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Senator Blumenthal Speaks Out On Human Trafficking

Greenwich, CT.  Every thirty seconds, another person becomes a victim of human trafficking.  Human trafficking is a form of slavery that occurs all over the world.  Anyone can be a victim. The CNN Freedom Project estimates there are 10 to 30 million slaves in the world today. The study calculated 600,000 to 800,000 people annually [...]

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Deadly Attacks on Gays: Cameroon LGBT Center Closed, May Re-Open

Berkeley, CA.  Vandals destroyed the offices of the LGBTQI service center—CAMEF—on December 22, 2013 leaving threats that the staff would be burned inside next.  Instead of seeking shelter and protecting themselves these young people want to reopen and to provide better services, including a rescue wagon and shelter for youth.  They are in the last [...]

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Anglican Church Leaders Speak on Anti-Gay Laws in Africa

London, U.K.  The Archbishops of Canterbury and York have today written to all Primates of the Anglican Communion, and to the Presidents of Nigeria and Uganda, recalling the commitment made by the Primates of the Anglican Communion to the pastoral support and care of everyone worldwide, regardless of sexual orientation. In their letter, the Archbishops recalled [...]

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All Out Reports First Anti-Gay Arrest at Sochi Olympics

Voronezh, Russia. The organization All Out reports today that Olympic security officer attacked and detained a young man who held up a rainbow flag and ducked under the rope during the Olympic torch relay in Voronezh, Russia. Officials and sponsors promised that everyone will be safe from anti-gay discrimination during the Winter Olympics. That promise may now [...]

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Stephen Fry Inspires Sochi Gay Rights Protest Music Video

London, U.K.  German vocalist, Babsi, has shot a video for her debut single We Are Everywhere in support of Stephen Fry’s idea that all athletes competing in the 2014 Sochi, Winter Olympics make a simple gesture: crossing their arms over their chests to show solidarity and support for the LGBT community of Russia.  The video [...]

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Luce Leadership Awards Recognize Youth Working to Better Humanity

New York, N.Y.  The James Jay Dudley Luce Foundation honors young leaders making a difference on a global level at its second annual Luce Leadership Awards Ceremony & Reception. Recipients are chosen on their ability to better humanity, either in the U.S. or abroad, by displaying characteristics of honor, intelligence, benevolence and integrity.   2013 Luce [...]

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Court Rules Aid in Dying Fundamental Right in New Mexico

Albuquerque, N.M.  New Mexico Second Judicial District Judge Nan Nash today issued a landmark decision that terminally ill, mentally competent patients have a fundamental right to aid in dying under the substantive due process clause of the New Mexico State Constitution. Judge Nash explained her ruling as follows: This Court cannot envision a right more [...]

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Pratham: Chelsea Clinton on Board USS Intrepid for Education in India

New York, N.Y.  In looking back at 2013′s most successful Manhattan events, the one gala that stands out for me took place on the USS Intrepid along the West Side Highway in early October. Although I have attended numerous galas on The U.S.S. Intrepid, nothing prepared me for the scale and impact of Chelsea Clinton’s keynote [...]

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Pomona Cultural Center Presents Multimedia Arts Exhibition in New York

No Surprise: Russia Vetoes Resolution on Ukraine

Senator Blumenthal Speaks Out On Human Trafficking

Deadly Attacks on Gays: Cameroon LGBT Center Closed, May Re-Open

Anglican Church Leaders Speak on Anti-Gay Laws in Africa

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