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martes, 6 de marzo de 2018

Billy Bean is now friends with Daniel Murphy, who 'disagreed with gay lifestyle'

Billy Bean is now friends with Daniel Murphy, who 'disagreed with gay lifestyle'
- Billy Bean, the former Major League Baseball player and now league executive who is openly gay, is again demonstrating the importance of LGBT people in sports being out and visible. Bean, who is a vice president in the commissioner's office and regularly talks to team about LGBT issues in sports, ...

Who's winning the culture war? Answer: No one

Who's winning the culture war? Answer: No one
- When seen through the prism of the culture wars, conventional wisdom has typically held that the courts will decide the big questions about religious freedom and LGBT rights. So far, that hasn't been true. For example, many LGBT rights advocates assumed the landmark Obergefell marriage decision ...

Students tackle public health, climate change, LGBT rights on Alternative Spring Break

Students tackle public health, climate change, LGBT rights on Alternative Spring Break
- Diego Rivera, E'21, is volunteering at the William Way LGBT Community Center in Philadelphia, where he's helping to organize its 14,000-volume library. “It's really rewarding,” says Rivera, a second-year mechanical engineering major. “To help people is always a great experience.” Rivera is an ASB ...

More LGBT couples urged to adopt or foster children

More LGBT couples urged to adopt or foster children
- There are 140 children who are currently waiting for an adoptive family but only one in eight adoptions in Wales were with same-sex couples since being allowed in 2005. Adopting or fostering a child can be an incredibly rewarding experience. The responsibility for raising a child is considerable, but the ...

Mexico well ahead of US in LGBTQ rights

Mexico well ahead of US in LGBTQ rights
- Caroline Beer has spent her career researching comparative data between Latin American countries and the United States that often debunks false stereotypes. Her latest study showing Mexico as more progressive than the U.S. when it comes to LGBT rights, especially in the recognition of same-sex ...

A Gay Man Does Good and LGBT College Students Reap the Windfall

A Gay Man Does Good and LGBT College Students Reap the Windfall
- When Chat Leat attended the University of Kansas in 1975, he says, there was no LGBT community to speak of at all. While moving from a small town in Kansas to politically liberal Lawrence offered a broader worldview, there remained no safe place to explore the still-forbidden thoughts he had wrestled ...

Scott Wagner calls opponent 'lying Paul,' criticized over LGBT anti-discrimination bill

Scott Wagner calls opponent 'lying Paul,' criticized over LGBT anti-discrimination bill
- For the second debate in a row, state Sen. Scott Wagner was criticized over an LGBT anti-discrimination bill. And for the second debate in a row, Wagner called one of his opponents 'lying Paul.' The three Republican candidates for Pennsylvania governor debated in Philadelphia on Tuesday.

I understand and regret the hurt': RuPaul apologises for his controversial comments about ...

I understand and regret the hurt': RuPaul apologises for his controversial comments about ...
- The 57-year-old Drag Race star caused uproar within the LGBT community when he made controversial comment about trans people competing on the hit show, and following the huge backlash he made a drastic U-turn, telling his followers on Twitter that he regretted saying what he had. Taking to ...

Mexico pushes back against Trump tweets

Mexico pushes back against Trump tweets
- Two senior Mexican officials are pushing back at President Donald Trump's tweets about steel and aluminum import tariffs and drug smuggling. Mexican Economy Secretary Ildefonso Guajardo says on Twitter that Mexico should not be included in Trump's proposed tariffs. He calls them “the wrong way ...

Ryan urges Trump to back away from tariff plan

Ryan urges Trump to back away from tariff plan
- House Speaker Paul Ryan and other Republican allies of Trump are pleading with him to back away from his threatened international tariffs, which they ... Mexican Economy Secretary Ildefonso Guajardo says on Twitter that Mexico should not be included in Trump's proposed tariffs.

NYPD blasted for arresting Blacks and Latinos at higher rates for Marijuana stops

NYPD blasted for arresting Blacks and Latinos at higher rates for Marijuana stops
- According to the New York Daily News, there were about 17,500 marijuana possession arrests last year—a 40% drop since 2013, after Mayor Bill de Blasio ordered most people caught with pot in their possession to get a summons instead of getting arrested. “The racial disparities have not changed one ...

US genotyping survey finds rapid HIV infection rate in young and Latino gay men

US genotyping survey finds rapid HIV infection rate in young and Latino gay men
- What was more of a surprise was that Hispanic people were over-represented in the priority clusters and black people under-represented. Thirty-eight per cent of priority cluster members were Hispanic compared to 27% in non-priority clusters or not in clusters; in contrast 31% were black in priority ...

Tom Daley and Dustin Lance Black Announce Baby Boy on the Way

Tom Daley and Dustin Lance Black Announce Baby Boy on the Way
- At least for the first couple – I've said many times I'd like to look into adoption for the future, but that has its challenges as well, and is not an easy process for LGBT people in the world right now.” Black and Daley said they were skeptical of adopting because of the potential for the child to be withheld ...

A black Harry Potter? UK activists' diversity campaign goes viral

A black Harry Potter? UK activists' diversity campaign goes viral
- The campaign is not just about black representation, he adds. “We want a vast variety of roles, we want more complex roles. We want women of colour, we want Muslims of colour, we want LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transexual) people of colour. We want stories based around people where their ...

Woman Thought Her Afro-Latino Heritage Made Her Stand Out, Only to Be Disappointed By DNA ...

Woman Thought Her Afro-Latino Heritage Made Her Stand Out, Only to Be Disappointed By DNA ...
- A woman looking to uncover her ancestral roots says her DNA test results were enough to make her rethink her entire racial and genetic makeup. In a piece for ... Garcia explained that her father Joe, 71, and her uncle identify as African-Americans, as they were raised by a Black mother in rural Maryland.

Racism, real and imagined in 2018

Racism, real and imagined in 2018
- When I was in the GOP, there was a belief among many conservatives that racism ended shortly after the Civil Rights Act became law in 1964. The way theory goes, that kind of behavior is now against the law, and people ceased the reprehensible acts of redlining, making Blacks use separate ...

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