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Watch This Stunning Video on the History of Trans Rights in the US  »  Gay Rights - Do You Care2?
Trans people have played a vital role in key events in American history — despite the fact that they are facing erasure in our history classes and discrimination from the highest levels of the US government. A new video released by TIME attempts to highlight how trans Americans have been an integral force of change for […] ...
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Posted:  8/18 5:00pm
Energy Drink Consumption May Lead to Future Cocaine Use Among Young Adults  »  Gay Rights - Do You Care2?
At this point, the dangers of energy drinks should come as no surprise. And while many people use the caffeine-laden drinks sparingly and safely, increasing evidence shows that consumption can quickly become habitual among adolescents seeking the energy "high" the drinks can provide. ...
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Posted:  8/17 4:00pm
Or Maybe Not  »  Depressed Single Mother
I'm starting to get worried now. Maybe I shouldn't go to this group. There's the lesbian mother's group, and they meet on a Saturday afternoon, which I can't do because I've no babysitter. But there's another one called Rainbow Families that I could do, because it's for the children rather than the adults. They go on outings and such. So I'd be taking The Boy with me.I know it'd be good for The Boy. I know I'm a bad mother for even considering not going. But I feel ill. I can't stop shaking! I want to hide away. I think ...
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Posted:  8/16 11:30pm
Can Vitamin B3 Protect Mothers from Miscarriage?  »  Gay Rights - Do You Care2?
A new health study has hit headlines, with the media claiming that additional vitamin B3 consumption could prevent millions of women from miscarrying. But there's a problem: the research did not prove this. ...
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Posted:  8/16 4:00pm
A new start... a new website  »  Cornish Dreamer
If any readers still check this blog, I am sorry to have abandoned the site for some time. I have been working on many things: work, life, the usual things that have distracted me from blogging.I have started a new leaf, with new ideas and a clear goal to aim for. A totally new direction. I wondered if you would care to join me for the journey? If so, pop on over to www.livelifeexplore.co.uk and let me know what you think.All the best,Claire ...
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Posted:  8/16 12:45am
'The language of shirkers and scroungers?' Talking about illness, disability and coalition welfare reform - Disability & Society  »  Through Myself and Back Again
Picture: protesters at today's 'Hardest Hit' march, carrying a sign which is partly written in Braille. It reads "We're being ---- by the government." Someone has written a translation of the Braille word below it: "shafted". Photo copyright Lisa Egan.Yesterday's discussion on the BBC's You and Yours was about disability, cuts and welfare reform, and featured Where's the Benefit's own Bendy Girl. Some contributors' comments offered a clear example of how attitudes to disability haven't really changed much since Victorian times - if not before. Some academic research recently published has been talking about how these ...
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Posted:  8/15 11:15am
"Joiner visitors"  »  Things I can't tell boyfriend number 1
[Although I'm now a retired blogger, I feel the need to post this … ]I like to think that I'm a (gay) man of the world. I've had a few boyfriends, and more than a few encounters with a varied selection men from all over the world, with a reasonable selection of activities too. So I don't think that anyone could call me naïve. Nonetheless, when I checked into a hotel with boyfriend K today, I didn't immediately realise what the following notice meant at the hotel reception:"You do understand it, don't you?" asks boyfriend K ...
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Posted:  8/14 10:30pm
One in 12 Doctors Found to Accept Money From Opioid Producers  »  Gay Rights - Do You Care2?
New research finds that one out of every 12 doctors has received money from drug companies in transactions related to opioids. Boston Medical Center's Grayken Center for Addiction Medicine conducted the study, which appears in the "American Journal of Public Health." Researchers sought to examine how many doctors received payment from pharmaceutical companies for services related to opioid products between August 2013 and December 2015. ...
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Posted:  8/14 4:00pm
LGBT Rights Groups Sue to Stop Trump’s Trans Military Ban  »  Gay Rights - Do You Care2?
LGBT rights groups have taken to the courts to block Trump's trans military ban before it can even go into effect -- and their case has some serious legal firepower. ...
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Posted:  8/13 3:00pm