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FIFA's (Other) Big Problem

Juliana Barbassa | Posted 07.02.2015 | Latino Voices
Juliana Barbassa

FIFA's culture of discrimination goes far beyond the musings of a gaffe-prone, out-of-touch leader.

Declare Your Independence: Why Quitting Isn't Losing

Cyndi Chen | Posted 07.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Cyndi Chen

If you quit when you need to, you're actually placing yourself closer to success.

Your Three Genders

Alan Christianson | Posted 07.02.2015 | Gay Voices
Alan Christianson

Even though we see the world through the filter of our own gender combination, we can at least acknowledge that other combinations exist.

What Is Transgender?: A Beautiful Short Film Has an Answer

Mark O'Connell, L.C.S.W. | Posted 07.01.2015 | Gay Voices
Mark O'Connell, L.C.S.W.

To get to the heart of what the words gender and transgender are all about, I believe it is more effective to show than to tell. The new short film, Dylan, by Elizabeth Rohrbaugh, does exactly that.

Iceland Is Doing Something Right and Smart!

Gabriela Mueller Mendoza | Posted 07.01.2015 | Latino Voices
Gabriela Mueller Mendoza

A recently experience I lived in Iceland is still fresh in my mind and heart. On an Icelandic summer day there was excitement in the air. Global leaders came together in one of the most marvelous places in the Nordic area, the Harpa Music Hall in Reykjavik, Iceland.

Countdown for Climate Action: Are 10 Days Enough?

Lorena Aguilar | Posted 06.30.2015 | Green
Lorena Aguilar

There are five months remaining until COP21; however, there are less than 10 days of negotiations left until the Paris meeting -- only two more meetings of negotiators, one in August and one in October. This is not very much time at all to finalize the conditions of the framework and have all parties agree to implementation.

Bringing Peace and Ending Violence for Women and Girls

Sri Mulyani Indrawati | Posted 06.30.2015 | World
Sri Mulyani Indrawati

While often more prevalent in conflict, violence against women is in fact a global phenomenon rooted in social norms and attitudes. More than one in three women around the world have experienced an attack, the vast majority committed by their husbands or boyfriends.

Why I Let My Son Wear a Dress

Frida Berrigan | Posted 06.30.2015 | Parents
Frida Berrigan

My son Seamus wears a dress. Actually he has two: a dark pink long-sleeved ballerina number with a leotard top and a short sleeved princess dress with pearls and ribbons. I am trying to check my straight (but not narrow), hetero-normative biases. I am trying to give my son more than two choices.

The Daddy Wars: The Work/Family Problem We SHOULD Be Talking About

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 06.26.2015 | Women
Soraya Chemaly

There are many things that dads can do to support the development of egalitarian attitudes at home, like take parental leave or equally absorb chores, but what men need is for other men to stop shaming them when they do those things.

From Queer to Cis: My Story of Privilege and Guilt

Ravishly | Posted 06.26.2015 | Gay Voices
Ravishly

Is this a thing that happens? Do people come out -- or come back out -- as cis? How do you celebrate that? Unbake a cake? Re-wrap the gifts? Or do you mourn it? Do you shake your head at the person you thought you knew before shuffling back to your respective safe spaces, crestfallen?

The Future of the LGBT Movement May Involve Transhumanism

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 06.25.2015 | Gay Voices
Zoltan Istvan

In the future, transhumanist technology and science will compliment the LGBT movement and help push it forward in the face of continued social oppression and closed-mindedness.

Gender Mainstreaming Matters

Patricia T. Morris, Ph.D. | Posted 06.24.2015 | Impact
Patricia T. Morris, Ph.D.

Gender mainstreaming is about promoting gender equality, but each organization will come to this through a different lens. What gender equality looks like in a water and sanitation program is quite different from an economic opportunity program.

Zeba Blay

The New Spider-Man Casting Isn't Racist, Just Boring

HuffingtonPost.com | Zeba Blay | Posted 06.24.2015 | Entertainment

Sony Pictures has made a lot of mistakes in the past year, but perhaps one of the biggest thus far is the new Spider-Man casting. This week, a relativ...

Millions of Refugees Need Access to Cleaner, More Efficient Cookstoves and Fuels

Radha Muthiah | Posted 06.24.2015 | Impact
Radha Muthiah

More than 59 million people are currently displaced from their homes due to conflict, war, and disaster. They leave home with few possessions, and often, in fear of their lives.

What Teenage Boys Should Know About Teenage Girls

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 06.24.2015 | Women
Soraya Chemaly

Our lives, beginning when we were teenagers, have distinctly different aspects and are affected in ways that teenagers today are usually still not talking about. As young as 11 or 12, different rules and double standards based on gender begin to alter our day-to-day experiences in subtle, and often not-so-subtle, ways.

Street Art & Gender in Mongolia

Emily O'Dell | Posted 06.24.2015 | Arts
Emily O'Dell

Whenever I'm heading off to Mongolia for research, colleagues and friends react with a mix of bewilderment and concern -- as if I'm flying away to a faraway planet.

Part and Parcel: Nin Andrews

Hannah Stephenson | Posted 06.24.2015 | Arts
Hannah Stephenson

Beauty leads to vulnerability, and beauty is most often seen as a feminine quality. These concepts are thoroughly, almost obviously embedded in our culture.

Is It Really That Strange For a Guy To Wear A Dress?

Miles Robbins | Posted 06.23.2015 | Gay Voices
Miles Robbins

I wear dresses to embrace femininity (adjective) but not to re-assign my gender to female (noun). I think that it is absurd to think that there is a rigidity to the identity of CIS and Heterosexual males and females, that for a man to wear a dress or for a woman to wear pants means they are LGBTQ.

Diversity Is a Business Crisis in Silicon Valley

John Fitzgerald Gates, Ph.D. | Posted 06.23.2015 | Business
John Fitzgerald Gates, Ph.D.

Granted, Silicon Valley is investing in programs to attract women and minorities to the technology field, engender good will, and increase workforce diversity through pipeline development. But there continues to be a lack of urgency to change.

FtM Feelings On Father's Day

Basil Soper | Posted 06.21.2015 | Gay Voices
Basil Soper

Fathers don't have to be biologically related to their children. Dads can be queer. They can be kind. Fathers shouldn't have anything to do with upholding patriarchal male standards. Fathers are all genders. Fathers can be so much more then what our traditional view of them is.

5 Things My Husband Teaches Our Daughter About Working Parents

David Valdes Greenwood | Posted 06.18.2015 | Parents
David Valdes Greenwood

Day jobs notwithstanding, we both dove into hands-on parenting from the start. But as I met other people with infants, I discovered that this was not universal.

A Quick Note on Transracial vs. Transgender

Ryley Rubin Pogensky | Posted 06.18.2015 | Black Voices
Ryley Rubin Pogensky

The only thing transracial and transgender have in common is their prefix.

Caitlyn, Feminism, and What if Means to Be a Woman

Beth Cone Kramer | Posted 06.16.2015 | Women
Beth Cone Kramer

We get to choose how we define what it means to be a woman and we also get to define feminism. There's room for stay at home mothers, women with career ambitions, the single mother who struggles to support her children, the wealthy Upper East Side wife, and, yes, Caitlyn Jenner.

Caitlyn Jenner Unites Old Time Religionists and Gender Feminists in Wroth

Clay Farris Naff | Posted 06.16.2015 | Gay Voices
Clay Farris Naff

Unless you are prepared to be a bigot, you cannot say what gender Caitlyn Jenner should or should not be. You cannot invoke God or the history of women's oppression to render judgment on how she should choose to express her identity as a transgender woman.

What Are the Sounds of Transphobic Dinosaurs Dying?

Laura A. Jacobs, LCSW-R | Posted 06.15.2015 | Gay Voices
Laura A. Jacobs, LCSW-R

Ultimately the age of dinosaurs will pass; their fossils will be discovered by future anthropologist-archeologists to be scrutinized, dissected, and viewed as oddities whose ideas will seem curious for their naiveté.