Women

Miss Universe Gabriela Isler with Guillermo Chacón

Miss Universe Named Madrina of Latino Commission on AIDS

By Winnie McCroy | Apr 17
During a special ceremony at Macy’s Herald Square on April 16, Miss Universe 2013 Gabriela Isler was named the new Madrina of the Latino Commission on AIDS, to welcome her as an international spokesperson to help deliver their message of HIV prevention.

Former lead singer of 4 Non Blondes Linda Perry

4 Non Blondes to Reunite for 1 Night at LA Event

By Mesfin Fekadu | Apr 17
The ’90s rock band will perform May 10 at "An Evening With Women" to benefit the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center. Linda Perry, the band’s former lead singer and hit songwriter, has produced the event for years.

Yoruba Richen, Irma Salvatierra Bajar and Barbara Hammer with their Stonewall Honors 2014 awards

Stonewall Honors Prominent Women Leaders and Unsung Heroes

By Winnie McCroy | Apr 16
In a special ceremony on Friday, April 11 at Union Square Ballroom, the Stonewall Community Foundation honored prominent women leaders and unsung heroes who create lasting legacies for the LGBTQ community.

Pride Films and Plays is accepting submissions through May 1

Chicago’s Pride Films Accepts Submissions for Women’s Words Fest

By Winnie McCroy | Apr 15
Pride Films and Plays is now accepting submissions of new works for the stage and screen for Women’s Words Fest, through May 1.

Annie Baker

’The Flick’ by Annie Baker wins Pulitzer for drama

By Mark Kennedy | Apr 15
Annie Baker’s "The Flick" has won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for drama, a play set in a run-down movie theater that was hailed by the judges as a "thoughtful drama with well-crafted characters" with "lives rarely seen on the stage."

Rebecca Pidgeon will play a show at Housing Works on April 18

Housing Works Hosts Benefit Concert with Rebecca Pidgeon

By Winnie McCroy | Apr 15
On April 18, British singer/songwriter Rebecca Pidgeon will present "Live From Home: An Evening with Rebecca Pidgeon," a benefit concert for Housing Works.

During her 25-minute solo speech, Clinton reiterated her still-timely mantra of ’women’s rights are human rights’

Hillary Clinton Speaks at San José State University

By Louise Adams | Apr 14
Former First Lady and Secretary of State and likely future presidential candidate New York Senator Hillary Clinton spoke in front of an eager audience at San Jose State University last Thursday.

President Barack Obama signing executive actions aimed at closing a compensation gender gap

Obama, Republicans Compete for Support Among Women

By Nedra Pickler | Apr 13
After months on the defensive over his health law, a more combative President Barack Obama has emerged to fight about gender politics, leading to an election-year competition with Republicans for support from women.

Center for Arizona Policy, an anti-abortion group

Court Extends Stay on New Arizona Abortion Rules

By Astrid Galvan and Bob Christie | Apr 11
A federal appeals court panel issued an injunction blocking new Arizona abortion restrictions that are considered the most stringent in the nation, saying women likely would suffer irreparable harm if they’re allowed to take effect.

Yuanyuan Zhang, M.D., Ph.D, assistant professor at the Institute, demonstrates the process to engineer a vaginal organ in a laboratory

Lab-Made Nostrils and Vaginas Working Well

By Malcom Ritter and Maria Cheng | Apr 11
Two new studies describe the latest achievements in growing body parts in a lab and transplanting them into people, this time with nostrils and vaginas.