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  • White House to hold closed-door session on bisexual issues next month

    08/22/2013 11:01:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    The Washington Post's Post Politics ^ | August 22, 2013 | Juliet Eilperin
    The White House will hold a closed-door roundtable discussion on issues facing bisexuals Sept. 23. The event, described in an invitation by White House LGBT liaison Gautam Raghavan as a session focused on “issues of importance to the bisexual community,” was first reported Thursday by the Washington Blade. “Participants and administration officials will discuss a range of topics including health, HIV/AIDS, domestic and intimate partner violence, mental health and bullying,” Raghavan wrote. A White House confirmed Thursday the event will take place, but decline to elaborate. Human Rights Campaign spokesman Michael Cole-Schwartz, who said that his group would be attending.....
  • Berkeley lawmakers recognize Bisexual Pride Day

    09/18/2012 8:52:07 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 36 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 18, 2012, 11:15 PM EDT | unattributed
    Berkeley on Tuesday became what is thought to be the nation's first city to officially proclaim a day recognizing bisexuals, a sexual minority that often complains of being derided as sexually confused fence-sitters. The City Council unanimously and without discussion declared Sept. 23 as Bisexual Pride and Bi Visibility Day. Since 1999, bisexual activists have claimed the date to celebrate their community, and bisexual pride events routinely are held in Los Angeles, Boston, Chicago and other cities... Berkeley, however, is believed to be the first U.S. city where a government body has taken the extra step of to formally acknowledge...
  • Survey: Bisexual women in poorest health

    06/10/2010 5:59:02 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 30 replies · 901+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | June 10, 2010 | Elizabeth Cooney
    Gays, lesbians, and bisexuals have poorer health than heterosexuals in Massachusetts and bisexuals fare the worst, according to a federal health survey offering one of the few windows into health differences among the people who make up sexual orientation minorities. Kerith Conron of Northeastern University and the Harvard School of Public Health analyzed responses to the 2001-2008 Massachusetts Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance survey, part of a national collaboration between the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and state public health agencies. In 2001, Massachusetts residents were asked for the first time to identify their sexual orientation. Of the adults...
  • Anti-polygamy case gives rise to all kinds of family forms

    06/09/2010 12:09:03 PM PDT · by Colofornian · 26 replies · 107+ views
    Vancouver Sun ^ | June 9, 2010 | Daphne Branham
    Forrest Glen Maridas is a polyamorist who believes that it is her constitutionally guaranteed right to freely express her sexuality in any form that that might take. Maridas is 34, American and a full-time counsellor at a university, although she's currently on maternity leave. She's lived with Canadian Russell Osborne since May 2005 and he's sponsoring her for immigration as a common-law spouse under the family classification. Maridas and Osborne and their two young children live in a home in Edmonton with Drew Thompson and Katy Furness. For the past two years, Maridas has been in "an intimate and conjugal...
  • Study finds gay men do better at college but bisexual women lag behind

    06/06/2009 11:11:45 AM PDT · by Bushwacker777 · 34 replies · 1,211+ views
    PinkNews.co.uk ^ | June 5, 2009 | V King Macdona
    "While findings about gay men were positive, results for bisexual women in particular were a different story. Carpenter commented: “Behavioral bisexuals (who are overwhelmingly female) do a lot worse. They spend significantly less time studying. They're much less satisfied with their academic work. They think their academic work is less important than do other women. Bisexual women are not having as good a college experience.” However, he added that lesbians “appear to do no worse, no better academically” than their straight female counterparts."
  • Sexually Transmitted Disease Rates Soar: CDC (CDC: Homosexuals & Bisexuals Are Causing This

    01/13/2009 3:41:16 PM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 68 replies · 2,980+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 1/13/2009 | Will Dunham
    U.S. syphillis rates rose for a seventh year in 2007, driven by gay and bisexual men, while chlamydia reached record numbers and gonorrhea remained at alarming levels -- especially among blacks, health officials said on Tuesday. Blacks make up 12 percent of the U.S. population, but account for about 70 percent of gonorrhea cases and almost half of chlamydia and syphillis cases, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said...
  • Forbes endorses McCain

    02/02/2008 12:31:39 PM PST · by Tigen · 67 replies · 95+ views
    Politico ^ | Feb 2, 2008 | Mike Allen
    Steve Forbes, the editor-in-chief of Forbes magazine and himself a former presidential candidate, announced his endorsement Saturday of Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) for president. Forbes had campaigned hard in Florida for former New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, who dropped out after Tuesday’s primary. Two other high-profile Giuliani backers — Texas Gov. Rick Perry and former Solicitor General Theodore Olson — also have switched to McCain. The backing by Forbes is the latest in a cascade of signs that a once-reluctant Republican establishment is embracing McCain, who could wrap up the party’s presidential nomination in three days on Super Tuesday.
  • NYC theorizes bisexuality adding to syphilis increase

    09/05/2007 4:26:40 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 21 replies · 747+ views
    One News Now ^ | September 5, 2007 | Ed Thomas
    Health officials in New York City say new statistics show an increase in syphilis infections among men and women. However, this is a small-scale example of a problem that is happening nationwide, they say. Unsafe-sex practices are being blamed for bringing the disease's old health dangers back to life after a drop in the 1990s. The New York Times reports that 260 cases of syphilis were recorded by the city's Department of Health and Mental Hygiene in the first quarter of this year, including ten cases of female infection. That is more than twice the number for the same period...
  • Survey shows more and more more women trying bisexuality

    09/16/2005 9:33:24 AM PDT · by mlc9852 · 291 replies · 6,650+ views
    sun-sentinel.com ^ | September 16, 2005 | MARTHA IRVINE
    More women -- particularly those in their late teens and 20s -- are experimenting with bisexuality or at least feel more comfortable reporting same-sex encounters, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The survey, released Thursday by the CDC's National Center for Health Statistics, found that 11.5 percent of women, ages 18 to 44, said they've had at least one sexual experience with another woman in their lifetimes, compared with about 4 percent of women, ages 18 to 59, who said the same in a comparable survey a decade earlier.
  • Gay leader calls bi-sexual men "straight" in editorial. (AGENDA WATCH)

    02/07/2005 1:25:57 PM PST · by Seth Monroe · 31 replies · 1,022+ views
    The News Tribune ^ | 04-Feb-05 | John McCluskey
    Voelpel’s piece begins with what could be considered an inflammatory statement. The Load Zone was a sex club – not a “gay” sex club. It might come as a surprise to many people, but many men who are not gay commit homosexual acts. The area along Antique Row used to be a cruising zone for guys looking to pick up hustlers – young men who sell sex or sexual services – and many of the “johns” were straight men. The rise in HIV infections among young women is not because they are engaging in sex with gay men. I would...
  • Study: Many Blacks Cite AIDS Conspiracy

    01/25/2005 2:14:08 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 60 replies · 1,372+ views
    Washington Post ^ | January 25, 2005 | Darryl Fears
    More than 20 years after the AIDS epidemic arrived in the United States, a significant proportion of African Americans embrace the theory that government scientists created the disease to control or wipe out their communities, according to a study released today by Rand Corp. and Oregon State University. That belief markedly hurts efforts to prevent the spread of the disease among black Americans, the study's authors and activists said. African Americans represent 13 percent of the U.S. population, according to Census Bureau figures, yet they account for 50 percent of new HIV infections in the nation, according to the Centers...
  • The Death of Canadian Scouting

    08/15/2004 9:05:41 AM PDT · by BraveMan · 399 replies · 4,812+ views
    Intellectual Conservative ^ | 13 August 2004 | Hans Zeiger
    Scouts Canada ceased to serve any useful purpose the day they became all-inclusive, all-sensitive, and all-tolerant. Big Canadian real estate is on the market. A rather sizable chunk of Lord Robert Baden-Powell's Empire is available for investors, homebuilders, fishing resort prospectors, or blacktop barons. Scouts Canada is pounding in "for sale" signs at the entrances of a number of Scout camps across the country, including at least twenty camps in Ontario. But don't worry. No Boy Scouts will mourn the loss of their summer camps, for the Boy Scouts of Canada no longer exist. Thinking they could become more inclusive,...
  • Racists will love new 'Hispanic threat' book [GAG ALERT]

    03/03/2004 2:55:13 PM PST · by MegaSilver · 78 replies · 380+ views
    The Miami Herald ^ | 03 March 2004 | Andres Oppenheimer
    Racists in America must be having a field day: At long last, they have found a world-renowned intellectual -- Harvard's Academy for International and Area Studies Chairman Samuel Huntington -- to rationalize their resentment against America's rapidly growing Hispanic community. Huntington, whose 1993 book The Clash of Civilizations was later credited for having foreseen the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, says in his forthcoming book Who We Are (Simon & Schuster) that the United States is threatened with national disintegration because of the soaring rate of Hispanic immigrants. ''The single most immediate and most serious challenge to America's traditional identity...
  • The Perverted State Of America

    11/25/2003 11:55:26 AM PST · by vladog · 90 replies · 792+ views
    Toogood Reports ^ | 11/25/03 | Allan C. Stover
    Think back: How long ago would you have scoffed at the idea of two men getting married? Or the Supreme Court endorsing sodomy? Or "domestic partners" enjoying the same rights and benefits as married couples? Or network television featuring shows with gays and lesbians? Or companies such as Avis announcing, "Domestic partners are automatically included as additional drivers. No extra fees charged. No questions asked." Or even that you would take the term "sexual rights" seriously? It wasn't that long ago. The forces for perversion have subjected us to a propaganda campaign of such intensity that most Americans have surrendered...
  • "Sexually Inclusive Christians" Celebrate Victories, Push for More

    08/30/2003 5:48:16 PM PDT · by xzins · 377 replies · 2,463+ views
    "Sexually Inclusive Christians" Celebrate Victories, Push for More Mark Tooley August 22, 2003 When arguing for church acceptance of homosexuality, most advocates talk about monogamy. But others are bolder. “I am a strong ally of those in healthy, polyamorous relationships,” declared Debra Kolodny. She argued that having multiple sexual partners can be “holy.” Kolodyn was leading a workshop at the WOW (Witness Our Welcome) 2003 convention, an ecumenical gathering for “sexually and gender inclusive Christians.” Hundreds of homosexual, bisexual, and heterosexual people gathered under the “queer” banner in Philadelphia August 14-17 to urge religious acceptance of non-traditional sexual behaviors. According...
  • Many Gay Men in U.S. Unaware They Have H.I.V., Study Finds

    07/07/2002 7:07:07 PM PDT · by GeneD · 39 replies · 274+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 7/7/02 (for editions of 7/8/02) | Lawrence K. Altiman
    BARCELONA, Spain, July 7 — The vast majority of young gay and bisexual men in the United States who were found to have the AIDS virus in a new study were unaware of their infection, according to findings reported as the 14th International AIDS Conference opened here today. The rates of unawareness among minority gay men ages 15 to 29 in the study were staggeringly high. Among those found to have H.I.V., the AIDS virus, 90 percent of blacks, 70 percent of Hispanics and 60 percent of whites said they did not know they were infected. Most of these infected...
  • Unmarried vie for equal rights - It's a lonely battle for one couple

    06/30/2002 3:47:23 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 35 replies · 359+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | June 30, 2002 | Farah Stockman
    <p>Miller and Solot met in an anthropology class at Brown University nearly 10 years ago. As bisexuals, both became activists for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender rights. They've been together since college and say they have a monogomous relationship.</p> <p>He does the dishes and she does the laundry. She balances their shared checkbooks and he pays the rent. They have been completing each other's sentences for almost a decade. But don't mistake Dorian Solot and Marshall Miller for husband and wife.</p>
  • Pride Week opens with rally, drag show [Penn State University]

    04/05/2002 8:59:04 AM PST · by StopGlobalWhining · 20 replies · 1,007+ views
    The Daily Collegian ^ | April 5, 2002 | By Danielle Grote
    The seventeenth annual Penn State Pride Week -- which celebrates the diversity of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered community -- begins today with a rally and drag show. "It's an educational program as well as a fun program," Rubina Javeri, Undergraduate Student Government president-elect said of the week's schedule. Javeri, along with several other members of the Penn State community, will speak at the rally which begins at noon today on the Old Main steps. Jennifer Storm, the week's co-director, explained the history behind the week. The idea originated from a nation-wide campaign to celebrate the diversity of LGBT...