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miércoles, 6 de febrero de 2013

Former New York Mayor Ed Koch dies at 88 unforgiven by AIDS activists

Former New York Mayor Ed Koch dies at 88 unforgiven by AIDS activists:
Ed Koch, mayor of New York City from 1978 until 1989, died Friday (1 February) of congestive heart failure at the age of 88. Koch was a life-long bachelor who steadfastly refused to discuss his sexuality amid widespread speculation that he is gay. He ...


Gay Star News

Stephen Fry praises 'Silver Linings Playbook' mental illness portrayal


Stephen Fry praises 'Silver Linings Playbook' mental illness portrayal

Fry, who has himself been diagnosed with a form of bipolar disorder, described the movie as "perhaps the best example of mainstream film and mental health I've seen". "By which I mean it de-stigmatises without being preachy, and allows itself to be ...

Cuba reveals the secrets of the saints

Cuba reveals the secrets of the saints:
A cross, flowers, candles, and other elements used in Santeria rituals by Cuban spiritualist, fortune teller and witch Mayra sit on a table of her home in Havana, September 7, 2012. Mayra is a practitioner of Santeria, a fusion of religions of West ...


Independent Online

Lessons in Socialism: How Cuba Can Become Relevant Again

Lessons in Socialism: How Cuba Can Become Relevant Again: Havana, Cuba — In this once spectacular tropical city, three buildings collapse from neglect every single day. There has been little infrastructure investment in 50 years and the average worker earns $20 a month. By almost any economic measure ...

Boy Scouts of America delay decision on allowing gay members

Boy Scouts of America delay decision on allowing gay members: IRVING, Texas — The Boy Scouts of America said Wednesday it needed more time before deciding whether to move away from its divisive policy of excluding gays as scouts or adult leaders. A decision was pushed back to the group's annual meeting in May.




Arpad Miklos: Gay porn star, 45, found dead in New York apartment of suicide


Arpad Miklos: Gay porn star, 45, found dead in New York apartment of suicide

Miklos appeared in both gay and straight films but garnered mainstream attention when he starred in Perfume Genius's controversial video for Hood last year - which was eventually banned from YouTube. New York writer Randal Lynch confirmed the news on ...

Nate Berkus: I was born gay

Nate Berkus: I was born gay:
Nate Berkus explained to his father that for him, being gay was not a choice. Instead, the talk-show host says he was born that way. "I said, 'Dad why would I choose to make my life more difficult - why would anyone choose to make their life more ...


New York Daily News

Bovespa Poised for Two-Month Low on Brazil Interest Rate Outlook


Bovespa Poised for Two-Month Low on Brazil Interest Rate Outlook

The Bovespa index headed for a two- month low as retailer B2W Cia. Global do Varejo led losses by companies linked to domestic demand amid speculation that policy makers may increase borrowing costs to curb inflation. Petroleo Brasileiro SA, Brazil's ...

Corruption accusations, insults flying as Venezuela politics heat up amid ...


Corruption accusations, insults flying as Venezuela politics heat up amid ...

CARACAS, Venezuela – Corruption accusations and insults are flying between allies and opponents of President Hugo Chavez nearly two months after the Venezuelan leader disappeared from the political stage to undergo cancer surgery in Cuba. Analysts ...

Gay deaf man sues city for mistreatment

Gay deaf man sues city for mistreatment:
1, a former D.C. jail inmate who's deaf and gay, accuses the city's Department of Corrections of engaging in disability-related discrimination by refusing to provide him basic services required by the Americans with Disabilities Act. William Pierce, 44 ...


Washington Blade

Analyzing PSAs for African-American women

Analyzing PSAs for African-American women: (Medical Xpress)—African-American women die from breast cancer at a higher percentage rate than other populations. Numerous factors contribute to that fact, but it can be at least partially attributed to the lack of communication emphasizing the ...

Mentally disabled, but not crazy

Mentally disabled, but not crazy: With the professor's response, it can be concluded that he did not understand what depression and anxiety disorder mean. Even with the pertinent documents that Maricar was willing to show to prove her mental illness, the professor brushed her excuse aside.

Oldest African-American Louisiana Hines Dies

Oldest African-American Louisiana Hines Dies: By Ruth Manuel-Logan. Share. Louisiana Hines (pictured), the nation's oldest African American, passed away Friday of natural causes at age 113 according to public records, but her family argues that she was in fact 114, according to the Detroit Free Press.




UBS owes Brazil tax agency $1.2 billion in back taxes

UBS owes Brazil tax agency $1.2 billion in back taxes: BTG has also informed the Swiss bank of additional Banco Pactual-related inquiries by Brazil's tax agency for the same period but "involving substantially smaller amounts," UBS said. The notifications come a week after the government gave the go-ahead ...

In Haiti, laws of physics meet a culture of magic


In Haiti, laws of physics meet a culture of magic

[Editor's note: Paul E. Fallon is a Boston-area architect who has made 17 trips to Haiti since the 2010 earthquake to design and supervise construction of a school and orphanage.

Stand in Solidarity With the Women of Haiti

Stand in Solidarity With the Women of Haiti: Imagine trying to survive without police protection, without adequate housing, without the ability to petition the courts for justice. Contemplate life without access to medical care to meet your basic physical needs following an assault -- let alone ...




Of Freedom, Slavery, and Dignity: Eight Books on African American ...

Of Freedom, Slavery, and Dignity: Eight Books on African American ...: Behind the library of classic works of African American history lies a larger, supporting collection of books of history, sociology, biography, and literature that are not as well known. Here are eight that merit attention.

Cancer deaths fall for African-American men, disparities remain ...

Cancer deaths fall for African-American men, disparities remain ...: The latest report on cancer among African-Americans shows a good-news, bad-news scenario. While racial gaps are closing for some types of cancers, including fewer cancer deaths among African-American men, disparities are increasing ...

African-American Sixx King Stood In Traffic Wearing a Klan Robe Yesterday, Is ...


African-American Sixx King Stood In Traffic Wearing a Klan Robe Yesterday, Is ...

African-American Sixx King Stood In Traffic Wearing a Klan Robe Yesterday, Is Not Part Of The Klan. This is the preview of the movie from the guy who stood at Broad and Vine yesterday dressed up in a klan robe to make “a stance that the number of ...

Miami man faces 35 years in prison over shipments to Cuba

Miami man faces 35 years in prison over shipments to Cuba: A man jailed in Florida while awaiting a federal trial reportedly might not be behind bars if only he had waited two decades to allegedly ship $93,000 worth of goods from Miami to Cuba. The Miami Herald reports that Pedro Adriano Borges, 68, was a ...

Native alumni reflect on College experience

Native alumni reflect on College experience:
David Bonga '74 and his Native American classmates' first trip to Memorial Field was also their last. While today many students see football game attendance as a rite of passage, the presence of Dartmouth's Indian mascot alienated Bonga and his peers.


The Dartmouth

China at risk with Venezuela oil bet

China at risk with Venezuela oil bet: Referring to the evolving political crisis in Venezuela, a Shanghai Academy of Social Science scholar, Zhang Jiazhe, recently remarked, if Hugo Chavez dies, "the diplomatic effect on China won't be large because China-US competition is in Asia not ...

Venezuela marks 14 years of Chavez administration

Venezuela marks 14 years of Chavez administration:
Venezuela's military came out in full force on Monday to celebrate the 21st anniversary of a failed armed uprising led by Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez that ultimately launched his political career. The commemoration was more subdued this year due ...


Press TV

Dallas panel addresses stigma of mental illness, calls for more funding


Dallas panel addresses stigma of mental illness, calls for more funding

In a state that ranks 49th in mental health funding, Dallas County receives less money per capita than many other Texas counties, putting the area's resources to address mental illness near the bottom of the bottom. A panel of experts at a symposium ...

Picasso fetches $45 million at Sotheby's sale

Picasso fetches $45 million at Sotheby's sale: A visitor views a painting entitled ''Femme assise pres d''une fenetre'' (A woman sitting by a window) by Spanish artist Pablo Picasso at Sotheby''s auction house. A Pablo Picasso portrait of his mistress and "golden muse" Marie-Therese Walter sold for ...