Anti- LGBT Hate mongers picket Biden funeral

Anti- LGBT Hate mongers picket Biden funeral

The Westboro Baptist Church, a notorious fundamentalist and anti-human rights group, picketed the funeral of Joseph Beau Biden – the son of US Vice President Joe Biden in Delaware this week. Mr Biden previously served as Attorney General of Delaware, and like his father was a staunch defender of LGBT rights, worked to successfully introduce […]

Future ‘Mr Holmes’ praised Cameron for marriage stance

Future ‘Mr Holmes’ praised Cameron for marriage stance

British actor and veteran campaigner for Gay rights, Sir Ian McKellen has praised Tory Prime Minister David Cameron for pushing through on same-sex marriage. The actor and veteran Stonewall campaigner told Sunday Times Magazine that Mr Cameron had “dragged” his party forward on the issue. He said: “It’s astonishing for a Tory Prime Minister to […]

War means forced displacement, shattered lives: Pope Francis

War means forced displacement, shattered lives: Pope Francis

Sarajevo: Pope Francis today condemned “the atmosphere of war” around the world as he urged Bosnians to step up reconciliation efforts, 20 years after a conflict that ripped the country apart on ethnic lines. Many conflicts across the planet amount to “a kind of third world war being fought piecemeal and, in the context of global […]

Hot and Hotter

Hot and Hotter

Sir, The mercury in my town has risen to 42 degrees! People are trying to beat the heat in every possible way. But the heat continues to have its effect, especially on people who cannot afford to protect themselves from it. Even in the houses of the rich, air-conditioning machines are breaking down, often leading […]

Ashamed and embarrassed

Ashamed and embarrassed

Sir, It is high time that well-educated and sensible people are elected to the legislature, and not just anybody who happens to be given a party ticket. The irresponsible and at times stupid views of MLAs and MPs makes us ashamed and embarrassed. How can we say that India should march on towards a bright […]

Raping lesbians: fair game in Kingston Town

Raping lesbians: fair game in Kingston Town

KINGSTON, Jamaica: Jamaica may sound so cool and fun-loving on a Harry Belafonte album, but Kingston town can be a dark horror story for non-straight people. Equal rights activists say that queer people are often the victims of violent sexual attacks as ‘punishment’ for not fitting social norms. It is an attitude all too common […]

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Welcome to NEWSNET ONE, where people are news. NewsNET East undergoes a process of renewal: a new beginning, in a manner of speaking. Our core values haven’t changed, now they are just better defined. The tagline I coined almost a two decades ago “Breaking barriers, Building Community” remains. It was with this vision that I […]

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