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  • Bishop Barron's Daily Gospel Reflection - Yoke sharing

    06/19/2020 7:43:00 AM PDT · by MurphsLaw · 15 replies
    Word on Fire Ministry | 6-19-2020 | Bishop Robert Barron
    Solemnity of Most Sacred Heart of Jesus Matthew 11:25-30 Friends, in today’s Gospel the Lord offers to relieve our burdens: "Take my yoke upon you . . . and you will find rest for yourselves." Jesus almost always speaks in paradoxes, and this is another one. "I will put a yoke on you." Now, if I am burdened, the last thing I want is a yoke that will make my life more burdensome. But here’s the paradox: What is it that makes our lives heavy and weighed down? Precisely the burden of our own egos, the weight of one’s own...
  • Tracing South Korea’s latest virus outbreak shoves LGBTQ community into unwelcome spotlight

    05/12/2020 8:32:19 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 15 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 05/11/2020 | Min Joo Kim
    South Korea is in a race to contain a new coronavirus outbreak in a Seoul party district, prompting a return of social distancing just as the country was easing restrictions. Tracing who was there, however, runs up against the feelings of a gay community that prefers anonymity. At least 79 cases have been linked to nightclubs and bars that the cluster’s suspected “patient zero” visited the previous weekend, according to South Korea’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The 29-year-old patient went barhopping across Seoul’s trendy Itaewon neighborhood days before receiving a covid-19 diagnosis Wednesday. His case was the first...
  • COVID-19 potential sexual transmission - researchers find virus in semen of patients

    05/08/2020 1:13:24 PM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 64 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8 May 2020
    WASHINGTON (FOX 5 DC) - The novel coronavirus has been discovered in the semen of infected male individuals, according to Chinese researchers, raising the prospect that the virus could potentially be sexually transmitted. However, the study also raises questions: It doesn’t explain how much viral load was present in the sperm, nor does it examine whether or not the virus could be transmitted through sexual activity. The study, conducted at China’s Shangqiu Municipal Hospital, is described in a research letter published Thursday by the JAMA Network of medical journals. This research is the first to detect the virus in reproductive...
  • The ‘London Patient,’ Cured of H.I.V., Reveals His Identity

    03/09/2020 5:29:45 AM PDT · by karpov · 14 replies
    New York Times ^ | March 9, 2020 | Apoorva Mandavilli
    A year after the “London Patient” was introduced to the world as only the second person to be cured of H.I.V., he is stepping out of the shadows to reveal his identity: He is Adam Castillejo. Six feet tall and sturdy, with long, dark hair and an easy smile, Mr. Castillejo, 40, exudes good health and cheer. But his journey to the cure has been arduous and agonizing, involving nearly a decade of grueling treatments and moments of pure despair. He wrestled with whether and when to go public, given the attention and scrutiny that might follow. Ultimately, he said,...
  • Mandelman bringing bathhouses back to The City (of San Francisco). New ordinance would amend health code restrictions imposed in 1980s

    03/04/2020 7:46:22 PM PST · by karpov · 48 replies
    San Francisco Examiner ^ | February 16, 2020 | Mary Jane Johnson
    Largely banished since the outbreak of the AIDS epidemic in the 1980s, gay bathhouses could return to San Francisco under new legislation introduced to the Board of Supervisors. District 8 Supervisor Rafael Mandelman, who represents the Castro neighborhood, introduced an ordinance Tuesday calling for the Department of Public Health to amend city standards established in the 1980s for adult sex venues that effectively shut down gay bathhouses. Mandelman said bathhouses were once the focal point of the gay community and health care advancements to help prevent the transmission of HIV has made the standards outdated. “In many ways they symbolized...
  • Gay and bisexual men ‘more likely’ to suffer skin cancer, study finds

    02/12/2020 11:29:05 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 31 replies
    New York Post ^ | Feb. 12, 2020 | Hannah Frishberg
    Sexual orientation has a correlation with skin cancer prevalence, new research finds. Gay and bisexual men have higher rates of skin cancer over the course of their lifetimes compared to heterosexual men, according to a study published Wednesday in the journal JAMA Dermatology. Bisexual women — but not lesbian women — were found to have lower odds of contracting skin cancer compared to heterosexual women.
  • Doom Town: Gay Mayor Pete Buttigieg says His 'Husband' Will be called 'First Gentleman' If He Is Elected in November

    02/08/2020 8:42:34 AM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 107 replies
    nteb ^ | 2/7/2020 | Geoffrey Grider
    Chasten Buttigieg, the husband of South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, currently refers to himself as the First Gentleman when he discusses what he will do if husband Pete becomes president of the United States. So you think your vote doesn’t matter this year, eh? You think that because we have been so polarized by politics that you’re going to use your vote as a “silent protest” and not vote for anyone, is that it? You listen and you listen good, your vote matters more this year than at any time since our nation was first founded. Waste it at the...
  • Gay Men Are Dying From Another Crisis We’re Not Talking About. No one’s grappling with the meth crisis.

    01/22/2020 2:26:09 PM PST · by karpov · 127 replies
    New York Times ^ | January 22, 2020 | Jim Mangia
    ... Today, the gay community is facing another crisis that we’re not talking about and that elected officials are once again ignoring. Scores of gay men are addicted to crystal methamphetamine. The drug, which can change the chemical composition of the brain in chronic users, is extremely addictive. And just like during the AIDS epidemic of the 1980s and 90s, resources are paltry, government support is virtually nonexistent and an aura of denial surrounds the crisis. Gay men are more likely to try meth than straight men. One explanation for this could be that gay men struggle with acceptance in...
  • A Victim’s Account Fuels a Reckoning Over Abuse of Children in France

    01/07/2020 8:16:37 AM PST · by karpov · 6 replies
    New York Times ^ | January 7, 2020 | Norimitsu Onishi
    PARIS — The French writer Gabriel Matzneff never hid the fact that he engaged in sex with girls and boys in their early teens or even younger. He wrote countless books detailing his insatiable pursuits and appeared on television boasting about them. “Under 16 Years Old,” was the title of an early book that left no ambiguity. Still, he never spent a day in jail for his actions or suffered any repercussion. Instead, he won acclaim again and again. Much of France’s literary and journalism elite celebrated him and his work for decades. Now 83, Mr. Matzneff was awarded a...
  • A Test for Foreign Teachers in Indonesia: Are You Gay?

    12/23/2019 1:01:12 PM PST · by karpov · 8 replies
    New York Times ^ | December 23, 2019 | Richard C. Paddock and Muktita Suhartono
    JAKARTA, Indonesia — Agree or disagree, the exam asked: “I would feel uncomfortable knowing my daughter’s or son’s teacher was homosexual.” Or this, true or false: “The gender composition of an orgy would be irrelevant to my decision to participate.” In recent weeks, foreign teachers at some private schools in Indonesia have been required to answer these questions and many more like them in what has been billed as a psychological exam. The goal is to determine teachers’ sexual orientation and attitude toward gay rights under a 2015 government regulation that prohibits international schools from hiring foreign teachers who have...
  • BREAKING: Antifa protests in London following Conservative landslide win

    12/13/2019 4:18:07 PM PST · by rickmichaels · 88 replies
    Post Millennial ^ | Dec. 13, 2019 | Andy Ngo
    “Tory scum off our streets, Nazi scum off our streets!” shouted left-wing protesters in central London. Around a thousand demonstrators, many masked and holding antifa symbols, poured onto the streets of the British capital to protest the U.K.’s election results. The Conservatives won in a landslide election the day before, likely guaranteeing Britain’s withdrawal from the EU at the end of next month. The British capital descended into chaos as the Met Police struggled to contain protesters connected to antifa, socialist and communist groups. They had shut down the streets in and around Westminster. They demanded a “revolution” and the...
  • 200,000 Uninsured Americans to Get Free H.I.V.-Prevention Drugs

    12/03/2019 7:57:39 PM PST · by karpov · 18 replies
    New York Times ^ | December 3, 2019 | Donald G. McNeil Jr.
    With donated drugs and services provided by major pharmacy chains, 200,000 uninsured Americans will gain access to H.I.V.-preventive medicines at no cost, the Trump administration announced on Tuesday. The announcement, by Alex M. Azar II, the health and human services secretary, essentially explained how the government plans to distribute the drugs for pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, that were promised in May by the drugmaker Gilead Sciences. PrEP describes a strategy of preventing infection with H.I.V. by taking a single pill a day, either Truvada or Descovy. Both are made by Gilead. The strategy is 99 percent effective at preventing infection,...
  • Sexually Transmitted Disease Cases Rise to Record High, C.D.C. Says

    10/09/2019 6:18:33 AM PDT · by karpov · 45 replies
    New York Times ^ | October 8, 2019 | Liam Stack
    The number of combined cases of syphilis, gonorrhea and chlamydia in the United States rose to a record high last year, including an alarming jump in the rate of newborn deaths caused by congenital syphilis, according to figures released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Tuesday. More than 2.4 million syphilis, gonorrhea and chlamydia infections were reported in the United States in 2018, an increase of more than 100,000 cases from the previous year, the center said in its annual Sexually Transmitted Disease Surveillance Report. It attributed the increase to several factors, including a decline in condom...
  • HIV Cases Soar (among gay and bisexual men) in the Philippines, as Dating Apps Spread

    10/03/2019 4:50:48 AM PDT · by karpov · 34 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | October 3, 2019 | Preetika Rana
    MANILA—HIV is spreading faster in the Philippines than anywhere in the world. The estimated number of new infections in this Southeast Asian nation has more than doubled from 2013 through 2018, reaching epidemic proportions among young men, according to the United Nations’ AIDS agency. The surge in the virus that causes AIDS stands out against the decline in estimated world-wide infections. Determining the cause can be difficult and inevitably involves some guesswork among epidemiologists seeking answers. But health advocates think a major driver has been dating apps, which have encouraged promiscuity in a country where traditional social norms have kept...
  • Why Trump’s Impeachment Matters to LGBTQ+ Americans (Hurl warning)

    10/02/2019 6:52:31 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Out Magazine ^ | October 2, 2019 | Brandon Wolf
    I’ve seen what hate is capable of when it is empowered and undeterred. On June 12, 2016, I was washing my hands at a bathroom sink inside Pulse Nightclub when a man filled with hate charged in and murdered 49 mostly queer people of color, many of whom were my friends and community members. That night I lost my two best friends, and I have spent every day since confronting evil in its purest form, as emboldened by a president who has staked his political success on demonizing our most vulnerable. Our country is facing a democratic crisis over Donald...
  • Church is left Vandalized after Standing Against Drag Queen Story Hour Event at Public Library

    09/19/2019 5:37:50 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 10 replies
    nteb ^ | 9/19/19 | Geri Ungurean
    So, at least the drag queen story tellers are being honest about who they answer to! A pentagram and Satan’s signature – yeah, we get it. I am so glad that this church leadership had the courage to speak out against the satanic Drag Queen Story Hour. It’s sick and foul, and many of these drag queens have pedophilia listed on their very long rap sheets. “…but this is your hour, and the power of darkness.” Luke 22:53 (KJV) But when I look at photos of these drag queens, the people I am most angry about are the parents of...
  • Bronx Student Who Fatally Stabbed Classmate Gets 14 Years in Prison

    09/10/2019 4:25:46 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 35 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Sept. 10, 2019 | Ben Chapman
    A gay Bronx student who said he fatally stabbed a high-school classmate after years of being bullied was sentenced to 14 years in prison Tuesday. Bronx Judge Michael Gross sentenced Abel Cedenoafter a bench trial for the 2017 classroom killing at the now-closed Urban Assembly School for Wildlife Conservation. Mr. Cedeno, who is 20 years old, was found guilty of manslaughter, assault and a weapons charge on July 15. The death of Mr. Cedeno’s classmate, 15-year-oldMatthew McCree,was the first homicide in more than 20 years at a New York City public school.
  • Two men accused in case involving children and satanic rituals, bestiality

    08/31/2019 2:37:45 AM PDT · by MNDude · 22 replies
    Two men are under arrest on child rape and porn charges as police race to identify children they suspect are being victimized in pornographic pictures posted online. Lockland police describe the case as the worst they’ve ever seen. They say they found the pornographic images, including child bestiality, on the suspects’ phones during rape investigations in Clermont and Hamilton counties. children are now with family, and children’s services is investigating, according to Lockland police. Bustillos indicated in an interview with police Wednesday he was sharing the pornography with others in the Cincinnati area, according to Lockland Police Sgt. Chris Lind....
  • Pete Buttigieg: “more executive experience” than Biden, Trump

    08/30/2019 12:15:00 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    What's On Politics ^ | August 30, 2019
    Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg is capitalizing once more on his executive experience as Southbend mayor to boost his run for the White House as his campaign seem to have more and more difficulty breaking into the top tier of candidates all vying to be president in 2020. In an exclusive interview with CBS-affiliate television station, WCAX TV the Indiana mayor boasts his experience working on the ground with his constituents. He talked of how he “makes things happen” – being “responsible for everything from incident management to economic development.” In an apparent swipe at his rivals, Buttigieg, the first...
  • California's big donors are giving the edge to Buttigieg

    08/27/2019 12:28:18 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 26, 2019 | Joe Ferullo
    California always loves the next new thing. And this summer’s West Coast sensation isn’t a breakout star from a surprise hit film, or the latest Apple gadget you didn’t know you needed.] It’s Pete Buttigieg. At least when it comes to political donors. This is an unexpected situation. Major Democratic funders out here are concentrated in two areas: Big Tech up north, Big Entertainment in the south. True to their business models, Hollywood usually leads with its heart while Silicon Valley billionaires drill down on numbers and probabilities. Those separate calculations don’t often add up to the same candidate. But...