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Transgender woman appears on the Time Magazine Print E-mail
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Written by theguardian.com   
Saturday, 31 May 2014 02:57

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Laverne Cox heralds 'transgender tipping point' on cover of Time

Orange is the New Black actor explains 'There's not just one trans experience' in article about 'America's next civil rights frontier'

Time magazine unveiled its latest cover on Wednesday, featuring transgender actor Laverne Cox.

Cox, who is best known for her role as Sophia Burset in the Netflix series Orange is the New Black, is featured under the headline 'The Transgender Tipping Point'. Cox has received several awards for her work as the first transgender black woman to have a leading role on a mainstream US television show.

Despite these groundbreaking achievements, Time’s annual list of the 100 most influential people failed to include Cox when it was unveiled in April. Before the list was announced, Cox had received considerable support in the website’s 100 most influential people reader’s poll. Time’s omission of Cox prompted a backlash, and a social media campaign that used the rallying cry: #whereisLaverneCox.

Cox's appearance on cover seems to be the magazine’s answer to that criticism. Though its audience is declining, Time remains one of the most popular magazines in the US, and its circulation was 3.3 million in the second half of 2013.

Cox, who is also a popular speaker on gender roles, spoke to Time about how transgender people are often misunderstood:

There’s not just one trans story. There’s not just one trans experience. And I think what they need to understand is that not everybody who is born feels that their gender identity is in alignment with what they’re assigned at birth, based on their genitalia. If someone needs to express their gender in a way that is different, that is OK, and they should not be denied healthcare. They should not be bullied. They don’t deserve to be victims of violence … That’s what people need to understand, that it’s okay and that if you are uncomfortable with it, then you need to look at yourself.

 

 
New revolutionary condon design Print E-mail
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Written by The Daily Grind   
Thursday, 29 May 2014 00:08

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Galactic Cap May Revolutionize Condom Industry With “Penis Helmet” Condom

A southern California-based inventor is planning to revolutionize the condom industry with his new prophylactic condom device which fits only on the very tip of the penis, allowing men to feel maximum pleasure while practicing safe sex.

The Galactic Cap, may also be a solution for the California porn industry which is currently battling proposed California legislation requiring porn stars to wear condoms during sex.

harles Powell, the inventor behind the Galactic Cap, explained that his friend’s death from HIV inspired him to invent the “penis helmet” condom, which he has been working on for over two years.

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According to LA Weekly:

It’s a two-piece product that uses a U-shaped base comprised of a polyurethane adhesive film and a cap that sticks to that film.

The base can be put on hours or even days before sex, and it allows users to urinate or even shower.

Powell says that it won’t come off during sex and that it will successfully trap semen. “It leaves the coronal ridge and shaft exposed for more powerful orgasm,” he told us.

The device could be a game-changer, but Powell says it needs FDA approval first. And that takes money.

He told us he had investors lined up, but when he lost a contest to receive a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, they got cold feet.

Watch the video explanation below:

 
Send gays to Russia Print E-mail
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Written by Attitude | UK   
Tuesday, 27 May 2014 11:45

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UK : Lord Browne: ‘Send gay employees to Russia to change attitudes.

Lord Browne has claimed that gay employees should be sent to Russia to change attitudes around homosexuality.

The former BP boss said that companies need to use their international presence to champion gay rights, adding that young gay people should come out in the workplace as soon as they can, the Telegraph reports.

Speaking at Hay Festival, he said: “What you need is attitude change and corporations so set norms of behaviour in other countries. By example they are slowly moving things forward.

“Should BP send gay people into Russia? I think yes you could do that. Provided that you are very aware you are sending them into a place of extreme risk.”

Lord Browne stepped down from his role at BP after a newspaper reported on his relationship with a rent boy.

Encouraging young gay people to speak about their sexuality, he added: “I think I would have been a less reserved person (if I had admitted to being gay earlier) and I think I would have been much happier earlier. And I wouldn’t have had to go through that extraordinary cataclysmic episode.”

The 66-year-old said that it is “statistically odd” that there are no “out gay CEOS” at any of the top 500 companies.

“We need to get gay CEOs around the place. And I hope to live long to see a gay Prime Minister because I think that should happen,” he concluded.

Source: http://attitude.co.uk

 
Russian scientists claim cure to homosexuality Print E-mail
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Monday, 26 May 2014 11:27

USSR-baby-anti-gay-vaccineAs ridiculous as it may sound — thinking being gay is something that can or should be cured — Russian scientists claim cure to homosexuality.

Novosibirsk| Dr. Dimitri Yusrokov Slamini of the Russian Institute for Medical Science in Novosibirsk and his team of researchers have discovered what they claim to be a new vaccine which could prevent early symptoms and even cure humans from homosexuality, if treated at a young age.

Russian scientists developed the so-called "antidote" based on a 1959 scientific research published under the title “Organizing action of prenatally administered testosterone propionate on the tissues mediating mating behavior in the female guinea pig” by Charles H. Phoenix, an american researcher. The study concluded that ”INAH [part of the hypothalamus] is dimorphic with sexual orientation, at least in men, and suggests that sexual orientation has a biological substrate”.

Xenoestrogen are a type of estrogen mimickers found in synthetic or natural chemical compounds. Synthetic xenoestrogens such as PCB’s, BPA and phthalates have been also been found to have estrogenic effects on living organisms and to disrupt the endocrine system» explains Dr. Yuri Krutchev, who took part in the experiment. «Injecting specific quantities of testosterone helps to unset this artificial biological unbalance which occurs mostly in part because of environmental pollution and an excess of estrogen mimickers in our modern environment» he adds.

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Why would anyone think gay people needed to be cured when it's perfectly natural.

The new discovery has attracted much criticism from lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) organizations around the Globe, yet a few country leaders have outspokenly showed support and interest for the research. Iran, China and Saudi Arabia have been the first countries to show interest in the new discovery.

American and European researchers have expressed much skepticism upon receiving the news.

NovosibirskDr. Dimitri Yusrokov Slamini of the Russian Institute for Medical Science in Novosibirsk (Новосибирский государственный медицинский университет, НГМУ) and his team of researchers have discovered what they claim to be a new vaccine which could prevent early symptoms and even cure humans from homosexuality, if treated at a young age.

Russian scientists developed the so-called «antidote» based on a 1959 scientific research published under the title “Organizing action of prenatally administered testosterone propionate on the tissues mediating mating behavior in the female guinea pig” by Charles H. Phoenix, an american researcher. The study concluded that ”INAH [part of the hypothalamus] is dimorphic with sexual orientation, at least in men, and suggests that sexual orientation has a biological substrate”.

«Xenoestrogen are a type of estrogen mimickers found in synthetic or natural chemical compounds. Synthetic xenoestrogens such as PCB’s, BPA and phthalates have been also been found to have estrogenic effects on living organisms and to disrupt the endocrine system» explains Dr. Yuri Krutchev, who took part in the experiment. «Injecting specific quantities of testosterone helps to unset this artificial biological unbalance which occurs mostly in part because of environmental pollution and an excess of estrogen mimickers in our modern environment» he adds.

The new discovery has attracted much criticism from lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) organizations around the Globe, yet a few country leaders have outspokenly showed support and interest for the research. Iran, China and Saudi Arabia have been the first countries to show interest in the new discovery.

American and European researchers have expressed much skepticism upon receiving the news.

- See more at: http://worldnewsdailyreport.com/russian-scientists-discover-cure-to-homosexuality/#sthash.BmzZRXhZ.OUr9EvMg.dpuf

NovosibirskDr. Dimitri Yusrokov Slamini of the Russian Institute for Medical Science in Novosibirsk (Новосибирский государственный медицинский университет, НГМУ) and his team of researchers have discovered what they claim to be a new vaccine which could prevent early symptoms and even cure humans from homosexuality, if treated at a young age.

Russian scientists developed the so-called «antidote» based on a 1959 scientific research published under the title “Organizing action of prenatally administered testosterone propionate on the tissues mediating mating behavior in the female guinea pig” by Charles H. Phoenix, an american researcher. The study concluded that ”INAH [part of the hypothalamus] is dimorphic with sexual orientation, at least in men, and suggests that sexual orientation has a biological substrate”.

«Xenoestrogen are a type of estrogen mimickers found in synthetic or natural chemical compounds. Synthetic xenoestrogens such as PCB’s, BPA and phthalates have been also been found to have estrogenic effects on living organisms and to disrupt the endocrine system» explains Dr. Yuri Krutchev, who took part in the experiment. «Injecting specific quantities of testosterone helps to unset this artificial biological unbalance which occurs mostly in part because of environmental pollution and an excess of estrogen mimickers in our modern environment» he adds.

The new discovery has attracted much criticism from lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) organizations around the Globe, yet a few country leaders have outspokenly showed support and interest for the research. Iran, China and Saudi Arabia have been the first countries to show interest in the new discovery.

American and European researchers have expressed much skepticism upon receiving the news.

- See more at: http://worldnewsdailyreport.com/russian-scientists-discover-cure-to-homosexuality/#sthash.BmzZRXhZ.OUr9EvMg.dpuf

NovosibirskDr. Dimitri Yusrokov Slamini of the Russian Institute for Medical Science in Novosibirsk (Новосибирский государственный медицинский университет, НГМУ) and his team of researchers have discovered what they claim to be a new vaccine which could prevent early symptoms and even cure humans from homosexuality, if treated at a young age.

Russian scientists developed the so-called «antidote» based on a 1959 scientific research published under the title “Organizing action of prenatally administered testosterone propionate on the tissues mediating mating behavior in the female guinea pig” by Charles H. Phoenix, an american researcher. The study concluded that ”INAH [part of the hypothalamus] is dimorphic with sexual orientation, at least in men, and suggests that sexual orientation has a biological substrate”.

«Xenoestrogen are a type of estrogen mimickers found in synthetic or natural chemical compounds. Synthetic xenoestrogens such as PCB’s, BPA and phthalates have been also been found to have estrogenic effects on living organisms and to disrupt the endocrine system» explains Dr. Yuri Krutchev, who took part in the experiment. «Injecting specific quantities of testosterone helps to unset this artificial biological unbalance which occurs mostly in part because of environmental pollution and an excess of estrogen mimickers in our modern environment» he adds.

The new discovery has attracted much criticism from lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) organizations around the Globe, yet a few country leaders have outspokenly showed support and interest for the research. Iran, China and Saudi Arabia have been the first countries to show interest in the new discovery.

American and European researchers have expressed much skepticism upon receiving the news.

- See more at: http://worldnewsdailyreport.com/russian-scientists-discover-cure-to-homosexuality/#sthash.BmzZRXhZ.OUr9EvMg.dpuf

NovosibirskDr. Dimitri Yusrokov Slamini of the Russian Institute for Medical Science in Novosibirsk (Новосибирский государственный медицинский университет, НГМУ) and his team of researchers have discovered what they claim to be a new vaccine which could prevent early symptoms and even cure humans from homosexuality, if treated at a young age.

Russian scientists developed the so-called «antidote» based on a 1959 scientific research published under the title “Organizing action of prenatally administered testosterone propionate on the tissues mediating mating behavior in the female guinea pig” by Charles H. Phoenix, an american researcher. The study concluded that ”INAH [part of the hypothalamus] is dimorphic with sexual orientation, at least in men, and suggests that sexual orientation has a biological substrate”.

«Xenoestrogen are a type of estrogen mimickers found in synthetic or natural chemical compounds. Synthetic xenoestrogens such as PCB’s, BPA and phthalates have been also been found to have estrogenic effects on living organisms and to disrupt the endocrine system» explains Dr. Yuri Krutchev, who took part in the experiment. «Injecting specific quantities of testosterone helps to unset this artificial biological unbalance which occurs mostly in part because of environmental pollution and an excess of estrogen mimickers in our modern environment» he adds.

The new discovery has attracted much criticism from lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) organizations around the Globe, yet a few country leaders have outspokenly showed support and interest for the research. Iran, China and Saudi Arabia have been the first countries to show interest in the new discovery.

American and European researchers have expressed much skepticism upon receiving the news.

- See more at: http://worldnewsdailyreport.com/russian-scientists-discover-cure-to-homosexuality/#sthash.BmzZRXhZ.OUr9EvMg.dpuf
 
Gay Marriage Now Legal in Pennsylvania Print E-mail
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Written by Mashable   
Wednesday, 21 May 2014 03:13

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A federal judge on Tuesday struck down Pennsylvania’s same-sex marriage ban, one day after a judge in Oregon did the same.

“We now join the twelve federal district courts across the country which, when confronted with these inequities in their own states, have concluded that all couples deserve equal dignity in the realm of civil marriage,” U.S. District Court Judge John E. Jones III writes in his decision.

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Pennsylvania’s law, passed in 1996 by Republican Gov. Tom Ridge, defined marriage as "a civil contract by which one man and one woman take each other for husband and wife.” Jones reportedly found the ban violates both the Due Process and Equal Protection clauses of the 14th Amendment after 11 gay and lesbian couples came together to challenge the court on their right to marry.

"We are better people than what these laws represent, and it is time to discard them onto the ash heap of history," the judge said.

Here's how the ACLU, which filed the lawsuit, explains the case:

The American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania, the American Civil Liberties Union, and volunteer counsel from the law firm of Hangley Aronchick Segal Pudlin & Schiller filed a federal lawsuit on July 9, 2013, on behalf of 21 Pennsylvanians who wish to marry in Pennsylvania or want the commonwealth to recognize their out-of-state marriages.

The lawsuit alleges that Pennsylvania's Defense of Marriage Act and refusal to marry lesbian and gay couples or recognize their out-of-state marriages violates the fundamental right to marry as well as the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. This lawsuit comes in the wake of the ACLU's victory before the U.S. Supreme Court in U.S. v. Windsor, which requires federal recognition for lesbian and gay couples who are married in their home states. Plaintiffs argue that the court should closely scrutinize this discriminatory treatment because the state's Defense of Marriage Act burdens the fundamental right to marry and because it discriminates based on sex and sexual orientation.

Shortly after the decision, which is embedded in full below, Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane expressed her support for Jones.

Source: http://mashable.com/2014/05/20/pennsylvania-gay-marriage/

 
India’s LGBTI Community: Don’t vote for the anti-gay BJP Print E-mail
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Written by Time Magazine   
Sunday, 13 April 2014 23:06

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While the incumbent Congress Party, fledgling Aam Aadmi Party and even the Communist Party of India have all come out in favor of gay rights, the Bharatiya Janata Party has not made its position clear, enraging the LGBT community of the world's largest democracy.

India’s LGBT community is calling on members to come together during national elections to try to defeat the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). LGBT activists say the Hindu nationalist party, which is expected to give a strong performance in the polls, has failed to take a clear position on LGBT rights, while some of its members have made statements openly denouncing homosexuality. “In the absence of any clarification from the party, we will assume that they are not supporting gay rights,” says Shaleen Rakesh, a gay rights activist and director of the India HIV/AIDS Alliance.

Some people’s minds may already be made up. In a recent survey of LGBT Indians and their supporters conducted by Humsafar Trust, a Mumbai-based organization, most said they planned to vote for Congress (45.17%), followed by AAP (41.07%). Only 13.76% of respondents said they planned to vote for the BJP.

Gay rights in India came into the national spotlight in December, when the Supreme Court upheld Section 377 of the Indian penal code, which criminalizes gay sex. The colonial law had been ruled unconstitutional by the New Delhi High Court in 2009 in a decision that was celebrated by human rights groups worldwide. But last year the apex court overturned the ruling, reinstating the law and effectively passing the buck to Parliament to decide on its constitutionality.

Read the full story at: http://time.com/59158/indias-lgbt-community-dont-vote-bjp/

 
US : Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich shown the door Print E-mail
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Written by sfgate.com   
Saturday, 12 April 2014 11:46

Brendan-EichWhen Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich (pictured) was shown the door after being outed for giving $1,000 to Proposition 8's campaign to ban same-sex marriage in California, it was a turning point for both the gay rights movement and for Silicon Valley.

Even before Eich, co-founder of Mozilla and a top name in the tech world, resigned last week after a few days in the position - in the face of boycott threats against his company's Firefox Web browser - his opponents were under attack by conservatives and even some in the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community for conducting a "witch hunt" against someone with whom they disagreed.

"It is the new McCarthyism," said Howard Epstein, a San Francisco Republican activist. "If you donate, they will come after you."

But for tech companies like Mozilla, which rely on a growing base of mainstream consumers, criticism over Eich's donation to the 2008 campaign is a warning that the inbred network of Silicon Valley has to change its way of doing political business.

"If you're a chipset manufacturer with just five huge customers ... you can have something going on in the back and no one will ever see it," said Wade Randlett, a longtime technology entrepreneur in Silicon Valley. "But folks who work for a fundamentally public-facing company need to understand that there is now no such thing as a safe, private position when you're in the public view."

The crackling speed with which the controversy over Eich's donation went nationwide also shows just how fast fortunes can turn in a wired world.

Complaints began

Eich was one of about 70,000 people who gave money to the Prop. 8 campaign, and for years nothing came of it. But almost as soon as it was announced March 24 that he was being promoted from chief technology officer to Mozilla's top job, complaints about the contribution started to roll in.

Within days, OkCupid, an online dating service, suggested that users dump Firefox and conveniently provided links to such competing browsers as Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Opera and Safari.

Eich resisted suggestions that he apologize for supporting Prop. 8, but he resigned April 3, saying, "Under the present circumstances, I cannot be an effective leader."

Mozilla officials said they tried to persuade Eich to stay and insisted that fewer than 10 of the company's 1,000 employees had called for his resignation in Twitter feeds or e-mails. However, in announcing his departure, the company said people are "hurt and angry" over the controversy and that it showed that "we haven't stayed true to ourselves."

Mozilla's underdog position in the intensely competitive Web browser business probably had company officials looking for a quick end to the controversy, Randlett said.

"This is not like in the '70s, when if your phone company made contributions to people you despised, what could you do?" Randlett said. "These (complaints) were coming from people who can change their browsers in a couple of seconds, with basically zero transaction cost."

Others, however, saw the Eich affair as a betrayal of the code of freedom that built Silicon Valley.

"The valley demands openness, but the first time they come across someone they disagree with, they crucify him," said Vivek Wadhwa, a fellow at Stanford University's Arthur and Toni Rembe Rock Center for Corporate Governance.

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