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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...

2009-08-10 07:03:00

WEST BEND, Wis., Aug. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Despite public opposition, the West Bend Community Memorial Library continues to stock gay books for children and teens while neglecting books by ex-gay authors. Many of the gay books promote homosexual behavior to youth and are the subject of protests by concerned parents, whose request to have the books moved to the adult section were denied. "Our requests that the Library balance some of its homosexual material for children with...

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...

2009-07-16 09:01:00

WASHINGTON, July 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) National extended heartfelt congratulations to multiple award-winning actress Sigourney Weaver on her Emmy Award nomination for her role in the TV movie Prayers for Bobby in which she portrayed the mother of a gay son who -- following tragedy -- embarks on a life-changing journey of acceptance. The film has also received an Emmy nomination for Best TV Movie. "PFLAG is thrilled to see...

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,...

2009-06-25 14:12:00

PFLAG to play key role in improving the lives of LGBT people WASHINGTON, June 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) National, the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force and a collaboration of other expert organizations today announced the New Beginning Initiative, designed to push for concrete federal administration policy and regulatory changes directly benefiting the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people and...

2009-06-15 07:25:00

LOS ANGELES, June 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Gospel singer and an out lesbian member of clergy in the Gospel Truth Music Ministry (http://www.rizigospel.com), the Rev. Rizi Nasele Timane' is unveiling her new album "Come Out," a collection of original songs that call for full human rights for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. As part of the album's promotion, Timane' is touring the United States during the summer of 2009. The album's title song challenges the fundamentalist...

2009-06-12 16:42:00

Organization Urges the Administration to Repeal the Defense of Marriage Amendment WASHINGTON, June 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) National expressed deep disappointment and strong opposition to the Department of Justice's recent arguments regarding the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) in the dismissal of a lawsuit filed on behalf of a gay couple who married in California. "Since DOMA's enactment in 1996, PFLAG has vocally opposed this...

2009-05-21 06:50:00

DALLAS, May 21 /PRNewswire/ -- As evident by the recent efforts around the country to legalize gay marriage, many gay couples seek to live an open, authentic life with love and equal partnership like anyone else. The new fiction novel, "Teacher Accused" (published by iUniverse) by Alvin Granowsky, speaks to these real-life struggles and hopes. In "Teacher Accused," Glen McLean moves from New York to a small Texas town to become an English teacher and build a life true to his inner needs and...

2009-04-29 16:35:00

Organization Urges the Senate to Approve 'Critically Important' Legislation WASHINGTON, April 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) applauded today's vote, in the House of Representatives, approving The Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act, which would add sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and disability status to the federal hate crimes statute. The House approved the measure by a vote of 249 to 175, and similar...


Word of the Day
mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.