Survey finds 40% of US LGBTQ youth considered suicide in past year

first_imgForty percent of young LGBTQ people in the United States say they have seriously considered suicide over the past 12 months, according to a survey released on Wednesday, while the figure climbs to more than 50% for transgender and non-binary youth surveyed.Although data on LGBTQ experiences is limited, studies have found that lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer youth are more likely to attempt suicide than their peers.Among all people aged 10 to 24, suicide is the second-leading cause of death, according to the Trevor Project, a non-profit focused on suicide prevention among youth who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer including non-binary people, individuals whose gender identity or expression falls outside the categories of male and female. The survey was conducted between Dec. 2, 2019 and March 31, 2020 – mostly before the coronavirus outbreak began to sweep through the United States. It builds on the project’s first national survey released last year that found 39% of LGBTQ youth had seriously considered attempting suicide in the past 12 months.The pandemic is likely to have made matters worse for some young LGBTQ people, one of the communities that experts say could be affected at disproportionate rates by the coronavirus.”We’ve seen increased volume on our direct crisis services and at times that was more than double our typical volume,” Amit Paley, CEO and executive director of The Trevor Project, told Reuters. “There’s so many young people who are just cut off from their normal sources of support so they don’t have people or friends or resources they can turn to.”The survey, the largest of its kind, also showed that many LGBTQ youth lack the opportunity and means to access the mental healthcare they say they need. Nearly half (46%) of the 40,000 respondents said they wanted psychological or emotional counseling from a professional but were unable to receive it over the course of the past 12 months.In a time of pandemic, access to potentially life-saving care, including mental healthcare, has become more challenging for both patients and providers, exacerbating issues like isolation, access to hormone treatments and gender-related surgeries for many in the LGBTQ community.Telemedicine has proved very effective in providing services to many LGBTQ people during the pandemic, said Maureen Kelly of Planned Parenthood of Greater New York. But it also highlighted historic barriers facing LGBTQ people and youth like finding a provider that is competent to treat LGBTQ patients or reliable internet services.”We know that some, particularly Black and brown patients, are struggling much more in different ways with underpowered internet services,” Kelly said.Stuck at homeFor young queer individuals, being forced to isolate with unsupportive families might pose a further obstacle. Forty percent of LGBTQ youth reported in the survey that they were unable to receive care due to concerns over parental support.”Part of COVID-19 impacts families,” said Paley. “Families who might not be accepting when they’re facing stress because of losing their job or being out of work or fearing being out of work, they can often take out that anger or stress on LGBTQ youth in their life.”Devon Ritz, who helps run a Planned Parenthood support group for LGBTQ youth in upstate New York, said that when the pandemic forced their weekly meetings to go online, there was a lot of concern about isolation and young people in rural areas not getting the social support they needed.”The main reason our youth group started over a decade now ago was to reduce social isolation,” Ritz said. “So it’s definitely been exacerbated by COVID-19.” Topics :last_img read more

Tropical haven walking distance from the surf

first_img RELATED: Rare seaside estate hits the market The result is a private backyard full of lush greenery. “It’s a beautiful feeling when you sit out there at night in the gazebo with the candles going,” Mrs Robinson said. “We feel like we don’t have any neighbours.” The home has been updated over the years. Picture: supplied. 37 Eden Crescent, WoorimTHIS island home has a resort-style design and a private tropical sanctuary in the backyard. Owners Wendy and Neil Robinson bought 37 Eden Cres, Woorim 25 years ago and in that time have turned the property into a haven. “We loved the open-plan design and the atrium in the centre of the home,” Mrs Robinson said. “It’s such a beautiful Queensland home.” The home is built around the large atrium. Picture: supplied.Mrs Robinson said when they first moved in, the property had virtually no garden and just some landscaping around the inground swimming pool. “We’ve created the gardens over the past 23 years,” she said. “We mainly have tropical plants. We love bromeliads and we have lots of palms.” Your very own castle on the sandcenter_img This little piggy went to market The well-designed home is built around a central atrium with a living and dining area on one side, a family room opposite and the kitchen at the top of a courtyard. More from newsLand grab sees 12 Sandstone Lakes homesites sell in a week21 Jun 2020Character-filled Queenslander on private, leafy block20 Sep 2019The main bedroom has a walk-in wardrobe and ensuite while the two remaining bedrooms have built-in wardrobes. The home also has a laundry and double garage. The swimming pool has a resort feel. Picture: supplied.The Robinsons have updated the home over the years, including renovating the kitchen and bathrooms. “It’s great home for entertaining, we’ve had so many great nights here,” Mrs Robinson said.“Neil and I are both golfers and this is also a great place to come home to after a game. It’s so quiet and relaxing.”The home is three minutes from the Bribie Island Golf Club and a five-minute walk from the beach. The property is on the market through Sheri Binzer of Bribie Island Real Estate.last_img read more

Antique mulls sisterhood pact with Manila

first_imgDenosta claimed that this province’sbeautiful tourism sites could be alluring to Manila residents. She added that no less than the Manila mayorhimself is excited to visit this province and push through with the sisterhood.His father was from Barangay Piape 3 in Hamtic town. SAN JOSE, Antique – The proposedsisterhood pact between this province and the city of Manila may bring manyadvantages, according to Gov. Rhodora Cadiao. The DILG supervises the sisterhoodrelationship between the two local government units based on their mutualinterests in further developing their economic, social, cultural, political andhistorical ties. In a previous interview with Vice Gov.Edgar Denosta, he revealed that the Manila mayor was proud of his Antiqueñoroots. They learned during their meeting that many Antiqueños hold keypositions in the city government there. Manila might also be able to extendscholarship grants to the Antiqueño students who study there and seek formedical assistance its government. “It would be easier for them to processsome documents there because they would already be assisted because of thesisterhood relationship,” she said.center_img “We will work on the sisterhood pactwith the help of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG),”he added. According to Cadiao, there are thousandsof Antiqueños in Manila who could benefit from the pact, especially in terms ofprocessing their documents in the city government there. “The sisterhood will be beneficial to Antiqueños who work and reside in Manila,” Cadiao stressed in an interview on Feb. 26. FILE PHOTO “The sisterhood will be beneficial toAntiqueños who work and reside in Manila,” Cadiao stressed in an interview onFeb. 26. The possible sisterhood pact was discussed during a meeting with Manila MayorFrancisco Moreno Domagoso last Feb. 17. “The Antique provincial governmentshould be able to accommodate well and secure the tourists who come to theprovince,” he said.(With a report fromPNA/PN)last_img read more

Heaslip’s message for new boys

first_imgIreland captain Jamie Heaslip has urged Paddy Jackson and Luke Marshall to seize their opportunity when they make their debuts in Sunday’s RBS 6 Nations showdown with Scotland. The injury crisis that has thinned the Irish ranks has seen the uncapped Ulster duo thrust into a pivotal match on which the team’s flagging title aspirations hang. And while the 21-year-olds’ potential is matched by their inexperience, Heaslip is backing them to make a swift adjustment to Test rugby. “When they played against Fiji in November they showed what they can do and how professional they are,” the Lions number eight said. “I’ll give them advice about nerves, but now the best advice is just to go out and play your game. That’s why they were picked. There are 14 other guys on the pitch who are ready to die for you so go out and play.” Press Associationcenter_img He went on: “At international level, the space is that little bit less than Heineken Cup. The margins get smaller. “But I’ve 100% faith in Luke and Paddy when it comes to dealing with that kind of pressure. “They’ve been picked because they’re ready and good enough. They must back themselves and if they see a chance, take it.” Ireland’s chances of winning the Six Nations were damaged by their 12-6 defeat to England and they must prevail in Edinburgh if they are to remain in the title hunt. A loss would result in another failed championship and weaken coach Declan Kidney’s chances of extending his contract with the Irish Rugby Football Union until the 2015 World Cup. The selection of the untested Jackson and Marshall – potentially two stars of Irish rugby – at fly-half and inside centre has heightened the significance of the occasion. “Murrayfield is a great stadium. In a weird way I have mixed memories about it,” Heaslip said. “We won the Heineken Cup there with Leinster and two Ireland internationals, but also lost one international before the 2007 World Cup. Edinburgh’s a great place to be for a Six Nations weekend. There’s a great buzz.” last_img read more

Paul Le Guen is New Eagles’ Technical Adviser

first_imgDuro IkhazuagbeAs reported by THISDAY monday, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has announced the appointment of Frenchman Paul Le Guen, 52, as the new Technical Adviser of the Super Eagles.The new Eagles’ boss Le Guen who steered the Indomitable Lions of Cameroun to the 2010 FIFA World Cup finals in South Africa is to be assisted by Nigerian Salisu Yusuf, who takes the role of Chief Coach.Both appointments are subject to agreement of contract terms with the NFF Executive Committee. Le Guen is believed to be on a $40,000 per month pay while his assistant is expected to be on a N1.5million monthly. Le Guen played for Brest, Nantes and Paris Saint Germain and won 17 caps for France, before coaching Rennes, Lyon, PSG (in France) and Glasgow Rangers (in Scotland). He also coached Oman.Yusuf, a former Ranch Bees star player was capped at Under-20 level by Nigeria. He is a former coach of both Kano Pillars and Enyimba of Aba.After Sunday Oliseh quit the Eagles job and Samson Siasia held forth for two games in the qualifiers for the AFCON 2017, Yusuf stepped in as an interim coach for two international friendly matches in Europe at the end of May, which Eagles won.Spokesman of the Committee, Paul Bassey, said after the meeting at the NFF secretariat yesterday that Enugu Rangers gaffer Imama Amapakabo and former Super Eagles’ goalkeeper and skipper Alloy Agu, who served as assistant coach and goalkeeper trainer for the games against Mali and Luxembourg in May, retained their places in the technical crew.The new crew’s immediate challenge is a 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Tanzania in the first week of September – a dead rubber, but which would serve as ample preparation for the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying match away to Zambia on October 3.The committee has also recommended to the NFF Board, the appointment of one-time Super Eagles’ assistant coach, Bitrus Bewarang as the new NFF Technical Director.Bewarang, who is president of the Nigeria Football Coaches Association, will replace the late Coach Shaibu Amodu.There is also a recommendation that former Super Eagles’ defender Nduka Ugbade be restored to the Under-17 national team as assistant to Coach Manu Garba.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Retirement on hold for Veronica Campbell-Brown

first_imgDecorated Jamaican Olympic champion Veronica Campbell-Brown says she is willing to play the game of wait and see as it relates to bringing an end to a storied career.Campbell-Brown, who has earned 27 gold medals while representing the Caribbean country, could certainly be excused for looking to follow in the footsteps of compatriot Usain Bolt who called time on his career last year.Despite a few performances in recent years that have typically fallen below previously lofty held standards the 35-year-old remains confident that there is plenty left in the tank.“Right now, I’m working on 2018 and I’m hoping to be at the Commonwealth Games and to run a couple Diamond League races,” Campbell-Brown told SportsMax Zone. “So I’m taking it season by season and at the end of 2018 I’ll re-evaluate and see what I want to do but right now I’m focused on 2018.”Campbell-Brown, who can boast of six individual major gold medals split evenly between the World Championships and Olympics Games, last claimed a bronze medal in the 200m at the Beijing World Championships in 2015. Campbell-Brown missed out on an appearance at last year’s World Championships in London after withdrawing from the national champions with an injury.  Her last appearance at the Commonwealth Games came in 2006 in Melbourne.last_img read more

Barbados opposition party selects new leader

first_imgThe opposition Democratic Labor Party (DLP) in Barbados, has elected attorney Verla DePeiza as its new leader as it seeks to rebuild following the defeat it suffered during the May 24 general election in Barbados.Elected unopposed“If nothing else gives us the impetus to move forward it must be the fear of failing. This party is bigger than us. This party has a responsibility to this country and we are equal to that task. I say we because there is, without doubt, a mammoth task ahead of us,” DePeiza said Sunday as she was elected unopposed to guide the affairs of the party that was swept out of office by a 30-nil margin in the general election.“We have to repair breaches internally and externally and because I have no interest in wallowing in the wilderness for longer than is absolutely necessary, we must step up and act and address these matters frontally without fear, without favour,” she told DLP supporters at the party’s 63rd annual general conference.Defeat still hurting Earlier, former prime minister and DLP president, Freundel Stuart said the party should not be used by persons to climb “the career ladder” even as he acknowledged that the defeat in the general election was still hurting.“The electoral wound is still fresh and where we in circumstances like these… relax our vigilance and…manifest symptoms of vulnerability. I feel it is, therefore, my duty to warn that for some time now there has been a species of predators stalking the party political environment in Barbados in search of career advantages to exploit.“To this type, values are not important, philosophy is not important, commitment is not important, love of people is not important and a vision of the future is not important. All that matters to this type is an opportunity for career advancement as a party, we must be on guard for this brand of abuse.”Stuart said that the 63-year-old party does not allow itself to be used specifically as a mere vehicle for the realization of an individual’s personal ambitions.He said the party was not looking for a savior or “messiah” to clean its tarnished reputation and that the loyalty of members must be tested as the party moves to rebuild.last_img read more

High profile delegates highlight the importance of Betting on Football

first_img SBC Founder Rasmus Sojmark has delivered on his promise to turn this year’s Betting on Football into an even ‘bigger and better’ gathering of the leading lights in the sports betting industry.For the first time, Betting on Football (BOF 2017) will be spread across three days (3-5 May) with networking events at Kensington Roof Gardens and Under the Bridge nightclub on the first and second evenings. The two-day conference at Chelsea FC’s Stamford Bridge will be rounded off with a relaxed networking breakfast on the final morning (5 May).The decision to extend the conference was made after hugely positive feedback from the 2016 conference at Stamford Bridge, as well as the experience from the successful two-day Betting on Sports Conference held by SBC Events last September.Both operators and suppliers were effusive in their praise for the Betting on Football concept. Check out some of the testimonials from last year’s event:Simon Trim, CEO at Sporting Index, commented: “If you’re an operator or supplier and football is important to you, then this is the place where you need to come.”Vahe Baloulian, CEO at BetConstruct, added: “It’s an opportunity to meet people that are in the same industry and learn from them. We are good at utilising the knowledge gained from these conferences, and turning them into profitable opportunities for our partners.”Tony Kenny, Head of Sponsorship at William Hill, reflected: “It’s been a fantastic day today. A great chance to talk about sponsorships for William Hill, and show a lot of people what we do in terms of activation and the kind of sponsorships we’re involved in.”Lennart Gillberg, Founder at Spiffx, said: “In our business if you get one or two new contacts, that can make a big difference for your business. I met a couple of guys here who are really going to push our business forward.”Mark Davies, Head of New Business at Leicester City, the reigning Premier League champions, said: “This conference is beneficial for everyone, and these opportunities don’t arrive very often.”At BOF 2017, over 800 delegates will be treated to six tracks of industry insight, food and refreshments, two high-end networking parties, world class hospitality, the chance to go on a stadium tour, unlimited networking opportunities and a product display from over 30 exhibitors.To register for your early bird BOF 2017 ticket at a special discounted price of just £299 (+VAT), visit standard two-day ticket is £599 (+VAT), while individual day passes are available for £399 (+VAT). Email for more information.Sponsors include OPTIMA (Gold Sponsor), BetConstruct (Silver Sponsor), (Premium Sponsor), HiPay (Premium Sponsor), Bet365, BetGenius, BetOnBrazil, Betway, Digitain, EnergyBet, Ganapati, Golden Race, Intertops, Oulala, Paddy Power Betfair, SBTech, Sportradar, VsoftCo, TXODDS, Oddslife, LeoVegas, Mr Green and Siru Mobile. Share Kambi takes control of Churchill Downs BetAmerica sportsbook August 28, 2020 Related Articles StumbleUpon Kambi takes full control of LeoVegas sportsbook portfolio August 26, 2020 Björn Nilsson: How Triggy is delivering digestible data through pre-set triggers August 28, 2020 Share Submitlast_img read more

Johan Styren departs as CEO of LeoVegas Malta

first_img Related Articles TVBET passes GLI test for five live games in Malta and Italy August 25, 2020 Share Share Kambi takes full control of LeoVegas sportsbook portfolio August 26, 2020 StumbleUpon Submit Björn Nilsson: How Triggy is delivering digestible data through pre-set triggers August 28, 2020 Updating the market, LeoVegas Group AB has informed that Johan Styren has officially stepped down from his leadership position as CEO of LeoVegas Gaming Ltd (Malta subsidiary).A founding team executive, Styren has led LeoVegas Malta operations since 2012, joining the mobile first operator from Unibet Plc.LeoVegas governance informs that Styren will continue as a director of the company until 30 June, helping the operator during its transitional period. At present, LeoVegas will handle Styren leadership responsibilities within the framework of the existing organisation.Gustaf Hagman, Group CEO and LeoVegas co-founder personally thanked Styren for his contribution to company growth and strategy.“Johan has been very valuable to LeoVegas, primarily by being part of building our business in Malta. Johan has been part of creating what LeoVegas is today and I want to thank him for his amazing effort during his 5 years at LeoVegas. I wish him all the best in the future,” said Hagman.Leaving LeoVegas’ executive team, Styren commented on the firm: “When I started at LeoVegas 2012 we had just launched and had no customers. Today we are market leaders.”“Since then, we have managed to build the world’s best mobile casino, added sports games and live casino, listed on Nasdaq First North and made LeoVegas one of the best gaming companies in the world. After more than five fantastic years, I feel it’s time to move on to new challenges.”last_img read more

Robbie Gould gets long-term extension from 49ers at franchise tag deadline

first_img Cowboys’ DeMarcus Lawrence wants to be ‘the best that’s ever played this game’ Roger Goodell confirms NFL-NFLPA want new CBA by September Robbie Gould may be in attendance for training camp after all.The 49ers on Monday announced they have signed the kicker to a four-year contract extension through the 2022 season. Melvin Gordon addresses Chargers holdout: ‘I want to get paid’ “I’m at a point in my career where my family is what’s going to dictate the decisions that I make.”Gould, 36, spent the first 11 seasons of his NFL career in Chicago, but was released by the Bears just before the start of the regular season in 2016. He signed a two-year deal worth $4 million with the Niners on the first day of free agency in 2017 and the team placed the franchise tag on him this spring.He made 33 of 34 field-goal attempts and 27 of 29 PATs during the 2018 season, his second with the Niners. He’s 72-for-75 on field-goal attempts and 55-for-59 on PATs the past two seasons. The #49ers have signed Robbie Gould to a four-year contract through the 2022 season. Details ⬇️— San Francisco 49ers (@49ers) July 15, 2019Good as Gould🙌 @RobbieGould09— San Francisco 49ers (@49ers) July 15, 2019“Over the years, Robbie has established himself as one of the best at his position in the NFL, which is precisely why we were so committed to working out a new contract with him,” Niners general manager John Lynch said in a statement.“I would like to thank everyone who worked so hard to make this deal come to fruition. We are very happy to start off the year on the right foot with this agreement in place so that Robbie can get back with his teammates and focus on making the most out of the upcoming season.”  Related News Gould had refused to sign the tender worth roughly $4.9 million the Niners placed on him in February and opted not to attend the team’s mandatory minicamp. He even requested a trade out of San Francisco earlier this offseason, but explained that things are more difficult from the inside.“It’s a complicated situation,” Gould told NBC Sports Chicago last month. “The way I’ve kind of approached it is, I want to spend time with my family. And I let my agent handle it, and if anything comes up that I have to make a decision or be in the know, he’ll call me and let me know. But right now there’s nothing to really know, and I’m just enjoying being home and being in Chicago.last_img read more