Calabasas High School Crowns Lesbian Couple Its Homecoming Queens

  • Calabasas High School in Calabasas, California, crowned lesbian couple Lili Cohen and Greta Melendez its dual homecoming queens. Melendez is actually the president of the school’s Gay-Straight Alliance and said lots of students voted for her and her partner because they’re accepting of everyone. Congrats, ladies, and thank you for showing not everything that comes out of Calabasas (um, the Kardashians) is totally lame.  [SheWired, Los Angeles Times]
  • Black and Asian girls in the UK are less likely to get the HPV vaccine that helps prevent cervical cancer, according to a new study … [BBC]
  • … and also, one shot of the HPV vaccine instead of the current three shots might be just as safe. [USA Today]
  • Some abortion clinics in Texas have stopped performing abortions following the court ruling last week. [MSNBCNew York Times]
  • Sex workers in California held an Obamacare enrollment party. [CNN]
  • This woman writes feminist erotica! [xoJane]
  • On the battle over transgender student rights in California. [Rolling Stone]
  • Activists in Stockholm, Sweden, are protesting the acquittal of a foster father in the rape of a teen girl in his care. [Local SE]
  • On the matrilineal Khasi society in India, where women have all the economic power and men are second-class citizens. [TIME]
  • Why are boys in Canada flocking to ballet school? [The Toronto Star]
  • Washington State has a new plan for how to incarcerate women prisoners. [Seattle Times]
  • On the glut of women in Shanghai’s marriage market. [CNN]
  • 11 young queer artists to know and love! [Advocate]
  • On Malala Yousafzai and the racial and sexual politics of peace. [The Feminist Wire]

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