Ethnicity and Gender


Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren got some airtime on  CNN Thursday afternoon, talking about the 'thank you' letter that she has placed at the gravesite of Susan B. Anthony at Mount Hope Cemetery.

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(WXXI) The combative relationship between police and the minority community has never been more prevalent than today, but black Americans know it’s been around for longer than history books record. That’s why they prepare their children as best as they can.


(WXXI) Thousands of people visit the Susan B Anthony House and Museum in Rochester each year. They come from all across the U.S. and around the world. 

Alex Crichton, WXXI

(WXXI) The events in Baton Rouge, suburban St. Paul and Dallas, Texas reflect a widening racial gap. That's according to the president of United Christian Leadership Ministry, the Rev. Lewis Stewart. He says we stand at a crossroads in community-police relations, and race relations in America.

Tom Magnarelli, WRVO

The Harriet Tubman Home in Auburn is anticipating more tourists will visit after the announcement that Tubman will be featured on the $20 bill. This adds excitement about the home being turned into a national park.

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Gay bars are hard to come by in the Southern Tier. There are none in Oneonta or Cooperstown or Ithaca. And the main one in Binghamton – Merlin’s – just closed in October. There's only one left, Squiggy's.

In general, gay bars closing is a trend nationwide, but is it a problem? Some people say, society is more supportive of same-sex couples. Or that business at gay bars is down. But, some LGBTQ people say they still deal with gay bashing and still need a space to hang out with other people who are gay. In downtown Binghamton, one group of drag kings has become much more transient.

Mimosas, Prosciutto and Drag

A few dozen people sip mimosas and bite into slices of prosciutto on an unusually sunny Saturday morning at the restaurant Citrea along the Chenango riverfront.

And one by one, six drag kings take turns dancing between the two rows of tables, lip-synching flirtatiously with diners.

It’s their first time performing at Citrea. Typically, the group caravans through the Triple Cities and up to Syracuse, making stops at a handful of bars – both gay and mainstream - a few nights a month.

Women's History Month On WSKG/WSQX

Mar 3, 2016

Marking Women's History Month, a series of radio and video (see below) documentaries airing online and on WSQX Radio throughout March and into April explore the lives of women and girls. Produced by the same people who bring you programs like All Things Considered, The World and The Takeaway, these documentaries air Saturdays at noon on WSQX as part of our PortFolio series.




April 16, The Takeaway - Under Her Skin: Living With Breast Cancer

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(WXXI) Aside from being a prolific writer, famed orator, outspoken abolitionist and civil rights leader, Frederick Douglass was the most photographed man in the 19th century.

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(WXXI) Governor Andrew Cuomo has issued executive orders to stop therapists from providing so-called "gay conversion therapy" for New York minors. Gay rights groups are applauding the move, but others say barring the treatment limits options and undermines individuals’ religious liberty. 

Women In Tech: Gaming Still A Mostly Male Industry

Feb 9, 2016

(WXXI) More women are adding terms like “coder” and “game developer” to their resumés, but the industry still has a long way to go to reach gender parity.