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Are Human Rights Compatible with Islamic Values?

Ghazala Salam | Posted 02.10.2014 | Religion
Ghazala Salam

Unfortunately, the word of God is lost in the language of cultural interpretations, which fails to understand the Islamic perspective in realizing that discrimination and bias are counterproductive to equity and justice.

Human Rights Day -- A Day to Do Something

Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson | Posted 02.10.2014 | Gay Voices
Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson

In the wake of Human Rights Day and Nelson Mandela's state funeral, it is more clear than ever that we are all called to be our higher selves. We are called to believe and act like our lives make a difference.

Pope Mourns Mandela

Posted 01.25.2014 | Religion

Pope Francis paid tribute to Nelson Mandela on Friday, as he joins the world in grieving the death of one of the world's most ardent fighters for equa...

Casting Off Chains, Enhancing Freedom of Others: The Legacy of Nelson Mandela

John Friedman | Posted 02.04.2014 | World
John Friedman

His work went beyond his people to all peoples, and beyond his country to every corner of the planet. If there is justice in this universe, in any form, Nelson Mandela will indeed rest in peace.

Nice is the Ultimate Vice

Zach J. Hoag | Posted 01.25.2014 | Religion
Zach J. Hoag

American Christian culture is often fronting. There are certainly all kinds of people in all kinds of subcultures that front, but when we Christians do it, it's especially frustrating because we basically front for God.

On the 50th Anniversary of His Assassination, JFK's Message Is More Important Now Than Ever

Michael Shammas | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Michael Shammas

We were once a country that wasn't scared to do the big things, weren't we?

Should Eminem's Talent Cover Up His Homophobia?

Jack Rattenbury | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Jack Rattenbury

When I thought hip hop was becoming a more accepting place with Frank Ocean coming out as bi-sexual, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis releasing 'Same Love' and both becoming commercially successful. 'Rap God' was just a gunshot taking us back in time making us realise that we've got a long way to go.

Call Off the Ender's Game Boycott

Emma Ruby-Sachs | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Emma Ruby-Sachs

When I was 11 years old my father handed me a copy of Ender's Game. I'd been reading science fiction for a while and the escape it provided was a life-saver. I was a lonely kid, often unable to connect to other children. I was precocious. I was a nerd. And I was gay.

Breaking Silicon Valley's Glass Ceiling

Sen. Richard Blumenthal | Posted 10.16.2013 | Politics
Sen. Richard Blumenthal

Companies across America face few if any obstacles in ensuring women have paths to leadership. That is why it is shocking and deeply disappointing to see more and more evidence that the boardrooms of corporate America remain exclusively a men's club.

Wanted: An Inclusive Workplace. Needed: Active Allies.

Sylvia Ann Hewlett | Posted 12.16.2013 | Gay Voices
Sylvia Ann Hewlett

The ultimate dividend: The combination of a diverse workforce and leaders who get that diversity makes companies measurably more innovative. It is a bottom-line imperative that organizations work to create a workplace where LGBT workers feel accepted.

Celebrating World Sight Day

Clarah Rudo Manuhwa | Posted 12.11.2013 | Impact
Clarah Rudo Manuhwa

While sharing a "be shady" snapshot wearing shades indoors today, this world sight day I found myself questioning how we treat people with disability ...

Getting Girls in the Game Benefits Us All

Kim Turner | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Kim Turner

This International Day of the Girl, we must urge communities, governments and families here and around the globe to recognize that gender equality in sports is not only a gateway for girls to excel in youth, it is a key to personal, national and international prosperity.

Get Covered: Being LGBT Is No Longer a Pre-Existing Condition

Donna Red Wing | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Donna Red Wing

Finally, being a woman, a lesbian, a gay man, a bisexual or a transgender person is no longer considered a pre-existing condition. In addition, Health and Human Services is working with community centers serving the LGBT community to employ prevention strategies to address concerns.

Hope Perlman: Sustainable Success Lessons From Billy Jean King

Hope Perlman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Hope Perlman

Billy Jean King is a great role model for a sustainable, holistic definition of success that includes more than money and power. She pursued greatness on the court in service of her ideals, not just to win

My Friend Jack, the Unmasked Hero

Shane Jordan | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Shane Jordan

This year Jack is removing all the masks. He is taking off his the capes and cloaks, the make-up and the wigs.

Angela's Angels and the Political Patriarchy

Khaled Diab | Posted 11.27.2013 | World
Khaled Diab

Angela Merkel has again become the most powerful woman in the world. Surveying the global map of female heads of government highlights some surprising realities about emancipation and the patriarchy.

The Lost Treasure of Revolutions

John Feffer | Posted 11.24.2013 | World
John Feffer

The desire to be young again is powerful. But more powerful still is to be younger and part of a movement on the verge of remaking the world.

Fairness Is Love's Currency

Wendy Strgar | Posted 11.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Wendy Strgar

Fairness is a measure of the heart. It comes when we trust that there is enough for everyone and when we really get that there is no other -- no over there, but rather that we are all in this together.

Reformation Project Conference Teaches Acceptance of LGBT Christians

Nick Norton | Posted 11.17.2013 | Gay Voices
Nick Norton

On Wednesday 50 gay, straight, bisexual, and transgender Christians will converge on Kansas City, Kan., for the inaugural leadership conference of the Reformation Project, a Bible-based Christian nonprofit seeking to reform the church's stance on sexual orientation and gender identity.

Observations From the Hostess Stand

Annie E. Clark | Posted 11.16.2013 | Gay Voices
Annie E. Clark

These two men, both good-looking, nicely dressed, and in their late 20s, approached my stand and took a long glance around the dining room. "Hi, how are you? Would you like a table?" I asked. "Uh, um, no," one replied. "See, we're not together like that." Pause. What?

An Open Letter to America

Sarah S. Kilborne | Posted 11.06.2013 | Gay Voices
Sarah S. Kilborne

I want to counteract the hate, silencing and fear with love. I want love to be the face of the equal rights movement for the LGBTQ community. I want to fill the world with love. Imagine what that could look like.

LOOK: NFL Star Goes Nude For Gay Rights Campaign

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 08.30.2013 | Gay Voices

Adam Bouska's "NOH8" Campaign, originally formed as a response to California's Proposition 8, added NFL star and former Superbowl champion Brendon Aya...

Why Climate Change Is a Civil Rights Issue

Rev. Dr. Gerald Durley | Posted 10.30.2013 | Black Voices
Rev. Dr. Gerald Durley

Dr. King's dream is sometimes misunderstood. It is not just about the right to vote or an end to legal discrimination. It is about fulfilling the promise of a land of opportunity and leaving a proud legacy for our children.

Redefining Equality: More Opportunity for All Americans

Carol J. Carter | Posted 10.29.2013 | Impact
Carol J. Carter

What should our vision be today? What would Martin Luther King, Jr. maintain for all Americans if he were here? I like to believe he would have these priorities, which would improve life for all Americans.

Scholarships for Women Help to Level Playing Field

Jill W. Smith | Posted 10.29.2013 | Impact
Jill W. Smith

Despite discussion at the highest levels, young women still struggle in countries around the world -- including the U.S. -- for access to education.