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The Greatest Danger

G. Benjamin Bingham | Posted 11.24.2015 | Politics
G. Benjamin Bingham

A great candidate would face what others ignore, boldly illuminating any self-destructive agenda that fosters investments that are driven by short-term greed, and proliferates terrorism and war based on fear. They would call for compassion and model confidence that humanity can find a course toward mutual benefit.

Equality Is Not Special Privilege -- Here's The Difference

Ali Owens | Posted 11.24.2015 | Impact
Ali Owens

Simply put, oppressed groups that fight for social change aren't looking for a role-reversal; they're just looking for equal treatment. It's as easy as that.

'I'm a Working Class Mujer': Listening to Marginalized Student Voices

A. B. Wilkinson | Posted 11.22.2015 | College
A. B. Wilkinson

From California to Missouri to New York, structural oppression exists in every educational institution across the United States. It cannot be placed on a handful of people making prejudiced comments or simply pinned on outwardly racist, sexist, classist or homophobic actions. Systematic oppression is reflected in both the explicit actions of some and the implicit actions of many.

Why We Should Be Thanking Caitlyn Jenner

Chloe Hollett, J.D. | Posted 11.21.2015 | Gay Voices
Chloe Hollett, J.D.

Whether or not you endorse the statements and behaviors of Ms. Jenner, it must be noted that her celebrity has focused attention on a matter too long ignored.

No, Kirk Franklin, I Don't Accept Your Disingenuous Apology

Chris Sosa | Posted 11.20.2015 | Gay Voices
Chris Sosa

I love gospel music. I love the tradition from which it speaks. Gospel is the music of emancipation, using religious language to demand an end to racial oppression and fight for equality.

Lives Guided by Fear: In Honor of the Transgender Day of Remembrance

Chloe Hollett, J.D. | Posted 11.20.2015 | Gay Voices
Chloe Hollett, J.D.

The sad truth is, this personal moment is not exclusive to November 20th. I, like many others, live perpetually is a state of fear of the reaction from those who do not support my identity.

Why Feminism Still Needs To Be Called Feminism

Bustle | Posted 11.19.2015 | Women

If people really want a word that's all about fighting for the rights of women in the world, "feminism" is the best we've got, and there are good historical reasons as to why.

The Free Speech Debate Ignores the Experience of Marginalized Groups

Laura Beth Nielsen | Posted 11.17.2015 | Education
Laura Beth Nielsen

Instead of screaming about who is or is not being allowed to speak, America needs to take the time to listen to those who are bravely advocating for equality on college campuses. We are simply asking that America live up to a promise it made to white women and people of color long ago but has not yet fulfilled.

We Stand in Solidarity With Paris

K. Ford K. | Posted 11.16.2015 | Politics
K. Ford K.

Solidarity with France and with Paris is certainly not something new. In fact, solidarity with our French allies has been a rallying cry throughout history.

Companies That Violate Workers' Rights Don't Get To Rob Them Of Their Day In Court, Too

Terisa E. Chaw | Posted 11.12.2015 | Impact
Terisa E. Chaw

Anyone who believes that corporations should not be given the power to impose forced arbitration--which is rigged in their favor and against individuals--should urge their Members of Congress to support and pass the AFA.

Racial Tension Isn't About Them. It's About Us.

Danielle Ripley-Burgess | Posted 11.11.2015 | Impact
Danielle Ripley-Burgess

It's hard. It's painful. To say it's complex is an understatement. But we need to keep talking about them. "Them" as in the issues. Not the people.

Mormon Church Punishes Children Of LGBT Parents for Parents' 'Transgressions'

John Halstead | Posted 11.10.2015 | Religion
John Halstead

In the Mormon view, children are not cursed by any "original sin" and children are not responsible for the sins of their parents -- until now. Despite of the Church's inept attempts to justify this policy, many Mormons and non-Mormons, are seeing it as punishing the children for the "sins" of their LGBT parents.

'I Don't See Color': Why You Should Start

Hilary Holland Lorenzo | Posted 11.06.2015 | Impact
Hilary Holland Lorenzo

This is a phrase I hear often, along with "I am colorblind," used interchangeably and invariably by well-meaning persons of Caucasian descent, who generally wish to convey that race and/or skin color are not foremost in the mind when encountering other human beings.

Sonia Sotomayor Gets Unexpectedly Personal Inside The Courtroom

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 11.05.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Every oral argument at the U.S. Supreme Court is unscripted, but rarely is the great marble courtroom the place to get real about one's...

The Equality Argument For Gun Control

Jacob Schuman | Posted 11.04.2015 | Politics
Jacob Schuman

Focusing on the relationship between guns and inequality will allow gun control advocates to argue that restricting firearm access is an essential step towards achieving social justice and economic empowerment.

Religious Liberty Is Not a Weapon of Discrimination

Donna Red Wing | Posted 11.03.2015 | Gay Voices
Donna Red Wing

Religious liberty should not and cannot be used as a weapon of discrimination. We need to be very clear that we will not allow the radical religious right to undermine the rights and liberties of LGBT Americans or anyone else under the guise of religious liberty.

America Needs More Commercial Wireless Spectrum Yesterday...And That's Not Soon Enough

Senator Catherine Pugh | Posted 11.02.2015 | Technology
Senator Catherine Pugh

What is the best hope for equality in America? If there's a North Star, it is technology and especially wireless - the first of any kind of technology in which African Americans and Latinos are the leaders in adoption and informed use.

Irish LGBT Group's Final Roadblock to Much Needed Resource Centre

Sean O'Toole | Posted 10.29.2015 | Gay Voices
Sean O'Toole

This points to a larger problem that everyone in Ireland simply has to become very aware of -- this misconception that in the wake of the Yes vote in the Marriage Equality referendum, that there is simply no more everyday LGBT discrimination because there is no more legal discrimination.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Is The Queen Of The Internet. And That's Pretty Much The Law.

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 10.29.2015 | Politics

One of the most tired clichés in Supreme Court lore is the idea that today’s dissents are tomorrow’s majorities. It's a thing. Ruth...

Equal Rights for Women - The Hollywood Treatment

Elizabeth Kissam | Posted 10.27.2015 | Women
Elizabeth Kissam

On TV and in film an estimated one-third of fictional characters are female, despite the fact that women make up half the world's population. Beyond the numbers is the quality of roles. Women's experiences are cropped, or misrepresented, to fit into the fictional worlds of TV and film.

The Deep, Difficult And Joyous Spiritual Journey Of Sister Joan

Religion News Service | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 10.26.2015 | Religion

(RNS) Veteran Catholic writer Tom Roberts thought he knew Sister Joan Chittister – the maverick Benedictine nun who dares speak her mind to her...

Join Basic Rights Oregon for IGNITE -- a Gala Celebration of LGBTQ Progress

Buster Ross | Posted 10.23.2015 | Gay Voices
Buster Ross

The Gala this year promises to be the best yet. Founded in 1996, Basic Rights Oregon (BRO) is Oregon's main political advocacy and education organization working to end discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

Worth The Fight: The Problem With Denying the Experience of Oppression

Ali Owens | Posted 10.23.2015 | Women
Ali Owens

You don't know what it's like to be anyone but yourself, and you never will. Furthermore, you're not in a position to say whether or not any fight for social justice is "worth it." It is always worth it.

Sikhs Serve Thousands Free Lunch At Utah Conference In Ultimate Display Of Equality

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 10.17.2015 | Religion

The scent of curry wafted from a conference hall in Salt Lake City, Utah, Saturday as thousands lined up for a free meal at the Parliament of the...

Recognizing the Racialized Reality of the American Dream

Madelynne Wager | Posted 10.16.2015 | Politics
Madelynne Wager

Only after living in South Africa have I been able to truly humanize my understanding of America's, and therefore my own, discrimination. For the first time, I see the greatness of the American dream clearly: deflated by moral contradiction.