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Wednesday, 14 December 2016

18 things you can do right now to protect LGBTQ rights under Donald Trump

18 things you can do right now to protect LGBTQ rights under Donald Trump
- Having stood alongside my husband Nate beneath the Jacob Javitz Center's towering glass ceiling on election night, I know all too well the devastation that millions of Americans are feeling in the aftermath of the election. For me and many others, the election of Donald Trump is personal. I marched in the frigid streets of Manchester, New Hampshire, carrying a "Draft Obama" sign in December 2006. I also worked for Barack Obama's campaigns in 2008 and 2012, and later served 

Five of Trump's Anti-LGBTQ Picks You Need to Know About

Five of Trump's Anti-LGBTQ Picks You Need to Know About
- Since Donald Trump was elected more than a month ago, he has assembled a group of anti-LGBTQ officials as his top picks for his administration and ...

LGBTQ Secondary Students Still Face Hostility at School; Improvements Show Progress

LGBTQ Secondary Students Still Face Hostility at School; Improvements Show Progress
- Most LGBTQ students have experienced harassment and discrimination at school. Over eight in 10 (85 percent) experienced verbal harassment ...

Pittsburgh becomes first city in Pennsylvania to ban conversion therapy

Pittsburgh becomes first city in Pennsylvania to ban conversion therapy
- Pittsburgh City Council has banned conversion therapy for anyone under the age of 18 in a unanimous vote. The move makes the city the first in the ...

How America East is changing the conversation on LGBTQ inclusion in North Carolina

How America East is changing the conversation on LGBTQ inclusion in North Carolina
- Earlier this month, the University of Maine became the third school in the NCAA America East conference to make a statement about playing in the ...

Hey, Rex Tillerson: your company is being sued for antigay discrimination

Hey, Rex Tillerson: your company is being sued for antigay discrimination
- Oh, and then there's that pesky lawsuit from 2013 that's still out there, accusing ExxonMobil of discriminating against LGBTQ people in its hiring ...

A Woman Cooks For Her LGBTQ Community

A Woman Cooks For Her LGBTQ Community
- In the wake of the presidential election, many in the LGBTQ community are organizing to protect legal progress they've made in recent years.

Emboldened by Trump victory, man storms into LGBTQ affirming church to spew hate

Emboldened by Trump victory, man storms into LGBTQ affirming church to spew hate
- A man stormed into an LGBTQ affirming church in Tempe, Arizona and proceeded to go on an antigay tirade, which included threats to spread lies ...

The dark side of the empire

The dark side of the empire
- If we have learned anything from this last presidential election it's that poverty continues to be an ignored concept by president-elect Trump and by US ...

Parents do not recognise that their children are overweight, survey finds

Parents do not recognise that their children are overweight, survey finds
- The vast majority of parents of overweight children in England do not recognise the fact, the annual NHS health survey has found, raising fears that ...

5 things to think about before buying your child a cell phone for Christmas

5 things to think about before buying your child a cell phone for Christmas
- Kelly Wallace is CNN's digital correspondent and editor-at-large covering family, career and life. Read her other columns and follow her reports at ...

Your Child's Car Seat May Have Hazardous Chemicals

Your Child's Car Seat May Have Hazardous Chemicals
- Many car seats sold in the U.S. still contain toxic chemicals though manufacturers have removed some of the most damaging, according to a new ...

Number of Canadians buying legal medical marijuana triples in just one year

Number of Canadians buying legal medical marijuana triples in just one year
- An employee inspects buds at the Tweed plant in Smiths Falls, one of Canada's largest suppliers of medical marijuana. The number of patients signed ...

With Obamacare repealed, 1 in 4 adults could be uninsurable due to a pre-existing condition

With Obamacare repealed, 1 in 4 adults could be uninsurable due to a pre-existing condition
- Before the ACA, excludable pre-existing conditions included people who had diabetes, obesity or mental disorders (including being bipolar or having ...

Teen suicide sparks call for mental health transparency

Teen suicide sparks call for mental health transparency
- A teenager's suicide has sparked a call for greater communication between mental health teams and staff at a homeless youth centre. Benjamin Pitt ...

Celebrities and Mental Health: Stars Who Speak Out Are Helping to End the Stigma

Celebrities and Mental Health: Stars Who Speak Out Are Helping to End the Stigma
- Clearly, there's no shortage of celebrities speaking out about mental illness—and as several psychologists, psychiatrists and behavioral experts ...