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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.

Xi's Political Allies Emerge

AsiaToday | Posted 11.01.2016 | World

By Hong Soon-do, Beijing correspondent, AsiaToday - As Chinese President Xi Jinping received a potent boost to his status in the sixth plenum of the 1...

No! Not That Word, Not Even for Trump

Karen Anzoategui | Posted 04.19.2016 | Latino Voices
Karen Anzoategui

This is a plea to my homies: a request for the DJ of your tongue to remix its beats. I ask because what you are doing is throwing off my rhythm with that phrase 'F*ck That P*to' or FTP! This is a hateful phrase that I don't want to repeat, so from now on I will just use the acronym FTP.

2016 Should Mark the End of the 'Ally'

Sumaia Masoom | Posted 01.25.2017 | Politics
Sumaia Masoom

Verbalizing support for a cause is a beautiful thing, but one of the biggest problems with calling ourselves "allies" is that too often, we use it as a means of ridding ourselves of any guilt we may be feeling for unintended complicity in the oppression of those we love.

These Underrepresented Students Are Tired Of School Curriculums That Make Them Invisible

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 11.20.2015 | Politics

High school senior Tina Vo can't recall a time in American history class that she got to learn anything about people who looked like her, aside from w...

Remembering Andre Gray

Sue Kerr | Posted 07.21.2016 | Queer Voices
Sue Kerr

When I read the hashtag #BlackLivesMatter, I do think of Mike Brown, Eric Garner and Tamir Rice. I also think of Penny Proud, London Chanel and Candra Keels. But I also think of Andre and the two other young queer people of color who been murdered in Pittsburgh in the past two years.

Why Trans Lives Matter to This Lesbian

Allison Hope | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Allison Hope

As of today, trans women of color are the most targeted victims of hate. They are murdered by men who pass them on the street, by intimate partners in bed and by lovers who traded in love and understanding for ignorance and violence.

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.

Teachers: Time to Ban Derogatory Language in Your Classroom

Dr. Carmen Cruz | Posted 01.06.2015 | Education
Dr. Carmen Cruz

October was National Bullying Prevention Month, an annual campaign started in 2006 to illuminate the problem in schools and enhance prevention efforts. However, we still have a ways to go in zero tolerance in schools for bullying.

How You Can Be A Better Ally To Transgender Teens Like Me

Casey Hoke | Posted 12.17.2014 | Teen
Casey Hoke

I would be presenting differently, asking for a shift in my own pronouns and silently requesting to be respected and recognized as male. And sure, everyone responded with an initial "okay," but who was really on my side?

A Kiss of Solidarity

Bert Montgomery | Posted 04.20.2014 | Religion
Bert Montgomery

When I recently asked a friend not to publicly post a picture of a Christian brother and me goofing off in which he puckered up and I leaned in and kissed him on his cheek, I had no idea how hurtful my request would be.

The Rise of the Allies

Marina Gomberg | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Marina Gomberg

Gone are the days when American men and women could not serve their country openly as lesbians and gays. And gone are the days when the majority of Americans did not support fairness and equality for LGBT people.

How To Be a Trans* Ally

Amelia Shroyer | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Amelia Shroyer

You can be a trans ally in a lot of different ways; there is no one, fool-proof guide. I spent some time researching and putting my own experiences as an ally down into a list of 'bare minimum' criteria.

Attract Smarter Support Sooner

Kare Anderson | Posted 02.17.2014 | Good News
Kare Anderson

Multiply the power of your positive words by sharing your praise with the people who most matter to that person.

8 Steps to Being a Good Ally

Yirssi Bergman | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Yirssi Bergman

June is long gone, but pride is something to have year round. The fight for equality doesn't end, and as allies, we have to keep in mind how to best do our part. Allies are essential to any human rights movement, as they help bring more voices and momentum to the issue at hand.

Finding Common Ground Between Sexuality and Spirituality

Antonia Blumberg | Posted 04.20.2013 | Religion
Antonia Blumberg

If religious, spiritual, activist and LGBT organizations, alike, are invested in nurturing a sustainable and fulfilling future, they have only to gain from providing the fodder for common ground.

Bailed-Out Companies Pressured Pay Czar To Keep Exec Pay High: Report

Reuters | Posted 03.25.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON, Jan 24 (Reuters) - Pressure from financial institutions and Treasury officials undermined an effort to limit executive pay at seven comp...

War Is Over. What Next?

Chris Weigant | Posted 02.19.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

To mark the milestone of the last American troops to leave Iraq, I'd like to take a wider view and look at the entire region, post-Saddam and post-Arab Spring.

For The Love Of God: LGBTQ Allies In Faith

Nancy Cronk | Posted 12.24.2011 | Religion
Nancy Cronk

Being a compassionate human being is not the same as endorsing, condoning, or encouraging one sexual orientation over another. It is about compassion and justice.

The Ally Dilemma on National Coming Out Day

Bruce Reyes-Chow | Posted 12.11.2011 | Politics
Bruce Reyes-Chow

Coming out as ally does not bear the same weight as coming out as LGBTQ, so we must take care that we do not treat them as equal actions.

Obama Backs Foreclosure Probe By States, But Is Against Moratorium, Gibbs Says

Bloomberg | Roger Runningen and Julianna Goldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Barack Obama is throwing his support behind state attorneys general looking into filings of allegedly faulty home foreclosures while rejecti...

Senate Foreclosure Hearing Set For November

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Senate Banking Committee will hold hearings after next month's elections to look into allegations that the nation's largest lenders have improperl...

Nervous Insurer Halts New Policies Over Banks' Bad Foreclosure Docs

USA Today | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Old Republic National Title Insurance, among the nation's largest title insurance companies, will no longer write new policies for homes foreclosed up...

Arthur Delaney

Franken: Foreclosure Paperwork Scandal Shows Need To Strengthen HAMP | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The revelation that massive numbers of foreclosures may be tainted by bogus paperwork from mortgage servicers is further evidence that the Obama admin...

Foreclosures Halted After Testimony That Lender Broke Rules In Document Filings

Washington Post | Ariana Eunjung Cha | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Some of the nation's largest mortgage companies used a single document processor who said he signed off on foreclosures without having read the paperw...