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2014-01-31 08:24:00

Put women's safety first QUÉBEC, Jan. 31, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - The Conseil du statut de la femme du Québec released the English version of its report on the complex, largely hidden problem of honour crime. A first in Canada, the study documents the 17 cases of honour crime recorded in this country since 1991, only 5 of whose 26 victims survived. The Conseil urges decision makers to take action to protect girls and women from all forms of honour-based violence: excessive...

2014-01-22 11:36:08

Canadian schools with explicit anti-homophobia interventions such as gay-straight alliances (GSAs) may reduce the odds of suicidal thoughts and attempts among both sexual minority and straight students, according to a new study by University of British Columbia researchers. Gay-straight alliances are student-led clubs that aim to make the school community a safer place for all students regardless of their sexual orientation. Their members include lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer...

2013-10-13 23:03:36

As part of Union College's annual Minorities Day, a researcher will illustrate the effects of religious-based homophobia on individual lives. Barbourville, KY (PRWEB) October 13, 2013 Growing up in the Bible Belt, a region known for strict adherence to biblical traditions and beliefs, presents unique challenges for gays and lesbians. A researcher will discuss these challenges in an upcoming lecture at Union College. Bernadette Barton, Ph.D., professor of sociology and women’s...

2013-08-15 12:21:10

Attorneys Will Defend Monk's Religious Liberty Rights and Request His Position Be Reinstated SAN ANTONIO, Aug. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Liberty Institute has been retained by Senior Master Sergeant Phillip Monk, a 19-year veteran of the Air Force, relieved of his duties after he disagreed with his openly gay commander who wanted to severely punish a subordinate Airman who expressed religious objections to homosexuality. Monk advised his commander to treat the altercation...

2013-06-25 12:29:40

NEW YORK, June 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Mercy Nutraceuticals, Inc., the maker of functional products with proven results, today debuts its first-ever, special-edition rainbow can in support of LGBT Pride and will donate a portion of the proceeds to GLAAD. This limited-edition version of Mercy, a caffeine-free, non-alcoholic beverage that helps prevent hangovers, marks the company's first charitable partnership, signifying its commitment to empowering the LGBT community. (Photo:...

2013-02-27 08:27:39

Macklemore: 'Anti-gay Language Has No Place In Music or Sports' DENVER, Feb. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, the duo behind the biggest-selling single of the year, "Thrift Shop," have teamed with the You Can Play Project in its effort to challenge homophobia in sports. The platinum-selling artists filmed a video for You Can Play during the "Icelantic Winter on the Rocks" show earlier this month at Red Rocks Amphitheatre outside Denver. In the video,...

2012-12-18 05:02:06

Start-up iSeeGayPeople.tv identifies and seeks to be a leader in new era of independent LGBT Entertainment. New York, New York (PRWEB) December 17, 2012 ISeeGayPeople.tv, the online presenter of independent LGBT web series and films, this week announced a campaign to raise $40,000 on Indiegogo.com. The campaign will run through January 31, 2013. The site's founder, Toyce Francis, said that proceeds from the campaign will finance upgrades to the site to increase functional capabilities,...

2012-10-10 19:20:34

TSX:TVI  OTCQX:TVIPF CALGARY, Oct. 10, 2012 /CNW/ - TVI Pacific Inc. ("TVI" or the "Corporation") (TSX:TVI) (OTCQX:TVIPF) announced today that it has completed the purchase of an additional 24,000,000 units ("Units") of Mindoro Resources Ltd. ("Mindoro") from Mindoro, at an aggregate purchase price of $1.2 million ($0.05 per Unit) (the "Tranche  2A Private Placement").  Each Unit consists of one common share in the capital of Mindoro (a "Common Share") and one Common...

2012-09-10 02:20:35

No Negative Impact on Readiness, Cohesion, Recruitment, Retention or Morale The study can be found at http://www.palmcenter.org/files/One Year Out.pdf LOS ANGELES, Sept. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The first academic study of the effects of repealing "don't ask, don't tell" (DADT) has found that the new policy of open service has had no overall negative impact on military readiness, unit cohesion, recruitment, retention or morale, according to a new story on the Huffington Post....

2012-08-15 10:21:52

WASHINGTON, Aug. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Former Family Research Council President Gary Bauer reacted with "sadness and outrage at the news that the organization that I helped found and ran for 10 years has suffered an attack, and that a loyal and trusted employee has been shot in an incident that is being described as domestic terrorism." Bauer, the president of American Values made the following statement: "We at American Values are heartbroken at the news of a shooting today at...