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Dwayne Jones was a Jamaican 16-year-old who was killed by a violent mob in Montego Bay on the night of 21 July 2013, after he attended a dance party dressed in women's clothing. Perceived as effeminate, Jones had been bullied in school and rejected by his father, and had moved into a derelict house in Montego Bay with transgender friends. When some men at the dance party discovered that the cross-dressing Jones was not a woman, they confronted and attacked him. He was beaten, stabbed, shot, and run over by a car. Police investigated, but the murder remains unsolved. The death made news internationally. While voices on social media accused Jones of provoking his killers by cross-dressing in public, the murder was condemned by Jamaican educators and by Justice Minister Mark Golding. In the wake of the attack, domestic and international organisations devoted to LGBT rights and human rights – among them Human Rights Watch and Jamaicans for Justice – asked the Jamaican authorities for a proper investigation and for legal recognition of LGBT rights on the island. ( Full article...)

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Danish singer-songwriter Oh Land has recorded material for four studio albums, and guest features. She has also released an EP and a soundtrack album, and appeared as a featured artist for songs on other artists' releases. After solely writing and independently issuing Fauna in 2008 with Fake Diamond Records, Oh Land released her eponymous second studio album in 2011. Oh Land explored dance and modern pop music and featured contributions from a variety of producers. Five singles were released from the effort, with three of them (" Sun of a Gun", " White Nights", and " Speak Out Now") peaking within the top forty of the single charts in Denmark. The singer's Wish Bone was released in 2013. The record contained music from the pop genre, and was announced alongside the release of three singles: " Renaissance Girls", " Pyromaniac", and "Cherry on Top". Oh Land's fourth studio album, Earth Sick, was released in 2014 and promoted by singles "Head Up High" and "Nothing Is Over". ( Full list...)

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Apollo 11 in popular culture

Apollo 11 was the spaceflight that landed the first two humans, commander Neil Armstrong and LM pilot Buzz Aldrin, on the Moon. On July 21, 1969, Armstrong became the first human to walk on the Moon. This mission quickly captured the public's imagination and became prominent in popular culture. Over 530 million viewers worldwide watched the moon landing, and it received widespread newspaper coverage. For example, the July 21, 1969, edition of The Washington Post—shown here—used the main headline "'The Eagle Has Landed'—Two Men Walk on the Moon". In subsequent years, the moon landing has been frequently depicted or referenced in media, including in literature, films, and video games.

Photograph: Jack Weir; restoration: CarolSpears

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