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October 14, 2013
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History of fight for rights of LGBT parents to be preserved at Yale

The Yale University Library and the Family Equality Council are partnering to preserve the history of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) parent equality movement. It was announced on Oct. 10 that Family Equality, which represents the 3 million … Continue reading

September 3, 2013
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Lesbian and gay young people twice as likely to smoke and drink alcohol

Young people who identify as lesbian, gay or bisexual are twice as likely to have smoked than their heterosexual peers, according to new research published in BMJ Open. Lesbian and gay young people were also more likely to drink alcohol … Continue reading

June 23, 2013
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Youth bullying because of perceived sexual orientation widespread and damaging

Bullying because of perceived sexual orientation is prevalent among school-aged youths, according to a study led by Donald Patrick, professor of health services at the UW School of Public Health.  The study was published online May 16 in the American … Continue reading

December 20, 2012
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More than Half a Million California Adults Think Seriously about Committing Suicide

More than half a million adults in California seriously thought about committing suicide during the previous year, according to a new study from the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research. The study, which uses data from the 2009 California Health … Continue reading

October 22, 2012
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Foster Kids do Equally Well when Adopted by Gay, Lesbian or Heterosexual Parents

High-risk children adopted from foster care do equally well when placed with gay, lesbian or heterosexual parents, UCLA psychologists report in the first multi-year study of children adopted by these three groups of parents. The psychologists looked at 82 high-risk … Continue reading

August 29, 2012
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Sticks and Stones: “That’s so gay” Negatively affects Gay Students

ANN ARBOR, Mich.—People may believe words are not harmful, but the phrase “that’s so gay” can have negative consequences for gay, lesbian or bisexual students, a new University of Michigan study indicated. The phrase is often used by young people … Continue reading

March 21, 2012
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(Re-)Writing History

University of Minnesota law professor Dale Carpenter’s first book, Flagrant Conduct, took him nearly nine years of research and writing to complete. Research that included, he says, “sitting in police department parking lots at 3 a.m., trying to catch officers … Continue reading

January 19, 2012
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Yahoo! to Offer Exclusive Coverage of 2012 Sundance Film Festival, Including Select Short Films Streaming Free Online

First-Ever Online “Audience Award” Enables Fans to Vote for Best Short Film on Yahoo! Screen Yahoo! Movies & omg! NOW Feature Behind-The-Scenes Content Straight from Park City SUNNYVALE, Calif. — Yahoo!, the premier digital media company, is opening the doors … Continue reading