NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Air pollution from fossil fuels costs each American an average of $2,500 a year in extra medical bills, researchers said on Thursday, as climate change hurts both health and finances.
NEW YORK, May 19 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - More than
40% of young, LGBT+ Americans say they considered suicide in the
past year, laid low by COVID-19 lockdowns and political attacks
in the Trump era, a survey found on Wednesday.
NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As conservative states seek to limit transgender rights in the United States, double Grammy Award-nominated singer Rufus Wainwright said Americans should not forget the hardships faced by LGBT+ people in other parts of the world.
NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In less than five months, 2021 has become the "worst year" in recent history for LGBT+ rights in the United States, with dozens of gay and transgender rights-related bills passed by state legislatures, a leading advocacy group said on Tuesday.
NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The world economy will fare better this year than previous projections indicated, but a slow roll-out of COVID-19 vaccines in many developing countries will hamper their economic recoveries, the United Nations said on Tuesday.
NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Leading U.S. companies have become more vocal in criticizing proposed laws restricting transgender rights and taking a stand on LGBT+ issues but have failed so far to take concrete action against states with such legislation, advocates said.
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NEW YORK, April 27 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Tech
giants Amazon, Facebook and Twitter on Tuesday were among some
400 companies to call for U.S. lawmakers to pass a key LGBT+
rights bill that would extend equal healthcare, housing and
goods and services rights to all Americans.
NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Joe Biden vowed on the campaign trail to pass a law protecting LGBT+ Americans from discrimination within his first 100 days in office. But with the Senate's backing for the Equality Act seen as unlikely, he may already have opted for Plan B.
NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Climate justice leaders criticized President Joe Biden on Thursday for a measure designed to combat inequality caused by climate change, arguing it does not go far enough.