'Sacred Ceiba (kapok) tree], ©AdviceProject, photo by Courtney Webster Day 3 of the 2015 Advice Project Leadership and Empowerment Summit for Teen Girls and Women in Peru (Gold Mining, Sex Trafficking, Sacred Trees and Conservation,Show More Summary
Oxfam went to the UN's Financing for Development Conference in Addis Ababa with the sincere hope that the governments of the world would take the bold steps necessary to rebalance the global development financing system so it works to help end extreme poverty and tackle inequality. Show More Summary
This isn't a story about bullying, but let's start there, with a recent incident at an 8-year-old's birthday party. "Who here thinks Adam is unpopular?" a young bully asks his classmates, right in front of Adam. "Raise your hand." Hands shoot up. Show More Summary
World champion power lifter and world record holder Matt Korczaleski astonished and shocked fans after announcing that he is transgender and now goes by the name Janae Marie Kroc reports outsports.com. Known for creating the “Kroc row” back workout,… The post Meet Janae Marie Kroc, the World Record Power Lifter Who Came Out as Transgender appeared first on Towleroad.
Remember when kids ran through the streets Halloween nights with "Trick or Treat for UNICEF" boxes in tow alongside plastic pumpkin carriers full of fun size snickers and red apples? Or what about when the neighbor's 4th grade daughter...Show More Summary
The Minnesota dentist who allegedly killed Zimbabwe’s famous and beloved Cecil the Lion could be tried in the U.S. or extradited to Zimbabwe. Outrage emerged on Tuesday as people across the world learned of Walter James Palmer’s reported… The post Lion-Killing Dentist Could Face Prosecution in the US, Extradition to Zimbabwe: VIDEO appeared first on Towleroad.
Out gay speed-skater Blake Skjellerup wed boyfriend Saul Carrasco earlier this month in Hawaii. The couple announced their engagement last August on Twitter. They met in the most modern of ways, through Instagram. Said Blake in the caption to the abo… The post Gay Speed-Skater Blake Skjellerup Marries Boyfriend Saul Carrasco: PHOTOS appeared first on Towleroad.
Photo credit: savingthewild.com I've just arrived in the Motherland on a 14 week mission 'solving poverty saves wildlife'. Saving Africa's elephants and rhinos from extinction is as much about humans as it is about animals. This is a war on greed and blood-lust status symbols, but the weakest link is in fact poverty. Show More Summary
As the saying goes, if you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen. And that’s exactly what one TV host did when confronted with a sexy chef that was too hot to handle. Scot Haney, co-host of “Better Connecticut”, was int… The post TV Anchor Can’t Handle This Hot Chef’s Smolder: VIDEO appeared first on Towleroad.
As an athlete my entire life, a true tomboy growing up, I thought I understood the draw of sports. But it wasn't until I spent a few days with Special Olympics athletes that I realized just how powerful -- and empowering -- sports can truly be. Show More Summary
In an anti-gay attack just like the ones Matt Baume decried earlier today, right-wing nut and Colorado state Rep. Gordon Klingenschmitt urged parents to remove their sons from the Boy Scouts to save them from molestation at the hands of gay scout lea… The post Gordon Klingenschmitt: Gay Boy Scout Leaders Will Molest Your Children – VIDEO appeared first on Towleroad.
In this latest attempt at one-upmanship in the realm of rapid construction, a company in China has built a two-story villa from six modules, putting the...
Already infamous for its curved facade that ignited fires in adjacent buildings and melted nearby cars basking in its reflected sunlight, the Walkie Talkie...
I was blown away by former Bogotá, Colombia Mayor Antanas Mockus recent op-ed, "The Art of Changing a City" in The New York Times. It is reflective, honest and practical. Most importantly, it plays on many of the promising practicesShow More Summary
In a new video posted to his channel today, Matt Baume explains the history of anti-gay animus in the Boy Scouts and the implications of yesterday’s vote to end the ban on gay adult scout leaders. Though the National Executive Board of The Boy… The post Matt Baume Explains Why Gay Adults Aren’t A Threat To Boy Scouts: VIDEO appeared first on Towleroad.
I am spending time in Italy, the quintessential land of the bargain. I never had the stomach for it, and yet I began to feel that people who were selling things at local markets must be okay with the bargained down prices because they...Show More Summary
RuPaul’s Drag Race season 3 runner up Manila Luzon has a new video for her single “Ice Cream” that doesn’t skimp on man-candy. Luzon’s ice cream brings all the boys to the yard for a shirtless ice cream party rife with s… The post Manila Luzon’s ‘Ice Cream’ Brings All The Boys To The Yard: VIDEO appeared first on Towleroad.
Thirteen counties in Alabama continue to refuse all requests for marriage licenses in an effort to avoid issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples specifically. Via the Campaign for Southern Equality: Currently, 53 of the state’s 67 counties have… The post 13 Alabama Counties Still Refuse To Issue Marriage Licenses To Straight and Gay Couples appeared first on Towleroad.
New Music is brought to you weekly by Deadly Music!, which covers mostly indie/alternative music as well as electronica, ambient/modern classical, pop and anything really, really good. Mercury Rev – “The Queen Of Swans” Taken from t… The post NEW MUSIC: Mercury Rev, Frank Turner, Hooton Tennis Club, Snooty Garbagemen, Field Music appeared first on Towleroad.
In a powerful sermon delivered last week, Pastor Dewey Smith took direct aim at those within the evangelical community that call homosexuality an abomination. The pastor of the House of Hope Atlanta in Decatur, Georgia, specifically responded to the… The post Southern Pastor Calls Out Evangelicals for Degrading Gays Like Slaves: VIDEO appeared first on Towleroad.