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All-Female Holyoke Cancels 'Vagina Monologues' Over Trans Exclusion

LOCAL | By Winnie McCroy | Jan 22
Students at the all-female Massachusetts Mount Holyoke College cancelled the annual Valentine's Day production of Eve Ensler's "The Vagina Monologues," citing concerns that the play wasn't friendly toward transgender individuals.

Dealing With Menopause, With Dr. Donnica Moore

NATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Oct 20
World Menopause Day was observed on Oct. 18, and what that means for lesbians in a couple is double duty, as both will eventually face the symptoms of menopause. Luckily, Dr. Donnica Moore has some tips to help you deal with it.

Iris House Commemorates 20 Years of Fighting HIV

LOCAL | By Winnie McCroy | Mar 4
The Iris House invites all to join them in celebrating 20 years of helping women and families with HIV in Harlem, on March 10 at the Red Rooster Restaurant.

PA Lawmakers Introduce Pay Equity Legislation for Women

NATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Jan 13
On January 6, as part of a larger effort to address the concerns of Pennsylvania women, state Reps. Erin Molchany, D-Allegheny, and Brian Sims, D-Phila., introduced a bill to clarify and update the legal standards for pay-equity lawsuits.

The 11th International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers

By Winnie McCroy | Dec 16
On December 17th, public events in 14 U.S. cities and 19 cities around the world will be held to call attention to violence committed against sex workers.

Philly’s Women’s Therapy Center Celebrates 40 Years

HEALTH | By Winnie McCroy | Dec 9
On Friday, Dec. 13, the Women’s Therapy Center will celebrate 40 years of serving Philadelphia’s women with low-cost psychotherapy services.

Donor Egg Pregnancies on the Rise, US Study Finds

HEALTH | By Lindsey Tanner | Oct 18
U.S. women are increasingly using donated eggs to get pregnant, with often good results, although the ideal outcome -- a single baby born on time at a healthy weight -- is still uncommon, a study found.

Lynne Franks Launches Signature Retreats for Women

By Winnie McCroy | Sep 21
Lynne Franks welcomes women to her fall program at BLOOM Retreats, her signature well-being and creative retreats for women, hosted by female experts in their fields from around the world.

"Lez Build A Family" Webseries Shows Realities of Parenting

FAMILY | By Winnie McCroy | Aug 22
In an effort to demystify parenting for lesbians, Canada’s Maya Jean-Baptiste has launched the webseries "Lez Build a Family," to share practical information on having and raising children.

Philly’s Bebashi Program Holds 4th Annual "Breast Fest"

HEALTH | By Winnie McCroy | Aug 12
Bebashi Transition to Hope hosts its 4th Annual "Breast Fest" on August 13, to raise awareness about breast cancer and educate women on the importance of routine screenings.

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