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A same-sex marriage supporter waves a rainbow flag outside the Supreme Court in 2015. Drew Angerer/Getty Images

Congress is considering making same-sex marriage federal law – a political scientist explains how this issue became less polarized over time

The U.S. House of Representatives recently voted for a bill that would federally protect same-sex marriage – and 47 Republicans signed on, too. Same-sex marriage isn’t the partisan issue it once was.
Though intolerance is still commonplace, young Americans are finding it less stigmatizing to openly identify as trans. AP Photo/Lynne Sladky

A window into the number of trans teens living in America

A new study that breaks down the number of trans teens by state could give policymakers a better idea of how many kids will be affected by anti-trans legislation.
An image from the comic ‘Compassion’ by Kayleigh Fine, which was commissioned to illustrate the importance of compassionate care for 2SLGBTQ+ people. (Kayleigh Fine)

Compassion in health care reduces health inequality for 2SLGBTQ+ people

Accessing compassionate health care is often difficult for Two-Spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and other sexual identities, such as pansexual or asexual individuals (2SLGBTQ+).
Phoenix Mercury center Brittney Griner before a WNBA game in 2015. Tony Quinn/Icon Sportswire/Corbis/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

After initial silence, the Biden administration is making moves to free WNBA star Brittney Griner from Russian detention

At 6 feet, 8 inches tall, Brittney Griner has become an international basketball star. She is now locked up in a Russian prison after what US officials describe as “wrongfully detained.”
Responding to the mental health needs of people who are unjustly disadvantaged by the pandemic in Canada will require accurate data. (Shutterstock)

Building back equitably: 4 ways to address mental health inequities magnified by the pandemic, and ensure access to care

The mental health impact of the pandemic has not affected everyone equally. An equitable approach to mental health promotion, prevention and treatment can help ensure equitable access to services.
Muscovites rushed to buy furniture and other goods from IKEA before it closed its Russian stores. AP Photo/Vladimir Kondrashov

Why Apple, Disney, IKEA and hundreds of other Western companies are abandoning Russia with barely a shrug

Over 300 companies so far have closed stores, reassigned staff or halted sales in Russia in the two weeks since the invasion began.

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