Three High-Risk Populations Targeted for National Suicide Prevention Efforts

Task Forces Focus on LGBT Youth, American Indians/Alaska Natives, Military/Veterans

WASHINGTON, Dec. 30, 2010

The National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention has added three new task forces to address suicide prevention efforts within high-risk populations:  American Indians/Alaska Natives (AI/AN); youth who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT); and military service members and veterans.

This brings to six the number of task forces formed by the Action Alliance, the public-private partnership forged in September to advance the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention (NSSP) www.actionallianceforsuicideprevention.org.

Read more: National Suicide Prevention Efforts Target LGBTs

 

Falsely Convicted Texas Lesbians May Finally Get Justice

The four women, all friends, didn’t stand a chance. It was 1994 in Texas. They were young, poor, mostly Latina — and gay. It was easy to accuse them of raping little girls. It was barely harder to convict them.


However, an in-depth feature article in the San Antonio Express News documenting serious flaws in the trial and convictions of the four lesbians accused of sexually abusing children is offering new hope.

Read more: Lesbians May Finally Get Justice

 

Truth Wins Outs Year in Review -- LGBT Top 10

by Wayne Besen, Truth Wins Out

What an exciting year 2010 has been. It was tumultuous, trying, tempestuous and ultimately triumphant time for the LGBT Community. Most of all, it signaled a tipping point where a long tormented and oppressed minority finally saw light at the end of the tunnel.

Here are the Top 10 LGBT events that made 2010 a memorable year:

Read more: TWO's LGBT Top 10

 

Behind the Scenes Video: Signing Repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell

Blog posted by Jesse Lee on December 29, 2010 at 10:34 AM EST

At the signing of the bill to repeal of "Don't Ask Don't Tell" last week, the sense of history and enthusiasm was palpable throughout the audience.


While we were there we had a chance to talk to Captain Jonathan Hopkins, who was discharged under the policy, as well as Rep. Patrick Murphy who led the charge in the House of Representatives, and Melody Barnes who played an integral role here at the White House.

The video gives a glimpse of what it was like there: Click Here to read the blog and see the video and photos

 

It Is Finished - Obama Signs Repeal of Don't Ask, Don't TellPresident Obama

Boyce Hinman

Today, December 22, will go down in history as the day on which the President of the United States ended the U.S. military's policy of discrimination against lesbian, gay, and bisexual people who wish to serve their country by enlisting in the armed forces of this nation.

Arguably, this event is equivalent to the time when President Harry S. Truman brought an end to racial segregation in our armed services.

Read more: Obama Signs Repeal of DADT

 

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