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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...

2009-04-02 14:38:15

A couple's sexual orientation determines whether or not they prefer to adopt a boy or a girl. Gay men are more likely to have a gender preference for their adopted child whereas heterosexual men are the least likely. What's more, couples in heterosexual relationships are more likely to prefer girls than people in same-gender relationships, according to Dr. Abbie Goldberg from Clark University in the US. These couples also have very different reasons for their preferences, depending on their...

2009-03-09 15:02:00

Organization Says It Received 75 Inquiries About Local Chapters Since November WASHINGTON, March 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The national office of Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) reported today that it has received at least 75 inquiries about starting new chapters in communities across the country since Election Day 2008. The significant spike in requests about founding chapters follows passage of anti-equality ballot initiatives in California, Arkansas, Florida...

2009-01-27 15:08:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Though it's not widely known, psychoanalysts as a professional group are proactive on a number of social issues including homosexuality. During the organization's Winter 2009 Meeting held January 14 - 18 in New York, the American Psychoanalytic Association (APsaA) approved a position statement regarding homosexuals and bisexuals serving in the military. "President Obama has said that he will repeal the 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' policy. For the...

2009-01-18 14:12:16

The upcoming U.S. cable TV movie Prayers for Bobby may offer enlightenment to parents, an official with a gay family support group says. Mike Neubecker, vice president of Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays, said the Lifetime channel movie features Sigourney Weaver in the role of real-life mother Mary Griffith, whose gay son committed suicide, the Detroit Free Press reported Sunday. Griffith's struggles to accept her son's homosexuality and suicide were depicted in a 1995 book...

2009-01-15 14:39:00

Kelley Joins PFLAG to Talk About Playing 'Bobby' in Lifetime TV Film Debuting January 24 DAYTON, Ohio, Jan. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Actor Ryan Kelley, star of the new Lifetime Television film Prayers for Bobby, will join the Dayton chapter of Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) on Sunday, January 25 in an event to celebrate the film's release and talk about his own experience bringing the acclaimed novel to the screen. Prayers, which debuts one night earlier...

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2008-12-29 12:15:00

Researchers reported new findings on Monday that suggest a correlation between family rejection of lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) teens and their health. LGB children whose parents respond negatively toward them have a higher risk of developing serious health problems, such as depression, illegal drug use, risk for HIV infection, and suicide attempts, according to lead author Caitlin Ryan, Director of the Family Acceptance Project. Ryan led a team of researchers at the C©sar E....


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'.