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LGBT and African American homeless youth at huge risk of human trafficking, according to study

More than half of homeless young people in Atlanta, Georgia, have been victims of human trafficking and LGBT+ and African American youth are most at risk, according to a new study. The Atlanta Youth Count 2018 study by Georgia State University sociology professor Eric Wright found that there were an estimated 3,372 homeless young people in Atlanta between the ages of 14 and 25. Human trafficking is defined in the report as “acquisition of people by improper means such as force, fraud or deception, with the aim of exploiting them...
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Archbishop receives standing ovation for telling supporters of same-sex marriage to ‘leave’ church

An archbishop in Australia received a standing ovation after he asked same-sex marriage supporters to “leave us” in a speech last week. Archbishop Glenn Davies made the comments during his annual address to the Anglican Church’s Sydney synod, The Guardian reports. “My own view is that if people wish to change the doctrine of our church, they should start a new church or join a church more aligned to their views,” Davies said. “But do not ruin the Anglican Church by abandoning the plain teaching of scripture.” Two diocese in...
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There are more tanning salons where gay men live, according to study, and they might be causing skin cancer

Researchers in the US have discovered that there are more tanning salons in neighbourhoods with high numbers of gay men – and that this could be raising skin cancer rates. For the study, researchers looked at data of households where there were male same-sex couples across 4,091 census tracts, NBC News reports. They then looked at the distribution of tanning salons in the same cities and founds that the odds of living near a tanning salon were twice as high in areas with high numbers of male couples. Research is...
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Here’s how millions around the world are celebrating Spirit Day today

With politicians, corporations, and celebrities participating, purple is being showcased around the world and in media more than ever.
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Gay man who went to meet someone from Grindr ambushed and attacked by teen gang with hammers

A gay man from Dublin, Ireland, has opened up about the horrifying homophobic attack he experienced this week after arranging a date through Grindr. Marc Power was talking to a man on gay dating app Grindr and arranged to meet him on Tuesday evening at an Odeon Cinema in Dublin, RTÉ reports. However, when he arrived at the location, a group of teenage boys arrived wielding hammers. “They tried to kill me with these weapons,” Power wrote in a Facebook post. “They were trying to hit me on the head...
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