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lunes, 23 de abril de 2018

Indonesia's plans to criminalise homosexuality put on hold

Indonesia's plans to criminalise homosexuality put on hold
- While a nationwide survey in 2016 saw 50% of respondents saying that they wouldn't want an LGBT+ person as a neighbours, 50% also agreed the government should ensure that LGBT+people's rights are protected. “The majority of citizens also object if an LGBT person becomes a government official, ...

Olympic diver Tom Daley to take gay rights campaign to Russia

Olympic diver Tom Daley to take gay rights campaign to Russia
- Describing his discussions with LGBT activists who had been persecuted while “trying to organise a Pride event and getting thrown into prison for it, being beaten up in the streets”, Daley said: “I was sitting there with a gold medal at the Commonwealth Games and I thought 'how lucky am I, to be sitting ...

15 Outstanding LGBT Biopics You Need to See

15 Outstanding LGBT Biopics You Need to See
- In a time when transgender women like Danica Roem are making political history, Milk reminds us of the trailblazers who first made LGBT voices heard in politics. Oscar-winner Sean Penn brings to life one of the first openly gay men elected to a notable public office and how his life — and assassination 

The census will officially count same-sex couples for the first time ever – but that's not enough

The census will officially count same-sex couples for the first time ever – but that's not enough
- That means there's no official count of LGBT people in the country, and most government data sets cannot be used to assess the LGBT population at the national, state or local level. Such information would help policymakers, researchers and advocates understand the particular needs of this population ...

Russia to have LGBT Pride House for 2018 FIFA World Cup

Russia to have LGBT Pride House for 2018 FIFA World Cup
- Nor does it matter that it is precisely at times of transition that we need human rights the most. Most shockingly, the government is prepared to sacrifice the rights of people who have no other meaningful source of protection than the Charter. Chief amongst these are members of the LGBT community.

Labour presents inaugural LGBT rights award in memory of trans activist

Labour presents inaugural LGBT rights award in memory of trans activist
- Welsh Labour Executive Member and LGBT Labour spokesperson Luke Young said: “When it comes to LGBT activism, Lisa has been there, worn every t-shirt and brought it back out of the closet for the anniversary pride march. “She has stood up time and time again for LGBT people, often when it .

Children of same-sex couples officially recognized in a first for Italy

Children of same-sex couples officially recognized in a first for Italy
- Appendino, who had earlier vowed to "force the issue" after the registry's initial refusal to acknowledge the LGBT families, said the recognition was "a strong gesture in a legal vacuum". Although the Five Star Movement mayor said that it was not yet possible to make a change at a legislative level, she ...

Christian Group Urges Nigeria's Muslim President to Ignore Theresa May's LGBT Push

Christian Group Urges Nigeria's Muslim President to Ignore Theresa May's LGBT Push
- The Christian Association of Nigeria has urged Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari, a Muslim, to ignore calls from British Prime Minister Theresa May to embrace LGBT rights and laws that decriminalize same-sex activity. Same-sex marriage and same-sex relationships are illegal in Nigeria, which is ...

The Negative Health Impact of Migration Policies

The Negative Health Impact of Migration Policies
- In summary, Torres and colleagues claim that a number of US policies have “significant negative mental health-related implications” for immigrants. That “Discrimination, limited access to services, poverty, fear and distrust, detention and deportation, and family separation increase the risk for poor mental ...

Stuyvesant serves needy minorities

Stuyvesant serves needy minorities
- In fact, the percentage of Asian-Americans living in poverty in our city exceeds that in the black and Latino communities . The Mayor's Office of Operations' annual report on poverty in the city, released this month, noted that 24.1% of Asian-American New Yorkers lived in poverty in 2016, the latest year for ...

Nearly 5 mln Syrian children accessing education despite over seven years of war on children

Nearly 5 mln Syrian children accessing education despite over seven years of war on children
- Massive funding from donors, unprecedented generosity from host governments and communities; relentless work from heroic teachers and the determination of Syrian children and their families have helped millions of Syrian children get an education,” said Geert Cappelaere, UNICEF Regional .

African-Americans Feel Left Out of the Gun Debate

African-Americans Feel Left Out of the Gun Debate
- If you don't see black people as human or as people who deserve the same baby gloves that other people get when they're interacting with the police, ... reputation to always exclude and not prioritize young people of color, LGBT communities, and those in low-income [areas],” said Tiffany Dena Loftin, ...

Starbucks incident part of a larger problem of racial prejudice

Starbucks incident part of a larger problem of racial prejudice
- On April 12, two men were arrested at a Philadelphia Starbucks. The two men, both of whom happened to be African-American, arrived early for a business meeting with a friend. Shortly thereafter, the men were met by police, promptly arrested and taken away in handcuffs. It was later revealed that the ...

Starbucks to Administer Racial Bias Training: Is it Enough?

Starbucks to Administer Racial Bias Training: Is it Enough?
- It's worth noting that in 2017, Starbucks hired Rosalind Brewer, one of the most successful black business leaders in America, as its New Chief Operating Officer. While Starbucks has taken steps to address the issues of racial bias, there are many questions that remain. Why is the company just now ...

Laura Ingraham meets the Afrocentric alt-right — and it's every bit as weird as that sounds

Laura Ingraham meets the Afrocentric alt-right — and it's every bit as weird as that sounds
- which entitle customers of African descent to free coffee. Bearing all sorts of far-right inside jokes such as references to coupon code 1488 (a coded phrase for “Heil Hitler”) and racist QR codes, the images were designed to fool unsuspecting black customers into presenting them in Starbucks locations ...

Black children earn less over time than white children. Why?

Black children earn less over time than white children. Why?
- The researchers state that these differences keep African and Native Americans "stuck in place across generations." The study also refers to previous research raising the concern of "exposure to implicit racial bias during childhood adversely affects black youth, especially black boys." According to ...

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