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martes, 3 de abril de 2018

Walking 72 miles to raise awareness of LGBT discrimination in 72 Countries

Walking 72 miles to raise awareness of LGBT discrimination in 72 Countries
- Shockingly, out of 52 states, being LGBT remains a criminal offence in 36 of them. “I couldn't imagine being told that I am not allowed to be me or that I couldn't be with the person I loved just because I am Gay. “We are writing to Theresa May and HM The Queen, to urge them to raise equality issues and ...

Gay Kenyans sense they may be on the brink of a historic legal triumph

Gay Kenyans sense they may be on the brink of a historic legal triumph
- Faced with police shakedowns and abuse, rejection from religious conservatives and rampant discrimination, Kenyan LGBT rights activists are challenging provisions of this former British colony's Victorian-era penal code that implicitly outlaw gay sex. In a move that could spawn copycat ...

Beyond the closet: Why harnessing the power of LGBT+ entrepreneurs is important for our economy

Beyond the closet: Why harnessing the power of LGBT+ entrepreneurs is important for our economy
- However, what we don't know much about is the experiences and benefits of entrepreneurship for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT+) people. Recently a report by StartOut, an LGBT+ entrepreneurs network in the US, revealed that although LGBT+ entrepreneurs are more likely to choose to ...

Grindr refuses to apologise for sending users' HIV statuses to third parties

Grindr refuses to apologise for sending users' HIV statuses to third parties
LGBT campaigners have voiced fury after the news came to light in a BuzzFeed report, but the app – recently acquired by a Chinese conglomerate – has refused to apologise. The app's chief security officer Bryce Case told BuzzFeed that while he would “not admit fault”, the company would stop sharing ...

Gay Chechen Reveals Forced Exorcism As Rights Groups Call For Trump Condemnation of Russia

Gay Chechen Reveals Forced Exorcism As Rights Groups Call For Trump Condemnation of Russia
- Two people who escaped LGBT persecution in Chechnya have spoken of the threats to their lives they faced because of their sexual orientation. It comes as the LGBT advocacy group Human Rights Campaign (HRC) called on president Donald Trump to speak up against the crimes committed against ...

Disney Channel Star Alyson Stoner Comes Out Bisexual

Disney Channel Star Alyson Stoner Comes Out Bisexual
- In an op-ed published Saturday in Teen Vogue, Disney Channel star Alyson Stoner talked about her sexuality. The 24-year-old Stoner is best known for playing Max on Disney's The Suite Life of Zack and Cody and Sarah Baker in the family comedy film Cheaper by the Dozen. In her essay titled “How I ...

Gay and Single? Bisexual? Transgender? The 2020 Census Still Erases You

Gay and Single? Bisexual? Transgender? The 2020 Census Still Erases You
- But when it comes to LGBT inclusion on the Census and other federal surveys, that move appears to be the very least the governmental agency can do. Although gaining a more accurate estimate of the number of same-sex couples will be an important milestone for both research and policymaking, the ...

Malaysian university holds contest to convert gay students

Malaysian university holds contest to convert gay students
- In the library of the university's mosque, Abdul Hadi Radzi, a second year English major at USM and one of the "Back to Fitrah" organizers, explained his goal for the event as “menyantuni LGBT,” which translates to “reach out to LGBT." “We are trying to educate people,” he told NBC News. “This is our ...

Pride Toronto calls for police to withdraw parade application

Pride Toronto calls for police to withdraw parade application
- Organisers of Canada's largest Pride event have asked police to withdraw an application to march in the June parade after perceived failures by Toronto police to investigate crimes against the LGBT community. The move comes after police charged Bruce McArthur with six counts of first-degree murder ...

University event aims to combat 'Christian Privilege'

University event aims to combat 'Christian Privilege'
- It will be hosted by Timothy Kane, the interim associate director for inclusion initiatives at George Washington University, according to his biography page. As interim associate director, Kane works to expand the diversity and inclusion efforts at GWU, specifically the LGBT community. He did not respond ...

It's not safe for LGBT people of color, and Phoenix Pride doesn't care

It's not safe for LGBT people of color, and Phoenix Pride doesn't care
- We are a coalition of trans- and queer-led organizations building justice for black and brown communities in Phoenix. We continue Marsha, Sylvia and Miss Major's legacy by inviting you to LGBTQ+ Justice Week, a new tradition that celebrates all our identities in the struggle toward a world where all ...

Trump is extremely mad about immigration, and also extremely confused

Trump is extremely mad about immigration, and also extremely confused
- On Sunday and Monday mornings, Trump posted rants about an immigration “caravan” that spiraled into attacks on Democrats and Mexico. Like many things the president tweets, they're somewhat cryptic unless you've been following the news (preferably Fox News) as obsessively as ...

Trump calls for 'nuclear option' to stop flow of illegal immigrants

Trump calls for 'nuclear option' to stop flow of illegal immigrants
Trump began tweeting over the weekend on immigration from Florida, threatening to pull out of a free trade agreement with Mexico unless it does more to stop people from crossing into the U.S. He claimed they're coming to take advantage of protections granted certain immigrants. He said Mexico must ...

China's tariff moves presses US to finalize NAFTA deal

China's tariff moves presses US to finalize NAFTA deal
- The Trump administration is pressing Canada and Mexico for a swift deal on NAFTA in a bid to make trade peace with U.S. allies so it can focus on the rapidly escalating trade war with China. U.S. President Donald Trump himself, however, is threatening to terminate the North American free-trade ...

Trump declares DACA 'dead,' urges Congress to act on border

Trump declares DACA 'dead,' urges Congress to act on border
Trump on Monday also reiterated his call for Mexico to stop people from entering the United States, after saying on Sunday he would terminate a major trade accord with Mexico if it does not do more to secure its border with the United States. The United States is currently renegotiating the North ...

The Immigrant Caravan Halted in Mexico Before President Trump Even Started Tweeting About It

The Immigrant Caravan Halted in Mexico Before President Trump Even Started Tweeting About It
- The caravan of Central American migrants that angered Trump was sidelined at a sports field in southern Mexico with no means of reaching the border even as Trump tweeted another threat to Mexico Tuesday. “The big Caravan of People from ...

Trump Wants Military to Secure Border With Mexico

Trump Wants Military to Secure Border With Mexico
Trump has been deeply frustrated about the lack of progress building what was the signature promise of his campaign: a "big, beautiful wall" along the Mexican border. He's previously suggested using the Pentagon's budget to pay for building the wall, arguing it is a national security priority, despite strict ...

Three films reveal King's ties with media

Three films reveal King's ties with media
- The Rev Martin Luther King Jr, more than most civil rights leaders, understood the singular role that television played in documenting the brutality of racial violence on African-Americans and eliciting sympathy from white viewers. As three new television documentaries marking the 50th ...

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