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Hollywood hasn’t gotten any better about LGBTQ inclusivity onscreen

Hollywood isn’t just dragging its feet when it comes to LGBTQ representation. In 2017, it actually took a step back.  According to GLAAD’s annual Studio Responsibility Index, the percentage of mainstream releases featuring queer characters actually dropped to 12.8% in 2017, down from 18.4% the year before.  SEE ALSO: 2017 was a good year for...CONTINUE READING
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Boy Scouts to drop ‘boy’ from namesake program upon welcoming girls

In 2017, the Boy Scouts of America announced after 107 years that the organization would finally allow girls to join in 2018.  Now, before the historical change takes place, the BSA organization announced it’s dropping the word “boy” from its namesake program. On Wednesday, the organization revealed its new gender inclusive campaign, “Scout Me In,”...CONTINUE READING
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‘God of War’ shows how far the video game industry has come… and how far it has to go

A new God of War game has arrived. It’s a signpost of maturity for the video game industry, but it’s also a symbol of problems that still persist. For seven games, an ash-covered man with chains fused to his forearms battled his way through the Olympian pantheon in a gleeful parade of blood, sex, and...CONTINUE READING
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How advertisers target female runners like those in the Boston Marathon

On an April morning in 1967, Kathrine Switzer ate a late breakfast of bacon, eggs, pancakes, and toast. The Boston Marathon wasn’t due to begin until noon, so she had plenty of time to get to the starting line. When the time came, she pinned the number 261 to her chest and started running through...CONTINUE READING
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The Trump administration is hellbent on erasing the reality of people’s lives

Donald Trump’s authoritarian leanings are on full display nearly every day in his grandiose, paranoid tweets. The president’s anti-democratic impulses are one thing to behold — they often feel like an anomalous attack on America’s key norms and institutions.  But make no mistake: A similar strain of autocratic thinking has popped up across the Trump...CONTINUE READING
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Transgender couple speak out against offensive tabloid headline about their wedding

The Sun newspaper has been criticised for their headline on a piece about a trans couple getting married. SEE ALSO: This ‘gender-free’ clothing store has fashion for anyone On Tuesday, The Sun ran a story on the wedding of army officer Hannah Winterbourne to actor Jake Graf, both of whom are transgender. While the couple...CONTINUE READING
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Meet the man whose voice became Stephen Hawking’s

Stephen Hawking’s computer-generated voice is so iconic that it’s trademarked — The filmmakers behind The Theory of Everything had to get Hawking’s personal permission to use the voice in his biopic. But that voice has an interesting origin story of its own. SEE ALSO: The world reacts to the death of the much-loved Stephen Hawking...CONTINUE READING
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