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Wednesday, 25 April 2018

Republicans Are Still at It With Anti-LGBTQ Bills That Have No Chance of Passing

Republicans Are Still at It With Anti-LGBTQ Bills That Have No Chance of Passing
- Last month, Republicans tried to pass one of the most sweeping religious exemption laws in state history, one that would have opened LGBTQ Coloradans to discrimination by religious institutions, individuals and government employees. One-fifth of the Colorado General Assembly sponsored the Live ...

15 of the best LGBTQ anthems that have been released in 2018 so far

15 of the best LGBTQ anthems that have been released in 2018 so far
- But it's been in the music world where LGBTQ narratives have been more prevalent than ever, as artists from all backgrounds and identities serve up unapologetic pop bops celebrating same-sex love, or challenging the current political climate. We've rounded up 15 of the best LGBTQ anthems that have ..

LGBTQ Youth More Likely to Become Homeless, Latest Chapin Hall Report Finds

LGBTQ Youth More Likely to Become Homeless, Latest Chapin Hall Report Finds
- Lesbian, gay, transgender, bisexual and queer youths have nearly double the risk of winding up homeless as their straight peers — and they're twice as likely to die on the streets once they get there, a new study finds. Homelessness amongst LGBTQ youth is highest amongst the black ...

LGBTQ Young Adults Experience Homelessness at More Than Twice Rate of Non-LGBTQs

LGBTQ Young Adults Experience Homelessness at More Than Twice Rate of Non-LGBTQs
- Lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender and queer young adults are more than twice as likely to experience homelessness as their non-LGBTQ peers. They are also at greater risk for experiencing high levels of hardship, including higher rates of assault, of exchanging sex ...

Netflix confirms 10-episode revival of classic LGBTQ series Tales Of The City

Netflix confirms 10-episode revival of classic LGBTQ series Tales Of The City
- The LGBTQ-themed TV series, which was based on the series of nine classic novels by Armistead Maupin, followed Midwest girl Mary Ann Singleton as she moved to San Francisco and discovered a world of drugs, disco and homosexuality. When it debuted in 1993, it was widely regarded as one of the ...

Homeless youth shelter to support LGBTQ community proposed in Syracuse

Homeless youth shelter to support LGBTQ community proposed in Syracuse
- The Rescue Mission Alliance and ACR Health announced Wednesday morning their collaboration to open an emergency 10-bed shelter for runaway and homeless LGBTQ youth. "It's time to protect youth the way they need to be protected and keep them safe," said ACR Health Executive Director Wil ...

LifeApps Brands Launches OUTLife Media for LGBTQ Community

LifeApps Brands Launches OUTLife Media for LGBTQ Community
- Outlifemedia.com is designed to attract and enrich the audience with cutting edge writing and video that will enhance the user experience and target the approximately 20 million people in the US who identify themselves as LGBT. Our focus will be to aggregate the LGBTQ audience through a powerful ...

Second city in Alabama passes pro-LGBTQ ordinance

Second city in Alabama passes pro-LGBTQ ordinance
- The city council in Montevallo, Ala., has become the second city in the state to pass an LGBTQ-inclusive nondiscrimination ordinance. The council approved the ordinance, which prohibits discrimination based on a person's sexual orientation and gender identity in housing, employment, and public ...

People With Allergies And Asthma Have A Higher Risk Of Psychiatric Disorders

People With Allergies And Asthma Have A Higher Risk Of Psychiatric Disorders
- A robust new study out of Taiwan has found evidence that people who suffer from allergies are more likely to develop a psychiatric disorder. These findings confirm smaller studies in which researchers have suggested the same. For those who suffer from allergies and mental health issues, it's an ...

The Trump Administration's Birth Control Rules May Harm Sexual Assault Survivors

The Trump Administration's Birth Control Rules May Harm Sexual Assault Survivors
- In this op-ed, Gretchen Borchelt, vice president for reproductive rights and health at the National Women's Law Center, explains why access to birth control is critical to sexual assault survivors. Clara, a student from Minnesota, uses birth control for a lot of reasons. She uses it to pursue her education ...

Native Tribes Could Lose Federal Recognition of Tribal Sovereignty Under Trump

Native Tribes Could Lose Federal Recognition of Tribal Sovereignty Under Trump
- Trump's apparent decision comes from the President's Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and would suddenly eliminate treaty and trust ... American Indians and Alaskan Natives also have a high prevalence of suicide, substance abuse, liver disease, teen pregnancy, and sudden infant ...

The Trump administration's new plan to reduce teen pregnancies has failed before

The Trump administration's new plan to reduce teen pregnancies has failed before
- Trump administration policies on teen pregnancy now mirror those long promoted by Valerie Huber, a Department of Health and Human Services official who has supported abstinence for teens—or what she likes to call “sexual risk avoidance.” That wording is reflected in the government's call for grant ...

New memorial in Alabama remembers thousands of African Americans killed in lynchings

New memorial in Alabama remembers thousands of African Americans killed in lynchings
- We don't have many places in America where we have urged people to look at the history of racial inequality, to look at the history of slavery, of lynching, of segregation,” said Stevenson, who is black. The memorial opens the same week that Alabama marks Confederate Memorial Day, an official state ...

Bernie Sanders Wants to Offer Every American A Job With Benefits

Bernie Sanders Wants to Offer Every American A Job With Benefits
- The program would also be intended to reduce gender inequality since the plan includes an expansion of federal child-care work. Low income families, especially single-parent households, have a difficult time keeping their jobs while also caring for their children. “The goal is to eliminate working poverty ...

Boomers Can Learn Economic Optimism from Millennials

 Boomers Can Learn Economic Optimism from Millennials
- As graduation season approaches, most black parents have high anxiety about how our children can possibly achieve the American dream given economic inequality in America, while our children are confident their journey will be smooth and successful. What if they're right? Research indicates a need ...

How Deep Pockets are Choking American Democracy

How Deep Pockets are Choking American Democracy
- In any case, the close analysis of pressure groups, just one part of the extensive American political framework, reveals the inadequacy and inequality of the system as a whole. It remains to be seen whether the NRA can maintain its foothold in US politics amongst the increase in gun-control advocacy, ...