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


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


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


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


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


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


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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