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US: Trans adults have higher risk of poor health

US: Trans adults have higher risk of poor health

(Reuters Health) – Transgender adults may be more likely to have unhealthy habits and medical issues that negatively impact their quality of life than people whose gender identity matches what it says on their birth certificates, a US study suggests. Researchers examined survey data from 3,075 transgender adults, as well as 719,567 adults who are […]

US: Supreme Court takes up major LGBT+ job discrimination cases

US: Supreme Court takes up major LGBT+ job discrimination cases

(Reuters) – The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to decide whether US law banning workplace discrimination on the basis of sex protects gay and transgender workers, as the conservative-majority court waded into a fierce dispute involving a divisive social issue. At issue in the high-profile legal fight is whether gay and transgender people are covered […]

US: Legalisation of same-sex marriage linked to growing acceptance – study

US: Legalisation of same-sex marriage linked to growing acceptance – study

Anti-LGBT+ biases dropped significantly as same-sex marriage was being legalised across the United States, according to new research looking at the link between attitudes and policy change. Biases declined both in states that legalised gay marriage and in states that did not, said research by McGill University, published in the journal Proceedings of the National […]

Matthew Shepard: Judy Shepard To Receive Honorary Doctorate

Matthew Shepard: Judy Shepard To Receive Honorary Doctorate

On Saturday, May 18th, the University of Wyoming will present LGBTQ+ civil rights activist and President of the Matthew Shepard Foundation, Judy Shepard, with its highest award, the honorary doctoral degree. The Doctor of Humane Letters degree, given during the 2019 commencement ceremony, is given to an individual(s) that exemplifies the values of excellence, service […]

US: Comix influence contemporary artists: soaring beyond the superheroes

US: Comix influence contemporary artists: soaring beyond the superheroes

Comic Art Exhibition From April 16 to October 6 Why call this new museum show Beyond the Cape? Compared to so many other exhibitions around the world about comic books, this original and unconventional take soars beyond just superheroes. Beyond the Cape! Comics and Contemporary Art shows how some of the most currently sought-after contemporary artists are influenced by […]

Chicago: Gay Black Newcomer Lori Lightfoot Becomes Mayor

Chicago: Gay Black Newcomer Lori Lightfoot Becomes Mayor

(Reuters) – Chicago, known for its machine politics and corruption, woke up Wednesday to voters choosing an anti-establishment candidate, who may shake up a city that made history by electing its first African-American woman for mayor. Voters in the third-largest US city on Tuesday elected Lori Lightfoot, who has never held office, in a runoff […]

US judge rebuts Trump on transgender troop limits

US judge rebuts Trump on transgender troop limits

(Reuters) – A federal judge on Tuesday contradicted the Trump administration’s ‘incorrect’ claim that no legal blocks remain for it to enforce a contentious policy to restrict many transgender individuals from the US armed forces, starting on April 12. In a three-page notice, US Judge, Colleen Kollar-Kotelly, said an injunction that she issued against the […]