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Person to Person Cultural Exchange in Cuba

Person to Person Cultural Exchange in Cuba

PHOTO ESSAY BY DONNA ACETO | Last week represented an historic milestone in the Obama administration’s drive to end more than 50 years of US policy toward Cuba by normalizing relations. On August 14, Secretary of State John Kerry and Jeffrey DeLaurentis, the State Department’s chargé d’affaires in Cuba, raised the American flag over the new […]

Signing Anti-Gay Law, Ugandan President Tells West: Butt Out

Signing Anti-Gay Law, Ugandan President Tells West: Butt Out

BY ANDY HUMM | Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni defied Western pressure February 24 and signed into law a measure –– with broad popularity in that nation –– criminalizing all forms of homosexual expression, aid to gay people, and even failure to report knowledge of those in violation. The existing penalty for homosexual relations was life in […]

Task Force Concerned about Hagel at Defense Department, Citing LGBT, Women’s, People of Color Record

Task Force Concerned about Hagel at Defense Department, Citing LGBT, Women’s, People of Color Record

BY ANDY HUMM | President Barack Obama is widely reported to be leaning toward former Nebraska Senator Chuck Hagel, a two-term Republican, to be his next secretary of defense, succeeding Leon Panetta, despite Hagel’s record of voting against LGBT rights, women’s reproductive rights, and issues of concern to people of color. During his Senate career, Hagel […]