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Sunday, 25 June 2017

A Teacher Came Out To Help His LGBTQ Students And The School Fired Him

A Teacher Came Out To Help His LGBTQ Students And The School Fired Him
- “For years, it was my opinion that my sexual orientation was my business and nobody else’s,” he told the Lexington Herald Leader, “But when your children are in danger, you must re-evaluate. When a child is ready to take their own life because they love differently than those around them, you must prioritize their safety over your own privacy.”
Breiner then came out both at work and in his personal life. One way he did this was by making a public Instagram post.


California Bans Government-Funded Travel To Four More States With Anti-LGBTQ+ Laws

California Bans Government-Funded Travel To Four More States With Anti-LGBTQ+ Laws
- In an effort to push back against state laws that LGBTQ+ advocates say discriminate against the community, California has expanded its ban on ...

Seattle Mariners respond to Facebook commenters angry with LGBTQ 'Pride Night'

Seattle Mariners respond to Facebook commenters angry with LGBTQ 'Pride Night'
- It's become common practice for professional sports teams to host LGBTQ "Pride Night" games, celebrating cities' gay, lesbian, transgender, bisexual ...

Pride marches focus on resistance to rights rollbacks, minorities' concerns

Pride marches focus on resistance to rights rollbacks, minorities' concerns
- But the pride celebrations also face some resistance from within the LGBTQ world. Some activists feel the events are centered on gay white men and ...

Trump's latest scheme: The sun will pay for the wall

Trump's latest scheme: The sun will pay for the wall
- Trump seems to have realized Mexico won't be paying for the wall, so he has hatched a new plan. Pixabay. It seems like only yesterday that Mexico ...

Toronto Pride should be inclusive, pastor says at service before parade

Toronto Pride should be inclusive, pastor says at service before parade
- His comments about inclusion come as the Pride organization and Toronto's LGBTQ community continue to debate the ban on police floats and ...

How tech companies are recognizing Pride Month

How tech companies are recognizing Pride Month
- With San Francisco and New York's annual Pride event hitting this weekend, it's a good time to reflect on just how far LGBTQ visibility in the tech ...

New York politicians used NYC Pride to stand with LGBTQ people in their fight against oppression

New York politicians used NYC Pride to stand with LGBTQ people in their fight against oppression
- As New York City's annual march celebrating LGBTQ Pride kicked off in Midtown on Sunday, key New York politicians seized the moment to assure ...

Scott signs medical marijuana legislation in Florida

Scott signs medical marijuana legislation in Florida
- Florida Gov. Rick Scott signed legislation Friday to implement the medical marijuana amendment voters approved last ...

Is rural America the new inner city?

Is rural America the new inner city?
- Mostly, though, the collapse of those industrial cities brought poverty and the despair that comes with ... Rural America has become the new inner city.

Increased Risk of Cardiovascular Disease in Patients with Severe Mental Illness

Increased Risk of Cardiovascular Disease in Patients with Severe Mental Illness
- Recent studies have demonstrated that individuals with severe mental illness (schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, major depressive disorder) have an ...

A teen health survey crucial to US public policy is finally asking kids about their sexual orientation

A teen health survey crucial to US public policy is finally asking kids about their sexual orientation
- For decades, while homosexuality was on the books as a mental disorder, the US turned a blind eye to the actual mental and physical health needs of ...

Is Netflix film To The Bone helpful or triggering for people with anorexia?

Is Netflix film To The Bone helpful or triggering for people with anorexia?
- Will To The Bone be helpful or is yet another film glamourising mental illness, playing into stereotypes and putting vulnerable, impressionable ...

Switch on to stress – and turn it into a positive

Switch on to stress – and turn it into a positive
- Studies show 44 per cent of Britons suffer from stress, a condition linked to ... Common mental health disorders from anxiety and depression to ...

What it's like to be a Muslim woman with an eating disorder during Ramadan

What it's like to be a Muslim woman with an eating disorder during Ramadan
- Phillipa Hay, a clinical psychiatrist and the chair of mental health at Western Sydney University's School of Medicine, says cultural practices can be ...

He's a killer set to die. But his mental illness has set off a new death penalty battle.

He's a killer set to die. But his mental illness has set off a new death penalty battle.
- Terry McAuliffe (D) in what has become a broader national push to eliminate capital punishment for people with severe mental illnesses such as ...