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Can Your Love Sustain Big Change?

Allison Hope | Posted 07.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Allison Hope

What happens if life throws you a curve ball so wide and fast and uncertain that it threatens to destroy everything you've built together? Can your relationship survive big change?

Should Teammates Get Equal Pay?

Adam Grant | Posted 07.18.2014 | Sports
Adam Grant

Why is pay equality good in some settings but bad in others?

The Opportunity of a Generation: Ending Extreme Inequality

Winnie Byanyima | Posted 07.17.2014 | Impact
Winnie Byanyima

We need to tackle extreme inequality because is morally indefensible and socially corrosive -- undermining our health, affecting our well-being, and undermining peaceful societies.

The (Other) War on Women

Duncan Hosie | Posted 07.15.2014 | Politics
Duncan Hosie

John Milton, the great English poet, once pondered, "For what can war, but endless war, still breed?" The answer: flawed Supreme Court decisions, countless email fundraising solicitations, and a surge of new attack ads. The "war on women" is back.

22 Years Later: Thank You, Colorado!

Conor Gaughan | Posted 07.14.2014 | Gay Voices
Conor Gaughan

In the fall of 1993, my eighth grade English teacher assigned our first research paper. I wrote about a Colorado's Amendment 2, which prevented any town, county or the state from passing laws that would make discrimination against gays illegal.

Dear Gays: UNITE

Justin C. Young | Posted 07.11.2014 | Gay Voices
Justin C. Young

We just made it through another month of Gay Pride and how far have we truly come?

Is Feminism Dangerous to Men, and the Way Society Views Men and Boys?

Quora | Posted 07.11.2014 | Women
Quora

Feminism is a win/win. There is no loser in demanding equal rights for men and women.

Opening Doors: Mondale, Ferraro and the Legacy of July 12

Joel K. Goldstein | Posted 07.11.2014 | Politics
Joel K. Goldstein

The effort to open doors is not simply a matter of aesthetics, as some have suggested. It rather reflects a commitment to equality and to the idea that the American dream is not simply the province of white males, that as Ferraro said, "America is a land where dreams can come true for all of us."

Feminism, Modern Day Ruminations

Sana Syed | Posted 07.07.2014 | Women
Sana Syed

The interpretation of the concept of feminism is surrounded by controversy that is rivaled only by religion. The issue is confounded even more by the contradictory actions and diversity of its proponents.

Nurturing Inequality: A Strategy for Achieving Unequaled Accomplishment for Every Learner

Carlos R. Moreno | Posted 07.01.2014 | Education
Carlos R. Moreno

I believe that schools can make a contribution to reducing overall inequality of opportunity in our society and economy but in what might appear a contrary way: by actually creating inequality in schools.

The Art of Being a Woman in a Male-Dominated Field

Literally, Darling | Posted 07.01.2014 | Women
Literally, Darling

I manage employees, most of which are male and I am managed by males. I can faintly hear my feminist sisters in the background cheering for me, and I usually wear these facts like a badge of honor on my chest. I am proud of this, but if we are being honest, it is no walk in the park.

I'm a Homosexual and There Ain't Nothin' Wrong with That

Michael Rohrer | Posted 07.01.2014 | Gay Voices
Michael Rohrer

Gay people have to be courageous to accept ourselves, be honest about our feelings, and live our lives. I struggle with that courage every day, but when I read the bull**** that people say, I just want to stand tall with my chest puffed out and say, "I'm a homosexual and there ain't nothin' wrong with that!"

No Labels Please

Tami Shaikh | Posted 06.26.2014 | Women
Tami Shaikh

I think we need to understand that beneath the different skin colors, hair colors, languages, body sizes, shapes and our thoughts, we are all made the same way. Why, as humans, do we put a label on someone and assume that the person we are labeling is just that?

Why Pride Is Not a Choice, But Necessary to Our Survival

Allison Hope | Posted 06.22.2014 | Gay Voices
Allison Hope

As we pull ourselves back up and wipe off the loss, we are held up by those before us who took to the streets that fateful night at Stonewall and refused to remain victims. We are leap years closer to equal rights because of their brave sweat and tears and we carry on the fight in their honor.

I'm Just a Girl

Linda Roy | Posted 06.18.2014 | Women
Linda Roy

Why do some women undermine themselves and others? Why do they vote against the female candidate and insist that women shouldn't be part of the military? What are they afraid of? Are they threatened in some way?

4 Things We Can All Learn From One Of America's Oldest Religious Communities

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 07.22.2014 | Religion

Sunlight pours into the plain, open room through its many windows. Men and women of all ages gather in rows of simple wooden benches all aligned to f...

5 Reasons Churches Need to "Come Out" on LGBTQ Rights

Christian Piatt | Posted 06.18.2014 | Religion
Christian Piatt

If we continue to advocate for some people being treated as "less than" others in any way, how can we claim the Gospel as our mandate with any credibility?

The Female Double Bind Part II: The Weakling vs. the B*tch

Kali Rogers | Posted 06.17.2014 | Women
Kali Rogers

Make a commitment and strive to understand your friends, coworkers, daughters and moms -- because they are being judged just as harshly for their intrinsic personalities. Let's work to be embraced by our choices, instead defined by our of limitations.

Who Is Writing Your Story

Kent Reiersgaard | Posted 06.17.2014 | Gay Voices
Kent Reiersgaard

Here's the short story: We're a legally married, Washington State couple living the life of our dreams. But it wasn't an easy road.

Obama's Executive Order On LGBT Job Discrimination 'Expands The Universe'

The Huffington Post | Natasha Bach | Posted 06.17.2014 | Politics

Dr. Dana Beyer, the executive director of Gender Rights Maryland, discussed on HuffPost Live Tuesday President Barack Obama's plan to draft an executi...

How A Question About Jabba The Hutt Led To A Lesson In Feminism

Karen Cordano | Posted 06.23.2014 | Parents
Karen Cordano

Be kind. Try hard. Treat girls with the same respect you treat boys. I couldn't be more sincere when I say that is all I want from my sons.

An Inch at a Time Toward ENDA

Rev. Susan Russell | Posted 06.17.2014 | Gay Voices
Rev. Susan Russell

This is what liberty and justice for all looks like: making sure that that equal protection equally protects all Americans.

Top 10 Reasons LGBT New Yorkers Should Be Proud This Pride Season

Nathan M. Schaefer | Posted 06.16.2014 | Gay Voices
Nathan M. Schaefer

It's the three-year anniversary of marriage equality in the Big Apple and the one year anniversary of the Supreme Court ruling on DOMA, which cited New York in its decision as justification for the favorable outcome.

6 Reasons Why Equality for Women Doesn't Always Work (For Me)

Marlaina Schiavo | Posted 06.13.2014 | Comedy
Marlaina Schiavo

1.) Equal Pay for Equal Work I'm all in favor for the "pay" portion of this mantra but... what kind of work are we talking about? Operating a jackha...

Celebrity School: Because Lana Del Rey Cannot Deal With Feminism Right Now

Shanrah Wakefield | Posted 06.10.2014 | Entertainment
Shanrah Wakefield

It's important that celebrities are educated and well versed in issues and movements relevant to our world, particularly those relevant to their young audience. The fact is that it is not okay to dismiss the feminism debate as boring.