Furiously Heartbroken, I am Orlando

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Keith Stewart puts his anger and sadness about the Orlando shooting into perspective–not just for himself, but for the good of mankind.

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The Tyranny of the Sex/Gender/Sexuality Binary

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The natural world has never conformed to our human notions of “two sides” to everything.

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Why it is Crucial to Locate the ‘African’ in African Studies

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Can we develop the study of Africa so that it is more respectful toward the lives and struggles of African people and to their agendas?

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Preventing the Next Orlando Massacre: A Modest, Radical Proposal

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If we’re going to prevent violence we need to recognize that the origins of violence begin in childhood abuse, neglect, and abandonment.

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Orlando: Tell the Story Right

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No matter how politicians and pundits spin things, Pulse was a gay bar on Latin night.

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Reflections on the Pulse of My LGBTQ Community Following Orlando

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Young people have always been integral in the success of social movements and today they are shaking up traditionally dichotomous binary notions of gender.

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Me Before You: Representation, Equality and the Dangers of Hollywood

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A Hollywood blockbuster about a quadriplegic man is causing controversy within the disabled community.

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New Documentary Explores the 1967 Newark Riots

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In 1967, the arrest and beating of an African-American taxi driver by a white cop sparked a riot that killed 26 people, caused millions in damage and led to a mass exodus from the beleaguered city of Newark.

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How Men Can Be Active In the Conversation on Domestic Violence

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Because we all fail the victims when we don’t speak up.

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I’m Proud to be a Turbaned Man

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The Sikh turban is steeped in symbolism but its wearers have also been a target of racism.

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Religious Dogma, Heterosexism, and Cissexism

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Though certain religious denominations may continue in their attempts to define us, they will fail.

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Two Violent Men, Two Symptoms of the Same Sickness

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America woke up this weekend to the news of the deadliest civilian mass shooting in the nation’s history. The senseless tragedy will undoubtedly evoke anger, sadness and helplessness.

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What Side of History Should Good Men Be On Regarding Gun Laws?

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We’re at a defining point in American history right now regarding gun violence, gun laws, and gun sense. Which side is winning? And when will the American people win?

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A Second Look: Orlando and the Fight for Human Rights

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Love is the defense against hate and bias.

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Culture Shift Causes Culture Shock: Fear of the Unknown

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If only we could learn to practice fairness, integrity and respect for one another.

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An Interview with Tim Matsui on Sex Trafficking in the United States

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STAND corresponded with Matsui about his film and his efforts to educate and inspire others to take action on the issues related to sexual violence and trafficking.

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