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jueves, 15 de marzo de 2018

Behind the scenes of the Mexican LGBT web series, 'Con Lugar'

Behind the scenes of the Mexican LGBT web series, 'Con Lugar'
- Con Lugar' is a first-of-its-kind production in Mexico. While there are instances of LGBT-identified characters in mainstream narratives, it is the first production that is entirely supported by LGBT-identified lead characters and situations. Season one debuted on YouTube last Spring and immediately it ...



How countries around the world are cashing in on LGBT tourism

How countries around the world are cashing in on LGBT tourism
- The World Tourism Organization estimated in a 2016 report that LGBT travellers account for five to 10% of global tourists. It describes them as a group “that travels with greater frequency and demonstrates higher-than-average patterns of spending”, making them and their so-called “pink dollars” welcome ...

Escaping the 'bubble': LGBT tourism eyes new horizons

Escaping the 'bubble': LGBT tourism eyes new horizons
LGBT tourism has exploded since it burst onto the scene more than four decades ago, when a US travel firm offered the first gay-only tour of the Grand Canyon in 1973. Ten years later, the US-based IGLTA was founded and today is among the most prominent exhibitors at the influential ITB trade fair ...

When age is just a number

When age is just a number
- The final list of nominees for this category cannot be more diverse — a college girl, an LGBT activist and a couple of youngsters trying to solve a diverse set of problems for the world. The nominees for Young Changemaker are: Garvita Gulhati (18): She began to see herself as a problem solver when she ...

Here For It Podcast Platform Just Celebrated One Year Anniversary And Has Already Achieved ...

Here For It Podcast Platform Just Celebrated One Year Anniversary And Has Already Achieved ...
- Here For It Podcast is proud to announce they are celebrating one year anniversary and has already achieved over 50,000 downloads. The mission of the platform is to educate the audience about LGBT mental and sexual health and entertain along the way. The show is hosted by sex specialist ...

South Bay Lawmaker Wants to Outlaw Gay Conversion 'Therapy'

South Bay Lawmaker Wants to Outlaw Gay Conversion 'Therapy'
- Low, who is openly gay and chairs the California Legislative LGBT Caucus, cited a report by the American Psychological Association that found the practice “'poses critical health risks' and contributes to anti-LGBT stigma.” “Study after study has shown that conversion therapy is ineffective, damaging, ...

Here's Mike Pompeo's 6 most anti-LGBT moments

Here's Mike Pompeo's 6 most anti-LGBT moments
- Trump has ousted now-former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and announced he will replace him with former CIA Director Mike Pompeo. Pompeo will be replaced by Gina Haspel, Pompeo's current deputy. The State Department was already not on the side of LGBTQ people, but with ...

Brands Making Big LGBTQ Mistakes

Brands Making Big LGBTQ Mistakes
- The LGBTQ market is paying attention to what brands do the other 11 months of the year, too,” says Zach Stafford, editor of INTO, Grindr's web magazine. He says that new research from INTO and Brand Innovators confirms the LGBTQ audience is fiercely loyal to brands seen as supportive, and that ...

Se Que Soy': Amara La Negra Embraces Her Afro-Latinidad

Se Que Soy': Amara La Negra Embraces Her Afro-Latinidad
- More importantly, she wants people to know what she's up against in the music industry. She explains that racism and colorism run rampant in the business, and not just from white Americans, but from other Latinos, too. Amara proves this point early on the show when she meets with a Puerto Rican ...

11 Countries With The Strictest Abortion Laws In The World

11 Countries With The Strictest Abortion Laws In The World
- the Supreme Court ruling that makes abortion legal up to the point of viability — it also adds the United States to the list of all the countries with the strictest abortion laws in the world, such as Poland, Iran, or most of Latin America, where women have to travel to get abortions, find unsafe ways to ...

The Most Bizarre Political Landscape in the World

The Most Bizarre Political Landscape in the World
- Being Canadian & Chilean, and having spent time in both countries for a respectable amount of time, it really is interesting seeing how my countries' political climates differ from the United States. Something I noticed recently, however, is how particularly unique the political landscape is in Latin America.

Even Latin America worries that White House chaos is a sign of US instability

Even Latin America worries that White House chaos is a sign of US instability
- Minutes after we learned that Trump had fired his Secretary of State Rex Tillerson this week, a recent Mexican ambassador to the United States tweeted, “Total chaos” in the White House is making it incredibly difficult for his country to do business with the United States. It's a complaint I hear ...

Panamá Opens the Door to the Legalization of Medicinal Cannabis with a Proposed Law

Panamá Opens the Door to the Legalization of Medicinal Cannabis with a Proposed Law
- Policy in Latin America governing medical cannabis use is evolving away from a blanket bar of any cannabis use. A few Central and South America countries allow use of cannabis and oils containing cannabidiol (aka “CBD”) for victims of epilepsy, appetite loss, nausea, chemotherapy-induced vomiting, ...

Caribbean, Latin America have second highest teen pregnancy rates

Caribbean, Latin America have second highest teen pregnancy rates
- In the report titled “Accelerating Progress Toward the Reduction of Adolescent Pregnancy in Latin America and the Caribbean,” it details that within the Caribbean — the Dominican Republic and Guyana are the two countries in the region with the highest numbers. But the cause of pregnancy in young ...

Perhaps tired of winning, the United States falls in World Happiness rankings

Perhaps tired of winning, the United States falls in World Happiness rankings
- If the United States and other countries want positive examples, they should look to Latin America, the report suggests. The region is beset by lower confidence in institutions, vast income disparities and some of the world's most violent cities due to the global drug trade. And yet... “High happiness in Latin ...

Pre-Columbian people spread fruit species across Latin America

Pre-Columbian people spread fruit species across Latin America
- Before about 12,000 years ago, animals like the giant sloth, elephant-like mammals called gomphotheres, and native horses did most of the work of seed dispersal in Latin America. When those animals died out around the end of the Pleistocene, many of the fruit species they'd helped spread found their ...

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