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Trump Rescinds Rules on Bathrooms for Transgender Students

WASHINGTON — President Trump on Wednesday rescinded protections for transgender students that had allowed them to use bathrooms corresponding with their gender identity, overruling his own education secretary and placing his administration firmly in the middle of the culture wars that many …

Civil Rights

Four Things That Happen When a Language Dies

Languages around the world are dying, and dying fast. Today is International Mother Language Day, started by UNESCO to promote the world's linguistic …

Indigenous Peoples

Obama commutes sentence of Chelsea Manning

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Barack Obama on Tuesday overruled his secretary of defense to commute the sentence of former Army soldier Chelsea Manning, who was convicted of stealing and disseminating 750,000 pages of documents and videos to WikiLeaks.<p>The decision -- which a senior defense official …

The photographer who captures the expressions of tiny animals

<b>There are close-up images, and then there are the ones taken by Muhammad Roem, an amateur Indonesian photographer.</b><p>From dancing frogs to cheeky geckos, there is little that escapes 28-year-old Mr Roem's camera.<p>The full-time nurse started photography only three years ago as a part time hobby.<p>Now the …

Black Women Are Uniquely Vulnerable To Being Shot Dead by Men

In a majority of cases where the victim knows their killer, the culprit is an intimate partner.<p><i>A version of this article was originally published by the Trace.</i><p>On December 13, Sade Dixon's ex-boyfriend banged on the door of the Orange County, Florida, home she shared with her family. When Dixon …

I’m a White Immigrant and I Benefited From a Racist Visa Lottery

The future of immigration in the U.S. is a flashpoint for conflict. President-elect Donald Trump claims illegal immigration is a top priority. There …

Indiana Jones Meets 'Akira' in a Wordless Animated Short

Russian animator Vitaliy Shushko's first short film feels like a Disney movie with more transhumanism...and blood.<p>Pirates, treasure, spaceships, robots, and an undercurrent of transhumanist critique—Moscow-based animator Vitaliy Shushko's whip-fast animated sci-fi adventure short <i>X-Story</i> has it all. …

17 Badass Women You Probably Didn’t Hear About In 2016

Badass women alert.<p>The unidentified girl took part in a protest to mark the anniversary of Chile’s 1973 military coup.<p>According to <i>La Tercera,</i> the photo was taken after police began randomly arresting people from a group marching through the city. The photographer, Carlos Vera Mancilla, said the …

Women of Color

Vigil for Oakland Ghost Ship Victims: Pictures

'As boys, we are told to be brave': men on masculinity and mental health

New analysis found links between so-called masculine traits and depression and substance use. We asked men about gender stereotypes and mental health<p>Efforts have been made to challenge traditional stereotypes, but there is still pressure on men to be strong, independent, stoical, competitive and …

There is nothing better than watching 24 women shatter the glass ceiling

Friends, we have major heart eyes right now thanks to this epic video from Glamour. The video, which features 24 beloved women who shatter the glass …

Women's News

Mental Health Education At School Could Have Prevented My Deepest Moment Of Despair

Earlier this year I visited a secondary school to give a talk about mental health.<p>Whenever such a talk finishes pupils will always approach me to …

Map of the world's rudest place names is a thing of beauty

LONDON — If ever you needed proof that the world is a truly wicked, despicable place, just cast your eyes over the map below.<p>From the American …

North America

Muslim man verbally harassed in Starbucks shares harrowing experience online

Racism ran rampant at a Starbucks in Midtown Manhattan earlier this week.<p>On Tuesday, 22-year-old photojournalist, Mohammed Elshamy and his friend …

Emma Watson

Moose found frozen in Alaskan stream, locked at antlers in fight to the death

The sight of hulking moose isn't uncommon in the region around Unalakleet, an Alaska town on the coast of the Bering Sea. But Brad Webster had never seen moose like this before.<p>Webster, a social studies and science teacher, was showing a friend around the grounds of the Bible camp that he helps …

Aboriginal women 'betrayed' after no charges in Quebec police abuse claims

<b>Indigenous women from a Quebec town who accused police of sexual and physical abuse say they feel betrayed and humiliated after learning no criminal charges will be laid.</b><p>They say the justice system has failed them.<p>But the province's criminal prosecutions office says none of the allegations met the …

Amal Clooney Urges Women to Perform ‘Everyday Acts of Feminism’

International human-rights lawyer Amal Clooney gave the keynote speech at the Texas Conference for Women earlier this week, and naturally she spoke …

'Kimi No Na Wa' release date, news: Animated film coming to North America and UK; English trailer released

Viewers will be delighted to find out that the hit Japanese animated feature “Kimi No Na Wa” also known as “Your Name” will be coming to the big …

'That terror is seared into my memory': George Takei on Japanese internment, amid concerns about potential discriminatory policies targeting Muslims

Early one morning, a few weeks after his fifth birthday, George Takei's parents woke him. They were hurried, packing quickly, and Takei gazed out the window.<p>He saw two soldiers marching up his East Los Angeles driveway, carrying rifles with shiny bayonets. The soldiers stomped up the front porch …

Newfound Spider Species Masquerades as a Dried-Up Leaf

The yet-to-be-named spider can make itself look like a dangling, dried-up leaf.<p>In the animal kingdom, sometimes the best survival strategy is to …

Jeff Sessions a 'Deeply Disturbing' Attorney General Pick, Says LGBTQ Rights Group

OUT News<p>The man President-elect Donald Trump has nominated as his attorney general pick is a vocal opponent on issues like same-sex marriage and federal hate-crimes legislation, raising concerns among the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community,<p>"It is deeply disturbing that Jeff …

Department of Justice to investigate ‘alarming’ trend of hate crimes following Donald Trump election

The US Department of Justice announced it will will review the hundreds of reports of alleged hate crimes that followed the election of Donald Trump, …

Donald Trump

Trying to Figure Out the Hero/State Pairings of Marvel's USAvengers Covers

Marvel is getting ready to roll out its stars and garters for its All-American <i>USAvengers</i> comic, and one major way it’s been doing it is by putting …

Trump’s win has sparked widespread anxiety among transgender Americans

Calls to a transgender suicide hotline spiked in the wake of Trump’s election.<p>By 10 pm on election night, calls were already streaming in to Trans Lifeline, a peer-supported suicide prevention hotline catering to transgender people. Over the following three days, Trans Lifeline saw a 500 percent …

Sailor Moon R: The Movie Coming to U.S. Theaters

Debuting in January.<p>This coming January, Sailor Moon R: The Movie will make its debut in theaters across the United States, VIZ Media has …

Rachel Maddow Reminds Everyone of Mike Pence's Anti-LGBTQ Positions

Rachel Maddow teared up while expressing frustration that Vice President-elect Mike Pence’s policies on LGBTQ rights were virtually ignored …

Nintendo's new $60 game console has a smart way to save games

Nintendo's got a new video game console, sort of!<p>The NES Classic Edition is <i>technically</i> brand new — the $60 console launched on November 11 — but it both looks identical to the original Nintendo Entertainment System and plays games from that era.<p>Rather than insert NES cartridges, you simply plug the …

Don’t buy Trump’s flip-flop on marriage equality. LGBT rights are anything but safe in his White House

During the presidential campaign, Donald Trump did his best to portray himself as "compassionate" towards the LGBT community — a man who didn't share his party's staunchly homophobic and transphobic views. He pointedly nodded to LGBT equality in his convention speech, boasted of his friendship with …

Here's Dave Chappelle singing 'Creep' at the SNL after-party

After gifting the country with a hosting gig on <i>Saturday Night Live</i>, Dave Chappelle gifted lucky after-party attendees to a top-notch karaoke …

Dave Chappelle