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'Magic gets organized when the white people show up': Critics blast JK Rowling for appropriating Native American culture in new series

• <b>Harry Potter author JK Rowling is taking serious heat for setting her new online series 'A History of Magic in North America' in Native American</b> …

The Case For Optimism On Climate Change

Hello, Medium! I’m excited to join this vibrant community and I’m even more excited to share my case for optimism on the climate crisis with you.<p>Last …

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UN LGBTI resolution: Will India vote for equal rights without prejudice?

On Thursday, the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) will seek what rights activists are calling a “historic” vote to establish the first UN …

Watch these 49 celebrities pay powerful tribute to victims of the Orlando shooting

A photograph flashes across the screen — a smiling, dark-eyed young man with a single earring and a neatly-trimmed goatee.<p>“Jean Carlos Nieves Rodriguez, 27 years old,” says the voice of Lady Gaga, and then she appears, staring solemnly into the camera, dressed entirely in black. “John started …

I’m a transgender Republican. My party has betrayed me.

Earlier this month in the Kansas legislature, Republican state Sen. Steve Fitzgerald dismissed a colleague’s concern about suicide among transgender youth by arguing that “Suicide does have a high rate with those who are afflicted with some form of insanity.” Iowa Congressman Steve King has called …

Why Mississippi’s Law on Religious Rights and LGBT Discrimination Got Blocked

In a 60-page ruling, a U.S. district-court judge stopped enforcement of a law providing religious exemptions for LGBT discrimination.<p>Why doesn’t anyone care about Mississippi?<p>This spring, the state’s legislature passed H.B. 1523, an extensive law written to protect people who believe any of the …

U.N. rights council creates role of expert to protect LGBT people | Reuters

GENEVA (Reuters) - The U.N. Human Rights Council agreed on Thursday to appoint an independent investigator to help protect homosexuals and transgender people worldwide from violence and discrimination.<p>A participant holds up a rainbow flag during a gay pride parade in Managua, Nicaragua June 28, …

Transgender Americans Can Now Fight And Die For A Country That Doesn't Protect Them At Home

There is still no federal law barring workplace discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.<p>Transgender people are now allowed to serve in the military, according to a new policy announced by Defense Secretary Ash Carter on Thursday. That means these individuals can go to …

Dispatches: US Court Rejects Religion as a Basis for Discrimination

Just minutes before it was set to take effect today, a federal judge blocked a Mississippi law permitting those with religious beliefs to …

Game of Thrones season 7: Jon Snow’s parents confirmed by HBO family tree

Despite leaving the baby daddy exposition to season 7 in its <i>Game of Thrones</i> season 6 finale, HBO has gone ahead and confirmed who Jon Snow’s father …