Groups lobby to make it illegal to buy sex

first_img Groups lobby to make it illegal to buy sex Pinterest Almost 70 groups involved in the Turn Off the Red Light campaign will be lobbying politicians today to make it illegal to buy sex.The Immigrant Council of Ireland says it’s vital in ending prostitution and sex trafficking in Ireland.The ICI has released an interview with a woman who was trafficked here from Moldova when she was just 15.’Hannah’ – not her real name – details one occasion when she was caught by gardai.”When I was 16 I was working in a place in Rathmines; so the guard came there in the afternoon, they asked us for ID – I showed him my fake ID, gave it back to me and they said ‘get your stuff and get out of the premises” she said.”I mean come on, you could see I was a little child” she added. WhatsApp Twitter Google+ 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry By News Highland – February 5, 2014 Facebook Twitter WhatsAppcenter_img Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Pinterest Google+ Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Facebook 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th News RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleBurtonport road almost impassable because of massive potholesNext articleGSOC to have full access to garda database in penalty points probe News Highland last_img read more

Moogfest Posts Statement Opposing Discrimination In North Carolina

first_imgCome May 19th through the 22nd, popular synthesizer brand Moog will host the annual Moogfest in Durham, NC. The festival has been held in North Carolina since 2010, and this year’s lineup features the likes of Odesza, Grimes, and more. However, there’s just one problem, as the state recently passed a a law that requires individuals to use the restrooms and locker rooms based on the gender identity on their birth certificates.This has sparked an online protest, under the hashtag #WeAreNotThis. The festival penned an open letter in support of the protestors, saying:To our global community of artists, technologists, and future-thinkers.We are stunned by the news this week, and we invite you to join us in opposing regressive, unjust discrimination of all kinds. House Bill 2, the Public Facilities Privacy & Security Act, passed on Wednesday by North Carolina’s legislature and signed into law by the governor, eliminates anti-discrimination protections for all lesbians, gays and bisexuals and bars transgender people from using bathrooms that do not match the gender they were born with. Moogfest is proud of its home in Durham, its heritage in Asheville, and our friends throughout the state of North Carolina. But we adamantly oppose this law, and any laws that enable or encourage exclusion and bigotry.Moogfest is dedicated to the legacy of Bob Moog, an engineer who partnered with artists to create new technological tools for creative expression. It was Bob’s lifelong belief that true innovation comes through collaboration, not exclusion. Moogfest offers an inclusive environment where all people come together to explore big ideas for the future. We value diversity, self-expression and experimentation above all else. This discriminatory law not only runs counter to the basic principles of equality, fairness, and justice – it is a direct affront to our principled mission.We will have spaces dedicated to education and dialogue around these issues and we will take every step possible to ensure that Moogfest remains a safe and welcoming space for all festival-goers, especially the many LGBTQ artists and speakers joining us this year.We invite all fans of Moogfest to join us. We are standing our ground in North Carolina, and will use every opportunity to protest this law – on the stage, in the streets, and on social media.Follow and share the story on social media #WeAreNotThis #HB2 #NCSupport the work of our allies at the ACLU of North CarolinaSign Equality NC’s petitionSynthesize love, Your friends at MoogfestFor more on Moogfest, be sure to head to the festival’s official website.last_img read more