Costa Rica celebrated its first same-sex marriage when two women, Alexandra Quiros and Dunia Araya, celebrated their wedding: an “extraordinary moment”.
The video of two men holding hands in the streets of Moscow
A group orchestrated a social experiment to understand how Moscow sees homosexuality. The results are definitely negative.
Following the news from the Unites States, where the Supreme Court has legalised same-sex marriage in all states, some young men of the group Cheburussia TV realised a video to show what could happen to 2 people of the same sex walking hand in hand in the streets of Russia’s capital, Moscow. In less than 3 hours, the result was lots of insults and 2 aggression attempts, which led the 2 protagonists to end the social experiment before the expected time.
Despite homosexuality is not a crime in Russia, it’s not far from being. Numerous people consider it morally unacceptable. In 2013, the Duma, the Russian Parliament, approved a law that bans talking about homosexuality with minors and organising demonstrations supporting LGBT rights.
The pandemic and its restrictions are affecting everyone, without exceptions. However factors like housing, income inequalities, gender, access to technology and working conditions are influencing how people experience the health crisis.
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The New York Supreme Court has found former film producer Harvey Weinstein guilty of rape and sexual assault. Even though he was acquitted of other charges, the verdict could be a turning point for women’s rights.
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Denis Mukwege, who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2018, is known as the “doctor who mends women” because in his hospital in Africa he healed thousands of rape victims, in their body and soul. We interviewed him in Milan.
At the dawn of a new era, women in Japan still face old challenges: they’re paid less than men and struggle to scale the professional ladder. How can the impasse be broken?