Ben & Jerry’s: Peace, Love, Ice Cream and Marriage Equality

Ben & Jerry’s: Peace, Love, Ice Cream and #MarriageEquality @benandjerrys

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Beloved ice cream franchise Ben & Jerry’s took a bold stand in defense of same sex marriage earlier this month, signing an Employers’ amicus brief requesting that the US Supreme Court review pending marriage equality cases in Utah, Oklahoma, and Virginia.

According to The New Civil Rights Movement, “The religious right has thirty more companies to choose from to boycott for their support of…

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One Step Forward and Two Steps Back for St. Patrick’s Day Parade

One Step Forward and Two Steps Back for St. Patrick’s Day Parade #LGBT #equality

St Patricks Day Parade NYC

Last spring, St. Patrick’s Day festivities across the country were fraught with controversy, as many event and parade organizers made it clear that LGBT people were not welcome. However, discriminatory bans were lifted earlier this month in New York, much to the happiness of LGBT groups and allies. “New York’s storied St. Patrick’s Day Parade will end its long-standing ban on gay groups, GLAAD…

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GOP Spokesman Comes Out, Advocates for Marriage Equality

#GOP Spokesman Comes Out, Advocates for #MarriageEquality @JamesRichardson

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Prominent political operative James Richardson came out publicly earlier this month. Image: via Twitter.

Earlier this month, Republican spokesperson and prominent political figure James Richardson came out in an attempt to eradicate the bias against same-sex marriage that continues to pervade our government today. Richardson is the first to point out that he has publicly advocated for the freedom…

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Marriage Equality Matters: Couple Weds After 72 Years of Commitment

Marriage Equality Matters: Couple Weds After 72 Years of Commitment #LoveIsLove #marriage #equality

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“Boyack, 91, and Dubes, 90, began a new chapter in their 72-year relationship Saturday when they exchanged wedding vows.” Image: via The Quad-City Times

Earlier this week, The Quad-City Timesreported that longtime sweethearts Vivian Boyack and Alice “Nonie” Dubes were finally wed over the weekend at First Christian Church in Davenport, Iowa. Over the last few years, many stories about same-sex…

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Women’s Colleges Break Ground (Finally) by Openly Admitting Trangender Students

Women’s Colleges Break Ground (Finally) by Openly Admitting #Trangender Students

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Many LGBT individuals choose to attend women’s colleges because these institutions are often perceived as more progressive, inclusive, and even safer than coed schools. However, despite the esteemed reputations of schools such as Mount Holyoke College, Smith College, and others, many of these female-inclusive institutions have historically been exclusive of transgender women.

Myriad women’s…

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Supreme Court Intervenes in Florida Marriage Equality Cases

Supreme Court Intervenes in Florida #MarriageEquality Cases

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Although Florida saw great progress last month when District Court Judge Robert Hinkle ruled in favor of the freedom to marry, marriage equality and same-sex partnerships continue to be threatened by dissenting viewpoints. According to Freedom to Marry, Florida’s current status entails an “Anti-relationship recognition constitutional amendment; one federal judge and four…

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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

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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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