That reading led Deirdre to discover the alarmingly high suicide rate among transgender youth which, she said, was “all [she] really needed to know as a parent to give him the support that he needed.” Early scientific research in this area—published in the journal Pediatrics—suggests that parental support can help transgender youth avoid depression and reach better mental health outcomes. Gavin’s case certainly provides anecdotal support for that conclusion. … [Read more...] about This Mom’s Supreme Court Battle Is for All Transgender Kids
And even if President Trump’s rumored reversal of Obama’s 2014 executive order never materializes, LGBT advocates are still on high alert. There is a National Prayer Breakfast scheduled for Thursday morning that Tiven and others have cited as a possible platform for Trump to sign a “religious freedom” order that would carve out room for anti-LGBT discrimination—although such talk remains, for now, mere speculation. … [Read more...] about Will Donald Trump’s White House Really Safeguard LGBT Rights?
In June — barely three months after Elizabeth “Zabi” Buffet was arrested — the Allies landed on the beaches of Normandy. In August, as they approached Paris, the streets erupted in running battles as resistance fighters emerged with a vengeance. Most of the action was toward the center of the city, and it is not clear what happened at 93 rue de Courcelles, or who was involved. But something happened. The bullet-pocked walls are testimony to that. … [Read more...] about Angels of the Resistance (and a Serial Killer) in Nazi-Occupied Paris
The city has taken a “worst first” approach, Short said, prioritizing dead trees, sick ones in a fatal decline and those with serious structural flaws. Much of the work is based on by a recently completed census of the city’s urban forest. For efficiency and cost savings, Short said crews tackle the worst trees first and then prune the surrounding block. … [Read more...] about Despite surprises for some residents, SF’s tree program said to be going well
White House spokesman Judd Deere said Thursday, “This has nothing to do with politics and is only about making sure justice is done, and anyone who suggest otherwise is only seeking to sew division and ignore the President’s unwavering support for the African-American community." … [Read more...] about Trump calls Minneapolis protesters ‘thugs,’ vows action