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How the War on Drugs Contributes to the '1.5 Million Missing Black Men'

Tony Newman | Posted 04.22.2015 | Politics
Tony Newman

On Monday, the New York Times published a deeply upsetting piece titled, "1.5 Million Missing Black Men." The numbers are shocking and offensive.

Uber To Face Lawsuit For Discriminating Against Blind People

Reuters | By Jonathan Stempel | Posted 04.20.2015 | Business

By Jonathan Stempel (Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc must defend against a lawsuit accusing the popular ride-sharing service of discrim...

Michigan Car Repair Shop Owner Says He Will Turn Away Openly Gay Customers ... And That's Legal

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 04.16.2015 | Gay Voices

A Michigan car repair shop owner said he will refuse to serve openly gay customers -- and, yes, that is legal. Brian Klawiter is the owner of Dies...

Dealing With Discrimination in the Federal Workplace

Tom Fox | Posted 04.16.2015 | Politics
Tom Fox

Discrimination involves more than who is hired and fired. According to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, harassment is the most commonly alleged issue in discrimination complaints filed by federal employees every year. It accounts for 30 percent of the appeals resolved by the EEOC.

Celebrating National Poetry Month 2015

Michael Carosone | Posted 04.16.2015 | Gay Voices
Michael Carosone

For National Poetry Month 2015, here is one of my poems: "My Laundromat"//I will buy a Laundromat//so that//I can take the perfectly blue and green//rounded sphere which we call planet Earth// and give it a very needed cleaning.

Our Core American Values

Rep. David Cicilline | Posted 04.15.2015 | Politics
Rep. David Cicilline

Let's be clear. No American citizen should be denied housing, the ability to attend school, to apply for a mortgage, or to serve on a jury because of their sexual orientation or gender identity.

Human Rights in Poland

John Feffer | Posted 04.15.2015 | World
John Feffer

Adam Bodnar of the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights talked with me about the concept of strategic litigation, the challenge of getting national governments to implement European court judgments, and the importance of exporting the best practices of Poland's watchdog organizations.

I'm A Nurse's Aide, But I Can't Give Blood--Because I'm Gay

Steven Kuzan | Posted 04.14.2015 | Gay Voices
Steven Kuzan

I don't want to have to lie to give blood. I don't want to have to hide who I am to help my kin. I do not need to be embarrassed about who I am to save lives.

Coffee Shop Gives Anti-LGBT Lawmakers A Taste Of Their Own Medicine

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 04.14.2015 | Gay Voices

A North Dakota coffee shop is flipping the script on discrimination. The Red Raven Espresso Parlor in Fargo recently posted a sign targeting state...

Campus Incubators of Prejudice

Eliot Daley | Posted 04.13.2015 | Religion
Eliot Daley

I didn't realize that racism was formally enshrined in my college fraternity (Kappa Sigma, at Fresno State College) until the day in 1955 when I discovered it also honored anti-Semitism.

Indiana-Style Attacks Reveal Everything Old Is New Again

Rea Carey | Posted 04.13.2015 | Gay Voices
Rea Carey

As our opponents try to impose their prejudices and beliefs on the rest of us -- attempting to redefine, beyond recognition, our existing constitutional right of religious liberty -- progressives have reached a crossroads of opportunity.

From Sweden, India to Kenya Men Must Take a Stand to Protect Women: #HeForShe

Siddharth Chatterjee | Posted 04.13.2015 | Impact
Siddharth Chatterjee

Time for change has come. All men must take a firm stand against violence and discrimination, for Kenya to reach its full promise and potential as a people and a nation.

Wanted: Economic Equality for the Gender Diverse Community

Vanessa Sheridan | Posted 04.12.2015 | Gay Voices
Vanessa Sheridan

Gender diverse people are human beings of innate worth and intrinsic value. They deserve the same rights as every other citizen under the law. That includes the right to employment based on merit and the ability to do the job.

It's About TIME: Ending Subminimum Wages for Workers with Disabilities

Sarah Blahovec | Posted 04.10.2015 | Impact
Sarah Blahovec

This year, the United States is celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). While the Act signifies improved conditions for persons with disabilities in the United States, we still have so much to do to achieve equality and justice.

When Core Values Clash -- Start with Civility

Joyce S. Dubensky | Posted 04.10.2015 | Politics
Joyce S. Dubensky

Collectively, we have an obligation to avoid the over-simplification and heated division, by addressing our differences with civility in all their complexity. Perhaps then, we will be better able to move forward on an issue that means so much to so many.

Indiana's Religious Freedom Restoration Act Is Contemptuous: The Never-ending Battle Against the Dark and Reactionary Forces

Ian I. Mitroff | Posted 04.09.2015 | Politics
Ian I. Mitroff

In the end, the Indiana law is just the latest skirmish in the long and seemingly never-ending battle against the dark and repressive forces that we have fought throughout all of human history. If there is any good news, we will prevail as we have before.

The Culture of Transhumanism Is About Self-Improvement

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 04.09.2015 | Politics
Zoltan Istvan

Over the last few years, I've received various reactions from the public about my articles on transhumanism. Those reactions have ranged all across the board--from spewing hatred to mocking skepticism to genuine interest.

A Tale of Two Cakes: The Real Truth About Colorado's Cake Wars

Nathan Woodliff-Stanley | Posted 04.08.2015 | Gay Voices
Nathan Woodliff-Stanley

Those who would use the cake cases to promote legislation allowing businesses to discriminate in the name of religion should be careful what they ask for.

Carly Fiorina Out of Step With America and Tim Cook

Bob Witeck | Posted 04.08.2015 | Gay Voices
Bob Witeck

Fiorina wrongly suggests Cook might be so mad at Indiana's anti-gay stance that he threatened to boycott the state -- a promise he never uttered. Just the opposite. Instead, he promised that while he sells Apple products in Indianapolis or Bloomington, or anywhere around the globe, "everyone is welcome."

Searching for Equality in Indiana and Beyond

John A. Powell | Posted 04.08.2015 | Politics
John A. Powell

It is especially troubling when the state effectively sanctions private discrimination, placing its weight and imprimatur behind the beliefs of a few to exclude and marginalize. The state is a public entity, entrusted to create and foster space where all members are cared for.

Cake Wars the Sequel

James Peron | Posted 04.07.2015 | Gay Voices
James Peron

Discrimination laws protect Christians far more than gays in this country. They restrict a business owner from refusing to serve certain protected classes. At the same time the 1st Amendment protects free speech, and free speech includes the right not to speak.

Cake Wars Getting Stickier

Chris Weigant | Posted 04.06.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

With all the political frenzy about both religious freedom and discrimination, the pundits always seem to come back to the same classic case: a baker contemplating whether to bake a cake for a gay wedding.

Go Fund Me Too

Neal Wooten | Posted 04.06.2015 | Gay Voices
Neal Wooten

I'm officially announcing to the world that I, Neal Wooten, blogger for the Huffington Post, also do not currently operate a pizza joint, and furthermore, at the risk of angering a lot of fair-minded decent people who stand up for equal rights, I also will not cater to gay weddings. Please set up my Go Fund Me account as soon as possible.

Anti-Gay Pizzeria Says God 'Has Blessed Us' With Over $800,000 For 'Standing Up'

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 04.04.2015 | Gay Voices

Earlier this week, Memories Pizza in Walkerton, Indiana, shut down after receiving backlash over anti-gay comments. The pizzeria is co-owned by Kev...

An Easter Message of Inclusion

Steve Siebold | Posted 04.03.2015 | Religion
Steve Siebold

The fact is America must evolve or die. So this Easter Sunday when you're celebrating the rebirth of Jesus, ask yourself, "What would Jesus do?" Would he spew his hatred toward his fellow man or extend his hand in friendship and peace?