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Sunday, 21 August 2016

Why did I choose to make a film on LGBTQ?

Why did I choose to make a film on LGBTQ?
 - Then came 2005 and I remember going for this film with my friends; it was an Oscar-nominated film, Brokeback Mountain. I was slightly wary, but only slightly, because time and maturity had started shedding the preconceived notions that I was fed with. And when I saw two great actors shed all their inhibitions and show the world the stigma and problems that come with being gay…well, like so many around the world, I was moved…it’s not that my mind magically changed or I felt like I needed to stand for the gay community…but it



Mothers of LGBTQ icons to speak at Cheyenne luncheon

Mothers of LGBTQ icons to speak at Cheyenne luncheon
 - Deb Glenn and Judy Shepard will both participate in the luncheon, discussing their relationships with their faith and sons. Deb is the mother of Neon Trees’ singer Tyler Glenn and is a member of the Mormon church. Judy is the mother of murder victim Matthew Shepard and is a member of the Episcopalian church. Additionally, Melanie Vigil will speak about contacting legislators to discuss passing non-discrimination laws in Wyoming.

Reasons Why People Are Afraid of Coming Out of the Closet

Reasons Why People Are Afraid of Coming Out of the Closet
 - We’ve come a long way when it comes to LGBTQ advocacy and acceptance — but we still have a long way to go. Because even now, in 2016, not all members of the LGBTQ community feel that they have found a place where they feel protected and supported. Allies need to realize that they have the power to do this by standing up against the homophobia and transphobia that cause so many people to be afraid of living their lives as their authentic selves.
5 Things Same-Sex Couples Just 'GET'
 - Tired of your relationships not working out? Maybe you're dating the wrong kind of person. Men and women sometimes just don't understand each ...

Donald Trump Just Said 'LGBTQ.' Here's Why That's Unusual.

Donald Trump Just Said 'LGBTQ.' Here's Why That's Unusual.
 - At one point, in the midst of debating the foreign policy plank, someone raised their hand and proposed an amendment to change LGBT to LGBTQ.

Some Straight Journalists Need a Reminder on the Reality of LGBT Life

Some Straight Journalists Need a Reminder on the Reality of LGBT Life
 - The only thing he was accurate about was that athletes who may be LGBTQ are a part of the Olympic community. Instead of telling the stories about ...

Target to spend $20 million adding gender-neutral restrooms to stores

Target to spend $20 million adding gender-neutral restrooms to stores
 - Target announced Wednesday that it will spend $20 million to install gender-neutral restrooms in each of its stores, according to the Wall Street ...

Federal court rules it's legal for employers to discriminate against trans people

Federal court rules it's legal for employers to discriminate against trans people
 - It argued that although federal law currently does not recognize LGBTQ people as a protected class, Stephens was nonetheless being discriminated ...

Black Lives Matter say America's justice system profits from racism. Are they right?

Black Lives Matter say America's justice system profits from racism. Are they right?
 - The Black Lives Matter campaign has spread around the world, shining a light on racial injustice and inequality. Natalie Fiennes looks at some of the ...

An Effort to Stop Discrimination May Actually Increase It

An Effort to Stop Discrimination May Actually Increase It
 - As Bruce Western, a Harvard sociologist, documented in his 2009 book, “Punishment and Inequality in America,” many of those with criminal histories ...

States with the biggest bullying problems

States with the biggest bullying problems
 - Every seven minutes, a child in the U.S. will be bullied, according to WalletHub. The group's latest list reveals the top 10 states with bullying problems.

Hockey legends take on bullying

Hockey legends take on bullying
 - The third annual charity gala and auction raises funds for the Canadian Safe School Network, to raise awareness of bullying in classrooms, homes ...

Vancouver's homeless not adhering to antipsychotic medication regimens: study

Vancouver's homeless not adhering to antipsychotic medication regimens: study
 - The study examined 290 homeless persons who were diagnosed with a severe mental illness over a 15-year period – the vast majority had ...

The Sobriety Collective, For Creatives Battling Substance Use Disorder

The Sobriety Collective, For Creatives Battling Substance Use Disorder
 - The Sobriety Collective is special because it caters to creatives who are in recovery from substance use disorder, mental illness, or both,” said ...

'Finding Your Fairytale' Reimagines Fairytales Using People With Chronic and Mental Illnesses

'Finding Your Fairytale' Reimagines Fairytales Using People With Chronic and Mental Illnesses
 - If Angie Kupper was a fairytale character, she would be Sleeping Beauty. Kupper, the founder of “Finding Your Fairytale” – a documentary which turns ...

Pregnancy and mental health: the hidden pain of giving birth

Pregnancy and mental health: the hidden pain of giving birth
 - The range of mental health problems experienced around pregnancy and childbirth is vast and often isn't spoken about. Here, we share your stories.