Gwen Aviles

  • NBC News Nov 6, 2019

    What Keanu Reeves Dating ‘Age-Appropriate' Alexandra Grant Reveals About Sexism and Ageism in Hollywood

    Actor Keanu Reeves was trending on social media and rumors began to take hold after he was photographed holding hands with artist and philanthropist Alexandra Grant at the LAMCA Art + Film Gala on Saturday. Reeves, 55, and Grant, 46, have previously worked together as business partners, collaborating on the adult picture book “Ode to Happiness” (2011) and the photography...

  • NBC News Jul 25, 2019

    Report: Latina, Black Adolescents May Be More Vulnerable to Reproductive Coercion

    Approximately one-in-eight sexually active high school girls have experienced reproductive coercion, a form of relationship abuse that increases the risk for unintended pregnancy and can include contraception sabotage, condom manipulation and pressure for the partner to become pregnant when they don’t want to be, according to a recent study published in the journal “Obstetrics & Gynecology,” NBC News reported. “Reproductive...

  • NBC News Jul 24, 2019

    Tinder Introduces Safety Feature to Protect LGBTQ Travelers

    Tinder unveiled a new personal security feature Wednesday aimed at protecting LGBTQ users when they visit countries where same-sex relationships are outlawed or criminalized, NBC News reported. Upon opening the popular dating app in one of these nearly 70 countries, users will receive a “Traveler Alert” that notifies them that they appear to “be in a place where the LGBTQ...

  • New York City Jun 7, 2019

    The ‘Struggle's Not Over,' Says NYC's Stonewall Inn Co-Owner

    When Stacy Lentz, “fresh off the boat from a cornfield in Kansas,” walked into her first lesbian bar in 1994, she had no idea “that LGBTQ people actually kind of existed in my world,” let alone that she would later co-own New York City’s Stonewall Inn. The historic bar was the site of the 1969 Stonewall uprising, where LGBTQ residents...

  • Facebook May 29, 2019

    Dad Shows Transgender Son How to Shave in Viral Gillette Ad

    Shaving for the first time is a special occasion for many, but for Samson Bonkeabantu Brown, the experience was particularly significant — and public. The Toronto-based transgender artist had what appears to be his very first shaving experience recorded and posted to the Facebook page of Gillette. It’s the razor and shaving cream maker’s first ad featuring a transgender man....

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