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.

May 23, 2017

Roger Moore: James Bond actor dead at 89

Moore died after a cancer diagnosis.

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May 23, 2017

Georgina Callander first named victim in Manchester Arena attack

Callander was a health and social care major at Runshaw College.
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May 20, 2017

New York's Russian LGBTQ community holds first-of-its-kind pride march in Brooklyn

Chechnya weighed heavy on the minds of several attendees.
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May 20, 2017

Native Australians outraged by gay porn studio using sacred didgeridoo as dildo

Let's keep this instrument for musical purposes only.
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May 20, 2017

Trans woman Sherrell Faulkner dies after November assault, case being treated as homicide

The local community in North Carolina is mourning Faulkner.
May 20, 2017

Grand jury clears Bryan Mason, the Columbus cop who shot 13-year-old Tyre King

No one is responsible for King's death, according to a jury.

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May 20, 2017

Melania Trump forgoes headscarf on Saudi trip. Her husband ripped Michelle Obama for that.

Trump's tweet blasting Michelle Obama has not aged well.
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May 19, 2017

Fresno gay man Imer Alvarado murdered, friends refute reports he was a trans woman

Alvarado was a gay man, according to friends.
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May 19, 2017

Sweden has dropped its rape charges against Julian Assange. But his troubles aren't over.

Assange faces legal challenges beyond Sweden.
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May 18, 2017

Chelsea Manning just shared the first photo of herself since being released from prison

Manning shared an image with the world.
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May 18, 2017

One killed, 22 injured after car plows through Times Square sidewalk

Tweets from the scene show the car had gone off the road.

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May 17, 2017

Piers Morgan debates nonbinary couple on whether he can be a black woman or an elephant

Morgan asked his guests why he has to respect other people's gender identities.
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May 17, 2017
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May 17, 2017

Chelsea Manning just sent her first tweet after her release from prison

Manning took her first steps of freedom on Wednesday.
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May 17, 2017

Chelsea Manning's story doesn't end with release from prison — it's only just beginning

Chelsea Manning now faces "building a life from scratch" following her release from prison.
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May 13, 2017

Woman reportedly tries to run GOP congressman who voted to repeal Obamacare off the road

Road rage has gotten political in Tennessee.

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May 13, 2017

Nicki Minaj may start a charity to pay off her fans' student loans

Student debt has found a new enemy in Nicki Minaj.
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May 13, 2017

Teacher pens letter to school paper with Bible verse saying gays "deserve to die"

Protesters stood outside the California school on Thursday to oppose the teacher's message.
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May 13, 2017

Michelle Obama slams Trump for nixing healthy school lunches

"Think about why someone is OK with your kids eating crap," Obama said.
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May 12, 2017

Jeff Sessions' new criminal charging policy asks for more severe penalties

Expect harsher sentences in the future.