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lunes, 12 de febrero de 2018

Gay US Olympic skier jibes VP Pence over LGBTQ stance, has 'no inclination' to meet him

Gay US Olympic skier jibes VP Pence over LGBTQ stance, has 'no inclination' to meet him 
- . who is leading the US delegation in South Korea. “I don't think that I have any inclination towards a meeting,” Kenworthy said. “I think that would be a much bigger distraction. For me right now, I'm just focussing on competing but I'm very excited to be here representing the US and the LGBT community.

The Entertainment Industry Is Gay for Pay. But Is That Bad?

The Entertainment Industry Is Gay for Pay. But Is That Bad?
- Himberg's book looks at shows like Will & Grace, Glee, and The Fosters and explores how their LGBT storylines are constructed and how those calling the shots — producers, publicists, and even the networks' corporate social responsibility officers — help construct narratives on queer life that help ...

When LGBT Athletes Didn't Have A Space At The Olympics, Team Canada Stepped In

When LGBT Athletes Didn't Have A Space At The Olympics, Team Canada Stepped In
- Team Canada is going for the gold in inclusivity at this year's Winter Olympics. When organizers were unable to raise sufficient funds for an LGBT athlete-focused center, the Canadians offered their lodging as the Pyeongchang Pride House. However, as recent images of the message near the house's ...

LGBT actors facing disaster following re-introduction of Hollywood 'morality clause'

LGBT actors facing disaster following re-introduction of Hollywood 'morality clause'
- A new morality clause could result in LGBT+ actors being shoved back into the closet, a report has said. Since allegations of Harvey Weinstein raping and sexually assaulting scores of women have come to light, film studios have lost millions in paying disgraced actors wages and damages, leading to ...

Gus Kenworthy embracing LGBT flag-bearer role

Gus Kenworthy embracing LGBT flag-bearer role
- Eventually, Gus Kenworthy hopes, he'll be talked about more for his skiing, the insane tricks and risks he and other slopestylers take negotiating the big jumps and zany rails of the Olympic course. By vigorously embracing an unofficial role as Olympic flag-bearer for the LGBT community, Kenworthy is ...

Lesbians hug each other, gay men love beards: Malaysian paper publishes list to 'identify ...

Lesbians hug each other, gay men love beards: Malaysian paper publishes list to 'identify ...
- A leading Malaysian newspaper has published list to 'identify gay and lesbian people', a move that has been criticised by activists. The article in Sinar Harian featured a list of bullet points of supposed characteristics that are used to 'spot members of the LGBT community', reported the Guardian.

Labour accused of discriminating against straight white men

Labour accused of discriminating against straight white men
- The opposition party billed Young Labour's Equalities Conference as a 'one-day event' for disabled, LGBT, women and black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) members. On an invite to members, white heterosexual men are not listed as eligible to apply to attend the event, planned to take place on ...

Chechen pop singer Zelim Bakaev is still missing after six months

Chechen pop singer Zelim Bakaev is still missing after six months
- Russian LGBT activists are confident that Zelim is alive, but what he might be enduring right now doesn't bear thinking about. This is a young guy – just 26 years old – who was building a successful music career in Moscow, so full of promise and hope. He was illegally arrested and has now effectively ...

Fox News pulls column complaining about gay and black athletes

Fox News pulls column complaining about gay and black athletes
- He wrote: “A USOC official was quoted this week expressing pride (what else?) about taking the most diverse U.S. squad ever to the Winter Olympics.” “That was followed by a, frankly, embarrassing laundry list of how many African-Americans, Asians and openly gay athletes are on this year's U.S. team.

Black History is Full of Hidden Figures—Help Us Honor Them

Black History is Full of Hidden Figures—Help Us Honor Them
- While black history is included in school curriculums across the country now, it shouldn't be siloed off and considered separate from the rest of history says Margot Lee Shetterly, author of Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Who Helped Win the Space Race, ...

Trump's four trillion dollar budget pushes US deficit higher

Trump's four trillion dollar budget pushes US deficit higher
- The original plan was for Trump's new budget to slash domestic agencies even further than last year's proposal. Instead, it will land in US congress three days after he signed a two-year spending agreement that wholly rewrites both last year's budget and the one to be released on Monday.

Trump backs off proposal to cut royalty payments to Texas, other states for Gulf oil

Trump backs off proposal to cut royalty payments to Texas, other states for Gulf oil
Trump has backed off his proposal to stop sharing oil revenues from offshore drilling with states along the Gulf of Mexico. In the budget proposal released Monday, the White House preserved the revenue sharing agreement, which was expected to deliver $275 million ...

Trump seeks funds for Mexico border wall, military in 2019 budget plan

Trump seeks funds for Mexico border wall, military in 2019 budget plan
Trump released his second budget on Monday, seeking to bolster military spending and requesting funds for infrastructure, construction of a wall along the border with Mexico and opioid treatment programs. The $4.4 trillion budget plan, which is viewed by Congress as little more than ...

How to Make NAFTA Great Again

How to Make NAFTA Great Again
- Nevertheless, as Washington, Ottawa, and Mexico City discusses NAFTA, the Trump administration has an opportunity to reform the 24-year NAFTA to America's economic benefit. U.S. policymakers should recognize that while the United States needs NAFTA, Canada and Mexico require it more—which ...

The Truth About Trump and Latin America

The Truth About Trump and Latin America
- On trade, there has been widespread dismay at Trump's decision to withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership and threaten to quit the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). But behind closed doors, regional leaders usually say they believe Mexico is an exception. Trump sees diplomacy ...

Trump's new budget already outdated

Trump's new budget already outdated
Trump's 2019 budget heading for Congress is already outdated, thanks to last Friday's bipartisan budget deal. The president's proposed fiscal blueprint was completed before the budget pact delivered a two-year, almost $300 billion increase above prior “caps” on spending.

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