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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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Commentary By Peter Tatchell

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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United Methodist Church’s inhospitality toward its LGBTQs

The United Methodist Church is in the need of prayer. And, one that emphasizes full inclusion of all its parishioners. At General Conference this month...

Simple Choice for new San Francisco Police Chief

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee is using deception in an attempt to claim he is on top of the demand for police reform and...

Looking back on the anniversaries of May 17th through the years

  When you reside at the intersections of multiple identities anniversaries of your civil rights struggles can be both bitter and sweet. And this May...

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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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Tuskegee University awarded $500,000 for STEM program

Tuskegee University awarded nearly $500,000 to bring flight simulator project to Alabama classrooms TUSKEGEE, Ala.  – Macon County middle school students and teachers will soon...

11 States Sue Obama Over Transgender Guidelines

By Nathan James In a swift response to President Obama's guidelines on transgender restroom use in public schools, issued last week, eleven states have filed...

Trump SCOTUS Nominee Would Jail Gays, Lesbians

By Nathan James Donald Trump's prospective nominee to replace the recently deceased Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court, is a vehemently anti-LGBT jurist who would...

‘Cutting For A Cure’ Barbershop Health Campaign Comes To Harlem

By Nathan James A two-day marathon health awareness campaign, aimed at promoting better medical care for men of color, is set to arrive at a...

Feds Issue Guidelines On Transgender Restroom Use As US, NC Exchange...

By Nathan James As North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory and US Attorney General Loretta Lynch exchanged legal broadsides over the state's harsh anti-LGBT law this...

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...

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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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27th Annual GLAAD Media Awards Honor Mariah Carey, Robert De Niro

By Nathan James For nearly three decades, the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) has held a "celebration of the stories that move acceptance...

CBS Picks Up ‘Doubt’, New Drama Starring Laverne Cox

By Nathan James In a milestone for transgender actors, Laverne Cox will e starring in a new legal drama which was ordered into series production...

GLAAD Rips Hollywood Over Lack Of LGBT Characters

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...

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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

Tuskegee University awarded nearly $500,000 to bring flight simulator project to Alabama classrooms TUSKEGEE, Ala.  – Macon County middle school students and teachers will soon take their knowledge to new heights with help from Tuskegee University. An exciting project led...
The United Methodist Church is in the need of prayer. And, one that emphasizes full inclusion of all its parishioners. At General Conference this month in Portland the struggle to move the church’s moral compass against its anti-LGBTQ policies was...
San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee is using deception in an attempt to claim he is on top of the demand for police reform and Martin Halloran, president of the powerful SF Police Officer’s Association (SFPOA), in an attempt to...
  When you reside at the intersections of multiple identities anniversaries of your civil rights struggles can be both bitter and sweet. And this May 17th was a reminder. At 12:01 a.m. on May 17, 2004, the city of Cambridge was...
By Nathan James In a swift response to President Obama's guidelines on transgender restroom use in public schools, issued last week, eleven states have filed lawsuits challenging the edict, charging the White House with executive overreach, officials said this afternoon. The...

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