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lunes, 29 de enero de 2018

Black lives don't matter' says Massachusetts high school student in racist Snapchat videos

Black lives don't matter' says Massachusetts high school student in racist Snapchat videos
Black lives don't matter, they should be out there picking my cotton, and they should do my [expletive] work for me,” said the underclassman in one video. Not one to stop her hatred at just Black people, the student went on to insult LGBT people as well. She bragged about her friends being all straight, ...

Transgender-related hate crime linked to schools more than doubles

Transgender-related hate crime linked to schools more than doubles
- Paul Twocock, Stonewall's director of campaigns, policy and research, said: “While some people may suggest this spike is due to increased confidence in reporting, we fear these figures represent just the tip of the iceberg of a rise in hate crimes against LGBT people. “From our research into hate crime, ...

The second coming out

The second coming out
- What one seldom realises is the fact that, besides LGBT individuals coming out to their parents, there's a 'coming out' that parents of LGBT individuals also have to subsequently go through — to themselves, extended family, and society. But cultural interdependence with family and society makes the ...

LGBT defenders face escalated accounts in Indonesia – report

LGBT defenders face escalated accounts in Indonesia – report
- The report, “Attacks on LGBT Rights Defenders Escalating in Indonesia,” includes testimonies from dozens of human rights defenders. It found that 23 out of 25 Human Rights Defenders or HRDs interviewed for the report have received threats for working on issues related to sexual orientation, gender ...

Police In Tunisia Break Up LGBT Demonstration “For Their Own Security”

Police In Tunisia Break Up LGBT Demonstration “For Their Own Security”
- In December, a radio station dedicated to LGBT issues launched in the country: Receiving support from the Dutch embassy in Tunisia, Radio Shams received multiple threats in its first month of broadcasting. Article 230 of the Tunisian penal code criminalizes homosexuality, punishable by up to three ...

David Bowie Made Me Gay' Raises the Question, How do we Define LGBT Music?

David Bowie Made Me Gay' Raises the Question, How do we Define LGBT Music?
- Surfing through any compendium like this, readers invariably hold themselves in suspense until they reach the treatment of their favorite LGBT musician—an unsatisfying prospect in this case where even the most substantive and pioneering figures seldom rate more than two pages and many top out at ...

A robot will mock marry same-sex couples outside of a government building on Valentine's Day

A robot will mock marry same-sex couples outside of a government building on Valentine's Day
- It may be illegal to marry your same-sex significant other in Lithuania, but that isn't stopping activists groups carrying out mock marriage ceremonies for LGBT Lithuanians by humanoid robots on Valentine's Day. In a bid to provide an early celebration of the country's centennial celebrations on February ...

Stonewall Democrats of San Antonio endorse primary challengers in local elections

Stonewall Democrats of San Antonio endorse primary challengers in local elections
- Following a four-hour forum attended by about 70 Democratic candidates running in races throughout the area and statewide, the LGBT advocacy group voted to back Bexar County Democratic Party chair candidate Monica Ramirez Alcantara, district attorney candidate Joe Gonzales, and Mario Bravo, ...

Trump boasts to Jay-Z that black unemployment is the 'lowest rate ever recorded' because ...

Trump boasts to Jay-Z that black unemployment is the 'lowest rate ever recorded' because ...
Trump lashed out at Jay-Z with misleading claims his policies have lowered unemployment for African Americans after the rapper shared that he was 'disappointed and hurt' by Trump's alleged 's***hole ... Chrysler, as an example, is leaving Mexico and coming back to the USA.

If Trump kills NAFTA, it could hit America's Rust Belt hard

If Trump kills NAFTA, it could hit America's Rust Belt hard
- But only 56 to 59 per cent of U.S. exports to Canada and Mexico would encounter the same low tariffs. As the chart below illustrates, Americans would also encounter a greater proportion of tariffs over five per cent—and 10 per cent—than either of its neighbours. (Trump has threatened to take on the ...

PolitiFact previews Donald Trump's State of the Union address

PolitiFact previews Donald Trump's State of the Union address
Trump's wall with Mexico is linked at the hip with creating a legal safe space for undocumented people brought to this country as children, aka DACA, aka Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. Trump's latest gambit offered a path to citizenship for 1.8 million young adults in exchange for a $25 billion ...

No, Mr. President, Chrysler isn't leaving Mexico

No, Mr. President, Chrysler isn't leaving Mexico
- This isn't the first time that an automaker has shifted some operations to the United States from Mexico during Trump's presidency. Toyota recently announced plans for a joint plant in Alabama with Mazda to build its Corolla compact car. It had previously planned to shift production of that car from a ...

Worried about Trump-stoked exodus of immigrants, Canada discourages illegal crossings

Worried about Trump-stoked exodus of immigrants, Canada discourages illegal crossings
- Canadian Parliament member Pablo Rodriguez met recently with immigration attorneys and immigrant community leaders in Tustin, hoping to curb claims for asylum and migration to Canada. Olga Radchenko of Canada and attorney Amrit Dhillon also attended. (Glenn Koenig / Los Angeles Times).

Wait, is Canada standing up to the Americans? The nerve!

Wait, is Canada standing up to the Americans? The nerve!
- So again last week in Montreal, Canadian and Mexican negotiators faced demands from the Trump administration that can't be accepted without making a mockery of the very idea of liberalized trade. Under Trump, the Americans don't want fair mechanisms for resolving trade disputes. They want to use ...

Taking Trump's “Mexico will pay for the wall” claim seriously

Taking Trump'sMexico will pay for the wall” claim seriously
- Every so often during this debate, someone will point out that Trump promised Mexico would pay for the wall, and whatever happened to that? Everyone chuckles and goes back to the normal conversation. (Health analyst Topher Spiro has been among the few urging the press and Democrats to treat ...

Trump official still looking for 'major breakthrough' on NAFTA

Trump official still looking for 'major breakthrough' on NAFTA
- Negotiators said Monday that they had made progress on a new trade agreement involving the United States, Mexico and Canada during a sixth round of talks on modernizing the North American Free Trade Agreement. But the trading partners remain far apart over several U.S. proposals ...

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