Saturday, March 16, 2013

The Way We Desire Now - The Huffington Post

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Friday, March 15, 2013

In Libya, Islam – and a purple hijab – help spurn domestic violence against women -

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Thursday, March 14, 2013

BBC News - North Africa's revolutionary rappers in home of hip hop

The Arab uprisings produced memorable images of revolt, but they also
inspired an explosion of revolutionary rap that introduced local hip
hop artists to the world.

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Monday, March 11, 2013

Chinese Parents Demand Gay Marriage - ABC News

The letter was published by Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG), a gay rights group based in the southern China city of Guangzhou. The group helps parents to communicate with their gay children.

In the open letter, the parents wrote: "Some of our children have been with their same-sex partners for almost 10 years; they care for and love each other deeply, but they are unable to legally authorize medical treatment for their partners when they are ill and in need of an operation. As the parents of homosexuals, we are often worried, because they cannot legally marry, and this impacts to various degrees their ability to adopt; authorize necessary medical treatment; inherit their partner's assets, or even buy an apartment."

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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

BBC News - Benedict XVI: 10 things about the Pope's retirement

The Pope is expected to utter his final tweet along with his final
general audience on Wednesday - saying goodbye to the 2.5 million
followers he has gained since opening his account late last year.
Whether he will take the papal iPad on the helicopter is an open

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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

BBC News - Saudi Arabia king swears in first women on Shura Council

Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah has sworn in 30 women to the previously all-male Shura Council, seen by many as a major step in female participation in public life in the conservative kingdom.

It is the first time in country's history that women have been able to hold any political office.

The council advises the government on legislation and comprises 150 members.

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Accepting LGBTs in Asia | The Stream - Al Jazeera English

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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

LA Times - A story of a Sahara Romeo and Juliet

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BBC News - Gay Afghan defies tradition to expose identity

Hamid Zaher is a young Afghan pharmacist, now living in Toronto in Canada. He has defied Afghan tradition by writing a searingly honest memoir about what it was like to be a gay man in Afghanistan.

The book has never been published in his home country, where homosexuality is a criminal offence punishable by death.

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