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2012-03-06 15:23:00

NEW YORK, March 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by the Oxford University Press: Groundbreaking research from the UK documents an erosion of homophobia in British high schools. Despite media narratives and older research discussing high levels of homophobia within school systems, sociologist Mark McCormack, a qualitative sociologist at Brunel University in England and author of The Declining Significance of Homophobia found that there has been a...

2012-02-14 11:31:14

Love from family and friends offer most protection, while bullying causes highest risk What protects lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youths from considering suicide and, conversely, what makes them most vulnerable to it? The question is of paramount concern because these youths are at least twice as likely to attempt suicide than heterosexual youths, prompting the national "It Gets Better Project" with encouraging video messages from such public figures as Lady Gaga and...

2012-01-11 15:27:05

Same sex co-workers sympathize when they observe lack of respect aimed at their colleagues Imagine the following scenarios: a co-worker is spoken to condescendingly, excluded from a meeting, or ignored by a supervisor. How does it make you feel? Do you feel differently depending on whether your co-worker is a man or a woman? According to a new study, workers who witness incivility towards colleagues feel negative emotions — especially when the incivility is aimed at workers of the...

2011-12-21 06:25:15

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — Gay men are able to lead healthier and less stressful lives when states offer legal protection to same sex couples, according to this study. "Our results suggest that removing these barriers improves the health of gay and bisexual men," Mark L. Hatzenbuehler, PhD, lead author of the study and a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health & Society Scholar at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health, was quoted as saying. In the 12 months following...

Gay Marriage Leads To Better Health
2011-12-19 06:23:09

Researchers have found that legalizing same-sex marriage may help gay men become healthier. They said that the number of visits by gay men to health clinics in Massachusetts, a state where gay marriage is legal, dropped significantly once same-sex unions were allowed. The team said that this number did not change regardless of whether the men were in a stable relationship or not. Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health researchers surveyed 1,211 gay men registered with a...

2011-12-15 17:35:37

Gay men are able to lead healthier, less stress-filled lives when states offer legal protections to same-sex couples, according to a new study examining the effects of the legalization of same-sex marriage in Massachusetts. The study, "Effect of Same-Sex Marriage Laws on Health Care Use and Expenditures in Sexual Minority Men: A Quasi-Natural Experiment," is online in the American Journal of Public Health. "Our results suggest that removing these barriers improves the health of gay and...

2011-11-29 08:47:00

MIAMI, Nov. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- For the last 2,000 years, Christians have been taught to believe that Apostle Paul condemned homosexuality. But a new discovery documents that he deliberately acknowledged that it does not prevent anyone from entering heaven. This discovery by internationally acclaimed cryptographer Michael Wood removes the final barrier to full societal acceptance of gays and lesbians. "Michael Wood's discovery is remarkable because it solves a colossal paradox regarding...

2011-11-01 12:36:10

Bisexual men have unique health needs compared to exclusively homosexual and heterosexual men, but the stigma they face makes learning of their needs -- and even reaching these men in their "hidden communities" -- difficult for public health professionals, say Indiana University researchers. The reported need for privacy, because of the perceived stigma and lack of acceptance in both homosexual and heterosexual communities, is so pervasive that bisexual men often do not feel comfortable...

2011-09-28 14:15:27

Young people lead the changes Although sharply divided, public attitudes toward gays and lesbians are rapidly changing to reflect greater acceptance, with younger generations leading the way, research by NORC at the University of Chicago shows. In addition to a plurality who now approve of same-sex marriage, Americans overwhelmingly support basic civil liberties and freedom of expression for gays and lesbians, in contrast to sharp division on such issues in the 1970s. Taken together,...

2011-08-26 11:17:43

A new University of British Columbia study finds single parents and male gay couples face significant discrimination in the Metro Vancouver rental housing market, compared to straight couples. Overall, the study finds that same-sex male couples are nearly 25 per cent more likely to be rejected by landlords seeking renters, while single parents are approximately 15 per cent more likely to be rejected. The research, published in the August issue of the journal Social Problems, is the...