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Is the GOP Finally Ready to Welcome Gay Conservatives in From the Cold?  »  Gay Rights - Do You Care2?
California’s Republican party has given its official recognition to the California wing of the conservative gay group the Log Cabin Republicans, the first time any state Republican party has recognized and accepted a gay rights organization. The Log Cabin Republicans (LCR) have been around for some 40 years and formed to combat an anti-gay initiative […] ...
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Posted:  3/5 6:00pm
Psychology Today Agrees: It Will No Longer Let Therapists Advertise Gay Cure Therapy  »  Gay Rights - Do You Care2?
The Human Rights Campaign issued a strong rebuke of Psychology Today earlier this week for allowing therapists to advertise gay conversion therapy services in its ”find a therapist” listings.  After mounting pressure, the popular psychology site has moved to bar future ads of this nature. Psychology Today is a leading psychology magazine whose readership has actually bucked […] ...
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Posted:  3/5 12:30am
The EPA is Being Sued for its Alleged Failure to Protect Monarch Butterflies  »  Gay Rights - Do You Care2?
A leading conservation group is taking the Environment Protection Agency (EPA) to court for what it says is the agency’s illegal failure to prevent the serious decline of monarch butterflies and in particular its failure to act on the known dangers of pesticides. The National Resources Defense Council (NRDC) announced in late February that it had filed […] ...
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Posted:  3/4 7:00pm
March is Already a Good Month for Gay People in Nebraska  »  Gay Rights - Do You Care2?
March has only just started but two great pieces of news mean that it’s already shaping up to be a good month for LGBT rights. On Monday, March 2, U.S. District Judge Joseph Bataillon overturned Nebraska’s constitutional amendment that blocked not just same-sex marriage in the state but the recognition of any equivalent unions or domestic […] ...
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Posted:  3/4 12:30am
Wind farms - a misplaced "in-", hopefully just poor sub-editing  »  Bill's Comment Page
The British government announced funding decisions a few days ago for wind farms in Scotland, with 11 projects gaining approval, however a major project in the Outer Moray Firth was not one of those to be approved.My own views on wind farms are fairly simple - unlike many people I find the turbines and their towers quite elegant, when seen from a distance (as I do from my home and indeed did from my previous home too), although I am very doubtful of the wisdom of investing so much, specially because it is so heavily-subsidised with public money, ...
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Posted:  3/3 10:56pm
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: At Last a Biological Insight Into the Disease  »  Gay Rights - Do You Care2?
It’s a condition that blights the lives of possibly as many as four million Americans, but the medical community still knows relatively little about Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) and whether it is purely psychological or at its heart can be traced to a physical cause. Now, new research published in Science Advances, sees doctors identify key differences […] ...
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Posted:  3/3 9:30pm
Just How Wrong Can Gay Cure Camps Go? Sometimes They Can Be Murder  »  Gay Rights - Do You Care2?
Two men who ran what was dubbed a “manliness” camp in South Africa have been convicted of murder, assault and child abuse after the horrendous death of an adolescent who was supposed to be in their care. The men, Alex de Koker and Michael Erasmus, ran the Echo Wild Game Rangers camp which purported to […] ...
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Posted:  3/3 6:00pm
Watch Liberated Research Chimps See the Sky for the First Time  »  Gay Rights - Do You Care2?
Chimp Haven, the sanctuary for retired biomedical research chimps, released a moving video that shows government research chimps as they go out into the simulated wild for the very first time. ...
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Posted:  3/3 6:30am
'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:  3/2 10:00pm
Email from a guy who needed life-saving surgery  »  Things I can't tell boyfriend number 1
A couple of months ago I received the following email:Dear GB,I originally moved from Northern Ireland to the UK, after having major life saving surgery, to start my life again at uni. The culture is not so open here in the North east of England compared to NI. One thing though is I don't know how to really chat guys up anymore since my lack of confidence from surgery 6 years ago. I'm now 26 and when I meet a guy for no strings fun, they just get up and walk away when they see the scars and the bag ...
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Posted:  3/2 7:30pm
You’ve Probably Been ‘Manifesting Prostitution’ and Don’t Even Know It  »  Gay Rights - Do You Care2?
I’ve manifested prostitution about five times today. If you’ve talked to a stranger, accepted a lift, or generally been out and about, you probably have at least once yourself. To tell you why, I need to tell you Monica Jones’ story. Jones, a trans woman of color, is currently a student who also advocates for trans rights, LGBT […] ...
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Posted:  3/1 5:00pm
Goodbye Auntie Joy  »  come back to what you know
Auntie Joy passed away on the 23rd January 2015. She was my great-aunt, my maternal Nan's older sister, and a central member of our family. She was famous for her love of photography, gardening and cats. She especially loved mixing up those loves so as a child I, and my cousins, would be posed around the garden as she took huge numbers of photos of us. Avoiding Auntie Joy and her camera was a family sport at any gathering and one our pet cats turned into an art form but such attempts at escape were ultimately futile...Both my Mum's generation ...
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Posted:  3/1 6:15am
Facebook’s Suicide Prevention Scheme Should Be a Social Media Standard  »  Gay Rights - Do You Care2?
Facebook has announced that it will be implementing a new scheme that it hopes will enable the site to identify people who may be at risk of suicidal behavior and potentially intervene to help them. The new scheme is the product of a collaboration between the social media giant and researchers at the University of Washington’s […] ...
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Posted:  2/28 11:00pm
Hate Group Creates ‘Anti-Christian Map’ and Makes Gay People Targets  »  Gay Rights - Do You Care2?
The American Family Association (AFA) has created its own interactive map it claims is a tool to highlight “anti-Christian bigotry,” but it may actually be playing a dangerous game where LGBTs stand to get hurt. If you aren’t familiar with the AFA, for over a decade or so the group had been the go-to for journalists […] ...
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Posted:  2/28 5:00pm
Post-holiday blues  »  Cornish Dreamer
I've been on holiday. Not a long holiday, just a week. It doesn't explain my absence, I know. My first thoughts this morning as I stepped into my cold, dark office, was that I didn't know what I was doing here. The feeling weighed down in my stomach like I'd swallowed some rocks. This isn't me right now. 'Me' is someone else - somewhere else - tasting life and doing things that are fascinating and, quite frankly, cool. Work does not make me feel alive and buzzing like my holiday in Sicily made me feel. Instead, I feel like I've hugged ...
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Posted:  2/28 7:45am
Untitled  »  not enough drew in the world
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Posted:  2/27 11:45pm