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miércoles, 25 de enero de 2017

Syracuse University LGBT community shares disappointments and fears for Trump presidency

Syracuse University LGBT community shares disappointments and fears for Trump presidency
- nd obviously American foreign policy had been prepared about LGBT rights internationally, and that's not going to happen under a Trump ...

Mark Pocan claim: Betsy DeVos backs groups that say LGBT students must get 'conversion therapy'

Mark Pocan claim: Betsy DeVos backs groups that say LGBT students must get 'conversion therapy'
- U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan, a Madison-area Democrat who has called for prohibiting the use of such therapy on minors, attacked Betsy DeVos in a letter on Jan. 11, 2017, six days before her Senate confirmation hearing. The letter, signed by Pocan and the other four co-chairs of the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus, was sent to the leaders of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, which is scheduled to vote on DeVos’ nomination on Jan. 31, 2017. The letter said DeVos, an education activist and a major Republican donor from Michigan, has tried to undermine the rights of people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender.

Students celebrate college's LGBT award for running programme to eradicate homophobia

Students celebrate college's LGBT award for running programme to eradicate homophobia
- STUDENTS and staff at a college are celebrating after being awarded with LGBT+ best practice status by the Department for Education. Big Creative ...

Ireland 'should confront' President Trump on LGBT rights, minister says

Ireland 'should confront' President Trump on LGBT rights, minister says
- An Irish government minister has said his government should press the United States over attempts to pare back LGBT rights. In one of his only direct ...

Number of 'LGBT-certified' businesses has tripled in 5 years

Number of 'LGBT-certified' businesses has tripled in 5 years
- More than 900 companies are now registered as “LGBT-certified,” reports Bloomberg Technology. The companies are part of the National Gay ...

First LGBT Kindergarten in Germany Could Soon Open in Berlin

First LGBT Kindergarten in Germany Could Soon Open in Berlin
- The gay organization Schwulenberatung Berlin has just announced that the first LGBT kindergarten in Germany run by a gay association could soon ...

Moonlight' receives eight Academy Awards nominations

Moonlight' receives eight Academy Awards nominations
- Moonlight 2 In what has been termed the most racially diverse Academy Award nominations in years, Moonlight the coming of age story of an inner ...

The Trump administration is doing a poor job of sharing its vision on its most important public platform

The Trump administration is doing a poor job of sharing its vision on its most important public platform
- For example, a search for terms such as LGBT or civil rights finds either no results on the site or merely turns up a list of past presidential office-holders ...

Trump Could Bring Enemies in South America Closer Together

Trump Could Bring Enemies in South America Closer Together
- Trump, who assumed power last week, has pledged to reverse the Cuba policy of his predecessor “unless the Castro regime meets our demands”. Rex Tillerson, Trump’s secretary of state and the former boss of ExxonMobil, has an acrimonious history when it comes to Venezuela. Nicolás Maduro, the Venezuelan president, has said Trump — a fellow illiberal strongman — can be no worse than Barack Obama. But that’s probably not how the Cubans see it.

No country for machos: What is there about machismo in Brazil and Latin America?

No country for machos: What is there about machismo in Brazil and Latin America?
- In Brazil, the killing of a female due to domestic violence or ‘simple’ gender-based hatred is called feminicide. It was ratified as a law in March, 2015, and tries to protect the 13 women daily murdered every day in Brazil under those circumstances. Those who did not recognise value in the making of this legal device generally assume the use of it as a maneuver from Mrs. Rousseff, who was the president back in those days, or the inutility of a resolution that ‘harms the universality present in the Brazilian Constitution’. These arguments are, for themselves, a reflection of how resistant and traditional public opinion can be - a direct result of our political immaturity.

The decline of progressivism and the resurgence of the right in Latin America

The decline of progressivism and the resurgence of the right in Latin America
- In 2010, the Argentinian TV station Encuentro broadcast a series of interviews with Latin American presidents that would go down in history: Brazilian Lula da Silva, Venezuelan Hugo Chávez, Ecuadorian Rafael Correa, Argentinian Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, Chilean Michelle Bachelet, Uruguayan Pepe Mujica and Paraguayan Fernando Lugo. All of them, however diverse, had one thing in common: they formed part of those governments describing themselves as progressive.


Will Trump block Latin America's recovery?

Will Trump block Latin America's recovery?
- Slow trade growth poses a significant risk for Latin American countries, because increasing and diversifying exports is an essential component of their ...

In more diverse Oscars year, African-American actress Viola Davis sets record

In more diverse Oscars year, African-American actress Viola Davis sets record
- Viola Davis is the first-ever African-American actress to get three nominations at the Oscars. What history tells us about diversity in Hollywood.

How People Are Fighting Poverty — And Winning — In Haiti

How People Are Fighting Poverty — And Winning — In Haiti
- When I first met Alta, she was still in her teens. She was living with a much older man and her two daughters in Viyèt, a hilly area just northwest of ...

Lawyer Who Defended Racial Gerrymandering Picked for A Top Civil Rights Job

Lawyer Who Defended Racial Gerrymandering Picked for A Top Civil Rights Job
- John Gore, an attorney who has worked to defend laws that critics say are designed to weaken the voting rights of African-Americans and other ...

African-Americans Much Less Likely to Successfully Talk Themselves Out ...

African-Americans Much Less Likely to Successfully Talk Themselves Out ...
- In 2016, Vermont became the eighth state to confirm that it stopped African-American drivers more often than whites, citing “implicit racial bias” among ...