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martes, 27 de febrero de 2018

South Korea's Slow Shift toward LGBT Tolerance

South Korea's Slow Shift toward LGBT Tolerance
- Whereas Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) rights have expanded over the past 20 years in western democracies, and in many cases now include the right to same-sex marriage, South Korea lags behind. To put this in perspective, The Guardian in 2014 reported on five LGBT laws around ...

LGBT caucus director came from a 'bipartisan family'

LGBT caucus director came from a 'bipartisan family'
- While I was there, I was involved with the state party and politics. Carney, the then-congressman from Delaware, and I kept in touch. I started an LGBT lawyers group in Delaware and did pro-bono litigation on behalf of transgender prisoners. Then, Carney's chief of staff called me in 2015 about this job.

Georgia Senate Votes to Allow Adoption Agencies to Refuse LGBT Couples

Georgia Senate Votes to Allow Adoption Agencies to Refuse LGBT Couples
- Senate Bill 375, sponsored by Republican Senator William Ligon, offers legal protection to faith-based organizations who would rather not place children with people whose lifestyles they find distasteful, including (but probably not limited to) single parents, unmarried couples and LGBT couples.

This Man Is Planning To Open the World's Largest LGBT Museum

This Man Is Planning To Open the World's Largest LGBT Museum
- Plans are being developed to open the world's largest LGBT museum in London, BuzzFeed News can reveal. Named Queer Britain: The National LGBTQ+ Museum, the scale and scope of the project will be unrivalled, according to those behind the plans, dwarfing existing museums devoted to queer ...

Trans model becomes Labour's LGBT adviser

Trans model becomes Labour's LGBT adviser
- Transgender model Munroe Bergdorf has become an LGBT adviser to Labour. The campaigner says she's "thrilled" to have been asked to help the political party "form and push through fairer and more effective policy change". She made the announcement, which included a photo of her with leader ...

Gays taking over GOP? That's news to this pro-LGBT Republican

Gays taking over GOP? That's news to this pro-LGBT Republican
- What if LGBT activists took over the Republican Party and nobody noticed? That's what some right-wing commentators claim happened at last week's Conservative Political Action Conference, one of the political right's biggest annual events. They say the party is turning away anti-gay activists and ...

The drive for better care for older LGBT people: 'I won't put up with prejudice'

The drive for better care for older LGBT people: 'I won't put up with prejudice'
- There's a great deal of silence because LGBT folk tend to go back into the closet when they are in need of care,” says Lister. “They grew up in an era when to be LGBT was either criminal or sinful. If any staff have particular [anti-LGBT] faith or cultural beliefs that might impinge upon their care, they don't ...

There's no place like home”: Thinking about Belonging this LGBT History Month

There's no place like home”: Thinking about Belonging this LGBT History Month
- I, like many LGBTQIA+ identifying people, have a difficult relationship with the word “home.” So I think it's important we think about how queer people negotiate the concept of home this LGBT History Month, particularly as this year's focus has been: 'Geography: Mapping the World.' Implicit in the theme is ...

Negotiators seek progress on NAFTA despite fresh Trump tension

Negotiators seek progress on NAFTA despite fresh Trump tension
Mexico has consistently rejected paying for the wall, and its government had hoped to arrange a meeting between President Enrique Pena Nieto and Trump in the next few weeks. However, a senior U.S. official said at the weekend that plan had been postponed after a phone call between the two ...

Kim Jong Un thinks he won the Olympics. Here's what else Trump needs to know this week

Kim Jong Un thinks he won the Olympics. Here's what else Trump needs to know this week
- As Mexico looks toward its Presidential election in July, President Peña Nieto is less likely to agree to US requests to fund any part of a US-Mexico border wall. While constitutionally banned from seeking re-election, Peña Nieto is supporting his former Finance and Foreign Minister, José Antonio Meade, ...

Trump expected to visit California to view border wall prototypes

Trump expected to visit California to view border wall prototypes
Trump has dropped his insistence that the new structure be a wall, rather than a fence, as U.S. border agents prefer something that allows them to see through into Mexican territory. Trump said last year that a completely opaque structure would leave agents at risk of being struck by sacks of drugs hurled ...

Trump says 'Canada is very smooth' on trade, but he's wise to its tricks

Trump says 'Canada is very smooth' on trade, but he's wise to its tricks
- tried to convey to Trump: the U.S. has a trade surplus with Canada, not a deficit. “The United States has free trade agreements (FTAs) with a number of countries — some of which represent net trade surpluses for the United States (Canada and Singapore), and some of which represent deficits (Mexico ...

UN hopes Trump will 'reconsider' exit from Paris deal: climate chief

UN hopes Trump will 'reconsider' exit from Paris deal: climate chief
- The United Nations remains hopeful that U.S. President Donald Trump will change his mind on withdrawing the United States from the Paris Agreement to tackle climate change, and will stay in the 2015 global deal, the U.N. climate chief said. Trump ...

Trump: I Would Courageously Rush into a School Shooting Unarmed

Trump: I Would Courageously Rush into a School Shooting Unarmed
- White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters afterwards that when Trump said that he would run into a school with an active shooter, ... We are, at most, three months away from the president floating a universal pre-K armament program, and promising that Mexico will pay for it.

Why Donald Trump Constantly Makes Promises He Doesn't Intend to Keep

Why Donald Trump Constantly Makes Promises He Doesn't Intend to Keep
- That was the case with one of Trump's biggest promises: to make Mexico pay for a border wall. There's actually no simple way to force a foreign government to give the U.S. money, especially for a proposal which is unpopular among its own voters, and the Trump Administration already admitted as much ...

When Does DACA Expire? The Supreme Court Just Gave Dreamers More Time

When Does DACA Expire? The Supreme Court Just Gave Dreamers More Time
- The Senate already rejected a bipartisan compromise that would have given so-called Dreamers legal status while also putting a down payment on Trump's proposal for a border wall with Mexico. The Supreme Court decision came as a result of a rare ask from the Trump Administration to immediately ...

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