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Thirty-three psychiatrists wrote a letter to the “New York Times” on February 13 stating that Trump’s “grave emotional instability” showed he couldn’t safely govern the country. ...
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Drew is 16-year-old boy who is transgender and he will begin his junior year at Allen D. Nease High School in Ponte Vedra, FL when he returns to school in August. He’s an honor student who wants to attend medical school to become a psychiatrist. ...
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Asian and South Asian LGBT youth face unique obstacles to coming out, including the fear of shaming and dishonoring their parents and ancestors. These cultural obstacles often lead to self-loathing, depression and suicide. ...
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Lambda Legal filed papers Monday urging a federal court to strike down Puerto Rico’s policy denying transgender people accurate birth certificates in its case on behalf of three transgender people born in Puerto Rico and the advocacy group Puerto Rico Para Tod@s. ...
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The U.S. Supreme Court, in a summary reversal, overturned a decision of the Arkansas Supreme Court, in Pavan v. Smith, saying loud and clear that states may not treat same-sex married couples differently than other married couples. ...
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The U.S. Supreme Court announced it has granted review in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission – the Colorado case involving a Denver bakery that cited religious beliefs and refused to sell a wedding cake to a gay couple contrary to Colorado’s civil rights law. ...
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Many students looking at prospective colleges and universities aren’t sure how to ascertain whether or not the institutions are accepting of their LGBT students. ...
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Two years after the Supreme Court ruled in Obergefell v. Hodges that states could not prohibit same-sex marriages, 10.2% of lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) adults in the U.S. are married to a same-sex spouse. ...
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Since 2002, Point has awarded approximately 400 scholarships making it the nation's largest scholarship-granting organization for LGBTQ students of merit. ...
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Survey researchers face a number of challenges in measuring LGBT identity, and there is no consensus about how best to measure sexual orientation. Some rely on respondents self-identifying as LGBT, while others base their estimates on reports of sexual behavior or sexual attraction, which usually result in higher estimates. ...
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