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What Is In A Greeting?

One would think that an all-inclusive seasonal greeting emblematic of our nation’s religious diversity would be embraced by us all with two simple words—Happy Holidays! ...

Uranus Square Pluto: Horoscopes of Change

“If you are silent about your pain they’ll kill you and say you enjoyed it.” Zora Neale Hurston ...

(un)HEELED: A Fashion Show For the Unconventionally Masculine *photos*

It was a queer take-over of the Brooklyn Museum this past Saturday night, when 7 queer / trans fashion design teams sent models down the runway at the Brooklyn Museum in a splendid event presented ...

Brooklyn Museum Hosts unHeeled Queer Fashion Show *video*

Last Saturday the Brooklyn Museum of Art was host a queer fashion show representing four fashion houses and designers from Los Angeles, Chicago and Brooklyn. ...

Remembering Thanksgiving

As I prepare for the Thanksgiving holiday, I am reminded of the autumnal harvest time's spiritual significance. As a time of connectedness, I pause to acknowledge what I have to be thankful for. ...

Try Telling an Archer Not to Shoot, The Meaning of Sagittarius

Every time the sun changes sign there is a palpable shift in energy. It’s much like shifting the light of a flashlight from one object to the next. ...

Yoruba Richen on Black and LGBT Communities

When issues of race and discrimination continue to pepper headlines the necessity of voices of reason become even more paramount. ...

Turkey flip-flops with LGBTQI population

Turkey is a country conflicted when it comes to its LGBTQ population. On one hand, Turkey is the first country in the Muslim world to hold a LGBTQI pride march. ...

Using Girls to Get Your Attention on Misogyny

Nothing like pre-tweens dropping the F-bomb to get your attention.   ...

A Tribute to An Ally to Black LGBTQ Communities

Thomas Menino was inarguably one of the best mayors the city of Boston ever had. ...

Full Moon in Taurus: You Can’t Cheat Love

Since ancient times the symbol of the bull has been a prominent fixture in many traditions, cultures and religions. The bull evokes powerful associations with creativity and productivity. ...

The Disaster Story That Hollywood Had Coming
The Daily Beast
December 17, 2014

Thank the Sony hackers for this much: They’ve laid bare the very essence of Hollywood hypocrisy.

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Shiloh Jolie-Pitt: A Tiny, Dapper Businessperson
The Cut
December 17, 2014

Here's suave and cool child Shiloh Jolie-Pitt, dressing for the job she wants, which is a real job.

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Ava DuVernay on ‘Selma,’ the Racist Sony Emails, and Making Golden Globes History
The Daily Beast
December 17, 2014

The director of the powerful Martin Luther King Jr. film Selma sat down with Marlow Stern to discuss the film, as well as race in America and Hollywood.

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Mom Calls C-SPAN to Yell At Her Arguing Pundit Sons
jezebel.com/
December 17, 2014

Oh my Lord, shut it down, here is the greatest moment in the history of C-SPAN: A (very Southern) mama called into one of their shows to yell at the guests. Not because she disagrees, but because the guests are brothers and both her sons and she is sick and tired of their shit.

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Vatican Concludes Six-Year Investigation of American Nuns 
jezebel
December 16, 2014

In 2008, under then-pope Benedict XVI, the Vatican launched a broad investigation into the quality of life of American nuns, a move that, to a lot of those nuns, looked like it was meant to forcefully nudge them back in line.

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UPenn President Criticized For Joining Protesters' 'Die-In'
Huffpo
December 16, 2014

University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann has upset members of her own university police department over her joining a brief die-in demonstration with students.

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EXCLUSIVE: New York Mag's Boy Genius Investor Made It All Up
New York Observer
December 16, 2014

In an Observer interview, Mohammed Islam, said to have investment returns of $72 million as a hs senior, admits he invented the whole story

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Angela Davis: ‘There is an unbroken line of police violence in the US that takes us all the way back to the days of slavery’
Guardian
December 15, 2014

There is so much history of this racist violence that simply to bring one person to justice is not going to disturb the whole racist edifice.

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Sony lawyer tells media to destroy material stolen by hackers
Money CNN
December 15, 2014

As it tries to recover from a devastating cyber attack, Sony Pictures is asking news organizations, including CNN, to stop examining and publicizing the corporate secrets that hackers have made public.

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In The Hospital, There's No Such Thing As A Lesbian Knee
NPR
December 15, 2014

People in the LGBT community often have a hard time getting appropriate health care. But the problems aren't unique to them. Doesn't everyone want to have a doctor call them by their preferred name?

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Laude murder case a test for court system taking on LGBT case—groups
GMA News Online
December 15, 2014

The murder case of transgender woman Jeffrey "Jennifer" Laude is a case test on how the Philippine justice system would respond to crimes against the members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community.

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Parts of Montana lack legal protections while acceptance grows for LGBT community
Great Falls Tribune
December 15, 2014

Amma Jones spent Nov. 19 with her attention on Facebook, refreshing the “Fair is Fair Montana” page numerous times throughout the day, waiting for a decision to be issued on marriage equality in Montana.

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Russia: Impunity for Anti-LGBT Violence
Human Rights Watch
December 15, 2014

(Moscow) – Russian authorities have failed in their obligation to prevent and prosecute homophobic violence. Growing numbers of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people have been attacked and harassed across Russia in the lead-up and

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Mean Gays? What the Gay 'Community' and the North Shore High School Cafeteria Have in Common | Nathan Schaaf
Huffington Post
December 15, 2014

As I've observed my own behaviors and those of my peers, friends, and acquaintances, I've become increasingly certain that the gay community is no longer a true community at all but a hierarchy of cliques and labels....

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Is France’s far-right flirting with gay vote?
France 24
December 15, 2014

France’s far-right National Front party announced Friday that the cofounder of a prominent gay rights group was joining its ranks and will be a future candidate in elections, a surprise move for a group that has long been linked to homophobic views.

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Richmond Times-Dispatch: City Of Richmond News
timesdispatch.com
December 15, 2014

About 400 people gathered at the Gay Community Center of Richmond on Sunday for a group photo aimed at countering a controversial billboard promoting gay conversion therapy.

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A Photorealist Journey Through Midcentury Asia
hyperallergic
December 10, 2014

The Rubin Museum of Art’s current exhibition, Witness at a Crossroads: Photographer Marc Riboud in Asia, showcases photographs taken by Riboud during his 1950s and 60s trips across Asia, to Turkey, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, China, and Japan. During his three years

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Behind the Art World Curtain, via Instagram
Vulture
December 10, 2014

Candid photographs from the “making of” my book, 33 Artists in 3 Acts.

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Lena Dunham Responds to Rape Essay Detractors
Vulture
December 10, 2014

Her claim that she was raped by a Republican Oberlin student almost a decade ago prompted one blog to investigate her story and many other outlets and online commenters to question its validity.

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