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Thursday, 14 December 2017

Six Anti-Choice, Anti-LGBTQ Doozies From Disgraced GOP Representative Trent Franks

Six Anti-Choice, Anti-LGBTQ Doozies From Disgraced GOP Representative Trent Franks
- Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ) announced last week that he would leave Congress amid an investigation into whether he had solicited staffers to act as pregnancy surrogates. But his anti-choice legacy in U.S. policy is bound to outlive his tenure. While in the U.S. House of Representatives, Franks pushed his ..

Five Years After Sandy Hook, Time for Gun Safety Reform

Five Years After Sandy Hook, Time for Gun Safety Reform
- In 2016, after a gunman killed 49 people - most of them LGBTQ and Latinx - in Orlando's Pulse Nightclub, HRC's Board of Directors adopted a resolution that addresses both the epidemic of hate that has fueled anti-LGBTQ-motivated murder, assault and discrimination as well as common-sense gun ...

The Next Generation of LGBTQ Politicians

The Next Generation of LGBTQ Politicians
- Like Silver, many LGBTQ candidates found themselves drawn into politics after advocating for issues close to their heart. For Alex Valdez, a 36-year-old Denver resident who serves as the president of a residential solar company, the impetus was advocating for renewable energy at the state level.

What Hanukkah Teaches Us About Scarcity

What Hanukkah Teaches Us About Scarcity
- Efforts like these separate trans people from the rest of the LGBTQ community and divide us. Already trans people feel like they have to fight for their place in LGBTQ organizations primarily focused on cisgender gay men and women. By separating out trans folks from the rest of us, Trump stoked already ...

Building LGBTQ Political Power Across the Nation

Building LGBTQ Political Power Across the Nation
- Election Night 2017 was a historic one for the LGBTQ community. Candidates across the country campaigned hard, talked to voters, raised funds, and spread their message. Their diligent work paid off. Forty LGBTQ candidates won their races. And now, more than ever, it is crucial that LGBTQ leaders ...

Anti-LGBTQ judicial nominee will not be confirmed following months of opposition from HRC

Anti-LGBTQ judicial nominee will not be confirmed following months of opposition from HRC
- Wednesday, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) claimed victory as Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley announced that Jeff Mateer, a radical anti-LGBTQ judicial nominee, would not be confirmed for a seat on the federal bench. Since the day the ...

Top 10 Albums by LGBTQ+ Artists in 2017: Critics' Picks

Top 10 Albums by LGBTQ+ Artists in 2017: Critics' Picks
- As the year comes to a close, Billboard Pride has ranked the ten best albums released in 2017 by members of the LGBTQ community. 10. PVRIS, All We Know of Heaven, All We Need of Hell. PVRIS laid it all on the line for their sophomore release, staying true to vulnerable lyrics (such as on "Heaven," 

5 Crazy Anti-LGBTQ Statements Roy Moore Made While Refusing to Concede

5 Crazy Anti-LGBTQ Statements Roy Moore Made While Refusing to Concede
- Yesterday, Roy Moore — an accused child molester and failed Republican candidate for Alabama's U.S. Senate seat — released a video in which he refused to concede his Tuesday night defeat at the hands of Democratic challenger Doug Jones. True to his anti-LGBTQ record, in the Roy Moore ...

How Does Diet Affect Mental Health? A New Study Shows The Way Age Factors In

How Does Diet Affect Mental Health? A New Study Shows The Way Age Factors In
- What you eat can have a huge impact on your mental health, which many people who deal with mental health conditions have learned firsthand. I have clinical depression and general anxiety disorder, and I feel much more stable when I'm eating regularly and prioritizing fresh foods. Previous research ...

Hоw Menopause Affeсtѕ Yоur Mеntаl Health

Hоw Menopause Affeсtѕ Yоur Mеntаl Health
- If your menopause seems to be affecting your mental health, talk openly about it with your doctor. Women are more than twice as likely to become depressed. Research shows that they're also more likely to suffer from anxiety. More develop phobias. It's the same ratio for agoraphobia: nearly 8 percent of ...

World's richest 0.1% have boosted their wealth by as much as poorest half

World's richest 0.1% have boosted their wealth by as much as poorest half
- The economists said wealth inequality had become “extreme” in Russia and the US. The US's richest 1% accounted for 39% of the nation's wealth in 2014 [the latest year available], up from 22% in 1980. The researchers noted that “most of that increase in inequality was due to the rise of the top 0.1% ...

Why Are Blacks Reluctant to Pursue Reparations?

Why Are Blacks Reluctant to Pursue Reparations?
- Ask blacks about the best ways to reduce racial inequality, and you'll get a plethora of answers based on approaches for reducing racism, but nary a word about getting paid debts owe us from slavery. Everybody is talking about racism in America, but it's rare anyone says a word about slavery and debts ...

Global inequality is on the rise – but at vastly different rates across the world

Global inequality is on the rise – but at vastly different rates across the world
- The World Inequality Report appears to show us that the Middle East region may be even more unequal than Central and South America, which have long been held up as some of the most unequal places on Earth. Another significant finding is that countries at similar stages of development have seen ...

It's war on the poor and the middle class

It's war on the poor and the middle class
- Over the last several weeks, as the details of their so-called “tax reform” bills became clearer, so did American politics. It is no longer politics as usual. It is simply us, the 99 percent, versus them, the top one percent. In a time of growing income inequality in America, this tax bill will dramatically slash taxes ...

inequality is getting worse, and will continue to worsen

inequality is getting worse, and will continue to worsen
Inequality within world regions varies greatly. In 2016, the share of total national income accounted for by just that nation's top 10% earners (top 10% income share) was 37% in Europe, 41% in China, 46% in Russia, 47% in US-Canada, and around 55% in sub-Saharan Africa, Brazil, and India.

Study reveals racial inequality in Mexico, disproving its 'race-blind' rhetoric

Study reveals racial inequality in Mexico, disproving its 'race-blind' rhetoric
Darker-skinned Mexicans surveyed had also completed fewer years of schooling than the survey's average nationwide finding of nine years. Wealth, we found, similarly correlates to skin color. The average Mexican household income in the LAPOP study was about US$193 a month. Citizens with lighter ...