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My Transgender Life: One TR1BE

Grace Anne Stevens | Posted 07.26.2016 | Queer Voices
Grace Anne Stevens

I believe in the American melting pot that holds all of us; all of our differences; where we learn to mix, to accept and to learn from each other, so that we can all live and grow to become the very best version of ourselves.

The Unlabeled Immigrant: A Lesson For World Peace

Sandra Shpilberg | Posted 07.26.2016 | Impact
Sandra Shpilberg

All humans deserve a chance at a peaceful life. Dropping the labels we use to separate us is our life's work as a human race. Let's get to it.

Exhibit Aims To Show The Beauty Of Sikh American Identity

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 07.26.2016 | Religion

Sikhs have been part of the American fabric for over a century, and yet they remain a misunderstood group. In the years since the attacks on September...

LGBT Bigotry And The Steep Fall Of Mike Pence

Nadine Smith | Posted 07.25.2016 | Queer Voices
Nadine Smith

His embrace of anti-LGBT legislation cost the state's economy millions and took him from a potential Presidential contender to a Governor no longer assured re-election.

Our Nation's Unfinished Business

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 07.22.2016 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Almost fifty years later historians and scholars look at the Kerner Commission Report as another reminder of how much is still unchanged and needs changing to make the promises of American democracy work for all. Division is not inevitable. When will we hear and heed and act?

Black Funeral Directors Say Mississippi County Sends Most Bodies To White Funeral Homes

The Huffington Post | Dana Liebelson | Posted 07.22.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― The African-American owners of six funeral homes in Harrison County, Mississippi, filed a lawsuit this week against the coroner and oth...

American Airlines Denies It Discriminated Against Muslim Passenger

The Huffington Post | Christopher Mathias | Posted 07.21.2016 | Business

American Airlines denies that it discriminated against a Muslim passenger who said one of the airline’s flight attendants told him “I will be watc...

Non-Disparagement Clauses Must Go!

Rita C. Tobin | Posted 07.25.2016 | Business
Rita C. Tobin

Yes, an employer should be protected against vengeful, false charges -- and already is protected, under state anti-defamation laws. Yet non-disparagement clauses extend their reach far beyond such provisions, preventing employees from voicing honest criticism regarding former employers, supervisors, Boards of Directors -- even, in some cases, a former employer's outside attorneys.

Airbnb Hires Eric Holder To Help Combat Discrimination On Platform

Reuters | Adam Goldberg | Posted 07.21.2016 | Technology

By Angela Moon NEW YORK, July 20 (Reuters) - Airbnb said on Wednesday it hired former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to help craft its anti-discrim...

Sex Discrimination Wal-Mart: The "Bitches" Story That Won't Go Away

Al Norman | Posted 07.20.2016 | Business
Al Norman

In a relatively quiet court filing on July 15th, 5 women who sued Wal-Mart 15 years ago for sex discrimination in employment, “reached a confidenti...

This Is One Of The Final Frontiers Of Discrimination

Kari Henley | Posted 07.18.2016 | Fifty
Kari Henley

The next time you catch yourself using some sort of ageist adjective on yourself or others, try to catch yourself. Ask yourself where that came from, and what purpose it serves. Ageism is the final frontier of discrimination and limiting paradigms.

Equity is Not Somebody Else's Problem

Adrianna Quintero | Posted 07.14.2016 | Latino Voices
Adrianna Quintero

The violent events of the past week (and frankly the past months) have left our country reeling. This suffering and senseless violence against the bac...

Equality: Believing In It Doesn't Make It So

Lisa Ancona-Roach | Posted 07.11.2016 | Parents
Lisa Ancona-Roach

We can believe that all people are "created equal," but that doesn't mean that all are treated equally in our society. My son knows that there is racism in the world, but we need to discuss how we are a long way off from being the "post racial" society that some claim we are.

The "Fix" Is In: Tweaking House Bill 2 (And Workers, Too)

Harold Lloyd | Posted 07.06.2016 | Politics
Harold Lloyd

The North Carolina legislature recently passed legislation partially restoring state-law employment discrimination claims eliminated by House Bill 2. ...

Why Legal Equality For LGBT People Isn't Enough

Wayne Dhesi | Posted 07.05.2016 | Queer Voices
Wayne Dhesi

It's important that we recognise the great strides we've made in the UK when it comes to how LGBT people are treated, but the fight for true equality is yet to be won.

A Failure of Ethics, Empathy and Equality

Noam Schimmel | Posted 07.05.2016 | World
Noam Schimmel

Although denial of the facts of the Holocaust almost never appears in mainstream intellectual leftist discourse a new form of denial does and it is most pernicious. This form of denial does not challenge the historical truth of the Holocaust.

Jordan Kind Of, Sort Of Spoke Out On Bigotry In North Carolina, But Is That Enough?

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 07.05.2016 | Black Voices
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Should Jordan get props for coming in from the cold in the fight against discrimination? He should, but it's not likely to change the minds of many who roundly denounce him for his alleged see no evil, hear no evil stance on discrimination.

Why Does The Hate Continue Even After Orlando?

Haley Moss | Posted 06.30.2016 | Impact
Haley Moss

Even in the wakes of diversity movements, and blatant discrimination against our country's most vulnerable minority groups that ends in tragedy like what happened in Orlando, there is still hate. There will always be hate.

Transgender Americans Can Now Fight And Die For A Country That Doesn't Protect Them At Home

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 07.05.2016 | Politics

Transgender people are now allowed to serve in the military, according to a new policy announced by Defense Secretary Ash Carter on Thursday. That mea...

The "Orlando Syndrome": Re-Traumatizing a Community of Survivors

Gary Cohan | Posted 06.21.2016 | Queer Voices
Gary Cohan

I'm a Los Angeles-based medical doctor who, for the past 25 years, has specialized in treating the LGBT community. I've witnessed the ravages of AIDS, the physical and psychological trauma of violent hate crimes, depression and suicide in a community specifically targeted for discrimination because of who they love.

A Gap In Justice

James Young | Posted 06.17.2016 | Queer Voices
James Young

Academic and healthcare institutions must do better at expanding educational curricula and resources to account for LGBTQ people.

Denying Anti-Asian American Bias: The Five Stages

Frank H. Wu | Posted 06.17.2016 | Education
Frank H. Wu

For me, racism directed toward Asian Americans can be less troubling than the response when Asian Americans dare to say something about it. I mean bot...

I'm Tired Of Being A Target

Bethany Grace Howe | Posted 06.16.2016 | Queer Voices
Bethany Grace Howe

In this sense, I am a target, though I'd be lying if I said I usually thought of it that way. I came to accept long ago that I will always be the subject of others' questions unasked yet still internally answered in their head. A target because I am different and obviously so.

Dad, It Could Have Been Me

Matt R. Salmon | Posted 06.16.2016 | Queer Voices
Matt R. Salmon

Even to this day, when I am with a man that I am dating and I want to hold his hand or kiss him, I often refrain; if I decide to give him a peck on the cheek or squeeze his hand I am never without the fear that someone might bring harm to us. That is, unless I am in a gay establishment.

Those Holding 'Anti-Gay' Sentiments Need To Stop Making Things Worse By Expressing Outrage Over The Florida Massacre

Mark Baer | Posted 06.15.2016 | Queer Voices
Mark Baer

Many of those spewing anti-gay rhetoric engage in gaslighting, which “is a form of mental abuse in which a victim is manipulated into doubting their...