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Things Churches Can Do to Make Queer People Feel Welcome

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For many lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people, attending church can be a ritual that is filled with guilt and hurt. Many churches are notorious for shaming LGBT people, so for an LGBT person who is very connected to their faith, it can feel nearly impossible to find a church that to attend services […]

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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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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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Happy Birthday Audre Lorde!

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Today is the birthday of late activist and author Audre Lorde. Lorde was a Caribbean-American writer, radical feminist, womanist, lesbian, mother, and civil rights activist. For many, Lorde and her writings are the embodiment of feminism; her works tied together issues of both race and gender that paved the way for talks about intersectional feminism. […]

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Will 2015 Be The Year Marriage Equality is Achieved in All 50 States?

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As the end of 2014 draws near, one cannot help but reflect back on the major events of the past year and trace the progress (and also the setbacks) that took place. At One Equal World, we have enjoyed tracing the progress made in the fight for universal marriage equality in the United States, a […]

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Video Blogger Franchesca Ramsey Explains How To Be An Ally

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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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Feminists Reading Mean Tweets About Themselves Reveals Shocking Reality of Online Harassment

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Last month, Mic released a short video inspired by Jimmy Kimmel’s “Celebrities Read Angry Tweets,” with a twist: this video featured feminists reading mean tweets about themselves. Whereas Kimmel’s version is humorous and absurd, the tweets shared in Mic’s compilation were violent, aggressive, and downright disturbing at times, which goes to show that women speaking […]

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We Need Diverse Books Demands Equality in Literature

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Recently author Daniel Handler, best known for his best-selling books A Series of Unfortunate Events, made some incredibly offensive comments while presenting Jacqueline Woodson the National Book Award. His “jokes,” laced with racist undertones and micro-aggressions, reminded everyone who was paying attention that Woodson’s craft and career as a writer would always be questioned because […]

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This Holiday Season, Give Back to Organizations that Promote Equality

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Many people regard the holiday season as a time to give back; with so much greed, consumerism and chaos attached to things like “Black Friday,” donating to charity or supporting one’s community can actually feel really soul-cleansing this time of year. There are so many worthy organizations out there that deciding which ones to donate […]

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Transgender Teen Honored by Glamour Magazine

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Earlier this month, transgender teenager Nicole Maines was named one of Glamour Magazine’s 50 Inspiring Women. The full title of the feature is “Hometown Heroes: 50 Phenomenal Women of the Year Who Are Making a Difference,” a huge honor for Maines who was launched into the public eye last year after winning a landmark transgender […]

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