When blackness is conditioned into the psyche of a society as inherently bad, there is no such thing as children -- only blackness and the "badness" that comes with it. It is this ideology that leads adult white men -- police officers -- to use the kind of force we've seen in the McKinney footage against black children.
For the last 13 years, I have been photographing LGBT high school and college athletes who have "come out" to their teammates despite the high prevalence of LGBT-bias found in sports.
As our nine Supreme Court justices wrestle with a decision in the consolidated same-sex marriage case, Obergefell v. Hodges, one of the central arguments they will weigh is the role of marriage in raising children.
The American Civil Rights Movement unfolded over many decades and upon multiple planes. Most commonly, however, the planes of struggle considered are public schools, lunch counters, and buses. Yet, one of the most significant planes upon which this critical history unfolded were places of recreation: beaches and swimming pools.
As I read about people criticizing social media for calling Caitlyn Jenner a hero, I think of my friend and all she went through. A hero is someone who puts other lives before their own. A hero can come in many forms.
No, our marriage doesn't help the fact that women still lack access to abortion in Ireland. Nor does our marriage resolve the wage gap, abate misogyny, or prevent awful legislation that strips women of bodily autonomy. As feminists, both, we're painfully cognizant of these issues.
For those birthing presidential campaigns and those conceiving runs for legislative power and those lusting for criminal court judgeships, The Cider House Rules and Griswold v. Connecticut should be required reading.
This bill is not about limiting free speech -- it is about empowering patients to make informed decisions about their health based on credible information.
TIME magazine just published its "25 Moments That Changed America" list, focusing on the 20th Century. I agree with most of the selections and am impressed with the essays that explain the choices.
Continually Jesus drew our attention not to loving people "in general" but to specifically caring for those we would tend to discount or condemn. Black lives matter is exactly the kind of thing Jesus would say.
When people say a Supreme Court ruling for marriage equality would be the end of America, or the worst thing since slavery, or the ultimate calamity, what do they really mean? That their spouses will leave them? Their houses will collapse? Nuclear warheads will be launched?
June marks the beginning of LGBT Pride celebrations throughout the country and this week I talked with Levi Chambers Editor in Chief of Pride.com.
Pat Robertson? Rick Santorum? The "God Hates Fags" Westboro Baptist Church? Nope. It's our own complacency. We haven't won yet, not even on marriage, let alone on equal employment, housing and access to public accommodations. Yet most of our leaders and well-meaning allies have proclaimed our "inevitable" victory.
Sadly, we live in a world where the concept of true love has traditionally been defined as that between a man and a woman. Social norms state that people in same-sex relationships simply don't deserve to be celebrated in the same fashion as their heterosexual counterparts.
Recently we have witnessed the unfortunate sequence of legitimate protest actions being hijacked by those who use the crowd effect of many marchers as a cover for their criminal activities of looting and burning. This same juxtaposition occurred 50 years ago this summer in Chicago and there are some lessons to be learned.
After the tremendous backlash that the Indiana economy and business community experienced as a result of the passage of the "religious freedom" legislation, Oeftering says business leaders in Texas were even more inclined to sign the pledge.