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Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Why it's often still so difficult to be out and proud

Why it's often still so difficult to be out and proud
- The UK has made many legislative changes to promote lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) equality – such as anti-discrimination laws and ...

Russia censors internet support site for LGBT teens

Russia censors internet support site for LGBT teens
- Russia is set to blacklist a support website for LGBT teens that officials say violates the country's 'gay propaganda' law. Deti-404, which translates to ...

Eating disorders and the LGBT community

Eating disorders and the LGBT community
- While there are some in the LGBT community who eat right and exercise to have a fit and trim body, there are others who obsess over weight and ...

174 LGBT athletes from Power Five Conference schools have come out publicly

174 LGBT athletes from Power Five Conference schools have come out publicly
- North Carolina State women's basketball player Ashley Eli saw the video about a year later, and that moment resonated with her. At the point she saw ...

Why Is Germany So Divided On Gay Rights?

Why Is Germany So Divided On Gay Rights?
- The reason behind the gay marriage conundrum in Germany has to do with -- feigned surprise! -- politics. The vast majority of German citizens support ...

Gay Syrian refugee reacts to Trump and Fox News

Gay Syrian refugee reacts to Trump and Fox News
 - Davey Wavey has spent the last three and a half weeks traveling the world documenting the lives and stories of queer people filmed the the 20-year-old young man, Sarjon in The Netherlands.


Sophie York says LGBT people want 'pairage' not marriage

Sophie York says LGBT people want 'pairage' not marriage
- Marriage Alliance spokesperson Sophie York has said same-sex couples want 'garriage' and 'pairage', not marriage. Speaking on the ABC's Four ...

John Lewis backs Clinton's record on equality in new ad

John Lewis backs Clinton's record on equality in new ad
 - Lewis, who as chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) was one of the “Big Six” leaders of groups who organized the 1963 March on Washington, played many key roles in the Civil Rights Movement and its actions to end legalized racial segregation in the United States.


No end to poverty without reducing wealth inequality

No end to poverty without reducing wealth inequality
- Millions in U.S. Climb out of Poverty,” read a recent New York Times ... is that income inequality continued its trend of increasing in the United States.
Breastfeeding can reduce maternal, child mortality in the US
 Breastfeeding, long considered solely in terms of children's health, has a much larger impact on women's health than previously thought, according to ...

Obesity set to soar for boys, but not girls, from poorer homes

Obesity set to soar for boys, but not girls, from poorer homes
- The figures further highlight the impact – specifically on boys – poverty has on a child's health and wellbeing. Inequality tells us we can do something ...

Is The Scariest Thing About Horror In 2016 That It Stigmatizes Disabilities And Mental Illness?

Is The Scariest Thing About Horror In 2016 That It Stigmatizes Disabilities And Mental Illness?
- This subject is definitely on fire as it's also come up recently with concerns of further stigmatization of mental illness — October 10th is World Mental ...

How I Fought Back Against Mental Health Stigma

How I Fought Back Against Mental Health Stigma
- On one frigid January morning last year, I landed in Milwaukee and piled into a black SUV with all my luggage, both physical and, well, not. En route ...

Careers killed with kindness - the risks of revealing mental illness at work

Careers killed with kindness - the risks of revealing mental illness at work
- "I suffered in secrecy, which is the modus operandi for the majority of career people who live with mental illness. Privacy is paramount because of the ...

Mental illness isn't something my family takes seriously, but I'm trying to change this

Mental illness isn't something my family takes seriously, but I'm trying to change this
- In honor of World Mental Health Day, we're highlighting stories from voices that deserve to be heard. These voices remind us that we are not alone.

American with bipolar disorder turns mental illness advocate

American with bipolar disorder turns mental illness advocate
Mental health advocate Hakeem Rahim addresing yesterday's Jamaica Observer Monday Exchange at the newspaper's head office in Kingston.