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Monday, 4 March 2019

Miley Cyrus says she was 'one of the only kids on Disney' who openly supported gay friends

Miley Cyrus says she was 'one of the only kids on Disney' who openly supported gay friends
- Cyrus has devoted a lot of her time and work to supporting the LGBTQ community, most notably via her nonprofit Happy Hippies which assists ...

Terry Crews says children of same-sex parents are “severely malnourished”

Terry Crews says children of same-sex parents are “severely malnourished”
- Actor Terry Crews recently repeated right-wing anti-LGBTQ talking points on Twitter by claiming that the children of same-sex parents are “severely ...

Georgia Republicans are trying to pass an anti-LGBTQ “religious freedom” bill

Georgia Republicans are trying to pass an anti-LGBTQ “religious freedom” bill
- Naturally, opponents of the bill worry that it'll be used to allow religious organizations and business owners to discriminate against LGBTQ people.

We're still in shock': California Methodists reject church's hard line on LGBTQ members

We're still in shock': California Methodists reject church's hard line on LGBTQ members
- The United Methodist Church came out strongly this week against same-sex marriages and inclusiveness for LGBTQ members and clergy, and ...

108 Photos of Sydney Mardi Gras, the World's Biggest LGBTQ Party

108 Photos of Sydney Mardi Gras, the World's Biggest LGBTQ Party
- 108 Photos of Sydney Mardi Gras, the World's Biggest LGBTQ Party. By Cori Mitchell Photography. The Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade ...

The Importance of Real-Life Representation

The Importance of Real-Life Representation
- My three children and two nieces are all out LGBTQ kids. They're creative, amazing children, and I love having them with me everywhere. But I know ...

Here are the Americans speaking at a hate group friendly with sanctioned Russian oligarchs

Here are the Americans speaking at a hate group friendly with sanctioned Russian oligarchs
- The World Congress of Families (WCF), a notorious anti-LGBTQ group that's reportedly received funding from sanctioned Russian oligarchs, is hosting ...

35% of Genocide survivors have mental health problems – RBC

35% of Genocide survivors have mental health problems – RBC
- According to Dr Iyamuremye, the researchers also found out that most interviewees are aware that mental health services are available but very few ...

As New York mulls legal pot, doctors detail potential risks

As New York mulls legal pot, doctors detail potential risks
- My cardio health is much better. ... My mental and emotional health are much better, but the physical health is also much better as well.”.

Psychotropic medications no more dangerous than others

Psychotropic medications no more dangerous than others
- Medications used for mental illnesses are referred to as psychotropic medications. Although they are generally effective when prescribed and used ...

Marijuana research shows possible negative effects

Marijuana research shows possible negative effects
- Past treatment for mental health problems may also put people at greater risk. Research suggests that between 9 and 30 percent of users develop ...

Eating Disorder Week: Common myths & misunderstandings about eating disorders

Eating Disorder Week: Common myths & misunderstandings about eating disorders
- Eating disorder is a serious psychiatric condition related to abnormal eating habits and behavior. It has a debilitating impact on one's health, emotions ...

Rate of Hispanic Poverty in America Fell to Record Low

Rate of Hispanic Poverty in America Fell to Record Low
- The Bureau said that the rate of poverty declined slightly overall for Americans in 2017 to 12.3 percent, marking the third year in a row that the rate has ...

Who is getting the 'free stuff?'

Who is getting the 'free stuff?'
- bought into the idea of an America in which assuring general welfare and ... of education, health care, inequality, infrastructure and real democracy.

Taxing the rich, an idea gaining ground in the United States

Taxing the rich, an idea gaining ground in the United States
- third wealthiest people, who worry about America's severe wealth inequality ... But Joseph Thorndike, a historian specializing in US tax policy, said a ...