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UConn researchers: LGBT youth vulnerable to weight-based bullying

UConn researchers: LGBT youth vulnerable to weight-based bullying
- Young LGBT people may experience more teasing and harassment about their weight — regardless of their physique — than straight ...

A West Virginia lawmaker is facing calls to resign after comparing LGBT people to the KKK

A West Virginia lawmaker is facing calls to resign after comparing LGBT people to the KKK
- A member of the West Virginia House of Delegates is facing bipartisan criticism for a string of anti-LGBT statements, but the Republican ...

India's LGBT community hail Bollywood lesbian romance as a milestone in country's filmmaking

India's LGBT community hail Bollywood lesbian romance as a milestone in country's filmmaking
- India's LGBT community hail Bollywood lesbian romance as a milestone in country's filmmaking. This is How I Felt When I Saw that Girl, starring ...

National LGBT Anti-Sexual Violence Organization Offers Support for Alleged Victims of Mayor Duran

National LGBT Anti-Sexual Violence Organization Offers Support for Alleged Victims of Mayor Duran
- The I Love Me Foundation, a non-profit founded to raise awareness nationally of LGBT sexual violence and provide support to LGBT survivors of ...

Protest planned outside Belfast church screening Matthew Grech film

Protest planned outside Belfast church screening Matthew Grech film
- A protest has been organised to take place in front of a Presbyterian Church in Belfast, Northern Ireland, which will be screening the film 'Once Gay: ...

Indonesian government forces Instagram to close pro-LGBT account

Indonesian government forces Instagram to close pro-LGBT account
Popular social network Instagram on Wednesday suspended an account which published comics discussing the problems and ...

Workplace policies can help LGBT inclusion

Workplace policies can help LGBT inclusion
- With this in mind, there are a host of business-friendly practices you can implement to better encourage LGBT inclusion in your organisation. The most ...

Japanese LGBT Couples to File Valentine's Day Lawsuits Demanding Marriage Equality

Japanese LGBT Couples to File Valentine's Day Lawsuits Demanding Marriage Equality
- Thirteen LGBT couples across Japan will file lawsuits on Valentine's Day, hoping to add pressure on the government to recognize marriage equality, ...

Rural America needs immigrants

Rural America needs immigrants
- As rural counties are drained of young people with higher educations, ... Like it or not, legal or not, our young people are predominantly Latino. If there ...

California youth, Latino and Asian-American vote jumped in 2018

California youth, Latino and Asian-American vote jumped in 2018
- The 2018 midterm elections saw a substantial increase in the turnout among California's young people, Latinos and Asian Americans eligible to vote ...

El Salvador's President-Elect Opposes Same-Sex Marriage, as LGBTQ Community Struggles for ...

El Salvador's President-Elect Opposes Same-Sex Marriage, as LGBTQ Community Struggles for ...
- There was this big silence when he said that,” Nóchez said in Spanish during an interview with Latino USA. “People did not expect that response.

Brazil's LGBT+ politicians prepare for battle with Bolsonaro

Brazil's LGBT+ politicians prepare for battle with Bolsonaro
- "We have a president who makes very violent statements about LGBT people, about black people, about women," said Erica Malunguinho, one of two ...

US promotes gender equality in Africa

US promotes gender equality in Africa
- A movie, Hidden Figures,which tells the story of three female African-American mathematicians who successfully broke racial and gender barriers to ...

Ignorance can't be excuse for racist behavior

Ignorance can't be excuse for racist behavior
- Ignorance can't be excuse for racist behavior .... Spurred by a racial incident that occurred at one of its schools last year, it is seeking to ... targeted at Annapolis High School's mostly African-American basketball team, which ...

The problem with Kentucky's hate crime law? 'It doesn't really do much of anything'

The problem with Kentucky's hate crime law? 'It doesn't really do much of anything'
- Classifying something as a hate crime, Sanders says, creates an unrealistic expectation for prosecutors and law enforcement -- and the public.

Hate crimes could be on the rise in Utah, but no one knows for sure. We need your help to find out.

Hate crimes could be on the rise in Utah, but no one knows for sure. We need your help to find out.
- Because of that, it has a squeaky clean reputation, and may seem to be an unlikely place for hate crimes, Salt Lake City-based FBI agent Michelle ...