Congress wants to make it easier for state and local governments to defund the police by instead funding mental health services and empowering them to respond to emergency calls instead of armed officers. Katie Porter, who reintroduced the bill on Thursday, said in a statement. Most police officers are not trained to care for individuals experiencing mental health crises, which too often tragically leads to unnecessary violence. Ayanna Pressley D-Mass. Elizabeth Warren D-Mass. Since , nearly a quarter of all people killed by police officers in America have had a known mental illness, according to a Washington Post database.
America's 'Gayest' Neighborhoods: Most Gay And Lesbian Friendly Zip Codes Ranked By Trulia
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The city itself has, among its many nicknames, the nicknames "gay capital of the world" and "the gay Mecca", and has been described as "the original 'gay-friendly city'". These transient and diverse populations thrust into a relatively anarchic environment were less likely to conform to social conventions. For example, with an unbalanced gender ratio, men often assumed roles conventionally assigned to women in social and domestic settings. Cross-gender dress and same-sex dancing were prevalent at city masquerade balls where some men assumed the traditional role of women going so far as to wear female attire.
List of gay villages
A gay village also known as a gay neighborhood , gay enclave , gayvenue , gay ghetto , gaytto , gay district , gaytown or gayborhood is a geographical area with generally recognized boundaries, inhabited or frequented by many lesbian , gay , bisexual , and transgender LGBT people. Gay villages often contain a number of gay-oriented establishments, such as gay bars and pubs, nightclubs , bathhouses , restaurants , boutiques and bookstores. Such areas may represent a LGBT-friendly oasis in an otherwise hostile city, or may simply have a high concentration of gay residents and businesses.
This article addresses the history of gay men in the United States. Unless otherwise noted, the members of same-sex male couples discussed here are not known to be gay rather than, for example, bisexual , but they are mentioned as part of discussing the practice of male homosexuality—that is, same-sex male sexual and romantic behavior. Two-spirit is a modern umbrella term used by some indigenous North Americans for Gender variant individuals in their communities. The presence of male two-spirits existed before European contact, and "was a fundamental institution among most tribal peoples".