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Obama may create monument to gay rights movement in U.S. 5.5.2016 The Hindu: Today's Paper
Obama may create monument to gay rights movement in U.S.
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Tunnel visions: readers share the stories behind underground art 5.5.2016 The Guardian -- Front Page

Eduardo Paolozzi’s artwork was recently renovated at Tottenham Court Road underground station. We asked you to tell us about your favourite artworks in metro stations around the world

Opened in 1973 Stadion station in Stockholm is on the red line of the city’s metro system. It’s the station closest to Stockholm Stadion in the city’s Östermalm district. The stadium hosted the Olympic Games in 1912, was the home of football team Djurgårdens IF until 2013, and has been a concert venue for artists like The Rolling Stones, AC/DC and Kiss. Bruce Springsteen has played there eight times since 1988.

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A conversation with Martha Plimpton: 'Trump, president? Not a chance in hell' 5.5.2016 The Guardian -- World Latest
Rebecca Carroll talks with her friend about her pro-choice activism, politics and her show The Real O’Neals, a TV series about an Irish Catholic family in Chicago Martha Plimpton is an Emmy-winning actor and pro-choice activist. She currently stars in The Real O’Neals . Her friend Rebecca Carroll is a Guardian US writer, author and critic-at-large for the Los Angeles Times. They emailed about politics, feminism and art Rebecca: You’ve been really outspoken about your pro-choice views in the past, so we should start this conversation with a fresh acknowledgement: Donald Trump is now the Republican candidate, and he’s also arguably a misogynistic freak show of a person who has a ton of supporters. His campaign is broadly about prioritizing money over humans. In the event that he wins, how do we keep humans at the forefront of ...
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Jayalalithaa promises plenty for everyone 5.5.2016 All News-IANS Stories
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa on Thursday promised free mobile phones and 50 percent subsidy for women who buy scooters if the AIADMK retained power in assembly elections.
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AIADMK anti-people, anti-famer, says Sonia 5.5.2016 All News-IANS Stories
Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Thursday slammed Tamil Nadu's ruling AIADMK as "anti-people" and "anti-farmer" by not lending a helping hand in times of need.
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'It's 2016': Russell T Davies adds lesbian kiss to A Midsummer Night's Dream 5.5.2016 The Guardian -- Front Page

Former Doctor Who showrunner defends his reimagining of Shakespeare comedy that will be screened on BBC1

Russell T Davies has defended his decision to add a lesbian kiss to A Midsummer Night’s Dream because “it’s 2016”.

The former Doctor Who showrunner has adapted Shakespeare’s comedy into a BBC TV movie – but diverging from the original, Titania and Hippolyta share a kiss at the end.

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Destroyed women, abandoned babies: why Ireland must move forward on abortion | Emer O’Toole 5.5.2016 The Guardian -- Front Page

The story is older than I am – of roadside births, and babies left in recycling bins, and women forced to take the boat to England

Yesterday, the body of a newborn baby was found amid refuse at an Irish recycling plant. Nothing terribly exciting there.

Where I’m from, this is an old story. It was told a lot the year I was born. In 1984, the near-dead body of Ann Lovett, a 15-year-old schoolgirl, was found at a grotto of the Virgin Mary at Granard, County Longford, where she had gone to give birth in secret. Her newborn son was found dead beside her; she died later that day in hospital.

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Madonna hits back at critics of her look at Met Gala 2016 5.5.2016 DNA: Money
Queen of pop Madonna has called the people criticising her revealing Met Gala look as 'ageist' and 'sexist', saying her look was a political statement on gender equality. Madonna had debuted a risque look at the fashion event by opting for a body baring sheer ensemble by Givenchy. "We have fought and continue to fight for civil rights and gay rights around the world. When it comes to Women's rights we are still in the dark ages. My dress at the Met Ball was a political statement as well as a fashion statement. The fact that people actually believe a woman is not allowed to express her sexuality and be adventurous past a certain age is proof that we still live in an age-ist and sexist society," said the singer. Madonna said she has never thought in a limited way as it is not in her nature. "We cannot effect change unless we are willing to take risks By being fearless and By taking the road leas traveled by. That's how we change history." The 57-year-old star is not the one to shy away from experimenting ...
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Bangladesh blogger death: India has reason to be worried over Sheikh Hasina’s terror policy 5.5.2016 FirstPost: India

Radical Islam is spreading its tentacles in Bangladesh. Whether it is through home grown extremists or the local unit of an Al Qaeda or ISIS franchise, is irrelevant

The post Bangladesh blogger death: India has reason to be worried over Sheikh Hasina’s terror policy appeared first on Firstpost.

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The lesbian rapper who escaped forced marriage in Somalia 5.5.2016 The Guardian -- Front Page
Somali rapper and anti-FGM campaigner Berlin escaped being murdered by relatives when she was outed as a lesbian • ‘Treat me with dignity’: Somali anti-FGM rapper Berlin – video Until the end of last year, Berlin was leading an engaged and active life in Uganda, running successful anti-FGM programmes, competing in freestyle rap competitions and involved in LGBT rights groups. “I was changing a lot of minds,” says the 22-year-old, who prefers to be known by her first name alone. “And then some person tries to mess my life up.” “One afternoon a friend of mine called me and said we need to talk to you,” she recalls. Berlin’s family were Somalian refugees who had fled to Uganda in 2010. “My friend said, ‘Berlin, we care about you, tell us, are you gay?’ At that moment I felt like something crushed inside of me. I never ever expected this day to come, because I’ve always been ...
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With Rousseff on the ropes, Brazil's far right sees an opening 5.5.2016 The Guardian -- World Latest

Brazil’s president is facing impeachment and a coalition of ultra-conservatives, including evangelicals and an apologist for military torturers, sense their chance

With less than a week until the Brazilian senate votes on the impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff, the question facing the nation is no longer whether the Workers party government will fall, but how far to the right the political pendulum will swing once it has fallen.

For Marco Feliciano – an ultra-conservative preacher-politician from the evangelical caucus – it cannot go far enough in reversing what he sees as the malign policies introduced since the left came to power in 2003.

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Caitlyn Jenner to pose naked for magazine 5.5.2016 Cinema-Showbiz
Reality TV star and retired Olympic gold medal-winning decathlete Caitlyn Jenner is reportedly set to pose naked for a magazine.
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Caitlyn Jenner to pose naked for magazine 5.5.2016 New Kerala: World News
Los Angeles, May 5 : Reality TV star and retired Olympic gold medal-winning decathlete Caitlyn Jenner is reportedly set to pose naked for a magazine.
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ಮಂಗಳಮುಖಿಯನ್ನು ಪ್ರೀತಿಸಿ ರೈಲಿಗೆ ತಲೆಕೊಟ್ಟ ಯುವಕ 5.5.2016 Thats Kannada
ಬೆಂಗಳೂರು, ಮೇ 05 : ಯುವತಿ ಎಂದು ತಿಳಿದು ಮಂಗಳಮುಖಿಯನ್ನು ಪ್ರೀತಿಸಿದ್ದ ಯುವಕ ರೈಲಿಗೆ ತಲೆ ಕೊಟ್ಟು ಆತ್ಮಹತ್ಯೆ ಮಾಡಿಕೊಂಡಿದ್ದಾನೆ. ತನ್ನ ತಂಗಿಯನ್ನು ವಿವಾಹವಾಗುವಂತೆ ಮಂಗಳಮುಖಿಯ ಅಕ್ಕ ನೀಡುತ್ತಿದ್ದ ಕಿರುಕುಳದಿಂದ ಬೇಸತ್ತು ಯುವಕ ಸಾವಿಗೆ ಶರಣಾಗಿದ್ದಾನೆ. ಮೃತಪಟ್ಟ ಯುವಕನನ್ನು ಬೈಯ್ಯಪ್ಪನಹಳ್ಳಿಯ ಖಾಸಗಿ ಕಂಪನಿಯೊಂದರ ನೌಕರ ವಿಲಿಯಂ (21) ಎಂದು ಗುರುತಿಸಲಾಗಿದೆ. ಮಂಗಳವಾರ ವಿಲಿಯಂ ನಾಪತ್ತೆಯಾಗಿದ್ದ, ಬುಧವಾರ ಬೈಯ್ಯಪ್ಪನಹಳ್ಳಿ
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America's Transgender Bathroom Battle Heats up 5.5.2016 newindianexpress.com
Mississippi followed suit in April and a number of other conservative states and cities are mulling or have passed similar legislation.
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Queer and Ally Art Fest Comes to Chennai 5.5.2016 newindianexpress.com
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Body of Man Run Over by Train Finally Identified 5.5.2016 newindianexpress.com
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Gender parity still elusive in poll fray 5.5.2016 Hindu: Cities
: If gender parity is the destination, the journey has not even started if one were to go by the number of women candidates nominated by political parties, an analysis of Prajnya, an organisation that...
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Justice department says North Carolina anti-LGBT law violates Civil Rights Act 5.5.2016 The Guardian -- World Latest

Letter to Republican governor Pat McGrory said HB2, which limits protections to LGBT people, violates the landmark 1964 act and cannot be enforced

North Carolina’s law limiting protections to LGBT people violates the US Civil Rights Act and cannot be enforced, the US Justice Department said on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, in Alabama, the town of Oxford buckled under public pressure and repealed a recently enacted bathroom ordinance that threatened six months in jail for anyone found using a toilet not in line with his or her biological sex.

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Beyoncé the latest to criticize North Carolina's 'bathroom bill' 5.5.2016 The Guardian -- Front Page

Singer posts statement in support of Equality NC, which fights for the rights of LGBT people in the state, after performing there on her Formation world tour

Beyoncé released a statement critical of North Carolina’s so-called “bathroom bill” the day after she performed in the state.

In March, lawmakers pushed through House Bill 2 (HB2), which makes it impossible for any local government in the state to create protections for LGBT people. It also requires public buildings to post signs that say people are only allowed to use bathrooms that match their biological sex.

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