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The Pulse Shooting: Grieving Safe Space and the Work We Have to Do

Denice Frohman | Posted 06.15.2016 | Queer Voices
Denice Frohman

I woke up this morning and wondered if it was all a dream. There is no medicine for days like yesterday or today, or the days ahead, or the days befor...

Queer People Deserve To Feel Safe

The Huffington Post | Jenavieve Hatch | Posted 06.13.2016 | Queer Voices

Sunday morning's rampage at Pulse nightclub in Orlando was a heartbreaking, hate-fueled infiltration of a safe space. Pulse, like any other gay or qu...

How to Fix Other People's Problems

Mette Ivie Harrison | Posted 02.25.2016 | Religion
Mette Ivie Harrison

I don't think that it's helpful to point out other people's problems to them from an imagined place of superiority. The truth is, I'm not sure that I often see what other people's problems are anyway.

Asian Americans as People of Color and Activists for Safe Spaces

Esther Suh | Posted 12.29.2015 | Impact
Esther Suh

Because the racism that Asian Americans experience is different or not as publicized as that of black and Hispanic communities, many Asian Americans grow up thinking that their stories do not have a place in our country's history of racism and discrimination.

Oklahoma College President Declares 'This Is Not A Day Care'

Reuters | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 12.03.2015 | College

The president of a Christian college in Oklahoma touched off a social media firestorm this week for saying in a blog post that students are too quick ...

Cash-for-Work Program Empowers Syrian Refugees

UN Women | Posted 10.15.2015 | Impact
UN Women

Nearly 80,000 of the Syrians who have escaped the deadly war raging in their country have sought shelter at Jordan's largest refugee camp, Za'atari, where UN Women provides economic empowerment and protection programming for women and girls.

A Little More Light: Standing in Solidarity With Octavia Lewis

Sidney Chase | Posted 07.04.2016 | Queer Voices
Sidney Chase

As the LGBTQ community celebrates a favorable ruling on Marriage Equality, many activists around the country are seeing this as only the beginning. While the social climate of America is starting to carve out places for the LG and B, the T remains fighting most battles on it's own.

Where Are The Queer Spaces For Jewish Women?

J.E. Reich | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
J.E. Reich

Even though the West Village offers "lesbian nights" on Fridays in hallowed locales like the Stonewall Inn and the Monster Bar NYC, it's a far cry from the dozens of spaces and nights for gay men spackled across the Five Boroughs.

Empowering Kenyan Women To Aim High On And Off The Field

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Growing up in the Kenyan slums, Peninah Nthenya Musyimi was surrounded by drugs, prostitution and dire poverty. Her childhood was "very difficult," sh...