28 percent of transgender women are infected with HIV, a fact that the CDC attributes in part to the "stigma" faced by transgender people. Some of the "factors that contribute to the high rates of HIV," the CDC states, are "stigma," "lack of familial support," and discrimination.
The CDC states that 56 percent of African American transgender women are infected with HIV, compared to 17 percent of white transgender women and 16 percent of Hispanic transgender women.
According to the San Francisco AIDS Foundation, 42 percent of transgender women report engaging in commercial sex work.
An Australian university student is being sued over a 2013 post he wrote after being asked to leave a University computer lab reserved for the use of Indigenous students.
"Just got kicked out of the unsigned Indigenous computer room. QUT is stopping segregation with segregation," was his post, which attracted comments critical of both the incident. Another student, who's also being sued, wrote "I wonder where the white supremacist lab is"
In addition to a third student accused of writing an offensive post he emphatically denies, the university and two staff are also being sued by the administration officer who asked Mr Wood to leave the room, Cindy Prior.
Ms Prior reportedly went on sick leave after the incident and says she was unable to return to work in a role that required her to have face-to-face contact with white people.
The case has already run in to tens of thousands of dollars for Mr Wood and could rise to $200,000 for him alone if it goes to trial.
In Sweden this week, the Liberal Party's youth wing has proposed that men should have the same right as women to decide not to be parents. The proposal stipulates that men should be permitted to have a "legal abortion" up to the 18th week of a woman's pregnancy. This date coincides with the last week a woman may terminate a pregnancy in Sweden. By signing up for a "legal abortion" then, a man would not have to pay maintenance for his child, but neither would he have any right to meet the child. read more
Imagine if someone were to say to you, every day, 'God I really hate the lacy patterns on praying mantis's wings. Can't you do something about it?' Well that, pretty much, is how men feel about your 'nagging' (a term which you find offensive and demeaning and belittling). The good news is the solution is very simple. First, appeal to our better nature by telling us how happy it will make you. Second, repeat, as often as you like, in an encouraging, positive way, always remembering to give plenty of rewards and treats. Never ever make the mistake of imagining that we men are anywhere nearly as sophisticated as you. Treat us like dogs -- beloved pet dogs, that is -- and we'll be your faithful companions forever.
Gregory Alfred, 25, told police he set out to find white people to slice back on Mar. 10 because he blamed them and "the system" for preventing him from freely smoking weed, sources said.