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2011-11-01 12:36:10

Bisexual men have unique health needs compared to exclusively homosexual and heterosexual men, but the stigma they face makes learning of their needs -- and even reaching these men in their "hidden communities" -- difficult for public health professionals, say Indiana University researchers. The reported need for privacy, because of the perceived stigma and lack of acceptance in both homosexual and heterosexual communities, is so pervasive that bisexual men often do not feel comfortable...

2011-06-20 13:30:02

Disclosing Sexual Orientation Makes People Even Happier Than Thought, But Mainly in Supportive Settings Coming out as lesbian, gay, or bisexual increases emotional well-being even more than earlier research has indicated. But the psychological benefits of revealing one's sexual identity "” less anger, less depression, and higher self-esteem "“ are limited to supportive settings, shows a study published June 20 in Social Psychology and Personality Science. The findings underscore...

2010-10-04 14:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, WASHINGTON and NEW YORK, Oct. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the 2010 Out & Equal Workplace Survey, nearly eight of ten - or 78% - of heterosexual adults agree that how an employee performs at his or her job should be the standard for judging an employee, not their sexual orientation. Also, three out of five - or 62% - of heterosexual adults agree that regardless of their sexual orientation, all employees are entitled to equal benefits on the job, such as health insurance...

2009-07-27 23:13:59

Asian-American homosexuals often face unyielding family and cultural social stresses that affect their ethnic and sexual identities, U.S. researchers said. Hyeouk Chris Hahm of the Boston University School of Social Work said the process of homosexual identify formation among Asian and Pacific Islanders youth is affected by central societal stresses including the role of family life, personal sacrifice for family tranquility and generational clashes, as well as external factors such as...

2009-07-14 10:55:00

Unlike young western gays and lesbians, their Asian-American counterparts often face unyielding family and cultural social stresses that affect their ethnic and sexual identitiesYoung American-raised Asian and Pacific Islanders (API), who are in the sexual minority, face psychological and social stresses in dealing with their families' values and ancestral cultures that significantly impact the development of their ethnic and sexual identities.API teens and young adults identified as gay,...

2008-06-19 15:00:18

Hide and Seek: Coming Out Stories, a docudrama based on interviews with gay Rhode Islanders, premieres at the University of Rhode Island's Providence campus tonight and tomorrow. The show, written by URI student and Cranston resident Michael Miele, takes its inspiration from the work of Vagina Monologues author Eve Ensler. During the course of the play, the actors share stories of actual twentysomething gay, lesbian and transgendered Rhode Islanders and their experiences before, during...

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  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'