Noah Palmer

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British Muslim teacher denied entry to US on school trip

A British Muslim schoolteacher travelling to New York last week as a member of a school party from south Wales was denied entry to the United States.<p>Juhel Miah and a group of children and other teachers were about to take off from Iceland on 16 February on their way to the US when he was removed …

Immigration

A trove of anti-Soviet jokes recently declassified by the CIA offers a glimpse of Cold War humor

Even spies and assassins have a good sense of humor when it comes to poking fun at their enemies—just look at the woman suspected of killing the former heir apparent to Kim Jong-Il, leader of North Korea, while wearing a LOL shirt. It was no different back in the heyday of spy culture: buried in a …

Tanzania threatens to publish 'gay list'

Tanzania announced plans on Saturday to publish a list of gay people allegedly selling sex online. This comes just days after the government shut …

There's Timeless Power in Lovesong's Gentle Story About Love Between Women

In the midst of a political climate that has Facebook and Twitter feeds jam-packed with stalwart opinions and angry rejoinders comes <i>Lovesong,</i> a …

Mad Max

‘Brown Girls’ is showing queer women of color as we’ve always existed

On ‘Brown Girls,’ media representation, and being a queer person of color in America.<p>It’s a tumultuous time to be queer and of color in the United …

With Milo Episode, Bill Maher Crossed the Line

If it wasn't bad enough that Bill Maher gave gay troll Milo Yiannopoulos a huge forum by featuring him on his HBO show, the straight TV host thought …

How Advertisers Are Targeting The Trans Community

Is their goal actually to support the trans community?<p><i>This piece by KC Clements originally appeared on The Establishment, an independent multimedia site founded and run by women.</i><p>With campaigns from major companies like Bud Light, Absolut Vodka, Secret deodorant, Tinder and more, it’s safe to say …

Gay national champion college football player came out during ‘Never have I ever’

Darrion McAlister is loved by teammates.Darrion McAlister decided it was time. After years of struggling with being gay, he wanted to tell his …

John McCain the Republican vs. John McCain the Patriot

John McCain was hustling down the hallway in the Russell Senate Office Building with the purpose of an Aaron Sorkin character. It was not yet two …

Flynn replacement pick dropped out over Trump's press conference: report

President Trump's pick to replace former national security adviser Michael Flynn turned down the position Thursday partly because of Trump's …

John Dean: Trump’s “Enemy Of The People” Tweet Echoes Nixon’s Hatred of the Free Press

Donald Trump’s claim that <i>The New York Times</i>, CNN, ABC, CBS and NBC News are “the enemy of the American people” has a familiar ring to John Dean, …

Donald Trump

Gavin Grimm's Lawyer on the Rise of Anti-Trans Bathroom Bills, & How They're Prepping for the Supreme Court

Gavin Grimm, a transgender teenager from Gloucester, Virginia, has been fighting to use the boys’ bathroom for over two years—first with his school …

Here's A Fact-Check On Milo Yiannopoulos' Incendiary Claims About Trans People

In short: He's wrong, wrong, wrong. Absolutely wrong.<p>As a rule, The Huffington Post’s Queer Voices won’t publicize the white nationalists’ favorite troll Milo Yiannopoulos. The last thing we want to do is give this attention-seeker oxygen for his racist, transphobic, misogynist dumpster fire.<p>But …

A Florist Who Refused A Gay Couple Just Lost At The Washington State Supreme Court

Barronelle Stutzman claimed her Christian faith exempted her from the state's LGBT nondiscrimination law. The Washington Supreme Court disagreed, unanimously.<p>The Washington State Supreme Court on Thursday ruled unanimously against a Christian florist who had refused to sell flowers for a gay …

I Was Robbed of My Transgender Childhood

Critics who stand in the way of the rights of transgender children stand in the way of their adolescence. I should know—I missed mine.<p>This week, the Trump administration announced that they were dropping Obama-era support for a lawsuit defending the rights of transgender students to use the …

Full transcript: President Donald Trump's news conference

PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP HOLDS A NEWS CONFERENCE TO<p>ANNOUNCE HIS NEW NOMINEE FOR SECRETARY OF LABOR<p>FEBRUARY 16, 2017<p>SPEAKER: PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP<p>[*]<p>TRUMP: Thank you very much.<p>I just wanted to begin by mentioning that the nominee for secretary of the Department of Labor will be Mr. Alex Acosta. He …

How the White House Lies: What Jonathan Swift Has to Say About Kellyanne Conway

“We’re putting conundrums on top of hypotheticals on top of conjecture here. We take it all very seriously, but I think we’re having the same …

Three Reasons to Reject Trump's Criticism of Intelligence Leaks

The self-proclaimed WikiLeaks lover is poorly positioned to complain about the release of information that disadvantages his administration.<p>It’s a rare event when President Trump tweets approvingly of a journalist, but yesterday Eli Lake of <i>Bloomberg View</i> gained that unusual honor.<p>Pretty obviously, …

Donald Trump

9 things it’s hard to believe the president of the United States actually just said

Minutes after President Donald Trump’s press conference concluded on Thursday afternoon, CNN’s Jake Tapper called it “unhinged” and “wild.”<p>Here are nine quotes from the presser that back up that assessment.<p><b>1)</b> At the beginning of the press conference, Trump blasted intelligence community leaks about …

The new “license to discriminate” bill in Texas may be the most extreme anti-LGBT proposal yet

<b>Protesters at a rally against a contentious "religious freedom" bill, Tuesday, March 17, 2015, in Atlanta. (AP/David Goldman)</b><p>Here’s the real reason why state legislators keep pushing increasingly dangerous laws targeting the LGBT community<p>Nico Lang<p>February 15, 2017 11:57pm (UTC)<p>Everything is bigger …

Before Orlando: The (former) deadliest LGBT attack in U.S. history

<b>(CNN) —</b> There are some distinctions nobody wants to see passed on. The site of the deadliest attack on the LGBT community in U.S. history is one of them.<p>For nearly 43 years, up until Sunday's mass shooting in Orlando, that horrible title belonged to New Orleans. A fire determined to be arson tore …

Academia In Turkey Faces 'Cleansing, Political Vandalization And Intellectual 'Desertification'

When I heard the news on late Tuesday night, I did not know who to pity more than the other. I knew a few of the victims, but the first one I thought was a soft-spoken, elderly gentleman; Prof İbrahim Kaboğlu, from Marmara University, a top Turkish expert on constitution and law.<p>His civil courage …

A Slap is Only the Start

Only after a year of abuse, when Marina fell out a second-storey window as her husband tried to strangle her, did she go to police in Russia. Even …

S.D. Lawmakers Advance 'License to Discriminate' Bill

Today, HRC and the ACLU of South Dakota condemned a vote by the South Dakota Senate Health and Human Services Committee advancing discriminatory …

Four Love Poems For Black Women By Black Women

<b>Sometimes I think,</b> Black women are the best of people. Then, before I can correct myself, a Black woman does something that is so incredibly graceful, surprising, loving, disturbing, or fearless that takes the breath out of my chest. What amazes me about my sisters is we’re infinite. We, as poet …

Literature

Shakespeare's Birthday Lecture: "Othello Was My Grandfather: Shakespeare in the African Diaspora"

This article is about the annual Shakespeare Birthday lecture. For other articles about Shakespeare's Birthday, see Shakespeare's Birthday …

This photo series proves trans people are more than their gender identity

Sharing your story of struggle and resilience can be revolutionary — especially when lives like yours are consistently misrepresented.<p>An ongoing …

LGBTQI

Anti-Trans Activists Will Soon Start Gathering Signatures for Their New Ballot Initiative

After failing to gather enough signatures to create a ballot initiative policing trans people's genitals in bathrooms last year, Washington State …

All-gender washrooms can be a complicated issue for restaurateurs, bar owners

For transgender people, accessing a public restroom can be a stressful experience. In November, a staff member at a Montreal restaurant tried to bar a transgender woman from using the ladies room. Earlier in the year, another transgender woman faced the same treatment at a Medicine Hat bar – staff …