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!! OMG, happening now: The #GoogleWalkOut !!

GoogleWalkOut
Google employees have had it! There is a lot of anger over the company’s handling of recent sexual harassment allegations, their participation in a Pentagon drone imaging program, and their work creating a censored search engine for China.

A group of women engineers organized a massive, worldwide walk-out today and has made five demands, including pay equality, a public transparency report on sexual harassment within the company, a company-wide policy on sexual harassment, and an empowered chief diversity officer.

Read a statement from the organizers over at The Cut and follow the events at #GoogleWalkOut on social media.

Image by @Karenmaryo.

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!! OMG, LISTEN TO THIS: Pussy Riot releases protest song ‘КОШМАРЫ / Nightmares’ !!

Following the arrest of one of their members during the World Cup for a pitch invasion, Pussy Riot have released new material protesting law enforcement and unjust imprisonment:

The group’s intense “КОШМАРЫ / Nightmares” is a partial cover of Dina Vierny’s “Nightmares.” The animated video details harsh prison conditions. It begins with a pulsating strobe light mirroring the urgent call the group is making for the release of Russian political prisoner Oleg Sentsov, who is serving a 20-year prison sentence.

Check out their latest above!

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!! OMG, Cuba takes to the streets as it celebrates annual parade against homophobia and transphobia !!

Cenesex (National Center for Sex Education) celebrated its annual May campaign against homophobia and transphobia in Cuba this month, and as part of the program, the traditional conga parade was held on this occasion from the intersection of Linea and Paseo Avenues to 12th Street.

Check out the gallery of the events with images by the Havana Times after the jump!

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!! OMG, quote of the day: Mariah opens up about her battle with bipolar disorder !!

“Until recently I lived in denial and isolation and in constant fear someone would expose me,” she says. “It was too heavy a burden to carry and I simply couldn’t do that anymore. I sought and received treatment, I put positive people around me and I got back to doing what I love — writing songs and making music.”

Mariah Carey in the recent issue of PEOPLE Magazine.

Good for Mariah! This is huge. A major pop star talking about their own mental illness and de-stigmatizing it for others. Mimi‘s now in therapy and taking medication for bipolar II disorder, which involves periods of depression as well as hypomania (less severe than the mania associated with bipolar I disorder, but can still cause irritability, sleeplessness and hyperactivity).

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!! OMG, Pakistan TV airs first transgender anchor: Marvia Malik makes history !!

Your move, USA! Pakistan TV welcomed anchor Marvia Malik, a journalism graduate who has also worked as a model.

She told the BBC she was moved to tears when she was offered the job. She anchored her first show on private broadcaster Kohenoor on Friday, after three months of training. Transgender people face discrimination in Pakistan and many struggle to find employment. Some are forced into begging, dancing or prostitution to earn money.

Check out Marvia’s debut above! WERK! This is huge, not just for Pakistan but for progress in the world!

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