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The necessary middle ground between hashtag slacktivism and violent riots

An imposing but unarmed black man was shot six times by a white police officer with a buzz cut. Cue tired stereotypes, paranoid herd behavior, and polarizing media obfuscation. Thousands…

White lesbian couple sues sperm bank over black baby

If you order the meatball sandwich and the waiter brings out the BLT, you have every right to return the sandwich in exchange for a new one or to receive…

The continuing ripple effect of the Hobby Lobby decision

From the beginning, the pro-life religious right has been fighting Obamacare's mandate that insurance providers cover contraception. And unfortunately for women's health outcomes, the Obama administration has been caving to…

Everything you need to know about America’s affordable housing crisis

When I was about 12 years old, my neighbor was evicted; his house was rented out to a group of college guys who removed his painted lawn gnomes and put…

When ‘putting a ring on it’ means jail: Egypt arrests 7 over ‘gay wedding’

By Irene Morse Sept. 9, 2014 Everyone has untagged themselves from that one photo that featured an incriminating red solo cup, but in Egypt the stakes are much higher when it…

Lots of talk, no action on ENDA

It is clear that Biden supports employment non-discrimination, though perhaps only through legislative act. In his speech at the HRC, he referred to workplace discrimination as "close to barbaric" and…

Despite LGBT stance, toss your change to Salvation Army bell ringers

You've probably seen the volunteers ringing bells outside stores over the past month, asking shoppers for donations. The Salvation Army is one of the most visible charity organizations in America,…

The 5 most creative protests against Russia’s anti-gay crackdown

Ever since Russia started cracking down on the LGBT community, people have been lashing out and in fantastic ways. Click below for a rundown of the most creative protests to…

Walker: Wisconsin’s gay marriage ban part of ‘healthy balance’ of LGBT rights

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker recently said he believed his state had a "healthy balance" of LGBT rights even though they have a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage. Why? Because Wisconsin…

2013 Election brings huge LGBT victories

The 2013 election resulted in some significant victories for LGBT candidates across the country. It is increasingly clear that the American public views sexuality as a non-issue in government, in…

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