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  1. Three Stories to Read this LGBT History Month

    From The Golden Girls to 17th-century London, these stories explore the rich layers of queer history.

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    Berlin's memorial to the first gay emancipation movement. Image by Alorin via Wikimedia Commons (CC BY 4.0)
  2. Draw The Line: Bringing Comic Artists Together to Effect Positive Political Change

    The founder of the Draw The Line comics site talks about how the project expanded into a global effort.

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    Dig deeper: have conversations that help you understand opposite points of view. Illustration by Draw The Line artist Rakel Stammer.
  3. Why We March: Reflections from Women’s Marches

    Millions of people marched on January 21, 2017, to oppose the new Trump administration in the US — and wrote about (or photographed or sketched) the experience.

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    The National Mall in Washington, D.C., during the Women's March on Washington (photo from four twenty nine).
  4. The Posts That Moved Us in 2016: Current Events

    A selection of powerful writing that came out of the year’s tragedies and conflicts.

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    Demonstration in London, March 2016. Photo by Ron F. (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0).
  5. To the Polls! Four Takes on the US and UK Political Scenes

    Recent editors’ picks on the political scenes in the United States and United Kingdom.

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    "Polling Place" by Bryan Jones (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0).
  6. “The Club Became Like a Home” — Reflections on Orlando

    Bloggers speak out about the mass shooting in Orlando, Florida, in June 2016.

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    "Orlando" by Jennifer Nichole Wells
  7. Congrats, 2016 World Press Photo Contest Winners!

    The World Press Photo Foundation honors the best photojournalists in the world — here’s a selection of some of the most poignant images among this year’s winners.

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    Members of a Brazilian citizen journalism collective document police activity in a Rio de Janeiro favela. Sebastián Liste, Spain, 2015, Noor.
  8. “I Am Interested in Human Stories”: Iain Akerman on the Alternative Scenes of the Middle East

    Westerners often see the Middle East as synonymous with war and strife. Iain Akerman has devoted his career to uncovering the region’s multifaceted underground cultures.

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