Belgium is banning conversion practices – a pseudoscientific practice of trying to change someone's sexual orientation or gender identity to align with heterosexual and cisgender norms – for members of the LGBTQ community, announced State Secretary for Gender Equality, Equal Opportunity and Diversity Sarah Schlitz.
A blind walker who wanted to "inspire others" by hiking along the Cleveland Way has completed his trek.Andrew Elliker-Reeve, from Beeford in East Yorkshire, said he challenged himself to live "life to the full" after losing his sight in 2020.He has spent two weeks walking the 110-mile (177km) route across North Yorkshire with the help of volunteers.The 64-year-old, who was raising money for Guide Dogs UK, said it showed sight loss "doesn't stop you doing things".https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-humber-66905809
‘Redeeming Justice’ is a memoir about Jarett Adams.
He was seventeen when an all-white jury sentenced him to prison for the crime of rape, a crime he didn’t commit.
After studying case law in prison, African American Jarrett Adams reached out to the Innocence Project.The case was heard in the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, and it was unanimously reversed. The case unraveled due to new evidence that police withheld a statement from a college student that vindicated Adams from the crime.Now a pioneering lawyer specializing in criminal defense, Adams recalls the journey that led to his exoneration.