What Does Non-Binary Mean? Understanding This LGBTQ Term and Why It’s Important
Gender isn’t always a straightforward issue, but being respectful about how someone identifies is. Here’s what you need to know.
What Is Juneteenth and Why Do We Celebrate It?
Independence Day is the quintessential all-American holiday, but those annual Fourth of July celebrations don't hold the same significance for...
I Came Out After 20 Years of Marriage and Met the Love of My Life
Larry Best thought he had the perfect love and the perfect marriage, but until he found his husband and soul...
The Juneteenth Flag: The History Behind Its Colors and Symbols
The red, white, and blue design of the Juneteenth flag may not be quite as iconic as the one emblazoned...
Why Black History Month Is More Important Than Ever
While it's important to celebrate Black culture and contributions, it's equally important to acknowledge how society still oppresses and discriminates...
11 “Facts” About the Civil Rights Movement That Aren’t True
Separating fact from fiction isn’t just important from a historical perspective—it’s also essential in winning today’s fight against racial injustice.
The Real Reason We Vote on a Tuesday in November
It's a 175-year-old tradition that starts with drunks and farmers. But is it worth keeping?
10 Ways We Already Know the Holidays Will Look Different
Although coronavirus may cancel some holiday festivities, it will never cancel holiday cheer!
What Were the Stonewall Riots and Why Were They Important?
When the New York Police Department descended upon the Stonewall Inn on June 28, 1969, the violent raid sparked six...
Why Desegregation Didn’t Put an End to Racism in America
On the Civil Rights Trail: “What we needed was equality, but what we got was integration.”
10 Clever Ways People Are Celebrating Birthdays Under Quarantine
While COVID-19 may have limited people's abilities to actively go out and celebrate their birthdays, that doesn't mean creative celebrations...
Why My Quarantine Birthday Was Actually One of the Best Ever
I was dreading my quarantine birthday. How would I celebrate my milestone year sans party, cake, and gifts?
How My Mother’s Lipstick Ritual Is Bringing Me Strength During Coronavirus
The COVID-19 pandemic has left many in a state of uncertainty. However, I've found solace and strength in my mother's...