There are 76 of them.
In 76 countries, having a same-sex relationship is illegal.
In seven countries, LGBT people can face the death penalty.
A message from Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon was delivered by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay on May 16 at the International Forum on the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia.
The UN has issued a call for international governments to protect the rights of all LGBT people and to remove discriminatory laws.
To highlight this issue, the UN Human Rights Office released a video called "The Riddle", asking viewers to guess what they are talking about.
As usual, it is glorious.
I can't quite decide what's makes me laugh the hardest: when the animated Rob Ford throws a beer bottle at a child or the partying with a beaver, a Mountie, and a Toronto Maple Leaf.
One thing's for sure: the video is entirely correct in its assessment that if Ford's "smoking, drinking, fighting, bad driving, and colorful racial comments didn't bother Toronto voters, crack smoking probably won't either."
Released just in time for this weekend's Star Trek Into Darkness premiere, this video shows you just how easy it is to speak Klingon. Through the unlikely medium of karaoke, you too can perfect the language of the traditionally stoic, bumpy-foreheaded Worf. And if you need even more practice, this article has a series of six easy steps that will have you saying tlhIngan HemtaHghach! in no time.
Chris Hadfield, Canadian astronaut–turned–Internet superstar, returned to Earth Monday (May 13) after five months aboard the International Space Station.
Sadly, this brings to an end his series of entertaining and educational videos about life in space. We are, however, left with a rich archive, thanks to the Canadian Space Agency’s YouTube page.
Here’s a selection of Hadfield’s best clips.
Without gravity and daily exercise such as walking, astronauts need to work out for about two hours every day to keep their muscles and bones healthy. While strapped in, Hadfield runs on a treadmill and works his muscles.
Getting married soon and don't know where to take your honeymoon? Why don't you consider hopping in the ol' time machine to 1960?
Last week, we took a wondrous bike ride through Vancouver in mid-1970s. Now it's time to look back at the heady year of 1960, an idyllic time to vacation on the West Coast.
Take a quiet woodland walk through Stanley Park! Admire the glamourous luxury liners! Get mad when your girlfriend catches an 80-pound salmon!
Interestingly, apart from the cars, clothes, and skyline, Vancouver 1960 is pretty much identical to Vancouver 2013.
With B.C.'s general election only two days away, local songstress Shirley Gnome has released a video letting people know exactly where her vote is going on May 14.
As she says in the video's description: "I may just be a dirty country singer with questionable morals, but I know what I want."
Is chowing down every day on sizzling strips of bacon the key to a long life? Well, probably not. But it doesn’t seem to be doing any harm to a 105-year-old woman from Texas.
Pearl Cantrell, a resident of the town of Richland Springs, recommends the greasy snack to everyone. “I could eat bacon every meal, and I do,” Pearl told local television station KRBC.
Perhaps not surprisingly, Pearl’s enthusiasm for the salty pork product caught the attention of the Oscar Mayer company.
In typical photo-op style, reps from the U.S. hot dog maker visited Pearl with a special gift: a tub of bacon and a ride in the uber-goofy Wienermobile.
Always wanted to cycle around 1970s Vancouver but lack the requisite time-travelling device? Look no further than the video above.
According to the description, the video was shot by Hans Sipma in the mid-1970s—likely 1974 or 1975—with a Braun Nizo Super 8 camera mounted on his bicycle.
Activist Brigette DePape, who made headlines for her protest of the Harper government while she was a parliamentary page, shares a poem of resistance and hope with a crowd at Grandview Park on May Day (May 1).
May the Fourth (also known as Star Wars Day) is a day which fans have chose to claim in celebration of all things Star Wars-books, films, costumes, culture, you name it. The date was chosen due to a certain similarity to the oft-uttered phrase "May the Force be with you."
However, the Empire wants you to know that there are things you might not know about this seemingly innocuous holiday. Namely, that the Rebels and Jedis are really traitors to the Empire and that the Force is used to levitate deadly weapons and haunt the living.
Remind you of any other ads making the rounds these days?