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miércoles, 18 de abril de 2018

Beyond I Do" Campaign Launches to Raise Awareness about the Prevalence of Discrimination ...

Beyond I Do" Campaign Launches to Raise Awareness about the Prevalence of Discrimination ...
- A campaign launching today aims to raise awareness about the prevalence of discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people in the United States, despite the widespread misconception they have basic protections. Experience ...

Indo-Canadian LGBT support group to celebrate 10th anniversary

Indo-Canadian LGBT support group to celebrate 10th anniversary
- When it was first formed Sher Vancouver had to shy away from positioning itself as focusing on the Sikh community due to fears of a backlash from the orthodox, but its 10th anniversary will come a week after members of the pioneering Indo-Canadian LGBT support group participated in the annual ...

Doctor Refuses To Treat Newborn In New LGBT Campaign

Doctor Refuses To Treat Newborn In New LGBT Campaign
- The Ad Council, the Gill Foundation, and agencies CP+B and Redscout are partnering to raise awareness about the prevalence of discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people in the U.S.. The "Beyond I Do" creative showcases real Americans who have faced .

Tom Daley Denounces Anti-LGBT Laws In Commonwealth Countries After Winning Gold

Tom Daley Denounces Anti-LGBT Laws In Commonwealth Countries After Winning Gold
- British diver Tom Daley has called on all Commonwealth countries to decriminalise homosexuality after winning gold at the Commonwealth Games in Australia. Tom and his diving partner Dan Goodfellow won the synchronised 10m Platform competition at the Gold Coast tournament, and in the wake of ...

Laws limiting LGBT rights stall in US legislatures

Laws limiting LGBT rights stall in US legislatures
- Protestors head into the Legislative building in Raleigh, N.C., on April 25, 2016, for a sit-in against a bill limiting public bathroom access for transgender people. In the midst of the 2018 legislative sessions, laws LGBT rights activists were tracking as threats to LGBT civil rights have almost all stalled.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle speak out in support of LGBT rights

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle speak out in support of LGBT rights
- Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have spoken out in support of LGBT issues, with the American star saying it was about “basic human rights”. The couple attended a Commonwealth Youth Forum reception in London as part of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting week. Chatting to young ...

Anti-LGBT statements prompt senators to oppose Pompeo nomination

Anti-LGBT statements prompt senators to oppose Pompeo nomination
- Two members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee have cited Mike Pompeo's anti-LGBT statements as among the reasons they oppose his nomination to become the next secretary of state. “Mr. Pompeo has made repeated, damning statements about members of the Islamic faith and the LGBT ...

Taiwanese LGBT groups upset with passage of anti-gay referendum proposals

Taiwanese LGBT groups upset with passage of anti-gay referendum proposals
- Other LGBT organizations in Taiwan are also upset with the CEC's decision. Equallove called on President Tsai Ing-wen to fulfill her promise to support marriage equality while running for office, saying that Taiwan has come so far to embrace diversity, including a landmark ruling by the constitutional ...

Even in age of polarization, we're on the same side

Even in age of polarization, we're on the same side
- When those groups feel threatened, “they close ranks and become more insular, more defensive, more punitive, more us-versus-them.” Fueled by extreme economic and educational inequality, “America,” she observes, “is beginning to display disruptive political dynamics much more typical of ...

How does sexual assault impact minorities?

How does sexual assault impact minorities?
- Racial minorities are also disproportionately impacted by acts of sexual violence. One study, conducted in 2011 and published in the Journal of Women's Health, indicated that non-Hispanic black, Native American and Hispanic women women reported greater rates of intimate partner violence (43.7, ...

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
- 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 Black/AfricanAmerican or of African Descent and as Same Gender Loving, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning or somewhere on ...

Lawmakers discuss Latino education gap

Lawmakers discuss Latino education gap
- The reality is that the high school credential was your ticket to the middle class 20 years ago; it's your ticket to poverty today,” said Madeline Pumariaega, the chancellor of the Florida College System. That often forces underprivileged students with high academic aspirations to choose between taking on ...

Poverty, education among top issues for Michigan children

Poverty, education among top issues for Michigan children
- While the rate of child poverty in Michigan has improved by 11.5 percent since 2010, more than one in five kids in Michigan— including 42 percent of African-American kids and 30 percent of Latino kids— still lived in poverty in 2016. Additionally, 31 percent of children in Michigan lived in families without ...

African-American students would get extra aid under California's K-12 funding formula in proposal ...

African-American students would get extra aid under California's K-12 funding formula in proposal ...
- California districts with African-American students, currently the lowest-performing ethnic or racial student group, would receive additional funding under a bill that passed its first legislative hurdle last week with the support of organizations representing both school districts and charter schools.

Starbucks' 911 call that led to Philadelphia arrests of two black men

Starbucks' 911 call that led to Philadelphia arrests of two black men
- Philadelphia police have released recordings of the 911 call and radio voice-communications exchanges that led to the arrest of two African-American men at a Starbucks, resulting in calls for a boycott of the coffee chain. In the 4:37 p.m. ET 911 call from last Thursday, a Starbucks employee, believed to ...

Starbucks will close 8000 US stores for racial-bias training

Starbucks will close 8000 US stores for racial-bias training
- Caption + Protesters gather outside of a Starbucks in Philadelphia, Sunday, April 15, 2018, where two black men were arrested Thursday after employees called police to say the men were trespassing. The arrest prompted accusations of racism on social media. Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson posted a ...

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