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July 17, 2018

This article originally appeared on July 16th, 2018 in Rewire.

On Wednesday, the U.S. House Appropriations Committee voted to add an amendment to an appropriations bill that included a provision permitting licensed child-welfare agencies to discriminate on the basis of...

June 28, 2018

This article originally appeared on the front page of the Huffington Post on June 28, 2018 on .

I am going to speak ill of Justice Kennedy.

Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement announcement on Wednesday secured his legacy. By declaring his intention to leave the court on...

June 5, 2018

This article originally appeared on May 31, 2018 on Medium.

In a world in which no one is straight, and yet also in which everyone seems to be very straight, I give you permission this June to call yourself bisexual. You could also call yourself pansexual. Or fluid. Or...

May 11, 2018

This article originally appeared on May 11, 2018 in ReWire.News.

In 2015, the University of Arizona interviewed LGBT students across three states asking them about their experiences with over-discipline and school pushout. In response, one student said, “The teachers …...

April 25, 2018

This article originally appeared on April 25, 2018 in ReWire.News.

In early April, the LGBTQ publication Queerty ran a piece called “Why does bisexuality still make us so uncomfortable?” in which the author, Jeremy Helligar, describes the moment that a date told him he...

April 20, 2018

This article originally appeared on the Huffington Post on April 13, 2018.

In a USA Today opinion column published Thursday, contributor James Bovard takes issue with a new study finding 36 percent of students at colleges and universities experienced food insecurity in...

April 17, 2018

This article originally appeared on ReWire.news on April 17, 2018.

The National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) is a federally administered survey that provides some of the most crucial data in the United States on the demographics of crime victims, including their s...

April 4, 2018

This article originally appeared in ReWire.news on April 4, 2018.

In early March, 12-year-old Andy Leach of Mississippi died by suicide.

The causes of death by suicide are never fully known. But there is evidence that he had been struggling at school after telling his pe...

December 31, 2017

This essay originally appeared on Medium.com on December 31, 2017.

I hated Star Wars: The Last Jedi. 

The Porg are adorable, yet watching this story about power, about mistakes and growth, about in-betweens and passionate advocacy for important causes, I could only see w...

November 21, 2017

This essay originally appeared on Medium.com on November 20, 2017.

My conversations with men have changed.

Some men are quiet, easing off social media. Listening. Reading.

Some men have become loud. Asking questions. “But what if the survivor forgives him? Surely then it’...

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