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Tuesday, 17 July 2018

Better training needed to address shortcomings in LGBTQ care

Better training needed to address shortcomings in LGBTQ care
- Social acceptance of lesbians, gays and transgender Americans continues to improve, yet LGBTQ people continue to face stigma and discrimination.

Government-funded adoption agencies can't bar LGBTQ parents, judge says

Government-funded adoption agencies can't bar LGBTQ parents, judge says
- A federal judge has ruled that government-funded adoption agencies can't block LGBTQ parents from adopting kids. The ruling was in response to a ...

Conservative pundit says the 'B' in LGBTQ is secretly for bestiality

Conservative pundit says the 'B' in LGBTQ is secretly for bestiality
- A conservative pundit took to the airwaves on Monday to spread the false claim that the “B” in LGBTQ stands for a secret gay agenda of bestiality, and ...

Measure allowing adoption agencies to discriminate against same-sex couples prompts outcry ...

Measure allowing adoption agencies to discriminate against same-sex couples prompts outcry ...
- the understanding that the religious child welfare agencies would then not place a child with LGBTQ families because it conflicts with their morals.

Get anti-gay, -LGBTQ defense off the books

Get anti-gay, -LGBTQ defense off the books
- Senator Markey added that such a defense reflects an irrational fear and bigotry toward the LGBTQ community, and that it "corrode(s) the legitimacy of ...

GLOW' actor Chris Lowell breaks down season 2's sexual harassment, LGBTQ portrayal

GLOW' actor Chris Lowell breaks down season 2's sexual harassment, LGBTQ portrayal
- Period pieces like “GLOW” can face a real dilemma: How do you constructively move forward a conversation about racism, LGBTQ culture and sexual ...

Vice Ganda lauds basketball player for standing up for the LGBTQ community

Vice Ganda lauds basketball player for standing up for the LGBTQ community
- VICE Ganda commended basketball player Arnold van Opstal for speaking up for the LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer) community.

Out politician Brian Sims alleges there are over a dozen closeted legislators in Pennsylvania

Out politician Brian Sims alleges there are over a dozen closeted legislators in Pennsylvania
- Pennsylvania state representative Brian Sims may be the state's first out legislator, but he says he's definitely not the first gay lawmaker. In fact, he says ...

What can I do about child health? A paediatrician's view from the front line

What can I do about child health? A paediatrician's view from the front line
- After years of progress, in March we reported that health outcomes for babies and young children in the UK are stalling in several key areas. In a guest ..

WHO recognizes 'compulsive sexual behaviour' as mental disorder

WHO recognizes 'compulsive sexual behaviour' as mental disorder
- The World Health Organization has recognized "compulsive sexual behaviour" as a mental disorder, but said Saturday it remained unclear if it was an ...

How rising inequality is stalling economies by crippling demand

How rising inequality is stalling economies by crippling demand
- How rising inequality is stalling economies by crippling demand ... In the US, for example, growth in gross output per capita averages around 1% a ...

Why a Health Funder is Focused on Marginalized Communities

Why a Health Funder is Focused on Marginalized Communities
- MeHAF grants about $4 million annually in one of America's poorest and most rural ... funders are grappling with the complex interplay between issues of poverty, ... health and wellness services for tribally-enrolled Native Americans.

Detroit is 2018's most stressed city in America, according to study

Detroit is 2018's most stressed city in America, according to study
- Detroit was named the most stressed city in America, ... Detroit's stress levels were attributed to high poverty, divorce and ...

Mobile food banks roll through rural US transforming food deserts

Mobile food banks roll through rural US transforming food deserts
- Rural poverty levels have exceeded urban poverty for decades, according to a 2017 US Department of Agriculture report. In the South, nearly 22 ...

GOP wages war on nation's poor

GOP wages war on nation's poor
- Instead, many poor Americans would, for a variety of reasons — poor health, job instability for low-wage workers, daunting paperwork imposed on

The government photographer who gave a face to American poverty

The government photographer who gave a face to American poverty
- In the 1930s, hundreds of thousands of poverty-stricken Dust Bowl refugees poured into California from the parched Midwest in search of food, jobs ..