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jueves, 9 de febrero de 2017

Pro-LGBT hashtag 'I love gays' is trending in Saudi Arabia, where homosexuality is illegal

Pro-LGBT hashtag 'I love gays' is trending in Saudi Arabia, where homosexuality is illegal
- It first appeared on Thursday and was trending at number one by the weekend.
Saudi Arabia is ruled under sharia law where homosexuality is condemned and those guilty of engaging in gay sex can be executed.



No LGBT history in Arizona? Think again

No LGBT history in Arizona? Think again
- Other LGBT-community icons in Arizona could easily meet the same fate, Shore said. Though gay history has been well-preserved in New York, Los ...

Does She Pose An Immediate Danger To LGBT Students?

Does She Pose An Immediate Danger To LGBT Students?
- When Trump was running for president, I wasn't so keen on him ruling the nation. Being a former high school teacher and still involved in higher ...

Irish writer says he quit journalism 'because of LGBT activists'

Irish writer says he quit journalism 'because of LGBT activists'
- An Irish political writer who opposed equal marriage has blamed LGBT activists for his decision to quit journalism, comparing them to military forces.

DeVos is not as conservative on social issues as you think

DeVos is not as conservative on social issues as you think
- Ironically, homosexual activists have pilloried DeVos as hostile to the LGBT agenda, with one “progressive” even falsely labeling her family's support ...

New data reveal aging experiences of LGBT Americans

New data reveal aging experiences of LGBT Americans
- These articles provide the opportunity to consider how social, historical, and environmental contexts influence the health and well-being of LGBT ...

North Carolina teacher suspended for playing LGBT anti-bullying video

North Carolina teacher suspended for playing LGBT anti-bullying video
- Although the message of the film was taken to heart by many in the class, anti-LGBT parents filed a string of complaints after discovering the clip had ...

China's gay scene attracts censorship and investment

China's gay scene attracts censorship and investment
- While apps serving LGBT people are attracting the investment of entertainment firms, they are still often censored on China's entertainment platforms.

Is Costa Rica the world's happiest, greenest country?

Is Costa Rica the world's happiest, greenest country?
- Costa Rica was the most environmentally advanced and happiest place on earth last year, followed by Mexico, Colombia, Vanuatu and Vietnam.

Pope Francis, get out of Venezuela. You're only making things worse.

Pope Francis, get out of Venezuela. You're only making things worse.
- The Vatican’s mediation effort in Venezuela has been — to use a word much in vogue in Washington these days — a disaster. It has legitimized that country’s authoritarian ruler Nicolás Maduro, throwing him a lifeline when millions of protesters were demanding his resignation on the streets in October 2016. And it has helped him get back on his feet by further cracking down on the opposition.
Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/andres-oppenheimer/article131449369.html#storylink=cpy

The People Power Behind Mexico City's New Constitution

The People Power Behind Mexico City's New Constitution
- Last year, the 29-year-old travel agent read in the newspaper that Mexico City was drafting its first constitution and accepting ideas from everyday citizens like him. Anyone could write a petition via the online platform Change.org. If the idea garnered enough signatures, a drafting committee appointed by Mayor Miguel Ángel Mancera would meet with the petitioners to consider the proposal. Fontano had no political experience or history as an activist. But he is passionate about parks and their potential to combat air pollution. “I believe climate change is the most serious challenge that we face,” Fontano says. “And one way of fighting that at the local level is by increasing the amount of green areas and guaranteeing that we don’t lose the ones we have

Latin America resilience tested by recession, disasters and Trump

Latin America resilience tested by recession, disasters and Trump
- Amid the pressures of the past two years, in which the trend of Latin Americans escaping poverty to the middle class tailed off, the risk now is that more ...

Latino Kids Lag in Math Skills, But Here Are Ways to Narrow the Gap

Latino Kids Lag in Math Skills, But Here Are Ways to Narrow the Gap
Latino children trail behind their white peers by about 3 months when it comes to math skills, and researchers associate this with increased poverty.

Time for healing in America, and for Sessions as Attorney General, Sen. Scott tells Senate

Time for healing in America, and for Sessions as Attorney General, Sen. Scott tells Senate
- Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., praised Sessions and called for healing over race in the United States. He noted how his grandfather was raised to understand that he was to step off the sidewalk when a white person neared, and never to look a white person in the eyes. Despite that, Scott said, he was now a member of one of the world’s most prestigious political bodies, and he was well-aware of the sacrifices many other African-Americans had made to make it possible for him to stand and give the speech he gave.
Read more here: http://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/politics-government/congress/article131570634.html#storylink=cpy

The Global Dimensions of the Life and Legacy of Malcolm X

The Global Dimensions of the Life and Legacy of Malcolm X
- The program was sponsored by the campus African American Association, .... They had entered areas of the South where racial terror was fostering ...

Racism-white supremacy and the education crisis

Racism-white supremacy and the education crisis
- The racial fears during that era necessitated almost total exclusion of ... They, too, reject schools with too many African-American and Latino children ...