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martes, 30 de enero de 2018

Imagining LGBT Activism After Trump

Imagining LGBT Activism After Trump
- Most Advocate readers know that a recent Harris Poll showed a decrease of the acceptance of LGBT people in America over the past year. Many have rightly placed blame for this on a cultural and political climate, fueled by Trump's divisiveness, that rejects “political correctness” and societal ...

Why Americans' 'Comfort Levels' With LGBT People Dropped Last Year

Why Americans' 'Comfort Levels' With LGBT People Dropped Last Year
- For example, in 2014, 31 percent felt uncomfortable with their doctor being LGBT. In 2015 and 2016, that was 28 percent, and in 2017, it hit 31 percent. “Learning my child has a lesson on LGBT history in school” represented the least comfort level in all four years, staying steady at 37 percent discomfort ...

Chechnya: Leader Ramzan Kadyrov says LGBT rights activists 'make up nonsense for money'

Chechnya: Leader Ramzan Kadyrov says LGBT rights activists 'make up nonsense for money'
- Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov has accused human rights activists of fabricating allegations of the abuse of LGBT people in the autonomous Russian region. In an interview with the BBC, Mr Kadyrov said “not one person” in Chechnya commits human rights violations. “That's all an invention by ...

The Gangway, SF's Oldest LGBT Bar, Has Closed After 57 Years

The Gangway, SF's Oldest LGBT Bar, Has Closed After 57 Years
- Then, in summer 2017, the death-knell rang again for a venue that had been an LGBT bar since 1961 and a bar of some sort since approximately 1910. The Chronicle reported that Sam Young, the owner of the mirror-ceilinged Kozy Kar at nearby 1548 Polk St., planned to turn the Gangway into “Young's ...

LGBT Murders Increased 86 Percent in 2017

LGBT Murders Increased 86 Percent in 2017
- A new report revealed a drastic increase in the amount of LGBT homicides last year. On Monday the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs, a national organization focused on reducing violence to the LGBT community, released a mid-year report which revealed there was an 86 percent increase ...

Gay married couple flee Russia after receiving death threats

Gay married couple flee Russia after receiving death threats
LGBT rights groups said homophobic attacks had rocketed in Russia since President Vladimir Putin approved the controversial law outlawing the promotion of a homosexual lifestyle to minors in 2013. Dozens of gay men were reportedly detained and tortured in Chechnya, a mainly Muslim republic in ...

Social Worker Speaks To Ocean City Teachers About LGBT Issues

Social Worker Speaks To Ocean City Teachers About LGBT Issues
- Social Worker Speaks To Ocean City Teachers About LGBT Issues. Alexandra Redcay told ... In addition to being a Social Worker, Redcay is a Professor at Millersville University, where her coursework focuses on social work research particularly in the areas of LGBT issues. Her interests include mental ...

Pure Romance CEO Establishes “Living with Change” Foundation to support LGBT resources

Pure Romance CEO Establishes “Living with Change” Foundation to support LGBT resources
- Studies show that LGBT youth are almost five times as likely to have attempted suicide compared to heterosexual youth,” said Chris Cicchinelli. “For transgender people, 40% will attempt suicide in their lifetime. It wasn't until our own child came out as transgender that we truly understood. Our daughter ...

DACA Students Tell Their Stories

DACA Students Tell Their Stories
Immigrants have been called many thing such as rapists, thieves, and criminals. Some people choose to believe that all of this is true. To the children and families of some of these immigrants, they're just people looking for a better life for themselves and their families. In Latin America, many countries ...

US rulers' long record of plunder in Haiti

US rulers' long record of plunder in Haiti
- Decades of imperialist plunder, and naked theft before that, has resulted in some 60 percent of Haiti's population living under the government's official poverty line. Many workers get wages of less than $1 a day. The official unemployment rate is 40 percent. More than 70 percent of the population has no ...

Professor's Approach To Racism: Call Yourself Disabled

Professor's Approach To Racism: Call Yourself Disabled
- But racism, in the South and everywhere else, still exists. Conditions of African-Americans are improved, according to the National Urban League, but more improvement is needed, especially where discrimination exists. How to combat racial discrimination? One law professor, Kimani Paul-Emile of ...

Rural schools face common challenges, but need unique solutions

Rural schools face common challenges, but need unique solutions
- But, after a spike in the Latino population in rural areas between 2000 and 2009, nearly one in five rural students is now Latino. Unfortunately, much like their urban counterparts, rural school districts face challenges of racial inequity. While overall, 14 percent of rural students attend high-poverty ...

Walmart's Locking Up of Certain Beauty Products Is Racial Discrimination, Suit Claims

Walmart's Locking Up of Certain Beauty Products Is Racial Discrimination, Suit Claims
- A California woman has sued Walmart, accusing the nationwide chain of racial discrimination because her local store keeps African-American personal care products locked up in a glass case. The woman, Essie Grundy, said she felt humiliated and discriminated against when on three occasions this ...

Using Immigrants to Shame American Blacks

Using Immigrants to Shame American Blacks
- If Trump and his fans consider African countries as “shitholes” that's how they're shown in the American media and schools, which is why some of the fiercest racial brawls occur on high school and college campuses. Trump voters, who are delighted by their leader's dig at Haiti and African ...

Black student enrollment lags at University of Maryland

Black student enrollment lags at University of Maryland
- Just 10.8 percent identify as African American, the fewest in at least five years. Several racially charged incidents on campus in recent years — including the killing last year of a black Bowie State University student, allegedly by a white University of Maryland student, now being prosecuted as a hate ...

Honduras to experiment with autonomous trade zones

Honduras to experiment with autonomous trade zones
- Honduras is a nation known for its high crime and poverty rates. But the small Latin American country's government is determined to turn its fortunes around and lift its people out of poverty by implementing a rather different form of free-trade zone.

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