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jueves, 28 de diciembre de 2017

Nonprofits say gift card donations make big impact for homeless youth

Nonprofits say gift card donations make big impact for homeless youth
- Yellow Brick Road is a new non-profit LGBT organization in Rock County. "40 percent of LGBT youth are homeless and, just reading those statistics, it's something we need to address," said Schuh. Yellow Brick Road is collecting gift cards to give out to youth who need help. DeGarmo said it is an act of ...

Japan's first 'official' same-sex couple splits as actress Koyuki Higashi and entrepreneur Hiroko ...

Japan's first 'official' same-sex couple splits as actress Koyuki Higashi and entrepreneur Hiroko ...
- Actress and LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) activist Koyuki Higashi and entrepreneur Hiroko Masuhara released a statement earlier this week saying they have returned their partnership certificate to Tokyo's Shibuya Ward on Monday, ending their six-and-a-half year relationship.

15 Most Important LGBT TV Moments of 2017

15 Most Important LGBT TV Moments of 2017
- Trump and his administration worked to roll back rights and protections for LGBT people in 2017, artists and creators broke barriers with new representation for queer people. Freeform's freshmen series introduced a relationship between a biracial bisexual woman and a lesbian Muslim, the ...

Government delays transgender rights review amid right-wing press backlash

Government delays transgender rights review amid right-wing press backlash
LGBT advocates had called for the law to be streamlined to reduce the hurdles that transgender people have to jump through to get a Gender Recognition Certificate, adopting a simpler 'self-declaration' system that operates in Ireland and other countries across Europe. However, the review – which was ...

Church of England bishop hits out at Trump-backing evangelicals as he calls for LGBT-inclusive ...

Church of England bishop hits out at Trump-backing evangelicals as he calls for LGBT-inclusive ...
- A Church of England bishop has lashed out at evangelicals who support the Trump administration, as he launches a new charity that will campaign for LGBT inclusivity. The Bishop of Liverpool, the Rt Revd Paul Bayes, made the comments as he was named Chair of the Ozanne Foundation, a new ...

Sexuality- and Gender-Based Crackdowns Under Egyptian Law

Sexuality- and Gender-Based Crackdowns Under Egyptian Law
- Homosexuality is not technically illegal in Egypt. But Egyptian authorities are cracking down on the LGBT community, its supporters, and advocates for social liberalization more broadly. In September, the Lebanese band Mashrou' Leila played a concert to an audience of 30,000 in Cairo, led by ..

Charred Body Of Gay Man Found In Sao Paulo, Brazil

Charred Body Of Gay Man Found In Sao Paulo, Brazil
- We need witnesses who can tell us what happened in order to confirm the motivations.” Brazil passed marriage equality in 2013, and Sao Paulo is home to the world's largest Pride celebration. But more than 40% of all anti-LGBT violence in the world occurs there: On average, at least one person has ...

Dramatic wins and crushing setbacks dominated 2017

Dramatic wins and crushing setbacks dominated 2017
- Little did LGBT advocates know that in Chechnya, alleged queer people, mostly men, were being rounded up and detained and tortured by authorities starting in December 2016. It was the beginning of a global anti-LGBT backlash following eight years of global progress for LGBT rights. After the ...

The Great Trade War That Didn't Happen in 2017

The Great Trade War That Didn't Happen in 2017
- It's foreseeable that negotiations won't get any momentum until Trump announces his intention to withdraw from the decades-old deal. Whoa! Hold on. Aren't the parties renegotiating, not quitting? Didn't the U.S., Canada and Mexico dodge a bullet when farm-state Republicans explained to Trump the ...

Trump, the US and a world upended

Trump, the US and a world upended
- Elections in Mexico, Russia, Brazil and South Korea, among others, may also shift the balance of power in the global economy. In the United States the deep divisions that have riven the country during the first year of the Trump presidency promise to continue. All the while the Mueller investigation into ...

Bishop of Liverpool criticises Christian Trump supporters

Bishop of Liverpool criticises Christian Trump supporters
- And last year, the Pope questioned Trump's Christianity over his call to build a border wall with Mexico. Pope Francis said "a person who thinks only about building walls... and not of building bridges, is not Christian". In response, Trump, who has since met the Pope, said: "For a religious leader to ...

Trump tests eight 30ft high walls for border with Mexico

Trump tests eight 30ft high walls for border with Mexico
The wall was one of Trump's dominant campaign promises but few believe building it along 2,000 miles of border is realistic or feasible. However, the CBP, which would have responsibility for the wall, says its existence sends a psychological message. “The attention that these prototypes have .

Trump supporter's faith seems to be unshaken

Trump supporter's faith seems to be unshaken
- Lewis, a registered Democrat, trusts Trump because he trusts his values. And because of that, he trusts Trump's other promises – so strongly he can't think of anything that would shake that faith in him. If the factories and mines don't come back, he'll blame the opposition. If there isn't a wall on the Mexico ...

Trying to take Trump seriously

Trying to take Trump seriously
Trump's rejection of the Trans Pacific Partnership and renegotiation of NAFTA, in Cowen's view, will make lesser-developed Asian nations and Mexico less attractive alternatives to the U.S. for investors. Trump critics are right to say that this upends—the regnant cliché—the thrust of American policy since ...

Trump to roll back Deepwater Horizon offshore drilling regulations

Trump to roll back Deepwater Horizon offshore drilling regulations
- The upshot is a weaker regulatory regime over offshore oil and gas drilling and it comes at a time that Trump's Interior Department is also moving to expand drilling not just in the Gulf of Mexico, but eventually in the Atlantic and Arctic Oceans. The current head of BSEE said earlier this year that the ...

Guatemala and Honduras sided with Trump on Jerusalem. Here's why.

Guatemala and Honduras sided with Trump on Jerusalem. Here's why.
- Amid the roar of condemnation over the Trump administration's stance on Jerusalem, there were bleats of support from far-flung corners of the world. In the vote at the United Nations last week on whether to condemn the decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital, Micronesia ...