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miércoles, 27 de diciembre de 2017

Here's how Canada led the world on LGBT issues in 2017

Here's how Canada led the world on LGBT issues in 2017
- Last year in this space, I predicted that with dark political forces emerging in the United States and Britain, Justin Trudeau would rise as a global leader on LGBT rights. As I sit today looking at Trudeau's baby blues and spread legs on the cover of the UK's Attitude magazine, which has proclaimed him ...

Egypt Investigates Schoolbook Cartoon which Supports Gay Parenting

Egypt Investigates Schoolbook Cartoon which Supports Gay Parenting
- and to know if they belong to an international school's book, or if they are foreign books, before taking strict measures.” Egyptian law does not currently criminalize homosexuality and often uses charges such as debauchery or insulting Islam to imprison members of the LGBT community and their allies.

British military will remain neutral in future conflicts… gender neutral

British military will remain neutral in future conflicts… gender neutral
- British soldiers have been ordered to use gender-neutral terms to make women and people from the LGBT community feel included. New guidelines ban troops from using terms such as 'chap.' The guidelines, found pinned to the walls of toilets at the defense academy at Shrivenham, call on personnel ...

Chinese human rights activist jailed for eight years

Chinese human rights activist jailed for eight years
- Chinese human rights activist and blogger, Wu Gan was sentenced to eight years in prison Tuesday for subversion. The blogger, better known by his online name of Super Vulgar Butcher, has been in pretrial detention for more than two years after staging a protest outside a court. “The court found that ...

Man who defended gay marriage with viral speech about his two mothers is now running for Iowa ...

Man who defended gay marriage with viral speech about his two mothers is now running for Iowa ...
- After serving as an advocate for the LGBTQ community and writing a book about his family, Wahls announced his bid for Democrat Bob Dvorsky's seat in 2018. Wahls, who is now a masters student in public policy at Princeton University, tweeted last week, “I am excited, I am fired up, I am ready to go, ...

Was Marlene Dietrich Bisexual?

 Was Marlene Dietrich Bisexual?
- It was reported that she would go to drag balls in Berlin, and was there throughout the growing LGBTQ scene. While many wanted her to be poised and proper, Dietrich had her own ambitions. She was a boxer at Turkish trainer Sabri Mahir's studio. “I don't know how the feminine element sneaked into ...

Roy Moore loses a race any idiot could win

Roy Moore loses a race any idiot could win
- New York Daily News cover following the defeat of bigoted Alabama senate candidate Roy Moore. Twitter. No use pretending that 2017 was a terrific year. Just two words: Trump, and everything that implies, from antigay appointees to transphobic policies. But it's easy to overlook the positive ...

Meet the Parents On the Frontlines of Equality

Meet the Parents On the Frontlines of Equality
- The LGBTQ community faced increased attacks from the Trump-Pence administration in 2017 -- and that included LGBTQ children and young people. This year, parents and guardians across the nation stepped up to publicly support LGBTQ youth like never before. Here are just a few of the parents who ...

Here's How Black Christians Voted In Alabama

Here's How Black Christians Voted In Alabama
- In 2004, President Bush got a surprising 11 percent of the Black vote, partly because he appealed to Black Christians. Republicans often reached out to Black Christians to block the advancements of LGBT people. Thankfully, times have changed. The New York Times featured 24-year-old divinity ..

NFL Protests Named Top Sports Story of 2017

NFL Protests Named Top Sports Story of 2017
- So, as a man, as a father, as an African-American man, as somebody in the NFL and one of those 'sons of bitches,' yeah, I took it personally.” NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said Trump's comments were “divisive” and showed an “unfortunate lack of respect.” A handful of white players didn't stand, ..

Indigenous Rights in Evo's Bolivia Versus Bachelet's Chile

Indigenous Rights in Evo's Bolivia Versus Bachelet's Chile
- Chile, however, has not made progress for its native peoples in any of those aspects. As of the 2001 census, Bolivia is a majority Indigenous country, with the largest portion of native peoples compared to the rest of Latin America. Sixty-two percent of Bolivians over the age of 15 identified as Indigenous ...

New mayor encourages more citizen participation

New mayor encourages more citizen participation
- It's a very difficult process, a lot of people are too busy to be bothered, but I'm hoping to be able to change that in the upcoming year. ... I'd like to do that is by hiring a Latino ombudsman who can represent the voice of the Latino population and also respond to the Latino population with the city's ideas.

Number of Latino business owners on rise in Arizona

Number of Latino business owners on rise in Arizona
- The DATOS report pointed out that despite the increase in business creation, Latino-owned businesses generally make a fraction of the money their non-Latino counterparts make. Esparza said it can be difficult for women and people of color to break into entrepreneurism. She said people have the ...

Why Has Latin America Turned Away from the Left?

Why Has Latin America Turned Away from the Left?
- In much of the international press, the standard narrative runs something like this: Because Latin America has the most unequal income distribution in ... then Michelle Bachelet, Chile's socialist president – who raised taxes on the rich, increased transfers to the poor, made university education free, and ...

William Barber II: Trump's Terrible Choice for Judge

William Barber II: Trump's Terrible Choice for Judge
- Mr. Farr, nominated to serve on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina, began his career as counsel for Mr. Helms's Senate campaigns, where he participated in racist tactics to intimidate African-American voters. This alone is reason to reject his nomination, as is his ...

Democrats should dial back racial bargaining

Democrats should dial back racial bargaining
- The election of Doug Jones in Alabama delivered much joy to Democrats, and they rightly heralded the huge African-American turnout, without which Jones would not have won. But Democrats should have stopped there. Some of their prominent voices went further with the theme that black voters did ...

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