In a big step forward in LGBTQIA+ inclusion, New Zealand's parliament unanimously passed a legislation that bans practices intended to forcibly change a person's sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression, known as conversion therapy.
The bill passed with 112 votes in favour, and eight votes opposed.
In 2008, the original Trekker model that Zur’s father rode was able to change wheels in 40 to 50 seconds. Today’s model “does the same in about four seconds,” Zur says, and includes specially designed ropes to make pulling more comfortable for the helpers. Typically, three to four people need to be on hand to push or pull the trekker on the trail. Paratrek is one of the only companies in the world building hiking wheelchairs, but the company earns revenue in three different ways – selling the Trekkers, teaching workshops, and organizing hikes. Full article: https://israeltrade.org.au/2022/05/11/israels-paratrek-designed-a-wheelchair-to-make-hiking-accessible-for-all/
Karine Jean-Pierre is not only the first Black White House press secretary, she's also the first openly gay person as well.Jean-Pierre has served as deputy press secretary since the beginning of Biden's term. She worked on his 2020 presidential campaign, in President Barack Obama's White House, and was chief public affairs officer for MoveOn.org, a progressive advocacy group.Click the link to find out more:https://www.reuters.com/world/us/biden-taps-karine-jean-pierre-white-house-press-secretary-2022-05-05/