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How biphobia impacts Black bisexual men’s health

From The Black Youth Project by Raymond Williams In the Black community, the subject of bisexuality is encircled by a contentious debate filled with hypocrisy, ignorance and misinformation. More than 40 percent of LGBT+ people of color consider themselves bisexual, but Black people bear a greater burden of consequences when identifying as such. According to the Human […]

Supreme Court to decide whether gay, transgender workers are protected by anti-discrimination laws

From The Washington Post by Robert Barnes The Supreme Court will deliver election-year rulings on one of the nation’s most consequential and unsettled civil rights issues: whether federal anti-discrimination laws prevent employers from firing workers because of their sexual orientation and gender identity. The justices announced Monday that they accepted three cases involving gay and […]

Same-sex couples applying for a mortgage face higher rejection and worse rates, study finds

From the Washington Post by Hamza Shaban Mortgage lenders are significantly more likely to deny same-sex couples a home loan and charge them more for it when they do, a new study has found. Gay couples were 73 percent more likely to be denied a mortgage than heterosexual couples with the same financial worthiness, according to an analysis of […]

What Southern dynasties’ post-Civil War resurgence tell us about how wealth is really handed down

From The Washington Post by Andrew Van Dam Emancipation should have laid waste to the Southern aristocracy. The economy was built on the forced labor of enslaved Africans, and almost half the Confederacy’s wealth was invested in owning humans. Once people could no longer be treated as chattel, that wealth evaporated. But less than two […]