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domingo, 21 de enero de 2018

Pence does not say whether he raised LGBT rights in Egypt

Pence does not say whether he raised LGBT rights in Egypt
- Police last September arrested seven people who waived a rainbow flag during a Cairo concert that featured Mashrou' Leila, a Lebanese rock band with an openly gay lead singer who publicly advocates for LGBT rights. Dozens of LGBT Egyptians have reportedly been arrested since the concert, with ...

Toronto-born Israeli MP espouses gender equality, pro-pot and LGBTQ agenda

Toronto-born Israeli MP espouses gender equality, pro-pot and LGBTQ agenda
- Though she may have left Canada as a child, she's found herself in the middle of some distinctly Canadian political issues in Israel -- she's a proponent of legalized pot and LGBT rights. It was the nearly three years she spent as a frontline infantry soldier for Israel that prepared her for her current political ...

LGBT groups place blame on Trump for government shutdown

LGBT groups place blame on Trump for government shutdown
- The most basic duty of Congress is to fund the federal government, and I voted to keep the government running". Later in the evening Republican senator Lindsey Graham suggested a shorter-term funding proposal of three weeks rather than four, but this was not supported by Democrats. Aside from ...

The Real Israel Pence Won't See Because It Would Drive Him Crazy

The Real Israel Pence Won't See Because It Would Drive Him Crazy
- A composite image showing female soldiers, LGBT families and a sharia court judge: some Female soldiers, LGBT families and a sharia court judge: some of the people Mike Pence would meet on an imaginary alternative tour of Israel.

Global female empowerment marches enter second day

Global female empowerment marches enter second day
- On Saturday, many not only supported women's rights, but also denounced President Donald Trump's views on immigration, abortion, LGBT rights and women's rights on the anniversary of his inauguration. The 2017 rally in Washington, D.C., and hundreds of similar marches, created solidarity for those ...

Helping LGBT people live the way they are

Helping LGBT people live the way they are
- On Jan. 13, five days after coming-of-age ceremonies were held in Japan, a similar event for sexual minorities took place at a hall in Setagaya Ward, Tokyo. The event, called the LGBT coming-of-age ceremony, was hosted by the nonprofit organization ReBit for such people, including those who chose ...

HRC releases new video featuring Dreamer and sexual assault survivor

HRC releases new video featuring Dreamer and sexual assault survivor
- Friday, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) released a new video featuring Yuridia, a 22-year-old queer DACA recipient and sexual violence survivor. It was only after she received DACA that she was able to report her abuser to the police. HRC has repeatedly called on ...

These Are The Worst Anti-LGBT Bills Planned For 2018

These Are The Worst Anti-LGBT Bills Planned For 2018
- From state-level bans on municipalities passing LGBT protections to bills that allow for anti-LGBT discrimination in child services, this homophobia could soon be enshrined in law....



Mr Trump, as you ponder a China trade war, count the US$33 billion Chinese tourists spent in ...

Mr Trump, as you ponder a China trade war, count the US$33 billion Chinese tourists spent in ...
- Already, the US tourism industry has suffered what some are calling the “Trump Slump”. From his early efforts to block travel to the US from a number of Middle Eastern economies that he deemed were sources of terrorism, to his attacks on Hispanics (remember his comments about Mexicans on the ...

Trump in the World That He Insults

Trump in the World That He Insults
- But on the way he sees the French President, Emmanuel Macron, whose capital he has declared ruined by immigrant terrorists, then bumps into Mexico's finance secretary, with whom he gets into a fight about paying for the wall. For a respite, Trump scans the room for Vladimir Putin, but, alas, the ...

Trump starts pointing fingers as US government shutdown begins

Trump starts pointing fingers as US government shutdown begins
Trump said Democrats "could have easily made a deal but decided to play Shutdown politics instead". In a series of tweets hours after the shutdown began, the president tried to make the case for Americans to elect more Republicans to Congress in November "in order to power through this mess".

NAFTA future uncertain going into 6th round of talks

NAFTA future uncertain going into 6th round of talks
- The six days of talks come amid high trade tensions between Ottawa and Washington and as U.S. Trump insists Mexico will pay for the construction of a controversial wall along the U.S. southern border. Trump continues to blow hot and cold on the continental trade pact that he has ...

Trump's border wall is 'monumental waste' but 'I say pay it' to get a deal on DACA: Democrat

Trump's border wall is 'monumental waste' but 'I say pay it' to get a deal on DACA: Democrat
- A Democratic congressman said Trump's key campaign promise of building a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border would be a “monumental waste of taxpayers' money,” but Democrats should go along with it if necessary to win Republican agreement for granting legal immigration status ...

After 12 months in office, Trump goes where no president has gone before

After 12 months in office, Trump goes where no president has gone before
- The president is seeking U.S. taxpayer funds to fund the barrier even though he pledged that Mexico would pay for it. While the economy is growing and the stock market is at record highs, Americans credited President Barack Obama over Trump with the improvements. Half of those polled, 50 percent, ...

Menendez decries 'racism' in Trump campaign ad after government shuts down

Menendez decries 'racism' in Trump campaign ad after government shuts down
- Menendez is part of a bipartisan group of six U.S. senators who agreed to strengthen border security and fund the wall that Trump said Mexico would pay for in exchange for allowing the dreamers to remain in the U.S. legally. When members of that group visited Trump at the White House to present the ...

Trump's America is caving, as autocrats rise

Trump's America is caving, as autocrats rise
- Among the countries backtracking on political freedom are Venezuela, Hungary, Russia, Mexico and many others. But one of the most dramatic and instructive cases is Turkey, which formally entered the "Not Free" category after years of an accelerating slide. Freedom House pointed to President Recep ...

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