A quarter of gay people in European Union nations have been physically attacked, according to the biggest ever survey of its kind. Released to mark the International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia, the report asked 93,000 people across Europe about their experiences of discrimination and violence. It found that 26% of gay people had been “attacked or threatened with violence” because of their sexuality in the past five years.
The survey also revealed:
- More than half of those attacked did not report the abuse
- Almost half of people had been personally discriminated against or harassed because of their sexuality
- More than 80% said they could recall homophobic bullying at school
- Two thirds of LGBT people said they hid their sexuality during their school days
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(79# Grenada) Merle Collins: Why she kicks ass
- She is a Grenadian short story writer and poet.
- She had most of her education in St George’s, Grenada, later she studied at the University of the West Indies in Mona, Jamaica, earning degrees in English and Spanish in 1972.
- She then taught history and Spanish in Grenada for two years and subsequently in St Lucia.
- In 1980, she graduated from Georgetown University with a master’s degree in Latin American Studies.
- She graduated from the London School of Economics with a Ph.D. in Government.
- She was heavily involved in the Grenadian Revolution and served as a government coordinator for research on Latin America and the Caribbean.
- From 1984 to 1995, she taught at the University of North London.
- She is currently Professor of Comparative Literature and English at the University of Maryland.
- Her critical works include “Themes and Trends in Caribbean Writing Today” in From My Guy to Sci-Fi: Genre and Women’s Writing in the Postmodern World (ed. Helen Carr, Pandora Press, 1989), and “To be Free is Very Sweet” in Slavery and Abolition (Vol.15, issue 3, 1994, pp. 96–103).
- Because the Dawn Breaks was her first collection of poetry and was published in 1985, at which time she was a member of African Dawn, a performance group combining poetry, mime and African music.
- In 1987, she published her first novel Angel, which follows the lives of Grenadians as they struggled for independence.
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~* Kea * New Zealand alpine parrot. Not exactly a pet but these brilliant birds have always fascinated me. *~
“Elide” // 8” x 8” // watercolor
so you know how everyone is always like lol illuminati 666 hail satan the south will rise again etc.
well today i was like hey what exactly was the illuminati anyways? and i
Next time on: I didn’t know I was a member of the Illuminati.
Plot twist: Tumblr is literally the Illuminati.
“Only this and nothing more…” - Poe
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David Korten: Agenda for a New Economy (by PhilosopherSeed)
Uploaded on Aug 4, 2009
David Korten speaking in Portland Oregon from his most recent book, “Agenda for a New Economy- Why Wall Street Can’t Be Fixed and How to Replace It.”
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“There are four questions of value in life… What is sacred? Of what is the spirit made? What is worth living for, and what is worth dying for? The answer to each is the same. Only love.”
Happy birthday, dreamboat.
“Come back and make up a goodbye, at least. Let’s pretend we had one.” – Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
A painting from my cinema-inspired solo show, which opened June 7th at NYC’s Bottleneck Gallery! Strictly limited edition prints available here, they’re all hand-signed and numbered, and part of the proceeds go to the charity Partners in Health!