Making Schools Safer and More Welcoming for LGBTQI Students

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The Australian curriculum is completely silent on the needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersexed (LGBTQI) students and discusses sexuality only in terms of the biological.

What Causes Homosexuality? Who Cares?

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People have been claiming causes for hundreds of years. But does it really matter here, and now?

Negotiating for Cessation of Persecution of LGBT People in Iran

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It’s no secret, the LGBT community faces adversity world-wide. Not the least of which places, Iran.

What the Romans Can Teach us About Immigration and Integration

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The ancient Romans extended many of the same rights to immigrants and ethnic minorities as they did to the elite. And their empire lasted 500 years.

The Case For Internet Access In Prison — Why Internet Access Is A Basic Human Right

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In prison, Facebook isn’t just a time-killing luxury. It’s a means of survival.

May We #ReclaimMLK With Mindfulness

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An overlooked variable of Martin Luther King Jr.’s success was his unique ability to mindfully use his strong emotions rather than be used by them.

They Loved Their Son So Much, They Killed Their Daughter: a Requiem for Leelah

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The death of transgender teen Leelah Alcorn has stunned America and leaves many questions. Writer Rob Watson compares the reaction to that of the slain Matthew Shepard, and pays tribute to a young life, gone too soon.

The Best of Social Justice 2014

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Justice and rights have been unavoidable topics in 2014. Here is a sample of unique opinions that GMP Social Justice is known for.

The CIA Tortures Abroad

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Who tortures US citizens at home?

You’ve Got Hate Mail

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How Islamophobia takes root online

The Hunger Games as Metaphor for Youth Oppression & Resistance

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I believe one of the litmus tests by which a society can be judged is the ways it treats its young people, for this opens a window projecting how that society operates generally.

Photo Essay: Speaking Out Brings Queer Youth Experience Into Focus

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“Straight? No. Gay? No. Those words don’t feel right. They aren’t Me. B:? Closer, but still not me. Queer . . . . . . . YES! I’m Queer! That’s Me!”

 Malala Yousafzai & Classroom Attendance

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Malala Yousafzai recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize and her influence on the love of learning.

While U.S. Expands Marriage Equality, Russia Hunts LGBT

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Equal rights are human rights. We all suffer if some of us are discriminated against and denied equality, and we all win if all have it.

Clean Potable Water a Human Right, Even in Detroit

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When water becomes a human right in a nation divided.

Why Didn’t I Try to Make the World a Better Place?

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Recent milestones in Saudi Arabia for disabled youth, and how those milestones have the potential to make the world a better place.