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Let’s Celebrate, Not Just Tolerate The Trans Community

It saddens me that we don’t stand alongside our trans community when they may need us the most. Read...
Joli Angel Robinson of Role Reboot    |   06.28.19   |   SHARE
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 Plus-Size Women Are All Out of Cookies For Straight-Size Men

True allyship is often done behind the scenes. Read...
Briana Hernandez    |   04.11.17   |   SHARE
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Nobody needs our white asses jumping in to whitesplain racism to People of Color. Just don’t.

A Guide For White People Who Don’t Think That Thing Is Racist

For many white people, our first reaction to hearing about racism is to immediately look for a reason to say “That’s not racist!” That said, in Read...
Ragen Chastain    |   01.9.17   |   SHARE
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If they make a racist joke, ask them to explain why it’s funny. Say, “I don’t get it, can you explain that joke to me?”

Let's Make Thanksgiving Awkward 

These conversations are uncomfortable as hell. They can be downright depressing and demoralizing. They may lose you friends and family members. But, Read...
Marcy Hogan    |   11.23.16   |   SHARE
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Black Lives Matter... all the time (Image Credit: Instagram / theblackjoyproject)

Black Allies, Here Is What You Need To Know About #BlackJoy

There is black struggle, but there is black joy. There is black heartache, but there is black levity as well. There is black income disparity, and Read...
Patia Braithwaite    |   09.28.16   |   SHARE
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“I know what I am now. I’m pansexual.” Image: Pixabay.

My 10-Year-Old Daughter Came Out At Pride. I'm Proud, But Also Afraid.

Moments after this big reveal, as I sat with the knowledge that I was the mother of a queer daughter, we heard about the man in Los Angeles being Read...
Anonymous    |   06.22.16   |   SHARE
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To the individuals, families and communities affected by the tragedy in Orlando: the pain and fear you feel right now is real. Image: Thinkstock.

Becoming Bride: On Orlando, Hatred, And Privilege

Hate hurts us all, but we don’t all receive it with the same systemic intensity. Those of us with the privilege to do so need to push against the Read...
Melissa Petro    |   06.17.16   |   SHARE
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When you’re used to being listened to, you start to think it’s because you’ve done something to deserve it. Image: Thinkstock.

You Aren't Always Entitled To Be Heard, Actually

I barely had a chance to say “What’s taking him so long?” before he stepped up to the counter to ask me what he could help me with. Me. Not my friend Read...
Natalie Slaughter of SHESAID    |   05.5.16   |   SHARE
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