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martes, 24 de abril de 2018

Heed Theresa May's 'Regret' on UK's Role in Demeaning LGBT Lives

Heed Theresa May's 'Regret' on UK's Role in Demeaning LGBT Lives
- The 'regret' that May expressed followed a campaign by LGBT activists around the world who wanted Britain to apologise as the anti-sodomy laws had blighted the lives of same-sex desiring people in the ex-British colonies. In fact, organisations from the Caribbean and Sri Lanka made a statement at ...

Role model LGBT cabbie shows way forward for community

Role model LGBT cabbie shows way forward for community
- It's no mean feat for someone who belongs to the LGBT community, which is still identified in the public mind with begging. This has made her a role model within the LGBT community and has earned her praise from customers. Besides driving the cab, she works with an NGO that looks after the uplift of ...

Stacey Evans tells LGBT supporters 'I will always have your back'

Stacey Evans tells LGBT supporters 'I will always have your back'
- Evans touted her track record of introducing legislation to protect LGBT people and fighting against anti-gay "religious liberty" bills. In 2017, Evans introduced a sweeping civil rights bill that would protect LGBT people and others from discrimination in housing, employment and public accommodations.

Pro-LGBT Anglicans hit back at letter threatening split over US gay friendly prayer book

Pro-LGBT Anglicans hit back at letter threatening split over US gay friendly prayer book
- Pro-LGBT Anglicans are hitting back at suggestions the Church of England's gay-friendly sister church in America could be booted out of the global Anglican Communion over its stance on same-sex weddings. A hard-hitting letter from the CofE's general secretary, William Nye, warned The Episcopal ...

You're going to get yourself into trouble” for rejecting LGBT agenda: CNN host to Kenyan President

You're going to get yourself into trouble” for rejecting LGBT agenda: CNN host to Kenyan President
- An incredulous and outraged Christiane Amanpour warned Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta on Friday that “you're going to get yourself into trouble,” following his strong repudiation of the LGBT political agenda in a CNN interview with the journalist. After Kenyatta ...

Supergirl character inspires fans to donate to LGBT homeless charity

Supergirl character inspires fans to donate to LGBT homeless charity
- It has also been widely reported that LGBT youth are 120% more likely to experience homelessness than their straight, cisgender peers. Encouraged and angered by Maggie's heartache – and those staggering statistics – Supergirl fans created the Maggie Sawyer Matters page and started raising funds ...

New California law voids religious freedom to advance LGBT agenda

New California law voids religious freedom to advance LGBT agenda
- In the war on American culture waged by the Marxist Rainbow Jihad and LGBT terrorists, there has been perhaps no greater battlefield than the state of California. And as the front where many of the battles are fought, it is also where we find the greatest number of casualties, usually children.

Do Phoenix wedding invitation designers have to serve gay couples?

Do Phoenix wedding invitation designers have to serve gay couples?
- The artists — who hold the religious belief that marriage is between one man and one woman — do not want to design invitations or other custom artwork for LGBT couples because they believe it would be the equivalent of endorsing the marriage. The artists also want to publish a statement on their ...

Who has Ricky Martin dated? From women to men, to Latino also proudly supports open ...

Who has Ricky Martin dated? From women to men, to Latino also proudly supports open ...
- And, even though they are now married, it might not mean the end of dating other people. Ricky has said he wants people to accept open relationships as normal and healthy, in light of him playing Gianni Versace's partner – Antonio D'Amico – on screen. Versace and D'Amico were together for 15 years, ...

Pope Francis brings a new lens to poverty, peace and the planet

Pope Francis brings a new lens to poverty, peace and the planet
- This new lens reflects in a fundamental way the experience of the church in Latin America. Critics of Pope Francis point to this as a limitation, a bias that prevents the pope from seeing the central issues of economic justice, war and peace and the environment in the context of the universal church. But St.

Starbucks is closing all stores nationwide for racial-bias training — yet baristas say the problem ...

Starbucks is closing all stores nationwide for racial-bias training — yet baristas say the problem ...
- Nearly every black and Latino barista we spoke with shared stories of racism they've experienced behind the counter from customers. At Starbucks, 40% of employees are nonwhite. Angela De La Torre, a 21-year-old Mexican-American who has worked at Starbucks for a year in California's Central ...

A White Teacher Admits 'It's Not Just Starbucks.' Teachers Also Need Racial Bias Training

A White Teacher Admits 'It's Not Just Starbucks.' Teachers Also Need Racial Bias Training
- Understanding that we've all been socialized in an anti-black American society is probably a first step toward addressing biased thinking. In this candid article on EducationPost.org, a white teacher who initially resented being required to attend “cultural context professional development sessions,” ...

Eight percent African-American enrollment at UGA not high enough for some

Eight percent African-American enrollment at UGA not high enough for some
- Slightly more than eight percent of the University of Georgia's student body is African-American, the highest percentage since the university began tracking such data. Many ... UGA administrators, African-American alumni organizations and student leaders have been involved in recruitment efforts.

'I Don't Think Bachelor Nation Is Ready' for Another Black Lead

'I Don't Think Bachelor Nation Is Ready' for Another Black Lead
- Former Bachelorette Rachel Lindsay may have broken barriers when she became the first African American lead on the show in 2017, but she's not ... at the SugarHouse Casino in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, told Us Weekly about where she believes the hit ABC show stands in terms of racial diversity.

Starbucks' racial bias training alone won't fix a racist society

Starbucks' racial bias training alone won't fix a racist society
- The latest took place at a Starbucks coffee shop in Philadelphia. Two African American men were arrested for apparently sitting and waiting for a friend to arrive. It follows a long list of events, including police shootings and high-level harassment of unarmed African American people while on foot, in their ...

Racist voter suppression tilting elections in GOP's favor

Racist voter suppression tilting elections in GOP's favor
- In an extended presentation, Joe Henry, the Iowa-based Midwest regional vice president for LULAC, said the aim of interests pushing voter suppression is to eliminate electoral opposition to their corporate and often racist program. “This modern day 'poll tax' is a racist effort to prevent African-American ...

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