By Nathan James With New York Fashion Week in full swing, the industry comes alive with models sashaying down runways all over town. The semi-annual gathering of designers, manufacturers, celebrities, photojournalists, and clothing labels has become the Super Bowl of fashion, and all its pomp and circumstance goes on display before the world. Among the […]
BEIRUT – At a time when HIV rates have stabilised or declined elsewhere, the epidemic is still advancing in the Arab world, exacerbated by factors such as political unrest, conflict, poverty and lack of awareness due to social taboos.
Bodies remain littered on the streets of a northern Nigerian town two days after it was seized by militant Islamists, a lawmaker has told the BBC. Boko Haram fighters were patrolling the streets of Bama, preventing people from burying the dead, Ahmed Zanna said. On Wednesday, the state government denied the town had fallen. Officials […]
Mariela Castro, the daughter of President Raúl Castro and niece of Fidel Castro, has given an unprecedented “no” vote in the Cuban parliament to a workers’ rights bill she felt didn’t go far enough to prevent discrimination against people with HIV or with unconventional gender identities.
President Barack Obama will delay action on immigration until after the November congressional elections, news reports said Saturday, a decision aimed at helping some embattled Democrats avoid the highly-politicized issue in their re-election campaigns.
It is difficult for Goth Ali to believe the man he sees in shaky and grainy social media videos is the same one he has known for almost a decade – Abdirahmaan Muhumed.
Theodore Wafer was convicted of the second-degree murder of Renisha McBride, 19, an unarmed Detroit woman who banged on his door at night. He has been sentenced to 17 years in prison. Before sentencing, he apologised to her family and said: “I will carry that guilt and sorrow forever.” The case raised the issue of […]
The pre-eminence of weddings in the gay rights movement ignores the basics that so many of us can’t even afford. Over the past decade, the LGBT rights movement in America has overwhelmingly focused on the fight for marriage, making it seem as if marriage is the key to making us all truly equal in America. And through this ardent effort, incredible strides have been made.
Gambia, a country with one of the most homophobic leaders in the world, passed new anti-gay legislation that includes life in prison for those convicted of “aggravated homosexuality”, National Assembly minority leader Samba Jallow said yesterday. The bill, which now awaits President Yahya Jammeh’s signature, toughens existing laws imposing 14-year sentences for homosexuality, and follows a wave of police crackdowns on gays and lesbians in Gambia over the past month. Raids and mass arrests, beatings, and evictions are occurring regularly, according to Amnesty International.
Gunmen robbed patrons of an Atlanta Black Gay Pride event at least twice in the early hours of August 30, as they were “entering or leaving” a huge event at Club Rain in the southwest section of the city, detectives said.
Protalix, an Israeli biopharmaceutical company located outside of the northern city of Carmiel, said Saturday that it has the resources to produce the experimental Ebola vaccine, ZMapp, which has recently run out.
GENEVA— The World Health Organization has agreed to fast track several potential treatments for Ebola in an effort to stop the spread of this deadly disease in West Africa. After two days of meetings, more than 200 participants, including experts from the Ebola-affected countries, have agreed that work on several promising therapies and vaccines should go ahead at an accelerated pace.
WASHINGTON— According to a study by the Pew Research Center the number of Middle Eastern countries experiencing sectarian violence between religious groups has doubled from five to 10 since 2011.
Michael Sam, who made international headlines last spring as the first openly gay athlete to be drafted to an NFL team, has been signed to the Dallas Cowboys practice squad, having passed his physical exam, team officials said today.
Michael Sam, who made international headlines last spring as the first openly gay athlete to be drafted to an NFL team, is about to be signed to the Dallas Cowboys practice squad, pending the outcome of a physical exam, team officials said yesterday.
When the St. Louis Rams drafted Michael Sam last spring, it was widely seen as an historic moment, as the young defensive end would become the first openly gay athlete playing for an NFL team.
More than 50% of acting union members consulted by UCLA academics say film-makers are biased against LGBT performers More than half of gay actors in Hollywood believe film-makers are biased against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) performers, according to a new study The report from the Williams Institute, a thinktank on gay issues at […]
On August 29, 2014—Chas. Floyd Johnson and SBC Productions presented the Off-Broadway premiere of Stanley Bennett Clay’s award-winning play “Ritual,” set to open September 20, 2014 at the 777 Theatre, 777 8th Avenue, NY 10036. “Ritual” will perform Saturday afternoons at 2:30 pm for a limited run.
WASHINGTON, DC – Los últimos informes dicen que el presidente Obama ha retrasado una vez más el uso de su autoridad ejecutiva para proporcionar alivio de deportación a millones de inmigrantes indocumentados. El presidente estará esperando hasta después de las elecciones de noviembre para hacer un anuncio, dejando a millones de madres y padres bajo la perpetua amenaza de la deportación.
A hallmark of American theater is its ability to make profound statements about the issues of our day, and the stage has always been a playwright’s soapbox.