LGBT members of the African American community have long been citizens of this nation in name only. Despite the assurances of the words enshrined in our 14th amendment, and the 1964 civil rights act, LGBT African Americans have been without a voice for centuries.
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.
Given the critical role sports can play in the lives of youth -- increasing healthfulness, graduation rates and employment success later in life -- we must ensure that everyone can take part, regardless of sex, gender identity or sexual orientation.
One might assume that to be religious is to be anti-choice -- and conversely, that one cannot be both a person of faith and a supporter of abortion care. But in reality, people of faith have long supported a woman's right to make the complex decision about whether to have a child.
Their forward-looking leaders recognized that, in fact, the biggest risk you can take is not taking risks.
When Pete Seeger died at the age of 94 last week, he left three extraordinary legacies: all of them world-class. One was of music -- building audiences for folk music and making his own remarkable contributions to it.
Of course, the international community -- companies included -- should be fighting for equal rights for all. But before urging companies to turn their attention outwards and lobby host governments, we should seek evidence that they are addressing the risks to human rights in their own operations.
As we weep over the tragic loss of one of the most brilliant actors of our time, the questions of why and how are surfacing.
Unlike in the U.S. where the war on women's right to choose is being played out insidiously at the state level, Spain's Popular Party went for a full-frontal assault on this right because they can.
I talked with Ted Allen, television personality and host of the Food Network's Chopped, about Dining Out for Life, the HIV/AIDS fundraiser that takes place in 60 cities across North America on Thursday, April 24.
In Louisiana, a new law has the potential to shut down every abortion provider in the state. Does that law ban abortions? No, not specifically. But it's an example of something that has become much more prevalent in recent years, namely TRAP laws.
By no stretch of the imagination was Solomon anything like the iconic Sidney Poitier in the 1967 film To Sir, With Love, gliding in and charming his students into a new way of life. "I was sometimes brave, sometimes a coward, sometimes right and sometimes completely off base," he says.
A valiant champion, a female warrior, and a fearless leader -- the woman in reference: Wendy Davis, and even after much controversy, she is still the most popular woman in Texas.
Today, we honor the legacy of Fred Korematsu so we will never forget the injustices inflicted upon innocent citizens who were incarcerated, treated like second-class citizens, and denied due process and equal protection guaranteed to them by the Constitution.
He saw us all as special -- as precious -- as part of a vital project of justice and peace and of joyous, life-sustaining music.
I'm thrilled by how far we've come, but there has been a key question nagging me: What is the level of support for the freedom to marry in states where same-sex marriage isn't legal?