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Thursday, 24 January 2019

LGBTQ rights group calls transgender troop ban 'distressing,' but still holds out hope

LGBTQ rights group calls transgender troop ban 'distressing,' but still holds out hope
- This is a policy that was thrust on to the military by Donald Trump, Mike Pence and a small group of anti-LGBTQ zealots that have been targeting ...

West Virginia city to add LGBTQ to list of protected groups

West Virginia city to add LGBTQ to list of protected groups
- Another West Virginia city has voted to add "sexual orientation" and "gender identity" to its list of protected minorities.

Lehigh University ranked in top 10 of LGBTQ-friendly colleges

Lehigh University ranked in top 10 of LGBTQ-friendly colleges
- Lehigh University has been ranked in the top 10 of the 25 most LGBTQ-friendly colleges. College Consensus ranked Lehigh ...

University of Kentucky hosting self-defense class for members of LGBTQ community

University of Kentucky hosting self-defense class for members of LGBTQ community
- Registration for a free self-defense class specifically for LGBTQ students at the University of Kentucky opens Wednesday.

HHS Decision Allows Discrimination Against Jewish, LGBTQ and Other Families in South Carolina

HHS Decision Allows Discrimination Against Jewish, LGBTQ and Other Families in South Carolina
- Today, HRC responded to a decision by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to grant a waiver from federal non-discrimination ...

Fight to win Republican support for LGBTQ rights in Florida divides activists

Fight to win Republican support for LGBTQ rights in Florida divides activists
- An effort to finally codify anti-discrimination protections for gay and transgender people is dividing Florida's LGBTQ community, after a leading ...

Trump's history of promises to the LGBTQ community

Trump's history of promises to the LGBTQ community
- CNN's Jessica Dean takes a look at President Trump's campaign promises to the LGBTQ community as the Supreme Court allows Trump's ...

Detroiter honored for leadership on aging issues in LGBTQ community

Detroiter honored for leadership on aging issues in LGBTQ community
- Those efforts will be recognized Thursday night at the 31st annual Creating Change Conference, hosted by the National LGBTQ Task Force at the ...

Venezuela, America Stands With You

Venezuela, America Stands With You
- Nine out of 10 citizens live in poverty. Millions lack access to drinking water and food, and the average Venezuelan reports losing significant weight in ...

The Role of Health IT in Caring for Rural America

The Role of Health IT in Caring for Rural America
- Patients meeting virtually with their providers can significantly decrease the burden of travel and consequent poor access. Mental health services are ...

Law students offered unpaid internship opportunity to study extreme poverty

Law students offered unpaid internship opportunity to study extreme poverty
- Law students in the United States have been offered the opportunity to study extreme poverty - through an unpaid internship at New York University's ...

Poverty Symposium in Utica tackles issues facing Central New York

Poverty Symposium in Utica tackles issues facing Central New York
- What does poverty in America mean in 2019? What does it look like in our communities, and how does a lack of economic resources affect access to ...

Porn, opioids and a freezer full of cigarettes: what one cleaner saw in America's homes

Porn, opioids and a freezer full of cigarettes: what one cleaner saw in America's homes
- She had none of the usual factors society would pick out to explain her poverty: no alcohol problems, no history of drug use, a regular, if fractured, ...

The parallel paralyses of a Brexiting Britain and a shutdown America

The parallel paralyses of a Brexiting Britain and a shutdown America
- Watching the parallel paralyses of the British and U.S. governments, ... of economic stagnation and growing inequality, especially geographic, with ...

SCOTUS order on transgender ban helps Trump push America backward

SCOTUS order on transgender ban helps Trump push America backward
- Including the right-wing men on the Supreme Court. As many of us work to smother out discrimination and inequality, many others are working to ...

The top 1% controls a third of the wealth, and the poor are getting poorer. How Russia became one ...

The top 1% controls a third of the wealth, and the poor are getting poorer. How Russia became one ...
- How Russia became one of the most unequal places on Earth. ... in North America, Europe, or Asia, according to the World Inequality Database (which ...