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3 Ways Allies Can Help Muslim Women Right Now

Amani Al-Khatahtbeh | Posted 01.23.2017 | Religion
Amani Al-Khatahtbeh

Okay, I get it. Things are grim for a lot of people right now — for some of us, we’re still reeling in a state of disbelief at the state of our co...

Change is a Process

Ellie Newman | Posted 12.16.2016 | Women
Ellie Newman

Change is a process. It takes time. It takes focus and effort. Especially when we are talking about changing an established behavior. On the rare bles...

Allies And Chill: 5 Ways You Can Be Helpful In 2017

Basil Soper | Posted 12.03.2016 | Queer Voices
Basil Soper

I ask you today to get uncomfortable, learn, listen and absorb these ways that will allow you to show up and be an ally to the trans community in particular.

Now More Than Ever We Need Allies To Support The Immigrant Community

Juan Escalante | Posted 11.15.2016 | Latino Voices
Juan Escalante

Tuesday’s election results have sent shockwaves across the immigrant community in the United States, as one of the most anti-immigrant and xenophobi...

Can A Safety Pin Really Pop Our Collective Angst?

Kristen Lee | Posted 11.11.2016 | Impact
Kristen Lee

In the aftermath of the election, wounds have been ripped open, hatred unleashed, protests are in full force. Safety, arguably a myth to begin with i...

12 Pieces Of Safety Pin Jewelry To Wear For A Beautiful Cause

The Huffington Post | Jamie Feldman | Posted 11.18.2016 | Style

The unsettling rhetoric from Donald Trump’s campaign, as well as the countless acts of hate that have been reported in the days since his election, ...

The Incredible Reason You Might Start Seeing Safety Pins Everywhere

The Huffington Post | Landess Kearns | Posted 11.11.2016 | Black Voices

In the wake of Donald Trump’s election, many groups in the U.S., including African Americans, Muslims and women, are feeling scared and uneasy. Trum...

Change is a Process

Ellie Newman | Posted 11.07.2016 | Women
Ellie Newman

Change is a process. It takes time. It takes focus and effort. Especially when we are talking about changing an established behavior. On the rare bles...

Surviving The Waves Of History: Bathroom Bills Can Be Deadly

Loree Cook-Daniels | Posted 08.19.2016 | Queer Voices
Loree Cook-Daniels

Transgender and non-binary folks are currently facing a level of public bullying and hazing that is unprecedented. Now the news is filled with people's uninformed and incredibly painful opinions about who we are.

When Friends Spy on Friends: The Case of Israeli Spy Jonathan Pollard

ADST | Posted 08.10.2016 | Politics

Former Navy intelligence analyst Jonathan Jay Pollard delivered over 800 highly classified documents to the Israeli government over a 17-month period....

'OITNB' Star Laura Gómez Advocates For LGBT Rights In Latin America

The Huffington Post | Tanisha Ramirez | Posted 06.30.2016 | Latino Voices

Dominican actress Laura Gómez says Latin America still has a ways to go when it comes to embracing and empowering the LGBT community. The "Orange Is...

From Work Friends to Co-founders - Why Your Work Alliances Matter

Naomi Hirabayashi | Posted 06.23.2016 | Impact
Naomi Hirabayashi

Remember when the concept of a bestie first emerged so beautifully in elementary school? You discovered your fun soul-mate in the energy of summer act...

What Are The Greatest Assets to a Social Justice Movement? The Allies Which Support Them

Robert D. Ashford | Posted 05.11.2016 | Impact
Robert D. Ashford

This past Mother's day, I had a conversation that has been had multiple times over the last 3 years. "Why don't we do a better job of recruiting, reta...

A Challenge to White Allies in the New Year: Resolve to Do Your Part to Dismantle White Supremacy

Monica Raye Simpson | Posted 01.06.2017 | Black Voices
Monica Raye Simpson

For Black lives to matter, for our children to thrive, and to push back on the discrimination that permeates our society at every level, we need white people - those who choose to resist the system of white supremacy - to see themselves as allies and then to make that word mean something.

Feeling Stuck? Ask Yourself am I Liked or Respected?

Dr. Bernice Ledbetter | Posted 12.09.2016 | Women
Dr. Bernice Ledbetter

Machiavelli said it is better to be feared rather than loved, maybe he was right. Growing up I was taught to be friendly; my mother instilled in me th...

What Can White People do to Help?

Jo Ivester | Posted 11.05.2016 | Black Voices
Jo Ivester

You may hear that we live have moved beyond this issue as demonstrated by our having elected a bi-racial president. You might be told, "Get over it and stop talking about it." Unfortunately, we are not there yet. It is still difficult to grow up as a person of color in America and we have much work left to do.

I Am Not Sandra Bland

Pegah Maleki | Posted 08.12.2016 | Women
Pegah Maleki

I may never be a victim of pointed racial violence like Sandra Bland, but if we as a country had risen to the occasion and recognized when other black women, men, and children were being murdered, perhaps she wouldn't have been either.

Learning Chinese

Tricia McCallum | Posted 07.28.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Tricia McCallum

Growing up in a small northern town shaped me in ways untold. As a little girl my family lived in an apartment above a hardware store on our small t...

The White Anti-Racism Tone Police: White Supremacy vs. White Privilege

Jesse Benn | Posted 07.23.2016 | Politics
Jesse Benn

White supremacy refers to a racial hierarchy in which whiteness sits atop of. The United States was founded on a system--legally, culturally, economically, and politically--of white male upper class supremacy. All of these remain today.

Atticus And Me

Rev. Emily C. Heath | Posted 07.12.2016 | Religion
Rev. Emily C. Heath

When I heard about Go Set a Watchman, a sort of sequel to To Kill a Mockingbird, being released I was ecstatic. But this weekend, when the first chapter was released, my heart ached a bit. Because, as it turns out, Atticus Finch might not be such a hero after all.

7 Ways To Be A White Ally For Charleston And The Black Community

The Huffington Post | Aaron Barksdale | Posted 06.19.2015 | Black Voices

The massacre in Charleston, South Carolina, that left nine black people dead on Wednesday night, has initiated conversation about race both within the...

Allies Are Not Like Facebook Friends: US Should Drop Useless And Dangerous Alliances

Doug Bandow | Posted 06.25.2015 | Home
Doug Bandow

If America ends up at war, it almost certainly will be on behalf of one ally or another. Washington collects allies like most people collect Facebook "friends." The vast majority of U.S. allies are security liabilities, tripwires for conflict and war. Alliances should be based on interest, not charity.

Postmodern Politics?

Francis Levy | Posted 05.31.2015 | Politics
Francis Levy

There's strength in numbers and its always easier when a coalition can close ranks against a common enemy the way the allies did against the axis powers during the Second World War. But there's also something undeniably intriguing about the prospect of sharing objectives with unlikely partners.

Trying to Be a Better Ally

Barbara Holm | Posted 04.19.2015 | Women
Barbara Holm

Much of my stand-up is about feminist issues, and because of that, I've been called "man-hating," but I believe when a man talks about feminist issues, people listen more, as disheartening as that is.

Is the Gay Community Scaring Away Our Straight Allies?

Mason Hsieh | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Mason Hsieh

When one of my new straight-male friends asked if he could sit in on a QSA meeting, I immediately said yes and took him to a panel on LGBT dating, hoping to show him how cool the queer community is. The discussion was mostly civil, until my fledgling ally worked up the courage to ask one simple question.