SLIDESHOW: Things NOT to Say to LGBT Coworkers

What are some things that you should NEVER say to an LGBT colleague?

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Religious Faith Linked to Suicidal Behavior in LGBQ Adults

Although religiosity is generally tied to reduced suicide risk, the opposite may be true for some young lesbian, gay and questioning adults.

(Reuters ) — Although religiosity is generally tied to reduced suicide risk, the opposite may be true for some young lesbian, gay and questioning adults, researchers say.

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'He's Funny That Way': Dylan, Kesha Lend Voices to LGBT Songs

Six-song "Universal Love" album includes flipping pronouns or having male and female singers reverse traditional roles.

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(Reuters) — Bob Dylan, Kesha and Valerie June are among the musicians and singers reimagining classic love songs as lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender anthems in a new album released on Thursday.

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Widow of Pulse Gunman Cleared of all Charges

Noor Salman could have faced up to life in prison had she been convicted.

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(Reuters) — The widow of the Pulse nightclub gunman walked free on Friday after a jury cleared her of charges related to the 2016 massacre that killed 49 people in Orlando, stunning survivors who had longed to hold someone accountable.

Noor Salman, 31, could have faced up to life in prison had she been convicted of federal charges of obstruction of justice and aiding her husband, Omar Mateen, in providing support to the Islamic State militant group.

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Teens who Hide Their Sexual Orientation Have Higher Suicide Risk

These findings among teens are similar to previous studies in adults, which also found links between sexual identity discordance, depression, drug and alcohol use, and suicidal ideation.

(Reuters) — Teens who hide their true sexual orientation are at higher risk for suicidal behaviors, a new study suggests.

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Many Transgender Patients Not Insured for Gender-affirming Surgery

The proportion of patients getting genital surgery as part of their transition rose from 72 percent in the period from 2000 to 2005 to 84 percent from 2006 to 2011, yet 56 percent paid out of pocket.

(Reuters) — Even though a growing number of transgender patients now use insurance for gender-affirming surgery, almost half are still paying cash for procedures their health plans don't cover, a U.S. study suggests.

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We Don't Need 'Lady Teachers' With a Gun, Says State Rep.

The majority of "our ladies," and women teachers, "are scared of guns" and should not be trained in firearms, according to Alabama State Rep. Harry Shiver (R-Stockton).

Alabama State Rep. Harry Shiver (R-Stockton); Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School student and activist Emma González / REUTERS

A state representative from Alabama doesn't believe "lady teachers" should — or want to — carry firearms.

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Sexual Orientation Top Risk for Suicidal Thoughts in College Freshmen

The results suggest that the first year of college could be an ideal time to screen all entering students for suicide risk and intervene appropriately.

(Reuters) — Nearly one third of first-year college students have thought about suicide, according to a study across eight countries, and non-heterosexual identity or feelings were the biggest risks for this kind of thinking or behavior.

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