Chimpanzees are people too, you know. Ok, not exactly. But lawyer Steven Wise has spent the last 30 years working to change these animals’ status from “things” to “persons.”
Defense attorneys who enter gay panic defenses can reduce a defendants’ murder charges 32% of the time, even though the majority of these homicides involve incredible violence.
Although the Iowa Caucus was an epic fail, it did make a few things clear.
Demographic research shows that black women have led the way in US trends related to gender.
Therese Frare: A father comforts his son on his deathbed. The photograph that changed the face of AIDS (1989)
A father comforts his son, David Kirby, on his deathbed in Ohio, 1989. . This picture is widely considered the photo that changed the face of AIDS. It showed AIDS … Continue reading →
As the midterms approach, the administration is ratcheting up its attacks on anyone who isn’t a straight, white, native-born Christian. In the days leading up to the election, the news … Continue reading →
A new federal order wouldn’t just deny civil rights protections to trans people. It would deny we exist altogether. I’m a trans woman, and I’m terrified. Already, on any given … Continue reading →
In my thirty-five years of teaching college students, I’ve not encountered a generation as dedicated to making the nation better as this one. Millennials (and their younger siblings, generation Z’s) … Continue reading →
On May 4, President Donald Trump signed an executive order that allows churches and religious leaders to explicitly endorse or oppose a political candidate without penalty to their nonprofit, tax-exempt … Continue reading →
Real-life individual liberty — for everyone — is at the heart of everything progressives stand for. It’s time we own it. . The liberty ideal should be perfectly at home in every nook and cranny … Continue reading →
History might be the best antidote to the unthinking, and pernicious, naturalisation of cisgender identity and heterosexuality. When confronted with the fact that, for most of history, people simply did … Continue reading →
. Nisha Gupta, the director of “illuminate,” says: This short film is based on in-depth phenomenological research interviews with sexual minorities about their lived experiences of being in the closet. … Continue reading →
The Stellar Trolling of Mike Pence This week’s Canny Resistance Award goes to John Oliver, who deftly stole Mike Pence’s family’s homophobic thunder by, hours before the release of their … Continue reading →
Wyatt Massey: Your Uncle Said What? How to Talk About Social Justice With Your Family During the Holidays
Finding connection and engaging face to face is important social change work—especially during holiday gatherings. The dread of politically combative conversations during the holidays—or awkward ones at best—is as akin … Continue reading →