BETSY DEVOS SAYS SHE KNEW OF POTENTIAL HARMS—LIKE ANXIETY, DEPRESSION, LOWER TEST SCORES—WHEN SHE RESCINDED OBAMA-ERA PROTECTIONS FOR TRANSGENDER STUDENTS
Education Secretary Betsy Devos told lawmakers that she knew the harms of rolling back the Obama administration’s protections for transgender students before she rescinded them.
Karen Pence, second lady of the United States, is going back to work. But as the Huffington Post reported on January 15, there’s an unsavory twist to this tale of female empowerment.
Progressive parents and educators are fighting to make sex ed inclusive, informative and relevant.
$1.5 million gift kick-starts sexual, gender minority health equity initiative
In the spirit of ‘balance,’ journalists are giving credence to the junk science and misinformation of anti-trans activists. Readers are better served with clear facts.
“Depression is a very serious mental illness that often goes unnoticed for years. People with concealed depression are battling demons within themselves all on their own. They are not sharing their struggles and do not want to burden those around them.
You see, for most people wounds are not something we are open about. We tend to bottle things up and attempt to remedy them on our own. If you are reading this then you must know someone who you feel you need to better understand or you relate to this yourself. The following 15 habits are some of the most common I have noticed in people dealing with concealed depression.”
“Currently, doctors and health care staff lack the required education and training to give sensitive care to transgender patients. The Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (EM) has found that the vast majority of EM residency programs lack transgender-focused curricula, either in the form of lectures or didactic curriculum. Transgender individuals face worse health outcomes than their non-LGBT counterparts. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, reports that transgender people have higher rates of HIV/STDs, victimization, and poor mental health. They are also less likely to have adequate health insurance.”