Latest Homosexuality Stories

“Losing Yourself” In a Fictional Character Can Affect Your Real Life
2012-05-07 14:26:49

When you “lose yourself” inside the world of a fictional character while reading a story, you may actually end up changing your own behavior and thoughts to match that of the character, a new study suggests. Researchers at Ohio State University examined what happened to people who, while reading a fictional story, found themselves feeling the emotions, thoughts, beliefs and internal responses of one of the characters as if they were their own - a phenomenon the researchers call...

2012-04-09 09:09:33

Anti-gay Bias Linked to Lack of Awareness of One's Sexual Orientation and Authoritarian Parenting, Study Shows Homophobia is more pronounced in individuals with an unacknowledged attraction to the same sex and who grew up with authoritarian parents who forbade such desires, a series of psychology studies demonstrates. The study is the first to document the role that both parenting and sexual orientation play in the formation of intense and visceral fear of homosexuals, including...

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...

Word of the Day
  • To think; to imagine; to fancy.
  • To be of opinion; have the notion; think; imagine; suppose.
The word 'ween' comes from Middle English wene, from Old English wēn, wēna ("hope, weening, expectation"), from Proto-Germanic *wēniz, *wēnōn (“hope, expectation”), from Proto-Indo-European *wen- (“to strive, love, want, reach, win”).