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Calvin Klein Fall 2018 Collection: Americana, Popcorn, and Starving Children

New York Fashion Week took an unexpected turn Tuesday evening as Calvin Klein opened the doors for its show. Celebrities and other elites must have been shocked, if not intrigued, by the scene. There were blood red mop heads hanging from 4 decrepit barns passed up with black and white Warhol prints. One of the loudest was a message to the world’s starving children. The biggest surprise? Ref Simon had buried the floor of the New York Stock Exchange with popcorn. Fifty thousand gallons of popcorn to be exact. Calvin Klein’s NYFW show sent a variety of messages, some intended and some an unfortunate consequence. One of the loudest was a message to the world’s starving children. […]

February 16th, 2018|Categories: blog, Human Rights|

Britain’s First Historic Interfaith Lesbian Couple Wed

Love once again proves it does conquer all said Naz Smyth. When it comes to love, there are no boundaries. Race, gender, or any other factor shouldn’t affect how you love openly and freely. For Kalavati Mistry and Miriam Jefferson, their religion was not going to prevent them from tying the knot. The couple made history as Britain’s first interfaith lesbian couple after they first met 20 years ago. Mistry and Jefferson first met during training course for an interfaith organization. “I met Miriam when I was approximately 26 years old,” said Mistry to Daily Mail. 'I went to America on a training course and we were doing diversity work and training and that's where I met Miriam Jefferson. Because of her traditional Hindu upbringing, [...]

September 1st, 2017|Categories: blog, Human Rights|Tags: , , |

Naz Smyth on LGBT Pride Month Arrived Amid Turmoil, Fanfare

June was Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Pride Month. The past few years have seen both gains and losses for the inclusion of these folks into our nation.  The month honors the Stonewall Riots, a big event in the Gay Rights movement. Its recognition falls along political lines. It was celebrated under Clinton, starting in June of 2000. Bush decided to not recognize it through his terms. After, Obama picked up the torch, recognizing the month during all his tenure. Sadly, halfway through June, Trump has not yet recognized the month. (Newsweek) Interestingly, Ivanka Trump tweeted in support. Her post read, “I am proud to support my LGBTQ friends and the LGBTQ Americans who have made immense contributions to our society and economy.”  This [...]

August 9th, 2017|Categories: Human Rights|

The US President avoids pointing to Saudis’ human rights failings, By Naz Smyth

“We are not here to tell other people how to live, what to do, who to be, or how to worship,” Trump declared Sunday. Trump's willingness to set aside human rights as a principal foreign policy has been one constant in his chaotic administration. Yet the absence of any public reference to the kingdom's treatment of women and political opponents during his two-day visit was still jarring, particularly when contrasted with his affectionate embrace of the royal family. The closest Trump came to acknowledging the human rights situation was a call for the region's leaders to stand together against “the oppression of women.” A White House official later said the president did raise women's rights in his private meetings with Saudi officials, and noted that [...]

May 22nd, 2017|Categories: Human Rights|Tags: , |