Challenged By Anderson Cooper to Provide One Example to Justify Anti-Gay Bill, Arizona Senator Comes Up Empty

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Though he insists it has nothing to do with discrimination, Arizona State Sen. Al Melvin (R) can’t explain why SB 1062 is needed to defend “religious freedom.”

They Say Trayvon Martin Could Have Walked Away

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In a society that continually asks men not to walk away, Kristian Orozco asks if we are adding insult to a tragedy.

Are You Racist and Don’t Even Know It? (Video)

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Elementary school girl judges situations based on implicit racial bias against black folks but she not the only one.

Anderson Cooper to Receive GLAAD Award

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GLAAD President Herndon Graddick announced on Saturday that Madonna will be presenting the award to Cooper in March.

Kirk Smalley Found A Mission After the Suicide of His Son

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Kirk Smalley says, “I will fight bullying forever because my son will be 11 forever.”

Sandy Hook Truthers are Afraid of the Dark

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Sam Sattin believes the Newtown conspiracy theorists use the Internet as a place to peddle claims on the existence (and fear of) malevolent “others”, because the actual truth is just too scary to face.

Mississippi Teen Charged With Murder But Not Hate Crime in Hit-and-Run Death

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The victim’s son says, “They ran him over because he was black.”

Syrian Activist Released From Prison

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Anderson Cooper says, “Imagine, a grown adult hearing his voice for the very first time.”

Did Kathy Griffin Sexually Harass Anderson Cooper on New Year’s Eve?

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Alyssa Royse wonders how we would react if the sexual harassment leveled against Anderson Cooper on New Year’s Eve had happened to a woman.

The Honest Testimony of a Woman Held Captive by Her Husband

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Anderson Cooper has an exclusive interview that lays bare the experience and thinking behind severe domestic abuse.

Heroic Men in 2012

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We pause to honor the men who loved, changed lives and saved them in 2012.

60 Reasons to be Proud in 2012

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Coming out in Hollywood in 2012 became a casual affair. Gone were the days of the “I’m Gay” cover photo.

Should Anderson Cooper Have Shared Contents of Late Ambassador’s Diary?

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Who is responsible for leaking the existence of Ambassador Stevens’ private journal?

Open Thread: Should the Media Stop Publicizing Aurora Shooter’s Name and Face?

Victim and hero Alex Teves, who saved by shielding her with his body.

Should the media focus on the heroes and survivors (like Alex Teves, above), and band together to stop publicizing the shooter’s name and face?

Jay Smooth on Frank Ocean and Independence

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Jay Smooth explains how the week of Independence Day was a good week for many types of freedom.

Surprise! Anderson Cooper is Gay

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HeatherN hopes that maybe someday soon we will live in a world where ‘coming out’ means nothing more than showing up at the Oscars with a date that happens to be the same gender.