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  • Pentagon Drops Ban on Transgender Troops
    Source: CNN - Top StoriesThe Pentagon said Thursday it was ending the ban on transgender people being able to serve openly in the U.S. military. link to source

  • Relationship Quality Tied to Good Health for Young Adults
    Source: ScienceDailyFor young people entering adulthood, high-quality relationships are associated with better physical and mental health, according to the results of a new study. link to source

  • U.S. High Court Upholds Affirmative Action in Public Universities
    Source: Yahoo News - Top HeadlinesThe US Supreme Court ruled Thursday that race and ethnicity can be taken into account when deciding college admissions, upholding a contested affirmative action scheme at the University of Texas. The long-running case was brought by a white woman named Abigail Fisher, who claimed she was denied a spot at the university's Austin campus because of her ethnicity. link to source

  • Obama Names First National Monument to LGBT Rights
    Source: CNN - Top StoriesPresident Barack Obama announced Friday he was designating the area around the Stonewall Inn in New York City as the country's first national monument to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights. link to source

  • Unilever Vows to Drop Sexist Stereotypes From Its Ads
    Source: The GuardianUnilever, the owner of brands including Dove and Lynx, has pledged to drop all sexist stereotypes from its advertising after research suggested just 2% of ads show intelligent women. The world’s second-biggest advertiser, which spends €8bn (£6.3bn) a year on more than 400 brands from Sunsilk to Knorr, will unveil a global strategy to “unstereotype” its advertising and eradicate outdated portrayals of gender. link to source

  • Cannabis Use During Pregnancy Tied to Brain Development in Offspring
    Source: ScienceDailyCannabis use during pregnancy is associated with abnormal brain structure in children, according to a new study. Compared with unexposed children, those who were prenatally exposed to cannabis had a thicker prefrontal cortex, a region of the brain involved in complex cognition, decision-making, and working memory. link to source

  • In U.S. First, New York City Making Tampons Free in Schools
    Source: Yahoo News - HealthWomen will get free tampons and sanitary pads in New York City schools, jails and shelters under a first-of-its-kind program whose supporters argue that costly hurdles to feminine hygiene products amount to discrimination. link to source

  • More Americans Eating Healthily, But Disparities Remain
    Source: Medical News TodaySeveral improvements appear to have taken place in the American diet, according to an analysis of nationally representative surveys carried out over 1999-2012. Adults in the United States are eating more whole grains, nuts, and seeds, and drinking less sugary beverages. However, in other areas of healthy eating the changes are not so positive, and there is evidence of worsening disparities by race/ethnicity, education, and income level. link to source

  • "Finding Dory" Counters Stereotypes About Disabilities
    Source: CBS News - U.S. News"Finding Dory" is not only shattering box office records. Some say the latest Disney Pixar movie is also breaking down stereotypes about the disabled, reports CBS News correspondent Reena Ninan. That's thanks in part to the lovable but forgetful title character, Dory, who has suffered from short term memory loss since she was a baby. link to source

  • 123,000 Same-Sex Marriages Since U.S. Supreme Court Ruling
    Source: CBS News - U.S. NewsA new Gallup survey estimates that 123,000 same-sex marriages have taken place across the U.S. in the year since the Supreme Court ruling that legalized such unions nationwide. link to source

  • Trump Says Profiling Is "Not the Worst Thing to Do"
    Source: Google NewsRepublican presidential candidate Donald Trump said Sunday that the U.S. should consider profiling Muslims in response to terror attacks. "I think profiling is something that we're going to have to start thinking about as a country," Trump said during a TV interview on the CBS program "Face the Nation." link to source

  • Black Americans Incarcerated Five Times More Than White People
    Source: The Guardian“You can’t work in the justice system and not know just by looking that there are racial disparities in the system,” said Baz Dreisinger, the creator of the Prison-to-College Pipeline program which prepares New York inmates in state prison for higher education. “Every year we maybe have one white student in our class,” Dreisinger said. “Obviously race is not remotely an admissions factor for us, but it’s just the reality of what it is.” link to source

  • Istanbul Riot Police Disperse "Trans Pride" March
    Source: Reuters - World NewsIstanbul riot police fired tear gas and rubber pellets on Sunday to disperse a march for transgender people banned after ultra-nationalists said that "degenerates" could not demonstrate. Hundreds of riot police cordoned off the city's main Taksim Square to prevent the "Trans Pride" rally taking place during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. link to source

  • Prince William Sends Father's Day Message on Mental Health
    Source: MSNBC - Health NewsPrince William is marking his third Father's Day with a message urging dads to discuss mental health with their kids. link to source

  • Google Celebrates "Lady Day" After Sexist Remark
    Source: USA Today - TechnologyGoogle employees are raising awareness about gender inequality after a shareholder made a sexist remark at last week's annual meeting. link to source

  • Study Highlights Benefits of Fathers' Roles in Children's Lives
    Source: Yahoo News - HealthExperts suggest that children with fathers who are involved in their health and development may grow into teens who are less at risk of depression, behavioral problems and teenage pregnancy. American researchers encourage fathers to play an active role in their children's lives and shed light on the main health and well-being benefits brought by quality paternal presence. link to source

  • Analyzing How ISIS Recruits Through Social Media
    Source: ScienceDailyResearchers have developed a model to identify behavioral patterns among serious online groups of ISIS supporters that could provide cyber police and other anti-terror watchdogs a roadmap to their activity and indicators when conditions are ripe for the onset of real-world attacks. link to source

  • South Africa's "Virgin Bursaries" Ruled Unconstitutional
    Source: The GuardianEquality commission condemns scheme offering university scholarships to young women who refrain from sexual activity A scheme offering university scholarships to young South African women who remain virgins is unconstitutional, the country’s commission for gender equality has ruled. link to source

  • CBT Skills Can Help Unemployed Land a Job, Study Finds
    Source: Psych CentralNew research discovers skills commonly taught as part of cognitive-behavioral therapy for depression can help unemployed people find a job. link to source

  • Chinese Lesbian Sues Ministry Over Gay "Disorder" Textbook
    Source: BBC News - Top HeadlinesA Beijing court has accepted a woman's case against the ministry of education over textbooks that describe homosexuality as a "psychological disorder," Chinese media report. The 21-year old from Guangdong, who is gay and goes by the pseudonym Qiu Bai, has long campaigned for a change. link to source

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