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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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Autostraddle Releases Results from Lesbian Sex Survey

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Admit it: it’s totally fascinating to peek at the bedroom habits of others. Earlier this year, Autostraddle – your source for “news, entertainment, opinion, community and girl-on-girl culture” – conducted a “Lesbian Sex Survey” that solicited thousands of responses on how often women have sex with women. Writes Riese, Autostraddle’s Editor-in-Chief, “Our Lesbian Sex Survey […]

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Video Blogger Franchesca Ramsey Explains How To Be An Ally

Franchesca Ramsey video blogger

Earlier this month, it was announced that the NYPD officer who caused the death of unarmed Eric Garner would not be indicted for the actions that led to his death. This incident, coupled with the similarly baffling and upsetting grand jury decision not to indict Ferguson, MO police officer Darren Wilson in the killing of […]

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What We Don’t Talk Enough About on Veterans Day

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For many American people, Veterans Day is the chance to honor those who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces; it’s a day when buzzwords like “brave,” “courageous,” and “patriotic” are strewn into news segments and social media posts. And while it is important to provide recognition to those who have served in the military, […]

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Language Matters: How to Report on Transgender People

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When it comes to reporting on transgender individuals, most mainstream media outlets have got it all wrong. “Born a woman,” “He Now Goes By Chelsea Manning,” “Was a Boy Until Age 18.” These are the kinds of news headlines that viewers are bombarded with on a regular basis, and not only are they all inaccurate, […]

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Women’s Colleges Break Ground (Finally) by Openly Admitting Trangender Students

women's colleges accept trans women

Many LGBT individuals choose to attend women’s colleges because these institutions are often perceived as more progressive, inclusive, and even safer than coed schools. However, despite the esteemed reputations of schools such as Mount Holyoke College, Smith College, and others, many of these female-inclusive institutions have historically been exclusive of transgender women. Myriad women’s colleges […]

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Head Back to School with these Inclusive Books for Kids

inclusive books for kids

Not too long ago, parents and educators were hard pressed to find children’s books that addressed social justice issues, different kinds of families, and LGBT identities. Happily, there are many books out there today that broach complex topics in an approachable, kid-friendly way. Whether you’re a teacher of young children looking to diversify your class […]

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It’s Bisexual Health Awareness Month, Let’s Talk About It!

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We are tired of being analyzed, defined and represented by people other than ourselves, or worse yet, not considered at all. – from the “Bisexual Manifesto,” 1990 Bisexuals are part of the L G B T Q I A community, and yet, bisexual identities are often less visible than their gay and lesbian counterparts. Biphobia […]

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Jennifer Levi is Tough on the Law

Jennifer Levi

Jennifer Levi is one strong person. She is a lawyer, she fights for equal rights for LGBT people, she is a member of GLAD, and she is transgender. Throughout her many years as a law professor and LGBT advocate, she has helped secure equal rights for many people. She was also the co-editor of Transgender Family […]

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Japan Gets All Dolled Up

Japan Clone Factory dolls

If anyone has ever told you that you look like a doll, maybe they saw your doll clone.  That’s right…we said doll clone.  A Japanese startup called Clone Factory specializes in printing 3D human facial images on the bodies of dolls. Do you find that idea creepy or cool?  What if you had a stalker […]

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