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Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Record number of states banning conversion therapy

Record number of states banning conversion therapy
It is false that being LGBTQ is wrong and a disorder.” Momentum has been building in legislative sessions this spring for the bans, which prohibit state-licensed mental health professionals from practicing conversion therapy for anyone under 18. On March 28, Washington state became the 11th state ...

My Gay Exorcism: LGBTQ activist undergoes religious ritual in Moldova for new documentary

My Gay Exorcism: LGBTQ activist undergoes religious ritual in Moldova for new documentary
- When documentary maker and activist Nikolas Jovčić-Sas agreed to undergo an exorcism to purge the “demons” that made him gay, he took a step into the unknown. All he knew about the ritual, carried out in a remote monastery in the mountains of Moldova, was that it involved a knife. Paraded in front ...

Barbara Bush sent the religious right into orbit in 1990 when she condemned LGBT bias

Barbara Bush sent the religious right into orbit in 1990 when she condemned LGBT bias
- Barbara Bush's nickname was The Enforcer, and it's easy to see why. While husband George came across as easy going, Barbara was known for dressing down reporters and aides whose performance failed to impress her. The American public got a glimpse of the steel behind the pearls when Barbara ...

New scholarship fund created to help aspiring LGBTQ sports journalists

New scholarship fund created to help aspiring LGBTQ sports journalists
- The scholarship award for the 2018-2019 academic year will provide $2,500 in tuition funding to an LGBTQ student who plans to pursue a career in sports journalism. The deadline to apply for the scholarship is May 17. Incoming and current undergraduate and graduate students can apply for the ...

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Just Made a Huge Commitment to Champion LGBT Issues

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Just Made a Huge Commitment to Champion LGBT Issues
- Prince Harry and Meghan Markle may not be married quite yet, but they've already found causes they're both passionate about supporting. On Wednesday, the couple reaffirmed their commitment to LGBTQ issues during a meeting with delegates of the Commonwealth Youth Forum. Speaking to .

Push anti-LGBTQ legislation and we will come for you on Election Day

Push anti-LGBTQ legislation and we will come for you on Election Day
- Over the years, the ballot box has been a battleground for LGBTQ equality and our most fundamental rights. For decades, anti-LGBTQ forces have worked to repeal non-discrimination ordinances that provide protections for our community at the local level. In dozens of states, these groups worked to ban ...

Gender-considerate language creates an inclusive and safe environment in restaurants

Gender-considerate language creates an inclusive and safe environment in restaurants
- Disproportionately, LGBTQI employees work in the restaurant industry, and unfortunately, these professions are often low-wage jobs. In Washington state, 21 percent of all workers who earn minimum wage are in the hospitality industry. Through LGBTQ Allyship's 2015 survey of 1,100 LGBTQI individuals ...

Pompeo's Anti-LGBTQ Record Would Be a Disaster for the Global LGBTQ ...

Pompeo's Anti-LGBTQ Record Would Be a Disaster for the Global LGBTQ ...
- Equality California, the nation's largest statewide LGBTQ civil rights organization, sent a letter to members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Monday urging them to oppose the nomination of Director Mike Pompeo to serve as U.S. Secretary of State.

Women in America Are Still Fighting for Equal Pay

Women in America Are Still Fighting for Equal Pay
- Minority groups battle even worse inequality, with black women earning $0.63 per every dollar that white men are paid, Native American women $0.57, and Latina women $0.54. In this video, NowThis News illustrates the work that women must do in order to make up for the wage gap in America.

The way the media portrays mental illnesses like hoarding and OCD maintain harmful stereotypes

The way the media portrays mental illnesses like hoarding and OCD maintain harmful stereotypes
- While the media has created more visibility for mental health issues, it also tends to create and maintain harmful stereotypes that misinterpret actual behaviors, specifically hoarding, a type of obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), to extremes. “Movies and TV present OCD as quirky or fun. Characters ...

A third of corporate Australia is feeling stressed, anxious and depressed

A third of corporate Australia is feeling stressed, anxious and depressed
Mental illness appears to have increased by a third in the last decade. Depression is now the primary mental health disorder. The results of Australia's Biggest Mental Health Check-In finds that one third of program participants were suffering from some form of mental illness, with 36% suffering from ...

Royal wedding obsession: fun can deepen to mental health problem

Royal wedding obsession: fun can deepen to mental health problem
- Fans of the British royals have been awash in glittering titillation over the upcoming nuptials of Prince Harry and American actress Meghan Markle, but counselors warn there is a dark side: extreme and potentially dangerous obsession.

Raw Fruits and Vegetables May Boost Mental Health And Ease Symptoms Of Depression

Raw Fruits and Vegetables May Boost Mental Health And Ease Symptoms Of Depression
- Here's another reason to load up on raw fruits and vegetables. In addition to being power house of nutrients, raw fruits and vegetables which may help ease symptoms of depression, claims a new study, published in the journal Frontiers in Psychology. According to the researchers, eating raw fruit and ...

How Better Treatment of the Mentally Ill Could Reduce Mass Shootings

How Better Treatment of the Mentally Ill Could Reduce Mass Shootings
- The Daily Signal spoke about this growing problem with John Snook, executive director of the Treatment Advocacy Center, a nonprofit organization in Arlington, Virginia, dedicated to coming up with better solutions to treat mental illness. Snook said officials planted the seeds of the mental health crisis in ...

7 Surprising Facts About Dissociative Identity Disorder

7 Surprising Facts About Dissociative Identity Disorder
- But according to experts, the facts about what it means to have multiple personality disorder are not that cut and dry. "The first 'shocking fact' is that MPD doesn't exist," Dr. John Mayer, licensed clinical psychologist, tells Bustle. "In fact, it has been discredited by the mental health community long ago.".

Mental health website informs young people about early signs of psychosis

Mental health website informs young people about early signs of psychosis
- According the Mental Health Foundation, people tended to first experience psychotic symptoms in their late teens or early 20s, with about three out of every 100 people seeking help from services when experiencing an episode. The website's user experience designer Nick Hayes said there was a lack of ...