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2014-07-25 23:01:29

LGBT Youth are Still Bullied for Being Gay, an article released today by NoBullying. http://nobullying.com/bullied-for-being-gay/ London, UK (PRWEB) July 25, 2014 In today’s world, in spite of major efforts by the educational system and community groups to focus on tolerance and acceptance of LGBT people in schools, 92 percent of these LGBT teens and youth say they still experience negative messages about being lesbian, gay, bi-sexual or transgender. The truth is, LGBT youth are still...

2014-05-05 11:41:38

Stressful experiences, such as victimization and homophobia, associated with heavy episodic drinking Higher rates of binge drinking by lesbian and gay adolescents compared to their heterosexual peers may be due to chronic stress caused by difficult social situations, according to a study to be presented Saturday, May 3, at the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) annual meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Research has shown that lesbian and gay people experience higher rates...

2014-01-31 08:24:00

Put women's safety first QUÉBEC, Jan. 31, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - The Conseil du statut de la femme du Québec released the English version of its report on the complex, largely hidden problem of honour crime. A first in Canada, the study documents the 17 cases of honour crime recorded in this country since 1991, only 5 of whose 26 victims survived. The Conseil urges decision makers to take action to protect girls and women from all forms of honour-based violence: excessive...

2014-01-22 11:36:08

Canadian schools with explicit anti-homophobia interventions such as gay-straight alliances (GSAs) may reduce the odds of suicidal thoughts and attempts among both sexual minority and straight students, according to a new study by University of British Columbia researchers. Gay-straight alliances are student-led clubs that aim to make the school community a safer place for all students regardless of their sexual orientation. Their members include lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer...

2013-10-13 23:03:36

As part of Union College's annual Minorities Day, a researcher will illustrate the effects of religious-based homophobia on individual lives. Barbourville, KY (PRWEB) October 13, 2013 Growing up in the Bible Belt, a region known for strict adherence to biblical traditions and beliefs, presents unique challenges for gays and lesbians. A researcher will discuss these challenges in an upcoming lecture at Union College. Bernadette Barton, Ph.D., professor of sociology and women’s...

2012-12-18 05:02:06

Start-up iSeeGayPeople.tv identifies and seeks to be a leader in new era of independent LGBT Entertainment. New York, New York (PRWEB) December 17, 2012 ISeeGayPeople.tv, the online presenter of independent LGBT web series and films, this week announced a campaign to raise $40,000 on Indiegogo.com. The campaign will run through January 31, 2013. The site's founder, Toyce Francis, said that proceeds from the campaign will finance upgrades to the site to increase functional capabilities,...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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