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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 LGBT parents in America and their 6 million children, will deed to Yale all historical materials related to the organization and its role in the LGBT family equality movement. The agreement ensures the preservation of more than 30 years of materials related to the founding, growth, and expansion of Family Equality, and documents the organization’s ongoing efforts to advance equality for families with LGBT parents.  (more…)

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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 frequently and more hazardously.

The interdisciplinary research team comprised researchers from five UK Universities (UCL, University of Cambridge, London Metropolitan University, De Montfort University Leicester and Brunel University), a doctor working in General Practice and a consultant from Public Health England. (more…)

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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 Journal of Public Health.

The research team analyzed responses collected in a 2010 Washington state survey of more than 24,000 public school students in grades eight through 12. The study found that 14 percent, 11 percent and 9 percent of male students in grades 8, 10, and 12 respectively reported being bullied because of perceived sexual orientation. For female students in those grades, the numbers were 11 percent, 10 percent and 6 percent respectively. (more…)

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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 Interview Survey (CHIS), is the first by the center to focus on suicide ideation.

In California, suicide is the 10th leading cause of death, the researchers noted. An average of nine deaths by suicide occur each day in the state. (more…)

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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 children adopted from foster care in Los Angeles County. Of those children, 60 were placed with heterosexual parents and 22 were placed with gay or lesbian parents (15 with gay male parents and seven with lesbian parents). (more…)

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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 going on and off duty so that I could interview them.”

He characterizes the amount of time he put into the book not as a job but as a way of life. If he had been looking for a payoff in writing it, he found it. With reviews in The New Yorker, The New York Review of Books, and this past Sunday, the crème de la crème of the review world—the cover of The New York Times Book Review—it’s clearly a hit with critics. (more…)

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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 to the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, giving independent film fans access to one of the year’s most highly anticipated industry events. The general public will have access to 9 short films from this year’s Festival by visiting sundance.yahoo.com, powered by Yahoo! Screen, Yahoo’s video destination and home to the most comprehensive collection of premium video content. Additionally, for the first time ever, they will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite of those nine short films. Fans will also get behind-the-scenes access to film and entertainment news, celebrities in attendance and the biggest stories of the festival through Yahoo! Movies (https://movies.yahoo.com/blogs/sundance), one of the top destinations online for movie fans with more than 26 million users per month, and omg! (https://omg.yahoo.com), the #1 most-visited celebrity news site on the Internet. (more…)

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Is an End to AIDS-related Deaths Possible?

U of T assistant professor of nursing LaRon Nelson weighs in

World AIDS Day is held on Dec. 1 each year. It’s an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for people living with HIV, commemorate people who have died and celebrate victories such as increased access to treatment and prevention services. World AIDS Day was the first ever global health day. Held for the first time in 1988, it’s become one of the most recognized international health holidays. The day is also a chance for public and private partners to spread awareness about the status of the pandemic and encourage progress in HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment and care in high prevalence countries and around the world. (more…)

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