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.

Idaho Prosecutor Quotes Racist ‘Dixie’ Song At Black Man’s Trial, Case Gets Thrown Out (AUDIO)

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Canyon County Deputy Prosecutor Erica Kallin actually thought she could get away with quoting the Confederate anthem “Dixie” during her closing remarks at a black man’s trial. Luckily, she didn’t.

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Yet Another Transgender Teen Commits Suicide Due To Fundamentalist Christian Hate

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Another transgender teen is dead after years of abuse at the hands of her fundamentalist Christian parents. Please do not let her death be in vain. Get involved and help prevent tragedies like this.

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NYPD Disrespect Continues, De Blasio Heckled And Booed At Cadet Graduation (VIDEO)

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The NYPD has indoctrinated a whole new generation of graduating police officers to continue their war with Mayor Bill de Blasio.

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No Charges For Police Chief Who Tried To Blackmail A College Student With Nude Photos

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This police chief tried to use his power to solicit explicit photos from a college student. Of course, under our so-called justice system, he will face no charges.

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NY Police Commissioner Won’t Control His Force, Says Fight With de Blasio ‘Will Go On For Awhile’ (VIDEO)

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It is crystal clear after this “Meet the Press” interview with the NY Police Commissioner that nothing is going to change with regards to the out-of-control behavior of the NYPD.

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Bill Maher Blasts Cosby, Supports Victims: ‘There’s No Glamour In Saying An Old Creep Forced Himself On You’

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Bill Maher tells the truth about coming forward about sexual assault: “There’s no glamour in saying an old creep forced himself on you.”

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Hollaback: Grassroots Organization Tackles The Problem Of Street Harassment Of Women

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Street harassment is not harmless. It is demeaning, misogynist, dehumanizing, and even potentially dangerous. Help Hollaback put an end to society’s acceptance of the street harassment of women.

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Michele Bachmann Goes On Epic Christmas Eve Rant, Says Obama Supports Islamic Jihad (AUDIO)

Michele Bachmann Goes On Epic Christmas Eve Rant, Says Obama Supports Islamic Jihad (AUDIO)

Michele Bachmann shows how nutty she is every time she opens her mouth. This time, she decided to celebrate Christmas Eve by telling a hate group leader that the President supports Islamic Jihad “at every turn.”

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Delta Airlines Employee Smuggles Guns Onto Planes, Charged With Gun Trafficking (VIDEO)

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In an alarming security breach this holiday season, a Delta Airlines employee has been caught smuggling more than 150 firearms onto an estimated 20 flights undetected.

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Rush Limbaugh Goes On Furious Racist Rant At The Thought Of A Black James Bond (AUDIO)

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Rush Limbaugh went on an epically racist rant, all to protest the very POSSIBILITY of a black James Bond.

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Let’s Talk About Poor Shaming, And Why It Isn’t Okay

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Poor shaming is a problem in America, and many of the myths about the abilities of impoverished people to do better contribute to the growing problem of classism.

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Louisiana Man Faces Up To 40 Years In Prison For Massive Child P*rn Collection

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Robert Swan is facing up to 40 years in prison for possessing one of the largest collections of child pornography ever found in the state. What can be done to stop these people from ruining the lives of innocent children?

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Tony Perkins Says His Crusade Against Gay People Is Like Rescuing Someone From A Burning Building (AUDIO)

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Tony Perkins is actually crazy enough to believe that his crusade against LGBT rights is some kind of heroic way of “saving” the LGBT community, as one would save someone sleeping in a burning building.

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Right’s Token Black Sheriff Says Michael Brown Was ‘Co-conspirator In His Own Death’ Because He ‘Chose A Thug Life’ (AUDIO)

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African- American darling of the far right Sheriff David Clarke has revealed himself to be what we already knew he was: a man who is racist against his own race when he commented on the Michael Brown situation in Ferguson.

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Anti-Government Tea Party Nuts Want To Take Over AZ County, Set Up New Government (VIDEO)

Anti-Government Tea Party Nuts Want To Take Over AZ County, Set Up New Government (VIDEO)

Richard Mack and the Constitutional County project actually believe that they can start their own government in Navajo County, Arizona.

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Satanic Temple Will Put Up A ‘Holiday Display’ To Complement Michigan Nativity Scenes

Satanic Temple Will Put Up A ‘Holiday Display’ To Complement Michigan Nativity Scenes

The Satanic Temple is once again exercising its First Amendment rights to demonstrate just how silly religious displays on public property can get by erecting a display on the Michigan Capitol grounds next to the traditional nativity scenes.

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Darwin Proves What Women Have Known For Ages: Men Are Idiots

Darwin Proves What Women Have Known For Ages: Men Are Idiots

There is a way to solve the gender debate about which sex is smarter once and for all: the Darwin Awards. Overwhelmingly, a study done on just that proves that men are just not as smart as us ladies.

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NYPD Union Throws Hissy Fit At ‘Lack Of Support’ From de Blasio, Tries To Ban Him From Officer Funerals

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In an epically childish tantrum, an NYPD police union is trying to ban Mayor Bill de Blasio from attending the funerals of fallen officers due to his so-called “lack of support” of the police and their murderous racial profiling.

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Rifle Manufacturer Bushmaster Being Sued By The Parents Of Sandy Hook Victims

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Some parents of the victims of the Sandy Hook shooting are suing Bushmaster, the manufacturer that produced the AR-15 used by shooter Adam Lanza. Hopefully they win, and it sends a powerful message about responsibility and accountability.

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‘Twin’ From Ex-Gay Group PFOX’s Billboard Is Not A Twin At All, But He Is Gay (VIDEO)

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Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays and Gays (PFOX) used a stock photo of a gay model, pretending he was an identical twin, to promote the “science” that nobody is born gay. This man is now speaking out against their actions.

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