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Queer For The Holidays: Post-Election Edition

Laura A. Jacobs, LCSW-R | Posted 11.22.2016 | Queer Voices
Laura A. Jacobs, LCSW-R

In the next few days we are headed home for the holidays, something often traumatic in itself. We may get misgendered or be subject to countless other forms of discrimination; now we must spend time with family members who have voted against us and we feel that much more emotionally vulnerable.

Nearly Half Of Trump Voters Think Whites Face A Lot Of Discrimination

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 11.21.2016 | Politics

Most of the nation thinks that black and Muslim Americans face “a lot of discrimination,” but voters who supported Donald Trump don’t agree, acc...

We're All In This Together

Mike Robbins | Posted 11.17.2016 | Politics
Mike Robbins

Like so many people here in the United State and around the world, I've had a very strong reaction to our election. Given the pre-election polls, I w...

Donald Trump and Hate in America

William S. Becker | Posted 11.16.2016 | Politics
William S. Becker

This is the first in a series of posts exploring some of the things that must change in government and society to fix America, including the deep divi...

Texas Lawmakers Launch New Attacks On Abortion, LGBTQ Rights

The Huffington Post | Laura Bassett | Posted 11.16.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Emboldened by the election of Donald Trump, Republican state lawmakers in Texas kicked off the new legislative filing period on Monday ...

Trump's dark "gift" makes victims of us all

Celia Wexler | Posted 11.13.2016 | Religion
Celia Wexler

Since last week's election, through Facebook, op-eds, emails, and tweets, those who fear the new administration have been producing billions of words....

For All Our Sakes, I Wish You Well

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse | Posted 11.10.2016 | Politics
Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse

I want you to know that America expects better of you as president than what it saw in the campaign you ran. You are now to be our president, and that brings new responsibilities. I hope you feel the call of history to live up to them.

People of Color, Get Educated About Your Salary

Quora | Posted 11.03.2016 | Black Voices

What are some of the biggest challenges women and POC face in the workforce in 2016? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network wher...

Letter To A Trump Supporter #7: Black Lives Matter

Anthony W. Orlando | Posted 10.31.2016 | Politics
Anthony W. Orlando

This video is a perfect example of what's wrong in America today that they are protesting. So I thank you for sending it as a reminder of that fact.

For We Were Strangers in Egypt: The Jewish Imperative for Justice

Jay Michaelson | Posted 10.27.2016 | Religion
Jay Michaelson

As a rabbi and political columnist, I find that every election demands close reflection, introspection, and action. The answer, this year, is clear. ...

Too Many Doctors Have To Deal With Bigoted Patients

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 11.02.2016 | Healthy Living

It was Dr. Emily Whitgob’s first year in a supervising role at Stanford Hospital when she first encountered discrimination from a patient. The fathe...

No, the U.S. Is Not Discriminating Against Syrian Christian Refugees

Matthew La Corte | Posted 10.25.2016 | Politics
Matthew La Corte

Ultimately, there is no grand conspiracy or single cause driving the low resettlement numbers of Syrian Christian refugees. But that does not mean there is nothing to be done to ensure that all potential refugee populations have access to resettlement programs.

Words Matter And This Is The Message We Hear From Trump

Rachel Brehm | Posted 10.26.2016 | Fifty
Rachel Brehm

I mostly steer clear of writing political pieces, partly in fear of not completely understanding the complexity of the issues at hand, but mostly in fear of the impassioned and opinionated voices that will no doubt emerge from the woodwork.

Passenger Says She Was Booted Off Flight For Wearing Black Panther Hat

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 10.18.2016 | Black Voices

Amanda Stevens says she was booted from a recent flight because, she says she was told, her outfit made a pilot “uncomfortable.” Stevens, who is a...

Black Women Are Speaking Out To Show The World #WhatADoctorLooksLike

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 10.17.2016 | Black Voices

Black female doctors everywhere are demanding visibility online by posting pictures with the hashtag #WhatADoctorLooksLike, which they are using to va...

ACLU Joins Historic Case Against Anti-Prostitution Laws

Alison Bass | Posted 10.14.2016 | Politics
Alison Bass

A lawsuit challenging California's laws against prostitution just got a much-needed boost.

Former Miss Teen USA: I Was Told ‘Trump Doesn’t Like Black People’

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 10.25.2016 | Black Voices

Kamie Crawford, a black Maryland native who won Miss Teen USA in 2010 tweeted about her experience meeting Donald Trump. On Wednesday, she wrote that ...

Bigotry Is Alive And Well In An America I Do Not Recognize

Ann Fry | Posted 10.12.2016 | Politics
Ann Fry

As I matured, became a teenager and then a college student, I began to look around and saw a much bigger picture.

Theater Changes Rules After Getting Backlash For Firing Teen Over Dreadlocks

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 10.11.2016 | Black Voices

Nearly a month after a federal appeals court ruled that employers have the right to ban dreadlocks at work, management at a Chicago-area movie theater...

Shame on the Smithsonian Institution

Janice S. Lintz | Posted 10.05.2016 | Arts
Janice S. Lintz

The Smithsonian Institution should be ashamed for failing to include hearing induction loops for its videos and films, for people who are hard of hear...

Expecting a Baby? Know Your Workplace Rights

New York Legal Assistance Group | Posted 10.05.2016 | New York
New York Legal Assistance Group

By Nina Martinez, Skadden Fellow, New York Legal Assistance Group The election season has generated a good deal of conversation around women's righ...

The New Supreme Court Term: Blockbusters? Maybe Not. Significant? No Question.

Elizabeth B. Wydra | Posted 10.04.2016 | Politics
Elizabeth B. Wydra

Racial bias in the criminal justice system, the growing political power of minority voters, and the accountability of predatory banks are at the center of this term's most interesting cases.

Fat Shaming Is A Presidential Issue

Rebecca Jane Weinstein | Posted 10.03.2016 | Women
Rebecca Jane Weinstein

Although the timing and context of Trumps comments are more than a little odd, his beliefs and attitudes are not surprising. They are not surprising coming from him, and not surprising in our culture.

Colin Kaepernick: Quarterback, Activist And Norm Entrepreneur

Patricia Illingworth | Posted 09.30.2016 | Impact
Patricia Illingworth

Colin Kaepernick deserves our support and admiration. It is now common knowledge that the San Francisco 49ers quarterback chose not to stand during th...

Why the IMDb Ruling Is a Setback For Age Equality

Ashton Applewhite | Posted 10.03.2016 | Entertainment
Ashton Applewhite

Age denial isn't good for us, because it turns a natural attribute -- something about ourselves that we cannot change -- into something shameful.