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Misrepresentations

Silencing the Screaming Queens: Roland Emmerich's 'Stonewall' and the Erasure of Queer Rage

Colin Walmsley | Posted 08.23.2015 | Gay Voices
Colin Walmsley

While middle-class white gays and lesbians picketed the White House wearing suits and skirts, trans women of color threw their heels at police officers and taunted the cops by forming kick-lines and singing raunchy songs. While assimilation-oriented gays pleaded with the queer community for peace in Greenwich Village, enraged queers used parking meters as battering rams to break down the door of the Stonewall Inn and reclaim their safe space from the mob and the police.

Who's Afraid of a Muslim Man? One Play Tells Who and How Come

Roxane Assaf | Posted 09.25.2013 | Chicago
Roxane Assaf

Did you hear the one about the Syrian Slovak Pole who started a theatre company with a Pakistani businessman, then a famous downtown Chicago church gave them a permanent stage for plays about sex, religion and politics? Surprise: It really happened!

We Need a New War on Poverty -- Not the Same Old War on the Poor

Allan Brawley | Posted 11.11.2012 | Politics
Allan Brawley

Did millions of Americans suddenly become lazy? If you are to believe a recent Republican campaign statement, you might believe it.

News of the World bows out by Misrepresenting George Orwell

Max Atkinson | Posted 09.09.2011 | Media
Max Atkinson

The final editorial of the final edition of the News of the World began by making out that George Orwell was a fan of the newspaper. In case you misse...

This Isn't About Wallis vs. Beck -- It's About Biblical Social Justice

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jim Wallis

While I have agreed that the cause of social justice has sometimes been politicized for ideological purposes by both Left and Right, I continue to defend the term itself as biblical.

CNN Drops Dobbs: To All Those Who Joined Us in the Drop Dobbs Campaign

Janet Murguía | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Janet Murguía

Yesterday's resignation came after thousands of people and organizations pressured CNN to stop Dobbs's biased coverage of our community and the immigration debate.