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domingo, 9 de junio de 2013

Gay and prouder in Cuba

Gay and prouder in Cuba: HAVANA, Cuba — In this city's leafy Central Park, young gay men mix freely with lesbians, transsexuals, and others whose sexuality would once have made them targets of harsh repression. On a recent afternoon in the park, an older gay Cuban, who gave ...


Painting your feelings

Painting your feelings: The pain of mental illness and trauma can be too searing to articulate. But it can be expressed and communicated through art, opening the way for healing. Today's guest in The Zone has found a fascinating and powerful overlap between art and mental ...


Ciara Sued By LA Gay Bar, Served Papers During Pride Performance

Ciara Sued By LA Gay Bar, Served Papers During Pride Performance: Celebrity Photos: June 2013. Sunshine lovers! Matthew McConaughey and his wife Camila Alves were seen on the back of a golf cart as the arrived for the sixth-annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic in Liberty State Park in New York City on June 1.

Next stop, Cuba: Island travelers plan trip to Hemingway's island home

Next stop, Cuba: Island travelers plan trip to Hemingway's island home: “Travel is opening up to Cuba,” Toliver said. “As travel is opening up, we wanted to experience Cuba before it changes too much. I've read that Cuba will eventually open up to development and it will be really interesting to see it before that happens ...

Argentina's radical gay rights movement

Argentina's radical gay rights movement:
At first glance, the gay rights movement in Argentina looks oddly familiar to an American. In the early 1970s, gays and lesbians began forming political organizations, advocating for other queers to come out of the closet, and demanding equal rights ...


Salon

A dangerous age: How mental diseases like untreated schizophrenia can turn ...

A dangerous age: How mental diseases like untreated schizophrenia can turn ...

Adam Lanza in Newtown, Conn. in 2012 and Jared Loughner in Tucson, Ariz. and 2011, must be asked again. How did someone with a history of mental illness get access to guns? Why didn't someone with a history of mental illness get the help he needed?

How Puerto Rico Will Hack its Way to the Global Future

How Puerto Rico Will Hack its Way to the Global Future: On a day when Puerto Ricans all over the world are tuning in to a parade (it's getting harder and harder to avoid the coverage) — and on a week that the rest of the world is preoccupied with government encroachment on citizens' data — it's right that ...

More Than A Million Cheer On City's Spirited Puerto Rican Day Parade

More Than A Million Cheer On City's Spirited Puerto Rican Day Parade:
Fifth Avenue filled with music, dance and Puerto Rican pride with Sunday's 56th annual Puerto Rican Day Parade marched past more than an estimated million spectators. Running from 44th Street to 79th Street, the parade included a group of people ...


NY1

Haiti - Health : APN on High Alert...

Haiti - Health : APN on High Alert...:
The APN calls the population to collaborate to the effectiveness of the mechanisms in the ports, in order to prevent the entry or spread of this disease in Haiti and said that any element capable of creating a home of this virus, which could be linked ...


Haitilibre.com

Empower works with teen mentors to teach 'God's plan'

Empower works with teen mentors to teach 'God's plan': ... can be done to help kids and communities who face chronic poverty, teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases? Our answer is to Empower Nicaragua!

The art of being African-American

The art of being African-American: In conjunction with the show, the museum is presenting "Wisconsin 30," a showcase of 30 African-American artists from Wisconsin. The latter show is organized by the museum in coordination with Sande Robinson, of MAM's African American Art Alliance ...


Finding scarce food in Venezuela; There's an app for that

Finding scarce food in Venezuela; There's an app for that

CARACAS, Venezuela — Harried Venezuelans who devote hours scouring supermarkets for increasingly scarce food basics and toilet paper have just received some digital help thanks to a young software developer. A free application for mobile devices ...

Outdoing diplomacy, a week of Argentine art and poetry

Outdoing diplomacy, a week of Argentine art and poetry: Interestingly, Ambassador Castro announced a rich programme of Argentine art in Britain this year, news of which is hard to come by in Buenos Aires. Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman would do well to publicize this sort of thing more rather than ...


How gay married couples get shortchanged

How gay married couples get shortchanged: Patrick Plain, left, and Seong Man Hong, both of New York, celebrate after getting married at the City Clerk's office in New York Sunday, July 24, 2011. More than 1,000 federal rights and securities are denied to couples in same-sex marriages not ...

Opera tells story of gay boxer

Opera tells story of gay boxer: ... in a room full of press and officials, Paret mocked Griffith repeatedly with a derogatory Spanish term for homosexual. Years later, Griffith's sexuality as a gay man was revealed to the public after he was nearly killed by a gang outside a gay bar ...


Gay marriage in California: US Supreme Court's clock ticking to decide ...

Gay marriage in California: US Supreme Court's clock ticking to decide ...: Whatever the U.S. Supreme Court decides in the coming days or weeks on gay marriage, the outcome for same-sex couples in California is unlikely to be as simple or swift as a routine walk down the aisle. In fact, with a litany of legal scenarios ...

Study: Gay and lesbian couples found to be most impoverished, putting their ...

Study: Gay and lesbian couples found to be most impoverished, putting their ...

“African American children in gay male households have the highest poverty rate (52.3%) of any children in any household type, and the rate for children living with lesbian couples is 37.7%.,” the study notes. “This poverty gap is highest for children ...

Making mental health a political issue

Making mental health a political issue: Last week, you see, President Obama spoke before a conference of mental-health advocates at the White House. It is necessary, he said, to remove the stigma of mental illness and make sure “people aren't suffering in silence,” that they know they are ...

Families coping with mental illness get tips for 'a balanced life' in talk Tuesday

Families coping with mental illness get tips for 'a balanced life' in talk Tuesday: HOLLAND, MI – A couple who has started support groups nationwide for families dealing with mental illness will share “hope for a balanced life” in a talk Tuesday evening. Fran and Tom Smith, the founders of the Karla Smith Foundation, will share nine ...

The United States turns to an emerged Latin America

The United States turns to an emerged Latin America:
And although poverty and inequality have been declining in the past years, 10 of the 15 most unequal countries in the world are in Latin America and the Caribbean. Women, youth, indigenous peoples, citizens of African ancestry and those who live in the ...


Aljazeera.com

Concerns grow over violence in Mexico City

Concerns grow over violence in Mexico City: Mexico City has been known as a relative safe haven in a country ravaged by deadly gang warfare. But recent murders and kidnappings are adding to concerns that the capital is becoming a new battleground between rival drug cartels. Al Jazeera's Rachel ...

Legal experts lay odds on gay marriage decision

Legal experts lay odds on gay marriage decision: Most experts also expect the court to avoid making a decision on California's Proposition 8. If the court does sidestep a decision on that case, it will leave in place a lower federal court decision that effectively legalizes gay marriage in California ...

American Schoolteachers' Pensions Are Partially Funded by Private ...

American Schoolteachers' Pensions Are Partially Funded by Private ...: Retirement funds for public school teachers (as well as other government employees) in several states have a combined $90 million invested in Corrections ...

Cuba's Robles not authorised to represent another country

Cuba's Robles not authorised to represent another country

The Cuban Athletics Federation has warned that hurdler Dayron Robles, Olympic champion in Beijing 2008, is not authorised to represent any other country in the Memorial Primo Nebiolo, held at the Italian city of Turin. "Robles quit Cuba's Olympic team ...

Violence only part of picture

Violence only part of picture

John Hickenlooper and leaders in both parties expressed the desire to respond to a perceived connection between these atrocious crimes and serious behavioral health issues. Mental Health America of Colorado, as it has done for 60 years, met with ...