70 results for tag: equality

The Canadian Institute of Diversity and Inclusion has Something to say for Anti-LGBT Propaganda at the Olympics

We're pretty fond of the Canadian Institute of Diversity and Inclusion's response to much of Russia's anti-LGBT propaganda surrounding this year's Olympic Games: Watch the video on Buzzfeed here      

Community Conversation at the Educating Children of Color Summit

By Meghan Devall, MSW Intern I recently had the opportunity to attend the 2014 Educating Children of Color Seminar: YOUth Be the Change. The purpose of Educating Children of Color (ECOC) is to “dismantle the cradle to prison pipeline for children of color, and children in poverty, through education”. The ECOC annual summit brings noted speakers to Colorado Springs and awards laptops and scholarships to high school students. The all day summit is a great way for students, teachers, parents, and concerned citizens to collectively learn, become involved, and work towards common goals. The powerful conversations that take place in such places can ...

“Transgender People Are Paying The Price For The Media’s Willful Ignorance”

Buzzfeed, often known for its listicles and pop culture reporting, recently posted an article entitled "Transgender People are Paying the Price for the Media's Willful Ignorance," where author Saeed Jones points out the media's clear disinterest in transgender issues lest they "are in prison, brutalized or dead." Jones's blunt critique of the media's portrayal of transgender people and their lives is one that everyone should take to heart and remember next time some article conveniently "forgets" that the person it's reporting on is first and foremost a person and not not a way to sell papers.

Happy End of the Gregorian Calendar Year!

By Anya Arndt ***Disclaimer: It’s “War on Christmas”-time again, and I’m sick of it. So if you think the “War on Christmas” is a real thing, you should probably stop reading here, because I’m about to take on “Happy Holidays” as well, and explain to you why that too should be removed from casual conversation with strangers. It’s the “Holiday Season,” and as we grow accustomed to the inundation of society with red and green, it’s sometimes easy to forget how uninclusive even a wish of “Happy Holidays” can be. The “Christmas Spirit” permeates society, and in the back corner at Target, we see a small Hanukkah ...

A Note from Our Friends at Inside/Out

Dear friends of Inside/Out, Immediately following the fire that engulfed our Inside/Out home earlier this year, so many of you stepped forward to help. We were inspired and humbled to see our community standing in solidarity with our incredible youth, and I can't begin to thank you enough for your generosity of time, talent, and treasure. Because of you, Inside/Out Youth Services: Raised more than $90,000 at our recent Ally Up! Breakfast event, ensuring our fiscal health and ability to adapt quickly to changing circumstances; Has a temporary home at the Tim Gill Center for Public Media, allowing the 512 young people we serve annually to be ...

See How Kids React to Same Sex marriage Proposals (and SMILE)

Recently, TheFineBros showed children videos of women proposing to women and men proposing to men. While some children were confused at first, ultimately, they all couldn't understand why gay marriage is so often considered wrong and in most states it isn't legal. Watch the video here.

We Had a Great Time at Pride This Weekend!