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German Fitness Model Will Be The First Trans Man On Men's Health's Cover

It's just been announced that German fitness model Benjamin Melzer will be appearing on a collectors edition cover of <i>Men's Health Germany</i> this April -- and as the magazine's first trans cover star, no less.<p>An entrant in the <i>Men's Health</i> "Ultimate Guy" contest, which seeks to find a cover star for a …

Under Obama, the economic recovery has bypassed almost all Americans. They won’t stay silent for ever – and Bernie Sanders could be their inspiration<p>To critique Barack Obama’s presidency is to be guilty of these cardinal sins: blasphemy, ingratitude and a lack of realism. What was once the nation …

Middle-class

Virginia Bill Would Charge Transgender Students At The Bathroom Door

Numerous attempts to restrict where transgender people can use the restroom have been proposed in recent years, but one Virginia lawmaker’s latest …

Police arrest 3 men on suspicion of links to Jakarta attack

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian police on Friday arrested three men on suspicion of links to the brazen attacks in the heart of the country's …

Defending Caitlyn Jenner Against Rose McGowan

Rose McGowan is in the news because of a lengthy post on her Facebook page criticizing Caitlyn Jenner. Jenner's recent quote in an interview with BuzzFeed is what set McGowan off.<p>"The hardest part about being a woman is figuring out what to wear," Jenner said. "It's always that way; I never thought …

How Eddie Redmayne's Transgender Role in 'The Danish Girl' Went From "Commercial Poison" to Oscar Contender

Last year's best actor winner takes on another transformative role, playing the first person ever to undergo sex reassignment surgery in a film that …

Beached in Brazil, a Young Penguin Finds His Human Soul Mate

Jinjing swims off for months but always returns to his widower friend; ‘like a son’<p>PROVETÁ, Brazil—On a steamy tropical island in Brazil, a tuxedoed traveler found a soul mate.<p>Why else would a penguin named Jinjing, native to chilly Patagonia roughly 2,000 miles away, keep returning to a warm …

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6 Truths of Bisexuality

As underarm hair started making its appearance in the reflection I saw of my 14-year-old body in the mirror, I also starting noticing a lovely girl in drama class. She was fiery and sweet. Her laughter moved my soul with sensations that realigned my stars.<p>She would become my high school sweetheart …

Yahoo! Parenting: ‘If I Knew My Daughter Had Down Syndrome, I Would Have Aborted Her’

Parenting is about abortion, according to Yahoo!<p>Yahoo! Parenting recently published a piece by freelancer Hallie Levine with the headline, “If I Knew …

Most Americans Don’t Know The True Danger Of Anxiety

While an increasing number of Americans see mental and physical health equally, viewing depression and bipolar disorders as risk factors for suicide, …

Sanders takes Black Lives Matter activist up on offer to talk racial justice

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders tweeted on Monday that he would meet with civil rights activist DeRay Mckesson and others to discuss his racial justice platform.<p>”.@BernieSanders, the first draft of your racial justice platform has promise. When will you be available to discuss …

Kristen Stewart’s Sexual Revolution: ‘I’m Not Hiding’

The Twilight star spoke candidly about sexuality and our obsession with defining relationships. In doing so, she’s playing an important role in …

Rape’s long shadow: Dealing with the personal costs of sexual assault

When women who have been raped come to Amanda Dale's trauma recovery group, many don't know what damage the attack may be wreaking.<p>"They just know they're in trouble," says Dale, executive director of Toronto's Barbra Schlifer Clinic, which helps women facing violence.<p>Some survivors feel deep …

70 Years Since the Dropping of the Atomic Bomb on Japan

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The Ferguson anniversary: Michael Brown’s death 12 months ago led to America’s greatest reckoning on race since Rodney King.

On Aug. 9, one year ago, Officer Darren Wilson shot and killed Michael Brown after a brief scuffle in the middle of a small street in Ferguson, …

Black Lives Matter demonstrators protest anti-Black racism and police violence

<b>Donate to Black Lives Matter - Toronto through Interac at blm.to.solidarity@gmail.com question: what chapter answer: toronto</b><p>"Black is not a crime!" …

Black Lives Matter

These photos from a march for black lives in 1917 show how little has changed in 98 years

For the past three summers, activists and supporters of the Black Lives Matter movement have marched in the streets of New York City, seeking to …

The Surprising Reason Girls Aren't Learning to Be Leaders

For the last few decades, women have been breaking professional barriers. But a new report by Harvard’s Educational School reveals there’s a hidden …

Dylann Roof Is Not a “Terrorist” — But Animal Rights Activists Who Free Minks From Slaughter Are

The FBI on Friday announced the arrests in Oakland of two animal rights activists, Joseph Buddenberg and Nicole Kissane, and accused the pair of …

Tribe Wants Hate Crime Charges Against Parks Employee Who Shot 2 Native Americans Because He Thought They Were Homeless

A Wyoming tribe is calling for federal hate crime charges against Roy Clyde, the 32-year-old man who is accused of shooting two Native Americans in …

14 Facts the 'Women in Tech' Movement Doesn't Want You to Know

Every week, we are subjected to stroppy Gawker posts and soporific op-eds in national newspapers about how a woman in the technology industry who was …

14 LGBT superheroes you need to know about

You'd be surprised at how far back the history of LGBT superheroes goes.<p>There has been a lot of positive response to recent confirmations of popular …

Comics

This Emotional Video Illustrates How Far Marriage Equality Had To Come

Get your tissues handy...<p>We can still hardly believe it, but same-sex marriage has been legal nationwide in America for almost a month.<p>While the battle for the rights of all people identifying along the queer spectrum is far from over, the legalization of same-sex marriage marks a massive victory …

Holocaust suvivor criticises German court for decision to jail 'bookkeeper of Auschwitz'

Survivor Eva Mozes Kor, one of the 70 co-plaintiffs, said of the verdict: 'don't jail him, In jail he doesn’t have to talk about it – he can just rot away'<p>A Holocaust survivor has criticised a German court which sentenced a 94-year-old "bookkeeper of Auschwitz" to four years in prison for …

No Salon. Magneto Should Remain a Holocaust Survivor.

On Saturday, <b>Eli Keel</b> posted what looks to be his first article on <b>Salon</b>, “It’s time for Marvel to make Magneto black: Use the coming “Secret Wars” …

Ladies who punch: Snapshots of Dangerous Women

Female liberation had a chequered history throughout the 20th century but a new book of photographs suggests that our forebears may have led much richer and more exciting lives than we once imagined.<p>Snapshots of Dangerous Women features many photographs of women drinking, shooting, smoking, …

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17 Breathtaking Photos Of Queer Pride Taken All Over The World

It's been quite the year for the global queer community.<p>From The Supreme Court tackling same-sex marriage, to queer narratives on television, to unprecedented visibility for the transgender community -- a lot has happened since Pride 2014.<p>While we can oftentimes get caught up purely with what's …

Black Union soldier buried in Nevada finally honored

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A runaway slave who joined the Union Army during the Civil War and lost a leg after being wounded in battle finally received …

Bruce Jenner's transition to Caitlyn: Why this celebrity transgender event is different

Musician Chaz Bono, tennis player Renee Richards, and Hollywood director Lana Wachowski have made public gender transitions. Why is Bruce Jenner's …