Gender

The West’s hidden corners offer a safe space for polygamists
The West’s hidden corners offer a safe space for polygamists
Each year, Mormon fundamentalists gather on a remote slice of southeastern Utah.
What the outdoor rec industry doesn’t get about the LGBTQ community
What the outdoor rec industry doesn’t get about the LGBTQ community
Companies can help shift outdoors culture from homophobia toward inclusion while helping their bottom line.
A memoir of sorrow and grace
A memoir of sorrow and grace
Pam Houston conveys the pleasures and challenges of rural life.
Currents of consent and control
Currents of consent and control
Like strainers of a river, our memories reshape us from within.
The ecosexual movement is attracting new people to environmentalism
The ecosexual movement is attracting new people to environmentalism
‘Pollen-amorous’ leaders host marriages to the Earth in Sin City.
An outsider endures violence and redemption in the Wild West
An outsider endures violence and redemption in the Wild West
A familiar trope of storytelling puts women and people of color on center stage.
Gay rodeo and the subversion of Western clichés
Gay rodeo and the subversion of Western clichés
A photo exhibit asks viewers to ponder whether, in reclaiming the idea of the cowboy, gay rodeos renounce violence or reinvest in it.
Mountain biking is my act of resistance
Mountain biking is my act of resistance
In predominantly white Colorado, I bike to beat my fear.
Former Bureau of Indian Affairs director engaged in abusive behavior, no action taken
Former Bureau of Indian Affairs director engaged in abusive behavior, no action taken
Bryan Rice’s behavior at the BIA highlights a culture of harassment and inaction.
Senate hears stories of Indian Country’s missing and murdered
Senate hears stories of Indian Country’s missing and murdered
Data gaps, understaffing and lax investigations have deepened the crisis.
Colorado’s top offices go blue
Colorado’s top offices go blue
Midterm voters elected Jared Polis, the nation’s first openly gay governor.
The ascension of Matthew Shepard
The ascension of Matthew Shepard
A painter examines the aftermath of a murder motived by hate, 20 years later.
Congress must prioritize Native women through legislation
Congress must prioritize Native women through legislation
The critical Violence Against Women Act is set to expire at the end of this month.
Gender diversity on the fire line
Gender diversity on the fire line
A photographer chronicles several of the firefighters combating and cleaning up after California’s Donnell Fire.
‘No crime scene’: The search for Olivia Lone Bear
‘No crime scene’: The search for Olivia Lone Bear
Native families grapple with scant support to locate their missing loved ones.
The crisis of murdered and missing Indigenous women
The crisis of murdered and missing Indigenous women
The response to a disproportionate problem is falling short.
The Forest Service faces a century-old call for equality
The Forest Service faces a century-old call for equality
As early as 1924, women were asking the agency for equal treatment.
How a community-based program aids sexual assault victims
How a community-based program aids sexual assault victims
A new approach to empowering survivors in remote parts of Indian Country.
Why I’m teaching my daughters how to hunt
Why I’m teaching my daughters how to hunt
A father passes a three-generation family tradition down to his children.
By the numbers: harassment in the Interior Department
By the numbers: harassment in the Interior Department
Findings from the department’s survey.
Firefighters, it’s time we led the way on ending harassment
Firefighters, it’s time we led the way on ending harassment
Allegations that the Forest Service enabled a culture of harassment were no surprise.
It’s too soon for #MeToo apathy
It’s too soon for #MeToo apathy
The hard work on reforming federal agencies rife with harassment is just beginning.
Report harassment within tribal affairs agencies
Report harassment within tribal affairs agencies
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