Gay teachers are fighting discrimination and harassment in the classroom

A gay middle school English teacher, Amy Estes, said she had to take a mental health leave after student harassment grew more and more intense and her school did little to mitigate the problem. It all began when a former student asked to stay in…

The reporter who broke the R. Kelly story is ready for everyone else to care about it

Reporter Jim DeRogatis’ phone rings all the time. It rings in the middle of the night, and it rings first thing in the morning, and it rings on Christmas, and it rings on Thanksgiving. At the other end of the line are the women who…

A teacher claims he was fired for his sexuality in federal discrimination lawsuit

A Kentucky middle school chorus teacher came out as bisexual on Instagram in the spring of last year. A month later, he lost his job. Now he’s bringing a federal discrimination lawsuit against the Montgomery County Board of Education. The teacher, Nicholas Breiner, who taught at…

The anti-abortion movement’s latest attack on Roe v. Wade is less subtle than a trainwreck

Last Friday, Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds (R) gave both middle fingers to the Supreme Court of the United States. A new law, signed by Reynolds, effectively bans abortions around the sixth week of pregnancy — before many people are even aware that they are pregnant….