Jul 11, 2014

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Gay Phone Apps and STD’s

Gay Phone Apps and STD’s

If you’re a gay man, and you use apps like Scruff or Grindr to find new sexual partners, you may want to think again. A recent study shows that users of these apps are more likely to contract STD’s than if they simply went to a bar or a club.

This study was led by Matthew Beymer, who is of the L.S Gay and Lesbian Center. The study included about 7200 local gay and bisexual men. They were all tested for STD’s, and then asked questions about how they found their sexual partners.

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Jul 11, 2014

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5 LGBT Friendly Colleges

5 LGBT Friendly Colleges

If you’re culturally aware, and keep up with the happenings on college campuses, you may know about Campus Pride. It is an organization that is recognized nationally for their dedication of making more college campuses friendly to the LGBT cause. Their annual Campus Pride Index is a statistic that is based on a questionnaire comprised of 50 questions that correspond to eight LGBT-friendly factors.

In addition to the CPI (Campus Pride Index), the Princeton review also conducts a study which serves to rank the best and worst campuses for LGBT students each year. The results of this study, however are based on a mass survey of 126,000 random students at 378 top colleges in the U.S.

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Jul 11, 2014

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Travel is now Safer for Trans-Genders in California

Travel is now Safer for Trans-Genders in California

If you’re a trans-gendered travel aficionado living in California, then have I got good news for you! The state of California has now implemented a new bill that makes it not only cheaper but easier for you to change the gender and the name that’s listen on your birth certificates and other legal documents.

I may not be transgender, but my friends have told me that there really is nothing worse than being stuck in the dreaded customs, border or airport security when all you wanna do is enjoy your Caribbean vacation. For many transgendered travellers, it can be a real headache if they’re traveling with documents that may not appear to match their “authentic” gender. This can lead to extensive questioning and otherwise embarrassing confrontations with border agents and transport authorities. This can make travel a real pain in the ass.

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