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miércoles, 5 de septiembre de 2012

Michelle Obama Electrifies Convention as Democrats Embrace Gay Community

Michelle Obama Electrifies Convention as Democrats Embrace Gay Community: Obama talked at length about the "American Dream," noting both her and the president's humble roots. At her speech's climax, Obama also noted the courage of gay Americans, prompting many delegates to stand and applaud. "If farmers and blacksmiths ...




California anti-gay hate crimes down 12.5 percent in 2011

California anti-gay hate crimes down 12.5 percent in 2011:
SAN FRANCISCO – A report from the California attorney general's office published yesterday reveals that hate crimes involving a sexual orientation bias decreased 12.5 percent, from 279 in 2010 to 244 in 2011. Sexual orientation hate crimes were the ...


LGBT Weekly

Big Gay Ice Cream Truck Owners Land Book Deal

Big Gay Ice Cream Truck Owners Land Book Deal: Doug Quint and Bryan Petroff, the owners of New York City's Big Gay Ice Cream truck and shop, have inked a cookbook deal with Clarkson Potter, an imprint of the Crown Publishing Group at Random House. Grub Street New York reports that publisher Emily ...

Chilean deal with EADS falling through


Chilean deal with EADS falling through

SANTIAGO, Chile, Sept. 5 (UPI) -- Talks on business collaboration between Chilean state aviation company Enaer and European manufacturer EADS are stalled over legal technicalities that may prove to be the undoing of draft contracts known to be under ...

Venezuela confirms start-up of oil exploration off Cuba

Venezuela confirms start-up of oil exploration off Cuba: Cuba's Exclusive Economic Zone in the Gulf of Mexico is divided into 59 blocks, of which 22 are under contract to foreign oil companies. The Cuban government estimates that the zone may hold 20 billion barrels of petroleum, while other estimates range ...




New York takes a bow for same-sex marriage

New York takes a bow for same-sex marriage:
New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, another only gay official, said Barack Obama was “a marriage equality president, who was helped to that position by our great governor, Andrew Cuomo.” Comptroller Tom DiNapoli used same-sex marriage to ...


Albany Times Union (blog)

The American Dream is Alive and Well in Brazil: Author

The American Dream is Alive and Well in Brazil: Author:
By: James Dale Davidson Author, "Brazil is the New America". GUEST AUTHOR BLOG: The American Dream Goes South by James Dale Davidson author of "Brazil is the New America: How Brazil Offers Upward Mobility in a Collapsing World." ... While the real ...


CNBC.com (blog)

25 year old Mexican national sentenced to 37 months in prison

25 year old Mexican national sentenced to 37 months in prison:
Rosendo Coctino-Utria, 25, from Tabasco, Mexico has been sentenced to 37 months in prison after attempting to illegally re-enter the U.S., according to a release sent by the Public Affairs Office of U.S. Customs and Border Protection. The U.S. Attorney ...


Examiner.com

5 Conn. inmates challenging death penalty

5 Conn. inmates challenging death penalty: A powerful, magnitude-7.9 earthquake has shaken Costa Rica, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. There are no immediate accounts of damage or injuries.More >>. A powerful ... Chief State's Attorney Kevin Kane was the first witness to take the stand ...

Lawyer seeks whereabouts of US businessman after failed attempt to flee Dubai ...


Lawyer seeks whereabouts of US businessman after failed attempt to flee Dubai ...

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — An American businessman fighting corruption charges in Dubai is apparently being held outside the normal prison system after he was caught in Yemen trying to flee and returned to the United Arab Emirates, his lawyer said ...

Haitian struggle and strength on display at city hall this month


Haitian struggle and strength on display at city hall this month

The Haitian footprint in Seattle is small, but the January 2010 7.0 earthquake on the tiny tropical island had a profound impact on our awareness of the need and culture of the people living in this poor country. The powerful earthquake left more than ...

Alabama, Mississippi plants losing 261 military apparel jobs to prison labor

Alabama, Mississippi plants losing 261 military apparel jobs to prison labor: Ed Ross, a spokesman for the Federal Bureau of Prisons, said it wasn't immediately clear where the work would be performed that had been done by employees at American Power Source. Federal Prison Industries, which operates plants inside ...

Modern Life And Ancient Ruins In The American Southwest (PHOTOS)

Modern Life And Ancient Ruins In The American Southwest (PHOTOS): (AP) — A road trip to the Four Corners region of the Southwest offers a window into Native American culture, from ruins older than any other man-made structure in the U.S., to glimpses of contemporary life amid the Navajo and Hopi. Named for the spot ...

Native Americans Want to Grill Elizabeth Warren About Her Cherokee Claims

Native Americans Want to Grill Elizabeth Warren About Her Cherokee Claims: Native Americans at the Democratic National Convention are requesting a sit-down with Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren, who claimed Cherokee heritage in law school directories without proof, the Boston Herald reported. American Indian delegates who ...

Child poverty: minimum wage 'does not meet basic costs of raising children'


Child poverty: minimum wage 'does not meet basic costs of raising children'

Research by the Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) estimated the costs of providing an acceptable standard of living for a child until the age of 18 to be £143,000. That figure, which takes into account spend on items such as food, clothing, childcare ...

Poverty Must be Tackled But Never Used as an Excuse

Poverty Must be Tackled But Never Used as an Excuse: Poverty presents huge challenges in our schools. But expectations of academic success for a child should never hinge on the circumstances of his or her birth. Our schools can't fix all of society's problems, but what happens in classrooms everyday can ...

Religious Sisters Offer More Compassionate Care to the Elderly

Religious Sisters Offer More Compassionate Care to the Elderly: The Carmelite Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart will celebrate the grand opening of The Rose Gardens at Santa Teresita: A Neighborhood of Care, their first assisted-living cottage for the elderly, on Sept. 8 in Duarte, Calif. The home is the result of ...

Mexican Group Airs Human Rights Grievances Against Sonora Governor


Mexican Group Airs Human Rights Grievances Against Sonora Governor

Mexico, HERMOSILLO — Mexico's Citizen's Movement for Water last week presented Sonora state's human rights council with a document detailing its grievances against Sonora State Governor Guillermo Padres Elías. Alberto Vizcarra Osuna · Aquiles Souque ...

Buenos Aires' new MACBA contemporary art museum opens

Buenos Aires' new MACBA contemporary art museum opens: Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Buenos Aires (MACBA) - a new contemporary art museum - has opened its doors to the public in the San Telmo district of the Argentinian capital. Vila Sebastian Arquitectos are behind the attraction's design, which comprises a ...

Argentine congress considers lowering voting age

Argentine congress considers lowering voting age: BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Argentina's congress has begun debate on a proposal to lower the voting age from 18 to 16. Meanwhile in Argentina's schools, students, parents and teachers are involved in a growing controversy over using classrooms to ...

Police: Four Marines accused of beating gay man in possible hate crime


Police: Four Marines accused of beating gay man in possible hate crime

Four U.S. Marines were arrested for assault after allegedly beating a gay man unconscious at a bar in southern California, and the attack was being investigated as a possible hate crime, police said. The victim, a film student from San Dimas, was ...

Gay 'Conversion' Therapy Ban Awaits Governor's Signature

Gay 'Conversion' Therapy Ban Awaits Governor's Signature: The bill was approved by a 23-13 vote in the California Senate and a 52-22 vote in the state Assembly, and sent to the governor last Thursday. Brown has until Sept. 30 to sign or veto the bill; if he does neither, the bill will go into effect without ...

Gay Travel: Sweet and Sassy Charlotte

Gay Travel: Sweet and Sassy Charlotte:
Gay Travel: Sweet and Sassy Charlotte. September 5th, 2012 Robert. Charlotte is the second-largest financial center in the US, second only to New York City. It is an adolescent city—a mixed bag of Old South and burgeoning culture, food and fashion ...


Passport Magazine (blog)

Remembering renegade artist David Wojnarowicz in new bio

Remembering renegade artist David Wojnarowicz in new bio: He was one of the lost generation of New York gay artists who would turn their work into political art as a j'accuse to the Reagan administration's homophobia. (In a story about the book in the New York Times, Dwight Garner reported that at "an AIDS ...




Brazil services slip in August, cut jobs for 1st time since 2009

Brazil services slip in August, cut jobs for 1st time since 2009: Brazil, Latin America's largest economy, is home to nearly 200 million people. More than 30 million were lifted out of poverty in the past decade and formed a large consumer market for goods and services as the country benefited from China's huge ...

Gay Catholics differ on Dolan's RNC prayer

Gay Catholics differ on Dolan's RNC prayer:
After the red, white, and blue balloons and confetti dropped at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, did it really get worse when the Roman Catholic archbishop of New York City, the Most Rev. Timothy Dolan, offered a closing prayer? While one ...


Windy City Times