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2011-04-22 09:44:03

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- In the wake of several highly publicized suicides by gay teenagers, a new study shows a negative social environment surrounding gay youth is associated with high rates of suicide attempts by lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) youth. The study of nearly 32,000 11th grade students in Oregon found that LGB youth were more than five-times as likely to have attempted suicide in the previous 12 months as their heterosexual peers (21.5 percent vs. 4.2 percent). Using a new tool...

2011-04-18 14:00:01

Gay teens are 5 times more likely to try to kill themselves than heterosexual peers but school and community factors influence risk In the wake of several highly publicized suicides by gay teenagers, a new study finds that a negative social environment surrounding gay youth is associated with high rates of suicide attempts by lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) youth. The study, "The Social Environment and Suicide Attempts in a Population-Based Sample of LGB Youth," appears in the April 18 issue...

2011-04-07 16:36:34

First study of post-traumatic stress examines impact on men who sustain partner abuse Men who are abused by their female partners can suffer significant psychological trauma, such as post-traumatic stress disorder, depression and suicidal thoughts, according to two new papers published by the American Psychological Association. Although most reported domestic abuse is committed by men against women, a growing body of research has picked up on the prevalence and significance of domestic...

2011-03-21 11:15:00

Doctor Says His Work Was Misrepresented By Exodus International and Misleads App Users BURLINGTON, Vt., March 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being issued by Truth Wins Out: University of Minnesota researcher Dr. Gary Remafedi wrote a letter today asking Apple founder Steve Jobs and interim CEO Tim Cook to remove a controversial "ex-gay" app from its online store. The scientist claimed that Exodus International distorted his work in an effort to misrepresent...

2011-03-10 15:55:50

In childhood, boys and girls tend to form friendships almost exclusively with same-sex peers. Around early adolescence, they gradually begin to include other-sex friends in their network. A new study published in Journal of Research on Adolescence suggests that girls and boys experience this transition very differently. The findings show that girls tend to initiate the transition to a mixed-gender friendship network earlier than boys, and continue this transition at a faster pace during...

2011-02-28 14:56:56

Sexuality and religion are generally considered uncomfortable bedfellows. Now, for the first time, a team of researchers from Nottingham have carried out a detailed study around these issues and how they affect and influence the lives of British 18 to 25 year olds. Led by The University of Nottingham, in collaboration with Nottingham Trent University, experts spent two years investigating the attitudes, values and experiences of sex and religion among young adults. The study, which involved...

2011-02-14 12:24:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Three renowned LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) choirs will come together for the first time to sing sacred and spiritual music, while lending their own unique voices to advance the existing Christian movement for LGBT equality. The concert will take place in New York City at one of the oldest Christian institutions in the United States - Marble Collegiate Church. The entire event is an initiative of the Believe Out Loud project, which...

2011-02-07 18:19:00

In the autumn of 2005 the Church of Sweden decided to introduce a special blessing for same-sex unions. The decision was conditional on the Church making a distinction between genuine homosexuality and promiscuous homosexuality, associated with sin and profanity. This is shown by a new thesis in religious studies at the University of Gothenburg, which also identifies many similarities in values between opponents and supporters of the decision. "It was genuine homosexuality that was made...

2011-01-27 13:10:52

Men are more than twice as likely to continue dating a girlfriend who has cheated on them with another woman than one who has cheated with another man, according to new research from a University of Texas at Austin psychologist. Women show the opposite pattern. They are more likely to continue dating a man who has had a heterosexual affair than one who has had a homosexual affair. The study, published last month in the journal Personality and Individual Differences, provides new insight into...

2010-12-15 13:00:00

NEW YORK, and WASHINGTON, Dec. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- As all Americans consider their environmental attitudes, a national survey released today by Harris Interactive shows that lesbian, gay, bisexual and/or transgender (LGBT) adults, especially, are accelerating their personal commitment to pro-environmental issues. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100518/NY06801LOGO) A majority (55%) of all LGBT adults, when asked if they "personally care a great deal about the current state...