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Arnold Schwarzenegger Talks New Autobiography, 'Total Recall,' in Google+ Hangout (VIDEO)

Shira Lazar | Posted 12.08.2012 | Celebrity
Shira Lazar

Action superstar, influential political figure and all-around pop culture icon Arnold Schwarzenegger took to Google Plus Friday to promote his new tell-all autobiography, Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story.

Rugby Hunks, Straight And Gay: The New Face Of Sports

Marten Weber | Posted 12.05.2012 | Gay Voices
Marten Weber

I have just spent a weekend talking to six adorable straight athletes about homophobia, homoerotica, homosexuality, and rugby. What did we conclude after 48 hours of male bonding and philosophizing about the state of the world?

Freedom of Suppression

Michael Drew | Posted 11.27.2012 | Politics
Michael Drew

What do you consider to be freedom of expression? The right to offend? The right to be offended? The right to say whatever or to let others say whatev...

A Letter From The Dad Who Wears A Skirt

Nils Pickert | Posted 11.26.2012 | Style
Nils Pickert

It is not OK for anybody to mess with my son about his outfit. Hence I wear dresses and skirts so that any person who has a problem with that and feels the necessity to express his or her resentments can mess with me.

'Love Your Neighbor' Wasn't Just a Suggestion

Jim Wallis | Posted 11.28.2012 | Politics
Jim Wallis

The roots of anti-American hostilities in the Middle East run deep (literally and figuratively). We can start with the fact that our oil (and its economy) lies beneath their sands. Couple that with U.S. support of repressive and backward regimes, the continual presence of foreign troops on their land and in their holy places, and the endless wars waged there, ultimately fueled by the geopolitics of energy. Injustices and violence caused by the oil economy have sparked a reaction from dangerous religious fundamentalists in the Islamic world. This week, ugly anti-Islam ads implying that Muslims are uncivilized "savages" began appearing in New York City subways, prompting many people of good faith from across the nation to speak out against the ads. Sojourners now plans to bring a message of love -- a light in the darkness -- to counter the hate.

A Letter From The Dad Who Wears A Skirt

Nils Pickert | Posted 11.25.2012 | Parents
Nils Pickert

If there is such a thing as owning a human being, he owns me. I made him, I dreamed of him, I longed for him; now he is in my life, and I am responsible for him as long as there is breath in me.

Wake Up Call to Speak Out for Our Common Values and Rights

Jorge Sampaio | Posted 11.18.2012 | World
Jorge Sampaio

In my mind, it is necessary for those of us in the middle -- the overwhelming majority -- to take back the conversation from the extremes and occupy our rightful place in it.

A Marvelous Balance

E. Gordon Gee | Posted 10.22.2012 | College
E. Gordon Gee

On this very first week of Autumn Semester at our University, I am filled, once again, with an inordinate measure of hope and optimism. As the members of our incoming class converge upon our campus, I am in awe of their spirit, exuberance, perspective, and promise.

What Your Weekend Plans May Say About How Socially Responsible You Are

Posted 08.18.2012 | Black Voices

While the Carter-Knowles continued to settle the score in an unlikely war of words with singing and acting legend Harry Belafonte earlier this week, t...

Finding Common Ground With 'Sacred Ground'

Chris Stedman | Posted 10.15.2012 | Religion
Chris Stedman

Storytelling can do that. It can connect and inspire us to new ways of thinking, to greater empathy and to increased familiarity with different experiences, identities and values.

Calling All Bi Role Models: What Bi People Can Do To Help Heal U.S. Wounds

Gary North | Posted 10.13.2012 | Gay Voices
Gary North

I'm here to call on my fellow bi people to step up and set good examples of openness, compassion, and tolerance. Ask folks with whom you disagree to have coffee with you; have guided discussions; have face-to-face, low-key chats; get to know your enemy, frenemy, or others.

Where Is the Love?

Suza Scalora | Posted 10.10.2012 | Healthy Living
Suza Scalora

When we declare we are tolerant there is an air of judgment and superiority, as if we are putting up with someone or something we don't approve of. We have deemed their choice inferior to ours, but we will take the high road and tolerate them.

Bristol Palin's Perversion Of Tolerance

Zinnia Jones | Posted 10.10.2012 | Gay Voices
Zinnia Jones

When people feel the need to state explicitly how "tolerant" they are, it's usually a sign that something is amiss. Such is the case with Bristol Palin's recent blog post.

Wisconsin Shootings: Sympathy Is Not Enough

Jalees Rehman, M.D. | Posted 10.07.2012 | Religion
Jalees Rehman, M.D.

After a tragedy like the shooting in Wisconsin, we have to move beyond merely offering our sympathy and condolences. We have to try our best to help replace the current culture of contempt with a culture of respect.

Church: 'You’re Welcome Here If You’re Just Browsing, Just Woke Up Or Just Got Out Of Jail'

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 07.27.2012 | Religion

One church bulletin is generating buzz for its inclusive, welcoming message. On his blog, Jon Acuff, author of Stuff Christians Like, said he recei...

Burning Mosques and Building Mosques

Kelly James Clark | Posted 09.19.2012 | Politics
Kelly James Clark

It's time for Christians to regain their heritage, reaffirm their compassion, and fight mightily for freedom and justice for all. That means ceasing opposition to the building of Mosques and condemning attitudes that fuel the flames of Mosque-burnings.

Gay in the BSA

Philippe Dunbar | Posted 09.17.2012 | Gay Voices
Philippe Dunbar

After leaving the Boy Scouts, I felt betrayed by their anti-gay policy. The policy was contradicting the other values taught by the Scouts about respecting others and their beliefs. And even though I felt the Boy Scouts taught many important values, this was one I did not want to support.

The Creative Compact

Richard Florida | Posted 09.09.2012 | Business
Richard Florida

The tectonic upheavals our economy is enduring are the result not just of financial shenanigans by the global One Percent, but of a deeper and more fundamental shift -- the passing of the old industrial order as it gives way to the emerging Creative Economy.

Incitement in Tel Aviv

Jeremy Ben-Ami | Posted 05.25.2012 | World
Jeremy Ben-Ami

Seeing pictures and reading first-hand reports of Wednesday night's riot in which Jews targeted African refugees in Tel Aviv left me shocked and saddened.

Tolerance and Prosperity

Fred Wilson | Posted 07.08.2012 | Small Business
Fred Wilson

Bob asserts that changing the cultural norms (and laws) of his home state are not going to be good for the local start-up scene. Bob is right and his concerns are consistent with the lesson that Paul Romer gave us yesterday. Tolerance and prosperity go hand in hand. History tells us this.

Gay Jesus: From His Lips To God's Ears

Kergan Edwards-Stout | Posted 06.26.2012 | Religion
Kergan Edwards-Stout

The Catholic faith is important to my family, and as much as I wanted to make them happy, I learned pretty quickly that I first needed to make myself happy.

Amerikkka's Last Stand

Russell Simmons | Posted 06.09.2012 | Politics
Russell Simmons

Let us take notice, there are some people in our country who are fighting with every ounce of energy that they have to promote hate, racism and bigotry. I want to warn them now, that anyone whose mission is keeping people apart is swimming against a very strong tide.

The Golden Rule, for Each and All

Christopher Holshek | Posted 06.09.2012 | Impact
Christopher Holshek

Sitting at his right hand in front of thousands of worshipers, hearing him refer to me as "his brother in faith," it was as exhilarating as my first firefight in combat -- except much more pleasant and uplifting.

A Letter To My Bully

Kergan Edwards-Stout | Posted 05.28.2012 | Gay Voices
Kergan Edwards-Stout

I heard that you'd left behind a note, writing that although you did not like girls, you did not want to like boys. And suddenly it became horribly clear to me. You and I were exactly alike. That anger and venom you directed at me, you were also directing at yourself.

Overcoming Difficult People

Melissa Van Rossum | Posted 05.14.2012 | Home
Melissa Van Rossum

Isn't it interesting how we expect others to behave in a certain way so we can feel good about ourselves? And then when people don't behave as we want them to, we feel so disappointed and angry -- when really, most times, we're not actually surprised at their actions?