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Lucasfilm Faces New Accusation of Pregnancy Discrimination

Jonathan Handel | Posted 01.06.2013 | Entertainment
Jonathan Handel

  Computer visual effects artist Luis Pages says Lucasfilm Singapore promised inaccurately that he'd have broad medical insurance if he reloc...

Letter To My Best Friend's Parents In Ohio: Here's What Romney Thinks Of Your Gay Son

Nathaniel Frank | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Nathaniel Frank

Many have called LGBT equality the civil rights issue of our time. I think they're right. And Mitt Romney doesn't only oppose marriage for gays, he finds the prospect of gay parenting to be anathema to all that's good and civil.

Rev. Phil Snider Talks Viral Gay Rights Speech and Reading the Bible With Love

Shira Lazar | Posted 12.29.2012 | Gay Voices
Shira Lazar

In this exclusive What's Trending interview, Springfield, Mo., preacher Phil Snider speaks out about the story behind his City Council gay rights speech that went viral for its shocking twist ending.

'No Fats or Fems'

Dale Cooper | Posted 12.12.2012 | Gay Voices
Dale Cooper

Since the app Grindr made its debut, I have been troubled by a trend I've noticed: the (at times) overwhelming presence of douchebaggery on the app. There's a veritable epidemic of it.

From Despair to Repair: Preparing College Students to Navigate Racial Conflicts on Campus

Roderick Carey | Posted 12.08.2012 | Education
Roderick Carey

Those of us who work to aid students in getting to college need to think a bit more about how well these students are emotionally and psychologically prepared to confront the racial and cultural conflicts they will encounter.

In Europe, Same-Sex Couples Face High Barriers to Parenthood

Marianne Mollmann | Posted 12.08.2012 | Gay Voices
Marianne Mollmann

There was big news this week for same-sex couples who want to have kids, especially if they are trying to figure out where to have them. Europe, it seems, is not the place, despite a reputation as the world's most gay-friendly continent.

Boycotting Muslim 'Savages' Ad on DC Metro in Protest of Hate Speech

Michael Shank, Ph.D. | Posted 12.07.2012 | DC
Michael Shank, Ph.D.

Our founding fathers and mothers would be ashamed at how we're using free speech to freely and openly hate on each other. This gross manifestation is not what they fought for, nor should it be what we fight for now.

Power Is in Your Person

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 12.05.2012 | Impact
Marian Wright Edelman

Dolores Huerta's many successes over the years have proven her right about the power every person can have once they are ready to claim it and work together with others for change.

Overlapping Stereotypes Of LGBT People And Jews As Developmentally Immature

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 12.03.2012 | Gay Voices
Warren J. Blumenfeld

Throughout history, dominant groups have depicted or represented minority groups in a variety of negative ways in order to maintain control or mastery. I have found many clear and stunning connections between historical representations of LGBT people and Jewish people.

Dear Family and Friends: My Son Is Really My Daughter

Wayne Maines | Posted 12.02.2012 | Gay Voices
Wayne Maines

Friendship, family and core values can trump fears, politics and lack of knowledge. But I also must remind you that many families cannot be this open because the risk is too great. Many families have similar stories tell and most cannot. This has to change!

Domestic Workers Deserve Respect, Governor Brown Sign AB 889

Ai-jen Poo | Posted 11.28.2012 | Los Angeles
Ai-jen Poo

The marginalization of workers in California and their campaign for fair treatment is in many ways tied to the civil rights struggle of this country.

Your Bank May Owe You Money

Preeti Vissa | Posted 11.27.2012 | Money
Preeti Vissa

If you are a homeowner facing foreclosure or who has been foreclosed upon, it may look like nothing has been done to help you.The good news is that many steps have been taken to bring help to people who need it. The bad news? They don't matter unless we take advantage of them!

How Is There Still Racial Profiling in the 'Post-Racial' Age of Obama

Keith Rushing | Posted 11.26.2012 | Black Voices
Keith Rushing

Now, next month, many of us may have cause to celebrate a major milestone again if America's first African-American president prevails and is the first president of color to be re-elected. Yet we must not forget the unfinished business of racial justice in America.

Chick-fil-A Sure Cooks Up a Good Discussion

Ron Culberson, MSW, CSP | Posted 11.26.2012 | Politics
Ron Culberson, MSW, CSP

I've been fascinated watching the backlash against Chick-fil-A's president's public comments lately. And I think that regardless of which side you're on, the discussion is healthy.

Why Women Are Mean to Other Women

Juliette Fretté | Posted 11.26.2012 | Women
Juliette Fretté

When an attractive woman strolls around your workplace, you might treat her differently. She might as well be parading a better resume in front of you. Look at me, I can get a better man, a better job, a better wardrobe... a better life.

In America, Our Inalienable Right to Vote Is in Jeopardy

Marianne Mollmann | Posted 11.21.2012 | Politics
Marianne Mollmann

The U.S. government -- including both the executive and the legislative branches -- has the obligation to ensure that the right to vote is more than an illusion for all U.S. citizens, regardless of their ethnicity, home, or history of conflict with the law.

When the N-word Strikes in Chocolate City

Head-Roc | Posted 11.19.2012 | DC
Head-Roc

This past weekend, I learned a lot about myself and where I am when it comes to responding to, and handling, the nuances of racism that black and brown people have to endure on a daily basis in our society.

LOOK: Washington D.C. Launches Groundbreaking Transgender Respect Campaign

Posted 09.19.2012 | Gay Voices

D.C.'s transgender residents are the focus of a groundbreaking new "Transgender And Gender Identity Respect" ad campaign aimed at promoting respect fo...

Voter Suppression and the Immigrant Voice

Rukhsana Hasib | Posted 11.16.2012 | World
Rukhsana Hasib

Pennsylvania is one of the states, around the country, where Republicans have passed a strict voter photo ID requirement law. On Thursday, September 1...

Study Finds Black Female Leaders Face Harsher Criticism Than Others

Posted 09.13.2012 | Black Voices

In the corporate world, it looks like women are making significant strides. This year's Fortune 500 list boasted 18 female CEOs, more women to make th...

Redefining a Scout's Honor

Rod Roddenberry | Posted 11.11.2012 | Gay Voices
Rod Roddenberry

In a world where diversity isn't simply tolerated but valued as an integral part of what sets our species apart as well as evidence of our evolution, organizations that display intolerance or discriminate for congenital traits would find themselves out of step with society.

Cashier Fired For Having Cancer To Get $100,000

The Huffington Post | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 09.06.2012 | Business

Home Depot has agreed to pay a former cashier $100,000 for firing her while she was on unpaid leave battling cancer. Judy Henderson, who started wo...

Where Is Mitt Romney's Race Speech?

BlackAndBrownNews | Posted 11.05.2012 | Black Voices
BlackAndBrownNews

Being a Mormon certainly does not disqualify him from holding high office, but given the record of the LDS Church on race, and his continued high position within that church, he should have to give substantive answers on the issue.

Gay Rights, Racial Prejudice, and True Equality

Eric Segall | Posted 11.04.2012 | Politics
Eric Segall

As the Republicans met last week in Tampa and nominated two men to lead their ticket who are opposed to same sex marriage, it is a good time to recognize that this kind of overt discrimination against gays should be no more tolerable than discrimination based on race, religion or gender.

Expelled Gay Student Sues District For Failure To Stop 'Relentless, Severe Harassment'

Posted 09.04.2012 | Education

A bullied teen who was expelled for bringing a stun gun to school for protection is suing Indianapolis Public Schools, WISH-TV reports. Darnell “...