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Geng Le :Change LGBTQ People’s Life With Science and Technology in China – Huffington Post UK

This year marks the 15th anniversary of the removal of homosexuality as a listed mental illness in China. And whilst there is still much to do to ensure equality for LGBT people in China, it is also worth looking back to see just how far we have come in a short space of time. When […]

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What Apple's reuse robot says about sustainability and tech - GreenBiz

What Apple’s reuse robot says about sustainability and tech – GreenBiz

Somewhere in between the technicolor iWatches, cheaper iPhones and revamped iPads, a relatively run-of-the-mill Apple i-device showcase Monday briefly veered into the company’s vision for high-tech sustainability. The showstopper was “Liam,” a robot capable of deconstructing used iPhones and removing component parts for reuse or recycling. Precious metals such as the silver present in the […]

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Denise Foy talks Human First honor, LGBT advocacy, career – Windy City Times

Longtime LGBT activist Denise Foy will be honored at the Center on Halsted’s Human First Gala, which will take place Saturday, April 2, at The Geraghty. ( Other honorees include Lori Healey, Michael McRaith and AT&T. ) Foy has a long history with the Center, going back to when it was known as Horizons […]

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23andMe to Share DNA Data with Researchers Using Apple iPhone – MIT Technology Review

The consumer genetics company 23andMe plans to let its customers use their iPhones to share their genetic data with researchers carrying out medical studies. The plan will allow university researchers to access DNA profiles collected by the Google-backed company and pair them with health-related data currently being collected on participants’ phones. The tie-up, expected to […]

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LGBTQ people and Apple vs FBI – Boing Boing

Evan from Fight for the Future writes, “Everyone is focused on the high profile fight between Apple and the FBI, which is a good thing, because the outcome of this case will affect all of us.” “But it will affect some people differently than others. I wrote a piece with Victoria Ruiz […]

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Same-sex custody battle: When law doesn’t call you mom – Detroit Free Press

Jennifer Zunk, of 51, of Lambertville, is fighting for custody of two children she has raised since birth.(Photo: Jennifer Zunk) For the last eight years, Jennifer Zunk’s life has been filled with motherly duties. Changing diapers. Pediatrician visits. Making lunches. Doing laundry. The kids call her mom. But the law doesn’t. In a thorny custody case involving a […]

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Pizarro: Tech Museum’s new $5 million exhibit explores biology’s innovations – Chico Enterprise-Record

When we think of “technology” and “innovation,” multicolored poop probably isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. But bacteria that can be programmed to make specific pigments — and diagnose gastrointestinal diseases as a result — are just the type of applications that the Tech Museum is encouraging visitors […]

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The 5 Biggest Problems With ‘The Walking Dead’ Season 6 – Forbes

The 5 Biggest Problems With ‘The Walking Dead’ Season 6 – Forbeshttp://news.google.com/news/url?sa=t&fd=R&ct2=us&usg=AFQjCNFSkLrwb0VlVmQiLr1DGaEN6d2E6w&clid=c3a7d30bb8a4878e06b80cf16b898331&cid=52779063283476&ei=nvXuVuCtEOrg8AHZ3qXQBQ&url=http://www.forbes.com/sites/erikkain/2016/03/19/the-5-biggest-problems-with-the-walking-dead-season-6/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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SXSW panel explores virtual reality porn: ‘more eye contact and dirty talk’ – The Guardian

It’s an old adage that any advance in technology – be it the advent of film or the invention of the VCR – will soon be applied to pornography. This seemed to be the case at SXSW, where a panel discussion had the subject VR Porn: Future is Upon Us, What’s Next? Virtual reality headsets […]

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Pizarro: Tech Museum’s new $5 million exhibit explores biology’s innovations – San Jose Mercury News

When we think of “technology” and “innovation,” multicolored poop probably isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. But bacteria that can be programmed to make specific pigments — and diagnose gastrointestinal diseases as a result — are just the type of applications that the Tech Museum is encouraging visitors to explore in its new […]

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SXSW panel explores virtual reality porn: ‘more eye contact and dirty talk’ – The Guardian

It’s an old adage that any advance in technology – be it the advent of film or the invention of the VCR – will soon be applied to pornography. This seemed to be the case at SXSW, where a panel discussion had the subject VR Porn: Future is Upon Us, What’s Next? Virtual reality headsets […]

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Same-sex guardianship at issue in Monroe case – The Detroit News

Zunk A legal battle involving a child custody case that could clarify the legal definition of parenthood is developing in a Monroe courtroom. The case involves a lesbian couple from Lambertville and their two young children who were conceived through in vitro fertilization. At issue is equitable parenting for couples who are not biologically connected […]

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Could Hulk Hogan Verdict Mean the End of Gawker? – Advocate.com

Pro wrestler Hulk Hogan has won $115 million in damages from Gawker Media in his suit for invasion of privacy, an amount that could threaten the existence of gay entrepreneur Nick Denton’s company. A jury in St. Petersburg, Fla., turned in the verdict Friday, CNN reports. Hogan had sued the company after its flagship site, […]

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Apple’s fight with the FBI is about LGBTQ issues as well as privacy – BetaNews

As the battle between the FBI and Apple rumbles on, the debate about encryption has intensified, bringing with it renewed discussion about privacy. There are few people who would want to give up their right to privacy and allow unrestricted access to their personal communication, but there are some for whom privacy is even more […]

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NYC Mayor, Gay Groups, March in St. Patrick’s Parade – Virginian-Pilot

The nation’s largest St. Patrick’s Day parade kicked off Thursday in New York City, and for the first time in decades, gay activists are not decrying it as an exercise in exclusion. (March 17) Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPress Get updates and more Breaking News here: http://smarturl.it/APBreakingNews The Associated Press is the essential global […]

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Is Buffalo Really the Most Homophobic City in America? – Advocate.com

As a proud Buffalo, N.Y., native, I was surprised when Abodo, a website that helps people find apartments, ranked my hometown as the most homophobic city in the nation. Buffalo isn’t an accepting place for LGBT folks, based on the tweeting habits of residents. Could a liberal northern city on the cusp of urban resurgence […]

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Surrogacy is mother of all ethical debates - Irish Examiner

Surrogacy is mother of all ethical debates – Irish Examiner

The European Parliament voted against it in December, signalling that the commodification of humans is about what adults want, not what children need, says Margaret Hickey A CHILD surrogacy conference took place in Dublin on Mothers’ Day, March 6. The title was ‘Families Through Surrogacy’, and it was a trade fair for fertility centres and […]

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Obama urges tech industry to solve nation’s ‘big problems’ – Fort Worth Star Telegram

President Barack Obama, the first sitting president to appear at South by Southwest, issued a technological call to arms Friday at SXSW Interactive, the tech industry spinoff of the popular music and film festival. He kicked off the session, set up as a sit-down conversation with Texas Tribune Editor Evan Smith, by discussing the digital […]

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Trans Viral Star Ts Madison Opens Up About Fame, Visibility And More – Huffington Post

This is the sixth feature in a series that aims to elevate some of the transgender and gender-nonconforming individuals who have played a significant role in the ongoing fight for trans and queer liberation. Check out the previous features with CeCe McDonald, Kate Bornstein, Laura Jane Grace, Buck Angel and Calpernia Addams. Ts Madison is an entertainer, entrepreneur, former […]

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Former lawmaker Wendy Davis: ‘Trolls want to diminish and … – The Guardian

When former Texas state senator Wendy Davis started seeing photoshopped photos of herself in sexual positions flooding her Twitter and Facebook streams, she finally decided she had to delete the social networks from her phone. “I have lots of bots who follow me. I could literally say it’s a beautiful day in Texas and the […]

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In debate over encryption, Obama says ‘dangers are real’ – OCRegister

AUSTIN, Texas – President Barack Obama is siding with law enforcement in the debate pitting encryption and personal privacy against national security, arguing that authorities must be able to access data held on electronic devices because the “dangers are real.” Appearing Friday at an annual tech festival in the Texas capital, Obama delivered […]

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