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domingo, 11 de junio de 2017

Washington gay pride parade draws thousands, briefly blocked by protest

Washington gay pride parade draws thousands, briefly blocked by protest
- Cheering spectators packed sidewalks as floats with rainbow balloons and papier mache rainbows snaked 1.5 miles (2.4 km) through residential neighborhoods several blocks north of the White House. In almost 90 Fahrenheit (32 Celsius) heat, some men went shirtless or donned feather boas.
Protesters who oppose the Capital Pride parade's corporate backing, which includes bank Wells Fargo & Co (WFC.N) and weapons maker Northrop Grumman Corp (NOC.N), briefly blocked the parade route and forced it to be rerouted.
The protest group, No Justice No Pride, said in a statement that Capital Pride also needed to add a transgender minority woman to its board and bar police from marching in the parade.



LGBTI charity Stonewall condemns Tory partnership with anti-gay party

LGBTI charity Stonewall condemns Tory partnership with anti-gay party
- Chief executive, Ruth Hunt, wrote on the new partnership: 'LGBT rights need to be protected and extended under this government, not threatened.

Our history of marching on Washington

Our history of marching on Washington
- In what LGBT advocates and political observers considered an historic first, LGBT people from throughout the country came to the nation’s capital on Oct. 14, 1979 for the nation’s first National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights.
The idea of a gay march on Washington similar to the famous 1963 March on Washington for African-American rights initiated by Martin Luther King, Jr. had been pushed by San Francisco gay Supervisor Harvey Milk shortly before his assassination in 1978. New York gay activist Steve Ault and New York lesbian activist Joyce Hunter have been credited with moving Milk’s plans forward.
Similar to the four LGBT Washington marches that followed in subsequent years, there were conflicting reports on the size of the turnout. The U.S. Park Police, which at the time gave crowd estimates for public events, initially estimated the turnout for the march to be 75,000 but later said between 25,000 and 50,000 people turned out.

Health Ministry has chosen the right side of history

Health Ministry has chosen the right side of history
- The decision was slammed by the LGBT community, especially those who have all this while worked hand in hand with the ministry when it comes to ...

Targeting LGBT and Tel Aviv Gay Pride Isn't the Key to Israel-Palestine Peace

Targeting LGBT and Tel Aviv Gay Pride Isn't the Key to Israel-Palestine Peace
- As a Jew and as a gay man, there's one story I've been eager to learn more about: calls to boycott Tel Aviv Gay Pride and other LGBT events because ...

Pansexual Wrestler Comments On Support From LGBT Community

Pansexual Wrestler Comments On Support From LGBT Community
- British professional wrestler Jack Sexsmith is speaking out about his ability to provide inspiration for many LGBT wrestling fans as he is openly ...


LGBT supporting bible launching soon

LGBT supporting bible launching soon
- A gay Christian will be launching a mobile app to promote inclusiveness within LGBT believers who feel marginalized in the Christian community.

Your hate will not divide us': Thousands of LGBT activists march in Washington DC and other cities ...

Your hate will not divide us': Thousands of LGBT activists march in Washington DC and other cities ...
- Supporters of LGBT rights mobilized for marches and rallies Sunday in Washington DC and other cities across the country, celebrating their gains but ...

Merkel's Journey to Global Leadership Crosses Latin America

Merkel's Journey to Global Leadership Crosses Latin America
- Merkel's Journey to Global Leadership Crosses Latin America ... they are] the last countries left on the list to visit prior to the G20 summit,” which is set to ... Unofficially, Merkel's visit to Latin America was partly aimed at exploring and ...

Black troops more likely to face military punishment, new report says

Black troops more likely to face military punishment, new report says
Black service members are significantly more likely to face military ... according to a new report that alleges rampant racial bias in the military.

Orlando's Latino Community Remembers, Rebuilds One Year After Pulse Shooting

Orlando's Latino Community Remembers, Rebuilds One Year After Pulse Shooting
- The Pulse shooting took place during the club's Latin night. ... “We immediately used social media and got hundreds of people willing to help,” Rivera ...

Trump or no, Merkel and Latin America move on

Trump or no, Merkel and Latin America move on
- During her trip to Argentina and Mexico, Angela Merkel avoided talking about Donald Trump and her new label as "leader of the free world.

In Rosarito Beach, American residents feel the Trump effect

In Rosarito Beach, American residents feel the Trump effect
- Ken Bell, a Californian who has lived here since 1999, recoiled when candidate Trump promised to build a border wall while trashing Mexican ...

German Chancellor Tells Mexico that Building Walls 'Will Not ...

German Chancellor Tells Mexico that Building Walls 'Will Not ...
- Building walls will not solve the problem of illegal immigration, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on a visit to Mexico, despite U.S. President Donald Trump’s campaign promise to do exactly that.
“Obviously the main reason for people leaving must be addressed on site first, which means that putting up walls and cutting oneself off will not solve the problem,” Merkel said during a panel in Mexico city, BBC reports.
Merkel, who grew up in communist East Germany when her own country was divided by a wall that was totemic of the Cold War, spoke about the history of immigration. Raising living standards and increasing local opportunities can curb migration, Merkel suggested.

As Trump talks protectionism, Germany looking for piece of giant Mexican pie'

As Trump talks protectionism, Germany looking for piece of giant Mexican pie'
- Merkel's discussion with the Mexican president over NAFTA is an attempt to show Trump that they can cut deals outside the influence of Washington ...

US soccer team braces for anti-Trump backlash at game in Mexico City

US soccer team braces for anti-Trump backlash at game in Mexico City
- U.S. national soccer team members know they'll face a hostile crowd when they play Mexico in Mexico City Sunday night.
It would be tough enough playing the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier at the high-altitude Azteca Stadium, in front of around 100,000 fans. That job will be made more difficult by the fact many of those fans will see the U.S. team as a proxy for President Donald Trump. The controversial politician launched his presidential campaign with a speech targeting Mexican immigrants to the U.S. (“When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best. … They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people.”) And he's vowed to build a wall between the two nations.


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