At 8 p.m. the Québec City Islamic Cultural Center on Sainte-Foy Street was holding evening prayers, when three gunmen burst into the building and began shooting. Five are dead, and many more injured.
On Monday, Secretary of State John Kerry issued a formal apology on the behalf of the State Department for its long history of discrimination against the queer community.
A Dairy Queen in Zion, Illinois has been closed after its owner used a racial slur while quarreling with a customer.
In November, a West Virginia government employee was fired after she composed an egregiously racist Facebook post referring to Michelle Obama as an “ape in heels.” However, on December 23 she will be reinstated. Forgive and forget, I always say!
Two men in Richmond, Virginia were thrown out of a CVS after store employees hid themselves in the backroom and called the police. The crime: attempting to purchase cheese.
After 15 years in prison, the women known as the “San Antonio Four” have been exonerated in a criminal case that upended their lives. Convicted in 1998 of gang-raping two little girls, the women have been found completely innocent.
Konni Burton, a Texas Tea Party state senator, has proposed a bill that would lawfully require school employees to out queer students to their parents, regardless of the students’ wishes.
We have never deserved Michelle Obama: it’s a truth made more certain with each passing day. And we’ve been reminded anew by two grotesquely racist officials in West Virginia who recently referred to her as an “ape in heels.”
Early Tuesday morning, a man attacked residents of the Tsukui Yamayuri-En disability facility in Sagamihara, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan, killing at least 19 and wounding approximately 25.
On Thursday night in Cleveland, a supposedly very frightened orange man took the enormous, flag-littered stage at the Quicken Loans Arena. In his speech accepting the Republican nomination, Donald Trump laid out an apocalyptic vision of the United States he evidently lives in, a place where cities are flooded with…
Earlier this month, Bishop McDevitt High School earned an “A” in gender policing when school officials demanded that their female students wear dresses to prom. Consequently, when student Aniya Wolf showed up in a tuxedo, she was forbidden entry. On May 21 she attended another school’s prom instead — and she rocked…
Last week Aniya Wolf was forcibly removed from her school’s prom because she was attired in a tuxedo rather than a gown. But while officials at Bishop McDevitt High School congratulate themselves on their crusade for gender conformity, Wolf will be enjoying an appearance on It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia.
An unidentified American woman was forced from a public women’s restroom because she could not convince police that she is female.
On Thursday, April 21, 16-year-old trans high school student James Van Kuilenburg was forced to vacate a Ted Cruz campaign rally in Frederick, Maryland.
On September 16, 2015, 14-year-old Ahmed Mohamed was arrested for bringing a homemade clock to school because, according to his school principal, the device looked like a bomb. As of Friday, December 4, the Department of Justice has begun investigating whether the teenager’s civil rights were violated.
Lots of people don’t like to admit they have a type. Maybe they think it makes them seem predictable or shallow. They would be right, but the good news is that science has proven we are all predictable and shallow.
Two teenage white girls from Texas thought it would be a good idea to record themselves rapping a song that contained racist lyrics promoting violence against blacks, Latinos and Asians. The song starts off with one girl spewing the N-word, followed by “I want to kill them now, I want to hang them from a tree.” The…
Having failed to dislodge Ellen DeGeneres from her gig as JCPenney's pitchwoman, the hyperbolic organization known as One Million Moms has trained its wagging fingers on Urban Outfitters, whose latest catalogue features two women awkwardly kissing on only the second page. The Moms, predictably are outraged that the…
A bitchy white woman belittling her black maid. A Latino man being tied up and called racial slurs. A black woman being offered for sale at a slave auction. All of these are awful in reality, but for people who are into race-play — or racialized sexual situations — they can be extremely hot. I talked to two people…
For so long, we've thought that racism was a product of our culture and of ignorance. We assumed it would take decades, or even centuries, more of hard work and education to undo. But silly us, maybe all we really need to do is take a pill. Seriously?