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miércoles, 25 de abril de 2018

Britain apologized for its colonial-era anti-gay laws but it won't help African LGBT communities

Britain apologized for its colonial-era anti-gay laws but it won't help African LGBT communities
- When British prime minister Theresa May, who'd been pushed hard by activists in her country, apologized to the citizens of Commonwealth nations last week for inflicting dreaded anti-gay laws upon them it was momentous. Historic even. “I am all too aware that these laws were often put in place by my ...

Asian LGBT Community: We've Been Here Before With the Muslim Ban

Asian LGBT Community: We've Been Here Before With the Muslim Ban
- The lower court cited our brief and the impact the ban had on LGBT people as a reason to strike it down. Now it is time for the Supreme Court to exercise the same wisdom. Trump's anti-Muslim travel ban has a direct impact on the lives of LGBT people and tears families apart. Egregiously, the defense ...

If California's LGBT Therapy Ban Had Been Law 30 Years Ago, I Might Have Killed Myself

If California's LGBT Therapy Ban Had Been Law 30 Years Ago, I Might Have Killed Myself
- While living in California more than 30 years ago, I had access to sound, effective, time-tested psychotherapy. Because of it, I walked away from the transgender life I had lived as Laura Jensen for eight years in San Francisco. Yet if I had been prevented from having access to such people and materials, ...

Rev. Graham to Trump: Please help army chaplain being persecuted by LGBT enforcers

Rev. Graham to Trump: Please help army chaplain being persecuted by LGBT enforcers
- Evangelical Christian Rev. Franklin Graham called upon Trump “to do something about” an Army chaplain, who is a Baptist, and who faces “serious punishment” because he refused to allow a lesbian couple to participate in one of his marriage retreats. “... I hope you will be ...

Anti-LGBT lobbyists want schools to ban gay couples from going to prom

Anti-LGBT lobbyists want schools to ban gay couples from going to prom
- Influential anti-LGBT activists are trying to get schools to ban students from taking “same-sex dates” to Prom. The “mean-spirited” move comes from Family Research Council head Tony Perkins, who has come under scrutiny in the past years over his alleged influence in the Trump administration. .

Ohio CPA Society Supports Effort for LGBT Nondiscrimination Policies

Ohio CPA Society Supports Effort for LGBT Nondiscrimination Policies
- The Ohio Society of CPAs has joined Ohio Business Competes, a coalition of businesses and organizations aimed at achieving LGBTQ-inclusive nondiscrimination policies. The state CPA society, which represents 27,000 members, has officially backed House Bill 160, which would ...

I Love Tom Daley - But When It Comes To The Commonwealth He's Wrong

I Love Tom Daley - But When It Comes To The Commonwealth He's Wrong
- After he won gold at the Commonwealth games, Tom Daley made a plea for Commonwealth countries to legalise homosexuality. I'm sure this warmed many hearts, because it's nice to think our icons care about and want to change the lives of LGBT people not just in this country but across the world.

Make sense of...LGBT prides and rights

Make sense of...LGBT prides and rights
- Like many capitals, Paris has a large LGBT pride event attracting thousands of participants and spectators – not so surprising, you may think; it is a cosmopolitan city with a long history of tolerance. What you may not know is that dozens of provincial towns have parades too, such as Angers and Grenoble ...

Top US medical schools failing to reflect minorities, social justice group says

Top US medical schools failing to reflect minorities, social justice group says
- Under the WC4BL criteria, schools receive an A if their student and faculty URM representation was proportionate to the US: at least 13% Black, 1% Native American and 17% Latinx – a gender-neutral term for people of Latin American descent. If a school met the minimum percentage for one of these ...

What is straightwashing? When Hollywood erases gay characters from films

What is straightwashing? When Hollywood erases gay characters from films
- From Orange is the New Black to Queer Eye, the representation of LGBT+ people and their issues in popular culture is improving fast. One of Netflix's first original series, OITNB paved the way for better visibility for transgender women of colour and ethnic minorities, while challenging heteronormativity on ...

Meet 10 People Who Will (One Day) Rebuild Venezuela

Meet 10 People Who Will (One Day) Rebuild Venezuela
- Twenty years of chavismo have destroyed the economy and what was once one of Latin America's most vibrant democracies. The healthcare, education and judicial systems are also in tatters. Venezuela will need a diverse set of people with leadership skills and — just as important — a realistic view of ...

Economic crisis crippling progress at Venezuelan universities

Economic crisis crippling progress at Venezuelan universities
- University lecturers in Venezuela are being encouraged to seek secondary sources of income as leaders warn the nation's ongoing economic crisis is destabilising the higher education system. Venezuela has traditionally scored very highly within Latin American university rankings, but a deepening ...

Peruvian President Says Rise in Poverty Is Unacceptable

Peruvian President Says Rise in Poverty Is Unacceptable
- Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra said on Tuesday that it was “unacceptable” that poverty had risen 1 percent last year while he was ... Vizcarra, who became president in March after Kuczynski resigned in the midst of a political crisis, said that poverty in Peru had decreased since the start of the ...

Health of Seattle report reveals poverty, health disparities

Health of Seattle report reveals poverty, health disparities
- While the majority of parents reported their children to be in excellent or very good health, Asian and Latino children were less likely to be reported to have excellent or very good health, with only 78 percent. More than a quarter of Seattle students were reported using alcohol, marijuana, painkillers, ...

Robert Colescott's Frank Snapshots of Racism and Misogyny in the US

Robert Colescott's Frank Snapshots of Racism and Misogyny in the US
- Whether the art serves to critique or reinforce them depends on how much one can stomach racial caricatures and sexualized women for satirical effect. “Peeping Tom,” for example, contains a black man peeking through a window to catch a glimpse of a young blonde woman dressed in a negligee.

Three African American racial justice leaders respond to Starbucks effort to end bias in its company

Three African American racial justice leaders respond to Starbucks effort to end bias in its company
- We were encouraged by the clear and unequivocal statements by Starbucks' leadership, expressing their desire and intention to deal directly with the issue of racism. This is a rare phenomenon in corporate America. We have pushed and will continue to work to ensure that this highly visible moment ...