In his State of the Union address, President Obama announced two important civil rights initiatives for workers struggling in this economy. These are strong moves that show that Obama is willing to use his constitutional powers to take action on civil rights.
Let's be real. We have a ways to go as a community before things like a national holiday can be requested -- and subsequently fulfilled. It isn't because we are a young community -- not at all. Rather, we as Muslim Americans are simply not involved enough.
While the upcoming Olympics have put a spotlight on the increasingly draconian persecution of LGBT people in Russia, it is not breaking news that millions of LGBT people live in literal fear of their lives in many parts of the world.
Drawn in by her adorableness and very nice legs, I found my eyes glued to the screen. "Who is this chick?" I thought, half genuinely curious, half just thinking she was attractive. Then I heard, "Kiss lots of boys, or kiss lots of girls if that's what you're into," and it was as if a thunderbolt had struck!
The word 'Meretz' means energy in Hebrew, and Aloni's unique energy mobilized change in Israel on all human dimensions since its founding more than half a century ago.
Today, everyone will be writing their obits and playing "Turn Turn Turn," "Where Have All the Flowers Gone" and "If I Had a Hammer" in memory of the great and now late Pete Seeger.
"I believe everyone was put here for a reason; everyone has a purpose." -- Rita Haynes As links to speeches and sermons of Dr. King filled my Twitt...
Anatoly escaped Chelyabinsk, a major Russian city near the Ural Mountains in July; a month after the controversial gay propaganda bill was passed by the state Duma and signed into a law by Putin.
While the steps made towards addressing sexual assault are applaudable, truly ensuring "safe, secure environments for students of higher education," will require a response not only to sexual assault, but to the entire spectrum of sexual violence taking place on college campuses today.
There is no question that this administration has an unparalleled record of accomplishments for LGBT Americans. When President Obama finally signs this executive order, it will unquestionably be remembered as one of his signature civil rights accomplishments.
Who are you to call me a victim? Ever hear of the Denver Principles? In the early 1980s, a group defining themselves as the People With AIDS Caucus rejected the word "victim," and HIV-positive people still do. I am not a victim, nor is my virus a burden to me any more than it is to you.
But it sure does feel different when you ask me how I feel about 13 committee members making a decision for my life who have never even met me. It feels a little bit like a jury vote on a murder trial, and I didn't even commit a crime.
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Erick Martínez remembers exactly where he was when Erick Martínez was killed.
What the GOP doesn't seem to have grasped is that just saying sensitive things (or refraining from saying stupidly insensitive things) isn't enough to win voters. It's the policies, not just the way you talk about them.
I want my children to live in a progressive America. When I was my sons' age, my hope for a progressive nation was dashed when the Reagan "revolution" set in. I want them to have the future of which I dreamed, and I can sense that we are on the verge of a new progressive era.