Tyler Clementi of Rutgers, is the fourth teen in less than a month to commit suicide for being, or seeming to be gay.
"Suicide rates and suicidal thoughts are more common among gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered teens. Much of this may be due to bullying, as gay, lesbian, and bisexual teens are about twice as likely to report being bullied as heterosexual teens.
The tragic deaths raise a number of questions, which WebMD took to two experts..." Please follow the link to see what Doctors Monica Michell and David Fassler Have to Say .
Have you ever been bullied or cyberbullied because you identify as GLBTT, or were perceived to be? What did you do to stop it?
There are two new articles from WebMD that deal with pets, but in very different ways.
The first is about cats and how they love Risky Hiding Places . While cats need places they can hide and destress, those hiding places also need to be safe. Before you have to take a chainsaw to the cabinets like one owner mentioned, you might want to read the article.
"In the Washington, D.C. area -- a place of shifting political alliances, sudden attacks, and sometimes, bad behaviors -- Dawn Sylvia-Stasiewicz teaches loyalty, friendliness, and constant good conduct. Unfortunately, her work is limited to training dogs. But her success may yet have an effect on the capital's human affairs." Learn more in our second article about training "Bo," the First Family's Dog .
When I was a boy my friends and I would suck each others cock and really like the fell of a stiff cock in our month. When we got older and started to shut cum that was a plus. I have'nt had any sex with a male for over 50 yrs. I wonder what it would be like to suck cock againg and how to find a man to join me?View Thread
Scissor Sisters confirmed as the support act on the Lady Gaga tour.
Upcoming same-sex kissing on Glee (do any of you watch Glee? I feel like the last person on earth who hasn't seen it.
Florida Appeals court says ban on gay parents adopting is unconstitutional
Discussion of DADT in the Senate blocked by a filibuster and then failed vote (Guessing the Senate Republicans and a few Democrats took cues from the Defense dept who for some reason wasn't interested in Lady Gaga's performance)
Special note: we shop in a NEX every week that has a gift shop with "Navy Girlfriend" "Navy Boyfriend" "Navy Wife" shirts. I wondered aloud last week if they would be ordered in gender neutral shirt styles or become more available in the men's style. (Currently only Navy Dad and My daughter's in the Navy seem to come in men's shirts)
What else has been in the news lately? What interests you?View Thread
A recent article on the Scientific American blog discusses what developmental psychologists call "prehomosexual ", that is children who exhibit a set of early behavioral indicators that homosexuals seem to have in common.
So fess up, did you play with the toys that "matched" your gender or did your parents worry you might be gay or a lesbian when you were very young?View Thread
Do you own a pet? You may be making one of these common mistakes that could Jeopardize Your Pet's Health — or your own. Check out our slideshow and then share below or take the poll to talk about it more. I know I am guilty of spoiling my pets sometimes! ByroneyView Thread
"Smokeless tobacco products -- whether chewed or used as dry or moist snuff -- may increase the risk of heart attack, fatal stroke and certain cancers, says a new policy statement published online in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association.
"No tobacco product is safe to consume," Mariann Piano, PhD, lead writer of the policy statement and a professor in the department of behavioral health science at the University of Illinois at Chicago, says in a news release."
Smoking has been linked to a lot more than those lines around the lips. You can now add baldness and sagging breasts to the list of things Smoking Affects . Check out this slideshow for more examples--especially the comparison of the twins--one who smoked and one who never did.
Here are some new news articles I thought you might be interested in.
The first is that Rectal Cancer is on the Rise (Up 3.8%) in young people under 40. Remember, if you have anal bleeding, please consider having your doctor check it out and don't assume you know the cause.
The second is about Cranberry Juice and urinary tract infections. "Scientists report that within eight hours of drinking cranberry juice, the juice could help prevent bacteria from developing into an infection in the urinary tract."
Click on the links to read the full articles, and post below if you have any comments.
A new study indicates that you Don't Have to Lift Heavy Weights to build muscle. You will have to lift a lot of light weights, though. Stuart Phillips, PhD, associate professor of kinesiology says, "The secret is simply to pump iron until muscle fatigue sets in."
Do you think these findings will change your workout routine?
A U.S. District judge has determined that California's 2008 Proposition 8, which banned same sex marriage, was not consitutional (This is not a WebMD site, we cannot guarantee content). <br/><br/>Judge Vaughn Walker said in part, "The evidence shows that Prop. 8 does nothing more than enshrine in the California constitution, the notion that opposite sex couples are superior to same sex couples..."
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I just vented on the Couples Coping Board but I had to come here too.
Byroney and C-19 I am really freaking hurting right now! I miss Calen yeah I know its stupid but I do. And I still love her I wish I could stop but I dont know how to just erase her from my mind!!
I know we not good for each other, but dang I wasted 8 years and gave everything in me in the relationship and I came out empty handed!! I dont wanna see her when I go out cause Im scared imma see her with somebody else. I dont even wanna think about that!
I just wanna get over my brokenheart and stop loving her.View Thread
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Okay I told Calen that we was breaking for a lil while. I dont know where I wanna be cause Im leaning both ways. Its like the odds is stacked against us. She dont want kids and I do. Ill never stop wanting one. And if she dont want one how we gonna live together with child that she dont want? It cant happen from my stand point.
Okay so then Im like I hope Im making the right decision. We done been together 8 years, how do you give that up? Then I think about her cheating, but then I go back to my what if.
I must be out my mind cause this is crazy. I dont wanna be with her but then I do.View Thread
Hey c- 19 and Byroney ya'll will never believe the day I done had. First off last night went I got off the computer I didnt sign off right so another person was able to access my account. She didnt do it on purpose I dont think but now I got peeps throwing all kinda s_ at me. Other peeps figured out that we was 2 different people.
This one person tried to start in on me and it really pissed me off cause I aint got no reason to lie about who I am!! why lie? But then she talked about the way I talk! Im not a stupid person I just feel more comfortable talking the way I do. I feel fake tryna talk proper. It aint me.
But I think imma chill out on that board cause I dont do the drama thang. And its supposed to be for advice not for peeps tryin to find something to fault you for.
Im just ranting cause im irritated as hell right now. Too much freaking drama.View Thread
I been sleeping in the spare room since Saturday. I dont wanna see Calen much less talk to her right now. She been giving me my space. I wanna make our relationship work but I need some time to myself to see where I wanna be.
Her phone rung at like 2 something in the morning we was both still up watching movies. When it rung she hurried up and pushed the silent button on the side of her phone. I asked her why she aint answer it. She gonna tell me that was Pricillia her a_ didnt want nothing. Now what kinda sorry ass excuse is that? Cmon now why in the hell would our friend be calling her at the time of the freaking morning.
I aint even argue with cause I knew she was lying but I did look through her phone when she went to sleep. I acted like I was sleep and when she finally took it in I checked it.
The number that called her was saved under the name Tasha. I looked through her text messages and saw where her and Tasha had been texting back and forth. What really f- my head up is Calen texting her "the door is open" and the next day Tasha had texted her" sweetie I had fun last night it was awesome.'
I woke her a_ up and we got into it bad. She couldnt lie her way outta that ish! I know we been shaky here lately but she was still wrong for that!
She "baby im sorry" for a long time but it aint mean nothing and still dont. She cheated on me, brought the woman in my house, and been going to counseling with me knowing she was cheating the whole freaking time.
Im mad yeah but I hurt like hell more than anything. Cause she saw me changing things about myself to make our relationship better and she still kept cheating. I dont know what I wanna do right now so im just spaced out looking after me.
But man it hurt like hell I look like a damn fool now! I dont even wanna touch stuff in my house cause I dont know what all the woman touched while she was there. It make me sick just thinking about it.View Thread
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