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miércoles, 17 de enero de 2018

About Those Supposed LGBT 'Hate Crimes'

About Those Supposed LGBT 'Hate Crimes'
LGBT activists and organizations would have us believe that any crimes perpetrated against members of their community are hate crimes, motivated solely by the fact that they are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender. The violence that is supposedly committed against transsexuals in particular is of ...

It's time to repeal 36 nations' anti-LGBT laws

It's time to repeal 36 nations' anti-LGBT laws
- Map shows members of the Commonwealth of Nations, including those with anti-homosexuality laws and those that have repealed them. (Map courtesy of Wikipedia). When leaders of former British Empire countries gather in London in April, that will be the time and place to push for an end to anti-LGBT ...

Liberals to invest $20 million to tackle sexual violence against Indigenous, LGBT, immigrant ...

Liberals to invest $20 million to tackle sexual violence against Indigenous, LGBT, immigrant ...
- The Liberal government is announcing $20 million in funding for organizations to support what it calls "underserved" survivors of sexual violence. That includes programs targeting Indigenous, immigrant and LGBT populations, as well as seniors and disabled women and those living in remote and ...

4 times Tunisia took a stand against anti-LGBT laws

4 times Tunisia took a stand against anti-LGBT laws
- Similarly to most countries throughout the world, LGBT individuals in the Middle East face a number of struggles: oppression, harassment, society's judgment, and discriminatory laws to name just a few. In many Arab countries, engaging in same-sex relationships can subject one to imprisonment. In more ...

LGBT people are battling bias even when they're ordering lunch, study shows

LGBT people are battling bias even when they're ordering lunch, study shows
- A new report has revealed that LGBT people are suffering from bias and discrimination even in the minutiae of their daily routines in the United States. According to the report, laws protecting people from discrimination in public places based on sexual orientation and gender identity exist in only 19 ...

Cathedral installs gender-neutral toilets to be more 'inclusive' and 'accepting' of LGBT people

Cathedral installs gender-neutral toilets to be more 'inclusive' and 'accepting' of LGBT people
- A Cathedral in Wales has installed gender-neutral toilets in order to be 'more accepting' and help LGBT people. St Asaph Cathedral in north Wales is thought to be one of the first places of worship to introduce such facilities, as part of a £300,000 refurbishment, the Rhyl Journal reported. A Church in ...

New Mormon leader insists his Church loves gays

New Mormon leader insists his Church loves gays
- The Mormon Church has appointed its new leader – a 93 year-old former surgeon who insists the faith loves gays. Russell M. Nelson tackled LGBT rights hours after being named 17th president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Salt Lake City, saying there were 'challenges with the ...

Trump to shield health care workers who claim moral objections

Trump to shield health care workers who claim moral objections
- Severino — the HHS civil rights chief — has a long record of advocating for religious groups and arguing against LGBT protections, such as serving as counsel in court battles opposing same-sex marriage. Severino also has been a strong critic of providing procedures to transgender patients seeking to ...

Trump's Racist Comments May Actually Help Some Immigrants Stay In The US

Trump's Racist Comments May Actually Help Some Immigrants Stay In The US
- And a lawsuit filed in New York by a coalition of 15 states, along with the District of Columbia, accuses Trump of ordering the cancellation of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program as part of an “animus-driven” effort to discriminate against Mexicans. (DACA, an Obama-era initiative, allows ...

Gov. Cuomo Asks That New York Be Exempt From Trump's Offshore Drilling Plans

Gov. Cuomo Asks That New York Be Exempt From Trump's Offshore Drilling Plans
- More than 90% of the continental shelf would be available for drilling rights and only one out of 26 planning areas across the Pacific, Atlantic, and Arctic Oceans and the Gulf of Mexico would be entirely off limits to oil drilling under the Trump Administration's plan. Cuomo joins Democratic governors in ...

Trump launches push for more offshore drilling

Trump launches push for more offshore drilling
- Why it matters: It's a sharp reversal of Obama-era policies that keep offshore leasing almost entirely limited to the Gulf of Mexico, which currently accounts for nearly all U.S. offshore production. The proposed Atlantic and Pacific coast sales would be the first offerings in those regions in decades.

Trudeau still thinks NAFTA can be saved, despite Trump's repeated threats to pull US out of pact

Trudeau still thinks NAFTA can be saved, despite Trump's repeated threats to pull US out of pact
- Justin Trudeau remains optimistic that Canada, the United States and Mexico can strike a deal to modernize NAFTA that benefits all three countries. In an interview this week with The Canadian Press, the prime minister said he still believes there's a good chance negotiations will result in ...

The best border wall is a legal marijuana market

The best border wall is a legal marijuana market
- The US is currently facing a government shutdown because Trump is insisting any spending bill must fund the construction of a US-Mexico border wall, which would cost as much as $18 billion. Bound up in symbolism about the racial purity of the United States, the wall has been sold as a way to ...

Most Americans Think It's Racist To Talk About Immigrants From 'Shithole Countries'

Most Americans Think It's Racist To Talk About Immigrants From 'Shithole Countries'
- Nearly 60 percent of Americans disagree with President Donald Trump's reported comment about immigration from “shithole countries,” a new ... Overall, between 36 and 41 percent polled said immigration has been too high in recent years from “Mexico and Central America,” “predominantly Muslim ...

How Wall Street learned to stop worrying and love Trump

How Wall Street learned to stop worrying and love Trump
- That's not happening much anymore, and even when it does, the Trump-induced downturn doesn't last. Last year, before his inauguration, Trump tweeted that General Motors would “pay big border tax” if it started manufacturing cars in Mexico. The company saw its stock price climb by 0.89 percent that ...

Homeland Security Secretary Says She 'Did Not Hear' Trump Use 'That' Vulgar Word

Homeland Security Secretary Says She 'Did Not Hear' Trump Use 'That' Vulgar Word
- Dick Durbin of Illinois, who confirmed Trump's language at last Thursday's meeting, indicated one sticking point in immigration negotiations was the president's insistence that Congress appropriate all the money he wants to build a border wall with Mexico this year — rather than spreading the ..

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