In this interview, Miss Universe 1997 Brook Lee talks with me about how straight people can be allies for LGBT rights. She also explains how her diverse heritage led her to become a strong supporter of the LGBT community.
But athletes like Sam, Griner, Collins and Gordon are changing this. By boldly coming out in such public ways, they have become -- for many people -- the faces of the LGBT moment, and they are challenging assumptions about what the LGBT community looks like.
"You're already black and a woman... what more do you want against you?" That was the first thing my mother said over a decade ago when I told her...
Abortion opponents can make it impossible, unthinkable, illegal; they cannot make it a thing of the past. Because women desperate to end unwanted pregnancies will always, always, always find ways to do so. Some of them, as is already happening, will die trying
This week I talked with Melissa Etheridge, Grammy- and Oscar-winning recording artist, about making her symphony orchestra debut performing two concerts with the Boston Pops at Symphony Hall on June 12 and 13.
There's a lot at stake when it comes to fairly funding public education, but it seems only the teachers, students and parents are sacrificing -- I've never heard of a stadium being closed because the team didn't make the points or a politician's salary being drastically cut to make ends meet.
The general population should tune in at this critical juncture in the policy debate, as we so enthusiastically do for Laverne Cox on Netflix. The time is now for New York to step up and finally help transgender citizens.
For transgender and gender non-conforming people like myself, the question of what to wear to work becomes an exhausting question of identity and of survival. For us, the question changes from "how do I present my best self at work?" to "can I present my best self at work?"
American society has progressed in many ways since 1964, and much of that progress stems directly from the Civil Rights Act. But we've lost something profound as well, particularly in the way our government functions.
My daughter Grace passed away in September 2010. There wasn't an obituary. There wasn't a funeral. There wasn't a casket or even a body to put in it. No one sent me sympathy cards. No one brought me casseroles. This wasn't because no one cared yet. It was because my child was still alive.
This week I talked with Jared Earley, Interim Managing Director of the Provincetown International Film Festival, which is celebrating its 16th anniver...
Along came Anita Bryant with her Save Our Children crusade and enough was enough. This kid, steeped in Bible-believing, conservative fundamentalism, sat down and wrote a letter to the newspaper denouncing Bryant's intolerance. To say the least, it was noticed.
Not every speaker tells a crowd of young leaders that their job is to get into trouble. But that's part of the message iconic civil rights warrior and now Congressman John Lewis (D-GA) conveyed to students this week.
Today, we honor the legacy of Yuri Kochiyama, a Japanese-American activist who dedicated her life to the pursuit of social justice, not only for the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community, but also all communities of color.
Your zip code should not determine whether or not your family will have the means to survive after the death of a spouse -- and it shouldn't prevent your family from getting the benefits you have earned. There is no excuse for the federal government to continue withholding any federal benefits from legally married same-sex couples.
While in Ukraine, Vice President Biden should make clear that the United States has no wiggle room when it comes to this sort of bigotry and that such discrimination undermines democracy and progress.