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Who Are We to Judge a Country Like Uganda?

Jonny von Wallström | Posted 02.03.2015 | Gay Voices
Jonny von Wallström

I think that before 2009 few people around the world knew what the Ugandan people are like, with little media attention to the country following a bru...

3 Reasons Men And Women Both Belong In The Kitchen (So There, Kirk Cameron)

Anne Radcliffe | Posted 01.26.2015 | Parents
Anne Radcliffe

The kitchen deserves respect for what it already is and has the potential to be. We all belong here.

Transgender and Privileged

Stephanie Mott | Posted 01.25.2015 | Gay Voices
Stephanie Mott

I am a transsexual woman. I am therefore marginalized and oppressed. Such is the nature of life for transgender people in the home of the brave and the land of the free. I live in a red state. I am therefore pushed further to the margins. However, for me, this is only part of the story.

What Your Black Friend Might Think but Not Say About Ferguson

Kristen Domingue | Posted 01.26.2015 | Black Voices
Kristen Domingue

I was 21 when I consciously made the choice in my heart and mind: racism doesn't apply to me. My outcomes are my own. I convinced myself that by sheer...

Ferguson: It's Us, Not Them

William Dameron | Posted 01.25.2015 | Gay Voices
William Dameron

Here is something I have learned while fighting for equality: It is not something that can be portioned out to one population and withheld from another. The definition of equality is that all populations and the individuals within them (not just a few) are equal. That does not exist in America today. If you are not equal, then neither am I.

Celebrities, Being a Feminist Isn't Just About Sex And Beauty

Ernest Owens | Posted 01.25.2015 | Media
Ernest Owens

op culture has reduced feminism to a fight for body politics and sexual liberation only. It makes us forget about equal employment opportunities, equal access to medical health protection and benefits, sharing parenting responsibilities, and sexual assault and abuse prevention.

Faith and Marriage Equality: Welcome to the Party

Stephanie Mott | Posted 01.20.2015 | Gay Voices
Stephanie Mott

The recent appearance of pastors and churches declaring their willingness to perform marriages for same-sex couples has led to some of the most amazing imagery of the marriage equality struggle. Imagery the likes of which seemed all too impossible not long ago, especially in the deeply-red states of America.

Change Is Coming -- It Always Does

Doug Zeigler | Posted 01.20.2015 | Politics
Doug Zeigler

Progressiveness is on the right side of history. Our country has shown time and time again that we move forward, not backwards. This country has been built from our birth on progressive and liberal principles, step by step, striving to improve.

A Tax System That Works for Donald Trump (and Nobody Else)

Duncan Hosie | Posted 01.17.2015 | Politics
Duncan Hosie

Conservatives claim Mayor de Blasio wants to redistribute income. Yet unregulated market forces are already redistributing income in New York, as wealth trickles up from the middle and working class to the rich.

Hey, TIME Magazine, Feminists Are Here to Stay

Gina Barreca | Posted 01.14.2015 | Women
Gina Barreca

When I was coming of age back in the '70s, Andrea Dworkin described herself as a feminist, but "not the fun kind," and I understood that I was going to represent the other side of that spectrum: I was going to be a feminist, but the really fun kind.

The Left Has a Radical Agenda and Democrats Should Embrace It

Mike Mennonno | Posted 01.10.2015 | Politics
Mike Mennonno

Democrats are adrift again. Liberal and progressive commentators have been saying we're winning the culture war for years now, and yet even when Democrats manage to win elections (which is rare enough these days) it doesn't translate into political victory.

From Cooking to Conservation: Women Take Action to Protect the Planet

Meg Lowman | Posted 01.06.2015 | Science
Meg Lowman

In my work as a conservation biologist, I often find myself as the only woman at the table. Despite the many advances of women in the boardroom and on the corporate payroll, the world of conservation brokers remains male-dominated. Why not engage the other 51 percent of the population?

Unequal Pay Every Day

Laura Riley, Ph.D. | Posted 01.05.2015 | Women
Laura Riley, Ph.D.

The Equal Pay Act doesn't seem to be working very well. In the United States today, mothers are the primary or sole breadwinners in more than 40 percent of families. They work for the same reasons men do and merit the same pay.

I Am a Gay Navy SEAL Pushing for Equality in Red States

Brett Jones | Posted 01.04.2015 | Gay Voices
Brett Jones

I live in Alabama, and as most people know the south can be a very conservative place. Aside from God's love, my family is the principal source of my happiness. Like many of the SEALs I have worked with, I am willing to fight and die to protect that. Unfortunately, this state does not recognize my family, a fact that is beyond disheartening.

Women in the Boardroom

Laura Liswood | Posted 01.04.2015 | Business
Laura Liswood

It might be useful to look at some of the dynamics of the boardroom with a gendered lens (although I would quickly add, to focus on what is observed from the dominant group's members and those from the non-dominant group members).

Let's Make Peace, Not War

Anush Kostanyan | Posted 01.04.2015 | Impact
Anush Kostanyan

Look around you. Observe the world you are living in. Can you feel the beating of a thousand desperate hearts? Can you see the fear for tomorrow in the looks of people? Can you hear the cries of a thousand mothers who are losing their children each day?

How I Set Off To Define Feminism Using A Sharpie And Tumblr Page

Celia Buckman | Posted 12.24.2014 | Teen
Celia Buckman

To be a feminist doesn't mean that you have a quota of protests to attend or spend a minimum amount of time ranting about the patriarchy. It means you believe in equality.

The Aftermath of Hong Kong Protests: How We Can Do More Than Just Stand Around

Erin Mazursky | Posted 12.20.2014 | Impact
Erin Mazursky

While they appear to be randomized blips on a map, this growing trend of unrest is actually a part of an ever-connected global movement for truly people-powered, open societies that, if successful, can shift not just geopolitics but our fundamental ability to achieve human rights, development, equality, and prosperity in every community around the world.

Time for a Level Playing Field at the Supreme Court

Evan Bernick | Posted 12.21.2014 | Politics
Evan Bernick

In the vast majority of constitutional cases, the playing field is tilted decisively in favor of one side: The government.

Homoground Is Throwing the First Queer CMJ Showcase Ever

Brett Gleason | Posted 12.20.2014 | Gay Voices
Brett Gleason

I approached Homoground founder Lynn Casper over the summer to help fill the gap in what I saw was a lack of LGBTQ representation in what's always been such a great week to check out new artists.

Satya Nadella's Accidental (and Valuable) Gift

Ritu_Sharma | Posted 12.17.2014 | Impact
Ritu_Sharma

But in situations like this, it's important that our voices not lose perspective - as the progress and change we desire only comes when we leave our emotional silos, seeking to understand and then hopefully educate people from diverse (different from our) viewpoints.

Justice for Lateisha Green

Eòghann Renfroe | Posted 12.15.2014 | Gay Voices
Eòghann Renfroe

We are gathering in support of Lateisha, a young woman who was taken from us too soon, and whom the justice system has utterly failed. This isn't about sending a man back to prison for a terrible crime. This is about sending a message that we will not stand by while the court, and the state, decide to value certain lives more than others.

Ebola and Thomas Eric Duncan: Compassion for All

Grace Ji-Sun Kim | Posted 12.15.2014 | Black Voices
Grace Ji-Sun Kim

When Thomas Eric Duncan, a visitor from Liberia, became ill in Dallas on September 24, he went, as many people do, to the local hospital emergency room. However, serious questions must be raised about what happened when he did.

This Little Person Asked Passersby How They Feel About The Term, 'Midget'

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 10.15.2014 | Impact

The term "midget" comes from midge -- a small insect that resembles a mosquito. It's not a term of endearment, of course, but as Aaron Beelner po...

Fallon Fox, Top Female Athlete and MMA Fighter, Discusses Being Authentic and Real

Toni Newman | Posted 12.12.2014 | Gay Voices
Toni Newman

Fallon Fox, the first openly transgender female to compete in the MMA, discusses transistioning, fighting, her goals and being authentic.