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miércoles, 20 de diciembre de 2017

South Korean pop star Kim Jong-hyun said he was 'consumed by depression' before suicide

South Korean pop star Kim Jong-hyun said he was 'consumed by depression' before suicide
- In 2013, it was reported Kim had suffered at the hands of trolls who attacked him on social media for his support for LGBT issues. On December 14, 2013, he changed his Twitter profile picture to an image supporting a student who had been attacked for criticising the repression of gay, lesbian, bisexual ...

LGBT rights group projects Trump CDC banned words on Trump Hotel

LGBT rights group projects Trump CDC banned words on Trump Hotel
- The Human Rights Campaign took aim at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's list of “banned words,” projecting them on the Trump International Hotel in D.C. on Tuesday night. The group, partnering with D.C.-based multimedia artist Robin Bell, projected the seven words on the front of the .

LGBT radio station launches in Tunisia despite violent threats

LGBT radio station launches in Tunisia despite violent threats
- The launch of Radio Shams comes months after Tunisia's Human Rights Minister, Mehdi Ben Gharbia, announced that members of the country's LGBT community will no longer be subjected to forced anal examinations. The practice has been defined as torture by activists and numerous international ...

Florida proposes anti-LGBT 'licence to discriminate' law

Florida proposes anti-LGBT 'licence to discriminate' law
- The US state of Florida could be getting its own brand new law allowing businesses to discriminate based on sexual orientation. Trump-supporting Republican Florida state Representative Jay Fant has introduced the 'Free Enterprise Protection Act', which would allow businesses to discriminate against .

Wisconsin Priest Comes Out Gay, Gets Ovation

Wisconsin Priest Comes Out Gay, Gets Ovation
- According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the Rev. Gregory Greiten received a standing ovation when he told his congregation: “I am Greg. I am a Roman Catholic priest. And, yes, I am gay!” Greiten serves as the pastor of St. Bernadette Parish in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Milwaukee Archbishop Jerome ...

Ruling that transgender Orthodox Jewish woman can't see her children overturned

Ruling that transgender Orthodox Jewish woman can't see her children overturned
- It was widely denounced at the time by many, including the Jewish LGBT charity Keshet UK, whose work has been vital in getting justice in this case.” The spokesperson continued: “LGBT people exist in every community, and this ruling demonstrates that your gender identity cannot be used to stop your ...

Nearly a third of Trump judicial nominees are anti-LGBT

Nearly a third of Trump judicial nominees are anti-LGBT
- The LGBT advocacy group said one-in-three, or 16 of the 59 nominees that Trump has put forth since taking office, have anti-LGBT records, including Leonard Steven Grasz who was recently confirmed to 8th Circuit Court of Appeals. Grasz was rated “not qualified” by the American Bar Association out of 

National Survey Shows 25 Percent of LGBT Teens Attempted Suicide This Year

National Survey Shows 25 Percent of LGBT Teens Attempted Suicide This Year
- A new study shows one in four teens who identify as a lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender are more likely to attempt suicide. In a national survey, nearly 25 percent of LGBT teens attempted suicide this year. That's according to the National Youth Risk Behavior Study published in the Journal of the ..

A majority of Arizonans oppose Trump border wall, survey says

A majority of Arizonans oppose Trump border wall, survey says
- In many ways, this is a return to a kind of traditional Arizona thinking about Mexico," he added. "The state historically has had a very close relationship to Mexico, it's complex to be sure." NARP, a non-profit that works to facilitate cross-border trade, commissioned the telephone poll of nearly 600 Arizona ...

Eminem attacks Donald Trump: 'He's got people brainwashed'

Eminem attacks Donald Trump: 'He's got people brainwashed'
- He added that he initially thought that the billionaire businessman might be a fresh voice in US politics, but his opinion changed after Trump's infamous campaign speech in which he referred to Mexican immigrants as criminals and rapists. “From that point on, I knew it was going to be bad with him.

Latin American market 'fragmented'

Latin American market 'fragmented'
- Haim, talking to InterGame recently, said that the entire region's future prospects made it the '"land of the future," but that promise was constantly hampered by "corruption, poverty and high taxes." Many companies, he said, view Latin America as one market, but it is really composed of many sub-markets ...

Chile election ends era of female presidents in Latin America

Chile election ends era of female presidents in Latin America
- Piza-Lopez said Fernandez, who ruled Argentina from 2007 to 2015, helped narrow the gender poverty gap with her generous spending on social programs aimed at women. Stella Zervoudaki, head of the European Union delegation in Chile, pointed to Bachelet's creation of a ministry of women, her ..

Economics of Climate Change: Challenges Facing Latin America

Economics of Climate Change: Challenges Facing Latin America
- While the world continues to work toward eradicating poverty, we must ensure that the agricultural production of Latin America is not unduly affected by harmful emissions. On the occasion of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, I asked the former Prime Minister of New Zealand, Helen ...

How Racism May Cause Black Mothers To Suffer The Death Of Their Infants

How Racism May Cause Black Mothers To Suffer The Death Of Their Infants
- Scientists and doctors have spent decades trying to understand what makes African-American women so vulnerable to losing their babies. Now, there is growing consensus that racial discrimination experienced by black mothers during their lifetime makes them less likely to carry their babies to full term.

How Sexual Harassment Silences Black Women in the Workplace

How Sexual Harassment Silences Black Women in the Workplace
- Their stories also illuminate something that hasn't been talked about in mainstream media coverage of MeToo: the intersection of racial and sexual harassment that women of color, particularly black women, experience. Take Suzette Wright, who was hired to work at the Ford Chicago Assembly plant in ...

9 Essential Reads For Your Racial Justice Conversations

9 Essential Reads For Your Racial Justice Conversations
- Small groups of people of all racial backgrounds are discovering the centuries of literature that do tell these stories. Because of that, they are having important discussions. There are now more college courses than ever on African and African-American studies, Indigenous studies, Latin-American and ...

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