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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....

2008-12-26 12:13:57

Gay and bisexual black men are less likely to be tested for prostate cancer than men of any other racial and ethnic backgrounds, U.S. researchers said. Kevin C. Heslin of Charles Drew University of Medicine and Science in Los Angeles examined prostate and colorectal testing rates based on sexual orientation, race and ethnicity. Using data from telephone interviews with 19,410 men who participated in the California Health Interview Survey, Heslin found no overall difference in the use of the...

2008-11-28 17:47:54

Gay men who are not considered sexually desirable are more likely to engage in risky sexual behavior, Canadians researchers have found. Researchers at the University of Toronto say homosexual men may also develop psychological problems as a consequence of feeling undesirable. Adam Isaiah Green interviewed dozens of gay men in Toronto to determine what qualities made some men more sexually desirable than others, and what the consequences of being undesirable might be on mental and physical...

2008-10-01 00:08:24

By Mindy Farabee HOLLYWOOD -- It's not the easiest assignment, to project earnest indignation in a bright fuchsia teddy, but Molly Shannon, the Kath to Selma Blair's Kim in NBC's new comedy "Kath & Kim," is working it. Gesturing emphatically with impeccably rendered French tips, she sends giant gold hoops swaying righteously from her earlobes, squinting with sincerity as she loses patience with her twentysomething TV daughter. "Kim has been running amok for three episodes," says...

2008-09-27 09:00:21

By TIM CORNWELL THERE WAS ONE PLAY BY TENnessee Williams, Pulitzer Prize-winning writer of such American classics as A Streetcar Named Desire, which he never wanted performed in his lifetime. It was And Tell Sad Stories of the Death of Queens, with its central character of a transvestite who brings a sailor home in the hope of seducing him. It was Williams's only openly homosexual play. Central character Candy was based on Candy Darling, a friend of his and one of several transsexuals...

2008-07-10 03:00:20

By Tirdad Derakhshani, The Philadelphia Inquirer Jul. 10--Do you spend your free time studying the history of that venerable subgenre in American cinema, the teen sex comedy? Do you find yourself craving soft-core gay porn? If you answered yes to both queries, then Another Gay Sequel: Gays Gone Wild!, which opens the 14th annual Philadelphia International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival tonight, is the movie for you. Todd Stephens' preternaturally raunchy follow-up to his surprise...

2008-06-25 09:03:04

ARLINGTON, Texas _ Tyson Gay's mother was hardly surprised to hear that her son had dinner in a restaurant. After all, Daisy Gay Lowe said, he eats nearly every meal outside the two-bedroom furnished apartment where he lives alone while training in this Dallas suburb. It was what Gay ordered in a Cajun-style restaurant that startled his mother. "He ate that?" she said, after hearing that the leading sprinter in the United States had tucked into a dish called Grilled Mahi Mahi St....

2006-08-29 07:15:00

By Peter Graff LONDON -- Italian designer Domenico Dolce appears in a magazine ad, one hand perched affectionately on the shoulder of his design partner and former lover Stefano Gabbana, the other holding his stylish new Motorola phone. Whether it's U.S. firm John Hancock featuring a lesbian couple in an ad for insurance or Altoids pitching two flavors of its "curiously strong mints" by asking readers if they are "bi-curious," big advertisers are storming out of the closet. In part, the gay...

2006-06-28 14:30:45

By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Pentagon no longer deems homosexuality a mental disorder, officials said on Wednesday, although the reversal has no impact on U.S. policy prohibiting openly gay people from serving in the military. After a 1996 Pentagon document placing homosexuality among a list of "certain mental disorders" came to light this month, the American Psychiatric Association and a handful of lawmakers asked the Defense Department to change its view. The Pentagon...

2006-05-17 18:01:40

By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - If "Ellen" brought American television's first lesbian star out of the closet, then "Will & Grace" broke barriers by turning a gay-themed comedy into a prime-time hit with mass appeal. But as the popular NBC sitcom about a handsome gay lawyer and his attractive, heterosexual best friend ends its eight-year run on Thursday, the show's producers insist it was not their goal to make pop culture history. "We never set out to do anything that...


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  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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