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lunes, 2 de enero de 2017

Picking the year's 10 biggest anti-LGBT foes wasn't easy

 Picking the year's 10 biggest anti-LGBT foes wasn't easy
- 2016 was a challenging year for LGBT rights. A year after the Supreme Court legalized equal marriage 5-4 vote, an unprecedented number of bills ...

Check out these 10 excellent films that celebrated gayness in 2016

Check out these 10 excellent films that celebrated gayness in 2016
- Moonlight might just be the best LGBT-themed film since Brokeback Mountain. Writer-director Barry Jenkins crafts a film of both immense emotional ...

Will President Trump cut aid to international queer and intersex advocates?

Will President Trump cut aid to international queer and intersex advocates?
- At a meeting earlier this month of international and American LGBTQ and intersex advocates, a consensus of concern emerged that the U.S. will no longer fund their efforts abroad once President-elect Trump takes office. The panel discussion took place at OutRight Action International’s annual summit at CUNY School of Law in the Long Island City, New York, on Dec. 10, as reported by the Washington Blade. It featured American trans activist Tiq Milan and a host of leaders from around the world.

Pridecorps a safety net for young LGBT people

Pridecorps a safety net for young LGBT people
- John Sykes Jr. Bobby Cushman is a board member for Pridecorps, which organizes meetings and field trips where young members of the LGBT ...

Konni Burton, the State Senator from Texas who wants to out kids.

Konni Burton, the State Senator from Texas who wants to out kids.
LGBT organizations warn this would be dangerous for at-risk youth, noting that 40% of US homeless kids identify as LGBT due to unsupportive home ...

Texas Businesses Gear Up to Fight Anti-LGBT Legislation

Texas Businesses Gear Up to Fight Anti-LGBT Legislation
- Texas business leaders are speaking out against a "bathroom bill" that could be brought before the Legislature this session, which begins Jan. 10.

Cindy From “The Brady Bunch” Says It's “Rediculous” You Thinks She's A Homophobe With No Chill

Cindy From “The Brady Bunch” Says It's “Rediculous” You Thinks She's A Homophobe With No Chill
- LA Talk Radio takes pride in its close and collaborative relationship with the LGBT community… we will not tolerate hateful speech by anyone ...

US businesses rally against bills targeting LGBT-friendly bathrooms

US businesses rally against bills targeting LGBT-friendly bathrooms
- North Carolina's law omits LGBT people from state anti-discrimination protections and orders transgender people to use bathrooms in schools and ...

I Don't Think We're Free in America” – An Interview with Bryan Stevenson

I Don't Think We're Free in America” – An Interview with Bryan Stevenson
- Lynching in America was a response to the lack of public memorials ... and understanding of how our history of racial inequality continues to haunt us.

Deal With Income Inequality to Make America Great Again

Deal With Income Inequality to Make America Great Again
- It’s hard to quibble with the items on the president’s list. Slow productivity growth, rising inequality, inadequate employment and the lack of sustainable economic growth all are important problems that a President Trump will have to face. But just how important are these issues? Does one, above all, deserve to be at the top of the next president’s economic to-do list?

Nick Cannon made some shocking statements about Planned Parenthood

Nick Cannon made some shocking statements about Planned Parenthood
- I'm talking about this system that was not designed for us and how it's the mindset that black people, lower class people, latino people are less than ...

Why Chicago's Black Ensemble Theater matters: Creativity in the age of Trump

Why Chicago's Black Ensemble Theater matters: Creativity in the age of Trump
- While Taylor does not shy away from the internal struggles of African American life or from the realities of racial oppression, arguably her productions' ...

Cuba: A Nation of Scientists

Cuba: A Nation of Scientists
- That is the case of the recombinant anti-hepatitis B vaccine (Heberbiovac B), registered in over 30 countries in Latin America, Asia and Europe, whose ...

John Carroll University must change its name to signal its embrace of improved student diversity ...

John Carroll University must change its name to signal its embrace of improved student diversity ...
- As a student, I had but two African-American professors. ... The percentage of African-American and multiracial students attending JCU is nearly 50 ...

How the police divided Toronto's LGBT community

How the police divided Toronto's LGBT community
- Saunders was there to express his regret, though not to explicitly apologize for, the 1981 raids on four Toronto bathhouses that resulted in the arrests of over 300 men. It was one of the largest mass arrests in Canadian history and was a profound demonstration of the contempt the Canadian state had for gay men at the time. In negotiating his meager, half-hearted expression of regret, Saunders and the Toronto Police Service worked with Brent Hawkes, the senior pastor of the Metropolitan Community Church of Toronto, one of the city’s most respected gay activists and a man who was at that very time facing criminal charges related to sexual assault.

Record Violence After Trump and Brexit, 8-Year-Old Ugandan Arrested as ...

Record Violence After Trump and Brexit, 8-Year-Old Ugandan Arrested as ...
- Much ado has been made about how Donald Trump’s election has empowered bigots. According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, there were 867 incidents of violence against Jews, Muslims, immigrants, black people, women and the LGBTQ community. Likewise, in the UK, Brexit has led to a 147% increase in anti-gay hate crimes. This and more in our look at crime around the world.