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2014-02-03 23:03:24

Twenty-one percent of gay and bisexual boys compared to four percent of heterosexual boys used anabolic-androgenic steroids at least once in their lives. Boston, MA (PRWEB) February 03, 2014 A new study published online in Pediatrics, the official journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics, shows that gay and bisexual boys use anabolic-androgenic steroids (AAS) at rates much higher than their straight counterparts. Aaron Blashill, PhD, and Steven Safren, PhD, investigators at The...

2014-01-31 12:25:30

- Report Scores Corporate Policies and Practices Addressing LGBT Workplace Equality - JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Jan. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Florida Blue announced today the company earned a perfect score of 100 percent on the 2014 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) workplace equality, administered by the Human Rights Campaign. This marks the fifth...

2014-01-29 08:25:14

AMSTERDAM, January 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The adoption of an "Anti-Gay Propaganda Law" caused an enormous outrage in the LGBT-community and the rest of the world. Gay dating platform PlanetRomeo surveyed 1,526 Russian users on how these laws influence them in their daily life, if they face any form of anti-gay discrimination, and how the world can offer help to improve the situation for the LGBT community in Russia. The opinions are divided. A slight majority of 53%...

2014-01-28 16:22:34

With elite-level sponsorship, nation's largest advocate for LGBT civil rights furthers its commitment to leveling the playing field in sports CLEVELAND, Jan. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Human Rights Campaign, the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization today announced it will be an elite platinum sponsor of the world's largest LGBT inclusive multi-sport event, the 2014 Gay Games presented by the Cleveland Foundation. (Photo:...

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...

2013-12-27 20:21:15

WASHINGTON, Dec. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Family Research Council (FRC) President Tony Perkins released the following statement in response to A&E Network's announcement this evening that the network is ending its suspension of Duck Dynasty's Phil Robertson: "The attacks on Phil Robertson revealed to the American people that the push to redefine marriage is less about the marriage altar than it is fundamentally altering America's moral, political and cultural...

2013-12-12 23:02:32

The Fenway Institute's National LGBT Health Education Center and the Center for American Progress have published an educational brief to help health centers and care providers support LGBT patients and insurance customers under the ACA. Boston, MA (PRWEB) December 12, 2013 Seeking to reduce health disparities for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Americans through the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the National LGBT Health Education Center at The Fenway Institute, and the...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'