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High-tech industry campaign highlights gay Chechnya crackdown – Los Angeles Blade

Elad Mintzer of Ze, a group for LGBT people who work in the high-tech industry, is among those who spearheaded Tech4Chechnya, a campaign during WorldPride in Madrid that sought to highlight the ongoing crackdown against gay men in Chechnya. Mintzer spoke with the Washington Blade on June 29, 2017, at Google’s offices in Madrid. […]

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Everybody lies: how Google search reveals our darkest secrets – The Guardian

Everybody lies. People lie about how many drinks they had on the way home. They lie about how often they go to the gym, how much those new shoes cost, whether they read that book. They call in sick when they’re not. They say they’ll be in touch when they won’t. They say it’s not […]

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Commentary: Gay equality advancing quickly - Jacksonville Journal Courier

Commentary: Gay equality advancing quickly – Jacksonville Journal Courier

Usually, public opinion on important and emotional subjects shifts gradually. The realization that discrimination against African Americans and women was wrong came slowly. For more than a century, Americans spoke out against sexism and racism. In the 19th century, they were considered radicals, advocating unpopular political positions against traditional beliefs in white male superiority. By […]

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The Watermelon Woman Shows the Power of Gay History – New Republic

Cheryl first sees the Watermelon Woman as a beguiling actress in a 1930s blaxploitation film called Plantation Memories. She’s entranced by the woman’s performance, but can’t find her name: She is credited only as “The Watermelon Woman.” Cheryl eventually uncovers more of her films, most of them about race—she plays a number of mammies, housemaids, […]

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MyDx Supports Product Sales and Toronto’s Gay Pride Parade … – PR Newswire (press release)

MyDx Intends to Further Penetrate Canada’s ~$9bn Cannabis Market with its New Marketing and Sales Partners The primary objective of MyDx’s business development and market awareness efforts is to help people Trust & Verify® their consumption habits with CannaDxTM, consider alternative delivery Smart Devices like […]

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Google, Microsoft Among Firms Urging US Court to Back Gay Workers – NDTV

Dozens of companies, including Alphabet Inc’s Google, Microsoft, CBS and Viacom urged a federal appeals court on Monday to rule that a law banning sex discrimination in the workplace offers protections to gay employees. The brief submitted by 50 companies to the 2nd US Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan marks the first time such […]

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The Top 3 Gay Entrepreneurs Who Rule the World – TechDigg – TechDigg

No matter whether you are white, black or panda, there’s still an endless road to conquer in all that has to do with the responsibility of educating for inclusion and tolerance instead of bullying and aggressiveness as a philosophy of life upon each one of us. Nevertheless, there’s a bright path already traveled throughout history, […]

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Who Gets to Use Facebook’s Rainbow ‘Pride’ Reaction? – The Atlantic

An analysis to see if the algorithms behind the new emoji contribute to political bubbles in America Source Article from https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2017/06/facebook-pride-reaction/531633/Who Gets to Use Facebook’s Rainbow ‘Pride’ Reaction? – The Atlantichttp://news.google.com/news/url?sa=t&fd=R&ct2=us&usg=AFQjCNF5jd7NxHJiSPADqVJLHiZ_dPF22w&clid=c3a7d30bb8a4878e06b80cf16b898331&cid=52779543307781&ei=yjBSWfi3CuLOzAa8tJLQBQ&url=https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2017/06/facebook-pride-reaction/531633/http://news.google.com/news?q=gay,Technology&output=rssgay,Technology – Google NewsGoogle Newshttps://ssl.gstatic.com/news-static/img/logo/en_us/news.gif

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Supreme Court To Decide Whether Businesses Can Deny Service To Gay Couples – HuffPost

Anti-discrimination laws still allow religious people to speak their minds freely, James Esseks, an attorney for the couple in the case, told The New Yorker. But, he argues, the laws require businesses that serve the public to not discriminate based on sexual orientation. Source Article from http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/supreme-court-same-sex-wedding-cake_us_59510de8e4b05c37bb77c7ecSupreme Court To Decide Whether Businesses Can Deny Service To […]

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Can gay dating apps create connections beyond the bedroom? – Slate Magazine

What perhaps sets these new brands apart from their predecessors, then, is their push to expand the visibility of the queer community. For instance, one user might not know much about another offline, but he might know little things about him from having scrolled through his geotagged social media page. He might even recognize him […]

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Laguna Beach man hopes weekend’s OC Pride event helps restore city’s gay vibe – OCRegister

LAGUNA BEACH Chris Tebbutt was feeling nostalgic as he walked into the empty space that was once the Boom Boom Room, the legendary anchor of a one-block district of gay bars during the town’s gay heyday. “I wanted to see the dance floor I was on when I was young,” said Tebbutt, 46, who grew […]

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6 Useful Tech Tools for Pride - Autostraddle

6 Useful Tech Tools for Pride – Autostraddle

It’s that time of year again! Happy Pride, everyone! I have no doubt that the last thing you want to do this weekend is be on your phone or computer. I’m sure you’ll all be at protests, parades and parties (three major Pride ingredients, as dictated by my observation). And that’s great! You shouldn’t be […]

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Mark Zuckerberg explains why he just changed Facebook’s mission – CNNMoney

Mark Zuckerberg has spent the last dozen years making sure you know what your friends’ babies look like and what your high school friends think about politics. And, of course, transforming media and politics by presenting news and opinion — true and fake — to billions of people around the world. Now the Facebook CEO […]

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Gay marriage on Malta govt agenda – The Australian

Gay marriage on Malta govt agenda – The Australianhttp://news.google.com/news/url?sa=t&fd=R&ct2=us&usg=AFQjCNGaW9P8S0hQXVGaQ8QZidvrYdNFdQ&clid=c3a7d30bb8a4878e06b80cf16b898331&cid=52779540205612&ei=rqpOWbDAD4WKqQLzl6fIBg&url=http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/latest-news/gay-marriage-on-malta-govt-agenda/news-story/3efcf8a2daf8980fa99250dab515df9fhttp://news.google.com/news?q=gay,Technology&output=rssgay,Technology – Google NewsGoogle Newshttps://ssl.gstatic.com/news-static/img/logo/en_us/news.gif

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Pride, not Prejudice: LGBTQ pioneers in the world of sci-tech – Siliconrepublic.com

Pride Month is here, but who are the people flying the flag in the fields of science and technology? June marks the month of Pride for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer individuals (LGBTQ). Rising like a phoenix from the ashes of the Stonewall riots in 1969, Pride has become a calendar staple for members of […]

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Mark Zuckerberg explains why he just changed Facebook’s mission – CNNMoney

Mark Zuckerberg has spent the last dozen years making sure you know what your friends’ babies look like and what your high school friends think about politics. And, of course, transforming media and politics by presenting news and opinion — true and fake — to billions of people around the world. Now the Facebook CEO […]

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Watch This Gay Australian Politician Shut Down Her Manterrupting … – HuffPost

When MacDonald mumbled another interruption from his seat, Wong ― who’s openly gay and has a partner and two children ― reminded him, “You’re not my type either, mate, don’t worry about it.” Source Article from http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/peggy-wong-gay-australian-politician-shuts-down-manterrupting-colleague_us_594bcdb9e4b01cdedf00e1b6Watch This Gay Australian Politician Shut Down Her Manterrupting … – HuffPosthttp://news.google.com/news/url?sa=t&fd=R&ct2=us&usg=AFQjCNGdRuw1a3max4ckh0Qe_UISINV2FQ&clid=c3a7d30bb8a4878e06b80cf16b898331&cid=52779537619020&ei=0OdMWfhVxJiqAqPtidgH&url=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/peggy-wong-gay-australian-politician-shuts-down-manterrupting-colleague_us_594bcdb9e4b01cdedf00e1b6http://news.google.com/news?q=gay,Technology&output=rssgay,Technology – Google NewsGoogle Newshttps://ssl.gstatic.com/news-static/img/logo/en_us/news.gif

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Video appears to show onetime CenturyLink diversity chief giving … – OregonLive.com

A three-year-old video posted on YouTube appears to show CenturyLink’s onetime chief diversity officer delivering an impassioned sermon about Jesus’ opposition to homosexuality, among other things, before church congregants. The man told audience members that Jesus would give them the strength to speak out against evil in the 2014 video, titled “JT Men’s Day Elder Odell Riley Part […]

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Gay Couple Recreates Pride Photo 24 Years Later And It’s Perfect – HuffPost

“People ask how we lasted for 25 years? That is a good question especially since the structure of our society is set up to pull us apart,” the pair told HuffPost. “We have decided to promote positive change in society by coming out to our families, at work, on social media, and with neighbors. We […]

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Over 80 tech executives oppose North Carolina’s anti-LGBT law in open letter – The Verge

The CEOs of Facebook, Apple, Lyft, Google, Dropbox, and Tumblr joined more than 80 other company executives in urging Pat McCrory, the governor of North Carolina, to repeal a law that allows for discrimination against LGBT people. In the letter sent today, the CEOs write that they are “disappointed” in the state’s decision to enact the […]

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Box CEO: Companies with conscience do THIS – CNBC

If an embattled North Carolina law stands, businesses might stop holding events there, freeze hiring and even pull offices out of the state, a technology CEO told CNBC’s “Squawk Alley” Wednesday. “That’s a lever that companies with a conscience have,” said Aaron Levie, CEO and co-founder of Box, an enterprise cloud storage and security company. […]

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