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Tuesday, 23 January 2018

How Trump's Policies Could Imperil LGBTQ Youth of Color Living With HIV

How Trump's Policies Could Imperil LGBTQ Youth of Color Living With HIV
- This post is part of Outward, Slate's home for coverage of LGBTQ life, thought, and culture. Read more here. While the GOP celebrates its recent political victory of passing its massive tax code overhaul, the most vulnerable among us, especially LGBTQ youth of color living with HIV/AIDS, are at significant ...

Cardi B Wants LGBTQ People To Educate Her On Homophobia, So Let's Do This Thing

Cardi B Wants LGBTQ People To Educate Her On Homophobia, So Let's Do This Thing
- Apparently the pair didn't know that writing and rapping a line like “I cannot vibe with queers,” which Offset recently did during a guest spot on YFN Lucci's track “Boss Life,” could be interpreted as homophobic. Offset defended the line and himself on Thursday via Instagram by referencing the dictionary ...

Will LGBTQ inclusion be a factor as Amazon shops for its second headquarters?

Will LGBTQ inclusion be a factor as Amazon shops for its second headquarters?
- When you look at the creative class, as economist Richard Florida calls it, one of the things you see in these very high-skilled, high-paying job clusters is tolerance,” Talton said in an interview with LGBTQ Nation. “Places with the least tolerance tend not to get these assets.” Amazon's selected site could ...

Violence Against LGBTQ Americans Dramatically Increased Since Trump's Inauguration

Violence Against LGBTQ Americans Dramatically Increased Since Trump's Inauguration
- According to the Huffington Post, the New York City Anti-Violence Project's reports have indicated a surge of anti-LGBTQ killings. Statistics show there has been an 86 percent increase in hate violence homicides in the U.S. last year. The attacks coincide quite directly with the end of the election cycle and ...

Feds clarify LGBTQ and abortions rights attestation for summer jobs funding

Feds clarify LGBTQ and abortions rights attestation for summer jobs funding
- The government received complaints last year that summer job funding had been given to summer camps that refuse to hire LGBTQ staff and groups that distribute graphic anti-abortion pamphlets, Hajdu said. "We took those complaints seriously and this is the decision that we've taken, that in order for ...

LGBTQ Hate-Crime Homicides Rose 86 Percent in the US Last Year

LGBTQ Hate-Crime Homicides Rose 86 Percent in the US Last Year
- The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs (NCAVP) released its annual report yesterday, and the numbers show an alarming increase in hate-related homicides against LGBTQ individuals over 2017. According to the report, anti-LGBTQ homicides in the US rose 86 percent over the past year, ...

I got really emotional': Reactions to Oscar nominations

I got really emotional': Reactions to Oscar nominations
- It's a big day for LGBTQ-inclusive films at the Academy Awards. Films like The Shape of Water, A Fantastic Woman, Lady Bird, and Call Me By Your Name not only have complex, detailed, and moving portrayals, but prove that audiences and critics alike are hungry for stories which embrace diversity.

A “pivotal player” at Trump's health department previously promoted harmful "ex-gay" conversion ...

A “pivotal player” at Trump's health department previously promoted harmful "ex-gay" conversion ...
- Shannon Royce, who has reportedly emerged “as a pivotal player” at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), previously suggested that so-called conversion therapy was an antidote to marriage equality and worked for anti-LGBTQ hate groups that have promoted the dangerous and ...

It's Boom Times for Billionaires

It's Boom Times for Billionaires
- A perfect storm is driving up the bargaining power of those at the top while driving down the bargaining power of those at the bottom,” Paul O'Brien, a vice president at Oxfam America, explained. “If such inequality remains unaddressed, it will trap people in poverty and further fracture our society.”.

7 warning signs your eyes are sending about your overall health

7 warning signs your eyes are sending about your overall health
- The eyes may be a window to the soul, but they also offer a lot of information about your overall health. This doesn't simply mean your ability to correctly read an eye chart, either. Everything from liver health to cholesterol levels can be reflected by the eyes in some way. The eyes also contain a wealth of ...

Education is A Simple Yet Effective Tool for Teens Fighting Depression

Education is A Simple Yet Effective Tool for Teens Fighting Depression
- In order to combat this, researchers from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore created the Adolescent Depression Awareness Program (ADAP), which marries student curriculums with training for health and school-based professionals in order to deliver a core message to the public: depression is a ...

Police Aren't Doing Enough To Protect People With Mental Illnesses

Police Aren't Doing Enough To Protect People With Mental Illnesses
- As somebody living with mental illness, my most frequent contact has been with healthcare and community service providers. I have consistently struggled in having these two sectors listen to me and understand that after living with mental illness for over 15 years, I know what treatment methods and ...

Extreme inequality is bad for us all, but women are hurting most

Extreme inequality is bad for us all, but women are hurting most
- That country now has one of the lowest unemployment rates in Latin America. Change is possible. We know what action we need to take to fight inequality and end poverty. We owe it to women like Lan to create an economy that rewards work, not wealth. We owe it to Lan's daughter to one day be able to ...

Ahead of Davos, even the 1 percent worry about inequality

Ahead of Davos, even the 1 percent worry about inequality
- I find that more and more world leaders are concerned about excessive inequality," says Christine Lagarde, head of the International Monetary Fund and a ... "The Trump administration took us in the wrong direction on inequality," says Rob Johnson, president of the Institute for New Economic Thinking.

Global Billionaires Boom as Income Inequality Grows

Global Billionaires Boom as Income Inequality Grows
- Brother, can you spare a dime? A new report by anti-poverty charity Oxfam International reveals the world is now home to 2,043 billionaires — more than ever before — who could end extreme poverty seven times over if they wanted. In America, the three wealthiest men are richer than the bottom half of ...

Poverty and racism are killing America's children

Poverty and racism are killing America's children
- A 2017 survey conducted by NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the Harvard School of Public Health found that 22 percent of African Americans reported that they avoided needed medical care because of fear of discrimination, and more than half did not go to the doctor when they needed ...