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BBC – Capital – Who should be called an expat?

The argument that it’s not just executives and professionals, but also maids and other workers. What is an expatriate, exactly? And when is an expat an immigrant — or not? The word expat is loaded. It carries many connotations, preconceptions and assumptions about class, education and privilege — just as …

From beauty pageants to bathroom battles, five major gains for LGBTI rights in 2016 | Reuters

DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – From bathrooms and beauty pageants to diplomatic disputes and Donald Trump’s U.S. presidential victory, 2016 was a turbulent year for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people worldwide. Gay and transgender rights took more prominence than ever in the global media spotlight after several …