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Business Innovation Funds Good Jobs and Helps to End Homelessness

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A study by The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) revealed that in January 2014, there were 578,424 homeless people in the United States on any given night. About 15 percent of these people are considered chronically homeless. Finding a dependable job is one pathway for people seeking a way out of homelessness. But it’s difficult […]

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Ruby Rose on Gender Fluidity

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If you are a fan like most of us of Netflix’s popular original series Orange is the new Black, chances are you recognize the shows newest star Ruby Rose. Turns out just like her character Stella in season three; the real person behind the badass character is pretty badass herself. The beautiful tattooed actress and […]

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Bruce Jenner Interview Draws Huge Ratings

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Around 16.9 million people watched the Diane Sawyer interview with Bruce Jenner this past weekend. The 20/20 episode was the strongest showing in 15 years according to a recent press release from ABC. In the interview, the former Olympian announced he was transgender. The show was the highest-rated non-sports telecast on a Friday night since […]

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OUT Magazine Announces 2015 Power 50

OUT Magazine Power 50 2015

OUT Magazine has released their 2015 Power 50, a list of the most powerful and influential LGBT individuals of the year. While the list includes returning faces from 2014, including Ellen DeGeneres, Anderson Cooper, and Neil Patrick Harris, it also lists some newer faces who are changing the way the world looks at LGBT leaders. […]

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Lady Gaga Bicycles for Charity

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Earlier this week, pop superstar and equal rights advocate Lady Gaga hopped off of the stage and onto a bicycle as part of a charity event. Held at a SoulCycle in Chicago, the event benefitted the singer’s Born This Way Foundation. During the event, Lady Gaga bicycled alongside her mother Cynthia Germanotta and other guests who […]

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Obsidian Entertainment Removes Transmisogynist Joke From Game

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The newly released Obsidian Entertainment video game Pillars of Eternity caught some flak recently for including a transmisogynist joke submitted by one of the game’s Kickstarter backers. The joke, which was part of the text on a memorial that players can discover and investigate, was discovered by a twitter user, who brought it the publisher’s attention. […]

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A Shred of Decency Brilliantly Turns Hate into Love

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If you’re a member of the LGBT community, you’ve likely felt the sting of hate that comes from anti-gay internet comments, fliers, and discriminatory efforts. These messages, which range from subtly homophobic and transphobic to flagrantly hateful, are harmful for all members of the LGBT community. What if we could turn these hateful words into […]

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YouTube Personality Riyadh Khalaf Calls Westboro Baptist Church

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The Westboro Baptist Church (WBC) is a hateful organization that often pickets at and protests at things such as LGBT events and funerals. It is an unaffiliated Baptist church that is most known for its hate speech, primarily directed at gay people, that has been spewing odious and ridiculous ideologies since the 1990s. Recently, after […]

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Feminist Dating App Siren Puts Power in Women’s Hands

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Meeting new people can be a difficult process, especially in real life. The Internet has changed (for both good and bad) the ways in which people meet offline. In the last decade, online dating has gone from being something for weird pariahs to a commonplace and expected part of the social scene. For a lot […]

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Patricia Arquette Wants Gays and People of Color to Fight For Women’s Rights

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On Sunday night, Patricia Arquette used the biggest awards show in Hollywood as a platform for speaking about women’s equality. The 46-year-old actress made the case for wage equality during her Oscars acceptance speech, saying “It’s our time to have wage equality once and for all, and equal rights for women in the United States […]

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