Causes

Meet LGBT History Month icon Chaz Bono

Chaz Bono, born Chastity Bono, is the only child of American entertainers Sonny and Cher. In 2008 Bono began undergoing gender reassignment procedures, publicly discussing the experience in the Emmy-nominated documentary “Becoming Chaz.” 

Meet LGBT History Month icon Brian Bond

Brian Bond was an executive director of the Victory Fund and, in the Obama administration, became the first openly gay deputy director of the White House Office of Public Engagement.

A Missouri native, Bond got his start in politics as the executive director of the Missouri Democratic Party, where he helped to elect Democrats in local and state elections.

Meet LGBT History Month icon Charles Blow

Charles Blow is an American journalist and a columnist for The New York Times. As the only African-American columnist on the paper’s opinion pages, Blow focuses twice weekly on issues of social justice, race relations and the pitfalls of politics. 

'Pharma Bro' will let you punch him if the price is right

"Pharma Bro" Martin Shkreli will let you punch him if the price is right.

You may remember Martin Shkreli, or the “Pharma Bro” who purchased the rights to Daraprim, a drug that helps treat people with HIV, then hiked the cost from $13 to $750.

He is now actively involved in a fundraiser he started which will allow the highest bidder to punch him or slap him directly in the face.

'Don’t Ask Don’t Tell' is still destroying lives

For 17 years, DADT provided the military with a powerful weapon to silence and retaliate against male service members who were sexually assaulted.

September 20 marks five years since Congress repealed “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” (DADT). Under DADT, openly gay and lesbian people were barred from military service.

Those already in the military but found to “demonstrate a propensity or intent to engage in homosexual acts” were expelled.