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Wednesday, 2 January 2019

Body Shaming Is Not a New Year's Resolution

Body Shaming Is Not a New Year's Resolution
- Earlier this year, a study by The Trevor Project and the National Eating Disorders Association found that 54 percent of LGBTQ youth had been ...

10 New Year goals for every queer in the LGBTQ village

10 New Year goals for every queer in the LGBTQ village
- Whether you torture yourself with individual resolutions or not, there are some things that all of us can resolve to do better in a team effort for all of ...

First LGBTQ queen reigns over Rose Parade. 5 things to know about Louise Deser Siskel

First LGBTQ queen reigns over Rose Parade. 5 things to know about Louise Deser Siskel
- Siskel is the first Jewish woman to wear the crown and the first openly LGBTQ queen, according to the Los Angeles Blade, a newspaper covering the ...

6 LGBTQ TV shows you absolutely need to watch in 2019

6 LGBTQ TV shows you absolutely need to watch in 2019
- This year, representation for the queer community reached an all-time high in television, with a recent report from GLAAD revealing that the amount of ...

Madonna Surprises Stonewall Inn With NYE Speech

Madonna Surprises Stonewall Inn With NYE Speech
- The events lead to the modern LGBTQ liberation movement and inspired activists to form the first Pride marches, which took place in New York, Los ...

EastEnders boss Kate Oates confirms Albert Square is getting its first gay bar as she reveals plans ...

EastEnders boss Kate Oates confirms Albert Square is getting its first gay bar as she reveals plans ...
- EastEnders boss Kate Oates, who moved to the soap last year from Coronation Street, has revealed she is planning to add more LGBTQ characters to ...

Happy New Year from the LGBTQ Nation family

Happy New Year from the LGBTQ Nation family
- Happy New Year from the LGBTQ Nation family. Our resolution for 2019 is to bring our readers the highest quality news, politics and entertainment we ...

LGBTQ resource website for Mainers launches

LGBTQ resource website for Mainers launches
- A new online resource guide for Maine's LGBTQ community is now live online. The website Out In Maine connects Mainers to resources, gay-friendly ...

Trump era takes a toll on Hispanics' faith in America

Trump era takes a toll on Hispanics' faith in America
- Twenty percent of Hispanics said immigration (tied with the economy and inequality) is the most important problem facing the nation, with family ...

America Isn't As Polarized As You Think It Is

America Isn't As Polarized As You Think It Is
- On the other hand, the economic polarization of America has not divided the ... 82 percent of Americans think economic inequality is a “very big” (48 ...

To candidate Elizabeth Warren, America is awful

To candidate Elizabeth Warren, America is awful
- But the portrayal of America 2018 as a cesspool of poverty and desperation is something else. First of all, it's just factually not true. When Warren told ...

Exiting chief of staff John Kelly voices 'compassion' for US-bound migrants, says Trump backed off ...

Exiting chief of staff John Kelly voices 'compassion' for US-bound migrants, says Trump backed off ...
- Migrants from Central America say they want to reach the U.S. to escape poverty and gang violence. Trump has threatened to end aid to Guatemala, ...

Border chief directly contradicts Trump on Central America

Border chief directly contradicts Trump on Central America
- He added that the U.S. has “great programs there” to help relieve poverty and hunger, “but we need the government to step in and join us in that effort.”.

What We Saw Photographing the Migrant Caravan and the US-Mexico Border

What We Saw Photographing the Migrant Caravan and the US-Mexico Border
- We've also seen a drastic rise in the number of families from Central America fleeing poverty and gang violence in their home countries to seek ...

Progressive Populism Roared Back In 2018

Progressive Populism Roared Back In 2018
- Populism was reclaimed by American progressives, as citizen-initiated ballot measures and a Poor People's Campaign took aim at poverty and voter ...

Food Security and Poverty

 Food Security and Poverty
- In the US, the Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who is in poverty.