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The Grindr Effect? Gay Men Again Battling Increasing STI Rates

by Thomas Alberts ● 12:45 PM June 14, 2014
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In a new study researchers have found that meeting men on smartphone apps can increase the risk of contracting a sexually transmitted infection (STI).

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Top Medical Journal: Same-Sex Marriage Makes Families Healthier

by David Badash ● 9:49 AM April 15, 2014
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There’s no need for intricate science here — although the article includes research from several studies — it’s just common sense, at least to marriage equality supporters.

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Chase Refuses To Process Payments For Condoms

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 3:02 PM March 27, 2014
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I have a sincere moral objection to executions. Can I stop paying my federal taxes?

Casey Michel

Which US City Is About To Become The Largest Without An Abortion Clinic?

by Casey Michel ● 11:38 AM March 21, 2014
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With new, highly restrictive abortion limits passed in Texas’s House Bill 2, both of this city’s abortion clinics will likely be forced to close before the year is out.

DOMA

14 LGBT Resolutions for 2014

by Guest Author ● 2:07 PM December 31, 2013
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Editor’s note – this guest post comes from Anna Aagenes, Executive Director of GO! (Generation Out) Athletes, and was originally posted on her website. My thanks to Anna for allowing us to share her wise words here.

Health

Why You Should Care About Bacterial Meningitis Enough To Do Something

by David Badash ● 1:00 PM October 17, 2013
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No one likes to talk about disease, and many folks really aren’t interested in issues that don’t affect them — but this is different.

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Democratic State Senator Declares The Women Of Texas Need Guidance

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 10:56 AM August 2, 2013
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Another paternalistic Texas politician has volunteered to lead the next battle in the war on women being waged in Texas, and this time he’s a Democrat.

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USA Today Publishes Vile Op-Ed Supporting ‘Ex-Gay’ Therapy By NARTH-Linked Psychologist

by David Badash ● 12:31 PM July 31, 2013
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USA Today, in a case of journalistic malpractice, chose to publish today an op-ed supporting so-called “ex-gay” or “reparative” therapy, a practice that has been denounced and labeled as not only ineffective but actually dangerous.

Health

Federal Judge Blocks Governor Scott Walker’s Latest Power Grab – This Time It’s Women’s Bodies He’s After

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 1:04 AM July 9, 2013
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Wisconsin Judge William Conley has become the latest federal jurist to throw a roadblock in front of the rampaging steamroller of anti-choice Republicans.

families

First Do No Harm – South Carolina Guesses Wrong, Removes Baby Boy’s Penis

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 3:30 PM June 6, 2013
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MC, an intersex baby, was born a ward of the State of South Carolina. On the advice of MC’s doctors, case workers decided to surgically change him into a girl. They guessed wrong. Today at 8, MC identifies as a boy.

Health

In The War On HIV/AIDS, E.W. Jackson Fought Every Prevention Effort But One

by David Badash ● 8:32 AM May 28, 2013
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Early in the war on HIV/AIDS, E.W. Jackson virulently opposed condom distribution, safe sex-education, health clinics in public schools, and needle exchange programs.

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Health Activists Warn Lack Of Lube Hurts HIV Prevention

by Kyle Knight ● 8:31 AM February 26, 2013
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Safer-sex messaging on condoms is universal but the generally poor availability of lubricants, and awareness of them, is hindering HIV prevention, health activists warn.

Analysis

On Our Radar – Abstinence Only Sex Education, The American Version Of The Taliban

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 8:03 AM October 14, 2012

In Pakistan, the Taliban tries to keep girls uneducated and sexually repressed with beatings and bullets. In America, congress does the same thing with money. Today, abstinence only sex education and the lives it destroys are On Our Radar.

Discrimination

Gay Drug Use Study: Lesbian And Gay Foundation Responds To Our Criticism

by David Badash ● 7:15 PM September 25, 2012
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The Lesbian & Gay Foundation responds to our analysis and criticism of a study that claims gay people are seven times more likely to use drugs.

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