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Cody Hill: The Current State of the STEM Gender Gap Gender equality is a contentious issue today. Since the ending of Hillary Clinton's bid as the first female president, the subject of gender inequality has raged in public discourse. The STEM gender gap is a particular concern for educators. Polarized viewpoints present contradictory information, and it can be difficult to sort through fact and fiction. 9 9 Comment Count
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Kevin Tully: The Day that Trump Quit Being a Fascist, a Sexual Predator, "Hitler", a Racist, and On and On Interesting how folks that don't do the right thing or don't advise doing the right thing, the day after an election magically start seeing 'The Fascist', "The Sexual Predator", 'The Racist", etc., etc. as possibly a "Progressive", the answer to the Hillary problem, the solution to the Russia problem... 5 5 Comment Count
Yasir Ahmed: It's time for the new homosexuality Old wine in new bottle. This is a practice we need to renew and give permission for those who want it. 1 1 Comment Count
Shobha Shukla CNS Editor (left) and Amruta Soni transgender leader (right)
Citizen News Service - CNS: Frontline voices: To be a transgender living with HIV in India This article is based upon an inspiring life-story of a transgender living with HIV in India and how she is striving hard to bring a difference in lives of not only transgender community but also women across the country.
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Marcia G. Yerman: Mike Pence: No Friend to Women (And Lots of Others Folks!) Mike Pence has been a disaster for women, The LGBTQ community, immigrants, Planned Parenthood, and a host of others!
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Courtney Belyea: Gay Rights Is Not Over, Trans Rights Is Not The New Civil-Rights Frontier Why there is still a need for the gay rights movement after gay marriage was legalized in the USA. 1 1 Comment Count
No child should die of TB
Citizen News Service - CNS: We cannot eliminate TB if we leave children behind It is unbelievable but true that children have been forgotten in TB care and control till very recently. It is our moral obligation to protect our children. No child should get TB and no child should die of it. What we need is a strategy and not empty talks. Merely signing on the dotted line is just not enough. There has to be the political will to transform words into action.
Why is global aid money locked up in banks?
Citizen News Service - CNS: Count the people at HIV risk right: Is money being spent or sitting in banks? This article is based upon few interviews with scientists -- studies reveal that international aid to fight HIV, TB and malaria that went to top 20 countries were often sitting in banks for months to year or more! Also size estimates of high-risk key populations were smaller, much smaller in countries that criminalize behaviours, and service coverage was inflated.
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Citizen News Service - CNS: International AIDS Conferences: From Durban to Durban - has anything changed in 16 years? This article reflects on progress (or lack of) made between 2000 and 2016 in fight against AIDS. Incidentally 13th International AIDS Conference was held in Durban in 2000 and Durban is again hosting 21st International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2016) this month.
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Eric Walberg: Thank Reagan for Orlando The Orlando shooting on June 12 has nothing to do with Islam and everything to do with US policies, both domestic and foreign.
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Marcia G. Yerman: NARAL Pro-Choice Leadership Plays the Gender Card NARAL leaders Ilyse Hogue talks about the 2016 election, abortion, and the Gender Card. 2 2 Comment Count
Feminism is Cancer
Kathy Swift: Troll Politics at UCSB UCSB Young Americans for Liberty brought Milo Yiannnapoulos to campus last month to speak at a forum titled "Feminism is Cancer." 1 1 Comment Count
Gender Neutral Restroom Washington DC
Eric Walberg: Cutting through transgender debate While Obama daily launches drones, killing dozens of innocent foreigners (or militants, it doesn't matter - both drone deaths are crimes against humanity), we are fed self-righteous nostrums, showing what a great liberal he is (soon to be joined, no doubt, by the supreme court). 13 13 Comment Count
Chris Lamb: N.C. Gov. Orders Separate Restrooms for Straight, LGBT; Bans Boys from Wearing Clothes with 'Gay' Colors North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory issued an executive order Sunday requiring separate restrooms for straight and LGBT people. McCrory's directive also bans clothing with what he called "gay colors" to be worn by boys in public schools in the state. He referred to pink, chartreuse, teal, and magenta, in particular, as "gateway colors" for young boys who might have an inclination toward homosexuality. 6 6 Comment Count
We might need Anonymous to follow the money.
Nikki Lambert: The Clinton Foundation Pay Gap is Real A brief analysis of tax documents filed by the Clinton Foundation focusing on a comparison of men and women in comparable positions which shows a considerable pay gap. 4 4 Comment Count
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Thomas Knapp: Government Should Give Us All a Break. A Bathroom Break, That Is. You've been sharing bathrooms with trans people your whole life, and you never noticed until some idiot fearmongering political hack brought it up because he thought he could scare you with it. Did it work? 3 3 Comment Count
Women trump Women Haters!
Marcello Rollando: Women trump Women Haters! Finally answering the call to grant Women full U. S. Citizenship. 1 1 Comment Count
Polygamy
Thomas Knapp: Marriage Freedom: Yes, Polygamy is Next Back in the bad old days before the US Supreme Court's ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges, many opponents of same-sex marriage warned us that if it became legal, polygamy would be next. They were -- some no doubt for the the first time in their lives -- right. Polygamy is, as it should be, next. 3 3 Comment Count
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Justin Samuels: Diversity Does Not Equal Black Giving Black actors awards at SAG does not address the lack of diversity in the industry. 1 1 Comment Count
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Mary Wentworth: SandstormComing/BernieWeekluUpdate This article describes Sanders' activities in the days leading up to the much-anticipated first vote of this election year. 1 1 Comment Count
Oscars
Justin Samuels: Academy Confronts Structural Racism In the Film Industry The Academy finally addresses issues of structural racism. 3 3 Comment Count
US and its intervention tricks
Ashish Shukla: Modi pulls plug on US agenda India has refused visas to LGBT and anti-terrorism heads of the US administration. It wouldn't mind a collective scrutiny but is loathe to submit to a judgment "unilaterally" by one single country. 12 12 Comment Count
Working Voters on Labor Day
Marcello Rollando: Growing Labor Pains: Religion -- Guns - Victim Mentality Understanding, like drought in California and Labor pains in Wisconsin, any state's pain is America's pain, and all Americans need to be solutions to our collective growing pains. 1 1 Comment Count
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Janet Mason: A Unitarian Universalist Message: Marriage Equality and Dignity A Unitarian Universalist (UU)reflection on marriage equality, including a brief history of Unitarianism and LGBT rights. Janet Mason is a lay minister at the Unitarian Universalist Church of the Restoration in Philadelphia where this piece was first presented. 1 1 Comment Count
Taking America Back
Marcello Rollando: Allegory: Infrastructure -- Immigration -- Earth II Spoken from the 1% POV "After the Ball is Over" 1 1 Comment Count
3rd National Transgender Hijra Habba
Citizen News Service - CNS: Long walk to justice: Transgender voices from across India I had been there at the 1st National Hijra Habba in 2012. Witnessing the Third National Transgender Hijra Habba in 2015 was indeed a humbling experience as lot of water has flown during these 3 years. From 30 community participants in 2012, the number this year had swelled to a whopping 350+. The landmark Supreme Court (SC) judgement of 2014, recognizing transgenders as the third gender and granting them constitutional rights,
Big push for transgender and hijra welfare
Citizen News Service - CNS: Join the crusade: Big push for transgender and hijra welfare "The Supreme Court judgement of 2014 has indeed been a game changer in terms of the way it has allowed transgenders to perceive themselves as individuals, to stand up confidently with their own identity, and to demand their rights and access to services, which was not there before. Today they have a clear agenda for the services they need --having access to education (instead of being thrown out of schools);
Nervous sheep
Janet F. Williams: SCOTUS Ruling Makes Sheep Nervous (Satire) Biting satire of response to SCOTUS same-sex marriage decision. 5 5 Comment Count
World we want beyond 2015
Citizen News Service - CNS: Parliamentarians on 'world we want beyond 2015': Sexual and reproductive health and rights in focus If the countries agree with the draft set of SDGs at the UN summit in New York in coming September, they will become applicable from January 2016. Partnering with, and empowering parliamentarians, who play an important role in the development process by framing policies/ laws implemented in the country, can effectively influence the building of post-2015 development framework for world we want beyond 2015
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Quiana Fulton: The Judicial Activism of Clearance Thomas Chief Justice Clearance Thomas is anti-judicial activism, though he benefits from it himself. 10 10 Comment Count

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