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jueves, 12 de abril de 2018

Stats NZ opens up consultation on measuring sexual orientation

Stats NZ opens up consultation on measuring sexual orientation
- Stats NZ has recently faced criticism for not collecting data on LGBT people after the census failed to ask about gender or sexual orientation. It was slammed by members of the community, including social activist Aych McArdle. "If you don't count someone, you're almost saying they don't count," they told .

Trump's Justice Department is removing LGBT questions from a survey on violence

Trump's Justice Department is removing LGBT questions from a survey on violence
- Asking NCVS respondents to voluntarily and confidentially disclose their sexual orientation and gender identity provides crucial data on criminal victimization of LGBT people, who are subject to high rates of hate crimes and other violence,” he added. “We know that LGBT youth are more likely to be ...



Hollywood's Ageism and Homophobia Almost Killed Silver Foxes

Hollywood's Ageism and Homophobia Almost Killed Silver Foxes
- Silver Foxes, which has been described as a "gay male Golden Girls," will certainly be funny. But it will also also use humor as a tool to address many issues that affect the LGBT community and seniors. The identities of the characters open the door to many possibilities. One is a veteran who was kicked ...

Dallas urges gay tourists not to boycott

Dallas urges gay tourists not to boycott
- Kevin Dallas also defended Bermuda's track record on human rights and pointed out that the island was well ahead of other island jurisdictions in rights for LGBT people. Mr Dallas said: “As a gay Bermudian, I feel pretty lucky to have been born here.” He added: “I would not have moved back to Bermuda ...

Iowa Senate rejects medical confirmation over LGBT comments

Iowa Senate rejects medical confirmation over LGBT comments
The Iowa Senate has declined to confirm a doctor to the Iowa Board of Medicine because of an online comment she made about the LGBT community. The Des Moines Register reports that Republican Gov. Kim Reynolds' appointment of Katherine Asjes failed Wednesday.

Prominent LGBT activists back Bonds in DC Council race

Prominent LGBT activists back Bonds in DC Council race
Bonds, a longtime supporter of LGBT rights, is facing three challengers for the Democratic Party nomination for one of the two at-large seats in the city's June 19 Democratic primary. Lesbian businesswoman Dionne Reeder is expected to be on the ballot in the general election in November when, under ...

To attract millennials state needs to protect LGBT rights

To attract millennials state needs to protect LGBT rights
- The recent attempt to pass AB 748 and SB 634 to, among other things, “establish clear, consistent and uniform employment regulations in our state by preempting local governments from enacting their own employment regulations” was seen as a direct assault on the LGBT community (because it was) ..

Law Firms Join Goldman in Fight for Hong Kong Gay Spouse Visas

Law Firms Join Goldman in Fight for Hong Kong Gay Spouse Visas
- More than a dozen large banks and law firms from the U.S., Europe and Asia are joining forces on behalf of a British lesbian in a landmark case for LGBT rights in Hong Kong. Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Credit Suisse Group AG and Nomura Holdings Inc. are among 15 financial institutions that have filed ...

Cynthia Nixon says marijuana is 'effectively legal' for white people but lands people of color in jail ...

Cynthia Nixon says marijuana is 'effectively legal' for white people but lands people of color in jail ...
- Nixon cited research released earlier this year which found that 80 percent of the people arrested in New York City for marijuana-related offenses were black or latino despite the fact that white people used the drug recreationally at roughly the same rate. The NYPD was widely criticized for the statistics.

Afro-Latinos, yearning for visibility, celebrate summit in Miami

Afro-Latinos, yearning for visibility, celebrate summit in Miami
- According to a report published by the United Nations, there are about 150 million people of African descent in Latin America. This population is generally the most marginalized racial group. Both indigenous and Afro-descendant communities live in the poorest areas and have less access to quality ...

Actress, Producer Fights Hollywood's Latino Cliches

Actress, Producer Fights Hollywood's Latino Cliches
- De Leon, who returned to her hometown for the screening of her latest film “Murder in the Woods” during the 34th Chicago Latino Film Festival, said in an interview with EFE that fighting the industry's recurring cliches is not an easy task, adding that she has been asked to portray stereotyped characters ...

The one group that opposes Trump's border wall more than Latinos

The one group that opposes Trump's border wall more than Latinos
- It's a known fact that there are over 4 million unemployed Americans in the same age group as those that are DACA recipients; that over 950,000 of those are African Americans in the same age group; over 870,000 unemployed Hispanics in the same age group. Those are large groups of people that ...

LGBT Detroit spring fundraiser revisits the Famous Door

LGBT Detroit spring fundraiser revisits the Famous Door
- We honor that space,” said LGBT Detroit Executive Director Curtis Lipscomb. “The Famous Door was a place where African-American gays and lesbians were the primary clientele. It was open at a time when a lot of gay bars were not open to African-American participants. So we just honor it this way.”

Alleged Anti-Gay Attack Caught On Tape After Miami's Pride Parade

Alleged Anti-Gay Attack Caught On Tape After Miami's Pride Parade
- On a day meant to promote unity and understanding, two men who were holding hands in Miami Beach following the city's Gay Pride Parade were attacked and beaten. Security cameras ... One of the men was said to shout maricon, a Spanish slur aimed at gay men, before attacking the couple. He and ..

Here's How Much Less Women and Black Doctors Make Than Their White Male Colleagues

Here's How Much Less Women and Black Doctors Make Than Their White Male Colleagues
- Medscape's 8th annual Physician Compensation Report collected responses about salary from more than 20,000 American doctors across dozens of medical specialties. The group found that women and racial minorities—particularly African Americans—were consistently paid less than white men.

African American Leaders Call For Racism To Be Treated As Mental Health Disorder

African American Leaders Call For Racism To Be Treated As Mental Health Disorder
African American leaders in Anne Arundel County are calling on the school system to treat racism as a mental health disorder and institute a zero tolerance policy toward such acts. The Annapolis Capital reports that the resolution was signed by the Caucus of African American leaders and the Anne ...

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