and life lessons they crave from the absent males in their lives. I was no different.

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Captain Marvel shifts your perspective on the face, race and gender of a hero | The Man Project

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When a longtime comic book reader confronts his feelings of race and gender in comics, he sees how the industry and its superfans are not who he thought they were.

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