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Watch: Advocacy group aims to “end the awkward” when interacting with disabled people

Watch: Advocacy group aims to “end the awkward” when interacting with disabled people

Dominant society places physical, architectural, communication and social barriers in the way, leading to isolation, unemployment, hate crimes and an overall lack of access for disabled people. And the social barriers are often compounded by generally well-meaning non-disabled people who avoid talking to disabled people for fear of saying the wrong thing. One disability services group aims … Continue reading

Illinois anti-bullying legislation postponed after Senate votes it down

Illinois anti-bullying legislation postponed after Senate votes it down

The Illinois Senate rejected legislation aimed at strengthening anti-bullying presentations last week, amid conservative outcry over LGBT protections. Lesbian State Rep. Kelly Cassidy introduced Illinois House Bill 5290 to bolster the state’s anti-bullying code, including cyberbullying, by creating model policies for schools to implement in 2013. The House approved the measure in March, but it … Continue reading

Today we mourn, tomorrow we fight

Today we mourn, tomorrow we fight

Suicide prevention is a joke. We start caring when it’s already too late. The damage has already been done. We knew there was a storm. We saw the downed power lines and blown out windows. But it isn’t until lightning strikes the house and the whole thing is going up in flames that we take action. Continue reading

Beth Ditto and MAC collaborate on cosmetics collection

Beth Ditto and MAC collaborate on cosmetics collection

Gossip frontwoman Beth Ditto is teaming up with MAC for a limited edition cosmetics line, and I’m kind of having a femme-gasm. I don’t normally get so excited about celebrities, corporations and capitalism, but this is a partnership I can get behind. MAC cosmetics are not tested on animals, many of the products are vegan, and the … Continue reading