Reality-Competition Show, So You Think You Can Dance, Just got a Little More Inclusive

Reality-Competition Show ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ Just got a Little More #LGBT #Inclusive

So You Think You Can Dance

Now in its 11th season, the incredibly popular reality-competition show So You Think You Can Dance has enchanted audiences with astounding choreography, raw talent, and inspiring performances. In last week’s episode the show broke ground in an entirely new way by pairing dancers with members of the same sex, something that has yet to be done on a show of this kind before.

The Huffington Postrepo…

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Leaders to an Equal World: Out on the Street

Leaders to an Equal World: Out on the Street #LGBT #leadership

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At One Equal World, we often talk about the importance of visibility. From more women being accepted in athletics and STEM fields, to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) individuals being genuinely represented on television and in film, it is vital that professional and social fields be inclusive of people of all kinds. Without visibility, workplaces, media, and public spaces won’t be…

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Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls Empowers Women to Be Themselves

Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls Empowers Women to Be Themselves @smrtgrls

Amy Poehler's smart girls

Amy Poehler is one of the most adored actress-comedians working today, and is often lauded for her quick wit, her writing and producing skills, and the relatable, hysterical roles she plays. Poehler, who is consistently body positive, pro-feminism, and incredibly thoughtful in interviews, is also worthy of praise for another one of her projects: Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls.

Amy Poehler’s Smart…

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#AskHerMore Challenges Reporters to Go Beyond Skin Deep at Awards Shows

#askhermore red carpet

After the 66th Annual Primetime Emmys aired earlier this week, the awards show was met with a lot of criticism, but not for what you might expect. Surprisingly, viewers weren’t as disappointed with the award winners for each of the small screen categories as they were with the sexism displayed during the show, as well as preceding it on the red carpet.

If you caught even just a glimpse of the…

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Florida Federal Judge Rules in Favor of Marriage Equality

Florida Federal Judge Rules in Favor of #MarriageEquality

November Transgender Awareness Month

Last week, a federal judge struck down Florida’s ban on same-sex marriage, employing what The Advocate calls “eloquent, unequivocal language to side with equality.” Adam Polaski of Freedom to Marry breaks down the ruling, explaining, “[On] August 21, U.S. District Court Judge Robert Hinkle ruled in favor of the freedom to marryin Florida, the first federal judge to strike down Florida’s ban on…

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On this Day in History: Women Earned the Right to Vote

On this Day in History: Women Earned the Right to Vote #genderequality #feminism

suffragists marching for the right to vote

On August 18, 1920, the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution was ratified, and women were finally granted the right to vote. Today, women across the country are celebrating the 94th anniversary of this historic day in which efforts from the women’s rights movement at long last gave way to actual social progress.

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Suffragist Lucy Burns, jailed for protesting for a woman’s right to…

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‘Shoot for Beauty’ Restores Agency in Victims of Acid Attacks

‘Shoot for Beauty’ Restores Agency in Victims of Acid Attacks #violenceagainstwomen #domesticviolence

"shoot for beauty" is a photoshoot to raise awareness about acid attacksEarlier this month, New Delhi-based photographer Rahul Saharan did something remarkable: he empowered five female victims of acid attacks by taking their photographs to reveal the beauty and strength each of these women possesses. “Shoot for Beauty” was an inspirational photoshoot that originally was intended to help victims of acid attacks feel comfortable in their own bodies again. It has since…

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Theodore Wafer Found Guilty in the Murder of Renisha McBride

Renisha McBrideEarlier this month, a jury in Detroit found Theodore Wafer guilty of second-degree murder in the death of Renisha McBride. Wafer originally pleaded not guilty to the charges, claiming self-defense in the fatal shooting of the 19-year-old woman, who was allegedly seeking help after a car accident.

According to The Huffington Post, “McBride appeared at Wafer’s house in Dearborn Heights, adjacent to…

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Maryam Mirzakhani Becomes the First Woman to Win the Fields Medal

Maryam Mirzakhani Becomes the First Woman to Win the Fields Medal #WomenInSTEM

Maryam Mirzakhani Becomes the First Woman to Win the Fields Medal

Maryam Mirzakhani recently became the first woman to win the Fields Medal, an honor that shattered stereotypes and paved the way for other women in STEM.

We often find ourselves reporting on the gender disparity and sexism that prevails in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM), but this week was made more positive by some recent good news: Maryam Mirzakhani has been…

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Head Back to School with these Inclusive Books for Kids

Head Back to School with these #Inclusive Children’s Books

Not too long ago, parents and educators were hard pressed to find children’s books that addressed social justice issues, different kinds of families, and LGBT identities. Happily, there are many books out there today that broach complex topics in an approachable, kid-friendly way. Whether you’re a teacher of young children looking to diversify your class library, or a parent wanting to talk to…

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