Having the first "out" athlete has struck a major blow against stereotypical ideas about masculinity, and shown that sport has become a much more inclusive space.
At the Broadview Detention Center, more than 150 demonstrated, calling on the Obama administration to suspend deportations, which they say are tearing families apart.
"Everything is very democratic," says Melvin Maclin. "We operate by one man one vote. We run things just like in our local. Our fight is far from over. At least we have a base to work from."
By a 45-3 margin, the NYC Council on May 8 passed a bill mandating paid sick or family leave for millions of workers in thousands of businesses. The margin can override any threatened mayoral veto.
"Governor Perry - listen up, Medicaid matters, no more cuts!" echoed through the streets here at a recent demonstration.
Another Republican statewide scheme to trash public schools and school teachers, especially unionized teachers, ran afoul of yet another state constitution.
Respect teachers? The Republican-dominated Michigan legislature has done the exact opposite.
One fallacy of the death penalty, opponents say, is the chance for fatal error.
Up to 26,000 military members may have been sexually assaulted last year, according to a troubling new estimate, which comes just days after the Air Force's head of sexual assault prevention was arrested for groping a woman.
Early May was marching time all over Texas.