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We Who Believe In Freedom Cannot Rest

Mary Beth Maxwell | Posted 07.18.2016 | Queer Voices
Mary Beth Maxwell

As a nation, we have failed to confront systemic racism. This won't change without white people really engaging. Developing this ability requires regular workouts as well as a heavy dose of humility.

An Open Letter to the Queer Community (and the Straight World We Live In)

Derrick De Lise | Posted 06.16.2016 | Queer Voices
Derrick De Lise

This is not about them. This is about victims--and they should not be talked about in the abstract, or have major parts of the identity and life ignored. We need to have vigils for them; we need to cry for them; we need to remember them; we need to say their names.

Bike Gear of the Year, 2016

Max Gladwell | Posted 05.16.2016 | Sports
Max Gladwell

A disproportionate amount of my income goes to recreational gear. I'm a cycling enthusiast and thrive on the performance enhancements of new bike gear. It's mostly incremental gains, but you'll also get the occasional breakthrough.

Watch What Happened When Equality New Mexico Transformed Its Board of Directors

Mark Daniel Snyder | Posted 09.30.2016 | Queer Voices
Mark Daniel Snyder

Equality New Mexico's Board was mostly white, mostly male and mostly cisgender. With thoughtful consideration, extraordinary dedication, open hearts and a willingness to learn, they switched from a "recruitment model" to an "attraction model."

National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month - A NAMI-NYC Metro Wrap Up

NAMI-NYC Metro | Posted 07.29.2016 | Impact

No matter who you are, living with a mental health condition can be challenging, but for some, culture, race, and ethnic background can exacerbate mental health challenges, and create disparities in access to quality mental health care.

From the Bay a Runway That Stands for So Much More

Ryley Rubin Pogensky | Posted 06.23.2015 | Black Voices
Ryley Rubin Pogensky

How can POC be celebrated, while also being part of the norm? By creating our own events. By owning what for so long we have had to be window shoppers to. Invited for appetizers, but not allowed to stay and enjoy the main course.

An Amateur's Reflection on Racism, Classism Within LGBT Communities

Enrique Torre Molina | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Enrique Torre Molina

I have a hard time translating the concept of "people of color" with all its heavy, powerful meaning to our experience in Mexico. Race and racism are not topics present on the media, much less on off-screen daily conversations.