4386 posts categorized "Human Rights"

August 26, 2016

US-backed group in Indonesia supports anti-LGBT crackdown

Oops.

August 25, 2016

Jill Stein calls Julian Assange a hero

It gets worse and worse for Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein, because she keeps opening her mouth.

Gay couple makes history in South Africa with birth of triplets

Orlando hospitals announce they won't charge Pulse nightclub massacre victims

Man who burned gay couple with boiling water gets 40 years in prison

Justice is dealt in a horrific anti-gay attack.

Hillary Clinton Ties Trump to Klan, White Supremacists, Alt-Right in New Ad, Speech

Clinton: Trump is "taking hate groups mainstream"

Millennials emerge as most LGBT-friendly group in history

The man behind Belize’s gay rights ruling

August 24, 2016

The Past and Present of #NateParker

My latest opinion piece has the tagline: "Rape, racial justice, and rehabilitation are on Hollywood's doorstep."

Attack of the Closeted Church Queens

Preach, Sampson!

Ciara and Russell Wilson moved wedding to London after NC's HB2

Good for them.

August 23, 2016

Charles Blow slams Trump's diversity director for helping a bigot

Charles M. Blow is on target as usual.

Wikileaks outs gay Saudi, two rape victims

Why is Julian Assange doing this?

Texas AG Ken Paxton Finally Agrees to Meet One of His Young Transgender Victims

Obama's 6 Gay U.S. Ambassadors Are Leading the Global Fight for LGBT Rights

I know one of these guys, and he's a terrific human being. But here's a pop quiz: what's wrong with this picture?

Olympian Feyisa Lilesa stood up to Ethopia's violence & became a hero

Olympic silver medalist Feyisa Lilesa cannot safely return to Ethiopia because of his brave protest against his government's brutal oppression of the Oromo people. I have an Oromo friend who has been sending me firsthand reports of the government violence. It is sickening. If Lilesa wants to come to America, we should welcome him.

Trump staffers busted for posting racist memes and calling for violence against minorities

Our friend Ernest Hopkins comments:

Wow, as if his disingenuous speech to the 'African American' community wasn't enough, now we see his staff, priming the pump for the racists. It's pretty bad.

Gee, how can you resist a pitch like this: Your schools are crap, you live in squalor, you have no jobs and your kids are in prison! Let's be honest: this is not really aimed at black folks. No one with more dignity than Stepin Fetchit would buy that. Since he is so ignorant, someone should sit him down and tell him about Black Wall Street. About generations of struggle. About everyone from Nat Turner to Clementa Pinckney. About Madam C.J. Walker, Charles Drew, George Washington Carver, and Katherine Johnson. About the self-educated ex slave who became the most powerful speaker in our history. About the courage and discipline that sustained a bus boycott 60 years ago for more than a year despite threats and bombings. Tell him what Barack Obama has had to overcome to function as president. Tell him about Oak Bluffs. If he didn't treat African Americans like exotica, if he actually met with and listened to them, he might have picked up some of this stuff.

August 18, 2016

A look inside Marco Rubio's desperate fake support for queer rights

Derrick Gordon: I didn't get a fair shot at the NBA because I'm gay

18 Absurdly False Claims North Carolina Just Made to Defend #HB2

Center Global seeks housing assistance for LGBT asylum seekers

August 17, 2016

Donald Trump's New Campaign Leaders Have Long History of Anti-LGBT Hate

DOJ criticizes Baltimore police treatment of trans people

Belize sodomy ruling could have sweeping impact in Caribbean

Bud Light's new commercial welcomes all gender identities

US gymnast Danell Leyva promises to help the LGBT community achieve equality

August 16, 2016

Donald Trump will test migrants' support of gay rights to detect ISIS sympathizers

Trump states a position that the majority of his party opposes. Count me as a skeptic.

August 12, 2016

Federal Appeals Court Denies Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant Request to Enforce Sweeping Anti-Gay Law

Mike Pence's Anti-Women, Anti-Gay, & Anti-Science Record

Daily Beast deletes gay Olympian Grindr article. Nice Hines & editors should be next.

Nico Hines and the Daily Beast put gay Olympians from oppressive countries at risk, and took a full day before taking the exploitive article down. I agree with Cyd Ziegler and Amina Fonua.

August 10, 2016

Viewpoint: Trump, the Curious Christian Choice

My column this week looks at the odd alliance between the religious right and the utterly heathenish Trump.

August 05, 2016

North Carolina: Appeals Court Refuses Stay On Ruling That Struck Down Racist Voter ID Law

Police raid pride event in Uganda, make arrests - attendees take to Twitter

Our friend Pepe Julian Onziema, one of those arrested, has tweeted:

August 04, 2016

Video: the personal cost of Peter Tatchell's human rights activism

Our friend, British human rights activist Peter Tatchell, talks about the personal price he has paid for his decades of activism.

Yes, Donald Trump. The electoral system is rigged – against African Americans.

A message for Donald Trump: Giving up a career isn’t the price that sexual harassment victims should pay

Gay congressman warns of Donald Trump's danger to LGBT rights

LGBT groups criticize Pope Francis over gender comments

Pope Francis does not know what he is talking about. This is but the latest reminder that his pastoral gifts do not change the fact that he is a conservative.

US Supreme Court blocks ruling allowing trans student to use boys' bathroom

One more reminder that we are not done. This is just a temporary hold, not a ruling on the merits. But we have so much work left to do.