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lunes, 7 de mayo de 2018

Harvard students hold 'emergency' LGBT meeting regarding fate of campus Christian group

Harvard students hold 'emergency' LGBT meeting regarding fate of campus Christian group
- Activists planning to lobby the university for stricter sanctions. A group of students on Harvard's campus held an “emergency Harvard LGBT community action meeting” late last week to discuss the on-campus fate of Harvard College Faith and Action, a Christian student group that has come under fire in ...

Thousands celebrate 'Love Without Borders' at Out! Raleigh

Thousands celebrate 'Love Without Borders' at Out! Raleigh
- The annual festival, which attracted 160 vendors, is Raleigh's LGBTQ Pride event and the largest fundraiser for the LGBT Center of Raleigh, raising about 60 percent of the organization's revenue each year. The center provides programs for youth, seniors and nearly 30 other initiatives, including a ...

LGBT CA legislative candidates well funded for primary

LGBT CA legislative candidates well funded for primary
- Headed into the final weeks prior to the June 5 primary election, a slight majority of the 13 LGBT candidates known to be running for state Assembly or Senate seats have proved to be adept at raising political donations for their campaigns. The candidates were required to report their latest fundraising ...

Armenian youth, the 'engine of the revolution,' fight for a fairer society

Armenian youth, the 'engine of the revolution,' fight for a fairer society
- Participating allowed the LGBT community to show people that they are students, shopkeepers, bus drivers and activists just like them.” But Hovsepyan said the community made a strategic decision not to fly LGBT banners for fear of “harming” Pashinyan's movement in the deeply conservative country.

LGBT-Elder Friendly Business Certification Launches; Film Screening To Be Held This Week

LGBT-Elder Friendly Business Certification Launches; Film Screening To Be Held This Week
- That's according to filmmaker Stu Maddox, whose documentary Gen Silent follows six older LGBT people for a year of their lives. Maddox, along with Andrea Spencer from ElderSource Institute, spoke on Monday's First Coast Connect about the upcoming screening of his film in Jacksonville and the ...

Kansas “Adoption Protection” Bill Allowing Discrimination Against LGBT Parents Passes House ...

Kansas “Adoption Protection” Bill Allowing Discrimination Against LGBT Parents Passes House ...
- This means that qualified, loving LGBT parents looking to adopt could be rejected by the faith-based organization on the basis of their sexual orientation or transgender status if the organization feels their faith disapproves, limiting the options for children who need safe and loving homes. The bill has ...

Scissors Sisters' Jake Shears: “It's Important As We Progress That We Keep Our Queer Values”

Scissors Sisters' Jake Shears: “It's Important As We Progress That We Keep Our Queer Values”
- In a candid interview with the U.K.'s Channel 4 News, Scissor Sisters' Jake Shears encouraged LGBT fans to “hang on to certain queer values.” Shears, Scissor Sisters' frontman, opened up about being harassed and bullied after coming out as a teen in his hometown of Mesa, Arizona. It was a hostile ...

Scissor Sisters' Jake Shears on coming out, LGBT mental health and being a member of the LGBT ...

Scissor Sisters' Jake Shears on coming out, LGBT mental health and being a member of the LGBT ...
- As lead singer of the multi-million selling band Scissor Sisters, Jake Shears found fame – along with critical success – performing a heady mix of ...

Should marijuana convictions be expunged for medical marijuana patients?

Should marijuana convictions be expunged for medical marijuana patients?
- State Senator Daylin Leach says medical marijuana users do not deserve to have criminal records. Senate Bill 1160, introduced by Leach on Monday, is the first introduced in the Pennsylvania legislature to allow someone to have their marijuana conviction removed if they can prove they were using it ...

Rising poverty could damage Brazil's development

Rising poverty could damage Brazil's development
- But Brazil fits part of a regional pattern, according to the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (CEPAL). The non-profit says that poverty is on the rise across Latin America and the Caribbean, with187 million in poverty and 62 million in extreme poverty during 2017.

Ben Carson Wants to Triple the Rent on Poor Seniors, Yet That's Not His Worst Idea

Ben Carson Wants to Triple the Rent on Poor Seniors, Yet That's Not His Worst Idea
- In a surprise move, Carson proposed tripling the rent on poor Americans (including many seniors) who live in public housing. If you think this terrible idea from the unqualified Trump appointee as bad as it could get, you haven't paid close-enough attention to the secretary. Here are the worst ideas to ...

Cambridge Analytica ordered to hand over data of US academic

Cambridge Analytica ordered to hand over data of US academic
- Britain's data privacy watchdog has ordered Cambridge Analytica to hand over all the personal information it holds on a U.S. academic, confirming the ...

Afghanistan's Poverty Rate Rises as Economy Suffers

Afghanistan's Poverty Rate Rises as Economy Suffers
- More than a decade and a half after a U.S.-led campaign toppled the Taliban in 2001, the poverty line was defined as an income of 70 afghanis, ...

African-Americans and Asian Americans in Dialogue?

African-Americans and Asian Americans in Dialogue?
- I am inspired by W.E.B. Du Bois, whose dedication as a race man to the uplift of African-Americans as a race could not be doubted, in his role among the founders of the NAACP and his advocacy of the Talented Tenth who had rights and responsibilities. His most famous proclamation, from the profound ...

A haunting, sombre memorial to African-American suffering

A haunting, sombre memorial to African-American suffering
- On that wall is the poignant inscription: “Thousands of African Americans are unknown victims of racial terror, whose deaths cannot be documented, many whose names will never be known. They are all honored here.” A garden and gentle, undulating waves of a grassy knoll outside make the memorial ...

DC police get required history lesson to address racial bias

DC police get required history lesson to address racial bias
- Law enforcement officials across the country now acknowledge the link between black history and the current divide between police and community. A recent survey found 83 percent of people subjected to "stop and frisk" in Washington, D.C. are black, though African-Americans make up 47 percent of ...

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