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miércoles, 8 de marzo de 2017

Study: Sexual minorities more likely to be incarcerated, assaulted behind bars

Study: Sexual minorities more likely to be incarcerated, assaulted behind bars
- Lesbian, gay, and bisexual people are three times more likely to be incarcerated than straight people and, once behind bars, are more likely to be ...

You're in Trump country now,' police said NC man shouted during attack on gay men

You're in Trump country now,' police said NC man shouted during attack on gay men
- A North Carolina man is accused of hurling anti-gay remarks at two men on bicycles as he ran them down with his motor scooter in downtown Key West, Fla., the Miami Herald reported. Onslow County sheriff’s deputies on Thursday arrested Richlands resident Brandon Ray Davis, 30, on a warrant charging him with felony aggravated battery with a deadly weapon with evidence of prejudice. He will be extradited to Key West, police said. Richlands is about four hours east of Charlotte near the Carolina coast.

Read more here: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/local/crime/article136470513.html#storylink=cpy

Under Trump, we need LGBTQ youth programs like True Colors more than ever

Under Trump, we need LGBTQ youth programs like True Colors more than ever
- It's been a few months since True Colors, the country's longest-running LGBTQ youth theater company, was honored with the 2016 National Arts and ...

Big Business Takes Transgender Rights to SCOTUS

Big Business Takes Transgender Rights to SCOTUS
- A coalition of 53 companies have signed on to a brief supporting a Virginia high school student who has brought his fight to use the bathroom that corresponds with his gender identity to the Supreme Court. (Bookmark the brief; it's a full-throated defense of transgender rights, and well worth your time.) The companies include Fortune stalwarts Amazon, Apple, IBM, Intel, and Microsoft. The question at hand is whether the Gloucester County School Board in Virginia violated a federal anti-discrimination law two years ago when they prevented Gavin Grimm, now 17 years old, from using the bathroom of his choice. But now, with the addition of corporate heft, the question has broadened considerably. More on that in a moment.

Why Repealing The Affordable Care Act Could Be Devastating For The LGBT Community

Why Repealing The Affordable Care Act Could Be Devastating For The LGBT Community
- Even as Congressional Republicans intensify their attempts to repeal (and, apparently, replace) it, the Affordable Care Act is more popular than ever. According to a survey from the Kasier Family Foundation, 48 percent of Americans view the ACA favorite, hardly a resounding endorsement but a noticeable increase from 43 percent just a few months earlier in December 2016. Moreover, a  study in the New England Journal of Medicine estimated that 43,000 Americans could die annually if the Affordable Care Act is repealed. While an ACA repeal would likely have dire consequences for the health of people across the country, one of the groups that is likely to be hit hardest is the LGBT community. 

Hilarious video busts myth that 'bathroom bills' are about protecting women

Hilarious video busts myth that 'bathroom bills' are about protecting women
- The common refrain among supporters of so-called “bathroom bills” is that they seek to protect women and children from sexual violence.

Greek Life increases efforts to create inclusive environment for LGBTQ community

Greek Life increases efforts to create inclusive environment for LGBTQ community
- While some sororities are increasing efforts to demonstrate acceptance of the LGBTQ community, some think the rush process could be made more ...

This stunning film shows the power of being gay without using a single word

This stunning film shows the power of being gay without using a single word
- Homosexuality remains criminalised in India, despite it having numerous out celebrities, a thriving LGBT culture in some cities and even a gay prince.

The key to women's equality in Latin America

The key to women's equality in Latin America
- The goal of sustainable development with gender equality, which is born of the synergy between the Regional Gender Agenda and the 2030 Agenda, compels us to set our sights and focus our actions on the structural knots of inequality in our societies. First, we think about socio-economic inequality and poverty and about the necessary transformation of the reigning development model toward one that incorporates new patterns of sustainable production and consumption and of the redistribution of wealth, income and time. 

Why Mixed-Race Americans Will Not Save The Country

Why Mixed-Race Americans Will Not Save The Country
But this illusion is incompatible with an America in which the presidential election was won by the candidate who ran a "Make America Great Again" campaign, which many critics have pointed out was widely heard as a call to "Make America White Again." If the election results are a vindication for those championing the politics of President Trump, the demographic trends point in the opposite direction. Today, the United States' mixed-race population is growing three times faster than the general population, and optimism about the impact that mixed-race people can have on a racially-divided country abounds.

Latinos Feel the Sting of Trump's Presidency

Latinos Feel the Sting of Trump's Presidency
- Five years ago, before Latino people worried much about Donald Trump, Oscar Saldivar stood in my living room in Los Angeles and told me a story.

Want To Know About Racially Motivated Policing? Ask Literally Any Person of Color in Milwaukee

Want To Know About Racially Motivated Policing? Ask Literally Any Person of Color in Milwaukee
- Black and Latino people are magnets for police harassment in this city. Police abuse of people of color here isn't imagination. It's reality. This has been ...

Ruth Ellis created space for gay and lesbian African Americans in the 1940-1960s

Ruth Ellis created space for gay and lesbian African Americans in the 1940-1960s
- Ruth Ellis opened her home to LGBT youth, was a community organizer and loved to IMAGE 1 OF 1 Ruth Ellis opened her home to LGBT youth, was a ...

Bessie Coleman Broke Barriers As The First African American Woman To Become A Pilot

Bessie Coleman Broke Barriers As The First African American Woman To Become A Pilot
- Bessie Coleman was the first African-American female to become a licensed pilot in 1921. Defeating gender and racial ...

Former Oklahoma sheriff busted for bizarre racial slur prior to black veteran's tragic death in his jail

Former Oklahoma sheriff busted for bizarre racial slur prior to black veteran's tragic death in his jail
- Courtroom testimony in Tulsa, Oklahoma Monday revealed that in 2011 African-American staff at the Tulsa County jail were called “n*gronoids” or ...

Black people are 7 times more likely than white people to be wrongly convicted of murder

Black people are 7 times more likely than white people to be wrongly convicted of murder
Race may be the deciding factor in whether you're deemed innocent in a court of law. That's the takeaway from a study for the National Registry of ...