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domingo, 12 de marzo de 2017

HARAM! IRAN! True Story of Forbidden Love in The Middle East Comes To New York Stage

HARAM! IRAN! True Story of Forbidden Love in The Middle East Comes To New York Stage
- Based on real-life incidents, Jay Paul Deratany’s 2010 provocative and ultimately haunting play Haram! Iran! brings to the stage the true (and by some accounts, controversial) story of Mahmoud Asgari and Ayaz Marhouni, two Arab teenagers who were put to death in Iran in 2005 for accusations of having a homosexual encounter, with concurrent charges that may or may not have been true. Their public execution received international attention, complete with graphically disturbing photos which were seen by millions on the internet. In an era where LGBT people worldwide have slowly made some modest gains in terms of visibility and rights, the Asgari-Marhouni incident opened many


15 LGBT+ anthems we need now more than ever

15 LGBT+ anthems we need now more than ever
- The Queen of Pop's status as an LGBT ally and icon is irrefutable, with her explicit activism dating back to the early 80s. In a time where celebrities ...

LGBTQ centers are getting vandalized and no one's talking about it

LGBTQ centers are getting vandalized and no one's talking about it
- A wave of attacks against LGBTQ community centers—spanning coast-to-coast—cropped up in the first months of 2017, receiving little national media ...

Majority Of Americans Oppose Transgender Bathroom Bills; Support LGBT Protections

Majority Of Americans Oppose Transgender Bathroom Bills; Support LGBT Protections
- A poll released Friday finds that a majority of Americans oppose laws that prohibit transgender people from using the bathroom of their choice and ...

Utah Compromise represents the best of what can happen when competing ...

Utah Compromise represents the best of what can happen when competing ...
- The law was the product of good-faith efforts from both Republicans and Democrats as well as those from the religious and LGBT communities.

GOP lawmakers refuse to protect LGBT students and those with disabilities in school voucher bill

GOP lawmakers refuse to protect LGBT students and those with disabilities in school voucher bill
- But the panel's Republicans voted down Democratic efforts to add amendments that would protect the civil rights of students with disabilities and LGBT ...

South Dakota Passes Law Legalizing Discrimination Against LGBT Couples

South Dakota Passes Law Legalizing Discrimination Against LGBT Couples
- SB 149 allows religiously-affiliated foster care and adoption agencies to turn away qualified LGBT parents and single moms who simply want to start ...

LGBT icon Ellen DeGeneres preaches tolerance at Kids Choice Awards amid Trump transexual ...

LGBT icon Ellen DeGeneres preaches tolerance at Kids Choice Awards amid Trump transexual ...
LGBT icon Ellen DeGeneres preaches tolerance at Kids Choice Awards amid Trump transexual attack. The TV star won Favourite Voice From An ...

One in 10 firms bidding for Trump's Mexico wall project are Hispanic-owned

One in 10 firms bidding for Trump's Mexico wall project are Hispanic-owned
- The story isn't, 'Hey there's a Latino guy building a wall to keep other Latino people out,” said Michael Evangelista-Ysasaga, CEO of the Penna Group ...

At the nation's only Latino mosque, Trump's immigration policies have 'changed everything'

At the nation's only Latino mosque, Trump's immigration policies have 'changed everything'
- What I try to tell people is that Donald Trump becoming president for us is giving us more confidence as Latino Muslims. It's an opportunity for us to ...

Samuel L Jackson hit out at black British actors in Hollywood. Was he right?

Samuel L Jackson hit out at black British actors in Hollywood. Was he right?
- This is just black people who are not African American playing African ... It simply shifts the focus of identity politics from racial equality – where it is ...

Denzel Washington on race relations: You can't legislate love

Denzel Washington on race relations: You can't legislate love
- Troy's story embodies the racial discriminations that cripples African Americans' ambitions and robs them of professional opportunities and festers ...

Why the surge in racism and anti-Semitism?

Why the surge in racism and anti-Semitism?
- Last year, African-Americans took to the streets to protest minorities who died ... They seem to think it is ok to spew their racist hate, and for them to be ...

The Retirement Crisis Facing African Americans

The Retirement Crisis Facing African Americans
- The Retirement Savings Racial Disparity ... $19,000 for the average African American in 2013, the most recent data available. The wealth gap is ...

Gathering looks to empower black LGBT women in a Trump-led world

Gathering looks to empower black LGBT women in a Trump-led world
- The gathering of women will address issues of importance and interest to not only LGBT women or black women, but anyone that finds the topics of ...

Liberals say King Kong equals black people

Liberals say King Kong equals black people
- With a new movie about King Kong coming out, a whole segment on NPR was devoted to proving that the fictional King Kong monster is actually a ...