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Queers are 20 times more likely than cis-hets to be activists, study finds

Lesbian, gay and bisexual people are 20 times more likely to be LGBT+ activists that straight, cisgender people, an analysis of US election survey data shows. LGB people were also significantly more likely than their heterosexual counterparts to be involved in environmental, peace and Occupy Wall Street activist movements. The study, published in the journal Social Science Research, analysed the American National Election Surveys of 2012, with data from 3,519 people. Of those, 4.5 percent of respondents identified as lesbian, gay or bisexual. Other sexual orientation’s or trans identities were...
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Saudi Arabia U-turns on declaring feminism ‘extremism’. Homosexuality and atheism definitely still a crime, though

Government officials in Saudi Arabia have backtracked on labelling feminism “extremism.” But homosexuality and atheism are still crimes, they reiterated. The claims were first made last weekend in a promotional video shared by Saudi Arabia’s Presidency of State Security on Twitter. Reuters reported that the video listed homosexuality, feminism and atheism as takfir – the Islamist militant practice of labelling followers of other schools of Islam unbelievers. But state security officials have now distanced themselves from the video and have blamed it on actions of individuals, Reuters reports. Feminism is...
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