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Sunday, 17 December 2017

Meet America's first all-LGBTQ city council

Meet America's first all-LGBTQ city council
- Palm Springs, California, is now being represented by the nation's first entirely LGBTQ city council. Yes, all five members of the city council identify within the LGBTQ community, and they represent every letter in the acronym. With last month's election, the pentad arrives in a conflicting political landscape, ..

Activists tackling LGBTQ issues following Doug Jones' win

Activists tackling LGBTQ issues following Doug Jones' win
- It was a battle between Roy Moore, a man who has vocalized his animosity against the LGBTQ community during his nearly three-decade career as a public servant, and Doug Jones, a man who some thought committed "political suicide" by saying Trump's ban on transgender .

Trudeau's apology to LGBTQ community not good enough, says author of book that detailed ...

Trudeau's apology to LGBTQ community not good enough, says author of book that detailed ...
- The pioneering scholar whose work exposed the persecution faced by the LGBTQ community in post-war Canada says Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's recent apology for decades of “cruel and unjust” discrimination by the federal government doesn't go far enough. Trudeau issued the apology — which ...

3 awards shows how hard Herman Miller works to be inclusive

3 awards shows how hard Herman Miller works to be inclusive
- The honor marked the 11th consecutive year the company received a perfect score on the national benchmarking survey administered by HRC on corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ workplace equality. Herman Miller is one of 609 companies nationwide to receive a 100 percent rating ...

A Third Of LGBT Characters Were Killed Off Spanish-Language TV Shows In 2017

A Third Of LGBT Characters Were Killed Off Spanish-Language TV Shows In 2017
- Writers seemed to face challenges when creating LGBTQ characters that audiences could relate to and root for,” the report stated, “especially since more and more of the stories occurred in the world of drug trafficking: four of the LGBTQ characters were villains who worked for criminal organizations.”.

Planned Parenthood says Trump administration's 'disdain' for women's health is 'clearer than ever ...

Planned Parenthood says Trump administration's 'disdain' for women's health is 'clearer than ever ...
- Planned Parenthood says the Trump administration's “disdain” towards women's health and the LGBTQ commnity is “clearer than ever” after the Centers for Disease Control was reportedly banned from using certain words in official documents, including '"fetus." “It's clearer than ever: this administration ..

The Risks of Traveling While Queer

The Risks of Traveling While Queer
- Hate crimes against L.G.B.T.Q. people went up 20 percent in 2016 in nine metropolitan areas, a rise that several studies attributed to last year's hate-filled election campaign. Last year also saw the highest number of violent L.G.B.T.Q. deaths on record. A study from the National Coalition of Anti-Violence ...

GOP senate candidate: It's OK to call gay people “perverted” if it's on Christian radio

GOP senate candidate: It's OK to call gay people “perverted” if it's on Christian radio
- Of course, he still opposes same-sex marriage and other efforts toward LGBTQ equality, like nondiscrimination laws in housing and employment. But he “says he hopes to communicate his conservative values in a less offensive manner,” the paper noted. Indeed, Jackson told the paper that he is seeking ...

Why Republicans shouldn't be so optimistic their tax bill will be a big win

Why Republicans shouldn't be so optimistic their tax bill will be a big win
- For Republicans, the fundamental belief driving this tax bill is that it will unleash substantially stronger economic growth and that will solve many of America's problems — from debt to inequality. The thinking goes like this: Give corporations a massive tax cut and most Americans a decent-sized cut, and ...

Rich will get still richer unless policies change

Rich will get still richer unless policies change
Global income inequality has worsened over the past four decades, a report finds, with the wealthiest 1 percent of the world's population capturing twice as much income growth as the bottom half. The world's middle class, made up mostly of people in North America and Europe, has by ...

GOP Tax Bill Offers Little for Poor or Middle Class Americans

GOP Tax Bill Offers Little for Poor or Middle Class Americans
- Considering its massive tax cuts for corporations and the wealthiest Americans, critics charge "this tax bill was written for Republicans' wealthy campaign contributors", and worldwide economists warn it will "turbocharge inequality in America". The new corporate rate would go into effect next year.

World's richest 1% capture twice as much income growth as the bottom half

World's richest 1% capture twice as much income growth as the bottom half
- It shows that income inequality has either risen or remained stable in every country. Additionally, the report found that concentration of wealth in the hands of the top one percent has risen sharply, particularly in the US, Russia and China. In the US, the wealth share monopolized by the top one percent ...

The new US tax bill will be bad for everyone's well-being, even those who profit from it

The new US tax bill will be bad for everyone's well-being, even those who profit from it
Americans are happier when income inequality is lessened—under the new tax bill, it is set to expand. On a somewhat similar note, researchers have shown that generally speaking, Americans are happier when income inequality is lessened—under the new tax bill, it is set to expand. In addition ...

GOP betting that its fix for US economy will defy warnings

GOP betting that its fix for US economy will defy warnings
- The job market appears healthy. But the pace of economic growth, though it's perked up the past two quarters, has been underwhelming for years. From 2010 to 2016, U.S. growth averaged 2.1 percent a year, a pittance compared with the 3.2 percent average annual growth from 1948 through 2016.

Tax Reform Plan A 'Bid To Make US Inequality Champion'

Tax Reform Plan A 'Bid To Make US Inequality Champion'
- A UN rights expert has issued a damning report on the state of the US under Trump, saying the Republican president's tax reform plan "stakes out America's bid to become the most unequal society in the world" and "will greatly increase" income inequality. Philip Alston, the UN special ...

Inequality grew as ancient people domesticated animals

Inequality grew as ancient people domesticated animals
- An analysis of 63 archeological sites across North America, Europe, Asia, and Africa links increasing wealth inequality and the rise of animal domestication. Published in Nature, the study used house size as a measure of wealth. The sites included a range of economic systems—from ancient cities to ...