UK gay rights activist arrested in Russia as World Cup opens

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Reddit WhatsApp“Putin fails to act against Chechnya torture of gay people.” Just two days after the anniversary of the death of 49 people in the gay Orlando nightclub shooting, this is the sign UK gay rights activist Peter Tatchell was holding as he was arrested by Moscow police. Being the second time he was arrested for protesting on this matter, he was eventually released, after being told that he was due to appear in court later this month, with the accusation of violating laws which bar…

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Study shows parallel between transgender people and cisgender individuals of the same gender

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Reddit WhatsAppA group of researchers at the VU University Medical Center have recently carried out a project analyzing the brain activity of transgender individuals through MRI scans. The results indicate that transgender people’s brains are engineered in a particular way when they are in the womb. Their brain activity was found similar to one of cisgender individuals of the same gender, therefore relating the way their brain has been wired to the gender they identify with, rather than their biological gender. Cisgender is the term used for…

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Why You Should Watch Netflix’s Dear White People Now

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Reddit WhatsAppIf you didn’t binge the second season of Dear White People this past weekend, then you need to catch up now. There are only ten episodes and they’re roughly 20-30 minutes each. You can do it! If you have never heard of this show, then well, it’s first season of also ten episodes premiered last spring on Netflix. It’s not as popular as Netflix hits Stranger Things or Black Mirror but deserves to be. Both seasons of the show have zero rotten (negative) reviews on…

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California has more hate groups than any other state, report shows

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Reddit WhatsAppIn America, there are currently 917 hate groups operating in states across the country. At the top of the list lies California, according to a report by the Southern Poverty Law Center. California is home to 79 hate groups, a “hate map” on the site shows. This includes various types of hate groups such as anti-Muslim groups, White Nationalist groups, Ku Klux Klan groups, Neo-Nazi groups, Racist Skinhead groups, and anti-LGBT groups. Many of the hate groups are statewide but most are concentrated in Southern…

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