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What Are You Wearing?

Jan Folkertsma Schichtel | Posted 09.09.2015 | Women
Jan Folkertsma Schichtel

I was dressed for my usual invisibility: a pale pink, long-sleeved t-shirt, jeans, and brown sneakers that suggest, falsely, a hiker mentality. I'm headed to Meijer, and I'm certain that nobody's even going to see me.

The Politics of Intolerance

Alan Briskin | Posted 09.05.2015 | Politics
Alan Briskin

Political leaders preaching intolerance express the collective's shadow by projecting their own grandiosity, moral superiority, paranoia, and retaliatory policies toward those deemed other or not normal.

The Emergence of Orwellian Newspeak and the Death of Free Speech

John W. Whitehead | Posted 06.30.2015 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

How do you change the way people think? You start by changing the words they use. In totalitarian regimes--a.k.a. police states--where conformity and compliance are enforced at the end of a loaded gun, the government dictates what words can and cannot be used.

Making Modesty Acceptable

Attiya Latif | Posted 06.01.2015 | Style
Attiya Latif

When Kendall Jenner decides to wear pants with a dress, she makes a statement about the way modest apparel, and indeed cultural dress in general, is perceived based upon the wearer.

7 Surprising Facts About Food Sensitivities

Dr. Deborah Caldwell | Posted 05.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Deborah Caldwell

You've heard the saying, "One man's food is another man's poison." In women with chronic disease this couldn't be more true. Often, addressing th...

That Time a Famous Stranger Publicly Accused Me of Being a Terrorist -- and When My Mom Feared for My Life

Atif Choudhury | Posted 04.15.2015 | College
Atif Choudhury

It's not every day a complete stranger publicly calls you a terrorist. A terrorist propagandist, to be precise. Nor is it every day that the stranger happens to actually be someone famous--or infamous depending on who you ask.

What Straight People Don't Understand About the LGBT Struggle

Kevin Thornton | Posted 04.11.2015 | Gay Voices
Kevin Thornton

I look back on my own piece of the LGBT struggle with utter respect and reverence. As gay acceptance is sweeping the country at an unprecedented rate, let it do so in a way that allows us to sing our songs without being viewed as exclusionary.

Cutting Holes in the Law

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 02.18.2015 | Gay Voices
Richard J. Rosendall

"I'm sorry, but we don't serve your kind here." This overt discrimination is something that leading gay libertarians, who otherwise support marriage equality, think should be legal for wedding photographers, bakers, and other business owners to say to gay couples.

The Importance of Counselors in Cultivating Safe Spaces for Students

Murali Balaji | Posted 01.06.2015 | Religion
Murali Balaji

Counselors play an even more important role in helping to give students a venue to articulate their identities, share their fears, or just vent. While this is true for any student, Hindu and Sikh students often are reluctant to speak out.

Why We're All The Same Freaks We Were In High School -- And Why That's Okay

Robin Hoffman | Posted 12.15.2014 | Fifty
Robin Hoffman

As a teenager I felt like that solid, red pimple with no give, no whitehead ripe for a satisfying squeeze. The pain on the outside reflecting the tense churning and discomfort underneath. A differentness I knew would keep me permanently locked out of their circle, disconnected from everyone else who seemed so in tune with one another. They had best friends. I never did.

An American Talks Turkey About the 'Intolerant' Chicken

Bethany St. James | Posted 11.13.2014 | Politics
Bethany St. James

Here in America, we have a knack for twisting around the meaning of a word and molding it into something we can get a bit more use out of. Americans are good at capitalizing on opportunities. In fact, we founded our country on that exact ideology.

The Decadence of Persecuting Deviance

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 09.29.2014 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

Inquisitions to current day intolerant extremists, life and resources are wasted with perverted extravagance. Difference and deviance have become the most frequently employed rationale to persecute, punish and kill.

I'm a Homosexual and There Ain't Nothin' Wrong with That

Michael Rohrer | Posted 08.30.2014 | Gay Voices
Michael Rohrer

Gay people have to be courageous to accept ourselves, be honest about our feelings, and live our lives. I struggle with that courage every day, but when I read the bull**** that people say, I just want to stand tall with my chest puffed out and say, "I'm a homosexual and there ain't nothin' wrong with that!"

The New 9/11 Museum and The Nature of Evil: Needs for Larger Contexts and Questions

Robert Klitzman, M.D. | Posted 07.27.2014 | Religion
Robert Klitzman, M.D.

My sister, Karen, died on 9/11, working at the World Trade Center; and hence, I visited the new Museum, which opened this week, with my family. A...

Introducing Louie Gohmert's Head-Turning Theory On Gay Marriage, Nazis And Jews

The Huffington Post | Natasha Bach | Posted 05.09.2014 | Politics

Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) said on the House floor Friday that liberals who call anti-gay-marriage Christians "haters" are subjecting them to persec...

When Is Tolerance Intolerable?

James Peron | Posted 06.13.2014 | Gay Voices
James Peron

Some of the most irrational arguments I've run across in the debate on marriage equality are 1) the claim that equality supporters are being intolerant, and 2) what is happening is just a 'difference of opinion.'

What Tolerance Truly Means

Tom Krattenmaker | Posted 06.11.2014 | Religion
Tom Krattenmaker

Following revelations that recently appointed Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich had supported California's anti-gay-marriage Proposition 8, he is out. And so is tolerance in this country -- at least according to critics of the pressure campaign that led to Eich's involuntary resignation.

Counting Down: Burma's Race to the Bottom for Human Rights

Jack Healey | Posted 06.10.2014 | World
Jack Healey

Burma seemed to be on the verge of rising up. Now it seems to be in a race to the bottom for denying basic human rights and for maintaining a regime of silence on such a front.

Transgender Female Crossfit Athlete Chloie Jonsson Talks Equality, Acceptance, Tolerance and Respect

Toni Newman | Posted 05.31.2014 | Gay Voices
Toni Newman

Chloie Jonnson is a transgender female and CrossFit athlete fighting for her rights to compete as a female in the CrossFit Games. CrossFit has issue...

Kevin Sorbo Has No Faith in Bill Maher

Dale Hansen | Posted 05.25.2014 | Politics
Dale Hansen

What data are Kevin Sorbo looking at to make such a bold declaration? What time period was the peak of morality? When slavery ended? When interracial marriage was deemed legal? After releasing Japanese Americans from Internment Camps?

Don't Be Intolerant of My Intolerance

Neal Wooten | Posted 05.11.2014 | Gay Voices
Neal Wooten

Gay people have been shunned, discriminated against, fired, verbally attacked, physically attacked and even killed for no other reason than being who they are. That's being bullied. Standing up for yourself and anyone who has been treated like this is not being a bully. It's being a decent human being.

A Jewish Voice on Arabic Radio

Joseph Braude | Posted 05.06.2014 | Religion
Joseph Braude

More than three years after the broadcast debuted, my Muslim audience now finds it ordinary, rather than aberrant, to hear a Jewish voice opine on Arab affairs in their mother tongue. In numerous Arab countries, such a situation would be revolutionary--but in Morocco, it's merely one step forward among many.

Untimely Death of the Homophobe

Mark Morford | Posted 04.27.2014 | Gay Voices
Mark Morford

Did you hear the one about how, if you live your whole life absolutely convinced that the world's going to hell because of gay marriage and the terrif...

VIDEO: Steve Chalke on Taking the Bible Beyond Fundamentalism and Atheism

Derek Flood | Posted 04.20.2014 | Religion
Derek Flood

Chalke, along with these other leaders, represents a growing shift, especially among younger Evangelicals, towards a more affirming, compassionate and thoughtful face of Evangelicalism, and this flows into how Scripture is interpreted and applied.

An Open Reply to Bernard-Henri Lévy

Irina Bokova | Posted 03.24.2014 | Media
Irina Bokova

This exhibition has not been cancelled. It has been postponed -- this was a difficult decision to make -- and it will be inaugurated in the month of June of this year.