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How the Mormons Punked the Press

Brooke P. Hunter | Posted 01.28.2015 | Gay Voices
Brooke P. Hunter

The Mormon church punked the national press yesterday by calling a press conference purportedly about their support of some basic rights for LGBTQ people. The press conference was, in fact, mostly about defending Mormons' right to discriminate.

It's True, #DiscriminationExists

Rebecca Isaacs | Posted 01.27.2015 | Gay Voices
Rebecca Isaacs

LGBT people are a part of the fabric of America; we're cops, bus drivers, doctors, neighbors and friends. And all of us, no matter who we are, should be able to live without the fear of being treated unfairly as we go about our daily lives providing for ourselves and our families.

Gender Gap = Leadership Gap

Anne Weisberg | Posted 01.27.2015 | Business
Anne Weisberg

The World Economic Forum in Davos just ended, and with it came news that the gender gap in still alive and well, especially in the United States, which is ranked behind Nicaragua, Burundi and Latvia, just to name a few.

My Bias Against Measuring Bias

Margie Omero | Posted 01.26.2015 | Politics
Margie Omero

We'll need far more than a single question to decode the role gender has in Clinton's political fortunes. We would need to control for party, and mask that we're investigating bias. Because if voters are viewing Clinton through the lens of party, rather than gender, perhaps that may be progress after all.

5 Real Ways to Actually Support Black-Owned Businesses

Ernest Owens | Posted 01.23.2015 | Black Voices
Ernest Owens

True, social justice and political activism can help solve many of the continuous problems facing our community, but what about economic growth and stability to help heal our struggling neighborhoods?

Case Before Supreme Court Threatens Fair Housing Policy That Protects Victims of Domestic Violence

Desiree Hoffman | Posted 01.23.2015 | Politics
Desiree Hoffman

By eliminating the disparate impact provisions of the Fair Housing Act, the Supreme Court would be responsible for putting the lives of women and children who experience domestic violence back into the hands of danger.

In the Debate Over Police and Race, We Can't Forget the Most Critical Issue

Toni Irving | Posted 01.21.2015 | World
Toni Irving

The police are just one actor in a larger stage driven by our racial climate. Their roles are more visible and are attended to, accordingly. We must do a better job building bridges between law enforcement and people of color and roads to stronger communities.

Workplace Bullying Targets Don't Always Report It

S. L. Young | Posted 01.20.2015 | Business
S. L. Young

Anyone who was ever bullied will most likely convey that the bullying incident wasn't welcomed, wanted, or willingly experienced.

MTV's Bold MLK Day Move Will Be One You Won't Want To Miss

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 01.19.2015 | Black Voices

On Monday, MTV will air twelve hours of programming in black and white -- and no, this is no accidental glitch. The television network will kick o...

Anti-Islamic Rhetoric Hurts Everyone

Michael Friedman, Ph.D. | Posted 01.15.2015 | Politics
Michael Friedman, Ph.D.

The assumption that all Muslims are responsible for terrorism not only increases discrimination against those that are innocent and peaceful, but also undermines the law enforcement and military efforts to fight terrorism.

Billie Jean King - Rallying for a New Equality

Lori Sokol | Posted 01.18.2015 | Gay Voices
Lori Sokol

Currently, there is no U.S. federal law that adequately protects lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) workers from employment discrimination. But King has no plans to retire, at least not off the court.

My Fellow Christians, What Do We Do When Your Religious Beliefs Violate My Religious Beliefs?

Lorie Burch | Posted 01.13.2015 | Gay Voices
Lorie Burch

I'm not saying my religious beliefs are the way for everyone to live or believe. But neither are yours. In fact, they are not truly universal religious beliefs but your personal beliefs. And that's OK. But you don't get to impose those on everyone else to prevent them from living, working, and loving with the same freedom that you are afforded by virtue of who you are.

My Husband's Not Gay and the Dangers of Gay Conversion Therapy

Michael Friedman, Ph.D. | Posted 01.12.2015 | Gay Voices
Michael Friedman, Ph.D.

TLC has the right to air controversial shows, as adults who feel same sex attraction have the right to live the lifestyle that they deem best for them. But it is critical that we as a society step up and speak out against theories and practices like gay conversion therapy.

Duke Student Athletes Speak Out on the Power of Language

Daniel Kort | Posted 01.12.2015 | College
Daniel Kort

I am proud of my peers for leading by example in challenging marginalizing language and bias both on and off the field, building safer and more inclusive communities, and validating the identities and experiences of people of all backgrounds.

A New Priority: Looking Ahead to College with My Transgender Daughter

Wayne Maines | Posted 12.30.2014 | Gay Voices
Wayne Maines

Not long ago, one quote jumped out at me, "I just wish the administration would at least acknowledge our existence." That student's statement reminded me that transgender students are still "separate but equal" at universities across the nation.

2014 for Women: The Good, the Bad, the Ridiculous

Martha Burk | Posted 12.29.2014 | Politics
Martha Burk

Well we did it. Made it through another year. Women have had some good news and some bad news with a bit of the ridiculous thrown in. So let's review some items affecting the female sex both here and abroad that didn't make the front pages in 2014.

Gay Men May Soon Be Allowed to Give Blood If They're Celibate

Sarah Toce | Posted 12.24.2014 | Gay Voices
Sarah Toce

According to government figures, men who have had sex with other men represent about 2 percent of the U.S. population, yet account for at least 62 percent of all new HIV infections in the U.S.

Pondering the Deeper Meanings of This Holy Season

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 12.25.2014 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Something is deeply awry in our nation with the world's biggest economy that lets its children be the poorest group and the younger they are the poorer they are during their years of greatest brain development. The Prince of Peace is mocked as we let a child be injured or killed by guns every thirty minutes.

Dear Parents: No, I Won't Run Your Child Over With My Wheelchair

Emily Ladau | Posted 12.24.2014 | Impact
Emily Ladau

But then, you heard your son's questions and you cut him off. You told him "She could run you over!" as you laughed a condescending laugh and pulled him away. It seems you entirely missed the point of what could have been a perfect teachable moment. And it stung.

Trouble in Paradise

Michaela Haas | Posted 12.22.2014 | Religion
Michaela Haas

Ven. Dr. Pannavati is both contemplative and empowered for compassionate service. She just returned from South India where she established the first nunnery for "Untouchables," and she told me about the urgent need for support for girls and women.

The 3 Things People With Bipolar Disorder Want for Christmas

Natasha Tracy | Posted 12.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Natasha Tracy

This holiday season, try to remember not only to give others something wrapped up beautifully under a Christmas tree, but also to give others who are not as fortunate as you are, with a healthy brain, a bit of your compassion.

Your Own Shoes

Stacey James | Posted 12.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Stacey James

The older I get the more I realize everyone truly does have their own story. Who they are, where they've been, where they're going, who they are becom...

AIDS In Tunisia Is No Myth, Even If It's Rarely Talked About

HuffPost Tunisia | Sandro Lutyens | Posted 12.16.2014 | World

Ghalia had dressed up for the occasion. The woman, who is homeless and HIV-positive, was participating in a press conference organized by the Tuni...

I'm Tired of Talking About Racism and a Judge's Bid to Abolish the Grand Jury

Tanya Young Williams | Posted 12.12.2014 | Crime
Tanya Young Williams

The Michael Brown and Eric Garner cases force us to have the tough talks about race, profiling, police use of deadly force, judicial abuse of power and potential changes to our grand jury systems.

Men and Women Call on Jordan's MP Hind Fayez to Stand Tall

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 12.12.2014 | World
Daoud Kuttab

Nearly six decades after Parks' refusal to heed the "orders" to stand up to give up her seat to a white man, it is time to tell Fayez and all the women of Jordan and the world to stand up in pride and confidence, and that all of us men and women will be supporting you.