“Report on kids’ poverty in U.S. raises eyebrows”


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ST. PAUL, Minn. — A new report on child welfare that found more U.S. children living in poverty than before the Great Recession belies the fanfare of the nation’s economic turnaround.

Twenty-two percent of American children were living in poverty in 2013 compared with 18 percent in 2008, according to the latest Kids Count Data Book, with poverty rates nearly double among African-Americans and American Indians and problems most severe in South and Southwest.

The report, released Tuesday from the child advocacy group the Annie E. Casey Foundation showed some signs of slight improvement, including high school graduation rates at an all-time high and a dipping percentage of uninsured children. But the bright spots weren’t enough to offset a picture showing many children left behind amid the nation’s economic recovery. MORE

“Redefining The ‘Traditional’ American Family In 7 Stunning Images”


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“Jeb Bush says view on unwed births ‘hasn’t changed at all’


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‘The Bravest Knight Who Ever Lived,’ Queer Fairytale, Premieres On Hulu”


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“An Open Letter to Christians From the Parents of a Transgender Child”


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“Perverted”

“Disgusting”

“Freak”

“Shemale”

“It”

“Tranny”

Those are just some of the words I’ve heard used to describe my 9-year-old daughter and others like her. As her family, we’ve had our share of run-ins with those who disagree with us since her social transition 5 years ago. Some of the gentler conversations stemmed from a lack of understanding about what it meant to be transgender and how a young child could understand themselves in those terms. I welcomed those discussions because they were usually coming from a desire to be educated. I still love having them when the opportunity presents. However, my husband and I have had other conversations filled with intrusive questions filled with implications about my husband’s role in the family, why I wasn’t stepping up and “being the parent” and if there was a history of sexual abuse. Without exception, thoseconversations came from people who called themselves Christians. MORE OF ARTICLE

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Kelly Noe and Kelly McCracken are pictured with their daughter, Ruby. | Courtesy of Lambda Legal

Kelly Noe and Kelly McCracken are pictured with their daughter, Ruby. | Courtesy of Lambda Legal

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“Faye Dunaway Will Open Up About ‘Mommie Dearest’ In A New Book: Report”


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“Tortured for Being Gay in Indiana”


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‘Nail Salons Are More Regulated’: A Gay Survivor Takes On The ‘Troubled Teen’ Industry”


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David Wernsman is seen in an undated photo. | Courtesy of David Wernsman

David Wernsman is seen in an undated photo. | Courtesy of David Wernsman