Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Repeal of North Carolina LGBT law fails

Repeal of North Carolina LGBT law fails 
Protesters head into the legislative building April 25, 2016, for a sit-in against House Bill 2 in Raleigh, N.C. The state's legislators will repeal the contentious law that limited protections for LGBT people and led to an economic backlash, Gov.-elect Roy Cooper said Dec. 19. (Chuck Liddy / AP)

A deal to repeal North Carolina’s controversial “bathroom bill,” which limited lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender access to facilities, fell apart late Wednesday as Democrats and Republicans in the state legislature clashed over the measure’s provisions.

Amid deepening acrimony, a supposedly bipartisan deal to kill the North Carolina law known as the "bathroom bill" fell apart Wednesday night, ensuring the likelihood that global corporations and national sports events will continue to stay away from the state.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

First survey of LGBT students

There are almost 1.3 million lesbian girls, gay boys, and bisexual people of high school in the United States, according to the first nationwide survey measuring their numbers and attitudes toward risk. The LGBT students about 8 percent of the total are nearly five times more likely than their straight peers to have attempted suicide and more than four times more likely to have experimented with hard drugs like heroin and meth. We need need give more attention to the lesbians, gays and bisexuals.
Another half a million high school students are not sure about their sexual orientation, according to the study by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Several of the study’s authors flagged the survey in JAMA, the journal of the American Medical Association. They used a nationally representative sample of 15,624 public and private high school students in grades nine through 12 who completed an anonymous and voluntary questionnaire. Nationwide, the CDC found, “88.8 percent of students identified as heterosexual, 2.0 percent identified as lesbian or gay, 6.0 percent identified as bisexual, and 3.2 percent were not sure of their sexual identity.”

Monday, December 12, 2016

Orlando Center marks 6-month anniversary of Pulse nightclub massacre

On Monday, Lawmakers from all levels of government, members the LGBT and Faith Communities, and residents from all over Central Florida came together in Downtown Orlando for a memorial service to honor the 49 victims that lost their lives during the Pulse Nightclub shooting that took place six months ago.

It's where 49 people were killed and more than 50 others were wounded. Now, Pulse is a place of remembrance. It’s also a symbol of resilience and resolve.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

74% of HIV-positive gay and bisexual men say they’ve received sexual rejection

Three quarters of HIV-positive gay and bisexual have been rejected by sex partners over their status, according to a new survey.


The report from FS magazine, which examines the stigma faced by gay and bisexual men living with HIV, found 73% have been rejected despite 96% of them being HIV-undetectable.

They also found that 97% of gay and bisexual people living with HIV believe there is still stigma associated with being HIV-positive, and that 84% receive or see the most stigma on dating apps such as Grindr.

Nico Tortorella Talks Bisexuality & How He Comfortable With Identifying As Bisexual

Months after revealing he's sexually fluid, Younger star Nico Tortorella has decided to open up even more about his sexuality.

In fact, in a new interview with New York Magazine’s Vulture blog, the 28-year-old actually shared how he now identifies as bisexual!. He traced his unorthodox view of sexuality back to high school, when he had his first sexual experience with another man. His partner, he said, was a closeted friend who was struggling to come to terms with being bisexual.

Recalling his first sexual experience with another guy back in high school, he described trying to help a closeted gay friend. Nico revealed:

“This is going to sound fucked, but I knew that he was really struggling. And I was like, ‘Look, if I hook up with him, maybe it will make things easier for him,’” Tortorella said. “We hooked up. There was no assplay at all. It was just dick-to-mouth here.”