‘Who’s the Man?’: Heteronormativity and Queer Relationships - People in queer relationships are often subjected to a barrage of ignorance from the straight community. Whether it be invasive sexual questions or unwanted criticism, nothing seems to be off limits to the innocently inquisitive straight.
Slave Marriages - Most slave-owners encouraged their slaves to marry. It was believed that married men was less likely to be rebellious or to run away. Some masters favored marriage for religious reasons and it was in the interests of plantation owners for women to have children.
TONI MORRISON: THE BIG BOX - Of the many ways that Ms. Magazine was groundbreaking, children's literature is not the first that comes to mind (if it comes to mind at all). But almost from its inception, Ms. Magazine included a feature called Stories For Free Children, stories for children meant as an alternative to the bulk of children's literature at the time that perpetuated stereotypes (often innocently) of gender roles
Jumping the broom - Jumping the broom is a phrase and custom relating to a wedding ceremony where the couple jumps over a broom. The custom is historically associated with the Romani people of the United Kingdom, especially those in Wales, but it is now more widespread among African Americans
Kids Lit- LGBT children's literature is coming of age and coming out of the closet. - Liz Massey
'Valentine Road': A Path To Teen Tragedy - Marta Cunningham went through four years of research on the case of Larry King and Brandon Mclnerney. In February 2008 Larry King asked Brandon Mclnerney to be his Valentine, in turn the very next day Brandon shot him in the back killing him. Larry himself was very gender fluid and would dress very feminine, he'd wear earrings dresses, high heels etc... With this research and case study she created an HBO documentary titled "Valentine Road" With this documentary she hopes to help the educations system and faculty adjust and be more acceptant of those who are coming out at younger ages. - NPR Staff, 9/30/2013