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Thursday, 12 May 2016

The United Methodist Church to LGBTQ: You're “Sacred,” But Not Welcome

The United Methodist Church to LGBTQ: You're “Sacred,” But Not Welcome
 - The month of May has marked a decided shift in the strategy for full inclusion of LGBTQ persons within the United Methodist Church (UMC). In the past ...


Thousands march in Tokyo Rainbow Pride to promote LGBTQ visibility in Japan

Thousands march in Tokyo Rainbow Pride to promote LGBTQ visibility in Japan
 - Thousands march in Tokyo Rainbow Pride to promote LGBTQ visibility in ... rallying for more visibility and rights for LGBTQ individuals in the country.

LGBTQ teens should be proud of themselves

LGBTQ teens should be proud of themselves
 - I was awed when I read this article last week and saw how authentically and honestly teens today can stand in their truth. It felt like such a great step ...

Ian McKellen to inaugurate LGBTQ film fest in Mumbai

Ian McKellen to inaugurate LGBTQ film fest in Mumbai
 - Sir Ian McKellen is an institution by himself, he is a big inspiration for the LGBTQ community throughout the world - through his films, through his ...

Italy joins rest of Europe in giving rights to gay couples

Italy joins rest of Europe in giving rights to gay couples
 - Democratic Party Senator Monica Cirinna holds a placard as she poses with supporters of gay civil unions outside the Italian Senate in Rome, on ...

Agencies get funds to reduce mental health disparities

Agencies get funds to reduce mental health disparities
 - The LGBTQ groups receiving funding are Asian and Pacific Islander Wellness Center and Openhouse in San Francisco; Gender Spectrum in Alameda ...

Gay Cartoon Characters Needed to Fight Bigotry of Parents

Gay Cartoon Characters Needed to Fight Bigotry of Parents
 - The Human Rights Campaign writes that “for LGBTQ youth who struggle to find acceptance, openly LGBTQ characters in movies and TV shows can ...

Black, Greek, and Gay? It's Time For Organizations to Fall In Line

Black, Greek, and Gay? It's Time For Organizations to Fall In Line
- The event spoke to a problem that is much larger than the lack of support from fellow Black Greeks at a panel discussion.  For years, I struggled with reconciling how openly queer I am with how to also showcase the love I have for my fraternity.  Most recently, this came to a head when I switched my Facebook profile picture to an image of myself dressed in a mesh bathing suit and a

Have jails become mental health facilities?

Have jails become mental health facilities?
 - This is a mental health issue, and jails are not where they are supposed to be. They need to be in a mental health facility,” says Woody. “This jail has ...

A Dutch Woman Suffering From Mental Illness Chose To Die By Assisted Suicide

A Dutch Woman Suffering From Mental Illness Chose To Die By Assisted Suicide
 - The number of people in the Netherlands choosing euthanasia to end their lives as a result of “insufferable” mental illness has increased in the last ...

Middle class takes financial hit in most US cities this century

Middle class takes financial hit in most US cities this century
 - More than four-fifths of America's metropolitan areas have seen household incomes decline this century, according to new research that exposes the ...

The hollowing of America's middle class

The hollowing of America's middle class
 - The middle class has retreated in nine out of 10 U.S. metropolitan areas since 2000, as income inequality widened after the recession, according to a ...

The Ridiculous Worry About The Shrinking American Middle Class

The Ridiculous Worry About The Shrinking American Middle Class
 - Pew has released another iteration of its report on the shrinking American ... Rising income inequality, driven by factors including globalization, the ...

Perceptions of inequality drive protestors' motives, says IDS study

Perceptions of inequality drive protestors' motives, says IDS study
 - But despite considerable reductions in inequality over the last decade, the numbers of Latin Americans taking to the streets to protest has soared.

Creating A Clinical Trial Strategy For Children's Health Research

Creating A Clinical Trial Strategy For Children's Health Research
 - Over the past few decades, children's health has arguably made some of the greatest gains. Infant mortality in most developed countries has fallen ...

Chronic fatigue is tough when you are a teen

Chronic fatigue is tough when you are a teen
 - People sometimes thought I needed mental health help," Michaela says. "I can only have a few friends and I only see them for short times. I can't have ...