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The Browning of the Gymnastics Team
The Browning of the Gymnastics Team
By Nichole Fratangelo | 08/17/2016 - 15:45

At last, we’ve perfected the recipe for the best U.S. women’s gymnastics team in history.


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Woman Crush(Ing the Patriarchy) Wednesday: Bamby Salcedo
Woman Crush(Ing the Patriarchy) Wednesday: Bamby Salcedo
By Raquel Reichard | 08/17/2016 - 14:58

This week's #WCW Bamby Salcedo is a powerful transgender rights activi


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Why I'm Still Pushing for Justice Years After My Sister Melanie Colon Was Murdered
Why I'm Still Pushing for Justice Years After My Sister Melanie Colon Was Murdered
By Raquel Reichard | 08/16/2016 - 16:59

On May 8, 2012, Melanie Colon, a Puerto Rican mother and LGBTQ DJ who went by “Gay Barbie,” went missing. The Philadelphia woman’s deceased body was found days later at a nearby park.


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Why Bullying Gabby Douglas Is An Attack on All Women
Why Bullying Gabby Douglas is An Attack on All Women
By Nichole Fratangelo | 08/16/2016 - 11:24

Gabby Douglas is a three-time gold medal Olympic winner – one of which made her the first African American to ever become the individual all-around champion.


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11 Amazing Body-Positive Illustrations of Mexican Olympic Gymnast Alexa Moreno
11 Amazing Body-Positive Illustrations of Mexican Olympic Gymnast Alexa Moreno
By Barbara Gonzalez | 08/15/2016 - 17:13

Mexican gymnast Alexa Moreno made headlines (and hashtags) during her matches last week in Rio. While she was trending at first for all of the wrong reasons (i.e.


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Venezuela’s Economic Crisis Forcing Women to Reluctantly Opt for Sterilization
Venezuela’s Economic Crisis Forcing Women to Reluctantly Opt for Sterilization
By Raquel Reichard | 08/12/2016 - 12:09

Venezuela's economic crisis has made contraceptives like condoms and birth control unaffordable, if available at all, forcing women to consider more permanent options they might not be comfortable with: steriliz


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Texas Woman Convicted of Forcing Mexican Maids to Work Without Pay
Texas Woman Convicted of Forcing Mexican Maids to Work Without Pay
By Raquel Reichard | 08/12/2016 - 11:07

A Texas woman was convicted last week of bringing two Mexican women illegally into the U.S. and forcing them to work as her maids without pay.


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Celebrate the Dominican Day Parade With Our Own #IAmLatina Selfie!
Celebrate the Dominican Day Parade With Your Own #IAmLatina Selfie!
By Latina Staff | 08/12/2016 - 11:06

On August 14, New York City streets will be flooded with Dominicanos celebrating their pride at the Dominican Day Parade.


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Transgender Latina Erykah Tijerina Found Dead in Texas Home
Transgender Latina Erykah Tijerina Found Dead in Texas Home
By Raquel Reichard | 08/11/2016 - 17:21

Transgender Latina Erykah Tijerina was found dead in her El Paso, Texas home on Monday.


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Study: Latinos & Blacks More Afraid of White Americans Than Terrorists
Study: Latinxs & Blacks More Afraid of White Americans Than Foreign Terrorists
By Raquel Reichard | 08/11/2016 - 11:01

While our presidential candidates propose national security policies, it’s domestic extremism that worries most youth of color.


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