Ethnicity and Gender


(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.

Monica Sandreczki / WSKG News

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.

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

Veronica Volk / WXXI

(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.

Eleanor Klibanoff / Keystone Crossroads

Angel Viera has lived in Reading, on and off, since 1991. It's his home. And yet, he doesn't feel entirely welcome in the city.  "I've been stopped by the cops like, in the last year, four times," said Viera, who is Latino. His girlfriend is white. "They thought I was her drug dealer. They stopped us for three hours one time because they didn't believe that was my girlfriend."

Whitesboro Mayor Patrick O’Connor said the village will begin the process of changing its controversial village seal depicting its founder Hugh White in a wrestling match with an Oneida native.