Tuesday, 21 May 2013
2 more reports of anti-gay attacks in NYC: Two other men yelled homophobic slurs in Spanish and attacked them. They were arrested on hate crime assault charges. The incidents come as police increased a presence in nearby neighborhoods through the end of June, Gay Pride Month. Mark Carson ...
Poll: 82% Of New York Voters Support Medical Marijuana: A poll released by the Siena Research Institute found that 82% of New York voters support allowing seriously and terminally ill people to legally use marijuana for medical purposes if recommended by a doctor. The poll of 623 registered voters also ...
Oberweis defends his vote for medical marijuana: He adds a legislator has a right "to vote as he or she sees fit." Brady stepped down as GOP chairman earlier this month. The medical marijuana law allows a patient with a relationship with a doctor to be prescribed a limited amount from a state-run ...
A bill to legalize the medical use of marijuana has passed the Illinois General Assemly and now goes to Gov. Pat Quinn, who has yet to disclose whether he'll sign it. But based on his comments today, I'm betting he will. That wager rests on three ...
Gay minister to fight unfair dismissal:
|The church had ordained her as a minister in August 2006, and she had worked with congregations in Brackenfell and Windsor Park. De Lange told the newspaper the church had "no policy on homosexual relations". Although it had been formulating policy ...|
UN congratulates gay rights progress in Vietnam:
|Several mothers with gay children talked about their shock at knowing their children are homosexual and then becoming sympathetic towards them. One recalled giving her son a knife and asking him to kill her because she could not bear the thought of an ...|
Page, Land letters oppose Scout proposal: NASHVILLE (BP)—Southern Baptist leaders Frank Page and Richard Land have written letters expressing strong opposition to a proposal that would leave in place the prohibition on homosexual Scout leaders but would allow youth who identify as gay to join ...
Anti-bullying advocate seeks Tory nomination in NS:
|HALIFAX - A prominent anti-bullying advocate in Nova Scotia is seeking the nomination for the Progressive Conservative party in a Halifax riding. Travis Price started Pink Shirt Day about six years ago with a high school classmate when they bought pink ...|
Cyberbullying, Risky Sex Hike Teen Suicide Risk - MedPage Today:
|Data from the federal Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS), involving more than 15,000 teens in the 13-17 age group, suggested that cyberbullying -- denigration and threats communicated via Internet technology -- was a greater contributor to suicidal ...|
Unprecedented Number of HIV Cases in Navajo Reservation ...: The chances for survival after an AIDS diagnosis were lower for Native Americans than any other racial group.
Mental Health: It's an important issue for kids too:
|Half of all lifetime cases of mental disorders begin by age 14. Despite effective treatments, there are long delays, sometimes decades, between the first onset of symptoms and when people seek and receive treatment. An untreated mental disorder can ...|
Sharp rise in B&B spending as homelessness crisis intensifies:
|Local authorities in 12 of the UK's largest cities spent over £91m last year placing their homeless, many of whom are families, in bed and breakfast (B&Bs) accommodation – a 58% rise in four years - figures obtained by the Bureau show. In London, the ...|
Bureau of Investigative Journalism
GLAAD joins march and rally against anti-LGBT hate violence in ...: On Monday, GLAAD, elected officials, LGBT community leaders and allies will be marching from New York's LGBT Community Center to the site of Friday's ...
While her classmates are filling up college application forms, Kalpana of Manapparai is wondering if she can afford to go to a college. The HIV positive girl, whose only surviving parent is an alcoholic, believes getting into college is the only way to ...
HIV Programmes Neglect Adolescents - Survey: The education and health needs of adolescents living with HIV (ALHIV) are not met by programmes targeted at HIV-positive groups in Nigeria, a survey has said. For every three HIV-negative adolescents aged 15-19 years with a tertiary education, two ...
Increase in HIV infections among Navajo prompt fears of epidemic: Among the reservation's population, 47 new cases of HIV were diagnosed in 2012, which is a 20 percent increase from 2011, according to a report released last month by the federal Indian Health Service. Furthermore, data has revealed that cases of HIV ...
Suffering in silence - kids won't report bullies: The research, released yesterday by security technology company McAfee, shows that while 71 per cent of tweens told their parents about the cyber-bullying, only 38 per cent of teenagers did so. About 76 per cent of tweens said they continued to use the ...
Backers of school bully crackdown to push again next year after bill stumbles ...: ST. PAUL, Minnesota — Supporters of legislation to crack down on bullying in schools are vowing to press on next year after their bill got held up in the Minnesota Senate. A few dozen supporters of the bill gathered at the Capitol Monday. A few hours ...
Recovering addict supports methadone substitute: A Charlottetown woman who's trying to kick her addiction to prescription narcotics would like to see the province cover the cost of a new substitute drug for methadone. Some P.E.I. doctors are also urging the province to provide funding for Suboxone.
Three Medical Marijuana Measures on Tuesday Ballot:
|LA has tried for more than five years to balance medical needs with neighborhood concerns about medical marijuana dispensaries operating in the city. Three measures on Tuesday's ballot seek to either curb the number of dispensaries or allow new ones to ...|
NBC Southern California
Thousands protest after gay man's murder in New York:
|(New York, USA) - Thousands of New Yorkers -- including mayoral candidate Christine Quinn -- marched to protest the shooting death of a gay man in the neighborhood that was the cradle of the modern US gay rights movement. "Homophobia's got to go," ...|
Drug users sue Abbotsford over antiharm reduction bylaw British ...: Advocates for needle exchanges are suing the City of Abbotsford, saying the city's bylaw which bans harm reduction centres violates basic human rights.
Anti-bullying bill dies in Senate | MinnPost: Not the least of the finger pointing that will accompany the 2013 Legislature's final gavel will concern who killed the long-sought, comprehensive anti-bullying bill that at the start of the session appeared a shoo-in.Was it Senate DFL leaders, ...