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‘Free Speech Bus’ Spreads Hateful Message Across US

Two well-known anti-LGBTQ groups have taken to America's streets to deliver their hate-based rhetoric, using an over-the road coach called the "Free Speech Bus", watchdog groups said Tuesday.   The National Organization For Marriage (NOM) and...

“Hate Group” Inclusion Shows UN Members Still Divided on LGBT Rights

UNITED NATIONS - A group designated as a hate group for its “often violent rhetoric” against LGBTI rights was an invited member of the United States Official Delegation to the annual women’s meeting say...

Business News

Federal Reserve Gets First Out, Black Chief

History was made in Atlanta , as its Federal Reserve Bank named Raphael Bostic, a University of Southern California economics professor, as its first gay, Black president. Bostic, 50, is an experienced public policymaker, whose...

Pride And Prejudice Summit: Business as A Catalyst for Change in LGBT Rights

HONG KONG- On March 23, 2017, The Economist Events will host its second-annual Pride and Prejudice Summit, a 24-hour event spanning three cities, Hong Kong, London and New York, that will catalyse a fresh global...

US tourism industry fears downturn

Travel experts began warning even before the 2016 election that Donald Trump's campaign rhetoric could cause a decline in tourism. So has the so-called "Trump slump" arrived? Stephen Mumford, a professor of metaphysics at Durham...

Politics

Utah Legislature Passes Historic Bill Repealing Anti-LGBT State Public Education Law

Salt Lake City – Today, the Utah Legislature passed a bill repealing a state law prohibiting supportive discussions of “homosexuality” in public and charter school curricula and classrooms.   The legislation passed with bipartisan support by...

Cast and Creators of WGN’s Underground Urge #JusticeReformNOW in New PSAs

WASHINGTON - The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, the ACLU, and #cut50 released new PSAs featuring the cast and creators of the WGN TV show Underground calling on Congress to tackle mass...

Commentary

How The LGBT Community Dodged A Trumpcare Bullet (For Now)

Trump and Republicans Fail In the end, the votes just weren't there. The Trump administration, which had made loud campaign promises of "immediately repealing and replacing Obamacare", was dealt a stinging defeat by the House...

Congressional Republicans Propose American Healthcare Act: The Good, the Bad, the Ugly

On Monday, March 6, after 7 years of refusing to work with President Obama to fix the Affordable Care Act, the Republican Congress finally released the outline for their plan to "repeal and replace"...

Health & Wellness

’90 Days’ NYC-Area Screenings Highlight Dialogue On HIV/AIDS Crisis

Last week, the New York City area was the setting for a series of screenings showcasing a new short film, "90 Days", which depicts a Black couple struggling with the issue of HIV. Above photo:...

Today Is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Today, February 7, is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, a time for directing the country's attention to an epidemic which continues to take its horrific toll on African-Americans from coast to coast. In the 36...

Black HIV/AIDS Advocates Convene Summit on Black Lives in Advance of National Black HIV/AIDS...

WASHINGTON, DC – Today marks the 17th annual observance of the National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD), a national HIV testing and treatment community mobilization initiative targeted at Black people in the United States...

New HIV Diagnoses In NYC Reach All-Time Lows; Infection Rate Climbs In Deep South

On the eve of World AIDS Day, which raises global awareness of the 35-year epidemic of this illness, a milestone has been reached in America's largest city, officials there say. New York City Health Commissioner...

Family

Beyond Play: Sociologist Explores How Toys Fuel Stereotypes

A Sacramento State sociologist believes that clues to the continued dominance of men in the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) fields – and the reason nurturing often comes more easily to women –...

Breastfeeding may have major impact on future health

Study Shows Alarming Disparities In Health Outcomes Could Be Prevented By Breastfeeding A new study published in the Journal of Pediatrics showed that black infants had more than twice the deaths of whites attributable to...

Friends in Adoption provides enlightened support for minorities and LGBT

Adoption is often viewed as a somewhat controversial subject accompanied with complex legal, civil, religious and societal issues. Please listen to a GBMNews discussion on intricacies, issues and support for prospective adoptive parents. From Friends in...

Life

Tourism and Natural Treasures to Pull Ethiopia Out of Poverty and Famine

By James Jeffrey ADDIS ABABA - Despite a cultural, historical and linguistic identity quite distinct from the rest of Africa, Ethiopia never became a major tourist destination on the continent. But Ethiopia didn’t appear that bothered...

Urban Sprawl Stunts Upward Mobility, U Study Finds

A recent study by University of Utah Department of City & Metropolitan Planning professor Reid Ewing and his colleagues in Utah, Texas and Louisiana, tested the relationship between urban sprawl and upward mobility for...

Arts & Entertainment News

Reality Star Stewart Wins $3M Lawsuit Against Caldwell

Calling someone gay isn't necessarily defamatory--but claiming a nonexistent relationship with another man may cost you dearly, especially if the other man is a major public figure. Anthony Caldwell, the man whose "religious deliverance" from...

A conversation with actor Gary Lavard

There is a new African American film out called “Raye”. “Raye,” tells the tale of an African American man who moves to New York City to pursue his dream of becoming a high fashion supermodel. Raye...

Boston LGBTQ youth theater group first to received highest honor from White House

Receiving the award is a historic moment not only for True Colors, but also for the White House in recognizing and honoring the artistic talents of America’s LGBTQ youth, especially youth of color. The next...

Sports News

FGG 2022 Gay Games XI Shortlist Bid Cities

SAN FRANCISCO - The 2022 Gay Games XI host city shortlist vote by the Federation of Gay Games (FGG) General Assembly took place 28 February 2017, one year after the bid process was announced. The...

St. Francis U. Linebacker Comes Out as Gay

Following in the footsteps of Michael Sam, the University Of Missouri defensive end who came out of the closet following his final collegiate season, another undergraduate player has publicly acknowledged his sexual orientation at...

 Community News 

Yelp to help people find gender-neutral bathrooms

Online business review site Yelp is introducing a new feature to help US customers find gender-neutral bathrooms. The website announced it will add the function in a blog on Friday. It classes a gender-neutral bathroom as...

‘Moonlight’ Wins Best Picture Oscar

Hollywood gave a standing ovation to an unlikely recipient last night, honoring the indie story of a young, gay Black man dealing with inner-city life, with a Best Picture Oscar. The film, which had an...

Trump Revokes Obama-Era Transgender Student Protections

The White House ended a set of guidelines from the Obama administration, which were intended to protect transgender students in public schools yesterday, citing "states' rights" to determine policies on the issue. The Obama directive,...

Trump is one example why we need Black History Month

February 1 begins Black History Month, a national annual observance since 1926, honoring and celebrating the achievements of African Americans. To commemorate its start President Trump hosted a “listening session” at the White House that...

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