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‘Stop it! You’re making me sick!’: Moving documentary spotlights the pivotal battle to declassify homosexuality as illness

By Julianne Hill and Hermes Falcon Urban Health Media Project As recently as 1973, homosexuality was considered a “sexual deviancy” and gay people were classified as mentally ill by the American Psychiatric Association (APA).  The LGBTQ+ community and its allies have activists such as Barbara Gittings and DC’s own Dr. Frank Kameny to thank for...

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Even before COVID, LGBTQ+ youth faced a high risk of homelessness. The pandemic only made things worse.

By Sarah Gandluri and Sydney Johnson Special to the Washington Blade  WASHINGTON -- Squashed between friends on a plush couch at a shelter for homeless LGBTQ+ young people, Jada Doll talked about what happened after she began to express her identity as a transgender woman. She moved in with her boyfriend when she was a...