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Trump Reverses Obama’s Transgender Student Protections  »  Gay Rights - Do You Care2?
President Trump has officially rescinded the Obama administration's transgender student protections, asserting that these policies should be a matter of state rights. In a joint letter, the Department of Justice and the Department of Education issued notice that they were withdrawing the federal guidance to "further and more completely" investigate the "legal issues involved." ...
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Posted:  2/26 6:00pm
Sometimes They Come Back  »  come back to what you know
It has been a long time since I wrote to you, Dear Constant Reader. Too long. I'm sorry. You are the most patient of listeners, but I think I've pushed your patience to its limit this time. You've probably forgotten who I am!So it is 2017. I'm 33. I still live with Jim in a barn in Eastry. I still work for TVW in Folkestone (and now often Hatfield). Mr Gibbs the Bearded Dragon has sadly passed away this month. Ayden the Tamaskan maintains his position on HIS sofa (unless Jeff or Bella want it...). Jeff the Maine Coon has ...
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Posted:  2/26 6:00am
"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:  2/25 12:30pm
Tanzania Threatens to Publish ‘Gay Lists’  »  Gay Rights - Do You Care2?
Tanzania's health minister claims that publishing gay lists will prevent the "unnatural" spread of homosexuality, leaving human rights advocates increasingly concerned about the country's devolving LGBT rights situation. ...
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Posted:  2/24 6:00pm
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:  2/24 3:45pm
Gay Marriage Saves Lives: Teen Suicide Rate Down  »  Gay Rights - Do You Care2?
In a study published this month in "JAMA Pediatrics," researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Harvard University and Boston Children’s Hospital aimed to examine the national impact as individual states legalized marriage equality and how the legislation affected teen suicide attempts. ...
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Posted:  2/23 6:00pm
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Posted:  2/21 10:30pm
Feeling Stressed Out Over Trump? You’re Not Alone  »  Gay Rights - Do You Care2?
New poll data released by the American Psychological Association (APA) indicates that Americans are experiencing record-breaking stress. While the general political climate might be to blame, what exactly is provoking this stress -- and how can we respond to it? ...
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Posted:  2/21 6:00pm
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:  2/21 4:00pm
'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:  2/21 5:30am