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Alanna Vagianos


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Recent articles by Alanna:

Jeffrey Epstein Once Said Criminalizing Sex With Underage Girls Was A 'Cultural Aberration'

A New York Times reporter reflected on a conversation he had with the multimillionaire financier last year. → Read More

New Jersey Mayor Says LGBTQ Movement Is 'An Affront To Almighty God'

Alfonso Cirulli, mayor of Barnegat, New Jersey, is fighting a law that is trying to bring LGBTQ history to school curriculums. → Read More

Emily Ratajkowski Says Growing Armpit Hair Makes Her 'Feel Sexy'

“Give women the opportunity to be whatever they want and as multifaceted as they can be. Preconceptions be damned." → Read More

New Time Cover Shows 'Frightening Portrait' Of Gun Violence In America

This week's cover story comes on the heels of back-to-back mass shootings in Dayton, Ohio, and El Paso, Texas. → Read More

Gwendoline Christie Submitted Herself For An Emmy As A 'Testament' To 'GoT' Character

The "Game of Thrones" actor likes to take charge of her own destiny, just like her character, Brienne of Tarth. → Read More

Kamala Harris Proposes Plan To Invest $60 Billion In Historically Black Colleges

The Democratic presidential hopeful also introduced a plan to help fund black business owners. → Read More

Niecy Nash Apologizes To Her Body In Honest Bathing Suit Instagram Post

“I allowed my stretch marks to whisper: ‘You are a grown ass women who has ... STRETCHED in ways you never thought you could,'" the "Claws" actress wrote. → Read More

The 20 Funniest Tweets From Women This Week (July 20-27)

"Have officially reached the age where my idea of wildly indulgent luxury is having a pair of reading glasses in every room of my house." → Read More

Denali Berries Stuckey, Transgender Woman Of Color, Found Shot To Death In South Carolina

Stuckey, whose death is being investigated as a homicide, is estimated to be the 12th known transgender woman of color to be killed this year. → Read More

10 Years Later, She Confronted The Cop Who Said Her Rape Was 'Consensual'

In "Second Assault," a short film exclusively premiered by HuffPost, Jillian Corsie and Amy Rosner confront the system that failed Corsie, years after her assault. → Read More

Cardi B Slams Jermaine Dupri For Dismissing Current Female Rappers As 'Strippers Rapping'

Dupri said he thinks all of the current female rappers are "rapping about the same thing" and Cardi was having none of it. → Read More

Mindy Kaling Flaunts Beach Body: 'You Don’t Have To Be A Size 0' To Wear A Bikini

The actress rocked her two-piece swimsuit with an empowering message. → Read More

Pelosi Applauds U.S. Women's Soccer Team For 'Patriotism,' Invites Players To Capitol

President Donald Trump is still unsure whether he will invite the Women's World Cup champions to the White House. → Read More

Joe Biden Thinks It Would Be 'Great' To Have A Female Vice President

The 2020 hopeful also said it would be "great" to have a female president if he doesn't win the Democratic nomination. → Read More

Tess Holliday Comes Out As Pansexual

The body-positive activist opened up about her relationship to her own queerness in the July issue of Nylon magazine. → Read More

'Straight Pride Parade' Organizers Receive Letters Filled With Glitter And Bible Verses

All three letters were reportedly signed "Happy Pride" in rainbow colors. → Read More

Civil Rights Groups Call Out 'Archaic' N.Y. Loitering Law For Targeting Trans People

In a letter shared exclusively with HuffPost, 34 organizations demand the state legislature support repealing the "walking while trans" ban. → Read More

Kirsten Gillibrand Compares Anti-Abortion Views To Racism

“I think there’s some issues that have such moral clarity that we have, as a society, decided that the other side is not acceptable,” the presidential hopeful said Tuesday. → Read More

New York Lawmakers Introduce First Statewide Bill To Decriminalize Sex Work

“Sex work is work and should not be criminalized by the state,” state Sen. Julia Salazar said at a Monday press conference. → Read More

Sheryl Crow Believes Women Should Be 'In Charge Of Our Own Bodies'

The iconic singer said the recent abortion bans, including in her home state of Missouri, are simply "wrong." → Read More