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Thursday, 19 April 2018

LGBTQ people share poignant testimonies on Personal Stories Project

LGBTQ people share poignant testimonies on Personal Stories Project
- Charles Chan Massey believes personal stories are the LGBTQ community's most powerful tool to help erase fear, give hope, and unite people. Chan Massey has put his belief into action with The Personal Stories Project, a digital nonprofit that promotes activism, advocacy, and support for the LGBTQ ...

LGBTQ Arabs explain what it's like to grow up in the Middle East and Africa

LGBTQ Arabs explain what it's like to grow up in the Middle East and Africa
- While many of the stories shared revolve around discrimination and hardship faced from being a member of the LGBTQ community in an unaccepting environment, Hamed says things got better once he began to love himself for who he is. “I felt as if someone had lifted a giant weight off my shoulders ...

Here's how you can help create a much-needed London LGBTQ Community Centre

Here's how you can help create a much-needed London LGBTQ Community Centre
- Similar spaces are already active in cities like Los Angeles, New York City and Berlin, but the British capital currently lacks a social venue that caters to the well-being of the LGBTQ community. Michael Segalov is part of a team who wants to make the London LGBTQ Community Centre a reality, but it's a ..

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Take a Stand for LGBTQ Rights

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Take a Stand for LGBTQ Rights
- According to LGBTQ activist from Kenya, Jonah Chinga (via People), "Both Prince Harry and Ms. Markle said they would put LGBT issues at the front of their work." Prince Harry was recently given the role of The Queen's Commonwealth Youth Ambassador, and in his first speech revealed, "I will work to ...

Human Rights Campaign call Vice President Pence 'one of the greatest threats to equality'

Human Rights Campaign call Vice President Pence 'one of the greatest threats to equality'
- The Human Rights Campaign launched a campaign Thursday to highlight Vice President Pence's record on issues important to the LGBTQ community, calling him “one of the greatest threats to equality in the history of our movement.” The gay rights organization argues Pence has ...

Yehuda Yaakov: 70 years of Israel-New Hampshire shared progressive values

Yehuda Yaakov: 70 years of Israel-New Hampshire shared progressive values
- New Hampshire and Israel share not only their dedication to women's equality, but also to protecting the rights of the LGBTQ community. New Hampshire was one of the earliest states to recognize same-sex marriage and outlaw discrimination based on sexual orientation, upholding its status as a ...

Next NASA administrator is a Republican congressman with no background in science

Next NASA administrator is a Republican congressman with no background in science
-Bridenstine will also be controversial because he's been outspoken against LGBTQ rights. In 2013, he called the Supreme Court decision to legalize same-sex marriage a “disappointment.” He has also spoken out on the House floor criticizing the Boy Scouts of America's decision to allowed LGBTQ ..

Trudeau attends Commonwealth meeting looking for less plastic, more LGBTQ rights

Trudeau attends Commonwealth meeting looking for less plastic, more LGBTQ rights
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will add his voice today to those calling for less plastic and more LGBTQ rights as he ends a three-country foreign tour at a gathering of Commonwealth leaders in Britain's capital. But Trudeau could face resistance on the latter — particularly from some African ...

What's the Best Way to Talk to a Teen About Sexual Identity?

What's the Best Way to Talk to a Teen About Sexual Identity?
- A nationwide survey of almost 200 gay teens found that young males who have sex with other males aren't receiving proper advice about critical health issues that affect them. The survey included responses from 198 gay adolescent males. It was conducted by a questionnaire linked from a website ...

Talk with teens about depression and suicide, mental health experts advise

Talk with teens about depression and suicide, mental health experts advise
- A group of more than 100 parents, teens and other interested community members gathered at the Edmonds Library Tuesday night to learn about this serious topic and find out what kinds of resources are available for mental health support during the Teen Depression and Suicide Forum, part of the ...

Vaping, juuling latest threats to teen, pre-teen health

Vaping, juuling latest threats to teen, pre-teen health
- While cigarette use has declined among high schoolers, smoking e-cigarettes or “vaping” has become a new concern, leaving some parents and educators worried about the negative effects it can have on the health of adolescent users. Local prevention specialists Melinda Calianos from the Hampshire ...

Is alt-fi following gender inequality issues of the tech industry?

Is alt-fi following gender inequality issues of the tech industry?
- Technological advancements have transformed education as we know it, and a portion of students are missing out because of lack of resources or financial capabilities — not only in third world countries but in America as well. These are all people, young women and men, who could turn out to be the ...

Renewing America's economic promise through older industrial cities

Renewing America's economic promise through older industrial cities
- The middling performance of communities with historically strong manufacturing cores is a key feature of America's uneven economic growth. These so-called older industrial cities, predominantly located in the Midwest and Northeast, have struggled over time to grow jobs in new sectors and to boost ...

4 Personality Disorders That Women Are More Likely To Have Than Men

4 Personality Disorders That Women Are More Likely To Have Than Men
- Just like there are certain physical illnesses that are more common in women, there are different psychiatric health disorders that tend to affect women more as well. If you've wondered who do personality disorders affect, there are a number of personality disorders that women are more likely to have ...

How To Stop A Traumatic Experience From Impacting You Down The Road, According To Experts

How To Stop A Traumatic Experience From Impacting You Down The Road, According To Experts
- Most of us will experience multiple traumatic events throughout the course of our lives. It goes without saying that it's totally normal and expected that these experiences can rock your mental and physical health. The U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs' National Center for PTSD reports that, following a ..

Bipolar disorder: Speaking out like Mariah Carey is the only way to confront stigma

Bipolar disorder: Speaking out like Mariah Carey is the only way to confront stigma
- There is still a lot of stigma attached to bipolar, which is believed to affect between one and two per cent of the UK population, and mental health charities have praised Mariah's decision to open up about the condition. Someone who knows just how brave it was for Mariah to tell the world is Shea Wong, ...