Homophobia is rife in Uganda, and the reason is troubling. Evangelical missionaries are preaching hate, and it comes at the cost of LGBT lives.
It’s clear that this American evangelical movement in Uganda is incredibly screwed up and dangerous. This documentary takes a deep dive into the issue, so make sure to catch a screening near you.
Read more: http://upworthy.com/an-incredibly-disturbing-look-at-how-missionaries-are-spreading-homophobia-in-uganda
In a world where the word “genius” gets thrown around to describe taxicab apps and online dating algorithms, it’s nice to meet someone who remembers that truly important inventions are about making life better for your community and your world.
Read more: http://upworthy.com/a-15-year-old-with-a-huge-brain-and-an-even-bigger-heart-blows-mit-away-6
This 12-year-old Egyptian boy is putting together some very complex arguments against the Muslim Brotherhood’s attempt to grab power in Egypt. If you think he’s just regurgitating a script or something, watch him answer a question about gender equality at 1:57.
Read more: http://upworthy.com/a-12-year-old-egyptian-boy-flabbergasts-an-interviewer-they-werent-expecting-a-political-genius-4
Walmart says they’re committed to improving worker safety after the Bangladeshi factory disasters. Does that mean they’re also against using armed mobs to handle labor disputes?
Read more: http://upworthy.com/will-walmart-wait-for-another-total-disaster-before-they-deal-with-this
Every year, 1 million mothers lose their babies within the first day of giving birth. And many of these tragic deaths could be prevented by the woman (and others like her) in this smart ad. The difference between 0:11 and 0:44 is everything.
Warning: This video includes live birth footage with graphic images.
For more information on the newborn crisis and the solutions to fixing it (in a less intense way), check out my other midwives post.
Read more: http://upworthy.com/a-1-minute-live-birth-that-makes-a-powerful-point-about-preventable-deaths
At your worst moment, you shouldn’t have to suffer more by taking a bumpy 12-hour journey in a wheelbarrow to get to the hospital. That’s just craziness.
Read more: http://upworthy.com/its-got-a-cool-name-its-locally-made-and-it-saves-lives-heck-yeah
Where “breakfast” means “strategy to get large corporations to demand sustainable practices from their suppliers.”
Read more: http://upworthy.com/this-environmentally-informative-acid-trip-is-part-of-a-complete-breakfast
Russell Brand may be a comedian, but he takes the good of the world pretty seriously. At 1:14, he describes a basic idea that should guide politics. And at 3:08, he urges us to think about how we fit into a bigger picture. Listen closely. He’s a fast talker.
Read more: http://upworthy.com/4-minutes-of-russell-brand-thinking-out-loud-that-really-got-me-thinking
This woman talks about one of the most controversial topics in the world in the only way she knows how: as a witness, a storyteller, an activist, and a human. I dare you not hear her angry, beautiful refrain the next time you turn on the TV and see media coverage of the turmoil she describes.
Read more: http://upworthy.com/a-reporter-accused-her-of-teaching-hate-to-children-her-reply-is-angry-and-haunting-and-perfect