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domingo, 6 de mayo de 2018

Caitlyn Jenner To Address UK Parliament

Caitlyn Jenner To Address UK Parliament
- Olympian and reality star Caitlyn Jenner will address the UK parliament on Wednesday, May 9. According to BuzzFeed News, Jenner has been invited to give Channel 4's fourth annual keynote Diversity Lecture in the House of Commons. Jenner's address will kick off a campaign on gender in the UK.



Support For Gay Marriage Increasing Among Mormons

Support For Gay Marriage Increasing Among Mormons
- Mormon Alex Landers told ABC News that she supports marriage equality because she has LGBT friends, including her best friend who is a bisexual man. “I can't look at him and his boyfriend and tell them that they can't be happy and they can't love each other,” Landers, 20, told the outlet. “Heavenly ...

First Openly Gay Member of Costa Rica's Legislative Assembly Takes Office

First Openly Gay Member of Costa Rica's Legislative Assembly Takes Office
- My campaign sought to promote visibility for the LGBT community,” he told the Blade. “My sexual orientation wasn't something I hid.” In January, days before the February 4 national elections, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (based in San Jose) issued a landmark ruling that recognized ...

Minnesota Medical Association aims to address discrimination against LGBTQ patients

Minnesota Medical Association aims to address discrimination against LGBTQ patients
- about one in 10 Minnesotans who identify as LGBTQ have put off preventive care or medical treatment out of fear they would face discrimination, he said. "We're inviting doctors or health providers to come and learn how can we take care better and be more inclusive for the LGBT community," Reif said ...

LGBT people march for 'Love and Equality' at Tokyo Rainbow Pride 2018

LGBT people march for 'Love and Equality' at Tokyo Rainbow Pride 2018
- However, the country's legislation provides little protections for LGBT people – there is no nationwide recognition for same-sex relationships and no nationwide anti-discrimination law, with gay people reliant on a patchwork of regional laws in cities for recognition of their relationships. Thousands of ...

The LGB is about your sexuality and the T's about your gender': Kellie Maloney says trans people ...

The LGB is about your sexuality and the T's about your gender': Kellie Maloney says trans people ...
- Campaigner Kellie Maloney has said she doesn't consider herself part of the LGBT community, calling for a distinction between gender reassignment and sexuality. The former boxing promoter also claimed comments about there being 'too many gays' in Camden, north London, were an attempt at ...

Tens of People, Including a Pulse Survivor, Show Up at Ex-LGBT Christian Rally in Washington, DC

Tens of People, Including a Pulse Survivor, Show Up at Ex-LGBT Christian Rally in Washington, DC
- A few dozen people, including a Pulse survivor, showed up at an event called the Freedom March in Washington D.C. on Saturday, celebrating “freedom from homosexual/transgender lifestyles by the grace and power of Jesus Christ.” Reportedly, there were almost 50 people in attendance. The event ...

Major Japanese companies turn their eyes to LGBT consumers

Major Japanese companies turn their eyes to LGBT consumers
- Major retailers and manufacturers in Japan are beginning to pay greater attention to consumers who identify themselves as members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community in serving customers and developing products. According to a survey conducted by ad giant Dentsu Inc ...

How Dallas became the headquarters for the black transgender community

How Dallas became the headquarters for the black transgender community
- At BTAC, attendees whose biological families have shunned them can discover new brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles and even mothers and fathers. Rainbow family, one person called it. Chosen family. Atlanta native Tiffany Starr, the outgoing Miss Black Trans International, never had children of her own.

The Persisting Impact of Racial Construction in Latin America

The Persisting Impact of Racial Construction in Latin America
- In this sector were, those who worked the hardest jobs in mining and agriculture were African slaves, mulattos (black and Spanish) and, zambos (black and indigenous) this creation of racial hierarchy in Latin America is introjected into the mentality as well as other forms of discrimination, such as that ...

Bill Gates dedicates $158 million to American poverty issues

Bill Gates dedicates $158 million to American poverty issues
- The world's largest philanthropy funded the ideas-oriented task force to kick-start its entry into American poverty issues. The partnership is housed within the Urban Institute, a liberal-leaning, DC-based policy think-tank . The group said its work over the past two years was to create ideas that philanthropy ...

Why “Dear White People” is our best look at racial politics on US campuses

Why “Dear White People” is our best look at racial politics on US campuses
- It was surreal to watch the show's comedic take on racial incidents on campus even as I was in the midst of dealing with such incidents myself. (Like me, the producer of the film, Effie Brown, is an alumnus of L.M.U.'s School of Film and Television.) I am not African-American, yet I can relate to the strange ...

Black woman subject to racial insults by white man on a train

Black woman subject to racial insults by white man on a train
- Two black women were subject to a verbal tirade of racism from a white man on a Long Island Rail Road train in New York. Video footage saw the man shouting at the two women on the train who he claimed had been talking too loudly. His insults were strewn with swear words before going on to call ...

Resist normalizing the abnormal

Resist normalizing the abnormal
- Support a bigot who has called for “a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States.” Support a man who has acted to promote the marginalization and disenfranchisement of immigrants and communities of color. Support a bigot who said that there were “fine people” on both sides in ...

Moving ahead, against the present current

Moving ahead, against the present current
- Not the women, the black and brown people, the Jews, the LGBT community, the environmentalists, none of us are going back. Because history moves forward. And those who try to slow down the progress of human justice, of economic reform where everyone benefits, are doomed to the reward they've ...

Starbucks incident another example of retail racism

Starbucks incident another example of retail racism
- Since the dawn of American apartheid in the 1890s, criminality has been racialized. With the abolition of convict lease laws, the two Great Migrations and the emergence of the black consumer market after World War II, systems of racial control shifted to also police the black shopper. The focus changed ...

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