Archive | Human Rights

17 January 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Nigeria’s New Law Criminalizing Gays

First India, and now Nigeria. Albeit, the situation in Nigeria is far worse. Nigerian President, Goodluck Jonathan, signed into law a draconian anti-gay bill. Same sex relationships were already illegal in Nigeria but under the new law, anyone who enters into a same-sex marriage or partnership may be jailed for up to 14 years. The new law […]

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15 January 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Open Letter to the Immigrant Rights Movement: Our Families Can’t Wait

  I am cross-posting this letter, which was initiated by DRM Action Coalition, and signed by over 80 immigrant youth leaders. You can probably still sign on here in solidarity. Buzzfeed has the story. I disagree with the false binary setup in the Buzzfeed headline, but the letter is worth a read. Open Letter to the […]

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11 January 2014 ~ 4 Comments

Community Voices: “The Reality Is My Family Cannot Afford An All Or Nothing Hardline on Citizenship”

This week, Jose Patino of “The Dream is Now” fame wrote great article on “What the undocumented community needs out of immigration reform” which raised a lot of eyebrows.  Friend of this blog, Cesar Vargas, Founder of DRM Action, reiterated that undocumented youth leaders are loyal to their communities, and not beholden to either party. Around […]

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19 June 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Beats for Bangladesh

On April 24th a nine-story garment factory in the outskirts of Dhaka, Bangladesh collapsed. It is estimated that over 6,000 people worked in the building and as of today, the death toll is at 1,129. Approximately 2,500 injured people were rescued from the building. Brands and companies producing their clothing in the building included Benetton, […]

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24 October 2011 ~ 4 Comments

Happy Diwali and Halloween

Sheth, who describes himself as religious, said he, and his mother, find peace with his sexual orientation in the context of Hinduism. He says the god Shiva embodies a balance of male and female energy, even if he is physically depicted as a male. “I found that the idea of a soul in Hinduism is […]

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