For the first time in history, a woman will be a coach on an NFL team. The Arizona Cardinals have brought on Jen Welter to coach inside linebackers.
Fifteen years after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the Boy Scouts of America have the right to discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation, the organization’s leadership has voted to repeal its national ban on gay and lesbian adult volunteers and staff.
Facebook, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Adobe and Yahoo are just some of the tech companies joining forces for a new initiative that aims to make tech more accessible to people with disabilities through higher education.
The Jehovah’s Witnesses Church in Australia failed to report more than 1,000 reports of child sexual abuse SINCE 1950, according to testimony presented at a government inquiry into the claims.
Boston’s troubled effort to host the 2024 Summer Olympics has come to an end, the U.S. Olympic Committee announced Monday.
During a visit to Kenya on Saturday, President Obama announced sweeping bans to the United States’ ivory trade in the hopes of protecting the increasingly endangered African elephant.
Somewhat ironically, many of the direct-care workers living in states that haven’t accepted Obamacare’s optional Medicaid expansion can’t afford insurance benefits to ensure them the same quality of care as they provide the elderly and people with disabilities.
A Newark Police Department lieutenant is under investigation for allegedly referring to Mayor Ras Baraka as a primate on social media.
ThinkProgress invited three trans people and one ally to watch the premiere of Caitlyn Jenner’s reality show ‘I Am Cait.’ We wanted to know what they thought of Jenner, her coming out process, and the first episode of the groundbreaking series.
A social worker has come forward to talk about the deplorable conditions she witnessed at a family detention center in Texas built in response to the large increase of Central American migrants that came across the southern U.S.-Mexico border last year.
A group of states just won’t take no for an answer when it comes to suing the Environmental Protection Agency.
Republican Presidential candidate Mike Huckabee hasn’t been discouraged by criticism over his controversial remarks on the weekend which took aim at the Obama administration’s acceptance of the Iranian nuclear deal.
The Kentucky Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) has a policy (Policy 912) that requires that lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, and intersex (LGBTQI) juveniles be treated with respect for their identities.
Thirteen giant companies joined the Obama administration’s Act on Climate initiative Monday, announcing at least $140 billion in new low-carbon investment and more than 1,600 megawatts (MW) of new renewable energy, the White House said.
James Hansen and 16 leading climate experts have written a must-read discussion paper on what humanity risks if it can’t keep total global warming below 2°C (3.6°F).
As evidence has continued to mount suggesting that Bill Cosby is a serial rapist, his lawyers and other representatives have continued to defend him.
Burlington Community School District in Burlington, Iowa may be the first school district in the nation to ensure that all of its 13 administrators, principals and associate principals, wear body cameras.
Open advocacy of discrimination is not popular in the United States, and advocates who claim that the right to discriminate is an essential part of “religious liberty” are unlikely to win over the nation if most voters believe that these advocates are seeking such a right.
Hillary Clinton is going all in on renewable energy. On Sunday evening, the Democratic presidential candidate released a fact sheet detailing her plan to fight climate change, and it focuses heavily on promoting clean energy generation across the country.
A conference protesting police violence against African Americans ended in police violence against African Americans on Sunday, when at least one officer deployed pepper spray against men and women protesting the arrest of a 14 year-old teenager.