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Monday, 12 September 2016

Is there a need for a law to protect LGBT rights?

Is there a need for a law to protect LGBT rights?
- Imagine going to school and being bullied not by your classmates but by the school management itself because you refuse to cut your hair short unlike the other boys in class.

Report exposes devastating impact of homophobic bullying in Scottish schools

Report exposes devastating impact of homophobic bullying in Scottish schools
- 90 per cent of LGBT respondents reported that they had experienced homophobia while at school, and 64 per cent said that they had been directly ...

Federal employee says he's prepared to be fired rather than watch LGBT diversity video

Federal employee says he's prepared to be fired rather than watch LGBT diversity video
- David Hall, a Social Security Administration (SSA) worker based in Tolono, Illinois, was informed in April that he and his colleagues were all required to watch the 17-minute video.

LGBTs Must Overcome Islamophobia in Our Own Community

LGBTs Must Overcome Islamophobia in Our Own Community
- Look at Donald Trump touting his support of the LGBT community on the sole assertion that he will “protect our LGBTQ citizens from the violence and ...

Re-election means sexual orientation is not 'box-office poison' says openly-gay lawmaker

Re-election means sexual orientation is not 'box-office poison' says openly-gay lawmaker
- His re-election as Hong Kong's first and only openly gay lawmaker is a sign of increasing public support towards LGBTQ issues, lawmaker Ray Chan ...

Penn one of 30 most LGBT-friendly colleges nationwide

Penn one of 30 most LGBT-friendly colleges nationwide
- Chair of Lambda Alliance and Nursing senior Ian Jeong agreed with Penn's placement on the list. In January this year, Jeong attended the Creating Change Conference organized in Chicago by the National LGBTQ task force to discuss issues of LGBTQ equality.


Protesters take to the streets in Mexico to demand marriage equality

Protesters take to the streets in Mexico to demand marriage equality
- Sunday's demonstrators carried a banner reading “We are families too” and placards reading “I respect your family, respect mine.” A day earlier ...

I abused alcohol and prescription drugs for years

 I abused alcohol and prescription drugs for years
- Retired U.S. Women’s soccer star Abby Wambach says she abused alcohol and prescription drugs for years until her arrest for driving under the influence in April.

More Than 7 Million Americans Get Taxed Into Poverty Each Year. That's Disgusting.

More Than 7 Million Americans Get Taxed Into Poverty Each Year. That's Disgusting.
- Maybe you think America needs to do drastically more to help the poor. Maybe you don't. But my guess is you will probably agree that, at the very least ...

Anti-Bullying Measures Can Be Effective In Real Life, Study Finds, But Cyberbullying Remains A ...

Anti-Bullying Measures Can Be Effective In Real Life, Study Finds, But Cyberbullying Remains A ...
- In Iowa, the state legislature passed an anti-bullying measure in 2007, making it one of 49 states that have passed such laws. A new study published in the journal Injury Epidemiology examined the impact of the Iowa law by comparing data from Iowa students in 2005 (before the law was passed), 2008, and 2010. The researchers found that, overall, the apparent rate of
 

I'm pleased Lady Gaga has spoken out about depression, but it won't help to cure anyone else

I'm pleased Lady Gaga has spoken out about depression, but it won't help to cure anyone else
- In Britain, we are facing an unprecedented crisis in mental health, particularly among young people. The charity Mind estimates that one in four people ...

Mania is a misunderstood element of bipolar disorder

Mania is a misunderstood element of bipolar disorder
- Of all the questions I get about living with bipolar disorder, one stands out: What does it feel like to be manic, a unique symptom of a mental illness ...

Debunking Inequality Myths

Debunking Inequality Myths
- Indeed, when you consider all the damage that would be caused if America lost its top entrepreneurs, investors, and business owners, lower-income ...

Why we need to improve child mental health services

Why we need to improve child mental health services
- Last year, the charity's service dealt with 19,481 contacts from young people plagued with thoughts of ending their own lives, more than double the number five years ago. School pressures, turbulent home lives and abuse were all cited as triggers for suicidal thoughts – and many of the calls had to be referred to emergency services.

Supervised Drinking: Is It Really a Good Idea?

Supervised Drinking: Is It Really a Good Idea?
- For parents of teens and young adults, underage drinking is a very real ... likely to suffer from depression, anxiety, and other mental health disorders.

Teen suicide: Let's listen where it matters

Teen suicide: Let's listen where it matters
- When we look at this worrying statistic, our first priority must be to take action and work out how we can help teens experiencing suicidal thoughts before they begin to plan, or even attempt, suicide. And do it quickly.