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Equality

Sport: Bridging the Gender Gap

Richard Attias | Posted 10.28.2012 | Sports
Richard Attias

The achievements of women during London 2012 help to make the case for unleashing the potential of women and girls around the world -- a testament to the need for greater participation by females in all fields, from business to politics to health.

I've Been Where No Male Politician Has, and It Matters

Jane Devin | Posted 10.28.2012 | Politics
Jane Devin

I have a lot of stories -- too many stories -- about inequality, injustice, and irrationality, and they go way, way back.

Rape -- A World Issue

Rukhsana Hasib | Posted 10.24.2012 | Politics
Rukhsana Hasib

The use of the term "legitimate rape" is utterly bizarre and morally reprehensible. It is a grave and injurious insult to mothers and daughters everywhere.

The Augusta Factor

Trudy Bourgeois | Posted 10.24.2012 | Business
Trudy Bourgeois

So what's the take-away from this for us as a society -- including for corporate America? Do the right thing right away.

Assault on the Daughters of Swat Valley

Rukhsana Hasib | Posted 10.10.2012 | Impact
Rukhsana Hasib

The misery in the Swat Valley and the plight of thousands of women and children, who have lost husbands and fathers, gave birth to Swat Relief Initiative.

When a Lie Is No Longer a Lie, What Happens to America?

Stuart Muszynski | Posted 10.07.2012 | Politics
Stuart Muszynski

Through the years, we've become accustomed to a little political sidestep, where politicians don't answer the question asked and respond with a totally irrelevant answer. But lately this sidestep has morphed into outright lying.

Sikhism, Identity And Where I Stand In Light Of The Wisconsin Shooting

Sahaj Kohli | Posted 10.06.2012 | Religion
Sahaj Kohli

I am defensive and on edge. I want the world to know that I am a Sikh. I want to stand tall, not down. Not only on the behalf of the Sikh community but even more so for Americans who are subjected to religious persecution.

Packing the Invisible Knapsack

Ernestine Hayes | Posted 10.01.2012 | Home
Ernestine Hayes

People of color had been talking and writing about white privilege for years, but when the emperor himself realizes he's naked, everyone checks their pants.

The Boy Scouts' Futile Isolationism

Zinnia Jones | Posted 09.19.2012 | Gay Voices
Zinnia Jones

If the Boy Scouts don't want to talk about sexuality, they certainly don't have to, but removing so-called "known or avowed homosexuals" isn't going to make anyone forget that they exist.

Richard Noble, a Man You Should Know

David Duran | Posted 09.11.2012 | Gay Voices
David Duran

Richard Noble reflects on his journey of being the first "out" gay man to walk across the country, covering 10 states and more than 2,700 miles in 15 months.

Dignity, Justice, Equality: LGBTQ Latinos and Allies Building a Movement for Change

Jessica González-Rojas | Posted 09.01.2012 | Latino Voices
Jessica González-Rojas

Now is the time for our movements to work together to protect LGBTQ health, rights and justice. LGBTQ Latinas have been a part of movements for reproductive justice and sexual liberation for as long as these movements have existed.

Riding the Bus to a New Era of Respect

Stuart Muszynski | Posted 08.26.2012 | Impact
Stuart Muszynski

Parents and teachers need to work together to counter the negative forces feeding our children. Parents and teachers can lead discussions about the values that have shaped our American hopes and dreams since our country was founded.

US Infant Mortality Rate Higher Than Other Wealthy Countries

Howard Steven Friedman | Posted 08.25.2012 | World
Howard Steven Friedman

We usually don't think about infant mortality in the United States. We associate it with the developing world or with the distant past. The fact that the U.S. has the highest infant mortality is not because of a lack of specialists or facilities.

Fifty Shades of Grey: My Version

Lisa Solod | Posted 08.19.2012 | Politics
Lisa Solod

I have fantasies. Oh, do I have fantasies. They wake me up in the middle of the night; they keep me from work; they interfere with my relationships.

The Future We Want: Demanding Social Justice and a New Distribution of Opportunity

Michel Sidibé | Posted 08.15.2012 | Healthy Living
Michel Sidibé

If the international community chooses to seize this moment to promote a new distribution of opportunity -- one that empowers people to challenge and overcome injustice -- we can unleash the potential of individuals and society as a whole to live in health, dignity and justice.

Why I'm a Little Mad at Maria Shriver

Seth Matlins | Posted 08.14.2012 | Women
Seth Matlins

What's the difference between being a good woman and being a good man and being a good person? Shouldn't those of us fighting for equality speak to what makes us the same when we can?

Lincoln, Nebraska -- Behind the Midwestern Smile

Michael Pettinger | Posted 08.06.2012 | Gay Voices
Michael Pettinger

It's not nice not to like your hometown, particularly when that hometown has a reputation for being a very nice place indeed.

Anti-LGBT Rights Governor to Speak at Prominent Deaf Civil Rights Group's National Conference

Courtney O'Donnell | Posted 07.30.2012 | Gay Voices
Courtney O'Donnell

Gov. Daugaard is allowed his views and since he was duly elected by the people of South Dakota, I'm not going to second guess their decision. But it is fairly clear that Daugaard's view doesn't belong at the NAD conference. So why was he invited?

LGBTQ Portraits Make Their Way To The Hole

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 05.22.2012 | Arts

There is plenty of debate surrounding the fight for LGBTQ equality these days, but photographer iO Tillett Wright is out to show that sometimes no rhe...

From The Bachelorette to the Boardroom (and Bedroom): What Have We Learned?

Shira Hirschman Weiss | Posted 07.18.2012 | Women
Shira Hirschman Weiss

The women in my neighborhood always seemed to be complaining of some injustice or another and I wanted them to stop. "Why bring attention to yourself like this?" I remember thinking at age 10.

A Bad Call in Richmond

Aubrey Sarvis | Posted 07.16.2012 | Politics
Aubrey Sarvis

As the Washington Post pointed out, you can be a gun-rights activist in the old Dominion and get a judgeship in Virginia, but you can't be a gay rights advocate and get approved by the the same assembly in Richmond.

LGBT Community Makes Strides in Argentina, Loses Ground in US

Hayley Rose Horzepa | Posted 07.11.2012 | World
Hayley Rose Horzepa

In Argentina, "Senators approved the Gender Identity law by a vote of 55-0." 55-0? I can't imagine that unanimity happening with any positive legislature for the LGBT in this country.

Same-Sex Marriage

Madeleine M. Kunin | Posted 07.10.2012 | Gay Voices
Madeleine M. Kunin

It took guts for President Obama to state his position and I applaud him for it. But he could not have "evolved" to supporting same-sex marriage without the vocal support of a growing number of Americans who stand with him.

Obama Said Our Names Today

Rev. Dr. Cindi Love | Posted 07.10.2012 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Cindi Love

No one can predict how much political capital President Obama will gain or lose as a result of his courageous effort to support our freedom to marry. What we can foresee is that he will end his service as president knowing that he did the right thing.

Changing Etiquette Between the Sexes

Daylle Deanna Schwartz | Posted 07.04.2012 | Women
Daylle Deanna Schwartz

Women want equal rights, but some expect old standards to prevail when it suits their needs.