Dispatches From the French Homefront: Quick Observations

Smoking: It is true! People in France smoke! Like a lot! This isn’t really news! MTV worked really hard to educate children in the U.S. about the dangers of smoking, but their efforts were not received well in France because these cancer sticks are clearly still as prominent as ever! It’s silly how a country filled with such tasty food is willing to destroy their taste buds (AND LUNGS) for a quick drag.

OutSummit Celebrates Global LGBTI+ Activism

OutSummit is the annual gathering of OutRight Action International, one of just a handful of LGBTI advocacy groups with U.N. consulting status. The group addresses a kaleidoscopic range of issues, from trans rights in Germany, to eco-feminism in Fiji, to the criminalization of gay men in East Africa and elsewhere around the world. Founded in 1990 as the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission, OutRight is also one of the oldest LGBTI advocacy groups in the United States, serving as an underwriter to countless crucial human rights rulings, and carries its clout with pride.