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martes, 26 de diciembre de 2017

New year brings uncertainty and fear for some LGBTQ elders

New year brings uncertainty and fear for some LGBTQ elders
- "It's our elders who are among the most vulnerable members of the LGBT community," Adams said, "so if we're not allowed to say words like 'vulnerable' and 'diverse' and 'transgender' anymore when dealing with the federal government, that is going to have a very negative impact on our ability to ...

Tearful 'Laramie Project' focuses on high price of intolerance

Tearful 'Laramie Project' focuses on high price of intolerance
- By the end of the play, he has fully accepted people who are gay. I loved the message that the book conveyed. A person's sexuality should not define him or her, and LGBT people should definitely not be looked down upon, ignored or murdered for being different. Nobody should be taught to despise ...

The Heartbreaking Stories Of Homeless LGBT People

The Heartbreaking Stories Of Homeless LGBT People
- A report by the Albert Kennedy Trust in 2015 showed that LGBT people make up a quarter (24%) of the young homeless. Bear in mind that Stonewall estimates that 5-7% of the UK population identifies as LGBT, meaning that LGBT people are six times overrepresented among homeless youth.

Is the Supreme Court Backsliding on LGBT Rights?

Is the Supreme Court Backsliding on LGBT Rights?
- It has been an ominous month at the Supreme Court for LGBT rights. In what has been hailed as the biggest case of the term, the justices signaled that they may rule in favor of a baker who refused to sell a wedding cake to a same-sex couple. And in a much less talked about but no less important case, ..

The 15 Coolest Straight Allies of 2017

The 15 Coolest Straight Allies of 2017
- Most LGBT people (ok, all people) will be glad to see 2017 in the rearview mirror. As "president" (it still doesn't feel right calling him that), Trump was even worse than we anticipated, singling out LGBT people, and especially trans people, for discrimination. In times like these, it's good to have friends ...

The Best LGBT Documentaries of 2017

The Best LGBT Documentaries of 2017
- Some reported seeing the LGBT rights pioneer being chased by unknown pursuers in the streets of New York City that same night. Did Johnson fall through the boards of the West Village Piers? Was she pushed? Did she jump to escape pursuers with possible Mafia ties? Did she take her own life due to ..

The real reason Lorde boycotted Israel

The real reason Lorde boycotted Israel
- This grievance hierarchy also goes a long way to explaining why the activist classes are so single-minded when it comes to Israel, despite its vibrant democracy and thriving hi-tech scene, to say nothing of it being the only one of its neighbours to host a world-famous LGBT mardi gras festival.

Fix this law if Arizona truly wants to tackle harassment

 Fix this law if Arizona truly wants to tackle harassment
LGBT protections could be included. They did not include protections based on both sexual orientation and gender identity. Anything less is not good enough. This raises an interesting dilemma because the state's own laws against discrimination do not cover sexual orientation or gender identity.

The 'Despacito' effect: The year Latino music broke the charts

The 'Despacito' effect: The year Latino music broke the charts
- Much like the MeToo movement brought attention to the sexual harassment of women, “Despacito” and later “Mi Gente” brought into clear view Latino artists' rising influence in the American and music scene. With staggering numbers, both the Spanglish “Despacito” by Puerto Rican artists Luis Fonsi ...

Taking jabs at Trump would be more fun if he liked him

Taking jabs at Trump would be more fun if he liked him
- I see people doing good things every day. There are these fires here in California and I see black people helping white people and Latino people helping. I see everybody going out of their way to help other people who have been affected by these fires,” he said. “People are basically pretty good.”.

After year of racial tension, black voters set the tone at voting booth

After year of racial tension, black voters set the tone at voting booth
- Sara Benitez, Latino program director for the interfaith group Faith in Public Life in Washington, said political attacks based on “racial divides, fear of Latinos, fear of Muslims, African-Americans, doesn't work. It's not a winning campaign strategy.” She said what happened with the December vote in ...

Will African-Americans Also Get Treatment Not Jail For Opioid Addiction?

Will African-Americans Also Get Treatment Not Jail For Opioid Addiction?
- The racial coding was glaring and unmistakable when posed squarely against how drug use was treated among Blacks. There was no presidential conference at the Trump White House last March called to deal with it. There was no frantic and loud call by GOP congresspersons to spend billions on ...

Follow Latin America's lead to improve maternal, child health

Follow Latin America's lead to improve maternal, child health
- Hence, lack of knowledge about the true long-term potential and value of human capital investments can cause poor people to remain impoverished and others to fall into poverty. Conditional cash transfer (CCTs) programs, which first started in Latin America but now have spread throughout the globe, ...

Can Diddy Record a Deal with the NFL?

Can Diddy Record a Deal with the NFL?
- Headed by Combs as a mouthpiece, an ownership group comprised of African American men could potentially alter the racial landscape of the league. Adding a group of Black owners to the NFL would certainly be groundbreaking for a league filled with White owners. Combs' boastfulness and ...

Under tense political climate, Kwanzaa holds special meaning

Under tense political climate, Kwanzaa holds special meaning
- Kwanzaa, an African-American and Pan-African holiday that honors family, community, and culture, is a time of celebration. But this year, the holiday holds a different meaning and will be a time for some to reaffirm their heritage amid racial strife. Imani Patterson, 30, grew up celebrating ...

Is the Trump Administration Planning to Bring Back Government Use of the Word 'Negro'?

Is the Trump Administration Planning to Bring Back Government Use of the Word 'Negro'?
- The report also concluded: “'Colored' may be favored by some Blacks in the South.” Although federal agencies are technically allowed to use the word as a racial category in data gathering, we could find no evidence that any of them do so. The Obama administration set up a new committee in 2014 to ...

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