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6 Places Dads Can't Go With Babies

Hasna El Maroudi | Posted 05.22.2015 | Parents
Hasna El Maroudi

The baby had filled up her diaper and there was no place to change her nappie. Well, there were facilities, but there was no place for him to change her diaper; the changing rooms were for women only, because -- duh -- changing diapers is a woman's task.

Interpretations of Globalization

Nausheen Khan | Posted 05.21.2015 | Impact
Nausheen Khan

Globalization is a fairly novel concept associated with modernity, democratization, connectivity, international trade and technological advancement. When I was first introduced to the term, I associated it with global markets, comparative advantage, removal of trade barriers and so on.

Men 'Want to Be on the Job', Women 'Are Dragging Them Home'

Josh Levs | Posted 05.20.2015 | Women
Josh Levs

Backward-thinking men and women who worship the Mad Men era as a utopian dream are holding back the cause of gender equality.

Don't Forget About Us in the Middle: LGBT's in the Midwest and the South

Brandon Wallace | Posted 05.14.2015 | Gay Voices
Brandon Wallace

Those of you on the coast need to remember that when it comes to LGBT issues, the Midwest and the South is about a decade behind you. Now, think back to the way things were a decade ago for you. See how we can't abandon ship just yet?

All In: Elon Musk's Denial and Things Bosses Actually Have Said

Josh Levs | Posted 05.13.2015 | Business
Josh Levs

This workplace gender policing is hurting everyone -- men, women, children and the businesses themselves. Across the country, men are joining with women to rise up against the backward policies, laws and stigmas that are damaging us and preventing us from achieving gender equality.

LGBT's: Don't Forget Riots Are What Got Us Here

Brandon Wallace | Posted 05.12.2015 | Gay Voices
Brandon Wallace

I am speaking to the LGBT people who are watching all of the latest events in America unfold. I just want to take this time to remind those LGBT folk that are so quick to condemn the riots in Baltimore that if it were not for rioting, we would not be where we are today.

Anticipation... Emancipation... Liberation... a Woman President?

Debbie Davis | Posted 05.11.2015 | World
Debbie Davis

I couldn't help myself but to feel the pulse of excitement while watching the flick Makers: Women Who Make America, a movie about the "breakout" of the housewives to careerwives, highlighting Women's Lib, Ms. Magazine's impact on society, and the March for Equality.

LGBT Rights -- Modernity vs. Forces of Yesteryear

András Simonyi | Posted 05.11.2015 | World
András Simonyi

No matter what, we need to be clear about our vision on global LGBT rights, so we can develop a better strategy and translate it into a sound, reliable and realistic policy. We should act, be relentless and impatient when there is an immediate need to protect individuals across the globe.

After Bomb Threats And Backlash, BBQ Restaurant Stands Firm On 'White Appreciation Day'

The Huffington Post | Katie Sola | Posted 05.11.2015 | Weird News

The Hispanic owner of a Colorado barbecue restaurant maintains that celebrating a "White Appreciation Day" isn't racist -- even after widespread criti...

Religious Oppression and Religious Freedom: The Bully Who Cried Wolf

Stephanie Mott | Posted 05.07.2015 | Gay Voices
Stephanie Mott

In the story of "The Boy Who Cried Wolf," the shepherd boy kept claiming that there was a wolf that didn't exist. It is the same when people claim that equality is a threat to religious freedom.

Feminists Have Taken Over #HowToSpotAFeminist, And It Is Glorious

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 05.06.2015 | Women

When conservative radio host Doc Thompson started the hashtag #HowToSpotAFeminist over the weekend, he wasn't really talking about how to identify peo...

Shaping a Movement That Leaves No One Behind

Masen Davis | Posted 05.04.2015 | Gay Voices
Masen Davis

For many years, media portrayals of LGBTQ people focused on one type of experience -- that of the white, gay, urban man living a fabulous life in a coastal city. While people living that experience are an important part of our community, many other voices and stories haven't been consistently heard.

The Right to Bare Breasts

Katie Gard | Posted 04.29.2015 | Women
Katie Gard

While I only had the courage to slip my bottoms off once in Spain, beneath the water, for about seven seconds, the truth is that it didn't take long for me to get used to the idea of letting the girls fly free. It felt so much better -- less sweaty, more breezy and a helluva lot more fair.

Louisiana, It's Time for Change!

Brent Tippen | Posted 04.28.2015 | Politics
Brent Tippen

Mr. Jindal is telling corporations and small businesses "don't waste your breath," when the economy in Louisiana under his watch is failing. His economic development strategy combined with his backward worldview on social issues does not show that Louisiana is open for business.

Baltimore and Our Imperfect Union

Rev. Chuck Currie | Posted 04.28.2015 | Religion
Rev. Chuck Currie

Only when we recognize the common humanity that we all share will we all be free. We cannot treat one another as if we can do without the other. We are too interconnected.

How Will Republicans React to Gay Marriage Decision?

Chris Weigant | Posted 04.27.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The Supreme Court decision, when it happens later this year, is quite likely going to set off an argument within the Republican Party -- or, at the very least, that subset of the party who are running for president.

Is the GOP Ready for 'Her'?

Dean Hamer and Joe Wilson | Posted 04.27.2015 | Gay Voices
Dean Hamer and Joe Wilson

Conservative Republicans might think these issues have nothing to do with them because they don't even know any transgender people. But now they do -- and he's one of them.

The Time for Equality Is Now

Stuart Gaffney | Posted 04.25.2015 | Gay Voices
Stuart Gaffney

The solutions to these problems are clear. As we continue to undertake the lengthy processes of achieving protections under all states' laws, Congress must act now to prohibit discrimination nationwide against LGBT people in all aspects of our lives. The time for equality under the law is now.

1,000,000 Reasons to Look Beyond Marriage Equality and Say #IDO

Karen Dixon | Posted 04.23.2015 | Gay Voices
Karen Dixon

This is not the time to grow complacent, but it is the time to celebrate our achievements to date and then recommit our time, voices and resources to ensure the fight against discrimination continues. Say #IDo as a symbol of America's collective resolve to ensure "Liberty and Justice for All."

Fair Is Fair, But Not Everywhere

Wray Herbert | Posted 04.23.2015 | Science
Wray Herbert

Children as young as three believe that hard work merits more reward. By the time they enter school, children are like little adults in their commitment to distributive justice. But is this impulse universal?

Celebrating National Poetry Month 2015

Michael Carosone | Posted 04.16.2015 | Gay Voices
Michael Carosone

For National Poetry Month 2015, here is one of my poems: "My Laundromat"//I will buy a Laundromat//so that//I can take the perfectly blue and green//rounded sphere which we call planet Earth// and give it a very needed cleaning.

Wanted: Economic Equality for the Gender Diverse Community

Vanessa Sheridan | Posted 04.12.2015 | Gay Voices
Vanessa Sheridan

Gender diverse people are human beings of innate worth and intrinsic value. They deserve the same rights as every other citizen under the law. That includes the right to employment based on merit and the ability to do the job.

Screw You, I Am Asian 'American'

Mason Hsieh | Posted 04.12.2015 | Gay Voices
Mason Hsieh

While it may not have been Tammy's intent, posing this seemingly innocuous question is a poorly disguised microaggression that perpetuates the belief that Asian-Americans are cultural and racial outsider within the American context. T

Only One Potential 2016 Candidate Will Protect True Religious Freedom

Rev. Chuck Currie | Posted 04.07.2015 | Religion
Rev. Chuck Currie

Rather than passing redundant religious freedom laws, we ought to be passing anti-discrimination laws because the most beautiful example of Christian witness is to show kindness, love and acceptance to each individual in our midst -- to our friends and neighbors, to strangers, and even to our enemies.

What Indiana Could Learn From Hawaiʻi

Dean Hamer and Joe Wilson | Posted 04.06.2015 | Hawaii
Dean Hamer and Joe Wilson

In Hawai'i, the right of LGBT people to live free of discrimination is viewed not as an attack on faith but as an intrinsic part of the spiritual belief in aloha -- love, honor and respect for all.