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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...

Youth fight for racial justice, and take their convictions to the polls

By Alan Gomez and Pamela Rentz With the world gripped by a global pandemic and protests over police brutality raging across the U.S., young adults and teenagers played a significant role in the activism work that defined 2020. Generation Z and Millenials were heavily involved in protests, marches, social media campaigns and the November elections....