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Watch How Their Gay Rights Volunteers Make Other Volunteers Wish They Were These Volunteers

When you hear the words “major,” “moment,” and “gay” in a sentence, you know that the only acceptable response is letting out a loud “yeahhhhaaasss!” FACT CHECK TIME! When there’s talk about lives being lost, it’s obviously pretty scary. But change is a comin’. So here’s the real deal. The only thing that didn’t get…

Get Ready To Bawl When You See How A White Cop Chose Not To Destroy A Black Man's Life. That Man Is Now An NBA Star.

Let’s get one thing straight — Caron Butler has accomplished what he has because he worked for it. This police officer didn’t give it to him. But the fact remains, Officer Richard Geller had the power to knock Butler off his path and decided not to. THAT’S how you wield authority. Read more: http://upworthy.com/get-ready-to-bawl-when-you-see-how-a-white-cop-chose-not-to-destroy-a-black-mans-life-that-man-is-now-an-nba-star

5 life lessons we learned watching Ellen Page’s heartfelt acceptance speech.

On Oct. 3, Ellen Page accepted the Human Rights Campaign’s National Vanguard Award. The celebrated actress and tireless advocate received the award for her courage, leadership, and support for the LGBT community at the 19th Annual HRC National Dinner in Washington, D.C. Page onstage. Photo by Leigh Vogel/Getty Images. Page’s stirring acceptance speech was full…

I Didn't Think I Would Have Anything In Common With This Kid, But Boy Was I Wrong

We as humans are bound to find commonalities in the most diverse places. http://www.vuact.com/v/test-phase-2-nuggets/courtney-friend-is-undroppable-collins-academy-chicago-illinois I think we all can benefit from hearing Courtney’s inspiring will to follow his dreams. Share this if you think so, too. Read more: http://upworthy.com/i-didnt-think-i-would-have-anything-in-common-with-this-kid-but-boy-was-i-wrong

I Actually Never Knew This About Libraries. We Have A Chance To Change How They Get Books.

Libraries have limited resources and staffing to cull through anything but what the major publishers bring to them (let’s face it, it saves them time). But self-publishing and indie authors are starting to yield some significant hits, and helping libraries surface those is a huge service. I’m a big fan of this Kickstarter which creates…

If You Think Talking About Sex Can Feel Taboo, See What These Pregnant Ladies Go Through

In the African nation of Malawi, expectant mothers are afraid that if they speak up about their pregnancies, someone might put a spell on their unborn children. So how do they learn about what’s going on with their bodies? Read more: http://upworthy.com/if-you-think-talking-about-sex-can-feel-taboo-see-what-these-pregnant-ladies-go-through-9

My Grandmother Welcomed These Folks Into Her Home Many Times Each Week, And I'm Thankful She Did

Sometimes just having a human being come into your home with a hot meal and a warm smile can mean so much. I’d argue that more of these kinds of programs need to be funded by our taxes. But for now, let’s support them wherever and however we can. Read more: http://upworthy.com/my-grandmother-welcomed-these-folks-into-her-home-many-times-each-week-and-im-thankful-she-did-5