World Cup 2018: Smuggling the Pride flag into Russia – BBC News

Six LGBT activists have found a way to fly the Pride flag in Russia – by wearing football shirts in the rainbow colours.
The country has had a law banning the spreading of “gay propaganda” among under-18s since 2013.
The Pride flag is a symbol celebrating lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities, but displaying it in Russia can get you arrested.

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Misogyny hate crime in Nottinghamshire gives ‘shocking’ results – BBC News

The Misogyny Hate Crime Evaluation report was put together jointly by the University of Nottingham and Nottingham Trent University.
It recommends rolling the policy out nationally to increase publicity and the reporting of incidents.
This view is shared by Paddy Tipping, Nottinghamshire’s police and crime commissioner, who said: “A handful of other forces have come forward and later on this week all the chief constables in the country are going to discuss the issue.
“We all need to be pushing together to say we are not going to tolerate this kind of behaviour.
“The report has come out at a really good time, a couple of days before all the chief constables have this discussion, and I think there’s a lot of support for it.”

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US child migrants: First ladies speak out on Trump separation policy – BBC News

The former US First Lady Laura Bush has condemned a controversial policy that splits up families who illegally enter the country at the Mexican border.
Writing in the Washington Post newspaper, she describes the separation of children from their parents as cruel, immoral and heart-breaking.
Her comments follow growing controversy over President Donald Trump’s “zero-tolerance” immigration policy.
Earlier Melania Trump made a rare statement expressing concern.
Mrs Trump “hates to see children separated from their families”, her spokeswoman said.

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Lee Daniels Is Confused by #MeToo, Asking ‘Is It Crazy Enough or Have We Gone Too Far?’

On Thursday, director Lee Daniels was interviewed by Bevy Smith on her Radio Andy show Bevelations. The conversation eventually turned to the #MeToo movement, with Daniels asking the question all famous men (and women!) have been asking recently: “Is it crazy enough or have we gone too far? I don’t know, I’m all confused.”

Claiming that he’s never had a sexual relationship with one of his actors, Daniels was adamant in stating, “I never sleep where I shit, I never sleep where I eat.”

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