President Barack Obama was the first President of the United States to have a closed-door meeting with transgender activists concerning transgender rights. Some of the Progress For Transgender People Made by President Barack Obama and His Administration: The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) added gender identity to the equal employment opportunity policy governing all federal jobs. The Department of State revised the standards for changing a gender marker on a passport without surgery, making the process less burdensome for transgender people. President Obama signed the Byrd-Shepard hate crimes bill. President Obama signed the U.N. Declaration on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity. President Obama appointed the first transgender DNC member, Diego Sanchez. President Obama conceived a National Resource Center for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Elders, funded by a three-year HHS grant to SAGE. The Social Security Administration stopped its Continue reading →
Mohammed Kanoo’s Portraits Of Celebrities Wearing Arab ClothingBahraini artist Mohammed Kanoo is presenting his most recent work in an exhibition at Dubai’s Meem Gallery. Between 15th of May and 5th of July 2012, photos of politicians and Hollywood celebrities like Will Smith, Angela Jolie, John Travolta, Barack Obama and Clint Eastwood will be presented to the public. The artist’s second solo exhibition at the Meem Gallery - Fun with Fen – captures our world seen through the his eyes. Part of the collection “A Question of Identity (2012)” found on PSFK, these digital prints in postcard size portray contemporary as well as historical figures. Political and entertainment celebrities can be seen wearing Arab clothing – each of them taking the thoughts further trough a maze of international diplomacy, hinting towards the necessary social tolerance in a complicated world. The artist’s view point raises questions in many fields, from culture and religion, to politics and popular culture.
Tea Party activist and author Jerome Corsi says there’s evidence that President Barack Obama was married to Pakistani man. | This article originally appeared on Raw Story / by Eric W. Dolan. Take a look at VIDEO profiling President Obama, then you decide (without judgement we hope) !!! In the video recently uploaded to YouTube, tea party activist and author Jerome Corsi said there was evidence that President Obama was married to another man before he married Michelle.
“The evidence, I think, is very strong,” Jerome Corsi states the video. “The question is not to condemn President Obama here for being bisexual or gay, if that’s in fact what he is, but to wonder why he’s gone to the extent of Continue reading →
Intensifying his populist pitch, US President Barack Obama has made an aggressive case for imposing more taxes on the rich and criticised those opposing his ‘Buffet Rule’. “You might have heard of this, but Warren Buffett is paying a lower tax rate than his secretary. Now, that’s wrong. That’s not fair,” Obama said in his speech at the Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton in Florida yesterday. “So we’ve got to choose which direction we want this country to go in. Do we want to keep giving those tax breaks to folks like me who don’t need them, or give them to Warren Buffet — he definitely doesn’t need them…Or Bill Continue reading →
SLOGAN: Don’t Stand For Something & You’ll Fall For Anything: The Golden Ages of the United Colors of Benetton
We live in a world dominated by powerhouse brands that typically don’t stand for anything outside of attaining the mighty dollar. Sure, you’ll see brands (no name dropping of course) sponsor marathons, non-profits, and various other events, but are these simply sincere gestures or tax write-offs? The PR enthusiast inside of me believes the latter. I appreciate brands that use their power of influence to bridge the gap between accruing financial success and communicating a sincere message that only a brand of strong stature can convey. A wise man once told me that genuine ideas are those most likely to carry across cultures. Countless examples come to mind, but none are as unique as United Colors of Benetton. – - Read more
Actress, lifestyle blogger, and singing enthusiast Gwyneth Paltrow is raking in $2 million to be the face of Hugo Boss' new fragrance Jour, E! News reports. But don't worry, Paltrow knows she has a sweet deal. In an interview with Women's Wear Daily on why her partnership was amazing, the actress gave the exact answer you'd expect from so […]
Hewlett Packard just reported its quarterly earnings and we're covering live. Hewlett-Packard posted Q2 EPS of $0.87, $0.06 better than expected. Revenues were $27.6 billion versus the consensus estimate of $28.12 billion. Analysts were looking for 81 cents for earnings per share and 28.12 billion in revenue. That's was a lowball expectation, repre […]
Today's advice comes from Jim Koch, founder of The Boston Beer Company, via Entrepreneur.com: "As a business grows, the people at the top are often cut off from the market, the customers, and what's really happening. I still do a lot of street selling and spending a lot of time in front of customers, whether it's trying to get a draft lin […]