Mathew Rodriguez
Mathew Rodriguez

Mathew Rodriguez is a Staff Writer at Mic. He is a queer Latino New Yorker who enjoys female rappers, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Flannery O'Connor. He is a former editor at TheBody.com and he is working on a memoir.

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July 8, 2017

Baton Rouge police officer sues Black Lives Matter leadership for shooting injury

The officer is suing Black Lives Matter, claiming it incited violence against police.

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July 8, 2017

22-year-old American tourist Bakari Henderson beaten to death in Greece, State Department says

Henderson was reportedly part of a bar fight that spilled out onto the streets.
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July 8, 2017

Ivanka Trump took her father’s seat next to world leaders at G20 Summit when he stepped out

Ivanka filled in for her father, in between heads of state.
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July 6, 2017

New Zealand apologizes to men convicted under old anti-gay laws

New Zealand joins England and Germany in their recent pardoning of gay men.
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July 5, 2017

Rob Kardashian leaked nude photos of his ex Blac Chyna — and it could be considered revenge porn

Kardashian's Instagram antics could fall under California's revenge porn laws.
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July 5, 2017

Lindsay Lohan tweeted a message of support for Trump: “This is our president”

Lohan also responded to a tweet calling Barack Obama a "clown."

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July 1, 2017

Trump went all of June without acknowledging LGBT Pride Month, but he is all over Canada Day

Trump loves Canada Day. LGBT Pride Month, not so much.
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July 1, 2017

Trump slams Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough again in early morning Twitter rant

This time he called the 'Morning Joe' co-host "dumb as a rock."
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July 1, 2017

Barack Obama warns against nationalism, addresses Paris climate deal in Indonesia speech

Obama called for tolerance during these tough times.
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July 1, 2017

Nevada begins selling legal recreational marijuana

There's a new arrival on the Las Vegas Strip — legal marijuana.
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July 1, 2017

At least 28 people injured in shootout at Little Rock's Power Bar and Ultra Lounge nightclub 

The youngest shooting victim is 16 years old.

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June 30, 2017

Florida lawmaker slams Governor Rick Scott for not passing LGBTQ protection bill

Carlos Guillermo-Smith is not happy with the governor's inability to move to protect Florida's LGBTQ workers.
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June 29, 2017

Iraqi forces capture mosque where ISIS declared caliphate 3 years ago

Iraqi forces consider this a huge symbolic victory.
June 28, 2017

Philadelphia's queer people of color have fought racism for years. Now the city is paying attention.

Before the black and brown pride flag stripes, queer activists of color worked to bring racial inclusion to Philadlephia's Gayborhood.
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June 28, 2017

Ava Le'Ray Barrin, 17-year-old transgender girl, killed in Georgia

Barrin, 17, wanted to be a model.
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June 27, 2017

Kremlin slams White House's warning of potential chemical attack in Syria

The U.S. and Russia continue to spar over Syria.

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June 27, 2017

EU slaps Google with a record 2.42 billion euro fine

The tech giant has a hefty fine in its future.
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June 27, 2017

Detroit judge halts deportation of 1,400 Iraqi nationals living in US

Many of the Iraqis are Chaldean Christians who reportedly voted for Trump.
June 26, 2017

From NYC to Toronto to Seattle to St. Pete: The Babadook's presence at Pride proved unavoidable

The Babadook has become the belle of the Pride ball.
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June 24, 2017

New Jersey bill would require kids to be taught how to interact with police

Students from kindergarten through 12th grade would receive the education.