For the fiftieth anniversary of Boutilier v. INShe is launching an online exhibit on Outhistory. Today, May 22, is the fiftieth anniversary of the U.
Over the past decade, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender LGBT people have made significant legal and political gains in the United States, including the freedom to marry. Despite this progress, federal law does not expressly prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity in fields like employment, housing, and access to services, and fewer than half of the states offer explicit protections for LGBT people at the state level. Without these protections, LGBT people across the United States lack clear recourse and redress when they are fired, evicted, or refused service because of their sexual orientation or gender identity.
Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about. But in the past three years, those families have faced a legislative backlash. A link has been sent to your friend's email address.
The president repeatedly pledged during his campaign to support LGBT causes. The nation's health department is taking steps to dismantle LGBT health initiatives, as political appointees have halted or rolled back regulations intended to protect LGBT workers and patients, removed LGBT-friendly language from documents and reassigned the senior adviser dedicated to LGBT health. The sharp reversal from Obama-era policies carries implications for a population that's been historically vulnerable to discrimination in health care settings, say LGBT health advocates. The Trump administration soon after taking office also moved to change the agency's LGBT-related health data collection, a window into health status and discrimination.
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender LGBT individuals often face challenges and barriers to accessing needed health services and, as a result, can experience worse health outcomes. While LGBT individuals have many of the same health concerns as the general population, they experience certain health challenges at higher rates, and also face several unique health challenges. In particular, research suggests that some subgroups of the LGBT community are more likely to suffer from certain chronic conditions and face higher prevalence and earlier onset of disabilities compared to heterosexuals.
That is not how it has turned out. Last year, 1, children under 18 were referred to Gids, double the number the year before. Of these 1, nearly were under the age of 12, with some as young as three years old.
When someone is engaged in demonstrably self-destructive behavior, it is not loving, but hateful, to encourage persistence. This study, conducted by world renowned Johns Hopkins University scientists Dr. Lawrence S.
Upon the rise of Adolf Hitler and the National Socialist German Workers Party the Nazi Party in Germany, gay men and, to a lesser extent, lesbianswere two of the numerous groups targeted by the Nazis and were ultimately among Holocaust victims. The Gestapo compiled lists of homosexuals, who were compelled to sexually conform to the "German norm". Between andan estimatedmen were arrested as homosexuals, of whom some 50, were officially sentenced.
Last weekend, the Board of Trustees of the American Psychiatric Association approved a change in its official manual of psychiatric disorders. Spitzer, M. An edited version of their discussion follows.