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  • Gus Kenworthy's tiny kiss with his boyfriend is sort of a big deal

    02/18/2018 5:18:14 AM PST · by central_va · 75 replies
    yahoo sports ^ | 2/18/18 | Jeff Passan
    As he prepared for his slopestyle skiing run at the PyeongChang Games on Sunday morning, Gus Kenworthy shared a kiss with his boyfriend, Matt Wilkas, that NBC broadcast during its coverage throughout the United States.
  • Chelsea Manning to run for US Senate: Transgender former soldier who leaked classified data to...

    01/13/2018 2:40:16 PM PST · by Morgana · 53 replies
    DAILY MAIL UK ^ | Dec. 13, 2017 | Reuters and Chris Spargo For Dailymail.com
    FULL TITLE: Chelsea Manning to run for US Senate: Transgender former soldier who leaked classified data to WikiLeaks is seeking Democratic nomination in Maryland Chelsea Manning, the transgender U.S. Army soldier who served seven years in military prison for leaking classified data, is seeking the Democratic Party's nomination for the U.S. Senate seat in Maryland, according to Federal election filings seen on Saturday. Manning, who was granted clemency by former U.S. President Barack Obama, was released in May from a U.S. military prison in Kansas where she had been serving time for passing secrets to the WikiLeaks website in the...
  • Senior AIDS official arrested for trying to molest young boy

    01/06/2018 5:14:08 AM PST · by fwdude · 46 replies
    American Thinkiner ^ | January 6, 2018 | Ed Straker
    A senior AIDS official at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has been arrested in a sting where he thought he was going to be engaging in "water sports" that didn't involve water with a young boy. In reality, he was talking to the police.
  • Trump Fires HIV/AIDS Council In Its Entirety By FEDEX Letter, Report Claims

    12/29/2017 9:07:52 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 122 replies
    Newsweek ^ | Dec 29, 2017 | Callum Paton
    President Donald Trump fired the remaining members of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA) Wednesday, reportedly informing them without explanation with a letter delivered by FedEx. The mass dismissal of the advisers marked another nadir in the administration’s dealing with the council. In June, six members resigned from PACHA writing in an open letter, published in Newsweek, saying the Trump White House was pushing for legislation that would harm people living with HIV. Scott A. Schoettes, a Chicago-based HIV/AIDS activist and one of the members of the advisory panel who resigned over the summer, tweeted yesterday that the remaining...
  • 'Call Me by Your Name' Selected as Best Picture by L.A. Film Critics Association [Gay] [ed]

    12/04/2017 6:51:03 AM PST · by C19fan · 12 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | December 3, 2017 | Kimberly Nordyke
    Call Me by Your Name has been chosen as best picture by the Los Angeles Film Critics Association. The group met Sunday to vote on their picks for the year's best. Call Me by Your Name won a total of three awards, including best director for Luca Guadagnino — a tie with Guillermo del Toro for The Shape of Water — and best actor for Timothée Chalamet. The Shape of Water also won three awards, including best actress for Sally Hawkins and best cinematography for Dan Laustsen.
  • Christians should pray for Prince George to be gay, says minister

    12/01/2017 11:37:15 AM PST · by Gamecock · 54 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 11/30/2017 | Patrick Greenfield
    Christians should pray for Prince George to be gay to force support for same-sex marriage in the Church of England, a senior Scottish Episcopal church minister and LGBTQ campaigner has said. The Very Rev Kelvin Holdsworth, provost of St Mary’s Cathedral in Glasgow, made the comments in a blog he reposted about LGBTQ inclusion in the Church of England following the announcement of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s engagement. In the post, he writes that Christians should pray “for the Lord to bless Prince George with a love, when he grows up, of a fine young gentleman”.
  • 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.