Click here to view some really depressing images of oil-coated birds.
What's worse than being raped at the age of 15 by a leader in your church? Having to publicly apologize for it. Harsh. Trigger Warning
Over 40% of the largest hospitals in the U.S. lack policies protecting same-sex partners or providing other support to LGBT patients.
The New York state senate defeated the proposed Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act which would have protected the rights of transgender people on the job, in public spaces (such as, ya know, bathrooms), and extended hate crime protection to them.
And finally, here's a new title to add to your summer reading list: Broke, USA: From Pawnshops to Poverty, Inc. How the Working Poor Became Big Business by Gary Rivlin.