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martes, 17 de abril de 2018

It's Still (Just About) OK to Be Gay in China

It's Still (Just About) OK to Be Gay in China
- The Chinese social media service Weibo rapidly reversed its position Monday after issuing a ban on gay content as part of a “cleanup” campaign Friday. A massive outpouring of online protest by LGBT users and their allies prompted a public disavowal of the campaign, which had lumped homosexuality ...

Homosexuality Is Illegal In Morocco; Will That Keep FIFA From Holding A World Cup There?

Homosexuality Is Illegal In Morocco; Will That Keep FIFA From Holding A World Cup There?
- The Associated Press recently reviewed the 483-page document Morocco submitted to FIFA for its 2026 World Cup bid. Homosexuality is a crime in Morocco, punishable by six months to three years in prison. But, as the AP put it: “Morocco failed to declare its anti-LGBT law as a risk factor and provide a ...

Theresa May says she deeply regrets Britain's legacy of anti-gay laws

Theresa May says she deeply regrets Britain's legacy of anti-gay laws
- he added: “This statement of regret cannot be easily dismissed and disparaged by Commonwealth heads of government. The prime minister's regret for Britain's imposition of anti-gay laws valuably reframes the LGBT issue in a way that it is likely to provoke less hostility in Commonwealth countries.”.

Pro-gay activist 'reinterpreted' anti-homosexuality Bible verses in LGBT-'affirming' Harvard speech

Pro-gay activist 'reinterpreted' anti-homosexuality Bible verses in LGBT-'affirming' Harvard speech
- Pro-gay activist 'reinterpreted' anti-homosexuality Bible verses in LGBT-'affirming' Harvard speech ... “Queer rights activist” and “biblical scholar” Matthew Vines “reinterpreted” Scripture verses that typically condemn homosexuality in an LGBT-“affirming” reading of the Bible at Harvard University, the ...

LGBT campaigners hope British PM's apology over anti-gay laws will fuel change

LGBT campaigners hope British PM's apology over anti-gay laws will fuel change
LGBT campaigners were hopeful on Tuesday that a call by British Prime Minister Theresa May for Commonwealth countries to reform outdated anti-gay legislation would help to stop widespread persecution and discrimination. Speaking as leaders of ...

How Harry Styles' European tour was transformed into a LGBT-positive safe space

How Harry Styles' European tour was transformed into a LGBT-positive safe space
- After 21 dates, 20 cities, 19 suits, 14 countries and one kilt, Harry Styles's European tour came to a close last night in Dublin. Some of his most dedicated fans attended a handful of dates in a row, organising their own queuing systems, and arranging tributes to the Manchester terror attacks. “Feel free to ...

Watershed moment as Weibo stops blocking gay content in China

Watershed moment as Weibo stops blocking gay content in China
- In a statement posted on Monday afternoon, the company said it would stop targeting gay content. “Thank you for your discussion and suggestions,” the statement said. Ms Liu was an LGBT activist in China for a decade before moving to Australia to study for a PhD in digital technology and sexuality.

We need more LGBT representation

We need more LGBT representation
- In today's world of television and film, the LGBT community doesn't get much representation at all. When it does, it's usually tainted with stereotypes and negativity. Personally, I feel that it is important and necessary to have positive LGBT representation in films and TV. I feel so strongly because having ...

Hails tax law and low Latino jobless rate

Hails tax law and low Latino jobless rate
People familiar with the probe told The Associated Press that agents were seeking bank records, records on Cohen's dealing in the taxi industry, Cohen's communications with the T campaign and information on payments made in 2016 to two women who say they had affairs with ...

Public university hosts conference for gay black people; all others barred from attending

Public university hosts conference for gay black people; all others barred from attending
- University of California Riverside's LGBT Resource Center is set to host its fifth annual BlaqOUT conference later this month on the school's campus. The conference is open only to those who are black and gay, according to the event's Facebook page. “We cordially invite all folks who self identify as ...

NC public school workers have little to fear and everything to gain

NC public school workers have little to fear and everything to gain
- A government that would cut education funding while roughly a fourth of the state's children live below the poverty level is automatically suspect. Worse still, N.C. child poverty disproportionately affects students of color, with more than 35 percent of black and Latino children living in poverty. Over and ...

UK joins International Solar Alliance to give world's poorest people access to cheap, clean ...

UK joins International Solar Alliance to give world's poorest people access to cheap, clean ...
- At an event held at the London Stock Exchange as part of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meetings (CHOGM), the UK cemented its membership to the ISA, which is aiming to raise $1 trillion of private and public finance to provide affordable and sustainable energy for all by 2030.

The Trumpification of the Latin American Right

The Trumpification of the Latin American Right
- Finally, despite the significant progress that the left made in combating poverty within the last decade, rampant inequality continues to define contemporary Latin America. Inequality makes electoral politics in the region structurally difficult for right-wing parties. This explains why Temer and Macri have ...

Starbucks just the latest US retailer accused of racial profiling

Starbucks just the latest US retailer accused of racial profiling
- The store is different, but the complaints have a familiar ring: black shoppers recount instances where managers call security - or the police - in situations white shoppers say they rarely face. On Sunday, demonstrators gathered outside a Starbucks in Philadelphia to protest the store management's ...

Sitting While Black' latest side of coined indignities

Sitting While Black' latest side of coined indignities
- When African-American drivers are racially profiled it is commonly called “Driving While Black.” The phrase implies that a motorist might be pulled over by a police officer, questioned and searched simply because of racial bias against African Americans. “Walking While Black” refers to the ...

What We Get Wrong About Closing the Racial Wealth Gap

What We Get Wrong About Closing the Racial Wealth Gap
- For decades we have been told that hard work and greater effort on the part of black Americans, not systemic reform, is the key to closing the racial wealth gap. Earlier this month a poll from The Economist/YouGov found that 40% of whites think that blacks could be just as well off as whites if they only ...

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