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By Karanja Gaçuça

The United Nations will Incorporate Language that Specifically Recognizes LGBTQ populations in HIV Treatment.

The United Nations has made significant steps in recognizing the specific need and vulnerabilities of specific populations as it relates to HIV & AIDS policies.

Specifically the UN will recognize men who have sex with men (MSM),

transgender women, sex workers and drug users in addition to women.

This recognition of specific communities is important because it allows for the global advocacy by international organizations such as UNAIDS to push globally for policies that will ensure that resources are directed where they are needed most based on science based data about communities that are most at risk of HIV infection and AIDS related illnesses. Read More

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And how it came to protect LGBT South Africans against discrimination

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London – This essay is dedicated to the many heroic South African LGBT and anti-apartheid activists that I worked with during the period of white minority rule - heroes who helped secure the commitment of the African National Congress of South Africa to LGBT human rights, including the enactment of the world’s first constitution to protect LGBT people against discrimination.

As a gay teenager growing up in Melbourne, Australia, my three great passions were men, surfing and politics. All three came together in the summer of 1971, when at the age of 19, I went on my first anti-apartheid protest. Read More

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CAIRO - This is not about any alarming header—it is the dramatic conclusion of several scientific studies about the on-going climate change impact on the Middle East region, particularly in the Gulf area. The examples are stark.

“Within this century, parts of the Persian Gulf region could be hit with unprecedented events of deadly heat as a result of climate change, according to a study of high-resolution climate models,” a recent Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) research warned. Read More

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By Nathan James

President Barack Obama, while on a state visit to London to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II‘s 90th birthday, sharply rebuked anti LGBT laws recently passed in states like North Carolina and Mississippi, while Republican lawmakers repudiated his remarks.

“The laws passed there are wrong,” Obama said, “and should be overturned.”

The President's remarks came during a joint press conference yesterday with British Prime Minister David Cameron, whose government issued a travel warning to its LGBT citizens that "laws in these states could affect [them]". Read More

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By Lyndal Rowlands

UNITED NATIONS – An unprecedented 175 countries are expected to sign the Paris Climate Change Agreement here Friday, with 15 developing countries taking the lead by also ratifying the treaty.

The Marshall Islands, Nauru, Palau, Somalia, Palestine, Barbados, Belize, Fiji, Grenada, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Samoa, Tuvalu, the Maldives, Saint Lucia and Mauritius all deposited their instruments of ratification at the signing ceremony, meaning that their governments have already agreed to be legally bound by the terms of the treaty.

Speaking at the opening of the signing ceremony UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon welcomed the record-breaking number of signatures for an international treaty on a single day but reminded the governments present that “records are also being broken outside.” Read More

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Pope’s damaging message to trans teens

Pope Francis’ long-awaited apostolic exhortation — “Amoris Laetitia,” or “The Joy of Love” — was just released. The good news is that he urges church...

Obama in London: Birtherism is back amid Brexit Controversy.

London - Birtherism has reared its ugly head yet again in of all places, London! This came about as a result of President Obama inserting...

Massachusetts isn’t Mississippi but we, too, have no trans accommodation bill

Mississippi and North Carolina can now be added to the list of states codifying transgender discrimination. To date, only seventeen states across the country have...

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The death toll from a powerful earthquake in Ecuador surged to 233 on Sunday, as daylight aided rescue and recovery efforts from the overnight devastation.

The latest figures from the office of President Rafael Correa more than triple earlier estimates.

Hundreds more people were injured when the the shallow 7.8-magnitude quake struck late Saturday along the South American country's coast.

Initial reports indicate heavy damage in the coastal city of Manta. Rescue crews struggled to get to the sparsely populated fishing ports and tourists beaches. Read More

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Stonewall To Become National Monument

By Nathan James New York City's iconic Stonewall Inn, long recognized as the birthplace of the modern LGBT rights movement, would become a national park...

Lionsgate, Composer, PayPal Leave N.C. Over Anti-LGBT Law

By Nathan James Just days after North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory signed a sweeping anti-LGBT bill into law, corporations are expressing their displeasure by taking...

Bryant Signs Anti-Gay Mississippi Bill

By Nathan James Determined to have a standing law that relegates the Mississippi LGBT community to second-class status, Gov. Phil Bryant today signed a sweeping...

Argentina, the United States’ New South American Ally

By Fabiana Frayssinet After a decade of bilateral tension, the presidents of Argentina, Mauricio Macri, and the United States, Barack Obama, resumed the friendship between...

African Staple Plantains at Risk of Same Diseases as Bananas

By Lyndal Rowlands and Palwesha Yusaf Kampala - Anna Gamusi, has been growing ‘matooke’ – plantains – for over 20 years. She originally learnt how...

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By Nathan James

The renowned Ailey II company of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater opened its 42nd New York City season today, with bold, energetic new world premieres by emerging and established choreographers, and the 12 young dancers who come from all across America to develop their art, in anticipation of starting their professional careers. Read More

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Nathaniel Hunt inspires and thrills

Nathaniel Hunt is the “senior” dancer within the group of twelve gifted dancers that form the 2016 ensemble modern dance group Ailey II.  Listen Here

Kirk Shannon Butts chats with Nathaniel Hunt
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By Rev. Irene Monroe

For many LGBTQs across the nation-especially those of us of African descent-we have been breathlessly waiting for Robert O’Hara’s “BootyCandy” to come to our cities. “BootyCandy” has finally come to Boston, and each show has been a sold-out performance. Read More

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Prince, singer and superstar, dies at 57 at Paisley Park

The hugely popular and acclaimed musician Prince has died at his home in Minnesota at the age of 57, his publicist has said. Police were...

Lesbian hip-hop duo from Havana fights homophobia with music

By Magdalena Mis LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - According to Odaymara Cuesta from the lesbian Cuban hip-hop band Krudas Cubensi, there's a gay person in...

Outrageous ‘Bootycandy’ Play Returns To The Stage

By Nathan James "You can't come to a play called 'Bootycandy', and expect that it's going to be 'Gilligan's Island'", says playwright Robert O'Hara, of...

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Villanova had the greatest ending in NCAA Tournament history. Kris Jenkins hits the shot heard 'round the world. Ryan Arcidiacono named tournament's Most Outstanding Player.

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Georgia’s ‘Turn Away The Gays’ Law Could Jeopardize Atlanta Super Bowl:...

By Nathan James The National Football League has issued a stern warning to Georgia's Republican governor, Nathan Deal, about Atlanta's prospects for hosting a Super...

Bromances May Be Good for Men’s Health

Moderate stress encourages male bonding, and prosocial behavior makes them more resilient to stress Male friendships, portrayed and often winked at in bromance movies, could...

Scholarships or Salaries for College Athletes?

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Should college athletes receive a $65,000 scholarship or be paid $100,000? The latter may sound like the better idea out of...

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ITHACA, N.Y. – Race and ethnicity as a function of climate-change attitudes is the subject of a recent study by Jonathon Schuldt, assistant professor of communication in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and collaborator Adam Pearson, assistant professor of psychology at Pomona (Calif.) College.

Their work is documented in a paper, “The role of race and ethnicity in climate change polarization: Evidence from a U.S. national survey experiment,” and is published online in the journal Climatic Change. Read More

By Nathan James Justice Department officials confirmed today that a harsh anti-LGBT law recently enacted in North Carolina violates the Civil Rights Act of 1964, raising issues of whether the state could lose almost a billion dollars in federal education...
By Nathan James New York City's iconic Stonewall Inn, long recognized as the birthplace of the modern LGBT rights movement, would become a national park and monument under a plan being formulated by President Obama, White House officials said yesterday. The...
By Nathan James The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) has issued its worst-ever set of ratings to the film industry for LGBT characters in the movies. The media watchdog group, which released its report this morning, says that...
By Nathan James Hillary Clinton's locomotive was running firmly on the inside track this week, following her four-state victory in Tuesday's "Acela Primary", named for the popular high-speed Amtrak train that runs through all of its five states. The former First...
By Nathan James Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam has signed a bill allowing psychotherapists and other mental-health professionals to refuse treatment to LGBT patients, based on their "sincerely held principles", state officials said yesterday. The new law, HB 1840, also confers immunity...

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