Letters From Africa: Why an Anti-Gay Stance is Threatening to All of Us

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African countries’ anti-gay stance hurts more than just African LGBT people.

Street Corner Sweatshops

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How the car wash industry abuses workers

People Polished the Stone of the Irish Emerald Isle

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Same-sex marriage approved for the Republic of Ireland!

13 Ways to Create Safe & Supportive Schools for LGBATQQI People

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Throughout the world, on university and grade school campuses, in communities and homes, and in the media, issues of sexual identity and gender identity and expression are increasingly “coming out of the closet.”

War and Circumstance: The Brutalization of My Brothers

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Austin Harrington reflects on the unprovoked, violent attacks on fellow African Americans by police.

Dueling Identities: A Journey of Purpose

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One gay man’s reflective story proves gender is more than just a humanity issue.

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