Health/Food Posts Tagged as 'Pride'
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Paraplegic man drags himself through airport
The image is shocking: Justin Levene, a paraplegic man, dragging himself along the floor through Luton Airport after his self-propelling wheelchair was left behind on a flight.
As he hauls himself through the arrivals hall on his backside, other passengers seem oblivious.
A Man Says His DNA Test Proves He’s Black, and He’s Suing
In 2014, Ralph Taylor applied to have his insurance company in Washington State certified as a “disadvantaged business enterprise.” The DBE program at the U.S. Department of Transportation was originally designed to help minority- and woman-owned businesses win government contracts. So as proof of his minority status, Taylor submitted the results of a DNA test, estimating his ancestry to be 90 percent European, 6 percent indigenous American, and 4 percent sub-Saharan African.
Government officials reviewing Taylor’s application were not convinced. They saw that he looked white. They noted that he was unable to directly document any nonwhite ancestors. They doubted the underlying validity of the DNA test. And, most relevant to the purpose of the program, they found “little to no persuasive evidence that Mr. Taylor has personally suffered social and economic disadvantage by virtue of being a Black American.” They refused to certify his company. So Taylor decided to sue—out of principle, he says, because other business owners who look white have won DBE certification before. The Seattle Times first reported on the case in detail last week.
This Teacher Went on a Rant About Parents' "Bizarrely Lenient Attitude," and Well, She's Not Wrong
Erin Axson, a middle school teacher and mom of three from South Carolina, admits that by the end of the year, she felt completely exhausted. And although she's aware that having three kiddos and a demanding job is a solid recipe for burnout, she's certain that's not the crux of the issue. In a now-viral Facebook post, Erin explained exactly why she's dog-tired — and parents might not like the reason.
"This school year has left me feeling depleted, defeated, and unsure of my place in my little corner of the world. Rather than throw in the towel, I thought I'd do some digging and try to get to the bottom of my feelings," she said. "I was surprised by my findings, and what initially provided me some twisted form of comfort — knowing I wasn't the only teacher feeling this way quickly turned into fear for our society's future."
These ‘harmless’ signs could mean your kids are spoiled brats
Here's Why Jennifer Lopez Is Not Afraid to Eat Fried Pork-chops and Rice at 10 p.m.
Jennifer Lopez might be seriously dedicated to her workouts, as her fitness posts on Instagram attest, but the superstar of Puerto Rican descent gives herself a bit of leeway when it comes to her food choices, indulging on traditional Latin dishes no matter the time of day.
California Leads the Way Teaching LGBT History to Schoolchildren
As goes California, so goes the nation—at least, that’s what LGBT advocates in the Golden State are hoping when it comes to a set of new, inclusive K-8 history textbooks.
As first reported by The Advocate, the California State Board of Education approved 10 textbooks last week for use in K-8 classrooms that cover the contributions of LGBT people and people with disabilities to American history. The road to this point has been six years long: In 2011, the California state legislature passed Sen. Mark Leno’s Fair, Accurate, Inclusive and Respectful (FAIR) Education Act, which required classroom instruction in the state to include information about the contributions of a wide range of Americans, including Native Americans, LGBT people, and people with disabilities.
The Daily Beast
Why We Need White Male Allies to Fight for Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace
To my surprise, during the Q&A session, an audience member raised her hand and asked me, “As a white man, why are you on this panel? Why do you care about diversity?”
I didn’t see it coming. I felt her comment seemed to question my credentials as PwC’s Chief Diversity Officer. Almost as a reflex, I responded by saying: “As an out gay man, I understand exclusion because of my sexual orientation.”
But as I thought more and more about my response, I realized that it shouldn’t matter if I was gay or not. I shouldn’t have to be part of a minority or underrepresented group to care about diversity and inclusion. And if anything, we should want more straight white men to be allies and to be engaged in discussions about diversity and inclusion.
Good Men Project
Can You Get Herpes From Your Gym Mat?
You’re probably already a pro at wiping down the handlebars on the treadmill or sopping up sweat on the bench. But how about the gym mat you just unrolled—can there be gross stuff lurking on that, too?
According to a recent blog post by surgeon David A. Greuner, M.D., FACS, FICS, gym mats can be grosser than you think. In fact, he claims that coming in contact with a dirty gym mat can raise your risk of skin infections and acne—and even transfer herpes to susceptible individuals.
Palm Springs Pride Announces Official Event Schedule
Greater Palm Springs Pride today released the schedule of official events that are expected to attract 75,000 - 100,000 people to the Coachella Valley November 3 - 5, 2017.
Considered to be one of the most scenic pride parades in the world, the Greater Palm Springs Pride Festival celebrates its 31st Anniversary, October 31 - November 5, 2017, with multiple block parties, a two-day festival and parade in Palm Springs, California. The 2017 theme, "Viva la Vida!" Live life... and celebrate that you live life as you please. Shout VIVA LA VIDA... yours, mine, ours... And celebrate that we feel alive, alive because we are different, because we are unique, free... happy. Palm Springs is a city where we live life; a life full of the things and people that we love.
Official events and programs of Pride Week 2017 include:
Edge Media Network
Is wellness culture creating a new kind of eating disorder?
If you’ve ever ordered a turmeric matcha latte, you probably know someone like Daniella Isaacs. The 20-something British actress and playwright was once entrenched in the world of wellness, with the attendant blogging career, paid appearances, and budding gluten-free granola brand. But all that changed when she realized that “wellness” might actually be making her sick.
Isaacs had orthorexia, an eating disorder not about thinness, but rather a moral or righteous fixation on consuming “pure” and “clean” foods. Her new autobiographical play—Hear Me Raw, running at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival through the end of August—viscerally documents Isaacs’ journey from smoothie-gulping goddess to messy, complex, but ultimately happier human being. In doing so, the play begs an obvious yet unexamined question: Is wellness culture causing orthorexia?
Only 2 states have worse tippers than California, study finds
In terms of tipping, the Golden State may have to rethink its title.
San Francisco-based Square has found that California ranks 48th in tipping, among the 50 states and the District of Columbia. The payment processing company analyzed millions of credit and debit card transactions recorded in July 2017 across the nation. The only states with residents who tip worse than Californians were in Massachusetts and Hawaii. D.C. residents were also stingier with their servers.
(Maybe they should dress up like bees. Californians love bees. -E)
This sassy, ‘Drag Race’-quoting sex unicorn is an ugly step backward for LGBT inclusion in games
If you thought we had moved past the stereotype that gay men are little more than limp-wristed, leather-wearing fairies who scream “Yaaass queen” and snap at each other, you’d be wrong.
Need proof? Look no further than Smite, an online game with millions of registered players. It recently added a new, unlockable costume for one of its many characters: Chiron, a bow-and-arrow wielding centaur. This alternate costume, which Smite calls a “skin,” is titled “Fabulous.”
Ageism makes older adults with HIV more vulnerable to stigma
Discrimination negatively impacts the mental health of older HIV patients.
Older adults with HIV are being overlooked when it comes to prevention and treatment, scientists have said. Confronted to the dual stigma of their HIV status and their age, these patients may feel the negative effects of discrimination more acutely.
A common misconception is that HIV affects only young people, gay and bisexual men in particular. But this is not the case – with the development of highly effective antiretroviral treatments in the last decades, patients can live long lives and grow old with the virus.
Research now presented at the 125th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association suggests that this population of less well-known HIV patients is experiencing high amounts of stigma and not receiving the same care as other groups of patients.
International Business Times
Tick tock: It’s time to stop bullying 30-something women about their biological clocks
“Get that thing out of you!” my boyfriend’s cousin exclaimed after learning about my IUD.
A few bottles of wine into celebrating the 40-something’s birthday at a casual-chic French restaurant, she had asked when I was “finally” going to have a baby. To drive home the point that I still wasn’t quite ready, I pointed to the 99 percent effective birth control device implanted in my uterus, which emits copper ions toxic to my boyfriend’s most determined little swimmers.
Of course, I recognized that her comment was born out of respect for my relationship with her cousin, and a sincere desire for us to experience the joys of building a family. Still, I wasn’t thrilled to receive yet another reminder that my biological clock is ticking. Every. Single. Second.
Love Will Keep You Young
Over the course of 60 years he played with all the greats, and was still gigging steady at 80 years old. He could still toss me across the room, still said his prayers and practiced his yoga every morning. The weekend before he was hospitalized, he had four gigs; two on a Saturday and two on a Sunday. I drove him to all.
Good Men Project
This moving ad shows the agonizing talk generations of black moms have had with their kids
How do you prepare a black child for the discrimination, hatred, and racism they will experience?
It's an agonizing question black parents have faced for generations. Now, a new ad is chronicling how they've tackled these heartbreaking yet necessary conversations with their children over the past several decades.
The moving ad comes from an unlikely source — consumer goods corporation Procter & Gamble. The spot is part of its My Black Is Beautiful campaign, which was launched earlier this year by black P&G employees to celebrate and support black beauty.
The one-minute video tracks "the talk" throughout history, chronicling moments black mothers first needed to talk to their children about racism and bias.