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Our civil rights are infringed upon every day in America. Our civil rights topics range from gay rights, abortion, women’s rights, transsexual rights, minorities rights to any disenfranchised groups that is continually oppressed by society or the government.

An Autonomy of Self

The United States lags behind in social progress as many countries regulate and legalize prostitution. In 2003, the United States Supreme Court oversaw Lawrence v. Texas, ruling to legalize sodomy in the entire nation. Justice Kennedy remarked, "Liberty presumes an autonomy of self that includes...

Know Your Rights

An oft heard phrase is “I know my rights.”  The question is do American citizens really know their rights?  Do they know that those rights can disappear in an instant at the whim of the government?  The Patriot Act, signed into law by President...

North Carolina Lesbian Denied Marriage License, Arrested

After the passage of North Carolina's Amendment 1 last week, nine gay and lesbian couples filed applications for marriage in protest last week.   Their applications were denied, of course, but adding insult to injury, two lesbians, Mary Jamis, 52, and her partner Starr...

UN Concerned About Homophobia and Transphobia, Calls on Countries to End Violence and Discrimination

  On International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHO) that was celebrated on May 17, Ms. Navi Pillay, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, called on countries to "repeal discriminatory laws and ban discriminatory practices" against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people, as...

The Numbers Game

The numbers men throw around now days when bragging about sexual conquests are often astounding to the female ear. The typical range, in my own experience, tends be between fifteen and thirty, but I've heard figures going into the hundreds; and let's not forget...

Why Gay Couples Need Equal Marriage Rights

Powerful and poignant video showing gay marriage opponents why gay couples want and NEED gay marriage equality and federal recognition of gay marriage. Watch this but be prepared to cry if you have a heart. And VOTE for only those whom support gay marriage equality,...

Why Marriage Equality is Not the End of the GLBT Struggle

“Sixty-one percent of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) population in the U.S. will continue to live in states with medium or low legal protections — or that have outright hostile laws,” says a press release announcing the report, Mapping LGBT Equality in...

The 99% Occupy No Man’s Land

We are the 99%- the hand painted placards held high by masked, anonymous protestors across the globe have captured the media’s attention as the Occupy Wall Street movement has spread through major cities around the world. From its beginnings as an activist group inspired by...

Racism in America

Racism in America has special implications due to our history with slavery, the Native Americans, and the interment of the Japanese during WWII. How has race affected the people of the United States, both in terms of their daily lives and also an overarching...

Margaret Cho: Doing It Her Way

Margaret Cho is the ultimate iconoclast. Without her, the comedy world, and the World at large would be a much more boring and far less insighful place.  Not to mention the inroads she forged for so many female comedians, Asian comedians, and other “outsider” ...