Category: Health

New Data on DC LGBTQ Youth
David Mariner of The DC Center reports: Results from the 2015 District of Columbia Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) released today by the Office of the State Superintendent of Education [...]
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Seven Principles for Young Advocates
Below is something I drafted for a group of high school students visiting from the Bronx whom I am meeting this afternoon to talk about GLAA’s work. I also developed [...]
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Moving the Needle on Reproductive Justice and Family Planning in DC
Moving the Needle on Reproductive Justice and Family Planning in DC Earlier this month, the Collaborative Reproduction Amendment Act became law in DC after completing its Congressional review period. The [...]
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DC Surrogacy legalization becomes law
At long last, the Collaborative Reproduction Amendment Act, legalizing and regulating surrogate parenting agreements in the District, took effect on April 7 after completion of its congressional review period. It [...]
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Holocaust Denial Creeps, or Stumbles, into the WH Briefing Room
He actually said even Hitler didn’t use chemical weapons. And it gets worse. I don’t have the stomach to go into it all right now. But dear Mr. Spicer, did [...]
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Fewer guns, more mental health care
Another deadly shooting in San Bernardino, this time in a school, where a woman’s estranged husband went to her workplace to kill her and then himself. He also shot two [...]
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Haley on Syrian chemical attack: US may act if UN does not
UN Ambassador Nikki Haley spoke eloquently at an emergency meeting at the UN on the horrific chemical attack in Syria that killed dozens of children among others. It is not [...]
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Council passes Councilmember Allen’s Emergency Legislation Protecting Women’s Health From Federal Threats
We applaud DC councilmembers advocating for women’s rights and proactively ensuring the healthcare quality for all women. Yesterday, Ward 6 Councilmember Charles Allen introduced this legislation along with the 12 [...]
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The next face of poverty could be yours
(Photo of William McPherson by Matt Roth/Chicago Tribune) Michelle Singletary Writes in The Washington Post: For this month’s Color of Money Book Club selection, I’ve chosen an essay that explains [...]
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Former D.C. Council member Sharon Ambrose dies
(Photo by James A. Parcell/The Washington Post) Martin Weil reports at The Washington Post: Sharon Ambrose, who served on the D.C. Council for 10 years, died Saturday night at George [...]
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