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The five gay plays that changed the world

Angels in America – that “gay fantasia on national themes” – is lighting up the Lyttelton stage at the National Theatre this summer. But to mark 50 years since the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality in England and Wales, five LGBT+ plays are also about to get rehearsed readings – on that …

LGBTQI

Race, Homosexuality, and the AIDS Epidemic

In “America’s Hidden HIV Epidemic,” her recent cover story for <i>New York Times Magazine</i>, Linda Villarosa documents the struggles of Black gay men in …

Trump, in Poland, Asks if West Has the ‘Will to Survive’

WARSAW — President Trump said on Thursday that Western civilization was at risk of decline, bringing a message about “radical Islamic terrorism” and “the creep of government bureaucracy” to a European capital he views as hospitable to his nationalist message.<p>Mr. Trump, who broke with tradition by …

How Archaeologists Crammed 1500 Years of Roman History Into One Map

Rome wasn’t built in a day, so it stands to reason that a modern map of the ancient city might take a considerable amount of time as well—almost a …

Historic WWII crash site opened to tourists in Bougainville for first time in more than five years

The World War II crash site of a military plane carrying Japanese admiral Isoroku Yamamoto, who masterminded the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbour, has …

A Black Man Hangs a White Supremacist: Tyler Shields’s Charged Photography

In Tyler Shields’ photographs the traditional victim of violent race-related injustice turns aggressor. For Shields, it’s a powerful and symbolic …

Civil Rights

Swedish peace group trolls Russian submarines with gay defence system

Forget Britain’s Trident, or Israel’s Iron Dome – peace-loving Sweden has come up with a much more innovative, and inclusive, system of defence.<p>The Swedish Peace and Arbitration Society (SPAS) is to deal with encroaching Russian submarines in Swedish waters with a device emitting anti-homophobia …

Homophobia

Ancient Egyptian 'Scandal' Discovered With X-Rays

In ancient Egypt, offerings were presented every day to a divine being, such as a deity or a king, to appease them or in order to receive a favor. …

Millennials leaving church in droves

<b>(CNN) —</b> At its core, Christian life is set of sacred traditions linking generations of sacraments and Sunday school lessons, youth ministry morals and family gatherings sanctified by prayer. An unbroken circle, in the words of an old hymn.<p>In modern America, that circle may not be completely shot, …

Religion

wolfgang tillmans profiles russia's queer community

Last year, German photographer Wolfgang Tillmans travelled to Russia to meet members of the LGBT community in Saint Petersburg, an inspiring group of young men and women who risk their jobs and more to promote change. Here he photographs ten...<p>Since 2006, Vladimir Putin's Russia has been slowly …

RebelMouse vs. WordPress VIP

After building the product for Huffington Post, and owning the product and engineering groups at AOL after we were acquired, it was clear to me there …

WATCH: Caesar's Messiah: Jesus Was Invented By Rome

Don't take this video the wrong way. It does not mean there is no God.<p>The way I see it is that this just adds some clarity to an already confusing …

Ancient Egypt animal mummy industry scandal as it's revealed a third are EMPTY

The FAKE mummies: Ancient Egyptian embalmers wrapped bandages round mud and sticks because of shortage of animals<p><b>Experts in Manchester used X-rays</b> …

Treaties: Damned by What Congress has Done – Damned by What Congress is About to Do

If you are watching the news, or were listening to Mark Levin’s rant last evening, the subject du jour is the Senate passage 96-1 of the …

LGBT Women Talk Motherhood In Adorable Video That Celebrates All Moms

Mother's Day may be over for 2015, but that doesn't mean we shouldn't still #CelebrateAllMothers on a daily basis.<p>Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) maternity company Butch Baby & Co released the above video last week to encourage different queer women to discuss their experiences with …

Pope Francis: 'Many powerful people don't want peace because they live off war'

Pope Francis strikes again.<p>Pope Francis, Pope of Popes, is once again making the news. This time for some incredibly powerful quotes about those who …

How Cuba Could Help Prevent Lung Cancer In The U.S.

Cigars aren't the island nation's only export<p>For the U.S., reestablishing diplomatic relations with Cuba means more than imports of the world’s best cigars—it could mean a better way to stop their damage. Cuban scientists spent decades developing a lung cancer vaccine, called Cimavax. Now …

Builders unearth 'ancient shipyard of China's Columbus'

Zheng He, China's most famous maritime explorer, and his "Treasure Fleet" plied the oceans during the early 15th century<p>Construction workers in Nanjing have unearthed what experts believe could be an ancient shipyard that supplied vessels to a legendary explorer known as "China's Columbus".<p>The …

Archaeology

Massive 5,000-Year-Old Stone Monument Revealed in Israel

A lunar-crescent-shaped stone monument that dates back around 5,000 years has been identified in Israel.<p>Located about 8 miles (13 kilometers) …

Tyler The Creator Addresses Combining White Supremacy Symbolism & Gay Pride Imagery On T-Shirt Logo - Exclusive Hip Hop News, Interviews, Rumors, Rap & Music Videos

<b>(AllHipHop News)</b> Tyler, The Creator is known for sparking controversy with his music. The Odd Future member also has people questioning his clothing …

TOMORROW: Texas House To Vote On Bill To Super Extra Ban Gay Marriage

Texas already bans same-sex marriage by statute and in its state constitution. Tomorrow the Texas House will vote on triple-extra-super banning …

10 Mysterious And Enthralling Buildings Older Than Stonehenge

For most people, Stonehenge stands as a symbol for the most ancient of civilizations, the work of humans who had barely emerged from their …

4,000-year-old stone circle found on Dartmoor

5/10/2015 06:00:00 PM<p>The first stone circle for more than a century has been discovered on Dartmoor. The set – at least 4,000 years old – is the …

How Christians Against Gay Marriage Use The Bible To Excuse Their Bigotry

Scott Bateman, a designer at The Nib, has news for Christians who use the Bible to justify their opposition to gay marriage: better lay off the bacon, too.<p>In a brutally efficient flowchart, Bateman lays bare the absurdity of cherry-picking which Bible commandments to follow. Yes, the Book of …

Britain: apart from or a part of Europe?

The ‘Historians for Britain’ campaign believes that Britain’s unique history sets it apart from the rest of Europe.<p>Why ‘Historians for Britain’? In …

Europe

Human Rights Act To Be Scrapped By Michael Gove Now Tories Have A Majority After General Election

Michael Gove, the new Justice Secretary, is wasting no time pushing forward with controversial Tory plans to scrap the Human Rights Act.<p>Gove has …

Rights & Freedoms

Nato is expelling dozens of suspected Russian spies over fears the Kremlin has infiltrated the military organisation that is drawing up plans to protect Europe from Putin

• <b>Nato is kicking out up to 45 suspected Russian spies from its headquarters</b>• <b><br>Follows decision to limit size of non-Nato member states' delegations to</b> …

Missing mummies: Hundreds of ancient Egyptian animals remains prove to be empty inside

British scientists have been baffled to discover that hundreds of animal mummies from ancient Egypt – everything from cats to crocodiles – contain …