Maryland Legislature to Employers: Hands Off Facebook Passwords

(También en Español) News of Note: Maryland Legislature to Employers: Hands Off Facebook Passwords The state of Maryland just passed the first bill in the nation that bans employers from asking for the social media passwords of job applicants and employees. Maryland should be congratulated for not only standing up for online privacy, but privacy in general. Logging into someone's private Facebook account can easily be compared to reading their mail, and may be even more intrusive. I'm very happy to see Maryland taking the first step and hope that this is the beginning of a positive trend.

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The Sexual Freedom Project: That’s a Good Question!

(También en Español) What does sexual freedom mean to you? Do you think it is fundamental human right? something we are born with? something worth fighting for? Leave a comment and let us know what you think, or make your own video or blog to share. We will send you a free VenusPlusX t-shirt or slap bracelet to thank you. Video edited by Tiye Massey.

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Facebook privacy protection law shot down by Congress

(También en Español) News of Note: Facebook privacy protection law shot down by Congress The US House of Representatives has shot down proposals which would have prevented businesses from collecting Facebook log on credentials as part of their employee vetting procedures. The law had been proposed by Colorado representative Daniel Perlmutter. Perimutter suggested that the proposals would have given an important measure of privacy to end users. "No American should have to provide their confidential personal passwords as a condition of employment," Perlmutter said. "Both users of social media and those who correspond share the expectation of privacy in their personal communications." We can't ...

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The Sexual Freedom Project: Wellness

(También en Español) How does exploration of sexual freedom affect you and help you ask for, and get, what you need? Is it a feeling of wellness that can't be denied? Leave a comment and let us know what you think, or make your own video or blog to share. We will send you a free VenusPlusX t-shirt or slap bracelet to thank you. Video edited by Tiye Massey.

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Censorship in Egypt: From online porn to hugging on television

(También en Español) News of Note: Intimate scenes to be banned from Egyptian public TV (AGI) Cairo - A group of Islamic supervisors of the Egyptian Public Broadcaster will be in charge of removing 'immoral ' footage from films the network has in its archives. The ban will apply to scenes featuring hugging, kissing and belly dancing. As reported by the daily Kuwait al-Anba, which quotes sources from inside the Network, such a decision could bring about either the removal of important scenes from movies that are an integral part of Egypt's cinema or their complete ban from ...

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Philo’s Manifesto from Venera Plus Iks by Teodor Sterdžen now in Serbian

In recognition of the SHARE2 conference in Belgrade this weekend, and the hundreds of attendees who have received bracelets and books from our good friend Khannea Suntzu, we have made a translation ofthe central statements of Sturgeon's novel available here. We apologize that none of the rest of the web site is in Serbian; however, we felt this excerpt would give you a foretaste of what VenusPlusX is about. Click here for an excerpt from Venera Plus Ikx by Teodor Sterdžen (in Serbian) Click here for the same excerpt in English Click here for our earlier post introducing this book ...

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The Sexual Freedom Project: SMYAL

(También en Español) Have you heard of the Sexual Minority Youth Assistance League (SMYAL) in Washington, DC? Issues of homelessness, employment, and access to medical and mental health services inordinately affect LGBT youth, in particular transgender youth, and SMYAL is a model for other programs across the country. Does your community have something similar? If not, the folks at SMYAL can help you get started. Leave a comment and let us know what you think, or make your own video or blog to share. We will send you a free VenusPlusX t-shirt or slap bracelet to thank you. Video edited by Tiye Massey.

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The Sexual Freedom Project: Quad S

(También en Español) It's mutual admiration because VenusPlusX finds The Conference for the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality (known as Quad-S) and its resources to be invaluable to activists promoting sex science as a tool of social justice. Advances in sex science convey more humane, fair, and intelligent law and policy, and bring about a more tolerant and just society. Leave a comment and let us know what you think, or make your own video or blog to share. We will send you a free VenusPlusX t-shirt or slap bracelet to thank you. Video edited by Tiye Massey.

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Christian Groups Take Issue With Anti-Bullying Laws

(También en Español) News of Note: Christian Groups Take Issue With Anti-Bullying Laws Focus on the Family is planning to counter the "Day of Silence," an annual event to protest LGBT bullying set for April 20, with its own "Day of Dialogue". The evangelical organization's aim is to muffle an effort that "crosses the line in a lot of ways beyond bullying into indoctrination, just promoting homosexuality and transgenderism." The group has been advocating an anti-anti-bullying message for years. When a California school adopted an anti-bullying rule that mentioned gays and lesbians in 2010, backlash ensued. "The school introduced ...

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The Sexual Freedom Project: A Personal Journey

(También en Español) Was your own coming out gradual? Or have you always known? Were you out to other people before you fully realized you were gay? Has coming out changed the direction of your life or not? Has coming out changed your sense of social justice or another aspect of your life. Leave a comment and let us know what you think, or make your own video or blog to share. We will send you a free VenusPlusX t-shirt or slap bracelet to thank you. Video edited by Tiye Massey.

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