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miércoles, 28 de febrero de 2018

One Key Factor Raises LGBT Teens' Suicide Risk

One Key Factor Raises LGBT Teens' Suicide Risk
- Teens who are gay or lesbian but engage in heterosexual sex are at higher risk of a suicide attempt, new research suggests. "These findings are a wakeup call," said lead investigator Francis Annor of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's ...

Federal court ruling hailed 'huge victory' for gay workers

Federal court ruling hailed 'huge victory' for gay workers
- Gregory Nevins, the director of Lambda Legal's Employment Fairness Project and an attorney on both the Hively and Zarda cases, called Monday's court decision a “huge victory” for gay workers. “Another federal court of appeals has recognized that federal law protects LGBT people from discrimination, ...

LGBT Candidates Are Rising ... Starting in Texas

LGBT Candidates Are Rising ... Starting in Texas
- McClendon is one of a record number of LGBT candidates running across Texas this year — at least 49, according to a tally by Houston's OutSmart magazine. The impetus is the so-called bathroom bill — which failed in the Republican-controlled Texas House after the business community lobbied hard ...

This gay Republican leader says Trump is more pro-LGBT than Obama

This gay Republican leader says Trump is more pro-LGBT than Obama
- The leader of the Log Cabin Republicans, a pro-LGBT facet of the Republican party, Gregory T. Angelo, is doubling down on his belief that Donald Trump is the most pro-LGBT Republican president. He made the comment at last year's Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). At this year's ...

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan backs plans for LGBT museum in London

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan backs plans for LGBT museum in London
- While the Schwules Museum* is dedicated more widely to exhibits relating to LGBT life, Galliano explains: “People came out of their closets, now it's time to come out of the margins. “Queer Britain will be the first national museum for all, regardless of sexuality and gender identity. It will fully celebrate and ...

LGBT Activists Cheer Court Ruling That Destroys Transgender Theory

LGBT Activists Cheer Court Ruling That Destroys Transgender Theory
- The LGBT advocates here appear to have painted themselves into a corner with this newest decision. If taken as the judge argues, the decision stating that a woman attracted to another woman would experience different treatment than if she were a man attracted to women, functions as an argument ...

Who Would Choose To Be LGBT And Nigerian?', Watch Ifeoma Fafunwa's Deeply Moving Speech

Who Would Choose To Be LGBT And Nigerian?', Watch Ifeoma Fafunwa's Deeply Moving Speech
- About 98% of Nigerians support the legal ban of same-sex relations and 87% of Nigerians say that the country will be better-off without members of the LBGT community, even though there is no evidence to support this and there is abundant evidence to the contrary. Nigeria's anti-gay law, enacted in ...

Appeals Court rules against LGBT workplace discrimination

Appeals Court rules against LGBT workplace discrimination
- A federal appeals court in New York ruled that it is illegal for employers to discriminate against their workers based on sexual orientation. The decision is a blow to the Justice Department under Trump, which had chosen to wade into a discrimination lawsuit filed by a former New York sky diving ...

President of Log Cabin Republicans still thinks Trump is pro-LGBT despite all evidence

President of Log Cabin Republicans still thinks Trump is pro-LGBT despite all evidence
- Last year, Gregory Angelo, president of the Log Cabin Republicans, said that Donald Trump was “the most pro-LGBT Republican president in history.” That's not saying much. There have only been four Republican presidents since LGBTQ issues have been on the national radar, and one of them is best ...

Supreme Court declines to decide fate of 'Dreamers' just yet

Supreme Court declines to decide fate of 'Dreamers' just yet
- The Senate two weeks ago blocked a bipartisan bill offering Dreamers potential citizenship and providing $25 billion for Trump to build his proposed border wall with Mexico. A more conservative House proposal that sharply reduces legal immigration and imposes other restrictions has ...

Judge blasted by Trump over Mexican heritage backs his border wall

Judge blasted by Trump over Mexican heritage backs his border wall
- A federal judge Donald Trump once denigrated for his “Mexican” heritage handed a big legal victory to the president on Tuesday by green-lighting his border wall with Mexico. U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel ruled in favor of the Trump Administration in lawsuits that challenged the ...

One of Trump's closest allies says Congress will defy the president if he makes a move that could ...

One of Trump's closest allies says Congress will defy the president if he makes a move that could ...
- Orrin Hatch said Congress would override any move by President Donald Trump to pull the US out of the North American Free Trade Agreement. Hatch said he thinks Trump's threat ... Trump has long criticized NAFTA, the free trade agreement between the US, Canada, and Mexico. During the campaign ...

US inequality persists 50 years after key report as racial segregation and poverty deepen: study

US inequality persists 50 years after key report as racial segregation and poverty deepen: study
- About 46 percent of people living in poverty in 2016 were classified as living in deep poverty — 16 percentage points higher than in 1975. And although there has been progress for Hispanic home-ownership since the Kerner Commission issued its report, the home-ownership gap has widened for ...

Young Poets Celebrate Black History Month in the Bronx Museum of the Arts

Young Poets Celebrate Black History Month in the Bronx Museum of the Arts
- Kemara Night and Alyssa Martinez, also affiliates of Girl Be Heard, recited poetry that focused on African American history and racial stereotyping. “Don't disrespect us and question why our presence is missing, it was never wanted unless in the fields or the kitchen” said Night in the last line of her poem.

8 African American Attorneys Who Shaped Our Nation

8 African American Attorneys Who Shaped Our Nation
- Since the founding of our nation more than 240 years ago, African Americans have experienced, bore witness to, suffered, and ultimately confronted the systemic racial discrimination present in virtually all aspects of everyday life. Although one would hope the legal profession, based on fundamental ...

Democrats and Republicans are increasingly divided on the value of teaching black history

Democrats and Republicans are increasingly divided on the value of teaching black history
- Despite these laments, Americans remain fundamentally divided on the teaching of black history. That's not new. What is new is the growing polarization of Democrats and Republicans on this issue. A new poll shows the same old racial divide. In a February YouGov/Economist Poll, 85 percent of African ...

How We Found More Black Foster Parents and Confronted the Racial Disparity in Foster Care

How We Found More Black Foster Parents and Confronted the Racial Disparity in Foster Care
- Time and time again, I've seen African-American children placed in homes with families who have different racial and ethnic backgrounds. Generally, these families are doing great things for these kids. Still, entering foster care comes with so much loss for children. Placing them with parents who share ...

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