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Wednesday Nov 26

Gay and Lesbian

Sister Act

Wednesday, 26 November 2014 12:04

Lesbians more likely to be discharged under “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” than gay men.

  

Lesbians in uniform are more likely to be ousted from the military than their gay male counterparts, say Pentagon statistics obtained by the University of California at Santa Barbara. While women comprise 15 percent of all active-duty and reserve members of the military, they also make up more than one-third of the 619 people discharged last year due to their sexual orientation.

 

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Somethin’ ‘Bout Love Makes Census

Wednesday, 26 November 2014 12:04

The US Census Bureau now recognizes same-sex partnerships. 

Nearly 150,000 same-sex couples reported being in marriage-type relationships last year, says the first-ever Census figures released on gay partnerships. This number reflects 50,000 more marriage-minded partnerships than the 100,000 same-sex unions, domestic partnerships, and weddings performed, the Census reports.

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Gay Mental Health Crisis?

Wednesday, 26 November 2014 12:04

Homosexuals and bisexuals seek more mental health services than do heterosexuals.   

Gays, lesbians and bisexuals are twice as likely as heterosexuals to seek treatment for mental health or substance abuse issues, says a large-scale study using data from the California Health Interview Survey. Researchers worked with collaborators from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

 

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Turn On, Tune In, Come Out

Wednesday, 26 November 2014 12:04

Gay and lesbian community is more likely to network online and read blogs.

 

Gay and lesbian adults are more likely to be members of Facebook and MySpace and to read blogs than their heterosexual counterparts, a new survey from Harris Interactive/Witeck-Combs Communications, Inc. has found. The online, nationwide poll surveyed 3,000 adults, ages 18 and over, 404 of whom self-identified as gay or lesbian.

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My Big Fat Gay Wedding

Wednesday, 26 November 2014 12:04

Same-sex weddings, creative class, boost New England economy.

 

As Connecticut, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine have joined Massachusetts in legalizing same-sex marriage, these states have or are poised to enjoy a slight boost in this difficult economy, say UCLA researchers who examined the link between same-sex marriage and economic trends.

 

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