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Marissa Higgins


Marissa Higgins is the editor of Green Matters. Her work has appeared in the Washington Post, Slate, Salon, NPR, and elsewhere.

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Parents can do one thing to lower trans kids’ depression: Support them

Trans youth face higher rates of bullying, anxiety, and suicide than their cisgender peers.

On Feb 12, 2017 by Marissa Higgins

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Teacher suspended for showing class an LGBTQ anti-bullying video

Studies show that queer kids are more likely to face abuse and consider suicide.

On Feb 10, 2017 by Marissa Higgins

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New Zealand to clear queer men ‘homosexual sex’ convictions

'We are sorry for what those men and their families have gone through.'

On Feb 9, 2017 by Marissa Higgins

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Most Americans oppose ‘religious freedom’ laws allowing for LGBTQ discrimination

White evangelicals are the only religious group that's for it, according to a new study.

On Feb 8, 2017 by Marissa Higgins

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Vermont, D.C., Massachusetts have highest number of openly LGBTQ people

The South and Midwest had much smaller percentages.

On Feb 8, 2017 by Marissa Higgins

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White House claims media ‘underreported’ the Orlando shooting

The Paris bombings are also included in Trump's list of 78 terrorist attacks 'not even being reported.'

On Feb 7, 2017 by Marissa Higgins

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Pence makes no promises that an anti-LGBTQ executive order is off the table

A 'religious liberty' order will be the 'purview of the president.'

On Feb 6, 2017 by Marissa Higgins

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Kristen Stewart officially comes out as ‘so gay’ on ‘SNL’

She was specifically speaking to the president.

On Feb 6, 2017 by Marissa Higgins

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23 states have laws that harm or exclude the trans community

Protections for the LGBTQ community look grim in 2017.

On Feb 5, 2017 by Marissa Higgins

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Trump chooses two men to advise him on ‘women in the workplace’

And one comes from a company with alleged discriminatory policies.

On Feb 3, 2017 by Marissa Higgins

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College athletes can make powerful LGBTQ allies, study finds

Jocks have a lot of influence.

On Feb 3, 2017 by Marissa Higgins

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GLAAD award nominations highlight the scant state of LGBTQ mainstream visibility

In the category of film, only two movies were released by major production companies.

On Feb 1, 2017 by Marissa Higgins

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Boy Scouts will reverse its stance, allow transgender boys to join

This comes a few months after a trans boy accused the organization of discrimination.

On Jan 31, 2017 by Marissa Higgins

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National Pride March is coming to D.C. this June

It's expected to be the biggest LGBTQ march on Washington since 2009.

On Jan 30, 2017 by Marissa Higgins

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North Carolina doctor diagnoses woman with ‘lesbianism’

LGBTQ people aren't protected from discrimination in the state.

On Jan 27, 2017 by Marissa Higgins