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Monday, 4 February 2019

For LGBTQ community, gay bars are 'safe place' to experiment, find oneself

For LGBTQ community, gay bars are 'safe place' to experiment, find oneself
For many members of New London's LGBTQ community, gay bars are indispensable meeting points — places where they could not just socialize and ...

Government makes changes to better accommodate LGBTQ youth in foster care, group homes

Government makes changes to better accommodate LGBTQ youth in foster care, group homes
- Mandatory training for all front-line children's services workers to equip them to meet the needs of LGBTQ youth could be coming by May 2019, ...

Crossing the Line — LGBTQ Protections

Crossing the Line — LGBTQ Protections
"LGBTQ people still face the sobering reality that their rights are determined by which side of a state or city line they call home," said HRC President ...

Ellen Page calls out America's hateful leadership in moving TV appearance

Ellen Page calls out America's hateful leadership in moving TV appearance
- When first asked by Colbert if she thinks Hollywood has changed in terms of being more inclusive to the LGBTQ community, 

NBC will soon premiere TV's first-ever sitcom featuring a bi female lead played by a queer actress

NBC will soon premiere TV's first-ever sitcom featuring a bi female lead played by a queer actress
- A GLAAD study of LGBTQ characters on 2018 broadcast television found that bisexual characters only accounted for 29% of all the LGBTQ characters ...

Creating Change: Being Queer Enough

Creating Change: Being Queer Enough
- Creating Change is a meetup for LGBTQ activists and other people in the community from all over the world. From high school students to adult ...

France To Be Represented By A Gay, Muslim, Gender Bending Teen In This Year's Eurovision

France To Be Represented By A Gay, Muslim, Gender Bending Teen In This Year's Eurovision
- Eurovision's getting more LGBTQ representation. Last year, Ireland blessed us all with a gay love story as their music video submission for the ...

We're Counting on Nancy Pelosi to Advance the Equality Act

We're Counting on Nancy Pelosi to Advance the Equality Act
- The political and legal landscape for LGBTQ equality can often feel like a paradox. Strong, inclusive protections for transgender people and LGBTQ ...

A child's heart health begins with their parents

A child's heart health begins with their parents
- Did you know cardiovascular disease is theNo. 1 killer in the United States, with more than 600,000 men and women dying from the disease each year ...

Children as young as 12 'competing to become better self-harmers'

Children as young as 12 'competing to become better self-harmers'
- the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) called for urgent action by social media firms to tackle self-harm and ...

Solving the problem of American poverty

Solving the problem of American poverty
- 42% of New Yorkers have lived in poverty at some point in the past three years. That's according to a tracking survey operated by Columbia University ...

Worst place in America for blacks? We look into the data and talk to residents

Worst place in America for blacks? We look into the data and talk to residents
- Waterloo, Cedar Falls and the towns included in the metropolitan statistical area are collectively the worst place in America to be black, in terms of the ...

8 Signs Your Gut Might Be Struggling & How To Fix It

8 Signs Your Gut Might Be Struggling & How To Fix It
- While the gut was once viewed as our digestive system alone, it's now known to affect everything from our mental health to our skin. Part of the reason ...

Alternatives to Antidepressants for Mild Depression

Alternatives to Antidepressants for Mild Depression
- Sadness is a normal reaction to a loss, disappointment, problems, or other stressful situations, according to the Canadian Mental Health Association.

Mental Health Crisis Among Indigenous Australians

Mental Health Crisis Among Indigenous Australians
- Factors like inequality, discrimination and racism cause poor physical and mental health, self-harm and suicide in Aboriginals and Torres Strait ...

New community project aims to explore, destigmatize mental illness

New community project aims to explore, destigmatize mental illness
- There are people hurting in this community right now...fighting a battle only they truly know 'inside and out.' Mental health affects our own ...

US official says it would be too 'traumatic' to reunite all migrant children with parents

US official says it would be too 'traumatic' to reunite all migrant children with parents
- Jonathan White, who leads the Health and Human Services Department's efforts to reunite migrant children with their parents, said removing children ...