A Tale of Two Tattoos: Love and Hate Crime in Orange County

Rick Williams is demanding #JusticeForShayan, and after reading this, you probably will too.

Trans* People are STILL being Murdered for Truth Telling

How many have to die before the world acknowledges their truths?

Why Coming Out Day Still Matters

For trans people and asexuals, coming out isn’t just about visibility. It’s survival.

Free Speech Is No Excuse For Muslim-Baiting

Condemning the inexcusable violence committed by the shooters in Garland, France and Denmark doesn’t stop us from questioning the justification for the cartoon contest and subsequent exhibit. Are they not simply provocations of a minority by the majority

Open Letter to Parents of Gay Kids: This Is Not About You

It’s back-to-school time. If you have, or even know, an LGBT kid, tune in.

Massacres Never Solve Any Problems

Last week’s mass killing in Charleston leaves a white man asking questions and filled with sadness.

Why ISIS And Republican Zealots Have More In Common Than You Think

Obama was right about the Crusades, but his point says a lot more about anti-Muslim violence today.

Why the Transgender Day of Remembrance Was Important

Yesterday was the International Transgender Day of Remembrance. If you missed it, you were likely not alone. Here is one man’s testimony why it was important and worth your attention.

Why We Need to Tell Our Stories

It took one young man sharing his story to convince the police to care about hate crimes.

Does Laughter Equal Tolerance?

A satirical article in a skateboarding magazine brings up the question…should jokes about gay men be used to grab media attention?

Winds of Change: Are You Being Rude to People With Disabilities Without Knowing It?

Erin Kelly looks at a series of ads intended to help people learn to be more comfortable interacting with folks with disabilities, and to help nurture empathy.

Elliot Rodger, Tiger Woods, And Acts of Self-Hatred

Kozo Hattori believes the rampage shooting at UCSB was more than just a hate crime against women, it was also a hate crime against Asian-Americans.

Dear Kevin Williamson, Laverne Cox Is A Woman

Kevin Williamson of the National Review wrote an article calling Laverne Cox a man. Here’s why he’s so very wrong.

I Almost Witnessed a Hate Crime

“I am a person of color and I am gay, and I live within a LGBTQ community that seems to not be able to reconcile that.”

Should We Forgive the President of ‘Gay Conversion Camp’ Exodus International?

Alan Chambers is shutting down his “pray away the gay” program and asking for forgiveness. But he still believes that homosexuality is a sin.

Deleware Votes Against Discrimination

On Thursday, the Delaware State Senate approved a bill to add gender identity to the state’s hate crimes and non-discrimination laws, but there has already been serious backlash from conservatives.