The birth of a royal prince shared headlines with babies given away as game-show prizes in Pakistan. In both cases, ecstatic crowds clapped and cheered. For what, exactly? Life -- or luck?
Being bullied 10 or 20 or 50 years ago does not qualify you to dismiss those who are being bullied today. Why? Largely, it is because of the digital revolution.
"The Riley Cooper affair" provides a pivotal opportunity for the National Football League to take the lead on this issue by getting its own house in order.
I feel as if I've been denied the opportunity to mourn Mr. Gandolfini in an uncomplicated way. Instead, I have to think of the enduring, insidious bigotry that that actor may well have represented and that at least two memorials -- one spoken, the other written -- have made impossible to ignore.
It is inconceivable to me that we as a church are unwilling to connect the dots between the church's teaching on homosexuality and the way it's being implemented by members of the hierarchy and the harm it is causing to our LGBT youth.
YouTube superstar and all-around tech geek iJustine stopped by the Nerd HQ stage at San Diego Comic-Con 2013 to chat about designing her "Hardwired"...
What if engaging with new social technology meant you could have a better relationship with your teenager?
Many American bullies who victimize gay people do so confident, at one level or another, that they are furthering the cause of God -- just like the pastor up the street, or the pastor on the radio, or the pastor on TV, or the pastor at any of the "ministries" that trade in the hectoring of gay people.
In late June in Buenos Aires, the U.S.'s leading LGBT youth and education advocacy group, GLSEN, and UNESCO hosted a historic convening of groups from 20 countries to discuss cutting-edge research and activism that supports the lives of LGBT youth in K-12 schools globally.
Let me clarify -- it is not bullying if someone simply chooses not to hang out with you. There is no doubt that it feels awful, but it is part of the natural ebb and flow of social cliques.
Bullying is a widespread issue for attendees of Comic-Con, on multiple different fronts. Many of those who are drawn to Geek culture have been targeted and marginalized throughout their lives.
Whenever you attach a voice as powerful as Lady Gaga or One Direction to a cause, you immediately have the attention of their entire fan base, thereby generating momentum and having it shared with and by others, shifting behavior in a positive way.
Since I began my transition, I have tried to figure out why everyone's so angry at me. And the anger I've been trying to find, the rage I've been trying to identify, culminated on that Wednesday morning when I woke up inexplicably at 7 a.m.
I am writing this blog from a café in Jaffa, an amazing little area just south of Tel Aviv, where Jews and Arabs live together in harmony.
Picture the stage lined with Ken doll clones all fitted in black tuxedoes and strategically placed eagerly waiting to hear results. What you cannot see inside Mr. New Jersey's unique white blazer is a man's heart pounding with anxiety and the burning secret he's about to unleash.
I am reminded of my shameful past with the word "bully," and of my hope that the more my community widens its tent to include other, "different" types of Jews, the more we will come to ask ourselves: What's so wonderful about being the same as everyone else?