Articles by: Shannon Barber
Shannon Barber is a self- described queer feminist and activist for LGBT rights, women’s rights, and secular rights in America. She is a lifelong lover of words, though her educational background is in computer science. She currently writes for 2 liberal websites, and keeps her own humor blog for lesbians. She hopes to change the world, one mind at a time.

Sexist Utah Charity Bans Honor Student From Volunteering Because She Wore Pants (VIDEO)

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Honor student Ellie Kaiser wore a professional pant suit to volunteer her own valuable time at a Utah charity event. She was turned away because she was not wearing a dress or a skirt.

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Glenn Beck Goes On Epic Rant Because ‘Family Guy’ Made Fun Of Jesus (VIDEO)

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Glenn Beck loses it in yet another epic rant, this time whining about “Family Guy” making fun of Jesus.

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‘One Million Moms’ Turns Its Hate To ABC’s ‘How To Get Away With Murder’

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One Million Moms has turned their hate parade against a new target: ABC’s “How to Get Away With Murder.”

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Gordon Klingenschmitt On Lesbians Seeking Marriage: ‘Some People Are In A Hurry To Run Into Hell’ (VIDEO)

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Notoriously bigoted nut Gordon Klingenschmitt is at it again, this time mocking a lesbian couple with very real concerns about Texas’ lack of marriage rights for same-sex couples.

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6-Year-Old Boy Shot While Watching Cartoons Becomes Third Gun Death In His Family

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This family has already suffered so much tragedy and death. Now, a 6-year-old boy is dead, again, because of gunfire.

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#HumansOfHomophobia: Highlighting The Harsh Truth Of Being Queer In America

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Olan Harrington, the author of “The Day I Held My Boyfriend’s Hand,” has inspired me to share a story of homophobia from my own life.

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#AliveWhileBlack: My Personal Reality Of Racism In America

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#AliveWhileBlack is a Twitter hashtag that highlights the reality of racism in America. Here’s just one story from me. Tell me, white readers, would this ever happen to you?

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Christian Homeless Shelter Program Makes Residents Work For Free, Takes Social Security And Food Stamps (VIDEO)

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Tom Atchison, CEO of Tampa’s New Beginning program, is making a fortune exploiting desperate homeless people.

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N.C. Man’s Life Ruined By False Allegations Of Producing Child Pornography (VIDEO)

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Tommy Wall’s life was ruined because of terrible police work and being railroaded on charges of producing child pornography.

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Clearly Delusional Fla. Man Kills Mother With Bow And Arrows

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A Florida man murdered his mother with a gun, a bow and arrows. Hopefully he gets the mental health care he clearly needs.

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Bishop Calls Obama A ‘Sodomite,’ But It Has Nothing To Do With Homosexuality (AUDIO)

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This Bishop has a most peculiar way of calling Obama out on immigration: calling him a sodomite.

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Virgin America Flight Forced To Make Pit Stop Because Of Masturbating Passenger

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26-year-old Doug Adams forced a Virgin America flight to land in Nebraska instead of its original destination of Los Angeles because he wouldn’t stop masturbating in his seat.

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Road Raging Off-Duty Cop Shoots Woman In The Head For Cutting Him Off In Traffic (VIDEO)

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Once again, a rage- filled cop fires his weapon unnecessarily, injuring an innocent civilian. But at least this one was charged.

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Wilson Lawyers: There Will Be No Apology For Michael Brown’s Family

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Unsurprisingly, Darren Wilson will not be apologizing to Michael Brown’s loved ones. The reason his lawyers gave is not only infuriating. It is untrue. He isn’t apologizing because he doesn’t think what he did was wrong.

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Rep. Peter King Says A White House Invitation For Darren Wilson Would Be ‘Very Helpful’ (VIDEO)

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GOP Rep. Peter King has the worst advice ever for President Obama regarding Ferguson: invite Darren Wilson to the White House.

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Nevada Assembly Speaker Resigns After Shockingly Racist Comments Come To Light

Ira Hansen, perhaps one of the most openly racist politicians to come out of the woodwork in a long time, is stepping down after columns where he degraded minority groups were made public.

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Ira Hansen, perhaps one of the most openly racist politicians to come out of the woodwork in a long time, is stepping down as Speaker of the Nevada Assembly after columns where he degraded minority groups were made public.

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VA Wingnut Hangs Nazi Flag To Protest Obama’s Immigration Action (VIDEO)

Dr. William Wheeler, a viciously anti-Obama Norfolk resident, decided to shock and offend his neighbors by hanging a Nazi flag because the President took executive action on immigration.

Dr. William Wheeler, a viciously anti-Obama Norfolk resident, decided to shock and offend his neighbors by hanging a Nazi flag because the President took executive action on immigration.

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Idaho GOP Hires Larry Craig, The Anti-Gay Senator Arrested For Soliciting Gay Sex

Remember Larry Craig, the politician who was caught toe-tapping in an airport restroom and mishandling campaign funds? He is now the Idaho GOP's financial chair.

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Remember Larry Craig, the politician who was caught toe-tapping in an airport restroom and mishandling campaign funds? He is now the Idaho GOP’s financial chair.

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Indianapolis Newspaper Runs Horribly Racist Cartoon, Deletes It After Social Media Mockery

The Indianapolis Star published a horribly racist, anti-immigrant cartoon drawn by cartoonist Gary Varvel. Their "apology" for the incident shows that they have no idea what was so wrong with publishing this in the first place. 

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The Indianapolis Star published a horribly racist, anti-immigrant cartoon drawn by cartoonist Gary Varvel. Their “apology” for the incident shows that they have no idea what was so wrong with publishing this in the first place.

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Anonymous Hacktivists To KKK And Ferguson Police: ‘We Are The Law Now’ (VIDEO)

Anonymous is winning the war against the Klan. Now they have declared their opposition to the Ferguson Police as well. Will the hacktivists' targets heed the warnings?

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Anonymous is winning the war against the Klan. Now they have declared their opposition to the Ferguson Police as well. Will the hacktivists’ targets heed the warnings?

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