For almost 20 years, Dr. Mukwege has treated patients who have survived serious injuries from sexual violence perpetrated as a tactic of war in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)
If we can reduce human suffering, we can reduce addiction. We must decide that the cost of addiction in lives and money is not acceptable to our society in the 21st century. We highly commend Jason for his extraordinary article, and thank him for the lives he has saved.
Success requires us to be proactive and to adjust when conditions require and sometimes to fight fire with fire.
Like many families, my husband, sons and I often have engaging conversations while we're sitting at the dinner table. Something about that environment naturally lends itself to conversation. Sometimes we just share details from our days, or my kids tell me what they learned at school. But sometimes we have our most thought-provoking talks while putting forks to plates.
As a queer Houstonian, I will never ask that #BeyBeaHero. I have always abstained from the idea that any ally -- even a multimillion dollar, mega-popular one like Queen Bey -- could ever take center stage in a fight for equal rights for queers like me.
When we were first told that my own grandson, Braeden, was born with a rare undiagnosed neurological disease, which would affect his walking, speech and balance, we were devastated but determined.
Hey, I'm a big supporter of veterans, military families, and the orgs that support 'em. As Veterans Day approaches, the Bob Woodruff Foundation announ...
This defeat is a setback to LGBTQ rights in Houston, and it sets a dangerous precedent in this country.
Under the guise of protecting women and girls from a danger that does not exist, transgender teens are given an extraordinarily clear message: In the eyes of their community, their lives are not valuable.
Tori did not wake up one day and say to herself, "I am going to fall in love with a drug addict," or "I am going to have a child with a drug addict." Many loved ones aren't even aware of the substance abusers' struggles until the lies they put into place in order to hide their habit begin to unravel.
LGBT rights were clobbered, hammered, devastated in the city of Houston by voters, as the Houston Equal Right Ordinance (HERO) was repealed.
There are four ways to change the legal framework that transgender people live under: legislation, ballots, case law, and policy changes. The sooner we stop wasting our time tilting at legislative and ballot windmills, the better.
Have you heard of HERO, the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance? If you're part of the LGBTQ community -- or anyone who believes that everyone deserves equal rights -- then you should know what's at stake in Texas this week.
In 1987, I beat a 10-bag-a-day heroin habit. Somehow, I pulled myself out and went on this unbelievable journey. However, I have never in my life witnessed anything like the current heroin epidemic in America. How did we get here?
Marine Corps Sergeant Rafael Peralta. That name should sound familiar because numerous stories have been written, including at least half-a-dozen by this author, about this Marine's heroism.
Photo credit Alexander Khalap Nov. 1 Zoe Heineman is running her third NYC marathon. You can track Zoe during the race b...