After Russia passed its anti-gay law, activists worldwide have sprung into action against the law. Many have asked the Olympic committee to call for the law to be repealed before the Winter Olympics are held there in February of 2014. Celebrities like Ricky Martin, Fergie and Jonathan Del Arco are now joining in to take a stand for human rights. These stars will be sporting Love Conquers Hate t-shirts, to raise awareness about the situation. The Love Conquers Hate initiative is a part of The Human Rights Campaign, and the money raised from the shirts will go to a fund supporting gay rights in Russia.
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DAVID MISCAVIGE DRIVES HUMAN RIGHTS AND THE TEACHING OF TOLERANCE AND PEACE
Well knowing Mr. Hubbard's strong admonition to national governments to uphold the fundamental human rights and abide by and implement the 30 articles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Mr. David Miscavige inspired the initiation of the Church of Scientology human rights campaign.
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The former Irish President, Ms. Mary Robinson- also a major human rights campaigner- speaks about the strengthening role of women in modern society- and, particularly, in global politics.
A protest led by the Poor People's Economic Human Rights Campaign leads to police tear gas and concussion grenades at the Republican National Convention in Saint Paul, MN. Marta Costello is caught in the melee as she brings you the gnooze (the g is silent).
Walk United. Love United. LIVE UNITED.
Willa Young, Associate Director, Student Life Learner Initiatives at The Ohio State University has worked for Ohio State since 1991 in several positions within the Office of Student Affairs and holds a graduate degree in political science from Ohio State.
She is on the Diversity & Inclusion Committee and Pride Leadership Selection Committee at United Way of Central Ohio; the Board of Trustees of BRAVO (Buckeye Region Anti-Violence Organization - Statewide GLBT Anti-Violence Agency); Leadership Columbus, 2009 Cohort, Columbus Chamber of Commerce; The Leading Edge, The Ohio State University; LGBT Professional Network and a member of the Human Rights Campaign (to name a few).
Her personality, pride, dedication and passion continues to inspire people to create change in their lives and communities and she steals the show at the 2009 Stonewall Columbus Pride Parade.
Walk United. Love United. LIVE UNITED.
Willa Young embodies these words.
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BY CHRISTINE KARSTEN
ANCHOR LAUREN GORES
What started as an anniversary celebration turned into a social media controversy after an incident the couple will probably never forget.
“Kenyata White and her partner Aeimee Diaz devastated after getting kicked out of a restaurant in the downtown Phoenix Sheraton while celebrating their second anniversary.”
The confrontation happened after White and her partner shared what they say was a quick kiss on the lips. White told KPHO what she says happened next.
“Management came up to us and told us that we need to get a room and that our behavior was inappropriate for their establishment and that we needed to leave.”
But the confrontation didn’t come out of nowhere. Queerty reports customers were the ones complaining...
“Apparently other customers in the restaurant were the motivation for the manager coming up to the couple, but his apology and offer of ‘free drinks next time!’ were inappropriate.”
Earlier this year The Sheraton was rated on its policies and practices when it comes to gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender employees. Human Rights Campaign reports...
“This incident is all the more disappointing due to the fact that Sheraton has a 100 percent rating on HRC’s Corporate Equality Index.”
But not everyone would agree that what The Sheraton did was wrong. KNXV took to their Facebook to see what others are saying about this issue...
“There is a right place and right time. Because they’re comfortable with themselves doesn’t mean everyone is.”
“Our culture is changing. Get used to it. Worry about the serious stuff.”
The company did meet with the couple late Tuesday to understand what happened and how the couple felt about the incident. The Phoenix New Times Blog quotes what The Sheraton said in a statement after...
“We want you to know that at District American Kitchen & Wine Bar, we embrace diversity and are proud supporters of the LGBT community. We are taking this incident very seriously...”
The Arizona Republic quoted White saying bashing the restaurant, hotel or its employees was never her intention. The goal was to educate and bring awareness to the situation.