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Trump's reversal of transgender bathroom guidance contradicts his past claims of support

Just last month the White House said Donald Trump is "respectful and supportive of LGBTQ rights," but following Wednesday's reversal of Obama-era …

An LGBTQ housing protection bill is coming to Congress—via a Republican

A Republican congressman plans to introduce a bill that would protect LGBTQ citizens from housing discrimination—a move that breaks traditional party …

As a gay man, I appreciate how the trans community fought for my rights – it's time to repay the favour

Following on from an anxious first month for the LGBT community of America following Trump’s inauguration as the 45th President of the United States, …

LGBTQI

Gay conversion therapy got its start on the Golden Gate Bridge

Where better than San Francisco in 1973?<p>In 1973, Frank Worthen was driving across the Golden Gate Bridge when he says he heard the voice of God. …

A 16-Year-Old Transgender Advocate Inspired The First Transgender Doll

"Of course it is still just a regular girl doll, because that's exactly what I am: a regular girl!"<p>It is so important for people to feel they have …

Living as a Lesbian in Iran, Where Being Gay Is Illegal

In Iran, being gay can carry a death sentence for men. Though lesbians are discussed less frequently, they too face severe government-sanctioned punishment, including lashes and flogging.<p>The three days Azadeh* spent in interrogation felt to her like months.<p>In a remote villa on the outskirts of …

Trump is bullying transgender kids because he thinks he can get away with it

The Trump administration is bullying children now. In a vindictive move, the departments of justice and education just shredded federal guidelines that instructed public schools how best to protect transgender students from discrimination. Specifically, the guidance they revoked made it clear that …

LGBTQI

Trump Administration Rescinded Civil Rights For Transgender Students

It's about more than bathrooms.<p>On Wednesday, the Trump administration made a move that many are heralding as a big step backward in the fight for transgender rights. In a joint action between the Justice and Education Departments, the administration rescinded protections put in place by President …

Donald Trump’s Attack on Trans Rights Proves He’s Just a Puppet

Just a few months ago, he was promising just the opposite.<p>Since Donald Trump was elected president, he has threatened to declare martial law in Chicago. He's ramping up deportations of undocumented immigrants. He implemented a Muslim ban that he would prefer everyone stop calling a Muslim ban, even …

Trump Will Lose the Fight Over Bathrooms for Transgender Students

On Wednesday evening, the Departments of Education and Justice, at the direction of President Trump, withdrew important guidance that required schools to treat transgender boys and girls like other boys and girls under Title IX, the 1972 federal law that prohibits sex discrimination in education.<p>In …

Leaving your job — or get laid off? 5 things to do as soon as possible

So, you quit your job? Or... maybe you even got fired. What happens now? You don't have a paycheck coming in, so the future can look pretty …

How Illegal Immigration Harms Black Americans, According to Civil Rights Commissioner

As the Trump administration gets ready to tackle illegal immigration, a member of the U.S. Civil Rights Commission noted the impact on the black …

Bill Gates: Tax robots if they steal human jobs

The tech titan says people should be enthusiastic about innovation and not fear it.<p>Tech titan and Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates has found a new way …

Mark Cuban: Robots will ‘cause unemployment and we need to prepare for it’

Automation will lead to unemployment and the world needs to prepare for it, business mogul Mark Cuban urged on Monday, following warnings from …

Can informal employment actually reduce poverty?

Thu Feb 16, 2017<p>Share:<p>Findings from South Africa suggest that supporting informal employment could help countries reach development goals<p><i>by Mike</i> …

Housing push helps homeless youth find their way home | Homeless Initiative

Looking back on it now, Eustolia Farias thinks it was inevitable that she would wind up homeless at a young age.<p>Her mother took off when she was a …

Homelessness

"Poorer Than Your Parents?" New Study Shows 81% Of Americans Worse Off Than In 2005

The McKinsey study Poorer than Their Parents? offers a new perspective on income inequality over the period 2005-2014.<p>Based on market income from …

Dear Hillbama, $15 Federal Minimum Wage Equals 7 Million Job Losses

James Sherk, of The Heritage Foundation, recently took a look at what impact a $15 federally-mandated minimum wage might have on employment levels in …

Government Vows To Stick With Policy That Smashes Young People On Welfare

$3 billion of welfare cuts will be set aside to fund the National Disability Insurance Scheme.<p>Morrison announced on Monday that the $3 billion of welfare cuts in the so-called (Omnibus) Bill will be set aside to fund the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).<p>By doing this he has effectively …

GOP must decide what to do with health law taxes

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans love cutting taxes, especially if they were authored by a president named Barack Obama. But as they push their wobbly …

Hillary Clinton Is Running Again

Here’s the proof.<p>Hillary Clinton will run for president. Again.<p>No inside information informs this prediction. No argument is advanced as to whether her run is a good or a bad idea—there are many ways to make a case either way. Instead this is just a statement of simple facts (if facts mean anything …

Courts likely to probe Trump's intent in issuing travel ban | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Washington state’s attorney general has promised to uncover “what truly motivated” President Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration, an approach that could prompt a rare public examination of how a U.S. president makes national security decisions.<p>People participate in a …

Three Simple Ways To Ease An Anxious Mind

As a lawyer, my life is ripe for anxiety. I have to predict all the potential consequences for every action taken in a case and try to outmaneuver the negative consequences.<p>When I experience anxiety, I notice constriction in the body as well as the mind. It feels as though I have tunnel vision and …

Mindfulness

Beyoncé's pregnancy photo - who made it, what it means and why you should care

The news is out: Beyoncé has branded herself a Madonna for our times – in both senses of the word – after telling the world she is expecting twins through her Instagram account. Here is everything you need to know:<p>Why should I care?<p>Beyoncé is undoubtedly the most high-profile pop star on the …

Nicki Minaj's LA Mansion Was Trashed in an Allegedly "Personal" Robbery - PAPER

While out of town at an alleged Young Money "peace summit" with Drake and Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj's LA mansion was robbed and trashed with $200,000 worth of property stolen.<p>Here's where it gets heavy. Even though thieves made off with a significant chunk of Nicki's belongings, TMZ's sources are …

Beyonce's Pregnancy Photos and the Contemporary Artist Behind Them

Queen Bey's photo series is part mysterious web experience, part family photo album.<p>Beyoncé can break the internet anytime she wants, and yesterday she did, posting a striking photo announcing her pregnancy with twins to Instagram. Shot by LA and New York-based artist Awol Erizku, that image was …