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  • No Longer a Felony to Deliberately Spread HIV in California

    10/09/2017 4:03:46 PM PDT · by Morgana · 25 replies
    Moonbattery ^ | October 9, 2017 | Moonbattery
    Liberalism isn’t always about tightening restrictions, because some restrictions are good. For example, even as California introduces prison sentences for those who insist on referring to transsexuals with biologically correct pronouns, we read this: Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill Friday that lowers from a felony to a misdemeanor the crime of knowingly exposing a sexual partner to HIV without disclosing the infection. By “knowingly,” they mean deliberately. To be prosecuted for a felony under the old law required intent to transmit HIV, which leads to the horrific disease AIDS. It gets worse: The measure also applies to those who...
  • New STD cases hit record high in US, CDC says

    10/07/2017 7:30:45 PM PDT · by fwdude · 17 replies
    CNN ^ | September 28, 2017 | Sandee LaMotte
    Citation only for copywrite prohibitions
  • How the anal cancer epidemic in gay and bi HIV-positive men can be prevented

    10/07/2017 12:19:17 PM PDT · by PROCON · 80 replies
    theconversation.com ^ | Sept. 26, 2017 | Various
    Almost 620,000 gay and bisexual men in the United States were living with HIV in 2014, and 100,000 of these men were not even aware of their infection. These men are 100 times more likely to have anal cancer than HIV-negative men who exclusively have sex with women. Yet, no national screening guidelines exist for anal cancer prevention in any population. Anal cancer is predominantly caused by chronic or persistent human papillomavirus (HPV) infection. HPV infection can lead to the development of anal precancer which, if remains undetected or not adequately treated, may lead to anal cancer. Likewise, HPV infection...
  • Knowingly exposing others to HIV will no longer be a felony in California

    10/07/2017 11:22:56 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 90 replies
    L A Times ^ | Oct. 6, 2017, 4:18 p.m.
    Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill Friday that lowers from a felony to a misdemeanor the crime of knowingly exposing a sexual partner to HIV without disclosing the infection. The measure also applies to those who give blood without telling the blood bank that they are HIV-positive.... Supporters of the bill said women engaging in prostitution are disproportionately targeted with criminal charges, even in cases where the infection is not transmitted. Republican lawmakers including Sen. Joel Anderson of Alpine voted against the bill, arguing it puts the public at risk. “I’m of the mind that if you purposefully inflict another...
  • Cadet in charge of rape prevention programs charged with rape

    09/21/2017 5:55:19 PM PDT · by sparklite2 · 44 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 21, 2017 | Gabrielle Fonrouge
    Senior cadet Steven Fox from the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs is accused of assaulting a date he brought to an AFA dance back in 2015, KKTV reported. Court papers accuse Fox of penetrating the man with a finger without his consent and rubbing himself against the man’s leg for sexual gratification, The Gazette reported. Fox’s defense lawyers say the acts were consensual and the two men were dating at the time.
  • Yes, I’m Dependent on Weed

    09/17/2017 8:14:42 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 98 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | September 15, 2017 | Andrew Sullivan
    Do I smoke too much pot? It’s a question I’ve asked myself over the years, and it raised its uncomfortable head this week as I absorbed the results of the latest National Survey on Drug Use and Health. The first thing to note about the report is the good news. One of the major and legitimate fears of those who have opposed legalization is that teen use would increase. Weed is genuinely harmful to the developing adolescent brain and those of us who passionately advocated legalization argued that making it legal would actually make it harder for teens to get...
  • LGBT is so yesterday. Now it's LGBTQQIP2SAA

    08/25/2017 1:34:28 PM PDT · by pabianice · 64 replies
    The demand at UColorado that veterans not be allowed to attend four-year universities led me to search the terms they used. Here is the definition of the current term: "LGBTQQIP2SAA: Shorthand for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, pansexual, 2-spirited, asexual, and allies. This is the proper acronym for the queer community."
  • Hunting a Killer: Sex, Drugs and the Return of Syphilis

    08/24/2017 11:20:34 AM PDT · by C19fan · 23 replies
    NY Times ^ | August 24, 2017 | Jan Hoffman
    For months, health officials in this socially conservative state capital have been staggered by a fast-spreading outbreak of a disease that, for nearly two decades, was considered all but extinguished. Syphilis, the deadly sexually transmitted infection that can lead to blindness, paralysis and dementia, is returning here and around the country, another consequence of the heroin and methamphetamine epidemics, as users trade sex for drugs.
  • Chelsea Manning photographed for Vogue

    08/17/2017 2:09:57 PM PDT · by detective · 29 replies
    CNN ^ | August 10, 2017: | Jill Disis
    Chelsea Manning is making her Vogue debut. The former U.S. Army intelligence analyst, who served time in prison for leaking classified documents, will be featured in the magazine's September issue. She was photographed by the renowned Annie Leibovitz, who has taken pictures of President Barack Obama, Queen Elizabeth II, John Lennon, Michael Jackson and Caitlyn Jenner. Manning was convicted in 2013 for leaking reams of material to WikiLeaks. She was sentenced to 35 years in military prison but was released in May. Obama commuted her sentence days before he left office.
  • Sex, Politics, Meth and Death in West Hollywood

    08/09/2017 8:53:41 AM PDT · by LRoggy · 24 replies
    WEHO Times ^ | 8/7/2017 | Ryan Gierach
    The Los Angeles County Coroner has reported the death of Gemmel Moore, 26, of an accidental meth overdose at 7:22 p.m. on July 27 at the West Hollywood home of high-profile Democratic Party donor and political activist, Ed Buck. The youth’s death reportedly occurred just hours after he left his family in Texas in order to join Buck. While a case detail report filed by the medical examiner lists the manner of Gemmel Moore’s death as an “accident” and its cause as “methamphetamine use,” the deceased man’s mother told the WeHo Times that something more nefarious may have occurred in...
  • Pres. Trump: Transgender people will not be allowed to serve ‘in any capacity’ in the US military

    07/26/2017 6:23:19 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 277 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 26, 2017 | AP Wire Service
    WASHINGTON — President Trump said Wednesday morning, July 26th in a series of tweets that transgender people will not be allowed to serve ‘in any capacity’ in the US military.
  • Transgender individuals banned from serving US Military - President Trump

    07/26/2017 6:12:38 AM PDT · by UKrepublican · 154 replies
    Donald J. Trumpā€¸ļ€²Verified accountļ‚™ @realDonaldTrump Ā· 16m16 minutes ago After consultation with my Generals and military experts, please be advised that the United States Government will not accept or allow..........Transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the U.S. Military. Our military must be focused on decisive and overwhelming.........victory and cannot be burdened with the tremendous medical costs and disruption that transgender in the military would entail. Thank you
  • Surviving gay...barely

    07/18/2017 6:16:49 PM PDT · by NetAddicted · 33 replies
    JosephSciambra.com ^ | 7/15/2017 | Joseph Sciambra
    Still can't copy to post.
  • DoD Celebrates LGBTQ Disease Pride Month

    07/10/2017 9:39:43 AM PDT · by SivviServant · 22 replies
    DoD internal email ^ | June 2017 | A Department of Defense Command
    An email (image below) sent by the Commander and Public Affairs Office of a U.S. Department of Defense installation. Sent to several thousand employees and contractors. July is "LGBT Pride Month" throughout the DoD, but note that here is a case of a local military installation taking proactive interest, of its own voilition, in celebrating the unhealthy and relatively dysfunctional conditions of lesbianism, homosexuality, gay, transgender, and queer. This command has celebrated "LGBT Pride Month" for the past several years.
  • Oral sex spreading unstoppable bacteria

    07/07/2017 7:39:35 AM PDT · by C19fan · 61 replies
    BBC News ^ | July 7, 2017 | James Gallagher
    Oral sex is producing dangerous gonorrhoea and a decline in condom use is helping it to spread, the World Health Organization has said. It warns that if someone contracts gonorrhoea, it is now much harder to treat, and in some cases impossible. The sexually transmitted infection is rapidly developing resistance to antibiotics.
  • Atlanta intersection closes as rainbow crosswalks installed

    07/01/2017 1:33:50 PM PDT · by madprof98 · 62 replies
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 7/1/17 | Jewel Wicker
    The crosswalks are going in permanently at Piedmont and 10th, a hub for the Atlanta LGBTQ community. LGBT Pride Month ended Friday, but Atlanta crews are working this weekend on a project that will symbolize support for the local LGBTQ community year-round. The intersection of Piedmont Avenue and 10th Street is closed for the installation of permanent rainbow crosswalks, Channel 2 Action News reported.
  • Dear Hollywood: Stop Gaying All the Things, Especially Straight Characters…

    06/28/2017 6:26:35 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 76 replies
    Louder with Crowder ^ | May 11th 2016 | Courtney Kirchoff & Steven Crowder
    Dear leftists in Hollywood intent on pushing incessant gayness, even when unnecessary and irrelevant, Today it seems Hollywood’s primary mission, especially television, is to shove gayness into wherever it may fit. It’s getting tired. Namely because it’s being pushed by a tiny minority of militant gay activists in the gay community. I want to make this crystal clear. I’m not suggesting ALL gays are pushing for all gay characters in all TV shows or movies. I contend like with most issues in our political climate, the “Gay Agenda” in TV is being shoved by a fraction of a percent of...
  • Pride parade takes over S.F. with celebration, protest

    06/25/2017 2:50:32 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 38 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | June 25, 2017 | Kevin Fagan, Trisha Thadani, Tony Bravo, and Evan Sernoffsky
    Hundreds of thousands of revelers descended on Market Street on Sunday morning to join the explosion of color and chest-thumping music as the 47th annual Pride Parade took over downtown San Francisco.
  • Six Experts Resign From President’s HIV/AIDS Advisory Panel in Protest

    06/19/2017 6:24:21 AM PDT · by C19fan · 67 replies
    NBC News ^ | June 19, 2017 | Phil McCausland
    Six members of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA) resigned in protest of the Trump administration, which they allege "has no strategy to address the on-going HIV/AIDS epidemic." Scott Schoettes, Counsel and HIV Project Director at Lambda Legal, explained in a Newsweek op-ed Friday that he and five colleagues decided to leave their posts on the council for a number of reasons. But their largest expressed gripe was that the Trump administration has not sought input from the council when formulating HIV policy.
  • The Latest: L.A. pride parade renamed 'ResistMarch'

    06/11/2017 5:15:13 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 60 replies
    The Latest on LGBT pride marches around the United States (all times local): 5:45 p.m. The Los Angeles pride parade was renamed the ResistMarch, and tens of thousands turned out, some carrying rainbow flags or signs reading "Love Trumps Hate" through Hollywood on Sunday.