By Steve Ahlquist on May 31, 2017
Those advocating for the bill’s passage cheered when McNamara called for the bill to be passed, and cheered again when the bill overwhelmingly passed.
Posted in Featured, LGBTQ, State House, Video, Youth | Tagged Brian Newberry, conversion therapy, David Coughlin, Donna Nesselbush, Edie Ajello, House Health Education and Welfare Committee, Joseph McNamara, Kenneth Marshall, Michael Chippendale, Ramon Perez, Sherry Roberts | 5 Responses
By Steve Ahlquist on May 3, 2017
“At a time of intense vulnerability, [conversion therapy] made me feel more damaged, isolated and worthless…”
Posted in Featured, LGBTQ, Photos, State House, Video | Tagged conversion therapy, Dominick Ruggerio, Donna Nesselbush, Edie Ajello, General Assembly, Joseph McNamara, Joshua Miller, Nicholas Mattiello, Welch v Brown, Wendy Becker | 1 Response
By Steve Ahlquist on April 7, 2017
The Student Bill of Rights, said Providence high school student Jayleen Salcedo, is “a document that the PSU made up to defend the rights of all students in the city, of all students in the state and in the country.”
Posted in Activism, Civil Rights, Class Warfare, Criminal Justice, Education, Environmental Racism, Featured, Health Care, Labor, LGBTQ, National News, Photos, Providence, Race & Racism, Rhode Island, Video, Youth | Tagged Central High School, conversion therapy, donald trump, ice, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Jayleen Salcedo, kennedy plaza, Mike Pence, providence student union, psu, SBOR, Student Bill of Rights, Tatiana Hall | 2 Responses
By Steve Ahlquist on February 26, 2017
To both celebrate a month of victories and to plan for the future, well over 800 people filled the cafeteria of Hope High School as Resist Hate RI convened their fourth meeting, and their first meeting since Donald Trump’s inauguration.
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By Selene Means on February 18, 2017
Selene Means took some amazing photographs during the House HEW Committee meeting on Bill H5277, which if passed would prohibit “conversion therapy” by licensed health care professionals with respect to children under 18 years of age.
By Steve Ahlquist on February 16, 2017
Dr. David Savitzky, MD said that conversion therapy is a “harmful treatment and Rhode Island should not be putting up with this practice against our youth.”
Posted in Civil Rights, Featured, Health Care, LGBTQ, News, Religion, State House, Youth | Tagged conversion therapy, Daniel Harrop, David Savitzky, edith ajello, House Health Education and Welfare Committee, Jared Goldstein, Joseph McNamara, Moira Walsh, outh Pride RI, riaclu, Roger Williams University, Wendy Becker | 7 Responses