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Wednesday, 13 December 2017

A Black Lesbian's View on the Trump Years: Jim Crow Is Back

A Black Lesbian's View on the Trump Years: Jim Crow Is Back
- Last week the U. S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments inMasterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission. The case — which has many of us LGBTQ Americans on pins and needles — will litigate a baker's rights to refuse to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple, Dave Mullins and ...

Liberal Government's Plan To Destroy Gay-Sex Criminal Records 'Troubling': Historians

Liberal Government's Plan To Destroy Gay-Sex Criminal Records 'Troubling': Historians
- The bill was accompanied by a formal apology by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in the House of Commons to the LGBTQ community for historic injustices that ruined ... "We're listening and that's why we study this at committee," said Boissonnault, special adviser to the prime minister on LGBTQ issues.

Bigotry did not win': LGBTQ advocates celebrate Roy Moore's defeat in Alabama

Bigotry did not win': LGBTQ advocates celebrate Roy Moore's defeat in Alabama
LGBTQ advocates are hailing the surprise result of the special Senate election in Alabama, where Democrat Doug Jones defeated Republican Roy Moore, a conservative firebrand who has said homosexuality should be illegal. "In rejecting avowed bigot Roy Moore, Alabama voters solidified once and ...

Pittsburgh City Council banned conversion therapy one year ago today

Pittsburgh City Council banned conversion therapy one year ago today
- In introducing the legislation that would lead to the conversion therapy ban here, Pittsburgh City Council President Bruce Kraus, an openly gay man himself, pointed to the incoming presidential administration and then-Vice President-elect Mike Pence's track record on LGBTQ issues in stressing the need ..

Anti-gay Republican compares homosexuality to pedophilia in horrifying debate

Anti-gay Republican compares homosexuality to pedophilia in horrifying debate
- Former Oklahoma City Mayor Kirk Humphreys (R.) shocked LGBTQ organizations, viewers at home and his Democratic opponent by comparing gay men to pedophiles during a debate. Humphreys, who is also a member of the University of Oklahoma's Board of Regents, was appearing on KFOR's Flash ..

Republican Senator urges Trump to “reconsider” nominating anti-LGBTQ Jeff Mateer

Republican Senator urges Trump to “reconsider” nominating anti-LGBTQ Jeff Mateer
- Mateer's nomination has not yet been approved by the Judiciary Committee, as he has come under fire for past comments he made disparaging LGBTQ people. In several speeches given before right-wing religious groups, Mateer has defended bills that allow people to discriminate against LGBTQ ...

University Regent Under Fire for Saying Homosexuality Against Scripture

University Regent Under Fire for Saying Homosexuality Against Scripture
- Troy Stevenson, director of the LGBTQ group Freedom Oklahoma said, “I think it sends an awful message to incoming students, to LGBTQ faculty and staff, and to the communities around the three universities the board oversees, to have someone who is so flagrantly anti-LGBTQ leading the Board of ...

Republican senator tells Trump to reconsider nominee who called trans kids 'Satan's plan'

Republican senator tells Trump to reconsider nominee who called trans kids 'Satan's plan'
- Mateer is up for a federal judgeship in Texas, and he is anti-LGBTQ even by Trump nominee standards. In addition to his anti-trans youth statement, he has come out against states banning so-called “conversion therapy,” colloquially known as “pray the gay away.” Mateer, a former high level staffer for ...

UN Official Shocked By Toxic Conditions in US Black Belt: 'Worst Poverty' in First World

UN Official Shocked By Toxic Conditions in US Black Belt: 'Worst Poverty' in First World
- The tour by Philip Alston, the U.N. Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, has cast a light on an issue known well to poverty-blighted communities and oppressed nationalities in the U.S.: inequitable local policies that safeguard environmental racism by literally concentrating toxic ...

The 50 US states ranked from most to least healthy

The 50 US states ranked from most to least healthy
- Looking at data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the American Medical Association, and the Census bureau, the rankings took into account everything from obesity and smoking to community and environmental factors, such as child poverty and air pollution, to public policies like ...

Massachusetts dethrones Hawaii as healthiest state

Massachusetts dethrones Hawaii as healthiest state
- Mississippi and Louisiana, ranked 49th and 50th, have major health challenges, according to the report, including a high prevalence of smoking, obesity and children in poverty. The report, America's Health Rankings, has been analyzing state health standings for 28 years. Across the country, health ...

Detroit has more needs than any city in America, despite progress

Detroit has more needs than any city in America, despite progress
- The number crunch also notes that Detroit has the highest rate of children and adults in the country living in poverty. The Motor City has the third highest percentage of homes without adequate plumbing, according to the study. Grand Rapids is the 84th neediest city in America. It ranks 72nd in economic ...

Are you surprised? Louisiana among unhealthiest states in America

Are you surprised? Louisiana among unhealthiest states in America
- Louisiana is among several states in the South named the unhealthiest in the nation, according to a new report. United Health Foundation released its yearly report on the level of healthiness in each state. Louisiana was ranked 49th in the country for being unhealthy, while Mississippi was named the ...

Roy Moore Drowns Us Out

Roy Moore Drowns Us Out
- Jonathon Kozol, who chronicled inequality in America's schools, never wrote about the school system in Alabama, but his phrase “savage inequality” rings true when applied to it. Segregation is still rampant here. In crumbling public schools, black students pledge allegiance to dusty flags in cramped .

Study reveals racial inequality in Mexico, disproving its 'race-blind' rhetoric

Study reveals racial inequality in Mexico, disproving its 'race-blind' rhetoric
- For centuries, the United States has been engaged in a thorny, stop-and-go conversation about race and inequality in American society. And from Black Lives Matter demonstrations to NFL players protesting police violence, public discussions on racism continue in full force ...

The kids who said "No" to crime in Brazil's epitome of inequality

The kids who said "No" to crime in Brazil's epitome of inequality
- the daily shantytown life of Gustavo, Letizia and Livia, three of the youngsters who said "No" to crime and today fight to get ahead in a Sao Paulo neighborhood that is the epitome of inequality. The streets of the Vila Andrade district in the Morumbi region, on the south side of South America's largest city ...