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Tuesday, 12 December 2017

In Singapore, it's time to change closed minds towards the LGBT community

In Singapore, it's time to change closed minds towards the LGBT community
- Australia recently legalised same-sex marriage in what was a historic moment for the country. While in some parts, the world is tottering towards increased protection of gay rights, in others, frustratingly, the community is still oppressed. Back home in Singapore, male gay sex remains a crime, although ...

Will the UK ban anti-Islam and anti-LGBT evangelist Franklin Graham?

Will the UK ban anti-Islam and anti-LGBT evangelist Franklin Graham?
- There is growing opposition to a planned visit to Blackpool next year by the leading American conservative evangelist Franklin Graham given his anti-Islam and anti-LGBT views. Graham is a keynote speaker at the Lancashire Festival of Hope next September at Blackpool's Winter Gardens.

What Will It Take to Get a Gay Character in Star Wars

What Will It Take to Get a Gay Character in Star Wars
- Otherwise, “it runs the risk of looking like L.G.B.T. representation is willfully excluded.” Wendig's comments point to a broader pop cultural dilemma that goes far beyond the Star Wars universe. L.G.B.T.Q. characters are now commonplace in bookstores and on television, but mainstream cinema offers gay ...

Tell Us About Your Favourite Uplifting LGBT Movies

Tell Us About Your Favourite Uplifting LGBT Movies
- It's no secret LGBT representation is pretty lacking, but often it feels especially difficult to find LGBT stories that are uplifting in nature. Tap to play GIF ... Whether it's a cult classic or an underrated indie movie, we want to know which LGBT movie stuck with you and how it brought you joy. 

Remembering San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee, founding member of Mayors Against LGBT ...

Remembering San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee, founding member of Mayors Against LGBT ...
- Colorado Civil Rights Commission, a case currently before the U.S. Supreme Court of the United States, they said, “As co-chairs of the national Mayors Against LGBT Discrimination coalition, we are proud to join more than 150 other mayors and municipalities nationwide in opposing religious ..

If GOP Imposes Anti-LGBT Beliefs, How Is Party Different from Radical Muslims?

If GOP Imposes Anti-LGBT Beliefs, How Is Party Different from Radical Muslims?
- Yes, I understand that the acronym is getting very long and tiring, but that isn't the issue. I don't care what they call themselves, what is important is that these people are Americans, they are citizens, they are human beings and they should be treated as such.

Puerto Rico Senate approves religious freedom bill

Puerto Rico Senate approves religious freedom bill
- Laws that banned anti-LGBT discrimination in Puerto Rico and added sexual orientation and gender identity to the U.S. commonwealth's domestic violence statutes took effect in 2013. García in 2015 issued executive orders that prohibit hospitals from discriminating against patients based on their .

US Supreme Court should stand up for LGBT civil rights in cake-shop case

US Supreme Court should stand up for LGBT civil rights in cake-shop case
- I'm hoping the U.S. Supreme Court will stand up for LGBT civil rights in its upcoming decision on Masterpiece Cakeshop, Ltd. versus Colorado Civil Rights Commission. In case you've missed the story so far, a Colorado cake-shop owner has argued that making a wedding cake constitutes artistic ...

These are the 10 unhealthiest states in the US

These are the 10 unhealthiest states in the US
- For the 28th year in a row, the United Health Foundation has ranked America's states based on factors including obesity, air pollution, and poverty. Massachusetts made the top of the list as America's healthiest state, while Mississippi was declared the unhealthiest. Here's a map, with the healthiest states ...

This Is Why Your Mental Health Can Get Worse Around Christmas

This Is Why Your Mental Health Can Get Worse Around Christmas
- If you do make it out of the house, the amount you are drinking at this social occasions (and just about anywhere else around Christmas) can make mental health worse as well, as it exacerbates anxiety. Chloe Brotheridge, an anxiety expert at Calmer You, says: “Despite its association with merriment, ...

What Does an Anxiety Disorder Feel Like? Here Are 4 Signs You May Have a Problem

What Does an Anxiety Disorder Feel Like? Here Are 4 Signs You May Have a Problem
- Anxiety will prevent people from sleeping; they'll find themselves crying over it,” says psychologist Golda Ginsburg, professor of psychiatry at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and a specialist in child and adolescent mental health. “There are students who will vomit in the days leading up ...

Social workers devote their lives to helping others. Why aren't they receiving help themselves?

Social workers devote their lives to helping others. Why aren't they receiving help themselves?
- She listened to their stories every day—of childhood abuse, neglect, struggles with addiction and mental disorders. It didn't feel right, she thought, to let herself stroll along carefree. “I used to laugh as I watched people walk through Rideau Centre and down the street with their shopping bags and big ...

How to Care for a Loved One With an Eating Disorder This Holiday Season

How to Care for a Loved One With an Eating Disorder This Holiday Season
- While the holidays can be a time of great joy, but they can pose a challenge for people who struggle with disordered eating. If someone in your life is dealing with an eating disorder, here's how you can help support them during a season of excess.

We need to do more than just talk about mental illness

We need to do more than just talk about mental illness
- There was a time when no one talked about mental illness. But, today, every tragic shooting is accompanied by calls for greater access to mental health treatment. The wheels of legislation turn slowly, but mental illness is a public health crisis that requires immediate attention to improve access to care, ...

Like Institutional Racism, There is Conduct of Abuse in America

Like Institutional Racism, There is Conduct of Abuse in America
- I have dealt with racism, since I'm an Asian American, born here many years ago. I “get” why racism exists in America. I don't agree with it, but I get it. But what I don't get, is women in America being abused by men. That simply makes no sense to me at all. Inequality, in any form, damages a society, and ...

1 in 4 at risk of hunger in California's wealthy playground, report says

1 in 4 at risk of hunger in California's wealthy playground, report says
- Facebook CEO Zuckerberg recognized America's overall wealth inequality in May during a commencement speech at Harvard. "We have a level of wealth inequality that hurts everyone," he said. In Silicon Valley, where the tech chief lives, it seems that inequality is hurting some more than others.