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You might make a quick and exaggerated judgment about what kind of neighborhood you’re in based on the people or flags you see. David Levingstone/DigitalVision via Getty Images

People overestimate groups they find threatening – when ‘sizing up’ others, bias sneaks in

Social psychology researchers found that people commonly exaggerate the presence of certain groups – including ethnic and sexual minorities – because they perceive them as ideologically threatening.
Members of the LGBT community attending the annual Gay Pride march in Johannesburg, South Africa, in 2017. EFE-EPA/Kim Ludbrook

LGBT migrants in South Africa: religion can be a blessing, and a curse

The author set out to understand how the faith of displaced LGBT people in South Africa has evolved over time, and how religion has shaped their experiences of displacement.
While the league has taken steps to make baseball more welcoming for LGBTQ employees and fans, no active player has come out. Spencer Platt/Getty Images

How much longer will Major League Baseball stay in the closet?

Among the more than 20,000 men who have played major league baseball, not one has publicly come out of the closet while still in uniform.
Students generally become more appreciative of sexual diversity during college. Robert Chiarito/AFP via Getty Images

Students at Catholic colleges leave with less positive attitudes toward gay people than their peers – but that’s not the whole story

A survey of over 3,000 students found that how much students’ appreciation of gay, lesbian and bisexual people increased during college varied by their school’s religious affiliation.
While professional sports franchises have become more socially conscious, LGBTQ fans and players aren’t exactly embraced with open arms. Adam Glanzman/Getty Images

Sports remain hostile territory for LGBTQ Americans

Half of LGBTQ participants in a recent study experienced discrimination, insults, bullying or abuse while playing, watching or talking about sports.
Mental illnesses are usually a function of systemic factors on an individual, but Bell’s national awareness campaign doesn’t focus on that. (Shutterstock)

Bell, let’s talk about #colonialism, #racism and #ableism

The annual Bell Let’s Talk campaign is shaping national conversations on mental health. But the campaign materials focus on individuals rather than the role of systemic oppression.

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