LGB teens more suicidal: study

By : Staff Reports OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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NEW YORK — LGB teens are more likely to plan or commit suicide according to research published this week in the journal JAMA, CNN and other outlets report.

Looking at answers in the 2015 National Youth Risk Behavior Survey in the U.S., researchers found that 40 percent of high school students who are considered sexual minorities were seriously considering suicide, CNN reports.

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Study: Cancer care lacking for LGB patients

By : Staff Reports from the Washington Blade, courtesy of the National Gay Media Association
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BOSTON — LGB people tend to report poorer experiences as cancer patients than straights, Medical Xpress reports.

Conducting a secondary analysis of a 2013 U.K. National Cancer Patient Experience Survey, Richard Neal of the University of Leeds, a U.K. school, found that LGB respondents reported poorer care, less involvement in treatment decision making and the suitability of information resources, Medical Xpress reports.

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Guest Column: To “T” or not to “T”

By : Steven Yacovelli
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Steven Yacovelli

Steven Yacovelli

As a consultant in learning and development for over 20 years, I’ve created and delivered plenty of online and face-to-face training programs on a wide range of topics, including race and ethnicity, age and generations, gender, the LGBT community, and most recently, gender identity and gender expression.

If I take a step back and look at all of these topics listed these are all a basic understanding of the human experience. We all are born to a certain time period that shapes our perspective. My race (white) shapes my experience, as does my ethnicity (Italian-Polish with English and Native American sprinkled in). Each person has multiple facets of their diversity that makes them beautiful individuals, and the list above is simply one of a wide variety of ways in which we understand who we are as individuals and help others understand us.

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