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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...

2011-08-19 02:17:19

For better or for worse, in sickness and in health "“ there's a long line of research that associates marriage with reducing unhealthy habits such as smoking, and promoting better health habits such as regular checkups. However, new research is emerging that suggests married straight couples and cohabiting gay and lesbian couples in long-term intimate relationships may pick up each other's unhealthy habits as well. University of Cincinnati research into how those behaviors evolve will...

2011-08-18 08:00:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As a new school year begins, the Homecoming Project is urging successful lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) adults to join its campaign to provide positive role models for LGBT high school students. Research has shown that many LGBT youth actively seek role models to help compensate for the support they lose when they come out to family and friends. The Homecoming Project, created by the non-profit organization Live Out Loud, aims to...

2011-07-27 09:56:00

NEW YORK, July 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- BLACK ENTERPRISE leads its seventh annual report on the Best Companies for Diversity with July's cover feature, "Black & Gay in Corporate America." Written by Editor-at-Large Carolyn M. Brown, the editorial takes an unflinching look at the cultural and professional obstacles facing lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) African American professionals and how a growing number are coming out and breaking through isolation and fear within...

2011-07-22 01:45:01

Among homeless teens, GLB teens are more likely to live away from their families Roughly 1 in 4 lesbian or gay teens and 15 percent of bisexual teens are homeless, versus 3 percent of exclusively heterosexual teens, finds a Children's Hospital Boston study of more than 6,300 Massachusetts public high school students. Moreover, among teens who were homeless, those who were gay, lesbian or bisexual (GLB) were consistently more likely than heterosexuals to be on their own, unaccompanied by a...

2011-07-21 07:20:00

LOS ANGELES, July 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The controversy over whether it's possible to "pray the gay away" has once again hit the headlines with the recent reports about Michele Bachmann's husband, whose Christian therapy clinic has been caught by undercover media suggesting "reparative therapy" to reverse homosexuality. While the drama might not bode well for Bachmann as she vies for the presidency, it presents an ideal window for Rizi Timane Ministries (http://www.rizigospel.org) to...

2011-07-18 09:02:00

NEW YORK and WASHINGTON, July 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Brand preferences and customer loyalty often are measured by marketers as the "holy grail" and as benchmarks of consumer behaviors. In a new poll released today, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) adults confirmed attitudes that strengthen their loyalty to companies as well as their brand preferences. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100518/NY06801LOGO ) The new national survey found that nearly three-fourths...


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omadhaun
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.