stats for wordpress
 







Are you on Facebook?

Would you please click "like" in the box to your right, or

Visit us on Facebook!


Healthcare

Healthcare

On Our Radar – What It Is Is Beautiful – Fourth Graders Take On LEGO

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 9:49 AM June 22, 2014
Thumbnail image for On Our Radar – What It Is Is Beautiful – Fourth Graders Take On LEGO

Wisconsin elementary school students asked LEGO to “represent and celebrate more cultures.” Today, ending gender and cultural stereotyping is On Our Radar.

Health

The Grindr Effect? Gay Men Again Battling Increasing STI Rates

by Thomas Alberts ● 12:45 PM June 14, 2014
Thumbnail image for The Grindr Effect? Gay Men Again Battling Increasing STI Rates

In a new study researchers have found that meeting men on smartphone apps can increase the risk of contracting a sexually transmitted infection (STI).

Actions

Judge Rules Conversion Therapists Can Be Sued For Consumer Fraud

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 11:10 AM June 10, 2014
Thumbnail image for Judge Rules Conversion Therapists Can Be Sued For Consumer Fraud

New Jersey Superior Court Judge Peter F. Bariso Jr. has refused to dismiss a first of its kind lawsuit seeking damages against the conversion therapists of Jews Offering New Alternatives for Healing, (JONAH).

Actions

On Our Radar – Emily Letts – Yet Another Courageous Shero In The War On Women

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 10:39 AM June 1, 2014
Thumbnail image for On Our Radar – Emily Letts – Yet Another Courageous Shero In The War On Women

She wanted to show women “abortion isn’t scary, and that there is such a thing as a positive abortion story,” so she taped her own procedure. Today the courage of Emily Letts is On Our Radar

Elections

Anti-Obamacare GOP Candidate Couldn’t Insure His Children Until Obamacare

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 2:33 PM May 8, 2014
Thumbnail image for Anti-Obamacare GOP Candidate Couldn’t Insure His Children Until Obamacare

Matt Bevin should be thanking President Obama that his children now have healthcare, instead he’s promising to repeal Obamacare if he’s elected to the senate.

Healthcare

Protesters Close Missouri Senate Demanding Obamacare Medicaid Expansion

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 8:09 AM May 8, 2014
Thumbnail image for Protesters Close Missouri Senate Demanding Obamacare Medicaid Expansion

Protesters say they have resorted to civil disobedience because unless lawmakers act to expand Medicare, “people will die.” Watch the protest video.

Healthcare

Equal Justice Under Law – Women’s Access To Contraception Is Under Attack

by Guest Author ● 2:54 PM May 7, 2014
Thumbnail image for Equal Justice Under Law – Women’s Access To Contraception Is Under Attack

Guest Author Lon Newman, the Director of Public Affairs of Family Planning Health Services in Wisconsin, reports on his visit to Washington in support of women’s access to contraception.

Actions

Google Takes Down Misleading Right-Wing ‘Crisis Pregnancy Center’ Ads

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 1:23 PM April 29, 2014
Thumbnail image for Google Takes Down Misleading Right-Wing ‘Crisis Pregnancy Center’ Ads

Google has agreed to end “Crisis Pregnancy Center” ads that promise abortion services but instead attempt to talk women into continuing their pregnancies.

Civil Rights

Federal Court Strikes Down ‘Fetal Heartbeat’ Abortion Restriction

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 11:43 AM April 17, 2014
Thumbnail image for Federal Court Strikes Down ‘Fetal Heartbeat’ Abortion Restriction

Judge Daniel Hovland calls North Dakota’s ban on abortion at six weeks “a blatant violation of the constitutional guarantees afforded to all women.”

Health

Top Medical Journal: Same-Sex Marriage Makes Families Healthier

by David Badash ● 9:49 AM April 15, 2014
Thumbnail image for Top Medical Journal: Same-Sex Marriage Makes Families Healthier

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.

Actions

Chase Refuses To Process Payments For Condoms

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 3:02 PM March 27, 2014
Thumbnail image for Chase Refuses To Process Payments For Condoms

I have a sincere moral objection to executions. Can I stop paying my federal taxes?

Families

Ohio Gay Couple Unable To Buy ‘Obamacare’ Insurance Files Suit

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 12:10 PM February 24, 2014
Thumbnail image for Ohio Gay Couple Unable To Buy ‘Obamacare’ Insurance Files Suit

An Ohio gay couple with an adopted daughter was refused coverage in an ACA healthcare insurance plan because Ohio does not recognize their New York marriage.

Healthcare

Justice Sotomayor Stays Obamacare’s Contraception Mandate

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 11:20 AM January 1, 2014
Thumbnail image for Justice Sotomayor Stays Obamacare’s Contraception Mandate

Just before she dropped the ball in Times Square, Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor dropped a bomb on the roll out of Obamacare.

DOMA

14 LGBT Resolutions for 2014

by Guest Author ● 2:07 PM December 31, 2013
Thumbnail image for 14 LGBT Resolutions for 2014

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.