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miércoles, 4 de abril de 2018

The LGBT Heroes Fighting to Hold the First Ever Pride in Swaziland

The LGBT Heroes Fighting to Hold the First Ever Pride in Swaziland
- In the last week of June, LGBT activists in Swaziland hope to make history by holding the African country's first ever Pride march and festival. Advocacy group The Rock of Hope told The Daily Beast it is in the process of submitting an application to march and then hold a picnic or gathering in a park in the ...

Russia: One year after 'gay purge' in Chechnya, still no justice for victims

Russia: One year after 'gay purge' in Chechnya, still no justice for victims
- Igor Kochetkov, the founder and council member of the Russian LGBT Network, said: “Over the past year, the Russian LGBT Network and Novaya Gazeta have undertaken the work the state was supposed to do. We have ensured the safety of victims and collected and publicized their testimonies.

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
- In a move that could spawn copycat tactics across Africa and beyond, three Kenyan LGBT rights groups have petitioned a court in Nairobi to scrap those legal clauses and grant LGBT Kenyans the same rights to privacy, equality and dignity as other Kenyans. If the groups succeed, Kenya would be the ...

Asking Census-Takers If They're LGBT Reinforces Gay People As Separate And Unequal

Asking Census-Takers If They're LGBT Reinforces Gay People As Separate And Unequal
- Many people in the media, including multiple left-wing celebrities, reacted in outrage on March 29 that the 2020 Census would not include LGBT individuals. Sarah Silverman declared: “This is real handmade[s] tale shit. Unacceptable. I need to punch a pillow in the fucking face right now. Ok what do we ...

Malaysian university forum to 'convert' LGBT students draws criticism

Malaysian university forum to 'convert' LGBT students draws criticism
A Malaysian university has held a forum to "convert" lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) students, media reported on Wednesday (April 4), drawing condemnation from rights activists. Universiti Sains Malaysia's Muslim Students Association held the forum last ...

10 great LGBT films with happy endings you should watch this week

10 great LGBT films with happy endings you should watch this week
- It's why Love, Simon, a resolutely feel-good affair devoid of any major tragedy, makes such a refreshing change. In the week that Hollywood's first gay teen movie hits cinemas on this side of the Atlantic, here's a look at 10 other relatively carefree LGBT films which broke the mould by delivering a happy ...

University forum to 'convert' LGBT students draws criticism

University forum to 'convert' LGBT students draws criticism
- A Malaysian university's forum to “convert” lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) students, media reported on Wednesday, has drawn condemnation from rights activists. Universiti Sains Malaysia's Muslim Students Association held the forum last month, media reported.

LGBT Student Fights School Board To Have Picture In Yearbook

LGBT Student Fights School Board To Have Picture In Yearbook
- No, instead we are mentioning yet another LGBT student ot being allowed to show their face in the yearbook. There's no political statement under their photo, there's no anti-anyone paraphernalia in the shot. Nothing, except the student. Southwood High School Principal Jeff Roberts took it upon himself ...

How Martin Luther King's legacy continues to be relevant for social change

How Martin Luther King's legacy continues to be relevant for social change
- There were no LGBT organisations, not even any helplines, in Melbourne. So I took my inspiration from the black civil rights movement. I reasoned that just as black people were an oppressed minority, so were LGBT people and that we had a similar claim to human rights. If people in power ignored our ...

Kids from poorest neighborhoods left out of city's elite schools

Kids from poorest neighborhoods left out of city's elite schools
- Those districts, with high concentrations of poor black and Latino kids, are not preparing students for the specialized high schools,” she said. “It's actually criminal how the city is destroying the futures of those kids.” Eight of the city's largest and most prestigious high schools — including Stuyvesant, ...

King's last heroic campaign

King's last heroic campaign
- He called for a "true revolution of values" that would allow Americans to make common cause with the poor people of Latin America and the rest of the world. "We've got to begin to ask questions about the whole society," he said. "We are called upon to help the discouraged beggars in life's marketplace.

Trump's Twitter tirades just fuel the left's rise in Mexico

Trump's Twitter tirades just fuel the left's rise in Mexico
Seemingly oblivious to Mexican electoral risk, Trump is now hardening his stance on the NAFTA negotiations. He is doing so by explicitly threatening to pull out of NAFTA should Mexico not show greater commitment to stopping the flow of people and drugs across the border. The hardening of ...

Trump Talks About Sending The Military To Guard Mexican Border

Trump Talks About Sending The Military To Guard Mexican Border
- At a lunch with the leaders of the Baltic States, Trump talked about the "caravan" traveling from Honduras to California. The president said he plans to militarize the border until such time as he can build a wall. He also announced that he had spoken with the Mexican government, and they were ...

50 years after Kerner and King, racism still matters

50 years after Kerner and King, racism still matters
- Officially called the National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders, the Kerner Commission identified systemic racism and poverty as the causes of the major black rebellions in Newark and Detroit the previous summer. The report predicted that America “is moving toward two societies, one black, one ...

US civil rights leaders worried Trump could reverse progress made by Martin Luther King Jr

US civil rights leaders worried Trump could reverse progress made by Martin Luther King Jr
- King died from an assassin's bullet in Memphis on April 4 1968, ending his leadership of a non-violent campaign for equal rights for African-Americans. His death shook the US in a year that would also bring race riots, violent anti-war demonstrations, and the assassination of presidential candidate ...

New Documents Reveal How the FBI Deployed a Televangelist to Discredit Martin Luther King

New Documents Reveal How the FBI Deployed a Televangelist to Discredit Martin Luther King
- This belief set both men on a collision course with King and his religious calls for the restructuring of America's racial and economic status quo. .... He then told an Afro-American columnist that a boycott “would bring about dissatisfaction among both white and colored people and would hurt the colored ...

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