LGBTQ+ and Addiction

Image result for lgbt addictionSubstance use disorders have a greater effect on LGBTQ+ people than on the heterosexual population. The LGBTQ+ community must overcome several obstacles, including being denied substance abuse treatment because of their sexual identity. However, through the proper understanding and accommodation of LGBTQ+ care principles, substance abuse treatment can be successful.

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Texas-Sized Special Session Underway Solely To Attack Transgender People

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The Texas Legislature is in a 30-day special session in the middle of summer. The entire session is for the purpose of passing a draconian “bathroom” bill to restrict rest rooms that transgender people can use, stigmatizing trans people under state law and putting them in physical danger every day of their lives.

There are other bills legislators have put off for the session too, including one aimed at restricting abortion coverage under private plans for health insurance, but the main event is the trans bathroom bill.    Read More…

Congress members sued over rainbow flag display

lgbt_usa_flag_cropped-svgFour Congress members are being sued for displaying rainbow flags in the hallway outside their Washington, D.C. offices.
The man suing is attorney Chris Sevier who has a history of bizarre stunts opposing same-sex marriage and LGBTI rights.
Sevier has sued several states for the right to marry his ‘porn-filled’ laptop computer, trying to make a point about court rulings on same-sex marriage.
In this case, he is asking a federal court to find that “‘homosexuality” and other forms of self-asserted sex-based identity narratives are a “religion,’” as his 38-page complaint details.  Read More…