We estimated that, each year, same-sex marriage policies would be associated with more than 134 000 fewer adolescents attempting suicide. These results reflect an important reduction in adolescent emotional distress and risk of mortality from suicide.
Equality does equal health. Continue reading→
I wanted to capture the relatively stunned silence of the very large crowd that gathered in front of the White House (@WhiteHouse) as it lit with the colors of the rainbow. Continue reading→
I normally walk to work through history, this time I walked to work through history being made, as the United States Supreme Court heard arguments for marriage equality.
In an awesome confluence of events and social movements, I was participating in a roundtable co-hosted by the American College of Sports Medicine (@ACSMNews) and the Kaiser Permanente Institute for Health Policy (@KPIHP) on creating a Call to Action on Making Physical Activity Assessment and Prescription a Standard of Medical Care. Of course that roundtable was going to have walking meetings, and we walked to the future, while talking about the future.
All photographs are Creative Commons licensed. Click to enlarge or download original View SCOTUS – DOMA 20939 on Flickr.com One difference from this day was that the signs are more humorous. What does it take to make a sign and stand in front of the highest court in the land, in front of international media, … Continue reading Photographs from the Supreme Court, Day 2, Courage
All photographs are Creative Commons licensed. Click to enlarge. View scotus 20800 on Flickr.com Set 1 Set 2 Then and now View Nov 2008 to March 2013 on Flickr.com A few reflections/changes since 2008 more innocent people died more of our nation paid attention Anti-humanity, pro-past contingent joined the dialogue, they were not there in … Continue reading Photographs from the Supreme Court, Differences since 2008
I have pledged to write a post for every State in the Union to embrace equality (see the series: Love Always Wins), which happened multiple times yesterday. I’m losing track, it’s happening so quickly now. Before I found the right photograph for this morning’s post, it found me: It was accompanied by this e-mail, from Josh … Continue reading Love continues to be unbeatable, thanks to the courage of our neighbors
View Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley Keynote on Flickr.com (@GovernorOMalley) When I was a medical student, I didn’t have access to the Net Impact organization. It was being conceived by a small group of graduate students, who had their first meeting of 52 people. Instead, I had access to a jarring and sad American Medical Association convention, … Continue reading Why Place Matters – at Net Impact Conference 2012