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May 17th is celebrated worldwide as International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia (IDAHOT).

The date is very specific. It was chosen to mark the World Health Organization’s decision on May 17, 1990 to remove homosexuality from its list of mental disorders.

The purpose of the day is to unite people in support of human rights equality for all, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.

This day also aims to raise awareness of LGBT violations, struggles, and stimulate interest in LGBT rights.

Here in Montreal Fondation Émergence posted this video as a social experiment to stop cyberhomophobia and cybertransphobia

Fondation Émergence’s mission is to educate, inform and raise public awareness about the realities of people whose self-identity is based on sexual diversity and non-binary identities and gender expressions.

Love doesn’t fit into boxes. Regardless of who you love, like and how you identify, we all deserve to live free from discrimination.

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USA Today reports:

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey signed a near-total abortion ban Wednesday, putting in place one of the nation’s most restrictive laws on the procedure and all but guaranteeing legal challenges. The governor had been quiet about her intentions after the Alabama Senate gave final legislative approval to the bill Tuesday night.

“To the bill’s many supporters, this legislation stands as a powerful testament to Alabamians’ deeply held belief that every life is precious and that every life is a sacred gift from God,” Ivey said in a statement issued on Wednesday afternoon, a statement that also noted the law may be “unenforceable” amid the likely filing of lawsuits against it.

Even God hates it when his name is used to justify nonsense.

Each day that I read news from America, I cannot be more grateful to be Canadian and live in a First World progressive country where women has the right and freedom to chose what’s best for her.

Canada is a secular country, so we don’t have this type of issues where politicians mix up religions and faith. They keep that at home and rule the country with COMMON SENSE!!!

On the other hand, Gov. Kay Ivey is the same person who said she would support Roy Moore because he was the republican candidate even though she said she believed the victims.

Ivey was willing to put a pedo in office just because he’s republican… The double standards of morals is nauseating.

If life is so precious give Americans healthcare, ban guns, etc.

But yeah they won’t! Life is not so precious after all.

Randy Rainbow savages Trump’s handpicked Attorney General William Barr in a new lyrically brilliant video that mentions everyone from Mayor Pete to …. Roseanne!

This man is a fountain of amazing.

I couldn’t wait to watch the latest Avengers, so I did yesterday.

Although I’m a fan of superheroes movies, I don’t act like a child laughing, screaming and clapping whenever something seems exciting, which was the reaction of many adults in the room getting on my nerves… Jesus! Can we all just watch the fucking film without overreacting?

That been said, Avengers: Endgame was well done (despite the many plotholes,) and VERY long.

I won’t give away much, but it was satisfying seen some main characters die at last, because being a hero doesn’t mean surviving every battle, but fighting until the end for what’s right.

I was bored by the “new” Thor and Hulk. I was excited by Captain Marvel. And I was satisfied to see again some female characters and sidekicks taking back the big screen.

Endgame feels like a summer camp sad goodbye for the friends we won’t see again, but leaves you happy for the memories.

The CBC reports:

The Royal Canadian Mint has unveiled a commemorative loonie to mark what it called a key milestone for lesbian, gay, transgender, queer and two-spirited people, with the government saying the coin symbolized progress while highlighting the work that still needs to be done to advance equality.

Federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau was amongst a number of dignitaries who gathered in Toronto to unveil the new one-dollar coin that pays tribute to Parliament’s passing of legislation that “initiated the decriminalization of homosexuality in Canada” in 1969.

The coin, which is now in circulation, combines the words “Equality-Egalite” with the work of Vancouver-based artist Joe Average.

And here’s the colourised Silver $10.

Canada is always ahead of other nations, and although the gay rights movement was essentially born 50 years ago and it continues to grow, evolve and improve as the years pass, this coin is a remembrance of a beginning, not a conclusion or victory.

As for the design, perhaps is not my favourite commemorative loonie but it’s a simple design that allows for interpretation in regards to sexual and gender expression.

There’s no way to say it’s two men, two women, two trans or two queer. It’s that simplicity that makes it inclusive. So, good job Canada!

Online sales have begun by the Royal Canadian Mint.

Reuters reports:

Peru’s former president Alan Garcia shot himself in the head early on Wednesday after police arrived at his home to arrest him in connection with a bribery investigation, the interior ministry said. Garcia, 69, underwent emergency surgery at the Casimiro Ulloa hospital and suffered three cardiac arrests, Health Minister Zulema Tomas said in broadcast comments.

Garcia was one of nine people a judge ordered to be arrested on Wednesday in connection with an investigation into bribes distributed by Odebrecht, the Brazilian construction company that triggered Latin America’s biggest graft scandal when it admitted publicly in late 2016 that it had secured lucrative contracts across the region with bribes.

This bitch has stolen soooo much… And even now, he’s stealing Jesus’s spotlight on Easter.

That is one way for his story to end.

Drumpf should take a lesson.

The winners of the year’s most highly anticipated photojournalism contest have been announced. At the April 11 awards ceremony in Amsterdam, American photojournalist John Moore took home the top honour at the 62nd annual World Press Photo Contest.

His haunting image of a Honduran toddler wailing as her mother is searched by US Border Patrol in Texas was named 2019 World Press Photo of the Year.

Crying Girl On The Border By John Moore

Below other winners:

Akashinga – the Brave Ones, by Brent Stirton. Brent Stirton’s photo shows Petronella Chigumbura, 30, a member of an all-female anti-poaching unit called Akashinga, participating in stealth and concealment training in the Phundundu Wildlife Park, Zimbabwe.

The Disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi, by Chris McGrath

Almajiri Boy, by Marco Gualazzini. Marco Gualazzini captured a shot of an orphaned boy in Bol, Chad, walking past a wall with drawings depicting rocket-propelled grenade launchers. The image is part of the documentation of the humanitarian crisis in the Chad Basin, caused by a combination of political conflict and environmental factors. Lake Chad, once one of Africa’s largest lakes and a lifeline to 40 million people, is experiencing massive desertification, shrinking by nine-tenths due to climate change, population growth and irrigation.

Blessed Be the Fruit: Ireland’s Struggle to Overturn Anti-Abortion Laws by Olivia Harris

Flamingo Socks By V

Unilateral by Brendan Smialowski

Syria, No Exit By Mohammed Badra

“Evacuated” By Wally Skalij

Glass Butterfly By Angel Fitor. A winged comb jelly, Leucothea multicornis, its wings widely opened, propels itself through waters off Alicante, Spain.

No words.