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"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:  6/26 1:00pm
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Posted:  6/26 12:15am
Today’s Teens Are Having Safer Sex, Thanks to Effective Education  »  Gay Rights - Do You Care2?
The CDC has released a new report showing that fewer teens are reporting sexual activity. And, encouragingly, when they do have sexual relationships, the majority of these young people are using protection. ...
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Posted:  6/25 3:00pm
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:  6/24 11:45pm
'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:  6/24 7:15am
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:  6/23 7:00am
Deadly Heat Waves Could Be Far More Frequent by 2100  »  Gay Rights - Do You Care2?
Several parts of the world, including the UK and Europe, have experienced dangerous heat waves in the past month that have sent temperatures soaring. These deadly weather patterns put a strain on health services, as vulnerable people have succumbed to heat stroke. And thanks to climate change, a new study suggests that within just 80 years heat waves could be even more common. ...
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Posted:  6/22 10:30pm
Europe has Ruled Russia’s Gay Propaganda Law Illegal, So What Now?  »  Gay Rights - Do You Care2?
Europe’s top human rights court has said that Russia’s infamous gay propaganda ban encourages anti-LGBT discrimination and abridges freedom of assembly and speech. The European Court of Human Rights delivered a 6-1 ruling on Tuesday, June 20, that the law known internationally as Russia’s gay propaganda ban violates both European protections for the right to […] ...
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Posted:  6/22 4:00pm
All Yesterdays: A Cognitive Shift In How We Look At Dinosaurs  »  Moonlight Investigation
All Yesterdays will make you love dinosaurs anew. The way we view dinosaurs, and the way that artists have depicted them, has changed greatly over the last century (and even over the last decade). Though a child of the 1980s, my love for dinosaurs started with hand-me-down dinosaur books from the 1960s and 1970s which depicted swamp-dwelling brachiosaurs and bulky, slow-moving biped hunters. At 10 years old my view of dinosaurs was changed forever by Jurassic Park (the book and movie, I was a bit of a JP junkie). Fast moving, sleek, powerful dinosaurs were now all the rage ...
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Posted:  6/20 11:00pm
Philadelphia Adds Two Colors to the Pride Flag to Highlight People of Color  »  Gay Rights - Do You Care2?
Philadelphia recently unveiled a new version of the Pride flag that sports additional black and brown stripes. While there has been some controversy, the reasoning behind the change gives us a lot of food for thought. Launched last week as part of the More Color, More Pride initiative this isn’t meant as a wholesale redesign […] ...
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Posted:  6/20 4:00pm
Who Am I?  »  come back to what you know
My Great Aunt Joy (Auntie Joy to one and all) passed away two years ago. Her money was split between my Mum's generation. Her household effects were quickly sold. Her real treasure though, other than her cat who moved in with my Uncle Graham, was her collection of photos and family history which ended up in my loft. We gave her no end of trouble over her constant demands for photos at even the most informal of family gatherings. She was the butt of many, albeit gentle, jokes. But her collections of 1000s of photos not only record her ...
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Posted:  6/20 11:15am
Will Eating French Fries Really Kill You?  »  Gay Rights - Do You Care2?
Recent headlines are suggesting that, based on new research, eating fries just twice a week could literally mean an early death. How accurate are these claims? The study these sensationalist headlines come from was recently published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. When we look at the actual title of the study, “Fried potato consumption […] ...
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Posted:  6/19 4:00pm