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14 posts from September 2014

Do hate crime laws prevent gay bashing? Ann Pellegrini, co-author of “You Can Tell Just By Looking” and 20 Other Myths About LGBT Life and People, has a surprising answer. Read more →

Beacon’s Senior Editor Alexis Rizzuto and Associate Publisher Tom Hallock talk about their experiences at the People’s Climate March and why climate change is fast becoming one of the most important issues of our time. Read more →

Get Ready for the People’s Climate March: Five Climate Awareness Titles

Just in time for this Sunday's People's Climate March, here are five essential titles that raise awareness about impending climate change. Read more →

In the following excerpt adapted from An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States, historian and activist Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz discusses the violent origins of the term “redskins,” and the history of warfare and genocide it recalls. Read more →

By Michelle Bamberger and Robert Oswald New York Governor Andrew Cuomo meets with supporters at the Hotel Trade Council during a reelection campaign event on September 8, 2014 in New York City. The September 9th gubernatorial primary in New York... Read more →

As we step into the new school year, parents and teachers need a hearty reminder that all the quirky, alarming, troubling, and troublesome behaviors manifested by children, though concerning, are not evidence of a mental disorder. Read more →

Beacon Broadside recently spoke with Daisy Hernández about her new book A Cup of Water Under My Bed, her literary and cultural influences, and the process of finding herself, both within her immigrant community and within the new, queer life she created for herself. Read more →

An indigenous community leader from Oaxaca reports on the struggle against economic policies that drive migration, in an excerpt from David Bacon’s The Right to Stay Home (now available in paperback). Read more →