According to the General Social Survey, the percentage of men and women who identify as gay or lesbian has held firm. But the share of women who say they're bisexual has skyrocketed.
Women of color in public office often face great scrutiny and hostility. New research shows how France's first black female senators used their experience fighting Nazis to pass landmark legislation.
As we celebrate moms this Mother’s Day, let's remember that maternal health is a right that many do not enjoy.
In protecting their children, low-income Black mothers risk being viewed as irrationally overprotective and simultaneously neglectful.
In Brazil, a record 1,237 black women will stand for office in Sunday's general election. As in the US, their campaigns reflect deep personal concern about rising racism and sexism in politics.
As Brazil's black women become more conspicuous and powerful, they are bullied and threatened in social media's modern-day pillory.
Any movement against sexual assault must take into account historical, state-sanctioned violence against black women in the US that goes back centuries.
Getting to the White House would mean overcoming issues of race and gender.
Black lives in Brazil are devalued and subject to violence on a horrific scale.
Stigma about black or African hair reflects deep-seated politics around race and history.
Family, marriage and culture are among the factors that influence black women's experiences as scientists.