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LGBT community has poorer health outcomes, assessment finds - The local LGBT community reports twice the number of poor mental health days as the general population of Richmond and Columbia Counties, and those who identified as transgender report twice that, according to a health needs assessment conducted by faculty and students at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University.

Colorado makes history as the 1st state issuing intersex birth certificates Marquez identifies as a gender non-conforming androgynous gay man. What this means, essentially, is that they have an assortment of hormones, chromosomes, and secondary sex characteristics that can't be categorized by the two binary sexes once only available on birth certificates.

LGBT community reports more number of poor mental health days than general population The local LGBT community reports twice the number of poor mental health days as the general population of Richmond and Columbia Counties, and those who identified as transgender report twice that, according to a health needs assessment conducted by faculty and students at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University.

Ricky Martin, Greg Berlanti Laud LA LGBT Center’s Work in Trump Era at Vanguard Awards Ricky Martin, Greg Berlanti, and Robbie Rogers were among the honorees at LA LGBT Center's 49th Anniversary Gala Vanguard Awards.

Students stage walkout in the tens of thousands to protest outdated sex education in Ontario Across Toronto, Ottawa, and Guelph, approximately 38,000 students participated in a planned walkout calling for "modernized" sex education, including same-sex ed. "No ignorance, no hate, let's not go back to '98," nearly 500 students shouted from Toronto's Western Technical-Commercial School, Ursula Franklin Academy, and The Student School.

Elton John & David Furnish win lawsuit claiming dog left 'Freddy Krueger-like' injuries on a child Sir Elton John and his husband David Furnish took exception to a claim that their spaniel bit a five-year-old girl and even called the reported incident "false and seriously defamatory," according to the BBC.

Yankees to spend $50,000 on LGBTQ scholarships for Stonewall's 50th anniversary Outsports once said that the "Yankees have never held an LGBT pride night because they're the Yankees," but that narrative may be changing now. "This tremendous show of support by the New York Yankees is going to have an incredible impact for students who have given so much to their schools and communities," said Schools Chancellor Richard A.

The First LGBTQ+ Fashion Week Comes to Los Angeles October 5! A new LGBTQ+ fashion week is coming to LA. And it's free. And there's free wine. It's called Equality Fashion Week, and it's celebrating the Queer Fashion Community in all its colorful spectrums in a 5-day experience of LGBTQ+ artists and designers, including pop-up meet-n-greets and fashion displays.

Trump & Kavanaugh praised by Mike Pence at evangelical Values Voter Summit The FRC has been designated a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center. Pence may have accepted the speaking engagement as an opportunity to fire up Christian conservative voters before the 2018 midterm elections. According to Washington Post, "In the last election, 81% of white evangelicals voted for Trump.

RuPaul star Courtney Act releases trailer for new bisexual dating show RuPaul's Drag Race star Courtney Act has posted a trailer for her upcoming bisexual dating show. The drag queen will host The Bi Life, the first TV show focusing exclusively on bisexual dating in the UK. It only includes participants who are bisexual, pansexual or questioning and is being filmed in Barcelona.

6 LGBTQ Marvel characters who deserve their own shows now It's no secret that the Marvel Cinematic Universe has an LGBTQ problem. Kevin Feige, the MCU's creative director and producer, has reassured fans that there will be openly gay characters in the near future. Despite his promises, the franchise's track record says otherwise.

'Colette,' 'Lizzie' filter LGBT history through 19th century prism 'Colette,' 'Lizzie' and 'The Happy Prince' filter the LGBT experience through a 19th-century prism, focusing on Colette, Lizzie Borden and Oscar Wilde.

There's an outbreak of LGBTQ Republicans running for office in Connecticut In a surprising twist, Connecticut is setting a different kind of record: six openly gay or lesbian candidates are running as Republicans for seats in the state Assembly. At present, there are two LGBTQ Democratic legislators in the Connecticut Assembly: Jeffrey Currey and Beth Wye, both of whom are running for re-election.

NHS sued for failing to offer fertility services to transgender patients NHS England is being taken to court for failing to offer fertility services to transgender patients. The Equality and Human Rights Commission will take legal action, arguing that not offering treatments equally to patients restricts their options for reproduction.

Dua Lipa speaks out about Brazil's anti-LGBT presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro Singer Dua Lipa and other musicians have spoken out against Brazil's anti-LGBT presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro. The politician, who is a frontrunner in the presidential race, has made several homophobic comments, including that he would rather have a dead son over a gay one.

Malaysia's human rights commission says it does not support same-sex marriage Malaysia's human rights commission has said it does not support same-sex marriage, following comments made by the country's prime minister. The commission, Suhakam, has denied that it is working towards legalising equal marriage rights for LGBT people, but said it aimed to give everyone the same basic rights under the Federal Constitution.

You can now buy a "ghosted" costume for Halloween and it's too much But you can now buy a "ghosted" costume which is all too real. The outfit, which is being sold on the website Party City in the US for $24.99, is a white dress covered in emojis. On it, you can see messages like "see you tonight?" and "hello" - to mimic the scenario too many people have faced when dating.

US Vice President Mike Pence defends Brett Kavanaugh at anti-LGBT summit "He's a conservative who will interpret the Constitution as written and his record and career deserves the respect of every member of the United States Senate." This year's conference also discussed "how gender ideology harms children", according to the summit's agenda.

Being LGBT in Kosovo: a battle to come out from the shadows Move by Blert Morina, a transgender man trying to bring Kosovo's marginalised LGBT community out of the shadows.

Tyler Clementi died 8 years ago today & his mom wants to share something with you Eight years ago this Saturday, my son, Tyler Clementi, died by suicide after vicious cyberbullying at Rutgers University because of his sexual orientation. He was 18 years old. Tyler was not the first gay youth to die after cruel attacks by peers, and sadly, he wasn't the last.

Bi Visibility Day is turning 20 & here's what you should know about it According to the Pew Research Center, 40% of LGBTQ Americans identify as bisexual. Specifically, the study found that about 10 million people, or 4.1% of the U.S. adult population, identified as LGBT in 2016, according to the latest estimates from Gallup.

Just how different will progressive candidates be from establishment Democrats? So, it's fair to ask: when it comes to LGBTQ issues, will progressive candidates be better than the establishment Democrats they seek to replace? The likely answer is probably not so much in terms of policy, but potentially, a lot in terms of representation.

Another day & still no evidence that trans-inclusive spaces hurt anyone He had a few choice words regarding the study's findings. "We found only one instance - one! - of a transgender perpetrator in an alleged sex crime in a changing room," he wrote in an op-ed for HuffPost.

Fans criticize Queer Eye guys for posing with "violently anti-LGBT" Candace Cameron Bure Netflix worlds collided when two of the stars of Queer Eye - Bobby Berk and Jonathan Van Ness - posed for a since-deleted Instagram selfie with two of the stars of Fuller House - Candace Cameron Bure and Andrea Barber. But while the celebs themselves dreamt up a crossover idea, LGBT fans and their allies were calling foul.

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