Hadley St.Clair

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The repeal of Obamacare has thrown transgender Americans into a fight for their lives

Leslie McMurray makes everyone she talks to give her a hug. That’s partially because she’s a hugger, she says, but also because McMurray, a former radio personality who now advocates on behalf of HIV patients, believes that hugging itself can be a political act. During a talk she gave to …

“I see my son in every one of them”: with a spike in suicides, parents of Utah’s queer youth fear the worst

Is the Mormon Church's doctrine to blame for LGBTQ youth suicides? Parents seek answers.<p>Wendy Montgomery’s son buried his best friend in July. There’s a photo Montgomery keeps close, encapsulating their grief: Her son Jordan, just 18, leads a group of men in white shirts carrying the casket. He …

LGBTQI

Paul Manafort reportedly offered to help Putin advance Moscow's interests

Former Trump campaign chief proposed strategy in 2005 where he would influence US politics in a way that would benefit Russia, AP reports<p>Donald Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort once offered to help Vladimir Putin advance Moscow’s interests as part of a multimillion-dollar contract …

Trump Is Defining the Presidency Down

The president may not realize it, but his conduct is making his office less powerful, less relevant and less influential.<p>It is probably too much to expect President Donald Trump to have read “Defining Deviancy Down,” the 1993 essay by the late New York Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan. Much noted at …

Donald Trump

A High School Boy Just Sued Because He Has To Share Bathrooms With A Transgender Student

The lawsuit takes arguments used in the past by transgender students and flips them.

FBI: Trump campaign, Russia ties investigated, no wiretap evidence found

<b>(CNN) —</b> FBI Director James Comey said for the first time Monday that the bureau is investigating whether there was any coordination between the Trump campaign and Moscow while Russia was interfering in the presidential election.<p>Comey also delivered an implicit rebuke to President Donald Trump, …

Donald Trump

Cassini Spacecraft Begins Ring-Grazing Orbits Before Plummeting to Its Doom

The 12-year champion of Saturn will make a few dozen daring orbits before slamming into the planet itself, on purpose.<p>The Cassini spacecraft has orbited Saturn for the past 12 years, but now it's off and running on its final two missions. On December 4, the craft skirted the edge of Saturn's F …

This Woman Helped Land the First Man on the Moon

It took nearly 50 years for Margaret Hamilton to be recognized by the President for her contributions to the Apollo 11 mission.<p><i>(This article first appeared on LinkedIn).</i><p>On July 20, 1969, minutes before the astronauts aboard the Apollo 11 lunar module were about to make their historic landing on the …

Computer Science

Why Transgender People Experience More Mental Health Issues

<i>By Katherine Schreiber</i><p>Individuals who identify as transgender tend to experience higher rates of mental health issues than the general population. …

Mental Health

‘Kids at school keep telling me to kill myself’: Gay 13-year-old committed suicide after intense bullying

With striking rainbow flags and clothing to match, hundreds of people, many of them friends and family of Tyrone Unsworth, gathered at Roma Street in Brisbane on the coast of Queensland’s Australia on Sunday. Among them were some celebrities, including Australian pop star Jess Origliasso of the …

Empathy

An Illicit Gay Romance Is the Spark That Ignites TV's Best New Show

In a little over a month last spring, three TV series on the CW Network killed off their queer female characters: <i>Jane the Virgin, The Vampire …

Transgender rights: France scraps sterilisation in status law

<b>Gay and transgender activists have welcomed a new French law that lets transgender people change their legal status without having to be sterilised.</b><p>The activist group ILGA-Europe called it "clear progress" that "another European country has dispensed with the shameful practice of sterilisation".<p>But …

LGBTQI

100 Must-Read Bisexual And Lesbian Books

When I was just a babygay, I passionately identified as both queer and bookish, but I had not yet considered the intersection between the two. It was …

Art, Sex, and Pride: The Secret Gay History of New York

‘Gay Gotham’ includes the work of the well-known, like Warhol and Mapplethorpe, alongside others to show how LGBT artists in the city helped change …

Everything Google announced at today's Pixel hardware event

Kicking off the show at its hardware launch, Google CEO Sundar Pichai touted the shift from mobile to artificial intelligence that allowed for two-way conversation and natural dialogue. He described Google’s desire to build an ‘individual Google’ for each user before detailing some interesting AI …

Archbishop: nothing improper about gay sex

Christians who support same-sex marriage are not “abandoning the Bible” the Archbishop of Wales has insisted, as he told leading Anglicans that sex in a committed gay or lesbian relationship is perfectly “proper”.<p>Dr Barry Morgan used his final address to the governing body of the Church in Wales, …

My teen boys are blind to rape culture

By Jody Allard<p>“Oh boy,” my son said, rolling his eyes. “Not rape culture again.”<p>We were sitting around the dinner table talking about the news. As soon as I mentioned the Stanford sexual assault case, my sons looked at each other. They knew what was coming. They’ve been listening to me talk about …

Brock Turner

The first openly lesbian contestant will take part in this year's Miss America pageant

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — After competing in pageants for generations in the closet or working behind the scenes, gays and lesbians finally get to see one of their own take one of pageantry's biggest stages.<p>Miss Missouri, Erin O' Flaherty, will compete for the Miss America crown on Sept. 11 as the …

The Most LGBT-Friendly Colleges Are Also the Most Financially Inaccessible

The most LGBT-friendly college campuses in the U.S. are also some of the most cost-prohibitive schools in the country, posing serious concerns about …

Give 'Em Elle: Queer Subtext Through The Years

Welcome to Give ‘Em Elle, a weekly column that hopes to bridge the gap between old school comics fandom and the progressive edge of comics culture. …

Astronomers Watch as Io's Atmosphere Collapses

Jupiter's active moon Io has a collapsible atmosphere: New views show the satellite's shroud of sulfur dioxide freezing when Io enters its planet's …

For LGBTQ Students, Author Says, Safety Is 'Not Enough'

Across the country there are stories like this: In a high-poverty area of Honolulu, a high school social worker helps her Asian-Pacific Islander students talk with their families about being LBGTQ.<p>At a time when LGBTQ concerns in schools are increasingly visible — and often debated — teachers and …

Space Is Ruining Astronauts' Eyesight And No One Knows Why

The tricky syndrome might hamper our chances of getting to Mars.<p>As space missions have increased in length, astronauts began to notice something troubling: their time in space seemed to be causing their eyesight to deteriorate. This wasn't a minor effect. John Phillips, who spent more than six …

Why NASA’s Juno Jupiter orbiter is a big deal

The gas giant is still a mystery. That’s why NASA is so excited it got a satellite into the planet’s orbit.<p>NASA has shot humans to the moon, sent robots to Mars, and even sent a probe beyond the borders of our solar system. All these have been herculean efforts. But this July 4, when the Juno …

Why do men continue to defend catcalling?

A few weeks ago, #NoWomanEver started trending on Twitter. The hashtag was used to raise awareness of street harassment, with women basically saying, …

‘It was supposed to be a dialogue about free trade. It morphed into a national feud over immigration’ | David Olusoga

Corrosive campaigning that resulted in Brexit has exposed a fractured society<p>For the past two months, people across Britain have been waving banners reading: “We want our country back!” This weekend, millions of their fellow citizens are wandering around in a daze wondering where their country has …

Killer robots won’t doom humanity–but our fears of AI might

Just how worried should we be about killer robots? To go by the opinions of a highly regarded group of scholars, including Stephen Hawking, Max Tegmark, Franz Wilczek, and Stuart Russell, we should be wary of the prospect of artificial intelligence rebelling against its makers.<p>“One can imagine (AI) …

Artificial Intelligence

NASA and the author of ‘The Martian’ tell us exactly how we’ll get to Mars

By Brian Fung<p>, Reporter<p>In "The Martian," Matt Damon plays a NASA astronaut who's been stranded on Mars and has to figure out how to survive until the space agency can devise a daring plan to rescue him.<p>But Earth's first manned mission to Mars will share little resemblance to the hit film — not to …

Space Science

Donald Trump's Sexism Is Not a Minor Issue. Here's Why It Matters in This Election.

His misogyny has been dismissed as a "soft" issue, but it has real consequences.<p>What happens when you report on the decades-long blatant sexism of a man who could be the next president of the United States? You get letters like these: "Your article about Donald Trump and women is truly laughable. …

Scientists have detected oxygen on Mars — and it could reveal something fascinating about the planet's past

But don't get carried away too quickly — <i>atomic</i> oxygen is very different from the stuff we breathe.<p>But it does affect how easily gases escape the Martian atmosphere, so these measurements will likely help uncover more about why and how the protective gases enveloping Mars eroded over the last few …