Let’s repeal the ban on gay blood

On July 11, 2014, nationwide, gay men contributed to blood banks in the only way they legally can: Instead of men being able to donate blood themselves, they have to bring along allies who are legally eligible to donate. The National Gay Blood Drive isn’t your everyday charity event, it’s also a protest that gives…

Feminism is dead, he said

“Feminism is dead,” he said casually. I almost choked on my latte. As I sat across from him at a coffee house, I could see my reaction reflected on the faces of my two female friends, all of us looking at him aghast, trying to control the heat rising collectively up our necks, desperate to…

Waiting for the next revolution: What “The Chicago 10” taught me about modern America

I was 17 and skeptical when I saw the movie poster for Chicago 10 at the Missouri History Museum where I work. The exaggerated cartoon figures seemed almost comical and when my boss tried to tell me that was I was about to see was like none of the other documentaries we had screened I…

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