Muhlaysia Booker: an advocate against trans violence is mourned in Texas

Before her death, Booker spoke about her attack, which was captured on video, to raise awareness about violence faced by transgender women A week after enduring a sustained beating in front of a jeering crowd, Muhlaysia Booker spoke out about her ordeal in the hope of raising awareness about violence faced by transgender women. This time I can stand before you whereas in other scenarios we are at a memorial, she said. A month later, Booker is being mourned. She was found, fatally shot, Kirk Myers, founder and chief executive of Abounding Prosperity, a Dallas organisation that aims to improve the lives of disadvantaged and marginalised black people. [It] was ultimately her fate. The group hosted a rally in support …

Endometriosis Stages: Minimal, Mild, Moderate & Severe, What To Expect With Each

By Jennifer Reeves Updated May 23, 2019 Endometriosis is a medical condition that occurs when the lining of the uterus — the endometrium — grows outside of the uterus. Growth can occur anywhere in the abdominal region and even elsewhere, but predominantly appears on the fallopian tubes, ovaries, and pelvis. Eventually, the lining breaks down — as it would do in the uterus — however, menstruation has nowhere to go, creating serious health risks. Women who are diagnosed with Endometriosis typically report abdominal pain, abnormal period pain, pain with sexual intercourse, or infertility as their first symptoms. However, it is also possible for women to feel no symptoms at all, and still have Endometriosis. Endometriosis is estimated to affect between …

How Taiwan, Once Nicknamed Garbage Island, Cut Waste By 30%

Five nights a week across Beethoven’s Für Elise Taiwan had one of the world’s worst urban waste problems. Its landfills overflowed and mountains of rubbish clogged street corners, earning it the unflattering moniker “Garbage Island.” Fed up with the accumulation of waste, people across the country demanded action. They burned trash in the streets and rallied at dumping sites. Over the next two decades, the government overhauled the waste management infrastructure of the island from root to branch, investing in waste trucks and recycling plants and switching from landfills to incineration. New regulations compelled companies and consumers to share the physical and financial burden of recycling and garbage collection, establishing personal accountability and incentivizing people to produce less waste in …

Iran tensions: 1,500 US troops head to Middle East as Trump seals $7bn Saudi arms sale

White House downplays prospect of conflict but blames Iran for tanker bombings and Iraq attack The US will send hundreds of additional troops and a dozen fighter jets to the Middle East in the coming weeks to counter what the Pentagon has said is an escalating campaign by Iran to plan attacks against the US and its interests in the region. And for the first time, Pentagon officials on Friday publicly blamed Iran and its proxies for sent up to 10,000 military reinforcements to the region. The acting defence secretary, Patrick Shanahan, later said planners hadnt settled on a figure. The US currently has about 70,000 troops across the Middle East. Tension had been rising with Iran for more than …

Dad Teaches Transgender Son How To Shave In Emotional Gillette Ad

transgender son in an emotional new Gillette ad. “Shaving is about being confident.” Samson Bonkeabantu Brown’s “first shave.” The Toronto-based artist and activist is seen with a razor in his hand and shaving cream on his face as his father stands nearby, gently encouraging him. As Brown explains in the clip, his first shave marked a particularly meaningful milestone in his transition journey.  explained in a Facebook post why it had been important to him to include his dad in the spot. He said he hoped his story would uplift others in the transgender and non-binary community.  Download Join HuffPost Plus Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

‘RHONJ’ Husband Joe Giudice WILL Get To Stay In America – For Now… – Perez Hilton

Here’s one small piece of good news for Teresa Giudice‘s family! The RHONJ star will get to continue to be near her husband in the United States, since Joe Giudice just prevailed in a court appeal The courtroom victory for Joe is just a temporary reprieve; by winning the appeal, all it means is that he’s Obviously, there’s still quite a long way to go in this court battle; as always, we’ll keep you updated as soon as we know more about Joe’s immigration status and potential deportation orders. What do U think about all this real-life courtroom drama, Perezcious readers?? Joe and Teresa have been through a lot — and a lot of it self-inflicted, to be sure — but do you think …

Rocketman review Elton’s sparkliest spectacle yet

Taron Egerton is terrific as the singer, but the real star of this electric biopic is director Dexter Fletcher When are you going to hug me? That question echoes around Dexter Fletchers dazzling rock opera a fantastical account of the highs and lows of Elton Johns wild-ride rise, told in frenetically full-blooded musical form. Its the story of a little boy who became a big star while plaintively pleading I want lurrve, but its impossible; a shy kid (an introverted extrovert) who must learn to play-act confidence after enduring a childhood that would have struck a chord with Philip Larkin. Yet unlike the problematically rejigged chronology of Bohemian Rhapsody (which Fletcher rescued from disaster), this proudly nonlinear treat puts its …

Alesha’s father unveils tribute on Bute

Image caption Colin and Fiona Gillespie helped organise the tribute The volunteers raised almost £2,000 to have the bench specially made in Alesha’s favourite pink colour with her name and featuring two unicorns. A blessing ceremony was held when the bench was handed over on the seafront on Saturday, featuring a piper, bubble machines and balloons to celebrate the six-year-old’s life. Alesha’s grandparents Calum MacPhail and Angela King watched as the bench was uncovered. Image caption The bench plaque read: “Donated by caring people far and wide” A local minister, the Reverend Owen Jones, led a short service in which he said: “We come to remember Alesha and to support and uphold her family, and all those who have been …

A New International Telescope Is Being Built At The Bottom Of The Sea

Scientists are building a huge next-generation telescope in a very peculiar location: the bottom of the Mediterranean Sea. They are not planning to look at the light of distant stars or galaxies. There in the darkness, deep underwater, they hope to catch the signals of some special cosmic particles. The telescope is going to study neutrinos, the tiny neutral particles that can travel through anything without interacting. In fact, trillions of neutrinos passed through your body as you read this sentence. Given that they hardly interact, scientists have had to build increasingly clever detectors. The Cubic Kilometre Neutrino Telescope, or KM3NeT, is one. “Neutrinos very rarely interact, however when a neutrino hits the water it generates light, which the KM3NeT telescope …

A server accidentally served a $5,750 bottle of wine and her manager told the world about it on Twitter.

Ever screw up royally at work? There’s nothing worse than that sinking feeling that comes when you realize you have to fess up to your manager. Next comes the uncertainty over whether you’ll keep your job or not. The story inspired some people to share the times when they screwed up at work and were let off the hook. I once by accident released a £90k payment for work that hadn’t been delivered. I was sure I was going to get a formal warning, but my PM was like, “how about you develop a series of steps so this doesn’t happen again.” — YourFavBlackAuntie (@greendoondoon) May 16, 2019 Not quite on the same scale but the same thing happened to …

A billionaire is wiping out the debt of an entire 2019 college class. AOC says they shouldnt need an act of charity.

In an astonishing display of generosity, billionaire Robert F. Smith announced that his family is providing grants to wipe out the student debt of the entire 2019 class at Morehouse College. Smith made the announcement while giving a commencement speech at the all-male historically black college in Atlanta, Georgia on Sunday, May 19. It was met by an enthusiastic cheer from the 400 graduating seniors. “My family is going to create a grant to eliminate your student loans,” Smith said. According to the college, Smith pledges to donate $40 million to the graduates. Smith is the founder of Vista Equity Partners, a private equity firm with over $46 billion in assets. While Smith’s donation is an incredible show of generosity, …

Warning over ‘severe’ dog lead injuries

‘Like a filleting knife’ She had just finished walking one of her dogs when it became distracted by another dog and ran off excitedly on the lead. The lead ended up wrapped tightly around Jillian’s middle fingers on her right hand, causing severe damage, including the “degloving” of her finger – when the skin and some of the soft tissue are ripped off. She said the retractable lead she used acted like a “filleting knife”, causing “terrible pain”. She also suffered severe cuts and dislocated her index finger, after the incident several months ago. Jillian needed surgery to remove the top part of her middle finger and a skin graft. She has been left with a shorter middle finger, as …

A Rocket Built By Students Has Blasted Into Space For The First Time

A group from the University of Southern California’s Rocket Propulsion Lab (RPL) has become the first team of students to build and launch a rocket into outer space successfully. As far as student science projects go, that’s definitely more impressive than the baking soda volcano you made in third grade. After blasting off from Spaceport America in New Mexico on the morning of April 21, the Traveler IV rocket reached its apogee at 103,571 meters (339,800 feet), with an uncertainty of 5,120 meters (16,800 feet), making it the record holder for the highest altitude ever reached by a student built and designed rocket. It also managed to reach over 17g’s at its eye-watering top speed of 5,452 kilometers (3,388 miles) per hour. “We can …

Woman’s viral Instagram post proves that being healthy is not about a number on a scale.

via Shutterstock This is Fitness blogger and Instagrammer Mackenzie Puricelli. View this post on Instagram Fitness is a way of life to me. It is about creating a lifestyle that YOU can maintain forever 💫 This is what I tell each of my clients. “We are not doing a 8 week challenge here, we are setting a goal that is maintainable and finding a way to fit exercise and nutrition into YOUR life.” You can either let fitness consume you or light up your life ✨💙 It’s your choice and there’s plenty of ways to go about making it an element of your life rather than something that controls your daily life. Today my heart is full of love and …

12 medical professionals shared their most memorable anti-vaxxer stories and you won’t stop face-palming.

Kinderwunsch Wunschkinder / Flickr It’s one thing to have to see anti-vaxxer posts from people you know on Facebook. But if you’re a doctor that spent the best part of a decade in school studying medicine, and are told by an anti-vaxxer that they know more than you, it has to be infuriating. A 2015 Pew Research study found that 83% of Americans think the measles vaccine is safe, while 9% think it’s not. Another 7% are not sure. But when you look at the polls that include parents of minors, the numbers get worse, 13% believe that the measles vaccine is unsafe. People hold these views even though there isn’t a shred of evidence that shows vaccinations cause autism. …

Moby Continues To Defend His ‘Consensual Romantic Involvement’ With Natalie Portman – Using ‘Ample Photographic Evidence’! – Perez Hilton

The 53-year-old took to Instagram on Thursday to again defend his claims of dating the Oscar-winner in 1999, when she was about 20 years old and he was 33 or 34. Then It Fell Apart sparked some controversy (and ridicule) when Portman was asked about it and said In the lengthy post, the electronica artist went on to reveal that the drama has caused Nat’s fans to start sending him “anonymous threats of violence,” which, in turn, have started to affect his “business” and “health.” Who do U believe? Scroll through the musician/restaurateur’s post (above) to see the receipts — and sound off in the comments (below)! [Image via FayesVision/