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Migrant caravan: Hundreds reach Tijuana on US border

Migrant caravan: Hundreds reach Tijuana on US border 14 November 2018 Related TopicsMigrant caravan Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe first members of the migrant caravan have reached the US-Mexico borderHundreds of Central American...

The US Is Making It Harder To Cross The Border At Tijuana

TIJUANA, Mexico — Border officials have shut down multiple lanes of traffic at the crossing between Tijuana and San Diego — one of the busiest in the world — as troops install wires, barriers, and fencing in anticipation of a caravan of Central American migrants...

President Trump Has Forced Attorney General Jeff Sessions To Resign

Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Wednesday submitted his resignation, marking a significant break — albeit one two years in the making — with President Donald Trump by one of his earliest and closest allies. Sessions offered his resignation via a letter...

An Unprecedented Number Of Women Just Won Elections Across The Country

Mario Tama / Getty Images New York's Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is the youngest person ever elected to the House. In a historic victory for female candidates, at least 110 women won elections across the country Tuesday night, taking over high-level political positions...

Kim Davis — That Anti-Gay Clerk In Kentucky — Was Just Voted Out Of Office

Kim Davis, the county clerk in rural Kentucky who became a conservative celebrity for refusing to issue marriage licenses after the Supreme Court’s 2015 landmark marriage ruling, was ejected from office on Tuesday night as voters chose her Democratic rival. Davis...

Opinion: The Blue Wave Flooded The Democrats With Something We’ve Lacked For Years

The blue wave that so many progressives have been working toward won’t just manifest itself in the likely takeover of the House. It will supply Democrats with something we have been missing for years — something whose absence is partly to blame for our past losses on...

Can A Democrat Still Win With “Hope And Change?”

Something unusual has been going on in Ohio’s 1st Congressional District. You can see it when Aftab Pureval walks into the candidate fair at Walnut Hills High School. One after the other, students approach with prepared questions. They ask about Donald Trump and the...

Netflix’s “The Haunting Of Hill House” Fails To Capture The Book’s Queer Spirit

Steve Dietl / Steve Dietl/Netflix The Haunting of Hill House There’s a moment in the finale of The Haunting of Hill House, Mike Flanagan’s modern reimagining of the Shirley Jackson novel for Netflix, that’s been eating at me. I had to rewatch it several times. Nell...

Women Candidates Are Breaking Records And EMILY’s List Expects 2020 To Be Even Bigger

More women are running for office this year than ever before and, even before the results of Tuesday’s elections are out, they are already breaking records. EMILY’s List, a major PAC that helps “pro-choice, Democratic women” run for office, has raised and spent a...

The Last Liberal Republicans Hang On

David Frum: The Republican Party needs to embrace liberalism. Baker is likely the truest avatar of liberal Republicanism still standing. His tenure as governor has seen a comprehensive plan to combat climate change developed alongside the announcement that the...

Latinx Progressives Are Going All-In For An Arizona Democrat Who Has A Mixed Record On Immigration

Bill Clark / AP Democratic Rep. Kyrsten Sinema PHOENIX — On the weekend Donald Trump was visiting Phoenix to campaign for Republican Senate candidate Rep. Martha McSally, young, progressive, Latinx volunteers flooded the city’s suburbs in droves, going door to door,...

“Bohemian Rhapsody” Is Another Failed Attempt At Depicting A Queer Legacy

20th Century Fox Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody. Celebrity biopics are, almost by definition, formulaic narratives depicting some combination of rise, fall, and redemption. But they work best when they are able to move beyond the conventional...

American Apparel returning to Canada with online store

American Apparel will return to the Canadian market with an online store on Nov. 1., a year after its bankruptcy and closure. This time the brand will be Canadian-owned and, for now, won't have any physical stores in the country, said American Apparel's brand...

Jair Bolsonaro: Far-right candidate wins Brazil poll

Jair Bolsonaro: Far-right candidate wins Brazil poll 29 October 2018 Related TopicsBrazil general elections 2018 Image copyright Reuters Image caption Jair Bolsonaro won by more than 10 percentage points Far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro has won a sweeping victory in...

Is A Successful Creative Life — Without Kids — Enough?

Netflix Kayli Carter, Paul Giamatti, and Kathryn Hahn in Private Life. “Having a baby is an immoral act — overpopulation, climate change, rise of neofascism,” Rachel (Kathryn Hahn) laments to her husband, Richard (Paul Giamatti), near the start of Tamara Jenkins’ new...

Law permitting destruction of LGBT criminal records has seen low uptake so far

Despite efforts to promote the program, only a handful of people have applied to have criminal records for homosexual acts expunged after Parliament passed legislation to formally erase those unjust convictions four months ago. As of Oct 1, the Parole Board of Canada...

New Brunswick village removes ‘straight pride’ flag after backlash from residents

Residents in a central New Brunswick village are seeking an apology from officials who allowed a "straight pride" flag to be raised in the centre of town. The appearance of the flag, which was taken down after almost a full day, was met with outrage from some...

Trans And Gender-Nonconforming People Rally With #WontBeErased In Response To Trump Admin Memo

Protests and backlash followed reports of an unreleased memo from the Trump administration's Health and Human Services Department, which proposes defining gender "as a biological, immutable condition determined by genitalia at birth." Posted on October 22, 2018, at...

Federal Prosecutors File The First Charges Alleging 2018 Russian Election Interference

Federal prosecutors have charged a Russian woman with conspiracy to defraud the United States in connection with alleged efforts to interfere in the 2018 election, laying out a yearslong and wide-ranging social media interference campaign that the FBI says “continues...

Canadian Blood Services mulling shorter wait time for gay donors

Canadian Blood Services (CBS) is considering another change to its donation policy that would allow gay men who have abstained from sex for three months to give blood, down from the current one-year waiting period.  The organization — which manages the national supply...

Australia to stop religious schools rejecting gay students

Australia to stop religious schools rejecting gay students 13 October 2018 Image copyright EPA Image caption Prime Minister Scott Morrison clarified his policy on religious schools amid fierce debate Australia's prime minister has promised to ban religious schools...

Brazil elections: Hate crimes reported include a murder and a swastika attack

Brazil elections: Hate crimes reported include a murder and a swastika attack 12 October 2018 Related TopicsBrazil general elections 2018 Image copyright AFP / Getty Images Image caption A memorial service was held in Salvador for murdered capoeira master Romualdo...

Matthew Shepard to be interred 20 years after brutal murder

Matthew Shepard to be interred 20 years after brutal murder 11 October 2018 Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The brutal killing led to changes in anti-hate laws Matthew Shepard was savagely killed in Wyoming in 1998 at the age of 21 and went on to became a...

15 Books For People Questioning The Idea Of “Happily Ever After”

Since entering into an open relationship three years ago, I've been trying to untangle myths around gender, sexuality, and love. These are the books that have helped. By Rachel Krantz Posted on October 11, 2018, at 12:22 p.m. ET I’ve been doing a lot of thinking...

Taylor Swift breaks political silence in favour of Democrats

Taylor Swift breaks political silence in favour of Democrats 8 October 2018 Image copyright Getty Images Taylor Swift has spoken out politically for the first time, publicly endorsing two Democrats for the upcoming US mid-term elections. The 28-year-old says events in...

Opinion: Gay Marriage Showed Us What A Legitimate Supreme Court Looks Like

On June 26, 2015, the Supreme Court granted marriage equality to LGBT couples. Writing for the majority in Obergefell v. Hodges, then-justice Anthony Kennedy — the man whose retirement touched off the Brett Kavanaugh firestorm this summer — argued that these couples...

The First Thing This Man Heard After Turning On His Cochlear Implant Was His Partner Proposing

“We had talked a little bit about getting married — well, signed about it, at least,” Kerry explained. “I wanted the first thing that I said to him to be asking for his hand.” Kerry called the audiologist for approval beforehand and gathered some close friends and...

US ends diplomatic visas for UN same-sex partners

US ends diplomatic visas for UN same-sex partners 2 October 2018 Image copyright Getty Images The US has announced it will deny diplomatic visas to same-sex partners of foreign diplomats and United Nations employees.The change went into effect on Monday, giving...

HIV/Aids: China reports 14% surge in new cases

HIV/Aids: China reports 14% surge in new cases 29 September 2018 Image copyright Science Photo Library Image caption The vast majority of new cases in China were transmitted through sexual activity. China has announced a 14% jump in the number of its citizens who are...

India court rules lesbian couple can live together

India court rules lesbian couple can live together 25 September 2018 Image copyright Getty Images Image caption India's Supreme Court struck down a law criminalising homosexuality earlier in September A court in India's southern state of Kerala has ruled in favour of...

New Emails Show Confusion At The Pentagon After Trump’s Transgender Ban Tweets

At 8:55 am on a Wednesday morning last summer, a tweet from the White House residence stopped much of Washington in its tracks. “After consultation with my Generals and military experts, please be advised that the United States Government will not accept or allow...”...

2 Toronto transgender students file human rights claims against province over sex-ed

Two Toronto transgender high school students have filed separate human rights claims against the province because they say the new interim sexual education curriculum discriminates against all LGBT students in Ontario. Ryan and Noah, both 15, whose last names were not...

Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel backs same-sex marriage

Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel backs same-sex marriage 17 September 2018 Image copyright Reuters Image caption Cuban gay rights activists have been fighting to have same-sex marriage recognised Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel has backed same-sex marriage.The...

Betsy DeVos Wants To Make It Easier For Religious Schools To Avoid Title IX

The US Department of Education wants to make it easier for religious schools to reject the gender equity law Title IX, according to a leaked draft of new regulations. The proposed Title IX regulations, which were leaked late Thursday by a higher education...







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Barack Obama Makes the Case That Trump Is an Existential Threat

But Obama, who has tended to embrace a Whiggish vision of history moving slowly but inexorably toward justice, seemed perhaps chastened by the Trump phenomenon. “Progress doesn’t just move in a straight line,” he said. The wrong side of “the right side of history” Yet...

India Just Decriminalized Gay Sex

India’s highest court struck down Section 377, the 157-year-old law that made gay sex illegal. By Nishita Jha Reporting From New Delhi Reporting From New Delhi Last updated on September 6, 2018, at 9:41 a.m. ET Posted on September 6, 2018, at 2:37 a.m. ET...

India court legalises gay sex in landmark ruling

India court legalises gay sex in landmark ruling 6 September 2018 Image copyright AFP In a historic verdict, India's Supreme Court ruled that gay sex is no longer a criminal offence in the country.The ruling overturns a 2013 judgement that upheld a colonial-era law,...

Neighbours shows first same-sex TV Australian wedding

Neighbours shows first same-sex TV Australian wedding 3 September 2018 Image copyright Neighbours Image caption Neighbours' Matt Wilson and Takaya Honda play David and Aaron Neighbours has shown the first ever TV same-sex wedding in Australia.The soap is reflecting on...

US mum’s anguish over nine-year-old son’s suicide

US mum's anguish over nine-year-old son's suicide By Jo Adnitt and Sarah Bell Victoria Derbyshire programme 29 August 2018 Image copyright Leia Rochelle Pierce Image caption Leia Pierce says her son Jamel was "magic" The mother of a US nine-year-old, who she says...

Democrats Vote To Strip Power From Superdelegates

Democrats voted Saturday to drastically scale back the controversial superdelegate system that gives elected officials and party insiders an outsize say in the party’s presidential nominating process, delivering a significant victory for Bernie Sanders and his...

The Bias In Fresno’s Justice System

Editor’s Note: This article is part of a series reported by master's students at the University of California at Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism. The stories explore the impact of the vast racial and economic inequality in Fresno, the poorest major city in...

Austria rejects ‘girlish’ Iraqi asylum seeker

Austria rejects 'girlish' Iraqi asylum seeker 23 August 2018 Related TopicsEurope migrant crisis Image copyright Reuters Image caption A woman protesting for the rights of asylum seekers in Austria Austrian officials rejected an Iraqi migrant's asylum application...

Singer Shea Diamond On Black Trans Artistry And Resilience

"We’re here, we’re definitely queer, and we’re making music. We’re making art. We’re talented as hell." By Sarah Karlan Posted on August 16, 2018, at 11:07 a.m. ET ASYLUM RECORDS "Break the chains of old beliefs / I'm the flame that you can't unsee," singer Shea...

Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Saturday 30 Jun 2018

NHS to scrap 17 treatments deemed 'ineffective or risky' A series of 17 treatments including tonsils removal, breast reductions and snoring surgery will be offered to far fewer patients from next year. NHS officials are to consider proposals to stop or...

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