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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.

News

Today: First-Ever National Gay Blood Drive

by David Badash ● 8:41 AM July 12, 2013
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Today is the first-ever National Gay Blood Drive, an activist-created initiative to highlight the even in 2013, gay men are not allowed to donate blood.

Analysis

India to USA: “I Am Somebody and I Don’t Deserve to be Raped”

by Tanya Domi ● 11:53 AM January 6, 2013
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From New Delhi, India to Steubenville, Ohio, the planet is experiencing an epidemic of violence against women and girls that is intolerable and must be confronted

Health

CDC Partners with Walgreens, Announces HIV Testing Day

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 2:20 PM June 27, 2012

The Centers for Disease Control in partnership with Wallgreen’s drug stores announced HIV-testing day in an new public-private partnership    Today is HIV testing day! In the hope of making HIV testing more easily available, the Centers for Disease Control rolled out a new pilot program offering free HIV tests at two-dozen local drug stores [...]

News

Almost Half Of Heterosexuals Under 45 Have Anal Sex Says CDC Report

by David Badash ● 12:44 PM January 6, 2012
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The U.S. Government’s Centers for Disease Control reports that about 40% of Americans aged 15 to 44 have or have had anal sex with a member of the opposite sex.

DOMA

Read The Study That Focus On The Family Claims Says Gays Are Bad Parents

by David Badash ● 1:35 PM July 20, 2011
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Here’s the study that Focus on the Family’s Tom Minnery referred to, and falsely claimed it showed same-sex couples are substandard parents.

Discrimination

Gay Teens: Sexual Orientation Stigma Can Lead To Health Risk-Taking

by David Badash ● 2:30 PM June 7, 2011
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The stigma of being gay, lesbian, or bisexual can lead LGB teens to engage more frequently in risky behaviors than their straight peers the CDC says.

families

Gay Teen Suicide Epidemic — Missing In Action: The Surgeon General And The CDC

by David Badash ● 4:00 PM October 13, 2010
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In response to Monday’s news of the eleventh anti-gay hate-related teen suicide, Tanya Domi, a regular contributor here at The New Civil Rights Movement, offered this comment: This is so terrible, so agonizing. I think the Surgeon General of the United States and the Center for Disease Control should declare a public health emergency and [...]