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Welcome to the Jungle: Teens Meet in Peru to Learn About Gender and Conservation

'Sacred Ceiba (kapok) tree], ©AdviceProject, photo by Courtney Webster Day 3 of the 2015 Advice Project Leadership and Empowerment Summit for Teen Girls and Women in Peru (Gold Mining, Sex Trafficking, Sacred Trees and Conservation,Show More Summary

Addis Financing for Development Conference Failed in Many Ways, But the Fight for Tax Justice Continues

Oxfam went to the UN's Financing for Development Conference in Addis Ababa with the sincere hope that the governments of the world would take the bold steps necessary to rebalance the global development financing system so it works to help end extreme poverty and tackle inequality. Show More Summary

The #1 Way Schools Are Failing Our Kids Will Surprise You

This isn't a story about bullying, but let's start there, with a recent incident at an 8-year-old's birthday party. "Who here thinks Adam is unpopular?" a young bully asks his classmates, right in front of Adam. "Raise your hand." Hands shoot up. Show More Summary

Meet Janae Marie Kroc, the World Record Power Lifter Who Came Out as Transgender

1 hour agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

World champion power lifter and world record holder Matt Korczaleski astonished and shocked fans after announcing that he is transgender and now goes by the name Janae Marie Kroc reports outsports.com. Known for creating the “Kroc row” back workout,… The post Meet Janae Marie Kroc, the World Record Power Lifter Who Came Out as Transgender appeared first on Towleroad.

How Millennials Are Disrupting The Art of Donating

Remember when kids ran through the streets Halloween nights with "Trick or Treat for UNICEF" boxes in tow alongside plastic pumpkin carriers full of fun size snickers and red apples? Or what about when the neighbor's 4th grade daughter...Show More Summary

Lion-Killing Dentist Could Face Prosecution in the US, Extradition to Zimbabwe: VIDEO

1 hour agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

The Minnesota dentist who allegedly killed Zimbabwe’s famous and beloved Cecil the Lion could be tried in the U.S. or extradited to Zimbabwe. Outrage emerged on Tuesday as people across the world learned of Walter James Palmer’s reported… The post Lion-Killing Dentist Could Face Prosecution in the US, Extradition to Zimbabwe: VIDEO appeared first on Towleroad.

Gay Speed-Skater Blake Skjellerup Marries Boyfriend Saul Carrasco: PHOTOS

1 hour agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Out gay speed-skater Blake Skjellerup wed boyfriend Saul Carrasco earlier this month in Hawaii. The couple announced their engagement last August on Twitter. They met in the most modern of ways, through Instagram. Said Blake in the caption to the abo… The post Gay Speed-Skater Blake Skjellerup Marries Boyfriend Saul Carrasco: PHOTOS appeared first on Towleroad.

Spare Capacity: When Landfill Becomes Life Saving

Photo credit: savingthewild.com I've just arrived in the Motherland on a 14 week mission 'solving poverty saves wildlife'. Saving Africa's elephants and rhinos from extinction is as much about humans as it is about animals. This is a war on greed and blood-lust status symbols, but the weakest link is in fact poverty. Show More Summary

TV Anchor Can’t Handle This Hot Chef’s Smolder: VIDEO

1 hour agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

As the saying goes, if you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen. And that’s exactly what one TV host did when confronted with a sexy chef that was too hot to handle. Scot Haney, co-host of “Better Connecticut”, was int… The post TV Anchor Can’t Handle This Hot Chef’s Smolder: VIDEO appeared first on Towleroad.

Special Olympics Redefined My Concept of Sports, and Shattered a Few Assumptions Too

As an athlete my entire life, a true tomboy growing up, I thought I understood the draw of sports. But it wasn't until I spent a few days with Special Olympics athletes that I realized just how powerful -- and empowering -- sports can truly be. Show More Summary

Gordon Klingenschmitt: Gay Boy Scout Leaders Will Molest Your Children – VIDEO

1 hour agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

In an anti-gay attack just like the ones Matt Baume decried earlier today, right-wing nut and Colorado state Rep. Gordon Klingenschmitt urged parents to remove their sons from the Boy Scouts to save them from molestation at the hands of gay scout lea… The post Gordon Klingenschmitt: Gay Boy Scout Leaders Will Molest Your Children – VIDEO appeared first on Towleroad.

Modular Record: 3D-Printed Chinese Villa Assembled in 3 Hours

In this latest attempt at one-upmanship in the realm of rapid construction, a company in China has built a two-story villa from six modules, putting the...

‘Death Ray’ Skyscraper Stands Accused of Blowing People Over

Already infamous for its curved facade that ignited fires in adjacent buildings and melted nearby cars basking in its reflected sunlight, the Walkie Talkie...

Change Isn't the Greatest Political Challenge, Sustaining It Is

I was blown away by former Bogotá, Colombia Mayor Antanas Mockus recent op-ed, "The Art of Changing a City" in The New York Times. It is reflective, honest and practical. Most importantly, it plays on many of the promising practicesShow More Summary

Matt Baume Explains Why Gay Adults Aren’t A Threat To Boy Scouts: VIDEO

1 hour agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

In a new video posted to his channel today, Matt Baume explains the history of anti-gay animus in the Boy Scouts and the implications of yesterday’s vote to end the ban on gay adult scout leaders. Though the National Executive Board of The Boy… The post Matt Baume Explains Why Gay Adults Aren’t A Threat To Boy Scouts: VIDEO appeared first on Towleroad.

Where Did Your Food Come From? And your Cat's: A Look at Killing on the Seas

I am spending time in Italy, the quintessential land of the bargain. I never had the stomach for it, and yet I began to feel that people who were selling things at local markets must be okay with the bargained down prices because they...Show More Summary

Manila Luzon’s ‘Ice Cream’ Brings All The Boys To The Yard: VIDEO

1 hour agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

RuPaul’s Drag Race season 3 runner up Manila Luzon has a new video for her single “Ice Cream” that doesn’t skimp on man-candy. Luzon’s ice cream brings all the boys to the yard for a shirtless ice cream party rife with s… The post Manila Luzon’s ‘Ice Cream’ Brings All The Boys To The Yard: VIDEO appeared first on Towleroad.

13 Alabama Counties Still Refuse To Issue Marriage Licenses To Straight and Gay Couples

1 hour agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Thirteen counties in Alabama continue to refuse all requests for marriage licenses in an effort to avoid issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples specifically. Via the Campaign for Southern Equality: Currently, 53 of the state’s 67 counties have… The post 13 Alabama Counties Still Refuse To Issue Marriage Licenses To Straight and Gay Couples appeared first on Towleroad.

NEW MUSIC: Mercury Rev, Frank Turner, Hooton Tennis Club, Snooty Garbagemen, Field Music

1 hour agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

New Music is brought to you weekly by Deadly Music!, which covers mostly indie/alternative music as well as electronica, ambient/modern classical, pop and anything really, really good. Mercury Rev – “The Queen Of Swans” Taken from t… The post NEW MUSIC: Mercury Rev, Frank Turner, Hooton Tennis Club, Snooty Garbagemen, Field Music appeared first on Towleroad.

Southern Pastor Calls Out Evangelicals for Degrading Gays Like Slaves: VIDEO

1 hour agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

In a powerful sermon delivered last week, Pastor Dewey Smith took direct aim at those within the evangelical community that call homosexuality an abomination. The pastor of the House of Hope Atlanta in Decatur, Georgia, specifically responded to the… The post Southern Pastor Calls Out Evangelicals for Degrading Gays Like Slaves: VIDEO appeared first on Towleroad.

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