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martes, 1 de mayo de 2018

Why are some LGBT girls at higher risk of becoming pregnant?

Why are some LGBT girls at higher risk of becoming pregnant?
- Teenage pregnancy isn't typically thought of as a problem for sexual minorities — yet their risk of pregnancy is often higher. The possible explanations are complicated.

Ghana: LGBT, Not Here!

Ghana: LGBT, Not Here!
- We are deeply concerned about overt and covert attempts on the international scene to promote Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT), at the neglect and disregard of the rights and cultural values of other countries that do not believe in it. No doubt we live in a global community and relate to ...

Are California Parents Barred from Withdrawing Their Children from Sex Education?

Are California Parents Barred from Withdrawing Their Children from Sex Education?
- For example, in an article with the headline “California School District Says Parents Can't Pull Kids From New LGBT Sex Ed,” LifeSite News wrote: California is about to implement new abortion- and homosexualty-promoting [sic] sex education lessons, and one school district has told parents they have ...

With America in the Dark Ages, Will Trudeau and Canada Promote Global LGBT Rights?

With America in the Dark Ages, Will Trudeau and Canada Promote Global LGBT Rights?
- At the recent Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in London, LGBTQ rights was not on the agenda, even though the Commonwealth — a group of over 50 nations, most of which are former British colonies — contains 36 states that criminalize same-sex activity. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of ...

British LGBT Awards 2018: Hosts Mel B And Duncan James Return For Another Year

British LGBT Awards 2018: Hosts Mel B And Duncan James Return For Another Year
Speaking about why the event is so important to her, Mel explained: "I'm looking forward to helping recognise the LGBT people doing wonderful things for the community, as well as the allies who lend such vital support. I am really proud to be part of it because there is still so much to do in the fight for the ...

NBA Player Reggie Bullock Has A Colorful Idea For Making The League LGBT Friendly

NBA Player Reggie Bullock Has A Colorful Idea For Making The League LGBT Friendly
- Last week, New Zealand rugby team the All Blacks and their female counterparts the Black Ferns unveiled new LGBT-friendly jerseys featuring the rainbow flag as part of their “Diversity is Strength” campaign. In a touching accompanying video, the two squads prepare for a match, stand together in the ...

We as parents have to be accountable

We as parents have to be accountable
- According to The Trevor Project, each episode of LGBT victimization, such as physical or verbal harassment or abuse, increases the likelihood of self-harming behavior by 2.5 times on the average. It is also a statistical fact that suicide attempts by LGBT youth and questioning youth are 4 to 6 times more ...

7 LGBTQ-inclusive television shows to look forward to this year

7 LGBTQ-inclusive television shows to look forward to this year
- When it comes LGBTQ-inclusive stories being told on television, we've had a great start to the year. We've had not one but two seasons of Drag Race, Netflix's reboot of Queer Eye has become a cultural force, while The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story put the rife homophobia that ...

The Culture of Afro-Latinos

The Culture of Afro-Latinos
- Did you know that 24% of the 54 million Hispanics that make up the United States population identify as Afro-Latino? An Afro-Latino is an individual of Latin heritage that derives from African descent. Afro-Latinos come in various sizes, hair textures, accents, and skin complexions. Many people have ...

Democratic statewide candidates get tough questions from Latino youth

Democratic statewide candidates get tough questions from Latino youth
- Valdez went on to tout her opposition to the state's "sanctuary cities" ban last year as well as her support for immigration reform that includes a path to citizenship for people in the country illegally. At the end of her answer, she addressed something mentioned by Quinoñes — a community walkout at a ...

If There Are Hispanics In The Room Before Demanding His Wall

 If There Are Hispanics In The Room Before Demanding His Wall
- was met with silence at a campaign-style rally in Michigan Saturday night when he asked if there were any Hispanics present, then ... “All of these people pouring across are gonna vote Democrat,” he claimed, even though studies have shown few undocumented people vote for ...

Cynthia Nixon scores breakthrough Hispanic endorsement

Cynthia Nixon scores breakthrough Hispanic endorsement
- “I proudly endorse Cynthia Nixon to be our next governor of New York. Cynthia stands with immigrants, people of color, and the working class across our state and will fight for respect and dignity for us all,” said Menchaca, the city's first Mexican-American elected official. Menchaca, who also is gay, is the ...

Racial equality in schools

Racial equality in schools
- There are many school's that attempt to disparage this inequality naming the institutions after notable African American leaders. Naming schools after a Civil Rights leader it gives a false impression of unity, equality and even equity, clearly the school is still segregated, which goes against what Marshall ...

The Benefits of Nutrition Assistance on African American Maternal and Infant Health

The Benefits of Nutrition Assistance on African American Maternal and Infant Health
- It is no coincidence that this problem is most prevalent among African American* families, who continue to experience racial and economic inequality disproportionate to that of any other group in the United States. Food insecurity is yet another way that systemic inequality manifests within many African ...

Racism and Evolving Afro Ideologies

Racism and Evolving Afro Ideologies
America is besieged with continuing plagues within its democratic landscape, and it doesn't seem to be getting any better. Sadly, that's the way that it is as this nation struggles with the escalating pneumonic illnesses of racism and discrimination. I was thinking about how we Black ...

African-Americans hospitalized for heart failure less likely to see cardiologist

African-Americans hospitalized for heart failure less likely to see cardiologist
- Approximately half were male and Caucasian patients were 11 years older than African-American patients on average. The majority of patients had some form of health care insurance. Researchers found racial differences in the comorbidities of the two populations. African-Americans were more likely to ...

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