The parade is part of a month-long series of nationwide events
By Tuoi Tre News September 25, 2017, 11:58 GMT+7
|A giant six-band rainbow flag is seen at the pride parade on Nguyen Hue pedestrian street in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, September 24, 2017. Photo: Tuoi Tre
Ho Chi Minh City’s LGBT community took to downtown Nguyen Hue Pedestrian Street on Sunday for a pride parade to demonstrate love and campaign for equality.
The parade was part of the 2017 VietPride series of events, which include multiple parades throughout Vietnam to show support and campaign for equality for Vietnam’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community.
The annual VietPride was first organized in Hanoi in 2012, before growing to become a nationwide event joined by tens of thousands every year. Continue reading “Love in the air at gay pride parade in Ho Chi Minh City”
Knight of the Crusades. donald_gruener/E+/Getty
TC – by Austin Cline – Updated March 17, 2016
One of the most famous examples of religious violence in the Middle Ages is of course the Crusades – attempts by European Christians to impose their vision of religion upon Jews, Orthodox Christians, heretics, Muslims, and just about anyone else who happened to get in the way. Traditionally the term “Crusades” are limited to describing massive military expeditions by Christians to the Middle East, but it is more accurate to acknowledge that there also existed “crusades” internal to Europe and directed at local minority groups. Continue reading “Christianity and Violence: The Crusades”
A History of Pursuit of Accused Witches
Saul and the Witch of Endor, 1526. Artist: Cornelisz van Oostsanen, Jacob (ca. 1470-1533). Heritage Images/Getty Images / Getty Images
TC – Updated August 11, 2017
The history of witchcraft in Europe begins with both folk beliefs and with religious and classical texts. The texts have roots in Hebrew, Greek and Roman history. The development of beliefs about what witchcraft meant — and especially the history of its gradual identification as a kind of heresy — takes effect over hundreds of years. I have also included a few American and global events for perspective on the history of witchcraft trials and executions. Continue reading “Witch Hunts in Europe: Timeline”
JUNE 28, 2016
A couple in a park in Beijing, China, this month. Sex education is inconsistent in Chinese schools.CreditKevin Frayer/Getty Images
BEIJING — Young women who have sex before marriage are degenerates. A girl who gives her body for love will make the boy who “conquers” her love her less. Premarital sex has a “tremendous negative psychological and physical impact on girls.”
These are some of the assertions in a sex education textbook approved by a provincial education department in China that has led to an outcry on social media. Continue reading “Chinese textbook calls women who have premarital sex ‘degenerates’”
Ảnh: Đào Ngọc Thạch
Theo báo cáo của các cơ quan chuyên môn, hiện VN tiếp tục mất cân bằng giới tính khi sinh và dự báo sẽ để lại nhiều hệ lụy.
Theo báo cáo thống kê của Tổng cục Dân số – Kế hoạch hóa gia đình (DS-KHHGĐ), sau 1 năm thực hiện đề án Kiểm soát mất cân bằng giới tính
khi sinh, giai đoạn 2016 – 2020, tỷ số giới tính khi sinh của VN thay đổi không đáng kể: từ 112,8 trẻ trai/100 trẻ gái (năm 2015) còn 112,2/100 (theo điều tra biến động dân số 2016).
Continue reading “Báo động mất cân bằng giới tính ở Việt Nam”