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jueves, 26 de abril de 2018

Following Mexico's First Presidential Debate, Let's Break Down the Candidates on LGBT Issues

Following Mexico's First Presidential Debate, Let's Break Down the Candidates on LGBT Issues
- Anaya failed to mention anything about the LGBT agenda or the inclusion of queer people in his comment. José Antonio Meade. Meade wasn't asked about LGBTQ issues during Mexico's first presidential debate. He ran out of time while answering the first questions about democracy and pluralism.



Abuse, violence common among LGBT homeless youth, study finds

Abuse, violence common among LGBT homeless youth, study finds
LGBT homeless youth are significantly more likely to face violence, sexual exploitation and early death than their straight peers, according to new research released Wednesday. The study, by Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago, was based on a phone survey of 26,161 young people nationwide ...

Philly has first march celebrating LGBT people of color

Philly has first march celebrating LGBT people of color
- This is a chance to just have something of our own, even though we welcome our white brothers and sisters in solidarity,” said Antar Bush, an LGBT community organizer who planned the march with the help of the city's LGBT Affairs Office. “It's not about exclusively. It's about being more inclusive.”.

Was 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' A Step Forward For LGBT in the Military?

Was 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' A Step Forward For LGBT in the Military?
- In 1993, when President Bill Clinton signed the policy known as “Don't Ask, Don't Tell” into law, it represented a compromise between those who wanted to end the longstanding ban on homosexuals serving in the U.S. military and those who felt having openly gay troops would hurt morale and cause ...

Protesters in London Took to the Streets Demanding LGBT Decriminalization by the Commonwealth

Protesters in London Took to the Streets Demanding LGBT Decriminalization by the Commonwealth
- On April 19, hundreds of LGBTQ activists protested at Marlborough House, the Commonwealth Headquarters on Pall Mall in London. Following a week of protests, they were demanding decriminalization of homosexuality in 36 of the 53 Commonwealth nations where it's still outlawed, and they ...

LGBT Dreamer granted asylum by Chicago immigration judge

LGBT Dreamer granted asylum by Chicago immigration judge
- A federal immigration judge granted asylum Wednesday to a Chicagoan who argued that her status as a queer woman and LGBT rights activist made it too dangerous for her to return to Mexico. Lulu Martinez, 28, who was brought here by her parents at age 3, had faced possible deportation ...

LGBT Token Aims To Harness The Economic Power of the Pink Economy

LGBT Token Aims To Harness The Economic Power of the Pink Economy
- The LGBT Foundation, which aims to harness the power of blockchain technology to deliver equality for the global LGBT community, has published what it calls the LGBT Pink Paper. The document outlines opportunities and strategies for blockchain to leverage the so-called “Pink Economy” to improve ...

LGBT people twice as likely to be asked about their sex lives at work

LGBT people twice as likely to be asked about their sex lives at work
- Marketing agency Digitas has revealed the results of groundbreaking research it has done into the experiences of LGBT employees in marketing agencies. Digitas conducted an online survey in the run up to this year's Digital Pride festival. Digital Pride, organized by Gay Star News, is the world's only ...

Colombian Bishop Blames Government, Armed Groups for Unrest

Colombian Bishop Blames Government, Armed Groups for Unrest
- Crime, violence, a lack of roads, unemployment, low-quality education and limited access to fuel, electricity and other public services are among the ills plaguing Tumaco, located in Nariño province, worsening poverty and encouraging the proliferation of drug cartels, which control some 23,000 hectares ...

More than a third of LGBT people hide identity at work, report finds

More than a third of LGBT people hide identity at work, report finds
- One in 10 black, Asian and minority ethnic LGBT employees have been physically attacked by customers or colleagues in the past year, compared to 3% of white people, said the report. Ruth Hunt, chief executive of Stonewall, said: “Over the past decade, leading employers across all sectors have ...

Gang Violence Decline Credited With Drop in California Gun Deaths

Gang Violence Decline Credited With Drop in California Gun Deaths
- Firearm homicide rates in California have dramatically declined since the mid-2000s in urban areas in California, but the decline was undercut by a rise in rural areas, according to a new study. One of the major drivers of the decline was a decline in gang violence, especially among Hispanic men, the ..

17 White Liberals Who Decided To Lecture Black Superstars About Racism

17 White Liberals Who Decided To Lecture Black Superstars About Racism
- No one is upset Kanye's not a Democrat. They're upset that he's enabling and fanboying over a racist wannabe authoritarian who has made it his mission to separate families, discriminate against POC and LGBT people, and remove himself from criminal accountability. 

Racial microaggressions are still apparent, discrimination persists in the classroom

Racial microaggressions are still apparent, discrimination persists in the classroom
- By singling out a young African-American woman during a lecture, the instructor was treating her differently from the rest of the students in the room and unfairly asking one person to speak for the entirety of her racial group, asking her to give us the black perspective. Occurrences such as these remind ...

How white Americans used lynchings to terrorize and control black people

How white Americans used lynchings to terrorize and control black people
- Historians broadly agree that lynchings were a method of social and racial control meant to terrorize black Americans into submission, and into an inferior racial caste position. They became widely practiced in the US south from roughly 1877, the end of post-civil war reconstruction, through 1950.


Black leaders helping with racial bias training 'encouraged' by Starbucks' 'extraordinary' efforts

Black leaders helping with racial bias training 'encouraged' by Starbucks' 'extraordinary' efforts
- Starbucks appears to be serious about remedying the underlying problem revealed by the unwarranted arrests of two black men in a Philadelphia store earlier this month — at least serious enough that its response so far is being praised by African American racial justice leaders. Wednesday, the coffee ...

To combat African-American infant health disparities, new campaign will ask African-American ...

To combat African-American infant health disparities, new campaign will ask African-American ...
- Wisconsin has the worst infant mortality rates for African-Americans in the U.S. According to a 2012 fetal infant mortality review of Dane County, a baby born to an African-American mother, compared to a white mother, is over twice as likely to die before turning 1 and four times as likely to be stillborn.

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