Your World This Week, Vol. II

Published June 29, 2015
Published June 29, 2015
NYC Pride

Sign at 2015 NYC Pride Parade. Source: Fast Company

What’s Next For The LGBT Movement In The United States?

In a historic 5-4 decision, last Thursday the Supreme Court ruled on Obergefell v. Hodges that all states must allow gay couples to marry. LGBT communities and allies were rightly ecstatic, and celebrated accordingly. However, a win for marriage equality does not necessarily mean a resolution to the systemic inequalities that many homosexual and trans individuals face every day. For instance, according to the Center for American Progress, lesbian, bisexual and transgender women are more likely to live in poverty than their heterosexual and non-transgender counterparts, and are at increased risk of sexual assault.

To learn more about what LGBT organizations are fighting for besides marriage, be sure to read this article at the Daily Beast. Below, check out “Last Week Tonight” footage of John Oliver ripping LGBT “supporters” a new one for the invasive, unthoughtful questions they pose:

Wimbledon Is Back!

Serena Williams

Serena Williams is up for the Calendar Slam at this year’s Wimbledon Source: Paul Kane/Getty Images

From June 29th through July 12th, the world’s best tennis players will congregate at the All England Club in Wimbledon, London, to compete for the title of champion. Grueling any year, this year experts predict will be the hottest Wimbledon yet.

For more on what’s at stake for Serena Williams (re: the Calendar Slam, or winning all four Majors in one season), check out her interview at Rolling Stone.

Historic Iran Nuclear Talks To Miss Tuesday Deadline

About 18 months ago, a long, drawn-out process between the world’s most powerful nations was set in motion, a process whose end result would, many believe, have an enormous effect on the very safety of the world itself. That process was supposed to come to an end on Tuesday. But now it won’t.

U.S. and British officials now confirm that the June 30 deadline for the Iran nuclear talks will not be met. With Iran’s chief representative not even currently at negotiations in Vienna (he returned home for a scheduled trip), a new probable end date has not yet been confirmed. The three main sticking points appear to be: 1. how much uranium Iran will be able to produce, 2. how intrusive the U.N. investigators in Iran can be, 3. how exactly international sanctions on Iran would be lifted in exchange for their cooperation on nuclear weapons. For more on these tense, historic talks, visit The New York Times.