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Posted:  9/18 9:30pm
Is Kazakhstan Embarking on a Russian Style Anti-Gay Crackdown?  »  Gay Rights - Do You Care2?
A politician from Kazakhstan has called for blood tests so that the country can weed out its gay population, but this masks far more credible threats that the country’s LGBTs are currently facing. The comments, reportedly made by Dauren Babamuratov, who is the leader of the nationalist “Future” movement, came as he called on lawmakers [...] ...
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Posted:  9/17 8:12am
On the eve of Scotland's referendum, my earnest plea is that you vote "NO"  »  Bill's Comment Page
For those residents of Scotland who have not already voted by post (as I have), tomorrow will be your opportunity to vote in the Referendum to decide whether Scotland will remain as an independent and free component of the United Kingdom or whether it will become a separate or "independent" country.I have never been in any doubt myself. I voted "NO" and I urge you to do likewise if you will be voting tomorrow. Why? I am British and Scottish, or Scottish and British if you prefer - for me there is almost no difference. I am not remotely 'aggrieved', ...
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Posted:  9/18 1:21am
Why a Blood Test Could be an Important Tool for Treating Depression  »  Gay Rights - Do You Care2?
Depression can be a difficult condition to treat, so early intervention is key. Now, researchers believe that they have found a way to detect clinical depression with a simple blood test, potentially speeding up diagnosis times and helping to treat mental illness swiftly and with new confidence. Researchers at the Northwestern University of Chicago, publishing this [...] ...
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Posted:  9/17 4:11am
Maybe Hollywood isn’t as Gay Friendly as We Thought  »  Gay Rights - Do You Care2?
We might be tempted to think that Hollywood today is an accepting place, what with the number of LGBT story lines we’ve seen popping up in recent years and the number of out actors that are currently big names in our favorite TV programs. However, new research by the UCLA’s Williams Institute finds that Hollywood [...] ...
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Posted:  9/17 12:09am
Trevor Teaches Children About Environmentalism With His Eco-Adventures  »  Gay Rights - Do You Care2?
Raising awareness about how we are harming our planet isn’t easy, and explaining the problem to our children is a particular challenge. That’s where Trevor’s Eco-Education Foundation comes in with its new children’s book “Trevor’s Travels Eco Adventures: The Ocean Calls.” The book is designed to be a fun but also educational read for ages [...] ...
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Posted:  9/16 10:00am
Could a Simple Blood Test Tell You if You Will Develop Alzheimer’s?  »  Gay Rights - Do You Care2?
Scientists have announced that they are now one step closer to creating an early-warning blood test for Alzheimer’s disease, but how exactly would it work and who would get the most benefit out of it? An international team of scientists led by researchers at King’s College London, together with British biomarker research firm Proteome Sciences, have [...] ...
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Posted:  9/16 10:00am
Decoding Chimpanzee: Scientists Learn to Read Chimp Gestures  »  Gay Rights - Do You Care2?
Chimpanzees have been shown to have a complex kind of gestural communication, and in unprecedented detail scientists have now just finished compiling a kind of dictionary to help us better understand these interactions. Publishing this month in the science journal Current Biology, researchers from the University of St. Andrews, Scotland, set out to build on previous [...] ...
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Posted:  9/16 10:00am
Research Shows You Still Have to Hide Your Sexuality if You Want That Job  »  Gay Rights - Do You Care2?
Many Americans believe that anti-LGBT employment discrimination is a thing of the past, but new research shows that even hinting about your LGBT identity on your resume could be enough to disqualify you. The research, conducted by the Equal Rights Center and Freedom to Work, began as a response to concerns that federal contractors around the [...] ...
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Posted:  9/16 10:00am
The DMV Wants an Accurate Driver’s License, Unless You’re Trans  »  Gay Rights - Do You Care2?
When you apply or update your driver’s license you of course need to supply accurate information and a photo that roughly matches how you look on any general day, but what happens when the DMV won’t recognize your gender transition? That’s the problem faced by two West Virginia women whom the DMV refused to photograph, [...] ...
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Posted:  9/16 10:00am
LGBT Groups Are Turning Their Backs on ENDA, But Why?  »  Gay Rights - Do You Care2?
A number of high profile LGBT rights groups have announced they cannot support the current version of the employment protection bill known as ENDA. Why are they doing this, and where do we go from here? The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force was among the first groups to announce it was formally dropping its [...] ...
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Posted:  9/16 10:00am
The Surprising Truth About What’s Really Making America Fat  »  Gay Rights - Do You Care2?
We’ve been told that the world is getting fat because we’re all eating too much, but new research says that for America at least this isn’t true: it’s our lack of exercise that is probably to blame. Publishing this month in The American Journal of Medicine, researchers from Stanford University in California, provide us with a new [...] ...
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Posted:  9/16 10:00am
What the Australian Study Really Tells Us About Gay Parenting  »  Gay Rights - Do You Care2?
The Right is in a flap this month about a new Australian parenting study that shows gay parents raise children who are as healthy as those from straight parent families, but if anything the Right’s reaction is actually more edifying than the study itself. The study employed data from the cross-sectional survey known as the [...] ...
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Posted:  9/16 10:00am
Those Insecticides We’re Told Aren’t Killing Bees Are Also Hurting Birds  »  Gay Rights - Do You Care2?
Despite many politicians being in complete denial about the mounting evidence of a connection between certain insecticides and the collapse of bee populations, new research shows that those same insecticides are probably indirectly leading to bird die-offs, too. A new study published this month in Nature looks at data from the Netherlands which the researchers [...] ...
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Posted:  9/16 10:00am
Ian Thorpe Doesn’t Owe Us His Coming Out  »  Gay Rights - Do You Care2?
Australian Olympic swimming legend Ian Thorpe, 31, answered years of press hounding on Sunday and confirmed in an interview with Michael Parkinson that, yes, he is gay. Thorpe, dogged by the press on this issue, had previously and consistently denied the label. However, when asked by Parkinson, the now retired (at least for the moment) [...] ...
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Posted:  9/16 10:00am
When Attacks on the First Lady Take a Disturbing Anti-Trans Turn  »  Gay Rights - Do You Care2?
Have you heard the latest American conspiracy theory: that First Lady Michelle Obama is in fact a trans woman. While this started with an unfunny but not malicious joke from one comedian, the Right’s adoption of this meme means it’s definitely no laughing matter now. This rebounding wave of trans panic seems to have started [...] ...
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Posted:  9/16 10:00am
Why is WHO Recommending All Gay Men Take an Anti-HIV Drug?  »  Gay Rights - Do You Care2?
For the first time in history the World Health Organization (WHO) has issued a call to all gay men that they should start taking anti-HIV drugs as a preventative measure, but why do this and will it help? The statement comes as part of a raft of recommendations WHO recently released that it says will [...] ...
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Posted:  9/16 10:00am
Gardens Could Help Dementia Sufferers Uncover Lost Memories  »  Gay Rights - Do You Care2?
One of the most difficult aspects of watching someone go through dementia is the slow loss of memory, but new research shows that having access to a garden can help dementia sufferers recover forgotten experiences and memories. The study, conducted by researchers at the University of Exeter Medical School in the UK and published this [...] ...
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Posted:  9/16 10:00am
The Latest Victim of Gun Violence: Archie Andrews of Archie Comics  »  Gay Rights - Do You Care2?
Archie Andrews is about to die, and even though he’s only a comic book character it’s hard to imagine how his death could be more politically significant: he will meet his end saving his gay friend, gun control advocate Senator Kevin Keller. The story appears in this month’s edition of the Life with Archie. That saga [...] ...
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Posted:  9/16 10:00am
Homophobia in Sports: It Doesn’t Just Affect Gay People  »  Gay Rights - Do You Care2?
A new study from Australia suggests there are high levels of homophobia across Australia’s sporting world, and it reveals an interesting fact: homophobia doesn’t just affect LGB players, either. The study, called “Out on the Fields,” is the first national data analysis of its kind, aimed to catch a glimpse at whether the sporting world in [...] ...
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Posted:  9/16 10:00am