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The Toxicity of Racism

By : June 24, 2020 Comments Off
Racism is the opinion that certain groups of people have distinctive social attributes relating to physical appearance or tendencies and can be partitioned dependent on the predominance of one race over another. It might likewise mean bias, segregation, or threat coordinated against others since they are of an alternate race or ethnicity. Current variations of prejudice are regularly founded on the social view of natural contrasts between groups of people. These perspectives can appear as social activities, practices, convictions, or political frameworks in which various races are positioned as characteristically better or second rate than one another, in view of assumed shared inheritable attributes, capacities, or characteristics.  Racism has its roots back, from the colonization period, where White people, considered Africans as unfit to be treated as humans, because of
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Pride Was a Riot

By : June 8, 2020 01 Comment
As Spring gives way to Summer, we enter the gayest month of the year, June, Pride Month. Like many LGBT people, I look forward to Pride all year, which has morphed from a protest march to a Carnivalesque celebration of our success in gaining rights and recognition as queer people. We’ve known 2020’s Pride would be muted or outright cancelled thanks to the pandemic, and rightfully so. But the beginning of June, normally a time of recognition for LGBT people, has instead been marked in America by a fierce wave of protests against police brutality and for Black lives. For those of us still hoping to celebrate Pride in some way, I remind you that Pride too has its origins in fierce violence, struggle, and rioting. No one who opposes
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Growing Up Black

By : June 8, 2020 Comments Off
For the past several days I’ve been receiving emails from different groups condemning the murder of George Floyd. Like many of you, I’m angry, I’m frustrated, I’m exhausted. But not just because of George Floyd, or Breonna Taylor or Ahmaud Arbery. I’m exhausted because of the systematic racism and discrimination that I and other Black people have felt for our entire lives in this country. Let me explain. So many of these emails have stated a few things that have floored me including: We’re committed to doing everything we can to support the black communityWe’re cannot stand on the sidelines while these injustices are taking place These may not seem problematic on its face but it is. To the first point, the b in Black should be capitalized. We give
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The Evolution of Homosexuality in India

By : June 3, 2020 Comments Off
Homosexuality in India has been a subject of heavy discussion, ever since the beginning of time. Ancient Hindu texts have taken various other positions regarding homosexual characters and themes. According to the normal Indian text Kamasutra, written by Vātsyāyana, an entire chapter is dedicated to erotic homosexual behavior.  Homophobia is prevalent in India. Open discussion of homosexuality in India has been inhibited by the actual fact that sexuality in any form isn't discussed openly.  There aren't any official demographics for the LGBT population in India, but the government submitted figures to the Supreme Court in 2012, according to which, there are about 2.5 million gay people recorded in India, amounting to 13% of the population. These figures only reflect those individuals who have self-declared to the Ministry of Health. There
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Supporting LGBTQ Youth in Public Systems: Get the Facts First

By : September 24, 2018 Comments Off
*Note: This article was originally published on Pride Pocket prior to merging with MyUmbrella* Youth who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) are overrepresented in child welfare. They often experience higher instances of low educational achievement, poor mental and behavioral health outcomes, and homelessness than their non-LGBTQ peers. The numbers paint a darker picture for LGBTQ youth of color, who represent approximately 57 percent of all children in out-of-home care.Youth who identify as LGBTQ show disparate educational outcomes than their non-LGBTQ peers, often feeling unsafe at school and experiencing bullying and harassment. Even more so, LGBTQ youth in foster care face the compounding effects that familial instability can have on educational outcomes; foster youth are less likely to have access to higher education or attend college.LGBTQ youth
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The Journey to Your New Name

By : July 22, 2018 Comments Off
*Note: This article was originally published on Pride Pocket prior to merging with MyUmbrella* If you’re getting married, divorced, making a gender transition, or have always felt like your name does not fit you, you’re probably ready for a legal name change. If you don’t want the hassle of dealing with paperwork and legal documents, you can have professional providers complete the process for you.  You can use sites like US Legal Forms that guarantee 100% satisfaction on name change completion. Their going price for California is $129. However, if you are someone that likes to handle legal affairs with a more direct approach, you can fill out the necessary documents on your own. Be prepared for this journey to take several weeks as it is not a one-stop fix-all,
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