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Monday, 11 March 2019

This state was getting ready to ban an abuse of LGBTQ kids — then Republicans watered it down

This state was getting ready to ban an abuse of LGBTQ kids — then Republicans watered it down
- is thoroughly discredited by modern psychology, has been likened to torture, and is linked to suicide, substance abuse, and mental illness in LGBTQ ...

Scientists find differences between LGBTQ & straight people who die from suicide

Scientists find differences between LGBTQ & straight people who die from suicide
- For many in the LGBTQ community, dealing with suicidal feelings are an all-too-common occurrence, and one that should give pause. Now, a study ...

Gay former college golfer is making his sport a more welcoming place for LGBTQ athletes

Gay former college golfer is making his sport a more welcoming place for LGBTQ athletes
- Sitting on my apartment patio balcony in Tampa on a warm November night in 2015, my hands and body began to shake. In a weakened voice I ...

LGBTQ champion applauds Missouri court rulings

LGBTQ champion applauds Missouri court rulings
- Greg Razer, a Democrat from Kansas City, tried and failed to pass a measure that would have added anti-discrimination protections to LGBTQ House ...

For LGBTQ people, personal finance can be extra stressful

For LGBTQ people, personal finance can be extra stressful
- When it comes to the economy, parts of your identity, such as gender, race or sexual orientation can impact how you feel. A new project from WNYC ...

What churches get wrong about the LGBTQ conversation

What churches get wrong about the LGBTQ conversation
- In many ways, the church has failed the LGBTQ community. We saw the latest example of this as the Methodist church remained divided over issues ...

Why Many Businesses Are Becoming More Vocal In Support of LGBTQ Rights

Why Many Businesses Are Becoming More Vocal In Support of LGBTQ Rights
- One of the clearer case studies on the intersection of business and social issues is how companies have handled the rise of LGBTQ rights. For many ...

In Malaysia, uproar over LGBT groups at Women's Day march

In Malaysia, uproar over LGBT groups at Women's Day march
- A Malaysian minister has decried the presence of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) groups at a march celebrating ...

What's the Relationship Between Mental Illness and Gun Violence?

What's the Relationship Between Mental Illness and Gun Violence?
- Politicians and pundits often invoke mental illness as a cause for gun violence, particularly in the wake of mass shootings. The perception radiates ...

Center for Discovery expands mental health program at Houston facility

Center for Discovery expands mental health program at Houston facility
- Center for Discovery, known for its eating disorders treatment program, is expanding its Houston facility by adding a mental health program for adults ...

Nasal spray for depression is promising, but precautions should be taken

Nasal spray for depression is promising, but precautions should be taken
- Depression is a common mental health disorder that carries a heavy personal and public health burden. People who are clinically depressed often ...

Mental health remains the poor relation when it comes to medication research funding

Mental health remains the poor relation when it comes to medication research funding
- Soon after I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, my mum and I attended a conference organised by the Manic Depression Fellowship (as it was then ...

Rose McGowan: America is traumatising

Rose McGowan: America is traumatising
- Rose McGowan says growing up in America was "traumatising". ... sexual harassment and gender inequality, and has said she finds life in America to ...

Ocasio-Cortez Blasts Capitalism as an 'Irredeemable' System

Ocasio-Cortez Blasts Capitalism as an 'Irredeemable' System
- While America is wealthier than ever, wealth is enjoyed “by fewer than ever,” ... “It doesn't feel good to live in an unequal society,” she said, citing an ...

A Harvard professor warns that the US is falling behind in deploying fiber-optic networks, and it ...

A Harvard professor warns that the US is falling behind in deploying fiber-optic networks, and it ...
- But the lack of a universal fiber system could exacerbate existing inequality in the US and put it at a disadvantage with others countries around the ...

America is in a period of unhealthy wealth inequality

America is in a period of unhealthy wealth inequality
- Growing wealth inequality is a serious problem in America and around much of the world. During the past four decades, wealth in America has been ...