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miércoles, 14 de junio de 2017

Schools' conduct code should be more LGBTQ-friendly

Schools' conduct code should be more LGBTQ-friendly
- It is clear that the superintendent of Fayette County, Dr. Joseph Barrow, is taking steps in the right direction to make the schools more inclusive, but ...

Pride Month Met With LGBTQ Solidarity—and Tension

Pride Month Met With LGBTQ Solidarity—and Tension
- June typically represents a month of solidarity for LGBTQ people across the U.S., and in the past several years, it has also brought upon expanded ...

Venezuela's LGBTQ Community Celebrates Supreme Court's Acceptance of Landmark ...

Venezuela's LGBTQ Community Celebrates Supreme Court's Acceptance of Landmark ...
- The ruling has also been welcomed by other LGBTQ rights groups such as Egalitarian Venezuela, which hailed the decision as an “advance towards ...

The LGBT PRIDE Act Would Combat Violence, Suicide in LGBTQ Community

The LGBT PRIDE Act Would Combat Violence, Suicide in LGBTQ Community
- Today, openly gay New York Representative Sean Maloney introduced the Provide a Requirement to Improve Data Collection Efforts (PRIDE) Act, which calls on the Center for Diseases Control (CDC) to improve the process of data collection on sexual orientation and gender identity of victims who face violent deaths, including bias-motivated violence and suicide. The CDC operates the National Violent Death Reporting System (NVDRS), which collects a wide range of data on victims of violent crimes. The PRIDE Act would authorize $25 million to fund those efforts.
Improved data collection is urgently needed as LGBTQ people -- not just in Orlando, but across the country -- face a plethora of issues including racism, sexism, homophobia and transphobia that leaves them disproportionately more vulnerable to violence.
Reports continue to mount of black trans women being shot, stabbed and killed in violent altercations. So far, a dozen transgender women of color were murdered this year. In 2016, advocates tracked 22 deaths of transgender homicides, the highest rate ever recorded.

Trump 'cares' about anti-LGBTQ hate crimes—except when his supporters commit them

Trump 'cares' about anti-LGBTQ hate crimes—except when his supporters commit them
- After weeks of remaining silent on Pride month, President Donald Trump finally tweeted about LGBTQ people. But true to form, his acknowledgment of the Pulse shooting was in support of a dangerous anti-Muslim agenda that multiple courts have declared unconstitutional.
Monday, June 12, marked the one-year anniversary of the killing of 49 people at the gay Orlando nightclub, where a lone gunman opened fire on patrons celebrating the bar’s Latin night. Conspicuously missing, however, from Trump’s remembrance tweet were words like “queer,” “Latino,” or “immigrant,” as these communities have constantly been under threat by the policies of his own administration. “We will NEVER FORGET the victims who lost their lives one year ago today in the horrific PulseNightClub shooting,” the president wrote Monday afternoon.

Edges of the Rainbow: LGBTQ communities in modern Japan

Edges of the Rainbow: LGBTQ communities in modern Japan
- Edges of the Rainbow: LGBTQ Japan, published by The New Press is an intimate photographic glimpse into the queer world behind the closed doors ...

Fox honored for LGBTQ equality

Fox honored for LGBTQ equality
- A.O. Fox Memorial Hospital has been named a “Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality” by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, the educational ...

Trump Blocks a Pro-LGBTQ Veterans Group on Twitter

Trump Blocks a Pro-LGBTQ Veterans Group on Twitter
- Trump’s Twitter account — a dependable source of smoke and mirrors for distracting the American public from our continual fleecing — recently blocked VoteVets, a progressive veterans group that represents over 500,000 servicemembers and has advocated for LGBTQ issues.
In a post on their Twitter account, VoteVets wrote: “The Commander in Chief can block @VoteVets, the voice of 500k military veterans and families, but we will NOT be silenced,” along with a screenshot proving that Trump had blocked their Twitter account from seeing his posts.


African-American leaders blast South Bay high school for lack of action after racist hit list discovered

African-American leaders blast South Bay high school for lack of action after racist hit list discovered
African-American leaders in the South Bay are blasting administrators of Monta Vista High School in Cupertino and the sheriff's office for failing to take ...

Minority communities will be hit hardest by soaring rates of Alzheimer's disease

Minority communities will be hit hardest by soaring rates of Alzheimer's disease
- But they increased 99 percent for African-Americans and 107 percent for Latinos. While striking, that's likely to be an underestimate because some ...

Has the president created lots of jobs? Putting Trump's claims in context

Has the president created lots of jobs? Putting Trump's claims in context
- Just four months into his term, President Trump has made numerous claims about the jobs he's created and saved. What's the real record? William ...

Vicente Fox: Reagan said 'tear down this wall' 30 years ago, now Trump is building one

Vicente Fox: Reagan said 'tear down this wall' 30 years ago, now Trump is building one
- Former Mexican President Vicente Fox slammed President Trump on Monday over his vow to build a border wall between the U.S. and Mexico, ...

Trump's Conflicts of Interest in Mexico

Trump's Conflicts of Interest in Mexico
- In 2006, President Donald Trump and Los Angeles-based real-estate development company Irongate announced plans to develop a Trump-branded resort in northern Baja, Mexico, to be called Trump Ocean Resort Baja Mexico. Trump and the developers spent two years marketing the resort and selling units. In short order, more than 80 percent of the condo units were sold, collecting a total of $32.5 million in buyer deposits. However, the resort was never built, although the Trump Organization still reportedly collected $500,000 in licensing fees.

Understanding Andrés Manuel López Obrador, the leading candidate for Mexico's presidency

Understanding Andrés Manuel López Obrador, the leading candidate for Mexico's presidency
- The election of Donald Trump as president of the United States and his aggressive behavior toward Mexico have greatly boosted the presidential ...

Peso claws its way back from Trump slump

Peso claws its way back from Trump slump
Mexico's peso currency has rebounded substantially from records lows against the U.S. dollar last January. Reuters reports the peso reached an ...

Redesigned pride flag recognizes LGBT people of color

Redesigned pride flag recognizes LGBT people of color
- Now Hikes, a black queer woman, is excited about a new gay-rights symbol: a pride flag with additional black and brown stripes above the rest of the ...

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