Local Muslims, Scholars Weigh In On Shaking Hands with the Opposite Sex

Local Muslims, Scholars Weigh In On Shaking Hands with the Opposite Sex

Arab American News, News Feature, Staff, Posted: Apr 23, 2014

Many Muslim women who wear the hijab will tell you they have experienced that awkward moment when it comes to shaking hand.

CBC Women Push to End Military Regulations on Black Hairstyles


The Washington Informer, News Report, Posted: Apr 11, 2014

Females members of the Congressional Black Caucus say black women's hairstyles are often referred to in derogatory terms by some U.S. Army officials.

Michigan Flip-Flops on Same-Sex Marriage


Detroit Jewish News, News Report, Posted: Mar 27, 2014

A local same-sex marriage decision results in celebration and ambiguity.

Banker Accused of Killing Wife to Hide His Homosexuality


India West, News Report, Posted: Mar 24, 2014

An Indian-origin gay bank worker allegedly strangled his wife and burnt her body months after marrying her to hide his homosexuality, a British court has heard.

Can Cell Phones Improve Latinas’ Health?


Colorlines, News Report, Posted: Mar 17, 2014

Every few days, text messages relating to health issues pop up on the phones of more than 1,000 women in Fresno County, in California’s Central Valley.


Facebook's 'Two Spirit' Gender-ID Term a Positive Step for LGBT Natives


Indian Country, News Analysis, Posted: Mar 15, 2014

Facebook has added the ability to select a preferred pronoun – male, female or neutral (they/their/them) – as well as allowing people to specify who sees the gender and pronoun they’ve chosen.


Iraqi Gets a New Life, and Gender Identity, in America


PRI's The World, News Report, Monica Campbell, Posted: Mar 10, 2014

Salma is intersex, from Iraq, and worked with the U.S. military as an interpreter. She fled violence in Iraq and now lives in San Francisco.


Double Crossed by the DEA: The Story of an Undocumented Informant


New America Media / HuffPost Voces, News Report, Yolanda Gonzalez Gomez, Translated by Elena Shore and Yolanda Gonzalez Gomez, Posted: Mar 03, 2014

Three years after working as an informant for the DEA, an undocumented immigrant remains in constant fear and must still fight to stay in the country.

South Dakota Lawmakers Call for Ban on Sex-Selective Abortions Due to Asian Immigrants


Koream Journal, News Report, Posted: Feb 27, 2014

State lawmakers in South Dakota voted overwhelmingly in favor of a bill banning sex-selective abortions, saying rising numbers of Asian immigrants could lead to greater abortions based on gender.


Fighting on Two Fronts -- Arizona Latinos Stand Against Anti-Gay Bill


New America Media, News Report, Valeria Fernandez, Posted: Feb 26, 2014

For Latinos in Arizona, a bill that critics say would discriminate against gays and lesbians is reminiscent of earlier attempts to criminalize immigrants.

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