Human Rights

2012 Election: A Turning Point For Same-Sex Marriage?

After 32-straight electoral losses, same-sex marriage went four-for-four this year. Opinion polls also show support from the majority of Americans. Has the tide turned permanently?

Posted in Uncategorized, Human Rights, Issue Updates

REVERB, The Ally Coaltion and Ben & Jerry’s Make Equality FUN.

In the wake of the election, human rights and liberties has become a major talking point across the nation. With the election now behind us, Reverb, Ben & Jerry’s, and the band fun. want to make sure campuses across the nation are continuing those discussions.

Posted in Human Rights, Music and Activism

Fun. shows support for LGBTQ community with new initiative

“This is not a gay rights issue. This is a human rights issue.” – Rachel Antonoff

Posted in Human Rights, Music and Activism

Dance with PRIDE!

Top dance and electronic acts are showing their support for the LGBT community the best way they know how… through music.

Posted in Human Rights, Music and Activism

tUnE-yArDs & ?uestloveTeam Up to Raise Awareness and Fight AIDS Through Music

tUnE-yArDs, ?uestlove, Angelique Kidjo, and Akua Naru have teamed up to cover Fela Kuti’s, “Lady”, in an effort to end mother-to-child HIV transmission by the year 2015.

Posted in Human Rights, Music and Activism, Health Care Reform

America Refocuses on the Victimization of LGBTQ Youth

Back in 2010, America was saddened by the suicide of 18-year-old Rutgers freshman, Tyler Clementi, who jumped off a bridge after finding out that his roommate had spied on him. Now, as that roommate is being charged, the discussion around bullying is back in the spotlight.

Posted in Personal Liberty, Human Rights

Anti-bullying Video Going Viral

If you put a few hundred adolescents together in a relatively confined space for months on end, hormones will rage, insecurities will be magnified, developing personalities will clash, and bullying will happen. I see it every day at the middle school where I teach, and I know that what I see in my classroom and the hallways is only part of the story.

Posted in Human Rights, Trends in Music and Society, Education

‘Last Call at the Oasis’ Soundtrack Not Watered Down

Dave Matthews, My Morning Jacket, Blind Pilot, Gomez and Primus team up for water on the soundtrack of a new documentary.

Obama Rebukes Latin America on Call to End War on Drugs

President Obama shrugged off Latin American leaders’ calls for a new approach to drug policy

Posted in Personal Liberty, Human Rights

Take Your Shoes Off. Now.

A shoe company is asking people to spend today barefoot, to raise awareness about all the kids in the world who are barefoot every day.

Posted in Human Rights