Social Activism

Pile of U.S. $100 bills (© AP Images)

2015 was Americans’ most generous year ever

Americans gave $373.25 billion to charities and nonprofits in 2015, with a 17.4 percent rise in giving to international affairs organizations.
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The ‘I’ in LGBTI stands for intersex. Here’s what it means.

Nearly one in 2,000 is intersex: born with reproductive or sexual anatomy and/or a chromosome set varying from what is typically considered male or female.
Black T-shirts with NBA team logos in rainbow colors (GLSEN)

Pro basketball teams show pride

During the National Basketball Association championship, players show off their skills on the court and their support for LGBTI rights.
John Kerry (State Dept)video

Our Ocean, One Future [video]

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry knows that our ocean is threatened and how this affects people around the world. “We all have to take action,” he says.
Destiny Watford standing near Baltimore harbor with smoke pluming from industrial buildings in the background (Courtesy of Goldman Environmental Prize)

‘Shy’ teen found her voice to fight pollution

Do you think good health is a human right? Destiny Watford does, which is why she fought plans to build a massive trash incinerator in her neighborhood.
Man standing in front of chalkboards reading 'Do the KIND Thing' (Courtesy of Daniel Lubetzky)

Daniel Lubetzky: Mixing business with 1 million kind acts [video]

The founder of KIND Snacks, Daniel Lubetzky, talks about building a business and improving the world with acts of kindness.

The Progress of Pride: LGBTI Rights Global Webchat

Join a live webchat with Special Envoy Randy Berry June 14 to discuss the film "Matt Shepard Is a Friend of Mine," LGBTI issues and promoting tolerance.
Two women hugging in front of Stonewall sign (© AP Images)

Will the U.S. get a monument to gay rights?

Soon, the Stonewall Inn could be dedicated as the first national monument in the U.S. for the LGBTI civil rights movement.

International students challenge extremism

Abeera Akhtar and her colleagues at Pakistan's Lahore University of Management Sciences started the FATE (From Apathy to Empathy) project against extremism.