Erin Tendo

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Kerry Washington’s GLAAD Speech and the Problem of Black Homophobia

Kerry Washington gave a rousing speech at the GLAAD Media Awards addressing the issue of black homophobia. But when did homophobia become a …

6 Enraging Ways Same-Sex Couples Are Discriminated Against in 2016

We're making progress, but there's still a long way to go.<p>The passing of marriage equality was a huge step for LGBT people in America, but the amount of discrimination that still exists for queer couples can't be denied. Here are ways things are still pretty rough for gay couples.<p><b>1. You could still</b> …

Joan Smalls and Hari Nef Got Extremely Real About Discrimination in Fashion

Casting director James Scully, who has been a vocal critic of the fashion industry’s discrimination, recently spoke out further about the racism and …

Hari Nef

In joy and discrimination, poet explores duality of growing up black

Poet Clint Smith says he began writing “Counting Descent” in response to the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. That shooting by …

Senate threatens to block ‘deeply flawed’ bill to remove gender discrimination from Indian Act

OTTAWA — A Senate committee is objecting to government legislation they say doesn’t go far enough in removing gender-based discrimination from …

Senate Committees

Imperial College London Vows To Tackle Sexism After Report Reveals Bullying And Discrimination On Campus

Spectators humiliated women's rugby team at a Varsity match.<p>Imperial College London has vowed to tackle sexism on campus after a damning report into …

Kanye West meets with Trump to discuss 'multicultural issues'

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Kanye West met Republican President-elect Donald Trump on Tuesday to discuss what he said were "multicultural issues" including bullying, education and violence.<p>West's meeting at Manhattan's Trump Tower sent social media into a frenzy and fueled speculation about a possible …

Alan Thicke, actor and dad on '80s sitcom 'Growing Pains,' dies at 69

Alan Thicke, an actor best known for helping set a template for parenting ideals in the '80s sitcom "Growing Pains," has died. He was 69.<p>His death was confirmed with The Times on Tuesday evening by the publicist of his son, pop-soul singer Robin Thicke.<p>The Times spoke with Robin Thicke on Tuesday …

Entertainment

How Russia Wins an Election

You don’t need a security clearance to understand how Vladimir Putin does it. Just open your eyes.<p>Did Russia just put its man in the White House? Americans are furiously debating the question as intelligence reports leak, Donald Trump tweets his doubts and Congress vows to investigate.<p>As analysts …

Russia

The Election Was About Racism Against Barack Obama

The popularity of radical anti-immigrant nationalism in Europe, from Britain to Russia, and in the United States—the recent defeat of a right-wing …

Religion

West Coast states to fight climate change even if Trump does not

CORONADO, Calif. (Reuters) - The governors of the three U.S. West Coast states on Tuesday vowed to step up their efforts to fight climate change in the face of the incoming administration of President-elect Donald Trump, who has dismissed global warming as a hoax.<p>California Governor Jerry Brown …

Jerry Brown

Outgoing attorney general urges American Muslims to have faith

Outgoing Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch on Monday urged Americans, and specifically American Muslims, to have faith and to “persevere” in the face of “challenges in the years ahead” — even as they grapple with the highest rate of hate crimes since Sept. 11, 2001, and growing concerns about the …

Trump Ignoring US Intelligence Creates Risks Beyond Russian Hacking

Observers and alumni of America's intelligence community have already fretted over Donald Trump's impending control of the world's most powerful spy …

‘The Obamas came from a place we all came from’

President-elect Barack Obama and his family celebrate his election at Chicago’s Grant Park in 2008. (Nikki Kahn/The Washington Post)<p>Families can be mysterious, intense and, more often than not, indecipherable to the outside world. Most families seem to endure similar gyrations and upheavals. There …

5 Countries Where LGBT Rights Came Under Attack This Year

December 10 is the International Human Rights Day. The United Nations recognizes this day as both a celebration of the civil rights inherent to every …

Sunday Funday is Getting Gay Married at the Last Minute For This Strange New World

Vendors who want you to get married more than they want to make money, making trans history at the Oscars, and more good news from around the world!

Here’s a Huge New Survey of Transgender Americans

Just about every available indicator suggests that transgender people fare worse than cisgender ones when it comes to a variety of outcomes, ranging …

I Never Thought I'd Get Married — But Then I Needed A Visa

I thought I agreed with my radical queer friends: Marriage is dull, outdated, and heteronormative. But that was before I got a civil partnership at 23.<p><b>People who get married young</b> occupy an odd place in our collective imaginations. I associate early marriage with bygone eras of glamour and …

Medical Schools to Donald Trump: Not So Fast With That Obamacare Repeal

The President and CEO of the Association of American Medical Colleges sent letters to President-elect Donald Trump and members of Congress last week …

Muslims to march on White House in bid to dismantle discriminatory registry

Thousands plan protest in Washington in last-ditch effort to persuade Barack Obama to scrap NSEERs before Donald Trump takes office<p>Thousands of American Muslims and activists from progressive groups will march on the White House on Monday in a last-ditch effort to persuade Barack Obama to dismantle …

Immigration

Senate passes funding bill, Obama signs into law

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate passed legislation on Friday to fund the government through April and President Barack Obama promptly signed it into law, after Democrats who had sought more generous healthcare benefits for coal miners stopped delaying action on the measure.<p>The U.S. Capitol …

U.S. Secretary of Defense

Colin Kaepernick's parents break silence: 'We absolutely do support him'

The parents of embattled San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick have broken their silence on their son's decision to kneel for the playing …

The gravy for Republicans in repealing Obamacare as fast as they can—the tax cut for the rich

One of the things Obamacare did, and did effectively, was pay for providing health insurance to millions by increasing taxes on a relative handful of …

Ryan: 'We've been fighting Barack Obama for 8 years'

The Speaker of the House said Friday that while President-elect Donald Trump and him had previously had their differences, now their relationship is great, saying at the “end of the campaign we merged forces.”<p>In an exclusive interview with Fox News' "Hannity," Paul Ryan discussed meeting with the …

Black Model Beautifully Recreates Fashion Campaigns Featuring White Models

Deddeh Howard was looking through magazines on a trip to the supermarket last year when she noticed that there were almost no black models …

Marijuana is now legal in California, but it can still keep you from getting a job

Since election day, Ellen Komp of cannabis advocacy group California NORML said she's received at least a dozen emails and calls from employees asking whether marijuana is now exempted from employer drug tests.<p>The closing line in almost every email response: "I wish I had better news."<p>Recreational …

Cannabis

Obama Orders U.S. Intelligence To Conduct ‘A Full Review’ Of The 2016 Election In Light Of Possible Russian Hacking

President Barack Obama is obviously not spending his final few weeks in office as a lame duck, as he has ordered “a full review” of the 2016 election by U.S. intelligence after several reports of Russian interference have surfaced in the weeks after. Several contentious recount efforts are …

Media's 'Trump Effect' & BLM Narratives Just Got Blown Away by New FBI 'Hate Crime' Report

When Americans talk about “hate crimes,” most do so in the context of recent media coverage. They think about movements like “Black Lives Matter,” …

John Glenn: A Life in Pictures

Space Shuttle

WHO urges Trump to expand Obamacare, ensure healthcare for all

GENEVA (Reuters) - The World Health Organization (WHO) on Friday urged U.S. President-elect Donald Trump to expand Obamacare and ensure all Americans have access to healthcare.<p>Cathey Park of Cambridge, Massachusetts wears a cast for her broken wrist with "I Love Obamacare" written upon it prior to …

Health Care