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The Devil Strip

H.L. Comeriato

18 August 2020

Akron, Ohio, United States

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Health care providers at Summa Health Pride Clinic in Akron, Ohio are transforming the way care is offered to trans and gender nonconforming people by working to reduce barriers that they often face. All staff undergo...

TalkPoverty.org

Celeste Hamilton Dennis

13 August 2020

Portland, Oregon, United States

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Beyond These Walls launched a crisis phone line to provide emotional support for LGBTQ+ people who are incarcerated and to hold prisons and jails accountable for their virus-containment practices. Trained volunteers h...

Impact Storytelling

Emma Whalen

1 June 2020

Houston, Texas, United States

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The Montrose Center in Texas, which provides LGBTQ support services, has turned to the use of technology to keep resources available during the coronavirus pandemic. Virtual support groups have been one of their most ...

Grady Newsource

Mary Margaret Stewart

16 March 2020

Atlanta, Georgia, United States

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The Episcopal Church advised Dioceses to be more inclusive of LGBTQIA and differently abled children and youth, particularly in light of the high numbers of LGBTQIA youth suicides. Rather than wait the years it could ...

The New York Times

Aaron Randle

11 March 2020

New York, New York, United States

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Barbershops are a key part of Black Americans' culture, but the culture within those barbershops tend to be homophobic and alienating to LGTBQ individuals. To address this, a number of barbershops are catering specifi...

NHK World—Japan

Saori Nakagawa

12 December 2019

Tokyo, Japan

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A handful of initiatives are underway in Japan to improve working conditions for members of the LGBTQ community. One, called Work With Pride, organizes an annual International Coming Out Day and educates workplaces on...

Pioneers Post

Hamna Iqbal

11 December 2019

Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan

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Bebo Haider, a transgender woman, was turned away from beauty salons in Pakistan so many times that she created her own salon open to people from all walks of life. The salon, called "Trawah," opened in January 2019 a...

Public Radio International (PRI)

Steven Grattan

2 December 2019

Mexico City, Mexico

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Vida Alegre, Spanish for "Happy Life," is a nonprofit in Mexico City that was founded by Samantha Flores, a transgender woman in her eighties. It's primary purpose is to serve as a source of community for transgender ...

Time

Juhie Bhatia

29 November 2019

Namibia

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There are over one million people in the United States living with HIV, reaching a crisis level in states such as Georgia; however, countries like Namibia are offering lessons for how to tackle the problem. By offerin...

Undark

Keren Landman

27 November 2019

Atlanta, Georgia, United States

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An organization aimed at providing peer support for gay black men living with HIV that started in Atlanta, Georgia has now gained an international following. Because the program is not federally funded, data can be di...

OZY

Amy Fallon

26 November 2019

Kasese, Kasese, Uganda

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A Humanist school in Kasese, Uganda is offering children an education unlike regular education in the country. The Kasese Humanist School teaches children open-mindedness, critical-thinking, environmental awareness, a...

Philadelphia Gay News

Laura Smythe

13 November 2019

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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For LGBTQ+ youth experiencing homelessness and/or with a foster placement history, barriers to education, work, health, and general safety are a common experience. The Quads on Lancaster supportive housing program in ...

Philadelphia Gay News

Laura Smythe

6 November 2019

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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A program out of Philadelphia’s LGBT Chamber of Commerce called TransWork aims to ease anxieties surrounding the experience of trans people in the workplace. They held a job fair in fall 2019 and educated the employer...

PBS NewsHour

Rebecca Oh

30 October 2019

United States

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More entrepreneurs are designing and producing apparel with transgender consumers in mind. It is often difficult to for trans individuals to find apparel that fits their bodies well. But several designers are making m...

Journey Magazine

Nallah Brown

29 October 2019

Tampa, Florida, United States

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What started as a self-documented fitness journey for a University of South Florida student, soon turned into a program that connected queer, trans, gender non-conforming, non-binary and gender-queer people for group ...

Philadelphia Gay News

Laura Smythe

9 October 2019

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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In Philadelphia, an HIV-prevention group has partnered with another youth-focused social services organization to connect patients experiencing homeless or housing insecurity with appropriate resources. By offering we...

Philadelphia Gay News

Laura Smythe

11 September 2019

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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For trans, non-binary, and gender nonconforming people, finding employment - and keeping it - can be difficult because of their identities. To help combat that, organizations like TransWork are creating employment pro...

Teen Vogue

Ari Honarvar

5 September 2019

United States

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LGBTQ asylum seekers face a unique set of problems coming to the United States, often from places where gender expression and sexuality are strictly regulated. Four organizations across the US, Mexico, and Canada are ...

Philadelphia Gay News

Laura Smythe

4 September 2019

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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When you're new to a city, finding health practitioners that you trust can be difficult, and it's made even more challenging if you identify as LGBTQ and are looking for queer-competent providers. A new app launching ...

Philadelphia Gay News

Laura Smythe

25 July 2019

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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In Philadelphia, the new HostHome program is working to decrease rates of LGBTQ+ youth experiencing homelessness by connecting youth with volunteer households to host them and social workers to provide additional supp...

Philadelphia Gay News

Laura Smythe

20 June 2019

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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There are many factors that prohibit people from being able to attend mental health counseling including financial reasoning and difficulty finding the right therapist. This is often even more difficult for the LGBTQ ...

Philadelphia Gay News

Laura Smythe

12 June 2019

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Philadelphia’s LGBT Police Liaison Committee serves as an intermediary between the city’s LGBTQ community and police force, creating a safe place for LGBTQ people, many of whom are fearful of police, to report crimes....

Los Angeleno

Aimee Lutkin

6 June 2019

Los Angeles, California, United States

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Parties and gatherings designed specifically for the LGBTQIA+ community have become crowded with tourists and often aren't inclusive to all those who could find comfort in a space meant for them. To help keep queer ni...

KQED

Michelle Wiley

28 May 2019

San Francisco, California, United States

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The first ever shelter for transgender youth has opened in San Francisco. The space, run by Larkin Street Youth Services, has 6 beds for previously homeless trans youth aged 18-24. In addition to providing services ta...

Los Angeles Times

Marisa Gerber

1 May 2019

Long Beach, California, United States

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For two hours every Thursday, a support group for transgender Latina women called Transgéneros Unidas is held in Long Beach, California. Run by an organization called Bienestar, several cities in CA host these meeting...

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