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The Worth of Michael Sam

Rabbi Michael Bernstein | Posted 04.15.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Michael Bernstein

The great miracle of being human, according to a beautiful Jewish tradition is that our Creator coins each of us with the same Divine Image and yet no two of us are the same.

What the Duck: Justice or Lost Opportunity?

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 02.21.2014 | Entertainment
Warren J. Blumenfeld

Phil Robertson, in his own misguided and offensive fashion, has given us as a society much to unpack by his linking multiple issues and multiple form of oppression (heterosexism, racism, classism, environmental control and degradation), and all in the context of religious justification.

The Invisible Epidemic: Lesbians and Cancer

Victoria A. Brownworth | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Victoria A. Brownworth

Now the pink has been put away for another year and breast cancer is no longer in the spotlight. Unless you happen to be a breast cancer survivor or be battling the disease yourself, that is -- like me and millions of other women, many of us lesbians.

On Egypt and First World Choice

Cassie Premo Steele | Posted 10.21.2013 | Gay Voices
Cassie Premo Steele

Sexuality, revolution, death, and love -- these are things that happen to us whether we choose them or not. Only someone whose life is so cradled in first world privilege can afford to deny this.

Rolling Stone: A Case Against Censorship

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 09.18.2013 | Media
Warren J. Blumenfeld

While I do not place Rolling Stone necessarily in the category of the classics censored and banned throughout the history of ideas, I certainly advocate for the age-appropriate consumption of materials from which we may derive our own conclusions and our own ideas.

Intersectionality: Challenging Though Essential for Liberation

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 05.07.2013 | Gay Voices
Warren J. Blumenfeld

Not knowing what else to do at this time with what they considered to be my gender non-conformity, my parents sent me to a child psychologist at the age of four until my 13th birthday because they feared that I might be gay (or to use the terminology of the day, "homosexual").

LOOK: Famous Women Who Loved Women

Nina Bahadur | Posted 10.17.2012 | Women

Famous lesbian couples like Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi, or Cynthia Nixon and Christine Marinoni, are a now common sight in the news and on th...

Topless Women at SlutWalk Demand Respect: Is This the Right Tactic?

Leora Tanenbaum | Posted 12.05.2011 | Books
Leora Tanenbaum

For at least a decade, women angry about the sexual double standard have tried to wrest control of the "slut" label. Is the time ripe to appropriate "slut"? Forgive me, sisters: I don't think so.

Teaching Black Feminism and Paying it Forward

Gina Athena Ulysse | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Gina Athena Ulysse

I also know only too well that in many instances black women are still continually defined through racist and socially limited lenses.

Seeking Novels with Strong Single Characters, Matrimania Not Included

Bella DePaulo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Bella DePaulo

I'm always looking for fiction that is not matrimaniacal.