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Let's Talk About Fat, Let's Talk About What You Think of Me

Maurice Tracy | Posted 07.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Maurice Tracy

America hates fat people. There, I said it. I'll say it again: America hates fat people. We make America feel uncomfortable. We require attention. You cannot ignore us as we walk down a street, or sit in our car, or dare to enter a mall.

Should We Ban Smokers? Some Companies Are

Dr. Judson Brewer | Posted 07.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Judson Brewer

I am yet to be convinced that policies such as not hiring or going as far as firing smokers is a better solution than devoting resources to helping them quit (and work).

Ugly Discrimination in the Face of Beauty

Khaled Diab | Posted 07.02.2013 | World
Khaled Diab

Imagine a land where beautiful people are so stigmatized that they are banished simply for their looks. Does it sound like a sci-fi fantasy dystopia?

Why You Don't Have to Take It Anymore!

Allison Hope | Posted 07.02.2013 | Gay Voices
Allison Hope

We queers are still operating below citizenship status and have a long way to go before we secure our status as protected minority. What we do now have, though, that we never did before, is the official right and privilege to be mad. C'mon, you know you're angry.

American Crisis

William E. White | Posted 07.01.2013 | Politics
William E. White

We live in critical times. So has every other generation of American citizens. We cannot realize the promise of our American Revolution by restoring the past. We cannot become the "summer soldier and sunshine patriot" of Thomas Paine's The American Crisis.

Choose to Wear #42

Peter A. Georgescu | Posted 06.29.2013 | Impact
Peter A. Georgescu

I still have the photograph of my brother and me shaking hands with Pee Wee Reese and Jackie Robinson. As I look at it, my mind goes back to a balmy evening in April of 1954. I was 15 years old and my father proudly brought his two sons to the first baseball game of our lives.

GOP Lawmaker Proposes Bill To Legalize Discrimination

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 04.27.2013 | Politics

Legislation proposed in Washington state this week would allow businesses to deny service to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender population and...

Conservative Commentators Further "Racialize" Immigration Debate

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 06.26.2013 | Politics
Warren J. Blumenfeld

To stereotype and scapegoat all followers of Islam is as invalid as blaming all Christians for the despicable actions perpetrated by Timothy McVeigh, the Oklahoma City bomber who was a devout Christian.

Michelangelo Signorile

Oregon Senator Says He's Optimistic For GOP Support For ENDA | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 04.26.2013 | Gay Voices

Pointing to the dramatically-changed political climate on marriage equality and LGBT issues, Democratic Sen. Jeff Merkley (Ore.) said yesterday that h...

Our Diversity is What Will Drive New Levels of Excellence

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 06.24.2013 | College
The University of Central Florida Forum

Just as our previous melting-pot mixture allowed our nation to become great, the demographic shifts we are currently experiencing can work in our favor, as well. We need to foster cultures of inclusion, where the differences that make us unique are celebrated and harnessed for innovation.

An Appeal to My Former Catholic High School Concerning Handling of LGBTQ Students

Erin Macke | Posted 06.23.2013 | Religion
Erin Macke

My greatest disappointment, however, lies in the management of voiceless students. As a contributing alumnus, I challenge you to take action and make changes in the handling of LGBT and bullying issues.

Boy Scouts To End Gay Ban: Spokesperson

Reuters | Posted 06.19.2013 | Gay Voices

By Atossa Araxia Abrahamian NEW YORK, April 19 (Reuters) - The Boy Scouts of America called to end a long-standing ban on openly gay m...

Joy Resmovits

Polis On LGBT Bullying: 'Hatred Has No Place In The Classroom' | Joy Resmovits | Posted 04.18.2013 | Gay Voices

Bayli Silberstein, an eighth-grade student in a Florida public school, saw it firsthand. Her friends, she said, were routinely bullied for their s...

Lesbian Couple Wins Discrimination Lawsuit Against Hawaiian Bed & Breakfast

AP | JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER | Posted 04.16.2013 | Gay Voices

HONOLULU -- A judge has ruled a Hawaii bed and breakfast violated the law when two women were denied a room because they're gay. The Hawaii First Cir...

Did the TSA Harrass Us Because of Our Special Needs Son?

Marla Murasko | Posted 06.15.2013 | Parents
Marla Murasko

My husband and I have traveled many places with our son, who is 7 years old and diagnosed with Down syndrome. We have traveled through many airports and have always followed the TSA policies. However, on this one particular day, we encountered rude and unpleasant harassment.

WATCH: 7-Eleven Employee Claims He Was Fired For Being Gay After Being Assaulted

Posted 04.14.2013 | Gay Voices

A Virginia-based former convenience store clerk claims he was fired from his job for being gay after being physically assaulted by a customer during a...

Jackie Robinson's Big Dreams Now Are Our Children's

Brian Levin, J.D. | Posted 06.12.2013 | Sports
Brian Levin, J.D.

Neither America nor baseball could have any legitimacy when they deprived the dreams and opportunity of their children. At its core, baseball, like the nation that gave birth to it, is about aspirations; to teamwork, sportsmanship, merit and fair play.

Tax Bill Targeting Boy Scouts' Anti-Gay Policy Passes

AP | LISA LEFF | Posted 06.10.2013 | Gay Voices

SAN FRANCISCO — A bill aimed at pressuring the Boy Scouts of America to lift its ban on gay members by making the organization ineligible for no...

Impatient for Equality

Nadine Smith | Posted 06.08.2013 | Gay Voices
Nadine Smith

"Which side of history will you choose?" The Supreme Court's answer to that question will be seismic, but the American people's answer is pouring in and they are rushing to choose equal rights over traditional bigotry.

WATCH: Massive Unibrow Spotlights NASA Scientist's Theory

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 06.17.2013 | Science

From Frida Kahlo to Anthony Davis, some people seem to do just fine with a bushy brow -- but that may not be the case for everyone. In fact, a whim...

DOMA Undone! Seeing Beyond the Inequality of the "Times that Blind"

Douglas Kmiec | Posted 05.28.2013 | Politics
Douglas Kmiec

As predicted here, and elaborated in blog posts for the California Lawyer as well, DOMA is dead, most likely 5-4, though I retain the belief that the ...


Valerie Baber | Posted 05.27.2013 | Women
Valerie Baber

Sex was only something I did for a living. It didn't define me and I resented that people passed judgment about my character based solely off topless photos on the Internet.

Racism Passes Health Risk Down Generations

Jason Silverstein | Posted 05.27.2013 | Black Voices
Jason Silverstein

We're probably aware of genetic traits and social habits -- desirable and undesirable -- that we've inherited from our parents. And we probably agree that racism is often taught by parents and learned by children. But how does health risk from racism pass down generations?

Ready for Progress

Walker Bragman | Posted 05.27.2013 | Gay Voices
Walker Bragman

Denying people the right to marry who they love denies them equal protection under the law because the court has already ruled that the right to marriage is a fundamental right. It's not a complicated issue.

The Asian Face and the Rise of Cosmetic Surgery

Andrew Lam | Posted 05.21.2013 | Health and Fitness
Andrew Lam

Almost 4 decades ago, fresh from the refugee camp of Vietnam, I was first made acutely aware of my own Asian looks by a schoolyard bully in my junior ...