Leaders like Prime Minister Bettel and First Gentleman Destenay are still pioneers as LGBTQ+ persons openly occupying positions of power worldwide. The treatment and visibility of individuals expressing a diversity of gender identities and sexualities vary widely across states. Particularly this month, it is imperative to recognize the progress that still must be made to guarantee the mental and physical health, safety, and justice accorded to LGBTQ+ individuals both in the United States and across the globe.
In evaluating the lawfulness of Trump’s proposed Muslim ban, Yates instructed the Department of Justice not to defend President Trump’s executive order on immigration. Just hours later, she was fired.
As tensions rise due to President Trump’s political agenda and his administration’s actions, we take a look back on the state of police reform, the progress it has made, and the obstacles it faces today.
At the stroke of midnight, on Nov. 8, 2016, the world’s largest democracy – India – had nearly 86% of its banknotes in circulation demonetized by the government.
Without a doubt, Trump made the decision to fire Comey based off of his own interest in hindering the Russia probe. The rejection of a commitment to anything beyond himself may be the force pushing Trump closer and closer to impeachment.
The growing protests in Venezuelan cities reflect the collision of a weak economy and deteriorating democracy: they are the result of an increasingly undemocratic, and thereby authoritarian, regime that has ignored the economic and political demands of its citizens for years.
Unlike his predecessors, Trump is not forging the proper relationships with those in the legislative branch of the federal government. Trump has much learning left to do on how to lead our country and properly assume the responsibilities of the presidency.
The threat of capture and torture, an anti-LGBTQ+ government, and the continued encouragement of honor killings by family members creates a horrifying and hostile environment for the queer men of Chechnya. “Either you do it, or we will.”
Though groups taking either position explicitly denounce the stigmatization of and widespread violence against sex workers, they disagree on the fundamental question: should prostitution exist?
While the March for Science is a fight for the pure sciences, the environment, and transparency in policies, it is highly enmeshed with the call for open borders and less paperwork for immigrants, a move which in the past has shown to result in both scientific and economic growth.