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Georgia Tech student Scout Schultz shot dead by police

<b>University police in the US state of Georgia have shot and killed an LGBT student activist, sparking an inquiry.</b><p>Police encountered Scout Schultz, 21, outside a campus dormitory in Atlanta after a call about "a person with a knife and a gun" late on Saturday.<p>Video shows Schultz refusing to obey …

Law Enforcement

Man arrested for allegedly driving car through demonstration for slain trans woman Kiwi Herring

Thoughts of Heather Heyer’s death in Charlottesville, Virginia, ran through Heather De Mian’s mind on Wednesday night.<p>The 47-year-old independent …

Anti-Trans Discrimination Is Rampant at NYC Substance Abuse Centers

According to the New York City Commission on Human Rights, four drug and alcohol treatment centers there have been charged with widespread discrimination against trans people.<p>When Sabrina Wilson, a transgender woman, entered a plea agreement for a drug offense in 2008, she opted for rehab over a …

LGBTQ

This video hilariously disproves all the arguments people have against gender neutral language

They’re becoming more and more common, but some people still feel uncomfortable about the use of gender neutral pronouns. The AP Stylebook is on …

When a Miscarriage Becomes a Crime

"There has to be some form of punishment." These seven fatal words, famously uttered by Donald Trump at a Wisconsin town hall last March, are perhaps his ugliest promise to date about the future of reproductive rights under a Trump regime. They spoke, not just to increased abortion restrictions …

Feminism

What Frida Wore: See Frida Kahlo’s Hidden Wardrobe, Locked Away for 50 Years

Frida Kahlo’s clothes are like Frida herself: colorful, powerful, filled with passion. Seeing them immediately evokes the richness of her paintings, …

The day Prince Harry showed the world how to talk about our problems

<b>When Bryony Gordon invited the prince to speak about mental health, she was expecting pre-checked PR speak. What she got was pure honesty</b><p>There was a moment, waiting for Prince Harry to arrive, that I had to pinch myself. It wasn’t so much that I was about to interview a senior royal, though it …

Yes, You Can Measure White Privilege

How to Spot a Paid Liberal Protester: The Daily Show

The Daily Show

Diversity and Polyamory

Polyamory is diverse in three ways. First, as an element of social diversity, polys join the ever-increasing cadre of what used to be called …

Polyamory

Ron Howard Equates His Hulu ‘Beatles’ Documentary To ‘Das Boot’ – Contenders Emmys

Taking on the legacy of The Beatles is a daunting challenge to any filmmaker— even an Academy Award-winner, as Ron Howard confessed to the Hulu panel …

RuPaul Speaks About The Powerful Politics Of Drag And How Donald Trump Ain't S***

How Drag is going to change the world<p>You better start your engines, RuPaul is here to read Donald Trump the riot act and he isn't holding back.<p>RuPaul …

New Mexico becomes 7th state to ban conversion therapy

The state of New Mexico has become the seventh state to impose a ban on conversion therapy, the practice of attempting to force LGBTQ people into …

Prince Contained Multitudes, New Book Confirms

When Prince first signed with Warner Bros. Records, he didn't want to be categorized as a black musician. This was the late 1970s, before music by black artists was widely marketed to multiracial audiences; before kids in every household in America were glued to their screens watching "Thriller" on …

Policing

Pride flags in this small Wisconsin town are being torn down, stolen, and burned

On Thursday morning, Jon and Amy Hester of Hudson, Wisconsin, discovered the rainbow flag outside their home was missing, local CBS affiliate WCCO …

Frank Ocean's New Song With Jay Z Is One of the Best Surprises of the Year

Listen to "Biking," which also features Tyler the Creator.<p>It's unclear what, if anything, Ocean has planned next. He did almost no promotion in support of <i>Blonde</i> and actively chose to exclude it from the Grammys. Last month, with no warning (and again no explanation), Ocean released the clever …

Frank Ocean

Carrie Fisher to Appear in 'Star Wars: Episode IX,' Brother Confirms

"Both of us were like, 'Yes, how do you take her out of it?' And the answer is you don't," Todd Fisher says of Princess Leia in 'Star Wars' …

Science Fiction

Frida Kahlo: through the lens of Nickolas Muray – in pictures

Classic images of Frida Kahlo by Nickolas Muray, her longtime friend and lover, form a new exhibition at the Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach, California, set to open on 30 April. His unique perspective created a series of intimate pictures that document her interest in her Mexican …

This video explains the language used in the transgender community, and why words are so important

We all need to strive to make our feminism and activism intersectional — and a significant part of that is educating ourselves about the transgender …

Advice From Master Filmmakers

In this video, directors tell us how they define what it is to make a movie. They give advice to the viewer, the next generation of filmmakers. The …

Here’s how to become an artist in the real world, and get paid for it

Turning your passion into a job is easier said than done. Despite a slew of start-ups making everything from tech to a fashion career possible, the …

This professor's lesson points out the absurdity of homophobic questions the LGBTQ community is asked everyday

Too often, LGBTQ+ individuals have to answer invasive or just plain ignorant questions about their sexuality. A college professor used a powerful …

White People Talk About Their White Privilege

The point is not whether we choose to acknowledge or ignore the impact of race, but how white privilege defines all aspects of American life.<p>It started as so many great ideas do: on a Saturday morning, lying in bed watching SportsCenter, and talking to strangers on Twitter. I don't think any of …

Nathan Drake

What It's Like To Get An Illegal Abortion, From 4 Women Who Know Firsthand

"Abortions will continue regardless of whether it’s legal or not legal ― as it always has."<p>“He said, ‘I’m not going to give you any anesthetic’ and he said ‘If you scream, they will hear you.’”<p>That’s how Connie described the illegal abortion she received in 1953 when she was 16 years old. Now a …

The fallacy of Trump’s “send in the Feds” fix for Chicago

Trump wants to do something about Chicago gun violence. But experts say his likely approach would make things worse.<p>The Facebook Live video, recorded on Tuesday, opened with what looked like a happy family enjoying a car ride, singing along to a song by rapper Chief Keef as it played on the …

Ta-Nehisi Coates

There are reasons to be cheerful ... LGBTI rights gains in unlikely countries

Iraq, Tunisia and Lebanon have recently made progressive steps forward in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex human rights<p>In the last 12 months, Martin Luther King’s “arc of the moral universe” has bent towards lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) human rights.<p>Nauru …

LGBTQI