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Google Doodle celebrates 50 years of Pride

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In time for Pride Month, a new Google Doodle commemorates the 50th anniversary of the celebration.

The Doodle, created by animator Nate Swinehart, allows you to click through each decade, which is arranged like a parade that grows in size and momentum as time passes by.  

“The Pride Parade is a symbol of celebration and liberation for the entire LGBTQ+ community,” Swinehart said in a statement.

Breakdancing proposed as new sport for 2024 Olympics

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Squash, snooker, and chess also launched public bids for inclusion in 2024, but were not selected by the Paris organizers. Read more…

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2019 might just be another good year for LGBTQ people in film

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When it comes to queer and trans representation, film has always lagged painfully behind everyone, even our dumbest mediums. I survived off the homosexual cheek-stroke scene in Foxfire for more than a decade before Blue is the Warmest Color and Pariah came around to deliver me from the romcompocalypse. 

Thankfully, 2018 was a notably better year for LGBTQ folks in HollywoodMore than half the films nominated for Best Picture included an LGBTQ character, prompting GLAAD president Sarah Ellis…

Why you should give kids toys that look like them

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Welcome to Small Humans, an ongoing series at Mashable that looks at how to take care of – and deal with – the kids in your life. Because Dr. Spock is nice and all, but it’s 2018 and we have the entire internet to contend with.


Now more than ever, it’s particularly evident that children need to be exposed to diversity as young as possible. It’s a topic that can inspire hesitation among a lot of parents, but setting the foundation for inclusivity isn’t as hard as you might think….

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Michael B. Jordan and Warner Bros. parent company partner for diversity and inclusion initiative

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WarnerMedia, which owns Warner Bros., HBO, Turner, and more, has partnered with Michael B. Jordan to improve diversity in film, reports the Los Angeles Times

“The WarnerMedia family has introduced an approach that accomplishes our shared objectives, and I applaud them for taking this enormous step forward,” Jordan said in a statement. 

Jordan announced right after the 2018…

Michael B. Jordan and Warner Bros. parent company partner for diversity and inclusion initiative

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WarnerMedia, which owns Warner Bros., HBO, Turner, and more, has partnered with Michael B. Jordan to improve diversity in film, reports the Los Angeles Times

“The WarnerMedia family has introduced an approach that accomplishes our shared objectives, and I applaud them for taking this enormous step forward,” Jordan said in a statement. 

Jordan announced right after the 2018…

Making tech truly diverse calls for new tactics and renewed commitment

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This column is part of a series called “Voices of Women in Tech,” created in collaboration with AnitaB.org, a global enterprise that supports women in technical fields, as well as the organizations that employ them and the academic institutions training the next generation.

So much time, effort, and expense go into fixing tech’s diversity problem — why have we seen so little progress?

The proof of our…

‘Simpsons’ fans dream of a Mexico and Portugal World Cup final

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Fans of The Simpsons will never forget its classic parody of soccer. 

From 1997, the episode “The Cartridge Family” poked fun at the sport with its meaningless but exotic player names (“Ariaga! Ariaga II! Bariaga!”) and the impatience Americans had for the sport.

In that fictional match (which ended in a riot), Mexico and Portugal battled it out to “determine once and for all which nation is the greatest on…

‘Simpsons’ fans dream of a Mexico and Portugal World Cup final

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Fans of The Simpsons will never forget its classic parody of soccer. 

From 1997, the episode “The Cartridge Family” poked fun at the sport with its meaningless but exotic player names (“Ariaga! Ariaga II! Bariaga!”) and the impatience Americans had for the sport.

In that fictional match (which ended in a riot), Mexico and Portugal battled it out to “determine once and for all which nation is the greatest on…

Waluigi was left out of ‘Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’ and fans are p*ssed

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Part of the thrill of the Super Smash Bros. series is the sheer number of Nintendo characters you’ll get to play.

At E3 on Tuesday, Nintendo launched the latest title in the franchise, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, set to launch in December on Switch.

The new game features more than 60 characters, with the return of much-loved characters like Mario and er, the Wii Fit Trainer, as well as the inclusion of new fighters…