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US: LGBT+ teens, rejected by families, struggling in foster care – research

US: LGBT+ teens, rejected by families, struggling in foster care – research

LGBT+ teens in the United States are three times more likely than heterosexual teens to live in foster care, often after being rejected by their families over their sexuality, according to research released on Monday. Those teens are three times as likely to have considered suicide as well, said the University of Texas at Austin […]

San Francisco: Police post reward for serial killer dubbed the ‘Doodler’

San Francisco: Police post reward for serial killer dubbed the ‘Doodler’

(Reuters) – San Francisco police have posted a $100,000 reward for a serial killer known as the “Doodler” as they renew their search for a suspect believed responsible for killing five gay men and assaulting two others in the mid-1970s. The unidentified man, who struck terror in the Bay Area’s gay community four decades ago, […]

US: Models walk the New York runway to fight LGBT+ suicide

US: Models walk the New York runway to fight LGBT+ suicide

Models will strut the runway during New York’s semi-annual Fashion Week to help prevent suicide among LGBT+ teens, taking advantage of the crowds and attention to raise awareness of the risk to more than 1 million young people. Dubbed #YOLO: You Only Live Once, the show on Saturday is aimed at raising money for the […]

US: Nonbinary? Intersex? 11 states issuing third gender IDs

US: Nonbinary? Intersex? 11 states issuing third gender IDs

People in New Jersey will be able to mark their gender as ‘undesignated/nonbinary’ on their birth certificates from Friday, the latest US state to liberalise its policies. A report in October that US President, Donald Trump’s administration was considering defining gender as male or female, based on genitalia at birth, drew widespread condemnation. Here are […]

US: Anti-gay marriage Kim Davis may have to pay legal fees

US: Anti-gay marriage Kim Davis may have to pay legal fees

A US court clerk, who made headlines by refusing to issue marriage licences to gay couples, should be made to pay thousands of dollars for the legal furore that followed, officials said on Thursday. Kim Davis needs to take financial responsibility, and pay $225,000 in legal fees, accrued when she was sued by four couples […]

Film Review & Trailer: VICE

Film Review & Trailer: VICE

A film review by Frances Winston of the new Christian Bale movie, about former Vice-President of America, Dick Cheney – VICE. Directed by: Adam McKay – Starring: Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Steve Carell, Sam Rockwell, Tyler Perry, Alison Pill, Jesse Plemons Chances are you have already heard a lot about this movie, since Christian Bale has […]

US: Nearly one in 50 teen students see selves as transgender, government reports

US: Nearly one in 50 teen students see selves as transgender, government reports

Nearly one in 50 US high-school students consider themselves transgender, and more than a third of those say they attempted suicide in the previous year, according to the first study of its kind by a government agency, released on Thursday. Those transgender students are the frequent victims of violence and bullying, threatened at school, and […]