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Tuesday, 21 May 2019

Lori Lightfoot sworn in as Chicago's first LGBTQ, black woman mayor

Lori Lightfoot sworn in as Chicago's first LGBTQ, black woman mayor
Lori Lightfoot was sworn into office Monday as Chicago's 56th mayor. She made history as both the first black woman and the first openly LGBTQ ...

When the far right took over Brazil, its only LGBTQ Congressman fled for his life

When the far right took over Brazil, its only LGBTQ Congressman fled for his life
For Jean Wyllys, peace comes only at night, in the darkness, when he can close his eyes and drift into a world he has left behind. Perhaps he'll dream ...

Marriage Equality Comes To Taiwan

Marriage Equality Comes To Taiwan
President Tsai posted messages of congratulations to Taiwan's LGBTQ community on social media, declaring it was a day for pride, a fulfillment of a ...

US is about to decide if LGBTQ people truly count as citizens

US is about to decide if LGBTQ people truly count as citizens
The first time I walked in the Boston Pride Parade was early in my first campaign for Congress. It was an amazing experience, made unforgettable ...

LGBTQ Rights in Asia's Newest Nation of Timor-Leste

LGBTQ Rights in Asia's Newest Nation of Timor-Leste
The tiny island nation of Timor-Leste is the youngest country in Asia. It's also one of its most Catholic. And, in a surprising twist of fate, it's leading the ...

See 100 years of LGBTQ history mapped across New York City

See 100 years of LGBTQ history mapped across New York City
When lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) people resisted a police raid at this Greenwich Village ...

Malta named most LGBTQ-friendly country in Europe

Malta named most LGBTQ-friendly country in Europe
measures the state of equality and absence of discrimination of LGBTQ individuals, as well as the level of family acceptance, civil society space, ...

Controversial 'Save Chick-Fil-A Bill' passes Texas House, one step closer to Gov.'s desk

Controversial 'Save Chick-Fil-A Bill' passes Texas House, one step closer to Gov.'s desk
Each member of the LGBTQ Caucus spoke up before the bill was voted on. "I need you both my Democratic and Republican colleagues to stand in ...

UK government welfare cuts increase food poverty


"The way the UK government has handled its reduction in welfare spending has left parents unable to feed their children in the fifth-largest economy in ...

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US economy winning at moment, but miseries of 'losers' grind on


U.S. economy winning at moment, but miseries of 'losers' grind on .... tackling the relentless problem of poverty and economic inequality in America.

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China to provide better care for poor people with severe disabilities


The relatives of poor people with severe disabilities should be first considered when hiring staff for either care homes or community service stations.

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Overpoliced, Underrepresented: Racial Inequality and Cannabis Capitalism


But an emerging cannabis market is abandoning the values of racial justice that in large part motivated those initial calls for legalization.

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'Hunger crisis' as UK fails its poor


The UK government is failing to meet its duty under human rights law to ... has left parents unable to feed their children in the fifth-largest economy in ...

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Tens of thousands of North Korean women 'sold into China sex trade and systemically raped'


Before being pulled into China's sex trade, where they are exploited and used ... against trafficked North Korean women and girls in mainland China. ... by a patriarchal regime that survives through the imposition of tyranny, poverty, ...

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Chinese embassy pledges 40 000 school bags for pupils


"Before September this year, we from the China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation plan to raise funds from ordinary Chinese online so that we can use ...

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Pacific feminists encouraged to be united to fight for gender equality


Fiji's Minister for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation Mereseini Vuniwaqa said at the forum that it is important that Pacific feminists continue to ...

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