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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...

2011-04-18 14:00:01

Gay teens are 5 times more likely to try to kill themselves than heterosexual peers but school and community factors influence risk In the wake of several highly publicized suicides by gay teenagers, a new study finds that a negative social environment surrounding gay youth is associated with high rates of suicide attempts by lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) youth. The study, "The Social Environment and Suicide Attempts in a Population-Based Sample of LGB Youth," appears in the April 18 issue...

2011-03-29 19:58:47

California's aging LGB population is set to double in next 20 years Members of California's aging lesbian, gay and bisexual population are more likely to suffer from certain chronic conditions, even as they wrestle with the challenges of living alone in far higher numbers than the heterosexual population, according to new policy brief from the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research. Half of all gay and bisexual adult men in California between the ages of 50 and 70 are living alone, compared...

2011-03-21 11:15:00

Doctor Says His Work Was Misrepresented By Exodus International and Misleads App Users BURLINGTON, Vt., March 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being issued by Truth Wins Out: University of Minnesota researcher Dr. Gary Remafedi wrote a letter today asking Apple founder Steve Jobs and interim CEO Tim Cook to remove a controversial "ex-gay" app from its online store. The scientist claimed that Exodus International distorted his work in an effort to misrepresent...

2011-03-14 11:41:00

PHILADELPHIA, March 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Noble Beast Foundation, in collaboration with the International Mr. Gay (IMG) Competition committee, has selected Philadelphia to host the U.S. Mr. Gay competition in November. This is the second consecutive year that Philadelphia will welcome contestants from all over the country fighting to be named the new 2012 U.S. Mr. Gay titleholder. The competition is scheduled for November 11th and 12th. As they did in 2010, the national committee...

2011-02-25 11:00:00

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Drew Mason and Diana Vanderbilt will world premiere a new rap anthem titled "The Power Between Us" on Saturday, February 26, 2011 at the first 100 Gay Men conference: "The Gay Adult - Calling Ourselves into Being - A Day of Intergenerational Dialog" at The Renberg Theater at The Village at Ed Gould Plaza in Los Angeles. 100 Gay Men is a nonprofit organization located in Los Angeles, California, consisting of gay men who have joined...

2011-02-02 18:39:59

Concordia study finds link between self acceptance, stress hormones and bullying Young adults who are lesbian, gay or bisexual (LGB) are at far higher risk for severe mental health problems than their heterosexual peers. New research from Concordia University suggests that the stress of being rejected or victimized because of sexual orientation may disrupt hormonal responses in lesbians, gays and bisexuals. Recently published as a doctoral thesis in clinical psychology, this investigation...

2011-02-01 11:30:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Fed up with daily deals for spider vein treatments, bus tours and run-of-the-mill restaurants when your tastes run more to gay bars, high fashion, modern design and sexy men's underwear? Gay social network Fab.com is now glamming up the daily deal market with the Big Gay Deal of the Day, the first digital deal service catering specifically to gay men. Debuting today, the first Fab Deal gets you $50 worth of underwear for $25 from Baskit, the...

2010-12-06 21:18:06

Lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) adolescents are about 40 percent more likely than other teens to be punished by school authorities, police and the courts, according to a study by Yale University researchers. Published in the January 2011 issue of the journal Pediatrics, the study is the first to document excessive punishment of LGB youth nationwide. "We found that virtually all types of punishment"”including school expulsions, arrests, juvenile convictions, adult convictions and...

2010-11-04 07:42:00

PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 4, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The judges' panel for the U.S. Mr. Gay Competition is almost complete with the addition of two stars from Logo's hit show, The A-List: New York. Two of the show's breakout stars, Ryan Nickalus and TJ Kelly, will be traveling to the "City of Brotherly Love" on November 12th and 13th to help name the new U.S. Mr. Gay titleholder. The contest will begin with an opening reception and the first round of Q&A on Friday, November 12th at Q Lounge...


Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.