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2010-09-24 15:59:00

Grammy Winner and Multi Platinum Global Superstar NELLY FURTADO to Perform HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Sept. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) National will join with entertainment industry leaders to honor the contributions of producer Ryan Murphy (GLEE; EAT PRAY LOVE) and the creators of the hit film THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT at the first-ever PFLAG / THE LA EVENT to be held on Friday, October 1st at the London West Hollywood. "For nearly 40...

2010-09-13 12:35:49

New research on the children of LGBTQ people (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer) has unequivocally revealed that they are not only psychologically healthy, but often appear to exhibit better social and academic adjustment and a significantly lower incidence of social problems than their peers. A new article published in the journal Family Process critically examines this research, and how it impacts LGBTQ families. According to Family Therapist and Social Work professor, Arlene...

2010-08-04 16:49:00

"Today's ruling sent the message that equality means equality for all." - Jody M. Huckaby, Executive Director, PFLAG National WASHINGTON, Aug. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays - PFLAG National - celebrated the U.S. District Court decision that strikes down California's discriminatory Proposition 8 which denied the right to marry to same-sex couples in the state, stating that the measure violates the U.S. Constitution. "Today is, in no...

2010-05-14 06:00:00

CHICAGO, May 14 /PRNewswire/ -- The following is being released by the Rainbow Sash Movement: The Rainbow Sash Movement (Gay Catholics) will enter Catholic Cathedrals nationally and internationally on Pentecost Sunday, May 23, 2010 wearing Rainbow Sashes. The purpose for our Pentecost Sunday presence is to give voice to the voiceless in our Church. There is something bipolar about a Church that will not give members of the Rainbow Sash Movement communion because they self identify as gay...

2010-05-04 13:56:00

Behind the Scenes, George Rekers Is a Major Anti-Gay Figure Who Has Caused a Great Deal of Harm, Says TWO NEW YORK, May 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Truth Wins Out called on anti-gay activist Dr. George A. Rekers to resign from the board of a leading "ex-gay" therapy group and apologize to the LGBT community after the Miami New Times discovered that he took a male prostitute that he met on Rentboy.com to Europe. According to the sex worker, Rekers "likes younger guys to hang out with."...

2010-03-18 10:26:19

All clinical trials have guidelines that clearly state who can and cannot participate, but according to the National Institutes of Health these guidelines are typically based on age, gender, previous treatment history, the type and stage of a disease, and other medically relevant factors. However, researchers at Fox Chase Cancer Center have gathered evidence indicating that some trials explicitly exclude individuals based on their sexual orientation. Their findings are published in a research...

2010-03-04 06:45:00

LOS ANGELES, March 4 /PRNewswire/ -- In his new fictional memoir "Year of My Sticky: A Novel" (published by iUniverse), debut author Sebastian Long traces his arduous trek through hip milestones of self-annihilation and stardom played out on international film sets, photography studios, first-class hotel suites, sex clubs and even hospital birthing suites. Twenty-eight-year-old Sebastian Long has been called the best actor of his generation. Discovered while he was performing in cheap...

2010-02-07 07:29:02

Same-sex sexual attraction and behavior less critical than self-identity Mental health professionals have long-known that gay, lesbian and bisexual (GLB) teens face significantly elevated risks of mental health problems, including suicidal thoughts and suicidal attempts. However, a group of McGill University researchers in Montreal has now come to the conclusion that self-identity is the crucial risk-factor, rather than actual sexual behaviours. Their results were published in February in the...

2010-02-05 13:28:43

Cites large body of scientific research The American Psychological Association urged both the Pentagon and Congress today to move swiftly to end the restrictions on gays and lesbians serving openly in the military, noting that there are decades of scientific research demonstrating no threat to military readiness or morale. "While we were heartened by the congressional testimony of Defense Secretary Robert Gates and Admiral Mike Mullen, we believe that a year to study the matter and another...

2009-10-26 16:15:00

Influential civil rights activist and religious leader adds depth to PFLAG's outreach to faith communities and ethnically diverse groups WASHINGTON, Oct. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- PFLAG National--Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays--is pleased to announce that the Reverend Gilbert H. Caldwell of Asbury Park, N.J., has been elected to its national Board of Directors. Caldwell, a straight, African-American minister (retired) in the United Methodist Church, will focus his...