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Kira Brekke is an editor at HuffPost Video. She's an avid concertgoer and arguably Rachel Maddow's biggest fan. Follow her on Twitter: @KiraBrekke

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Julianne Moore: What Donald Trump Is Doing Is 'Incredibly Detrimental'

(0) Comments | Posted July 20, 2016 | 4:54 PM

Julianne Moore spoke out against the Republican National Convention and GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump on Wednesday in a conversation with The Huffington Post.

The actress,...

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Listen To One Gay Man's Harrowing Story About Conversion Therapy

(0) Comments | Posted July 20, 2016 | 2:33 PM

The Republican party’s platform advocates for conversion therapy, a treatment that’s meant to change an LGBT person’s gender or sexual orientation to fit heteronormative expectations and has...

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Outside The RNC, This Crisis Center Is Addressing One Of Our Nation's Biggest Problems

(0) Comments | Posted July 19, 2016 | 9:57 AM

When the Republican National Convention kicked off in Cleveland on Monday, The Huffington Post wanted to learn how the city is responding to some of our nation’s biggest challenges, including...

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What It Means To Identify As Non-Binary

(0) Comments | Posted July 7, 2016 | 12:05 PM

As the queer community demands room for more nuanced identities beyond the binaries of gay and straight, man and woman, we at The Huffington Post want to let those...

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As We Say Goodbye To Our Mentor And Friend, We Thank Him For Helping Us Live With Pride

(0) Comments | Posted June 29, 2016 | 1:20 PM

A month ago, one of the LGBT community's pioneers, William Meezan, passed away at the age of 69 from an infection that became too overwhelming for his body to fight. Bill, as we called him, was revered as a social worker dedicated to child welfare services and LGBT-related causes, dean...

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Sh*t Dads Are Sick Of Hearing

(0) Comments | Posted June 20, 2016 | 12:22 PM

It's time you stop asking dads, "Are you on babysitting duty?" when they're hanging with their kids. It undermines the role they have in their child's life, a group...

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Christine And The Queens: Powerful, Liberated And 'Obsessed'

(0) Comments | Posted June 18, 2016 | 3:57 PM


“I’m just drawn to hands,” she told me as she gazed down at the rings adorning her fingers. “Obsessed” even, she added. She loves how such a “weird tool” can be utilized, either seamlessly accompanying a conversation or acting as inelegant, awkward “claws.”


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5 Things College Students Need To Know About Drowsy Driving

(0) Comments | Posted June 18, 2016 | 2:19 PM

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How This Yoga Instructor Is Encouraging Body Positivity In Her Classes

(0) Comments | Posted June 17, 2016 | 9:19 PM

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Meditating With Your Kids Is Actually Possible

(0) Comments | Posted June 17, 2016 | 12:20 PM

Trying to get a young child to sit still long enough to engage in a practice of meditation and mindfulness may feel like an impossible task. But according to 

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This Father's Day, It's Okay To Ask Your Dad For A Gift (Really!)

(0) Comments | Posted June 16, 2016 | 11:49 AM

This Father's Day, dozens of families are broadcasting heart-warming conversations with their loved ones on Facebook Live for HuffPost's parent-child interview series Talk To Me.

In New York, families are shooting their #TalkToMe interviews...

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Even In The Face Of Hate, These Queer Couples Vow To Keep Kissing

(0) Comments | Posted June 15, 2016 | 1:12 PM

As members of the LGBTQ community, it's imperative that we stay out and proud because, no matter what, we will not be made invisible, even during times of fear...

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Restaurant Critic Adam Platt Discusses His Biggest Challenges As A Father

(0) Comments | Posted June 15, 2016 | 12:04 PM

When Adam Platt shares his thoughts, people...

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Patricia Arquette: Trump Is ‘Dangerous’ And ‘I’m Very Happy To Support’ Clinton

(0) Comments | Posted June 15, 2016 | 11:06 AM

At the United State of Women Summit on Tuesday, actress Patricia Arquette came out in support of Hillary Clinton for president. 

"It looks like she's going to...

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How One Photograph Prompted Colin Powell To Support Obama

(0) Comments | Posted June 14, 2016 | 10:28 PM

Former Republican Secretary of State Colin Powell was encouraged to support Barack Obama in the 2008 presidential election after witnessing Islamophobia within his own party -- and...

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WATCH: 360-View Of New York's Vigil To Honor Those Lost In Orlando

(0) Comments | Posted June 14, 2016 | 5:41 PM

Thousands of people gathered in front of New York's historic Stonewall Inn on Monday evening to honor the 49 people killed and 53 injured at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, over the weekend. It was a powerful vigil filled with tears, flowers, candles and chants.

In the video above, watch HuffPost RYOT's 360-view of the vigil to experience it from all...

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How This Nonprofit Is Breaking The Cycle Of Homelessness, Addiction And Incarceration

(0) Comments | Posted June 14, 2016 | 10:44 AM

The Doe Fund is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping people who have been subjected to homelessness, addiction and incarceration rebuild their lives. It offers programs, such...

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Sherri Shepherd Weighs In On The 'Live With Kelly And Michael' Drama

(0) Comments | Posted June 13, 2016 | 12:26 PM

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This Inspirational Photo Project Is Bringing Black Joy To The Forefront

(0) Comments | Posted June 13, 2016 | 12:22 PM

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Why This Congressman Has Meditation On His Political Agenda

(0) Comments | Posted June 13, 2016 | 12:19 PM

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