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jueves, 18 de agosto de 2016

Some Straight Journalists Need a Reminder on the Reality of LGBT Life

Some Straight Journalists Need a Reminder on the Reality of LGBT Life
 - A fellow reporter and friend of mine tore into my cubicle the other day to express his outrage over an article that appeared in The Daily Beast. He's gay ...

LGBT Tortured, Killed With Impunity in Turkey

LGBT Tortured, Killed With Impunity in Turkey
LGBT individuals beheaded, burnt to death in Turkey As Turkey is increasingly sliding into Islamist fascism, the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and ...

Rights group praises Muqtada al-Sadr's new stance on anti-gay violence

Rights group praises Muqtada al-Sadr's new stance on anti-gay violence
 - While pointing out that Sadr remains intolerant of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people, on Thursday HRW called the statement "an ..

Dublin's LGBT clubs launch GHB awareness initiative

Dublin's LGBT clubs launch GHB awareness initiative
 - Dublin's LGBT venues and promoters are joining forces to highlight the dangers of GHB, the illegal drug most closely associated with the Irish ...

Gay Geeks, Assemble! Why Coming Out Geek Matters in the LGBT Community

Gay Geeks, Assemble! Why Coming Out Geek Matters in the LGBT Community
 - Geek culture has gone mainstream, and as a geek myself, I couldn’t be happier. Marvel and DC have turned my favorite comic-book heroes into blockbuster movies and television. Hollywood has brought Star Trek, Star Wars, and other beloved sci-fi franchises to a new generation hungry for the same exciting storytelling I grew up with. Geeks are finally being allowed to live out loud and proud.


Same-Sex Couples More Likely to Ask Presbyterian Pastors to Marry Them

Same-Sex Couples More Likely to Ask Presbyterian Pastors to Marry Them
 - There's less consensus about the roles LGBT people can play in church. “More pastors are open to LGBT people serving in their church than being ...

New education guidelines highlight LGBT history

New education guidelines highlight LGBT history
 - Along with praise from L.G.B.T. advocates, the framework—approved by the state Board of Education earlier last month—was met with calls by ...

Egyptian envoy boycotts UN's new monitor on anti-gay violence

Egyptian envoy boycotts UN's new monitor on anti-gay violence
 - A 5-member UN human rights committee announced that a Thai law professor is its choice to be the UN's first monitor against anti-gay ...

America's wealth gap is split along racial lines — and it's getting dangerously wider

America's wealth gap is split along racial lines — and it's getting dangerously wider
- There's a reason America's poor are largely people of color. But the report also projects wealth inequality 30 years into the future — and it shows that ...

For Latinos, Diabetes Disparities Driven By Poverty

For Latinos, Diabetes Disparities Driven By Poverty
 - The rate of diabetes among Hispanics in Rhode Island has shot up faster than any other group. Why the disparity in health between this group and ...

How to Tackle Racial Inequality in the Water

How to Tackle Racial Inequality in the Water
 - In 2014, only about one percent of members of American swimming's governing body, U.S.A. Swimming, who disclosed their race identified as African ...

How the sharing economy is fighting racial discrimination

How the sharing economy is fighting racial discrimination
 - Discrimination, trust, and safety issues are in no way the sharing economy’s fault; it simply reflects issues that are present and deep-seated in the society. A host would always want to minimise risks or dangers when they let strangers in, but unfortunately there are certain races or types of people that are deemed more desirable than others.

220 years of census data proves race is a social construct

220 years of census data proves race is a social construct
 - The term was first introduced as a way to classify black people in 1900 and has been used on and off since then, most recently in the 2010 Census.

That Mixed-Race Identifying Blacks Are Considered More Attractive

That Mixed-Race Identifying Blacks Are Considered More Attractive
 - The simple perception of exoticism sways people to see multicultural blacks as better-looking," said study author Robert L. Reece, an African American doctoral candidate in sociology at Duke University. The same held true even if the individual was not actually of mixed race, as long as they identified as such.


How genomic sequencing may be widening racial disparities in cancer care

How genomic sequencing may be widening racial disparities in cancer care
 - The TCGA samples, from 10 different cancer types, were somewhat racially diverse. About 12 percent were African-American, which matches the U.S. ...

Does It Pay to Be White?

Does It Pay to Be White?
 - The ongoing murders of African Americans has brought national attention to the question of racial disparities in our society. This factor's made even ...