Coercive sterilizations and castration are at the extreme end of a spectrum that also includes criminal sanctions for drug use during pregnancy and barring LBGT individuals from in-vitro fertilization services and adoption, as well as a host of other policies geared at making pregnancy and parenting difficult for those deemed unworthy.
AIDS-Free World has presented a first-ever legal challenge to Jamaica’s anti-gay laws, by filing a petition at the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights on behalf of two gay men whose names are being withheld to protect their safety.
So, Mom, the reason why we may feel this anxiety, this pressure prior to revealing ourselves, is due to the fact that we were born into a social culture that does not approve of the ways in which we are different.
Michele Bachmann and her husband Marcus run clinics that focus, in part, on anti-gay therapy, marital counseling and other issues. Marcus Bachmann portrays himself as a trained therapist. It now appears that their “christian counseling” services take a page from crisis pregnancy centers.
Research came out today from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicating that GLBTQ young people are shockingly underserved, and facing health risks on every front. Will we continue to allow malevolent neglect to rule these young people’s lives?
People who are regularly subjected to harassment-–most, but not all of them female–report increased stress, anxiety, depression, and low self-esteem.
Could a miniature ultrasound machine that sends images via cellphone improve maternal health outcomes? Also, Nevada passes anti-discrimination bills and Florida passes slate of anti-abortion bills.
When I first saw the video of a young woman attacked in a McDonald’s restroom, I was brought to tears. And then I turned to action.