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Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Hope will never be silent:' Remembering the real Harvey Milk on his birthday

Hope will never be silent:' Remembering the real Harvey Milk on his birthday
- falling on what would have been his 87th birthday, a day full of events is planned, from his adopted city by the bay to the new ground zero for LGBTQ ...

TV host catfishes men with fake bisexual profile & humiliates them live on air

TV host catfishes men with fake bisexual profile & humiliates them live on air
- A TV presenter in France is under fire for catfishing queer men with a fake online profile, then mocking them live on air by calling them up and having them describe their sexual fantasies. The men were unaware they were being listened in on by 1.7 million people.
Cyril Hanouna, host of Don’t Touch My TV Set (Touche Pas A Mon Poste), prowled the stage, using flamboyant gestures and a high-pitched voice while speaking to the unsuspecting men.

Children of Queer Parents Don't Have it Easy

Children of Queer Parents Don't Have it Easy
- She grew up immersed in queer culture, participated in LGBTQ activism and continually maneuvered institutions that weren't built to accommodate ...

New York LGBTQ cops invite Toronto police — in uniform

New York LGBTQ cops invite Toronto police — in uniform
- Toronto police have been invited to participate in uniform at the New York City Pride March in June. The invitation is said to be designed to make a ...

Transgender woman describes escape from harrowing violence in Chechnya

Transgender woman describes escape from harrowing violence in Chechnya
- Leila's story echoes that of gay and bisexual men in Chechnya, who have shared that families are encouraged to kill their LGBTQ relatives out of ...

Heartbreak for these 2 dads forced to surrender their newborn daughter

Heartbreak for these 2 dads forced to surrender their newborn daughter
- The Dutch couple were stripped of the newborn Friday because a required DNA test proved neither of them were the baby's daddy; the birth mother's ...



Gay-straight alliances make safer schools

Gay-straight alliances make safer schools
- Many factors contributed to the undeniable sea change in public attitudes toward LGBTQ people that preceded the president's comments and the legal ...

Know the signs of a drinking problem

Know the signs of a drinking problem
- For many complex and interrelated reasons, the challenge is greater for the LGBTQ community than it is for the mainstream public. The Substance ...

This sleepy California city was $3 million in debt — now it's cashing in on the marijuana industry

This sleepy California city was $3 million in debt — now it's cashing in on the marijuana industry
- There are 360 acres zoned for growing medical marijuana in Adelanto (recreational marijuna is newly legal and California has yet to give licenses for ...

Student dedicates career to dispelling myths about schizophrenia

Student dedicates career to dispelling myths about schizophrenia
- The Algonquin College public relations student had seen what the mental illness had meant for the lives of his two uncles. One died by suicide, ...

Why has Ontario's health system abandoned our kids?

Why has Ontario's health system abandoned our kids?
- We are a group of seven parents from Toronto who met due to our children's battles with serious mental illnesses and our unsuccessful journeys to ...

If you want teens to thrive, teach them to avoid sexual risks

If you want teens to thrive, teach them to avoid sexual risks
- We don't know the reasons why, but this we know: the idea of waiting for sex is resonating with teens and we, as a nation, and as a public health ...

Is your teen popping diet pills to lose weight? Their hormones, growth and mental health may be at ...

Is your teen popping diet pills to lose weight? Their hormones, growth and mental health may be at ...
- Healhy diets and exercise and a healthy lifestyle are the obvious routines to follow in this regard, but there some youngsters, especially teenagers, ...

Noncigarette Tobacco Advertising May Be Hazardous to a Teen's Health

Noncigarette Tobacco Advertising May Be Hazardous to a Teen's Health
- Cigarette smoking contributes to nearly 1 in 5 deaths in the United States and myriad health problems. Among the 16.8% of US adults who currently ...

Trump's budget: Big gifts for the rich, big cuts for the poor

Trump's budget: Big gifts for the rich, big cuts for the poor
- Mick Mulvaney, Trump's budget director, spelled it out clearly for reporters on Monday. The largest savings in the budget come from these items:
1. Cuts to Medicaid (Over $600 billion in the next decade)
2. Cuts to food stamps, known as SNAP ($193 billion over 10 years)
3. Cuts to student loans ($143 billion over 10 years)
4. Cuts to federal worker retirement programs ($63 billion over 10 years)
Mulvaney probably should have added a fifth bullet: Disability programs also get a massive haircut.
Advocates for the poor are stunned at the magnitude of the cuts.
It's a "reverse Robin Hood agenda" agenda, says the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, a left-leaning think tank that is one of the top voices for low-income Americans in Washington.

Trump aims for big cuts in healthcare, anti-poverty programs

Trump aims for big cuts in healthcare, anti-poverty programs
- At the same time, the White House is expected to leave it largely up to the states to define who may and may not receive Medicaid coverage, such as requirements that beneficiaries must work a minimum number of hours or actively seek employment, Efe news reported.
The White House proposals could also include SNAP, a food program for low-income families that benefited some 44 million people in 2016.