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WATCH: Incredible News For Bullied Trans Teen Facing Criminal Charges

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.07.2014 | Gay Voices

A bullied transgender teen who was facing misdemeanor battery charges in Contra Costa County Superior Court has entered into an agreement that could a...

Three Companies Get it Right

Richard Robbins | Posted 04.07.2014 | Business
Richard Robbins

Their forward-looking leaders recognized that, in fact, the biggest risk you can take is not taking risks.

Behind the Scenes at Tech Companies: Employees Teach Each Other How to Code

Angie Chang | Posted 03.26.2014 | Technology
Angie Chang

Successful, thriving company culture becomes evident in its employees. Specifically, employees will be empowered to find ways to give back and empower others -- and there's no better place to start than with your co-workers.

Chicken From China? Why You Should Be Worried

Bettina Elias Siegel | Posted 03.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Bettina Elias Siegel

Here's why we're so concerned.  China has an unusually troubling record when it comes to food safety, as reported on by numerous media outlets.

Why 2014 Will See a Surge in Social Change

Melissa Jun Rowley | Posted 02.26.2014 | Impact
Melissa Jun Rowley

While groundbreaking inventions may not have been at the fore of the commercial tech sector this year, new movements and trends in the social change realm (some related to tech, some not) have definitely been beneficial to humanity.

Ryan Grim

Change.org Promotes Petition Defending 'Duck Dynasty' Star

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 12.24.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Change.org has been promoting a petition that defends one of the lead figures in the reality TV show "Duck Dynasty." The social change c...

WATCH: Child Cancer Patient Petitions For Treatment

HuffPost Live | Posted 11.27.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Last Thanksgiving, 12-year-old McKenzie Lowe was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor. Her family is petitioning New Hampshire's governor to allow...

Jillian Berman

Nearly 200,000 People Ask Retailers To 'Save Thanksgiving'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jillian Berman | Posted 11.21.2013 | Business

For Patricia Stumpff, planning Thanksgiving dinner has been a nightmare in recent years. Last year, she had her family meal the Sunday before the holi...

Ill Will for Goodwill

Jeff Norman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Jeff Norman

Generally, nobody seems to think anything is wrong with doing volunteer work for a nonprofit. Would it satisfy critics, then, if Goodwill were to pay nothing rather than a small stipend?

Jason Cherkis

Texas Woman Wins Big Victory In Quest For Cancer Drug

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Cherkis | Posted 10.04.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Andrea Sloan, 45, had been down to one good lung. Fluid had started to build up in the other, the right one, and it had to be drained on...

21,000 People Sign Petition Against Roxy 'Surf' Video

Posted 10.11.2013 | Women

With over 21,000 petition signatures in hand, three-time world longboarding champion Cori Schumacher probably felt pretty optimistic and empowered whe...

He's Not The Only One...

Posted 09.24.2013 | Entertainment

Last month it was announced that Ben Affleck will play Batman in the upcoming Superman movie "Man of Steel." Fans and critics were quick to criticize ...

300 Years Is Too Long to Wait for Clean Air in Our National Parks

Theresa Pierno | Posted 11.11.2013 | Green
Theresa Pierno

Due to years of lax enforcement and regulatory loopholes, no American alive today will live to enjoy clear skies over the Grand Canyon and dozens of other national parks -- unless the Obama Administration takes action.

Malcolm Gladwell Is Stalking Me

Zachary Dominitz | Posted 10.22.2013 | New York
Zachary Dominitz

Malcolm Gladwell sat next to me yesterday. I was at this little coffee shop in the West Village. It's fairly new, and set up beautifully -- the whole ...

Petition To Fire Affleck Explodes Online

The Huffington Post | Kia Makarechi | Posted 08.23.2013 | Entertainment

Gandhi didn't actually say "be the change you wish to see in the world," and if he were still alive, you can bet he wouldn't place who plays Batman hi...

The Most Romantic Reason To Sign A Petition

Posted 07.11.2013 | Weddings

A San Francisco man wants to propose to his boyfriend, but he needs your help. José Juan Capó started a petition Wednesday on Change.org titled "...

Margaret Wheeler Johnson

Facebook May Allow More Of These Photos Now

HuffingtonPost.com | Margaret Wheeler Johnson | Posted 06.14.2013 | Women

In theory, Facebook has always allowed photos of mastectomy scars -- as long as they didn't involve full breasts, which would violate the site's anti-...

How Bringing Equality to Boy Scouts Has Strengthened Our Family

Jennifer Tyrrell | Posted 08.03.2013 | Gay Voices
Jennifer Tyrrell

In April of 2012 I was forced to resign as my son's Den Leader in The Boy Scouts of America because I am gay. Refusing to back down, my partner and I teamed up with GLAAD, launched a petition and unknowingly set out on a journey that would forever change our lives.

Abercrombie & Fitch: Sorry!

Posted 05.23.2013 | Business

Abercrombie & Fitch has apologized, again. In recent weeks, the retailer has seen its brand's popularity plummet after Business Insider resurfaced ...

Victoria's Secret's Missed Opportunity

Sheila Moeschen | Posted 07.22.2013 | Women
Sheila Moeschen

Sickness, even sickness conquered, cannot be sexy, or so the marketing logic likely goes. A woman living as a cancer survivor is not just a body transformed, hers is a life transformed. Victoria's Secret could have been a part of this process.

The End of Abercrombie & Fitch

Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D. | Posted 07.22.2013 | Business
Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D.

For the past seven years, people have continued to flock to A&F stores, even though the largest size for women's jeans is a 10 and there are no XL or XXL sizes for women on the shelves. Who is to blame? In part, we are.

Ryan Grim

Change.org Gets Big Investment

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.21.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Petition platform Change.org got a $15 million cash infusion last week from The Omidyar Network, an investment firm connected to eBay fo...

Ryan Grim

Change.org Opens Platform To Small Donors

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.02.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Change.org is opening its petition platform to allow small donors to fund the expansion of a grassroots campaign, an effort to diversify...

Online Petition Against Disney's Sexist Avengers T-Shirts Gets Nearly 6,000 Signatures

Daniel Vahab | Posted 06.15.2013 | Parents
Daniel Vahab

A recent Change.org online petition to get the Disney Store to "stop selling sexist Avengers T-shirts" has received nearly 6,000 signatures. The shirts in question include one for boys that reads, "Be a Hero," and one for girls that reads, "I Need a Hero."

The Boy Scouts Made Me Gayer!!

Jennifer Tyrrell | Posted 06.04.2013 | Gay Voices
Jennifer Tyrrell

Before my forced resignation from the BSA, I had never been involved in anything. I had never even been to a gay pride parade!