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US: HRC Releases Annual ‘LGBTQ’ inclusion HEI

US: HRC Releases Annual ‘LGBTQ’ inclusion HEI

On Friday last (16th), the Human Rights Campaign Foundation (HRC) released its 12th annual Healthcare Equality Index (HEI), which scores health care facilities on policies and practices dedicated to the equitable treatment and inclusion of their LGBTQ patients, visitors and employees. A record 680 health care facilities actively participated in this year’s survey, and, even […]

US: Barred, bullied, depressed – life for many trans students

US: Barred, bullied, depressed – life for many trans students

Barred from the bathroom, harassed on campus and suspended from school, transgender students report a host of problems at US colleges. They also run a higher risk of suicide, according to research released on Friday. A study in the American Journal of Preventative Medicine said trans students were more than four times as likely as […]

US: Govt. contractors could refuse LGBT+ workers under new religious exemption

US: Govt. contractors could refuse LGBT+ workers under new religious exemption

US businesses with federal government contracts would be allowed not to hire LGBT+ candidates on religious grounds, under a proposed rule announced on Wednesday by the US Department of Labor. The policy change would state that government contractors, including universities, hospitals and corporations, can claim religious exemptions in employment decisions, if they can produce evidence […]

Puerto Rico: Impeachment Proceedings Against Governor in ‘Rickyleaks’ scandal

Puerto Rico: Impeachment Proceedings Against Governor in ‘Rickyleaks’ scandal

(Reuters) – Impeachment proceedings by Puerto Rico’s legislature against Governor, Ricardo Rosselló, have begun. Rosselló was expected to step down on Wednesday, after almost two weeks of protests against his administration, sparked by the publication of offensive chat messages with aides, several of whom have already quit. Rosselló had made no announcement by early Wednesday, […]

US: ‘Los Angeles LGBT Center’ Mourns The Death Of Rose Greene

US: ‘Los Angeles LGBT Center’ Mourns The Death Of Rose Greene

In response to the passing of Rose Greene, who died on Thursday last , Center CEO Lorri L. Jean issued the following statement: “[…] the Center joins our community in mourning the loss of a true warrior in the fight for LGBT equality, health, and happiness. Rose dedicated much of her life to building and […]

Same-sex weddings are mainstream 50 years after Stonewall

Same-sex weddings are mainstream 50 years after Stonewall

(Reuters) – Kimberly Bailey, owner of The Butter End Cakery in Los Angeles, loves taking wedding cake orders from LGBTQ clients, because their design requests are often more creative than straight couples. She recently made a square layer cake with black piping for a gay male couple, who wanted something different to the traditional round […]

US: Psychoanalysts apologise for past labelling of homosexuality as illness

US: Psychoanalysts apologise for past labelling of homosexuality as illness

(Reuters) – The American Psychoanalytic Association (APsaA) apologised on Friday for previously treating homosexuality as a mental illness, saying its past errors contributed to discrimination and trauma for LGBTQ people. It may be the first US medical or mental health organisation to issue such an apology. Although psychiatrists declassified homosexuality as a disorder in 1973, […]