+ Katy Perry Sings to End HIV Stigma
+ Watch #ShowYourLove Katy Perry Video
Even with the strides we’re making, there can still sometimes be a stigma against people with HIV. As part of its #ShowYourLove campaign, UNICEF has released a video calling for unconditional love and acceptance for people with HIV, and, of course, it has music from UNICEF ambassador Katy Perry. Too perfect!
+ President Obama Fights LGBTQ Work Discrimination
President Obama has signed a new executive order to help end LGBTQ discrimination in the workforce. The Huffington Post explained, “[The executive order] makes it illegal to fire or harass employees of federal contractors based on their sexual orientation or gender identity, and it explicitly bans discrimination against transgender employees of the federal government. The part targeting federal contractors affects 24,000 companies employing roughly 28 million workers, or about one-fifth of the nation’s workforce.”
+ That Was One Hot June Worldwide
Were you feeling hot last month? A lot of people were: Worldwide, this was the hottest June in the record books, and that’s not a good thing. The oceans also got hotter than we’ve ever known them to get. “This is what global warming looks like,” said Jonathan Overpeck, a climate scientist at the University of Arizona. “Not record hot everywhere all the time, but certainly a reflection that the odds of record hot are going up everywhere around the planet.”
+ Ne-Yo Sings for Cancer Patients & Family
Later this month Ne-Yo is gonna be performing at Fenway Park in Boston to help a cancer campaign brought to us by HealthBridge and CareOne Management. The campaign wants to help people with cancer and their fams. “What makes us a community is when we come together, when we see someone is suffering, and we take on their struggle together,” Ne-Yo said.
+ Hobby Lobby and the Civil Rights Act
Is it possible for the Hobby Lobby decision, which lets bosses decide what health care their female employees get, to be overturned through the Civil Rights Act? An article at BloombergView argues, “Employers who single out contraceptives as undeserving of coverage don’t only violate ethical expectations of gender equality. They also violate federal anti-discrimination law. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits employers from discriminating on the basis of sex, including enacting policies that, while gender-neutral on their face, disproportionately hurt either men or women.”
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