Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: The 5 Stories We Couldn’t Stop Seeing in 2017

In this year of Trump, fires, and floods, as the news cycle spun from one WTF? story to the next, it was easy to feel overwhelmed by the ceaseless stream of craziness. But as CityLab’s Lab Report—our morning news roundup—scanned the headlines and monitored the cultural shifts, climate cataclysms, and policy battles that rumbled through 2017, a handful of recurring themes emerged. These are the five urban stories that wouldn’t go away this year—the ones that we had to just keep reading, and writi…