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U.S. government weighs in against trans girls competing on girls' teams

29 May 2020

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Allowing transgender girls to compete in girls' sports leagues is illegal and could mean schools allowing the practice lose federal funding, the U.S. Education Department ruled in a letter made public on Thursday.

LGBT+ visibility builds acceptance, research finds

27 May 2020

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Americans are more likely to accept LGBT+ people if they see them portrayed in film, television and advertisements, said a survey released on Wednesday, findings that supporters say illustrate the benefits of visibility to the LGBT+ community.

LGBT+ visibility builds acceptance, research finds

27 May 2020

NEW YORK, May 27 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Americans are more likely to accept LGBT+ people if they see them portrayed in film, television and advertisements, said a survey released on Wednesday, findings that supporters say illustrate the benefits of visibility to the LGBT+ community.

U.S. solar industry sheds five years of job growth amid the coronavirus

19 May 2020

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The United States has shed more than 65,000 solar energy jobs in the coronavirus pandemic, industry leaders said on Monday, reversing five years of job growth in a field aimed at reining in climate change.

U.S. solar industry sheds five years of job growth amid the coronavirus

19 May 2020

NEW YORK, May 18 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The United States has shed more than 65,000 solar energy jobs in the coronavirus pandemic, industry leaders said on Monday, reversing five years of job growth in a field aimed at reining in climate change.

'We'll die': Gay bars worldwide scramble to avert coronavirus collapse

13 May 2020

LONDON/NEW YORK/BERLIN (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - From pulsating gay superclubs to basement drag cabarets and dimly-lit lesbian bars, the new coronavirus has shuttered LGBT+ nightlife venues worldwide, with some already forced to close permanently while others are scrambling to avoid the same fate.

REFILE-FEATURE-'We'll die': Gay bars worldwide scramble to avert coronavirus collapse

13 May 2020

LONDON/NEW YORK/BERLIN, May 13 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - F rom pulsating gay superclubs to basement drag cabarets and dimly-lit lesbian bars, the new coronavirus has shuttered LGBT+ nightlife venues worldwide, with some already forced to close permanently while others are scrambling to avoid the same fate.

Coronavirus pandemic threatens to suffocate U.S. hurricane response

13 May 2020

NEW YORK, May 13 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As the June 1 start of hurricane season inches nearer, U.S. emergency managers are gearing up for the possibility of a more active than normal storm season as the country battles the coronavirus pandemic at the same time.

Factbox: Germany bans 'gay conversion therapy' for minors as more nations eye laws

09 May 2020

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Germany has banned so-called "gay conversion therapy" for minors as a growing number of countries review legislation regarding the controversial practise designed to change a person's sexual orientation to heterosexual.

J.K. Rowling donates to coronavirus victims of domestic violence, homeless

03 May 2020

NEW YORK, May 3 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - "Harry Potter" author J.K. Rowling has donated 1 million pounds ($1.25 million) to help victims of domestic abuse and homelessness during the coronavirus pandemic after recovering from the virus herself.

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