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"You're So Well Dressed, for a Straight Guy": The Dilemma of Guerrilla Stereotypes

Juliet Bourke | Posted 09.03.2015 | Women
Juliet Bourke

That's the problem with guerrilla stereotypes: they're subtle, subversive and very effective. They continue to reinforce underlying stereotypes, but the pairing of a stereotype with a compliment gives the recipient (or a bystander) much less to point to and challenge.

I Used to Work for Ellen DeGeneres

Liz Jackson | Posted 09.01.2015 | Style
Liz Jackson

Now I'm asking her to work with me to achieve Inclusive Retail.

Transgender Awareness Training: A Business Essential

Vanessa Sheridan | Posted 08.31.2015 | Gay Voices
Vanessa Sheridan

The world will continue to change and the business community must continue to respond to those changes in effective ways.

Disability Housing: Living, Supporting, and Loving Intentionally

Micaela Connery | Posted 08.28.2015 | Impact
Micaela Connery

A leisurely conversation-filled dinner with not a single phone on the table. Religion that was welcoming and inviting (and-not-even-a-tiny-bit-divisive). Morning greetings of "Wow, looking good!"

Nonprofits: Equity Must Begin Within

Paul Schmitz | Posted 08.27.2015 | Impact
Paul Schmitz

Equity recognizes that we don't all start at the same place. It recognizes that persistent disparities will not be solved without targeting certain opportunities and supports to individuals who start further behind or face additional barriers.

5 ways to Make Your Classroom LGBT Inclusive

Anthony Nicodemo | Posted 08.25.2015 | Education
Anthony Nicodemo

After coming out as gay two years ago, I've had such an incredible journey. So many people have shared personal stories, and I've learned so much about myself. Unfortunately, many of the stories I've heard make me shake my head.

10 Crucial Ways We Can Make Society More Inclusive for People With Disabilities

Kristin Duquette | Posted 08.26.2015 | Impact
Kristin Duquette

It's easy to assume that because of the ADA, discrimination never occurs and full equality prevails for every person with a disability living in the United States. This wishful thinking is comparable to thinking that racism no longer exists because we have an African American president.

Autism Without Fear: How 'Best Practices' Are Vastly Overrated in Today's Educational Environment

Michael John Carley | Posted 08.20.2015 | Education
Michael John Carley

As an autism consultant employed by schools, the over-reliance I see on best practices -- even without the term's vagaries -- is vast, counter-productive given the current climate, and might be causing us to miss greater gaps in educating students on the autism spectrum, if not beyond.

Quiet Policy Victories Spell Big Wins for Athletics

Ashland Johnson | Posted 08.11.2015 | Sports
Ashland Johnson

It's up to advocates to create the right legal and policy environments for those athletes, coaches, and fans to live their lives openly. And two recent civil rights developments have the potential to do that.

Embracing Transgender Communication

Kerri Allen | Posted 08.05.2015 | Gay Voices
Kerri Allen

Communications and the media are powerful vehicles, and as the conversation about the gender spectrum gets louder, communication pros need to hone their facility with talking -- and writing, producing and Snapchatting -- about it.

How Sports Can Break Down Barriers of Exclusion

Kim Samuel | Posted 08.04.2015 | Impact
Kim Samuel

Just as sports can create and reinforce a sense of belonging and purpose, so too it can be a pathway for recognition among peoples, and for breaking down the walls of preconception that prevent us from truly seeing one another.

At the Crossroads of a Movement: Our Work Is Not Done

Stephanie Battaglino | Posted 07.30.2015 | Gay Voices
Stephanie Battaglino

What an amazing three months it has been! Now that we have all caught our collective breath from an unprecedented Pride Month, let's step back for a moment and consider what has transpired during this time for the entire LGBTQ community.

Supporting Women of Color in the Workplace

Brennon Marcano | Posted 07.29.2015 | Business
Brennon Marcano

While many have written substantively about what women and women of color can do to help each other and "lean in" in the workplace, there's been little focus on the important role men play in creating equitable work environments.

Disability Housing: Institutional Avoidance

Micaela Connery | Posted 07.22.2015 | Impact
Micaela Connery

You can't live in Connecticut and work on anything related to disability services and not know about Southbury Training School.

Carrying the Torch for Inclusion, After the Games Are Over

Torrie Dunlap | Posted 07.22.2015 | Los Angeles
Torrie Dunlap

The Special Olympics World Games will, for a short period of time, make disability visible. But we should not be persuaded that this is what inclusion looks like, and should continue to fight for greater participation by students with disabilities in our schools, communities, and even our sports leagues.

How Do We Get Businesses Working Towards the Sustainable Development Goals?

Bhaskar Chakravorti | Posted 07.21.2015 | Business
Bhaskar Chakravorti

One of the most significant changes since the declaration of the Millennium Development Goals, set to conclude this year, is that the private sector is now seen as a key stakeholder. With governments reneging on prior commitments, and given the projected $3 trillion to $4.5 trillion price tag to achieve the SDGs, corporate participation is essential.

Sport for All: The Case for Inclusive Physical Activity Programs

Edwin Moses | Posted 07.17.2015 | Impact
Edwin Moses

We need more programs in the U.S. to have adaptive and inclusive opportunities for people with disabilities. In order to create lasting impact over the next 25 years we need to look at these problems holistically and commit to overcoming the barriers to access.

Diversity, Divisions, and the Politics of the Taco Bar

Edward Muzio | Posted 07.20.2015 | Business
Edward Muzio

Diversity and debate work for us; isolation and comfort work against us.

How an Ordinary Person Can Change the World, Well at Least Start the Process...

Janice S. Lintz | Posted 07.13.2015 | Impact
Janice S. Lintz

Imagine waking up one day and learning that your daughter has a hearing loss. Imagine finding out the access your daughter needs doesn't exist in this country but does elsewhere.

Caitlyn Jenner- Just Another Form of Human Diversity

Davina Klatsky | Posted 07.06.2015 | Entertainment
Davina Klatsky

It never ceases to amaze me how the biggest naysayers of social media are the individuals who rarely use it on a daily basis citing that is dangerous and/or destroys reputations.

Inclusion: Fact or Fantasy

Davina Klatsky | Posted 07.06.2015 | Women
Davina Klatsky

Recently I couldn't help but notice the growing number of beautiful young women hitting social media, fashion runways and magazine covers with physical or cognitive differences that would have been unheard of just a few years ago.

Shaping a Culture of Inclusion

Wendy Spencer | Posted 07.02.2015 | Impact
Wendy Spencer

Rooted in the ingenuity of everyday Americans, the spirit of service reminds us that we are all united by a common purpose. For generations, the national service family has rallied around this ideal to advance the cause of equal access for Americans with disabilities.

Why a Compliment About My Eyes Was Hard for Me to Believe

Davina Klatsky | Posted 07.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Davina Klatsky

The acceptance of all people no matter what their difference is long overdue. We are so much more than just our outside physical identity. We are all individuals first, with our own distinctive talents and personalities. I've further learned through my own journey that it is possible to ultimately find nobility from even the most challenging of situations.

White People, If You're Not Part of the Solution, You're Part of the Problem

Karen Fleshman | Posted 07.02.2015 | Black Voices
Karen Fleshman

How much worse is it going to have to get before we take accountability for our racism and actively engage in dismantling it?

Madrid and San Francisco, Gateways for Diversity and Inclusion

Gaia Paradiso | Posted 07.01.2015 | Gay Voices
Gaia Paradiso

Today Madrid opens its doors to Madrid Orgullo-Madrid Pride, which has been for years the largest urban event celebrated in Europe, bringing about two million people together in the main streets and squares of the city.