social issues

A 7-year-old was ordered to leave a fountain because of her swimwear. Even she knew that it was all wrong.

When her mother prepared to write a complaint, the rising second grader drafted her own message

The irresistible authenticity of Gayle King

Our culture needed an adult. She rose to the challenge.

Parenthood has helped me redefine Pride. Here’s how.

For a family like ours, queer and mixed faith, Pride is right up there with Christmas and Passover

Pop-up art installations in New York City blast audio of sobbing, detained children

They were placed in highly trafficked areas of the city on Wednesday

‘Queer Eye’ star Jonathan Van Ness comes out as non-binary

Van Ness told Out magazine, ‘some days I feel like a man, but then other days I feel like a woman’

It’s LGBT pride month. But three guys in Boston who feel they’re an ‘oppressed majority’ want a ‘Straight Pride’ parade.

News of the possible parade took off on social media, with hundreds of people cracking jokes about the event and others calling it ‘sad’

‘This is not me’: Monica Diaz, homeless, struggles to keep her full-time job — and her dignity

The rise of tent encampments is changing the face of American homelessness

Chicago’s new mayor will be a black woman. Can she unite a divided city?

Neither Lori Lightfoot nor Toni Preckwinkle won a majority of the city’s black vote

Two decades after disappearing, her daughter suddenly showed up with a new identity

She returned with children and a new name, and she spoke fluent Spanish

Chest binding can lead to sharp, chronic pain. This genderqueer massage therapist wants to offer comfort — and community.

Frances Reed teaches self-massage classes to help people who bind open their chest muscles