Articles by: Shannon Barber
Shannon Barber is a self- described queer feminist and activist for racial equality, 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.

What’s Happening To MSNBC? Ronan Farrow, Reid Report Cancelled

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Something is shaking up our beloved liberal network. Let’s show them some love, and let them know we want them to keep leaning forward.

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‘Have You Touched Yourself?’ Catholic School Warns Elementary Students About Abortion, M*sturbation

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Since when is it appropriate to hand out material to young children discussing very adult subjects, such as abortion and self-pleasuring in a school?

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It’s Official: We’re In A Holy War With ISIS Because Bill O’Reilly Says So

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Bill O’Reilly has finally declared Holy War on ISIS. What he doesn’t understand is that he just gave them exactly what they want.

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Right Wing Nut E.W. Jackson Willing To Go To Jail To Stop Gay Rights (AUDIO)

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E.W. Jackson is just the latest in a long line of right wing loons who is warning that Obama is a secret Muslim and equal marriage will be the doom of America.

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OK GOP: AP History Doesn’t Teach American Exceptionalism, So We’ll Ban It

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Oklahoma’s GOP is throwing a tantrum because the AP US History course doesn’t teach their revisionist history- so they voted to ban it.

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MN Paper Calls Obama An ‘A*sclown’ Over Parody Video, Later Retracts (VIDEO)

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A so-called journalist used his column to call the President an “assclown” for a cute, harmless video about Obamacare. The “retraction” isn’t much better.

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Bill O’Reilly Uses Jon Stewart’s Departure To Prove How ‘Overwhelmingly Liberal’ The Media Is

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Of course Bill O’Reilly is riding the wave of attention generated by Jon Stewart’s departure to whine about the so-called “liberal media.”

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Bride Burns Abusive Parents With The Most Brilliantly Scathing Wedding Invitation Ever

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This bride ran away from home at 16 because her parents were so abusive. Her response to their attempt to bully their way into her wedding is nothing short of brilliant.

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Racism At Its Finest: Fund Set Up For Alabama Cop Who Paralyzed Innocent Grandfather (VIDEO)

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All this poor man did was walk through a predominantly white neighborhood with brown skin, and he was paralyzed for it. The cop who did it now has a fund set up in his name by racists.

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The New Jim Crow: Modern Day Lynchings Of Black America By Uniformed Lynch Mobs

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Make no mistake, the freeing of the slaves and the signing of the Civil Rights Act did not end Jim Crow. We are now living under a new form of Jim Crow, only the lynch mobs have guns and uniforms instead of nooses.

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Biphobia….At Pride? Yes, It Happened. The Response Is Epic.

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Biphobic abuse was shouted at this woman at a Pride event- by a member of the LGBTQ community. Her response is exactly what is needed to call out, and break down, biphobia within our own LGBTQ communities.

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#WhyI’mSingle: Jimmy Fallon Creates Twitter Trend For Those Without A Valentine (TWEETS/VIDEO)

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Don’t worry if you’re single this Valentine’s Day. Jimmy Fallon didn’t forget us. He even created a hashtag — #WhyImSingle.

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NJ Judge Makes History, Rules ‘Ex-Gay’ Mental Disorder Claim ‘Fraudulent’

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For the first time in American history, a US court judge called ex- gay therapy exactly what it is — a fraud.

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Watch The Most Absurdly Vile Homophobic Rant Ever From This Alabama Street Preacher (VIDEO)

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Street preacher Cedric Hatcher takes homophobia to a new low by saying that marriage equality will lead to people marrying cockroaches.

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‘Retard, Animals!': Principal’s Expletive-Filled Rant At Special Needs Students Caught On Tape (VIDEO)

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This woman should be nowhere near children. Even after this bullying has come to light, not only does she still have a job, but the teacher’s aid who reported her got fired for doing so.

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‘God Hates F*gs': Lesbian Brutally Attacked, Choked With Dog Leash (VIDEO)

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A lesbian from Tacoma, Washington, just wanted to go out and get her dog that had gotten loose. Instead, she was brutally attacked, stripped, and choked with a dog leash while being told “God hates fags.”

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Sarah Palin Warns Christians Are Being Persecuted Using Fake Story About Bible-Hating Teacher (VIDEO)

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In true form, everyone’s favorite half-term half-wit uses a fake story about a teacher banning a Bible at a Missouri school to warn Christians that they are being persecuted.

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Florida GOP Introduces Bill To Put Transgender People In Prison For Using The Bathroom

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Yet another bigoted GOP representative is taking aim at transgender people – this time aiming to make laws that would put them in jail for up to a year just for using the bathroom.

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Bigoted Christian School Defends Threatening Gay Student With Expulsion (VIDEO)

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Parents, if you choose to send your children to a religious institution for education, I urge you to make sure they do not have these kinds of policies. Please, for the sake of your children, make sure they are in a loving, accepting environment, rather than one mired in poisonous bigotry like Lutheran High North.

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President Obama Compares ISIS Terrorism To Christian Crusades, Right Wing Heads Explode (VIDEO)

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President Obama decided to step outside the box and tell it like it is by comparing the Christian Crusades to ISIS. Of course, right wingers went ballistic.

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