The Economist Events
 
Issue #4  |  February 24th, 2016
 
 
IN THE NEWS
 
Parliament pride
 
There are now 32 “out” LGBT members of Britain’s House of Commons and House of Lords, almost certainly the largest such group of active Parliamentarians in the world.
 
Take me to church
 
Anglican Bishops in southern Africa, still split over gay marriage, issue guidelines saying that same sex couples in civil unions should be welcomed into the church.
 
American backlash
 
A backlash against LGBT equality is in full swing in America, mostly under the guise of protecting religious freedom.
 
Bye-bye Bali?
 
Bali’s status as an LGBT-friendly vacation hotspot is under threat as Indonesia’s authorities start to enforce intolerant laws.
 
Cast out
 
Only 2% of speaking characters in the drama output of the 10 biggest American media firms were LGBT, most were white men and over half were accounted for by 2 movies, says new report.
 
 
 
 
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Show us the money
 
LGBT issues come behind disability, race and women’s equality in the spending priorities of company executives, finds a new survey by the Economist Intelligence Unit. Read more
 
Why lesbians tend to earn more than heterosexual women
 
Lesbians earn higher pay on average than their straight female counterparts, but they still get less than men. Read more
 
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