Monthly Archives: May 2005

New UNICEF head won’t change condom policy

TweetConcerns that Ann Veneman, new head of UNICEF and a former member of the Bush administration, would implement a more conservative policy on HIV/AIDS prevention, sexual health and condoms were quelled last week when she announced that policies would remain as they are. “We’re not going to change UNICEF’s position,” Veneman, a former U.S. Agriculture [...]
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Happy Memorial Day!

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Another little thing in Washington State

TweetA couple of weeks ago Microsoft failed to support an anti-discrimination measure in Washington State and caused the bill (which would protect gay and lesbian people from discrimination in work, housing, etc) to fail passage in the state legislature. But soon after Microsoft changed its decision because of all the pressure from employees and gay [...]
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Anti Gay Rights Mayor of Spokane Scandal

Tweet A few weeks ago due to some really good investigative journalism in Spokane, Washington, it was found that Spokane Mayor Jim West, known for his anti-gay rights conservatism, was found to be soliciting men on Gay.com. The Seattle Post Intelligencer reports… Spokane Mayor Jim West, who championed an anti-gay agenda during his tenure as [...]
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Amnesty International’s report of Women in Afghanistan

TweetThe Post-Taliban time of Afghanistan has been a confusing time for women. Although, the Taliban was known for its terrible treatment of women, it is still not clear what the condition for women is today and what role the international community plays in demanding the equitable rights of women. A study done by Amnesty International [...]
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