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News: HPV And Oral Sex, New Steve Jobs Bio, Rachel Maddow, Uganda, DOMA

by David Badash on October 6, 2011

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John Aravosis at AMERICAblog says, “Insurance doesn’t cover Gardisil, and it’s not “proven” that it helps prevent throat cancer, but I’m getting my shots anyway,” in response to there new that, “A virus spread by oral sex may cause more cases of throat cancer in men than smoking.” (Oh, by the way, don’t do Republicans…)

By the way, Michele Bachmann, how many American men and women will get cancer, and maybe die, because you told their parents that the HPV vaccine causes “mental retardation?” Nice job there. Good luck getting re-elected to your Congressional seat now.

Supporters and opponents of legalizing same-sex marriage are sought for an online research study. Share your opinions by Oct. 25. Take the survey here.

Rachel Maddowadmits that she’s actually ambivalent about the cultural impact of gay marriage.”

“I feel that gay people not being able to get married for generations, forever, meant that we came up with alternative ways of recognizing relationships,” she explains. “And I worry that if everybody has access to the same institutions that we lose the creativity of subcultures having to make it on their own. And I like gay culture.”

Senator Lindsey Graham feels oppressed. No, because he’s a white southern guy.

Scott Wooledge spent Wednesday at the Occupy Wall Street protest in lower Manhattan. Here’s his report – lots of photos!

Steve Jobs wasn’t the only great loss yesterday. Pam Spaulding: “The passing of  Rev. Shuttlesworth and continuing tension surrounding the comparison of the black and LGBT civil rights movements.”

California lawmaker Shannon Grove records robocall that tells people at home having dinner they need to “stop the forced homosexual and transgender indoctrination” by voting to repeal SB 48. Sick, sick, sick.

America is almost evenly split on whether or not the government should play a role in “promoting” traditional values. Interestingly, the largest group that says yes? Young people. What does that mean?

The days of Sarah Palin as the superstar of the conservative movement are gone,” writes a national Tea Party leader, who compares Palin to Steve Jobs, and, indirectly, Nixon. Writing her off, Judson Phillips says, “Perhaps Palin could learn something from Jobs’ life.” Ah, if only.

National Coming Out Day is next week. Via GetEQUAL: “We’re looking for videos and photos of folks who are coming out for equality. We will use your images to stitch together a video “statement” from the GetEQUAL community for next week. Take a picture/video of yourself holding hand-written signs in front of you, and email it to us at”

Authorities in Uganda shut down a gay bar. Imagine the courage it must have taken to open one there? Our thoughts are with them all.

John Boehner‘s $500,000 DOMA lawyer gets a raise. As million of Americans are out of work, and asking, “Where are the jobs, Mr. Boehner?,” Speaker Boehner decides to TRIPLE the salary he’s paying to Paul D. Clement to DEFEND DOMA. I wish Occupy Wall Street could Occupy Speaker Boehner’s conscience.

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