Articles in the category Social News

Colorado City Goes Dark for Stargazers

Have you ever been a stargazer? Have you, at one point in your life, gone with a group of like-minded folk — or maybe, gone by yourself — to a desolate, open field where the lights are incredibly low, the air is clear, and the time is right as you lay down on your blanket […]

Rodent Rage: Squirrel Puts Rail Worker in Hospital

Most folks know that big things can certainly come in small packages — this one particularly angry squirrel is certainly no exception, as one unlucky New York rail worker soon finds out. The train operator, 24, was walking down a flight of stairs in the Woodlawn subway station in Norwood when disaster struck. She is […]

Ruth Bader Ginsberg Invokes “Constitution” at LGBT Wedding

By the constitution of sass and class, this queen reigneth supreme. This weekend, SCOTUS Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg presided over the wedding of two incredibly happy grooms, Shakespeare Theatre artistic director Michael Kahn and interior designer Charles Mitchem. It was a lovely wedding, with the grand, historic Anderson House as backdrop, and timeless hits like “Mr. Sandman” […]

‘This Way If you Are Gay”: Sweden Uses Sign To Troll Russian Subs

They’re here, they’re queer, and they’re… underwater?! Sweden is now employing an underwater “gay sailor” to scare off any alleged Russian submarines lurking in their waters. Over the past twelve months, there have been several reported incidents of Kremlin submarine sightings in their territory, and talk of upping the military budget to around $1.9 million and […]

ISIS Opens Luxurious Hotel

Ninawa International Hotel is a luxurious four-star hotel that has rave reviews on travel sites around the web. But, before you book your next vacation there are a few things you should know. The newly reopened hotel is owned and operated by ISIS. It is located in Mosul, Iraq and comes with a warning from […]

Chinese Government To Crack Down on Rude Tourists

Chinese tourists who have exhibited terrible manners abroad are in for an awakening as rude as their manners — and it’s all going to start from their very own government. A few weeks back, a Thai celebrity complained bitterly as she caught a flock of Chinese people’s disregard for queuing rules at an airport on […]

Obama To Let Transgender People Adopt

President Barack Obama’s legacy is socially-aware and socially-focused. His steps towards establishing positive change and full acknowledgement of women’s rights, equality, and LGBTQA right have been ground-breaking and unprecendented, never before seen in the history of the USA — and he’s not through just yet. He issued a statement on Thursday that said gender identity […]

Gifts Pour In For New Cambridge Princess

Charlotte Elizabeth Diana, Princess of Cambridge, fourth in line to the throne, daughter of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, has no idea yet but the world has begun sending the loveliest gifts her way. It may take some time for her to begin to enjoy or appreciate them, but it’s really the thought that counts. […]

#RoyalBaby Explodes All Over Twitter

Horray! Horray! What a wonderful day for Twitter, as it’s all a-buzz with the news of the #RoyalBaby, and good cheer has spread where the hashtag goes. Congratulations! #RoyalBaby “@BBCNews: In pictures: #RoyalBaby celebrations http://t.co/e5qnIAuimI pic.twitter.com/7YGYWwrzKk” — Gap Lincoln Road (@GapLincolnRoad) May 2, 2015 Such good news to wake up to! #RoyalBaby pic.twitter.com/04bG0A7rzg — Valerie […]

#Baltimore Protester Confronts Geraldo Rivera from FOX News

Geraldo Rivera has long since been one of FOX News’ confrontation-oriented newscasters. He reported live from a squad-protected line in Baltimore Thursday evening when he spotted a man seemingly raising his voice in protest. Rivera had a few scathing remarks of his own to throw, challenging the man and turning the camera on him. “What’s […]

Iraqi Cellist Plays in Defiance To Terrorist Attacks [Video]

Iraqi Maestro and Cellist Karim Wasfi carried his instrument and sat among the rubble of a shopping district bombed not long an hour ago. The song that was drawn out from Maestro Wasfi’s bow and strings was not a mournful one, but a smoldering, fiery fugue that sent a clear message to the ether that […]

Depression Can Change Your DNA: Study

Depression may drastically change your emotional climate, and there may seem to be no end in sight. A new study shows that depression could also affect you in a very physical way, on an intimately cellular level. Scientists at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics created a study that arrived at this conclusion. This finding […]

Artist Draws Penises Around Potholes To Get Them Fixed

Well, that’s one way to get their attention. One mystery street artist has had enough of troublesome potholes in his neighborhood, so he came up with a clever way to get the city’s attention. Known only as “Wanksy”, the street artist says the potholes weren’t getting fixed until the road became unusable. Wanksy began spraypainting […]

Students Organize ‘Anti-Gay Day’, Investigation Underway

It was the brainchild of bigotry and ignorance. A group of students at a Pittsburgh area high school organized ‘Anti-Gay Day’. The group wore color-coordinated flannel shirts and wrote anti-gay on their hands in protest of same sex relationships. The protest was held on ‘The Day Of Silence,’ a day that is meant to give […]

Pregnant With Quadruplets At The Age Of 65

Finding out your pregnant can be a shock. Discovering that you are pregnant with quadruplets, even more shocking. What about discovering you are pregnant with quadruplets at the age of 65? It was a reality for one German mother. Berlin schoolteacher, Annegret Raunigk is already a mother of 13 children, ranging from 9 to 44. […]

First Ever Head Transplant To Be Performed Despite Concerns

It seems like something out of a sci-fi novel, transplanting a head onto a living human. One Italian doctor says a head transplant could become reality by 2017. Transplant trials on animals, such as dogs and monkeys, have shown that the procedure is possible. Dr. Sergio Canavero has dedicated his work to experimenting with this […]

Anti-vaxxer Abandons Cause After Her 7 Kids Get Whooping Cough [Video]

Tara Hills, a mother of seven children in Ottawa, Canada, has had it with the anti-vaccine movement. She writes on The Scientific Parent Blog, “I’m writing this from quarantine, the irony of which isn’t lost on me. Emotionally I’m a bit raw. Mentally a bit taxed. Physically I’m fine.  All seven of my unvaccinated children […]

Barack Obama To Ban “Conversion Therapy” For LGBTQA Teens

Barack Obama has been true to his word of being a president to make important social changes in America. Now, he is taking another step forward to protect Gay, Lesbian, and Transgender Teens in the US. In response to the Leelah Alcorn Petition online, Obama has condemned conversion therapy, psychiatric programs that are designed to […]