The Conversion of a Queer-Basher

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Former ‘queer-basher’ James Baines and his struggle to convert hate into understanding.

The Soul of a Young Artist

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Social reform is an art and art can reform society. When we look at the soul of an artist and their art, we can find the way to peace.

Love Will Conquer the Hatred

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In Remembrance of Matthew Shepard

 Malala Yousafzai & Classroom Attendance

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

Satire as Libel & Resistance to Anti-Racism Efforts

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What does it mean when alleged satire uses a real name with a fake quote?

Finally College Centers Meeting Needs of Underserved Students

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Imagine this: Today is your first day at college.

Happy LGBT History Month

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LGBT History and education can propel progress for the human rights movement.

Clean Potable Water a Human Right, Even in Detroit

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When water becomes a human right in a nation divided.

Dangerous Values at Values Voters Summit

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I perceive so many issues and so much material to critique from the recent so-called Values Voters Summit in Washington, D.C. that I find it difficult where precisely to focus.

LGBT Equality and the 2012 GOP Presidential Candidates

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In preparation for 2016, a rundown of the LGBT equality platform from the 2012 GOP Presidential hopefuls

Partial Reversal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” Only a Beginning

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The reversal of one policy fuels the questioning of discrimination, diplomacy, and the use of the military.

A Letter to My Maternal Great-Grandparents Wolf and Bascha Mahler

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A photo and a film of his great-grandparents helps one man work to heal and repair the world.

Vice President Steps into the Stereotype Muck

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The stereotype of the callous Jewish moneylender pops its head out of the Vice President’s mouth.

A Wall of Separation From Religion in the U.S.

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Does separation between religion and government exist in the U.S.A. anymore? Do we have freedom from religion?

Why I Will Not Pledge My Allegiance to Any Flag

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How to make an informed decision before you pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America.

Violence & Xenophobia Face South Asian & Middle Eastern Communities in U.S.

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Xenophobia in politics and race based hate is firmly rooted in US history and on the rise today.