Miami Dolphins: Team Controversy Brings Bullying and Intolerance in the NFL to Light

By: Friday November 22, 2013 6:00 pm

You might have caught wind of the recent Miami Dolphins’ controversy.  While it’s easy to dismiss the dispute as a war between the two players most directly involved -Jonathan Martin and Richie Incognito- in truth the story and the resulting back and forth provide a telling look into the bullying, bravado and intolerance permitted and encouraged by NFL culture.

 

FDL Movie Night: Matt Shepard Is a Friend of Mine

By: Monday November 11, 2013 4:59 pm

With his murder, Matthew Shepard became a public figure, and in Matt Shepard is a Friend of Mine Josue shows an intimate portrait of a young man full of promise, conflicts, doubts, and love–a friend whose life impacted everyone who knew him and whose death has impacted millions more.

FDL Movie Night: Being Ginger

By: Monday November 4, 2013 5:59 pm

Scott Harris and his film Being Ginger in which he tries to find a woman who will love him, red hair and all. Tormented in elementary and high school for his hair color, he’s pretty sure that his gingerness is what keeps chicks away from him, a feeling reinforced by one woman he interviews who seems to be sent by the anti-ginger gods to torment him. A ginger dating site is a bust and a scam, but things change for Scott–who claims at the start of the film that he doesn’t find gingers attractive and redheads don’t date redheads–at Redheads Days in the Netherlands, where he meets a beautiful redhead and along the way gains a degree of self-realization and self-acceptance.

FDL Movie Night: I Am Divine

By: Monday October 28, 2013 4:59 pm

I Am Divine celebrates the life and career of movie star Divine who rose from the underground of Baltimore’s misfit youth to become an international film, stage, music and drag superstar, and died tragically the night before he was due on set to begin a recurring role on a hit television show – as a man. With I Am Divine, tonight’s guest, Director Jeffrey Schwarz has created a film that honors Divine in just the way he always craved — as a serious artist and immortal star.

#Justice4Daisy RallyToday, Maryville Rape Victim Has Voice

By: Tuesday October 22, 2013 4:00 pm

Daisy Coleman’s assailant, Matthew Barnett then 17, is the grandson of Rex Barnett, who served as member of the Missouri House of Representatives from 1994 to 2002. Barnett was initially charged with sexual assault and endangering the welfare of a child, but two months later the charges were dropped. Jordan Zech, another senior, videotaped Barnett raping Daisy, and that video was passed around school. Zech was charged with exploitation of a minor. Those charges were dropped also and the video “disappeared.” One boy present that night was sentenced in juvenile court for his assault against Coleman’s then-13 year old friend.

Eugene Delgaudio Delivers Empty Pizza Boxes to Congress

By: Wednesday May 15, 2013 7:35 am

The petitions that Mr. Delgaudio allegedly delivered to Congress must be printed on virtual paper, because the stacks of pizza boxes supposedly housing them are so light that they seem almost weightless when carried (0:06-0:12), and bob and sway when Mr. Delgaudio rests his hand upon them (1:29-1:46). Watch the video, right.

Fox News Bad Reporting Spins Inaccurate Story About Middle School Anti-Bullying Workshop

By: Monday April 29, 2013 7:35 am

The above story has been playing huge in religious right and conservative circles lately. The story, which not only includes the tale of a forced lesbian kiss but also boys being told to carry condoms in their pockets, has been the talk of several conservative sites from Free Republic to The American Thinker to World Net Daily. The National Organization for Marriage referred to this story in three separate emails last week as an example of what will happen should marriage equality become legal across the country.

Not surprisingly, the story isn’t necessarily true.

Four Things You Probably Don’t Know About Title IX

By: Tuesday February 5, 2013 1:20 pm

Tomorrow, Wednesday, February 6th, is National Girls & Women in Sports Day, which has people singing the praises of Title IX from soccer fields, softball diamonds, tracks, pools and countless other sporting venues — and for good reason! Title IX is an enormously important law for female athletes — no other law has done more to expand opportunities for women and girls in athletics.

Boy Scout Hazed, Bullied and Denied Eagle Scout Rank Because He’s Gay

By: Saturday October 6, 2012 7:52 am

Just sick – and California Scout Ryan Andresen’s main project was a “wall of tolerance.”

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