Jill Pastick

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One Thing House Of Cards Actually Portrays Accurately: Russia’s Anti-Gay Laws

<i>This post contains spoilers from Season 3 of House of Cards — in particular, episodes 3 (“Chapter 29”) and 6 (“Chapter 32”)</i>.<p><i>House of Cards</i>’ third …

Liz Cheney hit by sister for opposing gay marriage. Will that matter in Wyoming?

On Fox News Sunday, Senate candidate Liz Cheney said she favors 'traditional marriage.' Liz's sister Mary, married to another woman with whom she's …

9 Gifts Canada Gave to Lesbian and Bisexual Girls

O Canada, how we adore you. You're a beautiful, mountainous land filled with moose, flannel, and marriage equality, and we Americans are thrilled to …

Jeb’s scary new adviser: Meet Jordan Sekulow, global attorney for the religious right

A look at the right-wing crusades of Bush’s emissary to conservatives<p>In a major coup for Jeb Bush, leading evangelical attorney Jordan Sekulow announced Friday that he had signed on as a senior adviser to the former Florida governor's Right to Rise political action committee, boosting Bush's bid to …

Report: Gay man stoned to death in Jamaica

Video has emerged reportedly showing the bloodied body of a gay Jamaican man who it is claimed was stoned to death.<p>The video was uploaded and then …

Madonna Says Gay Rights Are Way More Advanced Than Women's Rights

What it feels like for a girl hasn't changed much since the 1980s, at least according to Madonna.<p>The icon spoke with Out magazine for the March 10 release of her thirteenth studio album, "Rebel Heart," and discussed the issue of gender inequality, noting how other groups have experienced societal …

Despite rulings, court battle continue over Alabama marriage

(Photo of the Alabama Supreme Court by Jeffrey Reed, courtesy Wikimedia Commons; photo of Tori Sission and Shante Wolfe courtesy of HRC)<p>The legality …

Peruvian lawmakers reject civil unions bill

Gay Peruvian Congressman <b>Carlos Bruce</b> sponsored a civil unions bill that lawmakers in the South American country tabled on March 10, 2015. (Washington …

LGBTQI

How to Make a DIY Photography Lightbox

I found this on Pinterest a few months ago and have wanted to make one since then. Today was finally that day!<p>It was easy to make. My pictures now …

Crafting

Titan Arum update

Skip to Navigation or Skip to Main Content<p>Melbourne<br>• RBG<br>• Science<br>• Seasonal<p>The Titan Arum in the Tropical Glasshouse at Melbourne Gardens is officially the …

Managing EU fisheries in the public interest

For too long, overfishing has cost Europe millions in lost landings, profits and jobs. Quotas and subsidies have been allocated to fleets regardless …

[Opinion] One year after Euromaidan: What's changed for gay rights?

The government tried to steal people’s hope of a “European” future. The first wave of demonstrators were young people, the intelligentsia, students. …

LGBTQI

Female approaches to urban change

In the last decade years we have become accustomed to ‘designed’ public space, where the bollards are not chosen by highway engineers and trees are …

Urban Design

America's 10 Best Brewery Tours

<i>By Tom White for the Orbitz Travel Blog</i><p>This St. Patrick's Day, the focus might be on the quantity of beer imbibed versus the quality. But with upward of 3,000 craft breweries now brewing in the U.S., there's no shortage of places to go to get a behind-the-scenes look and sample something special, …

Explaining Religious Freedom and LGBT Rights

<i>The following simple explanation in non-legal terms is provided to help members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and others</i> …

What Happens When an Eclipse Hits the World's Most Solar-Powered Country?

On March 20, Europe will experience a total solar eclipse for a few hours in the morning. The last time an eclipse of this scale happened in Europe …

What Would Happen If Wind Power Got The Same Tax Breaks As The Fossil Fuel Industry

After two years of research, the Department of Energy released a report on Thursday estimating how much energy the U.S. could get from wind in the …

Picturing an Imaginary Animal Kingdom

Picture Stories<p>I first saw Simen Johan’s work at the Yossi Milo Gallery in New York City a couple of years ago.<p>I was totally struck not only by the beauty of the imagery but also by how much it expresses, in a very personal way, ideas about habitat, climate change, critical species, and man’s …

Nature Photography

Monitor: Nearly 13,000 tortured to death in Syria

Nearly 13,000 Syrians, including 108 children, have been tortured to death in government prisons since the country's uprising began in March 2011, a UK-based rights group has said.<p>The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Friday that 12,751 detainees in government detention centres had died …

These urban farmers want to feed the whole neighborhood — for free

The Beacon Food Forest is giving away dozens of strawberry plants. For free.<p>It’s a drizzly, chilly, gray Saturday, typical of January in Seattle. In …

Urban Permaculture Maximizes Garden Productivity

<b>By Dr. Mercola</b><p>Modern industrial farming, deforestation, overfishing, and other unsustainable practices are exhausting Earth's natural resources at an …

Energy: Tanzania in talks with China on funding for wind farm | East & Horn Africa

Tanzania is in talks with the Export-Import Bank of China (EximBank) for a $132 million loan to fund the country's first wind power project, the …

Renewable Energy

Pictures of the Week 3.12.15

This Skrillex And Trollphace Remix Sounds Like The Apocalypse

Two LA producers remake arid dubstep out of venomous trap on this remix of Yogi and Pusha T’s “Burial.”<p>When you can make music as direct and powerful …

Farmers Eye Drones For The Future

Drone, drone on the range<p>Even though humans have been farming for thousands of years, there’s always a new trick to learn or a new technology to try. In modern times, these tricks often come attached to small flying aircraft, a fact evidenced by the continued and growing presence of drones at …

A Wild (Rodeo) Ride: This Tree Frog Rides a Beetle like a Bull

<b>Humans enjoy rodeos, so why can’t other animals?</b> Indonesia-based wildlife photographer Hendy Mp captured photographs of a tiny, colorful tree frog …

Portland is now powered by water pipes and flushing toilets

Portland residents can now generate green electricity simply by turning on their water taps and flushing their toilets. Fast Company reports that the …

Water