LGBT

Majority of Hongkongers now support anti-discrimination laws for LGBT people – watchdog | Hong Kong Free Press

Sexual Orientation (LGB), Gender Identity (T), and Intersex Status (I) persons are all in need of anti-discrimination laws in this important world-state economy. UN human rights organizations have repeatedly criticized Hong Kong for not having a system in place so that LGBTI people can find redress when they are discriminated against. There is a link embedded in the post that will take interested readers to the press report by the Hong Kong Equal Opportunities Commission that triggered this news report.

https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/01/27/majority-of-hongkongers-now-support-anti-discrimination-laws-for-lgbt-people-watchdog/

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Human Rights

Orwell revisited: The Party wants Hongkongers to learn to love Big Brother | Hong Kong Free Press

Hong Kong is supposed to be an autonomous area free from political influence by China. But with people disappearing without officially leaving the area and then ending up in China to confess their crimes on public media, this autonomy is being questioned.

When George Orwell wrote 1984, 1984 was in the future and what he predicted could have happened. If he chose the date 2016, would the book have sold like it did? Perhaps the brainwashing of captured American troops by North Korea back in the 1950s had something to do with this chosen date.

Many of us have read the book and seen the film. Room 111 where that which you feared the most would help you to love Big Brother. Not allow you to fake the love, but feel it to the depths of you being.

https://www.hongkongfp.com/2016/01/30/orwell-revisited-the-party-wants-hongkongers-to-learn-to-love-big-brother/

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Activism

France24: Barbie and a Diverse World

It is heartening to see Barbie with different skin tones and body types. Young ladies go through so much wanting to fit in to society. Life-threatening eating disorders are things that seem to affect girls more than boys.

But what about the assigned-gender girls who are affirmed-gender boys? If Mattel wants to offer a truly diverse product, a transgender Barbie in varying degrees of “outness” must be offered. And for the cisgender Barbies there needs to be a straight boyfriend who becomes a Barbie.

Some of you reading this may think I am making a joke out of this whole Barbie madness. Really, I’m not. Barbie can be a spokesperson for a humanity of more than two genders where same-sex marriage is becoming a worldwide phenomenon.

Reality check: Barbie gets a body makeover http://f24.my/1nCswrR

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Transgender

BBC News: Transgender baptisms offered at Greater Manchester church

What a wonderful service to provide the Transgender community! Transitioning is such a major life experience it is only right that those persons desiring this should be so affirmed.

I saw this on the BBC News App and thought you should see it:

Transgender baptisms offered at Greater Manchester church_88009046_churchcompo.jpgTransgender baptisms are to be offered for the first time in the UK, at a church in Greater Manchester.
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Transgender

(Africa) News24 – Transgender rights activist killed in Argentina

Me da pena enterarme de otra activista que ha dado su vida por #Equality. Elegimos nuestros campos de batalla por levar la Paz y la Justicia en el mundo. ¡Este es un trabajo peligroso, no se equivocan sobre esto! Pero para muchos de nosotros, no somos héroes. Que estamos haciendo en la vida lo que estamos llamados a hacer.

Descanse en Paz, Verdadero y Siervo Fiel.

It makes me sad that another activist has given her life for #Equality. We choose our battlefields to bring Peace and Justice to the world. This IS a dangerous job, make no mistake about that! But for most of us, we are not heroes. What we are doing in life we are called to do.

Rest in Peace, True and Faithful Servant.

Transgender rights activist killed in Argentina

http://www.news24.com/World/News/Transsexual-rights-activist-killed-in-Argentina-20151014

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Transgender

(Africa) News24 – Transgender rights activist killed in Argentina

Me da pena enterarme de otra activista que ha dedo su vida por #Equality. Elegimos nuestros campos de batalla por llevar la Paz y la Justicia en el mundo. ¡Este es un trabajo peligroso, no se equivoquen sobre esta! Pero para muchos de nosotros, no somos héroes. Que estamos haciendo en la vida lo que estamos llamados a hacer.

Descanse en Paz, Verdadero y Siervo Fiel

It makes me sad that another activist has given her life for #Equality. We choose our battlefields to bring Peace and Justice into the world. This IS a dangerous work, make no mistake! But for many of us we are not Heroes. What we are doing in life is what we are called to do.

Rest in Peace, True and Faithful Servant.

Transgender rights activist killed in Argentina

http://www.news24.com/World/News/Transsexual-rights-activist-killed-in-Argentina-20151014

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Transgender

News24 (Africa) – New transgender reality show pulled from local TV channels after threat

New transgender reality show pulled from local TV channels after threat

With Pay-TV programs being broadcast worldwide, it is interesting to learn how neighboring countries with strict censorship laws can affect the dissemination of programs in more liberal nations. Broadcasters making money off these programs have the political clout to level the viewing field across Africa. By doing this one can only hope that gender identity will become less demonized and human rights will be increased for transgender and other sexual minorities in this largely-forgotten continent.

http://www.channel24.co.za/TV/News/New-transgender-reality-show-pulled-from-local-TV-channels-after-threat-20151027

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