The plus-size community is shattering stereotypes about fitness

There are over 27 millionphotostagged #fitspo on Instagram. Most of them, like a lot of “fitness inspiration” on the Internet, depict slender women dressed in Lululemon designs, flawlessly illuminated by natural illuminate spilling onto their yoga mats. Men bearing oiled up, six-pack abs and before/ after photos of alleged weight loss are also popular images…

Petition calls on newspaper to apologize for naming possible sexual assault victim

Back in June, Brittany Burke’s name was the buzz of Missouri. But should people have even known her name in the first place? Burke, 31, is the owner of a public relations firm and a former aide to democratic Governor Jay Nixon. On April 9, she reported to police that she believed she’d been assaulted…

Exclusive: listen to Studs Terkel on lesbian rights in freshly unearthed interview

We live in an era colored by massive victories for LGBT rights. As of last June, same-sex couples can legally wed anywhere in the United States. Children as young as 14 are coming out as queer in social media posts. The LGBT community is courted by legislators, with President Obama being the first to pose…