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Archive for May 2011

New PEPFAR Rules Fight African Homophobia

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PEPFAR, the 48-billion dollar US international AIDS effort, has released guidance on reaching gay and bisexual men, and it may have the effect of tamping down government homophobia in developing countries.

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Written by OutQ News staff

May 31, 2011 at 8:45 AM

Study: Gay Internet Hook-Ups May Influence Safe Sex

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A new study shows that the type of relationship that gay and bisexual men seek online may determine whether they will practice safe sex.

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Deadly MO Twister Destroys LGBT-Affirming Church

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As search and rescue teams continue to find victims of Sunday’s deadly tornado in Joplin, Missouri, many of the town’s LGBT residents are still missing. The twister destroyed several buildings in its path, including the local gay-affirming church.

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Gay Groups Push Orbitz to Stop Ads on Fox News

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Gay rights advocates are urging online travel company Orbitz to abandon its advertising on Fox News because of the network’s anti-gay content.

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Written by Xorje Olivares

May 19, 2011 at 6:45 AM

Study: School Bullying Causes LGBT Health Problems

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A new study has found that LGBT youth who experience high levels of victimization at school are more likely to report health problems in early adulthood. Such conditions may include depression, attempted suicide, sexually transmitted diseases, and HIV risk.

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UK Study: F-to-M Trans Have More Autistic Traits

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A new UK study has found that female-to-male transgender people have a higher than average number of autistic traits. That means they tend to exhibit “male-typical interests,” usually shy away from socializing and choose NOT to rely on their emotions.

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Written by Xorje Olivares

May 12, 2011 at 8:45 AM

Black MSM’s High HIV Risk Due to Masculinity Preference

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Researchers in Maryland say they’ve figured out why young black men who have sex with men are about FIVE TIMES more likely to contract HIV than MSM’s of other races. They attribute it to their strong tendency to seek out extra-macho partners.

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Written by Xorje Olivares

May 5, 2011 at 9:45 AM

Gay Blog Queerty.com Returns

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The popular gay blog Queerty has officially returned after just two weeks in cyber-limbo. But its new handlers say the revamped site will have a more “journalistic” approach to LGBT headlines.

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Written by Xorje Olivares

May 5, 2011 at 8:45 AM

OK trans prof denied tenure despite faculty backing

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A transgender professor at a small Oklahoma college has been denied tenure by the school’s administration. But university officials continue to ignore faculty appeals to change their minds.

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Written by OutQ News staff

May 4, 2011 at 3:00 PM

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Fred Karger Gets 1% in First Poll to Name Him

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Openly gay presidential hopeful Fred Karger says he will NOT join fellow Republican 2012 contenders on stage at a national debate in South Carolina this Thursday. But, he says he’ll still be attending.

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