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Thursday, 23 March 2017

No One Can Explain Why YouTube Bans Some LGBT Content

No One Can Explain Why YouTube Bans Some LGBT Content
But the video appears to be one of thousands of posts created by LGBT YouTubers that get netted by Restricted Mode in an irregularity spotted by ...





Christian College Denies Promotion Over LGBT Stance

Christian College Denies Promotion Over LGBT Stance
- An associate professor at a Christian college in Massachusetts says in a complaint against the school she was denied a promotion for denouncing its ...

Is Adidas Releasing This Ultra Boost for LGBT Pride Month?

Is Adidas Releasing This Ultra Boost for LGBT Pride Month?
- In years past, the brand has included sneakers such as the Stan Smith and Superstar in its LGBT Pride Month releases, but this would be the first time ...

No one is running for LGBT or Black Minority Ethnic Officer in UWE's SU elections

No one is running for LGBT or Black Minority Ethnic Officer in UWE's SU elections
- For the second year running, no one is running for the offices of Black Minority Ethnic Officer or LGBT Officer in the UWE SU elections. On the SU ...

Caribbean pastors ask US to stop promoting LGBT rights abroad

Caribbean pastors ask US to stop promoting LGBT rights abroad
- The letter specifically notes the appointment of Randy Berry as the special U.S. envoy for the promotion of LGBT and intersex rights in 2015 was ...

LGBT community in Denmark rejoices: homosexual marriages in church are not against constitution

LGBT community in Denmark rejoices: homosexual marriages in church are not against constitution
LGBT community in Denmark rejoices: homosexual marriages in church are not against constitution. Supreme Court has ruled gays and lesbians can ...

Adding Elizabeth Bishop to our LGBT literary team

Adding Elizabeth Bishop to our LGBT literary team
- It's time to claim Bishop, though she wasn't open about her sexuality in her lifetime, as part of our LGBT literary team. Marshall's bio illuminates both ...

Is Donald Trump truly crazy?: Hepburn

Is Donald Trump truly crazy?: Hepburn
- As the long U.S. presidential election unfolded, I marvelled at Donald Trump’s bizarre and at times seemingly unhinged approach to campaigning.
Trump was unpredictable, vulgar, volatile, nasty, petty and thin-skinned. His supporters knew he was a liar, narcissist, a possible misogynist and racist, xenophobic and a raging egotist. They didn’t care. They voted for him anyway. 
It was a crazy ride, for sure.
Now, I’m convinced he’s just crazy.
Some disability advocates will likely criticize me for calling Trump crazy. They will rightly note that mental illness is a serious health issue that should not be taken lightly or trivialized.
But the evidence is growing that Trump is losing touch with reality, with his childlike actions and aberrant behaviour prompting more and more concerned mental health professionals to speak up.
So worried are these experts about Trump that they are ignoring the so-called Goldwater Rule established in 1973 by the American Psychiatric Association. The rule declares it unethical to diagnose a person without examining them personally. The policy was instituted after more than 1,000 psychiatrists told a magazine that 1964 Republican candidate Barry Goldwater was mentally unfit to be president. 

Suicide Risk Significantly Higher Up To 1 Year After Attempt

Suicide Risk Significantly Higher Up To 1 Year After Attempt
- The study analyzed a variety of potential risk factors, such as demographic characteristics, recent treatment for common mental disorders, as well as ...

The Mental Health Generation

The Mental Health Generation
- The facts show that the percentage of college students seeking mental health counseling grew 29.6 percent between 2009 and 2014. Meanwhile ...

Loss of spouse or partner to suicide linked to physical, mental disorders

Loss of spouse or partner to suicide linked to physical, mental disorders
- People who lose a partner to suicide are at increased risk for a number of mental and physical disorders, including cancer, depression, herniated ...

The only way to end inequality in American health care is universal coverage

The only way to end inequality in American health care is universal coverage
- House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-Louisiana, speaks about the American Health Care Act, the Republican replacement to Obamacare, at the ...

Extreme Wealth Inequality in America and How It Can Be Fixed

Extreme Wealth Inequality in America and How It Can Be Fixed
- We've all heard about the growing inequality in American society and a report by Chuck Collins and Josh Hoxie at the Institute for Policy Studies takes ...

Wealth gap growing in America

Wealth gap growing in America
- But what exactly is considered poor in America? ... A single person without any kids lived under the poverty line if he or she made less than $12,331 in ...

Local author of 'Black in America' hopes memoir will spark change

Local author of 'Black in America' hopes memoir will spark change
- To illustrate the cycle of poverty, Thompson goes back to the beginning, opening with the story of his great-grandfather, a former slave turned ...

Republicans Are Making America Sad Again

Republicans Are Making America Sad Again
- America is a prosperous nation, but not a super happy one. That's been true for a while. But the policies of President Donald Trump and the Republican Party are making matters worse. That's according to the latest "World Happiness Report," which is put together by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network in conjunction with the United Nations.
Per capita income in America has tripled since the 1960s, but we are no happier now, collectively, than we were then. "Per capita GDP is still rising, but happiness is now actually falling," writes Columbia University economist Jeffrey Sachs, one of the report's authors. Indeed, in 2007 America ranked third in happiness among the 35 member nations of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. By 2016, we were down to 19th place.
A rising per capita GDP, after all, doesn't mean much in a nation with rapidly growing inequality. To get that number, economists simply divide the value of the nation's total economic output by the population. So if the rich are getting vastly richer while the poor have stagnant wages, per capita GDP may increase anyway. Boosting a person's income, in any case, only goes so far in contributing to their well-being. Once your basic needs are reasonably met—food, clothing, shelter, transportation, entertainment—it's pretty well established that more money doesn't equal more happiness.