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Tips From Isis King On Being Transgender

Posted 09.15.2015 | Home

Model, actress, and designer Isis King may have been born biologically male, but ever since childhood she knew she was woman. Establishing a transgend...

When Did Isis King Feel Safe Enough To Reveal Her True Self?

Posted 09.15.2015 | Home

Model, actress, and designer Isis King may have been born biologically male, but ever since childhood she knew she was woman. Establishing a transgend...

Isis King's Advice To Those Who Feel They Are In The Wrong Body

Posted 09.15.2015 | Home

Model, actress, and designer Isis King may have been born biologically male, but ever since childhood she knew she was woman. Establishing a transgend...

Mondays With Marlo - Transgender Model and Designer Isis King

Posted 09.21.2015 | Home

We love sharing stories that help us promote acceptance of all types of people, and we had an incredible opportunity to do so the other day, when the ...

EEOC Is Eager to Work With Latinos and LGBT Community to Protect LGBT Workers

P. David Lopez | Posted 09.14.2016 | Latino Voices
P. David Lopez

Unknown to many is the fact that the iconic, Latino civil rights leader Cesar Chavez was the first major U.S. civil rights leader to publicly and strongly support LGBT rights.

The Rubik's Cube of Roma Rights

John Feffer | Posted 09.14.2016 | Home
John Feffer

Many European organizations, the Open Society Foundation among them, have put a great deal of money and energy into addressing the issue of Roma. Some progress has been made. And yet, for the vast majority of Roma, inclusion remains a distant goal.

The Brave New World of Discrimination

Dennis D. Parker | Posted 09.10.2016 | Politics
Dennis D. Parker

A patent recently acquired by Facebook could conceivably permit loan servicers to gain access to the credit ratings of a loan applicant's social network and then use that information to determine whether the applicant qualifies for a loan.

What You Don't Know About Aging Could Kill You

Hippo Reads | Posted 09.10.2016 | Fifty
Hippo Reads

Aging is rarely talked about, even though it happens to all of us, every day. Even people who are 70 or 80 don't really think of themselves as aging. Why is it that we're so reluctant to talk about aging and the needs of aging adults? Why do we ignore and cast aside the older adults in our lives?

Discriminating Against Women Keeps Countries Poorer

Sri Mulyani Indrawati | Posted 09.10.2016 | Women
Sri Mulyani Indrawati

Policymakers have a choice. They can use the overwhelming evidence that shows the economic benefits of equality by ridding their system of discriminating laws that are holding women back. Or they can maintain the status quo and condemn whole societies to remain poorer than they need to be.

The Secret World Of Women Surgeons You Had No Idea Existed

Niamey Wilson | Posted 09.10.2016 | Women
Niamey Wilson

I am a woman in a man's profession, and it's certainly time that the prevalence of societal sex-stereotyping is publicly addressed. We begrudgingly accept this level of misogyny and anti-family sentiment when it's subtle, constitutive and mixed with praise for being tough. After all, this is surgery. And surgeons are tough.

Is Education Bigotry a Thing?

Chester Goad, Ed.D. | Posted 09.09.2016 | Education
Chester Goad, Ed.D.

I've come to the troubling realization that people have found yet another bias that only serves to divide us. This bias lies in a new form of exclusionary bias or soft bigotry -- education bigotry.

Racism Is Not Isolated

Kate Kenski | Posted 09.08.2016 | Parents
Kate Kenski

Racism happens more than many people realize. When we are not the individuals directly targeted, we may not recognize it. But racism happens in our own backyards.

Can Your Boss Tell Your Spouse 'Tough Luck' on Healthcare?

Corey Prachniak | Posted 09.07.2016 | Queer Voices
Corey Prachniak

The Obama administration can do more to make sure same-sex couples get access to care. In the five years since Congress passed the Affordable Care Act, the administration has yet to get its act together and issue regulations to define what "sex-based discrimination" means in Section 1557 of the law.

White-Collar Women Don't Speak Up About Pregnancy Discrimination. Here's Why.

Tom Spiggle | Posted 09.07.2016 | Parents
Tom Spiggle

As someone who works everyday on pregnancy discrimination cases, I have seen time and again cases where white-collar workers are reticent to seek legal help or pursue civil cases, even in the face of blatantly illegal behavior.

Republican Supporter of Kim Davis Contradicts His Own Stance

Matt Baume | Posted 09.04.2016 | Queer Voices
Matt Baume

Presidential aspirant Bobby Jindal has come out in support of homophobic Kentucky Clerk Kim Davis, but his support for her contradicts his own language from just a few years ago.

Trans Man Sues NYPD For Discrimination After Alleged Hate Crime

The Huffington Post | Christopher Mathias | Posted 08.24.2016 | Queer Voices

NEW YORK -- A transgender Manhattan man says the New York City Police Department repeatedly impeded his attempts to report an alleged hate crime, and ...

"You're So Well Dressed, for a Straight Guy": The Dilemma of Guerrilla Stereotypes

Juliet Bourke | Posted 09.03.2016 | Women
Juliet Bourke

That's the problem with guerrilla stereotypes: they're subtle, subversive and very effective. They continue to reinforce underlying stereotypes, but the pairing of a stereotype with a compliment gives the recipient (or a bystander) much less to point to and challenge.

4 Reasons -- From A Christian Perspective -- Why Kim Davis Is 100% Wrong

Chris Boeskool | Posted 09.03.2016 | Religion
Chris Boeskool

Refusing to issue a marriage license to a couple because you believe the Bible condemns their union is a difficult position for a County Clerk to take without turning into a giant hypocrite.

Anti-Muslim Buddhist Group Gains Political Clout In Myanmar

Reuters | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 09.02.2015 | Religion

Swathed in crimson robes, 77-year-old Ashin Tilawkar Biwonsa shuffles through a crowded conference room with the help of an aide, his supporters stand...

Why We Need a New Chicano Movement

Mike Leyba | Posted 09.01.2016 | Latino Voices
Mike Leyba

It's time for us brown people to step up. Let's begin reclaiming our history and our movement, and stand with others also fighting for liberation. We don't need a savior to come rescue us; we need to claim that which is rightfully ours - our history, our culture, our right to self-identify, and our united voice.

No Service Dogs Allowed

Janice Celeste | Posted 08.31.2016 | Impact
Janice Celeste

September is National Service Dog Month and these animals and their handlers are truly partners that have a unique bond. According to, it is estimated that there are approximately 100,000 to 200,000 service dogs in the U.S. and this number seems to be growing.

Why Merriam-Webster Changed Its Racist Definition of "Nude" | Posted 08.25.2016 | Impact

This may feel like a small win, but the language we use has an enormous impact on the reality we live. Plus, it shows that even a small but mighty army of young people can create racial progress. Here's hoping that army grows larger and mightier every day.

Everything Is Rent

Janson Wu | Posted 08.28.2016 | Queer Voices
Janson Wu

The opening number about the struggles of paying rent and avoiding eviction, ends with: "'Cause everything is rent." In the case of, that line takes on new dimensions. For so many LGBT individuals, sex work is a necessity, in order to pay for rent and food, healthcare and so on.

This Catholic High School Is Standing Up To The Church

The Huffington Post | Lila Shapiro | Posted 12.29.2016 | Queer Voices

A Catholic high school in Portland, Oregon, made history this week by instituting a policy that forbids employment discrimination against gays and les...

'Hearts or Minds' in Silicon Valley's Drive Toward Diversity

Laura Mather | Posted 08.27.2016 | Technology
Laura Mather

Companies who are claiming an interest in diversity must do more than attempt to change hearts. Instead they must invest in a systems approach to combatting bias in hiring decisions.