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

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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

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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

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“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

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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.

Who Is Greater?

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What makes someone like Dzhokhar Tsarnaev vulnerable to radicalization? A Muslim American parent of two young men asks a question that strikes close to home.

The Necessary Evil of Humanizing Rapists

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Heather N investigates the ways in which calling rapists “evil” only serves to prevent us from making the changes necessary to prevent rape from happening.

Shame Is Why We Fight


When a man can’t soothe his woman’s anxieties, he has failed to protect her. And in our culture of masculinity, failed men are expendable.

Anger of Muslims


Brandon Ferdig is incredulous that the extended trailer for ‘Innocence of Muslims’ is responsible for riots in the Middle East.

Sometimes I Want To Give Up


Jeffrey Hartinger tells the truth about dealing with bigotry and its endless microaggressions: no matter how tough you are, it doesn’t get any easier.

We Are All Pussy Riot, We Are All Waiting To Happen


Pussy Riot’s battle in Russia has revitalized the political backbone of the punk community, but it has also transcended punk.

Matthew Shepard’s Mother Speaks About Romney’s Alleged Bullying

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HeatherN explores the idea that Mitt Romney’s flip reaction to his alleged bullying of a classmate calls into question his ability to advocate for the rights and safety of children.

Hate Crimes Against Men of Color

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Hoodies, Hijab and Homicide

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32 year-old mother Shaima Alawadi, beaten with a tire iron in her San Diego home, died today. A note in her home read, “Go back to your country, terrorist.”