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Alicia Keys Only Made Women and Girls More Insecure When She Lied About Not Wearing Any Makeup

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  Last year, Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Alicia Keys announced that she was going make-up free. Her reason for doing so was quite admirable. The talented songstress said that she was tired of the superficial pressure that’s put on women to look a certain way. “Women are brainwashed into feeling like we have to be skinny, […]

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Ladies’ Night is an Outdated, Sexist Business Practice

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  If we want to achieve gender equality, we must continually examine the unfair laws, policies, and practices that keep us from achieving this feat. Take “ladies’ night,” for example. Ladies’ night is the perfect example of a policy that keeps the sexism narrative going by perpetuating traditional gender roles. It sounds awfully nice at […]

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Here’s What Would Happen if Planned Parenthood Were Defunded

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  Now that House Speaker Paul Ryan has announced plans to defund Planned Parenthood, it’s very important that the public understand the ramifications of doing so. Conservatives have tried to make it about it about abortion. In their eyes, the federal government shouldn’t be funding pregnancy terminations. But here’s the thing: abortion only accounts for […]

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Dave Chappelle: Racism More Important Than LGBT and Women’s Rights

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  On Friday, November 4, comedian Dave Chappelle went on an hour-long tirade about this year’s presidential election. His jaw-dropping comments about women’s rights and LGBT rights left the crowd speechless. “You go ahead and feel something about your rights. But if you’re putting sexism and homophobia and transphobia in front of racism, you should […]

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Does Walmart Qualify as a Pro-LGBT Business?

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  “Inconsistent” is the best word to describe Walmart’s politics. In 2015, the Arkansas-based company refrained from criticizing Arkansas Senate Bill 202, which prevented local governments from including LGBT people in anti-discrimination laws, until after the law passed. They also donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to Republicans running for state office. Also in 2015, […]

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Gay is Not the New Black

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  For people from an oppressed group, such as the LGBTQ+ community, it can be hard to come to terms with the idea that they might also be complicit in the oppression of other people. This is most visible when comparing the LGBTQ+ rights movement with the Civil Rights Movement. Statements like “gay is the […]

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The LGBT Community was Targeted by the Pulse, Orlando Shooter

In Loring Park, Minneapolis, MN nearly 3,000 people gathered on June 12th at a vigil in honor of those people from the Orlando, FL LGBT community impacted by the shooter who targeted the Pulse gay nightclub.

  In the early hours of Sunday, June 12th, 2016, a single shooter fired 202 rounds inside Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida: of 102 people shot, 49 died. Some of the people shot died at once during seven minutes of fire, others during the three-hour assault while police attempted to stop the gunman. […]

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5 Tips to Help You Support Your Asexual Friends

Asexual activists and their supporters marched in Pride London in 2010.

  Most of the advice that get thrown at asexual people runs the gamut from well-meaning but oblivious to contemptuous. Most of it is well-meaning. People are just confused by the idea because of our cultural ignorance. Modern positivity has been teaching us that everyone deserves love for so long that we don’t understand that […]

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The Delight of Being A Complex and Passionate Bisexual

Bisexual people must be empowered to determine their own sexuality and their own experience of sexual attraction.

  There’s no course on figuring out your sexuality. There’s no Meyers-Briggs-type-test that churns out neat little paragraphs about where exactly you stand on that unpredictable spectrum. Life isn’t that convenient. If you’re still figuring things out at 25 or 55, congratulations, you’re exactly like the rest of us. If you’re bisexual, there are fewer […]

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Depraved Bisexuals Want It All And Will Do Anything To Get It

Bisexuals are becoming increasingly vocal and challenging the prejudice and ignorance that forms the limited and damaging definition created by mass media.

  Silva from Skyfall. Frank Underwood from House of Cards. Humbert in Lolita. Every evil vampiress ever. Catherine from Basic Instinct. All the women from Deep Space Nine’s evil Mirrorverse. The list goes on and on. If you’re bisexual in media, it’s because you’re insatiable in all your appetites, not because you’re simply attracted to […]

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