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2011-11-08 13:01:50

Bisexual women are more likely than their male counterparts to suffer from depression and stress and to binge-drink, according to a new national study led by George Mason University researcher Lisa Lindley. Bisexual women also are at greater risk to smoke and be victimized, the research finds. "Why?" Lindley wonders. "That's what we keep asking." She has some theories. "Bisexuals are often invisible," she says of bisexual women. "There's a lot of prejudice against them. They're told...

2011-10-11 16:10:47

Gay, lesbian and bisexual teens find wider family support, says TAU researcher The repeal of the U.S. military's "Don't Ask Don't Tell" policy and the legalization of gay marriage in New York state represent great strides for the rights of lesbian, gay and bisexual people in America. And according to a Tel Aviv University researcher, such social progress is not the only significant shift. The number of LGB teens who "come out" to family and friends has grown dramatically in the past two...

2011-09-27 18:00:00

Matt Siegal, an entrepreneur who last season called Patti Stanger homophobic in a gay-themed episode of Bravo's hit reality show The Millionaire Matchmaker, speaks out for the first time about the embattled reality TV star's alleged stereotypical attitude towards gays and their relationships (PRWEB) September 27, 2011 Matt Siegal, a successful gay entrepreneur who starred in an episode of Patti Stanger's hit TV show The Millionaire Matchmaker that has aired dozens of times as of this month,...

2011-07-21 07:20:00

LOS ANGELES, July 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The controversy over whether it's possible to "pray the gay away" has once again hit the headlines with the recent reports about Michele Bachmann's husband, whose Christian therapy clinic has been caught by undercover media suggesting "reparative therapy" to reverse homosexuality. While the drama might not bode well for Bachmann as she vies for the presidency, it presents an ideal window for Rizi Timane Ministries (http://www.rizigospel.org) to...

2011-07-08 14:02:01

Sexual orientation and 'gender conformity' in women are both genetic traits, according to new research from Queen Mary, University of London. It is well recognised that there consistent differences in the psychological characteristics of boys and girls; for example, boys engage in more 'rough and tumble' play than girls do. Studies also show that children who become gay or lesbian adults differ in such traits from those who become heterosexual "“ so-called gender nonconformity. Research...

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...

2011-06-10 13:45:00

WASHINGTON, June 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- PFLAG National (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) - the nation's largest grassroots-based family organization for families, friends and allies of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people - has issued the following statement following Tracy Morgan's anti-gay remarks during a performance in Nashville, TN: "At a time when bullying and harassment of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth is at an...

2011-05-13 13:32:00

NEW YORK, May 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN) and the Ad Council joined the National Basketball Association (NBA) to debut a series of public service advertisements (PSA) featuring Phoenix Suns stars Grant Hill and Jared Dudley designed to address the use of anti-gay language among teens. The campaign includes new television, radio, print and Web ads and the TV spot will launch this Sunday during the NBA Conference Finals on ABC, TNT, and...

2011-04-22 09:44:03

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- In the wake of several highly publicized suicides by gay teenagers, a new study shows a negative social environment surrounding gay youth is associated with high rates of suicide attempts by lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) youth. The study of nearly 32,000 11th grade students in Oregon found that LGB youth were more than five-times as likely to have attempted suicide in the previous 12 months as their heterosexual peers (21.5 percent vs. 4.2 percent). Using a new tool...


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drawcansir
  • A blustering, bullying fellow; a pot-valiant braggart; a bully.
This word is named for Draw-Can-Sir, a character in George Villiers' 17th century play The Rehearsal.
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