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Surprising Study Finds Gay, Bi Teens More Likely To Get Pregnant Than Straight Peers

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A study survey of 10,000 New York City teens over the course of three years revealed that gay and bisexual teens are twice as likely to get pregnant over their heterosexual peers reports nydailynews.com. The survey study conducted through the Center for Disease Control measured sexual orientation in two different ways: how an individual behaves sexually and how an individual labels their sexuality. 

The study found that women who identify as bisexual or lesbian, along with women who chose not to label their sexuality but admitted to sleeping with men and women, were more likely to experience a pregnancy than the 14.3 percent of heterosexual female students and 10.8 percent of heterosexual male students who experience one. The same results apply to men who identify as gay, bisexual or admit to sleeping with both men and women. 

It's unclear why the rates are higher among LGB youth however, the possibility of LGB youth hiding their true orientations through entering heterosexual relationships combined with a lack of proper sexual education is listed as a possible reason for the higher LGB youth pregnancy rate.


Queen Latifah Opens Up About Black Homophobia and Playing Bisexual Blues Icon Bessie Smith: VIDEO

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In a recent interview with Uptown magazine Queen Latifah opens up with what it was like to portray 1920’s blues legend Bessie Smith, who was known for her sexual fluidity and numerous relationships with both men and women. Unlike Latifah, who is notorious for keeping her personal life out of the public spotlight, Smith as an unabashedly sexually free woman. Her portrayal of Smith, Latifah explained, underlines the ways in which our ideas about sexuality have become less tolerant with time.

“People’s ideas in general are antiquated when it comes to who you love,” Latifah explained, specifically focusing on the gay black community. “We haven’t moved as quickly as we probably should. And the reality is that there’s always been gay people in the black community, so it’s not foreign to us. And not just as a black community but just a society as a whole.”

“Who you choose to marry is really up to you and it’s not something you should be judged on. I don’t find being gay or lesbian to be a character flaw. Couples should be protected under the laws of this country period. It actually angers me. It’s not unusual so let’s be adults and let’s move forward.”

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EU Court Rules In Favor Of Easing Gay And Bisexual Blood Donation Restrictions

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An EU court of justice ruled in favor of easing restrictions that keep gay and bisexual men from donating blood reports expatica.com. The court reviewed the case of a French gay man who protested the ban on his blood in 2009 and came to the conclusion that a French blood ban introduced in 1983 during the HIV/AIDS crisis potentially violates EU's principle of "non-discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation." However, the court also ruled that a ban against "high risk" men may be justified depending on the situation:

"It must be established whether those persons are at a high risk of acquiring severe infectious diseases, such as HIV, and that there are no effective detection techniques or less onerous methods for ensuring a high level of health protection for recipients."

The EU court noted that if new testing methods can guarantee donated blood is free of infectious disease, then a ban may no longer be necessary. The French government reviewed a proposal to end the ban in April with many LGBT activists saying the blood ban stigmatizes the homosexual community. 

Britain ceased its ban in 2011 and the U.S. followed suit late last year but with the stipulation that men donating blood remain abstinent for a full year. LGBT activists have called the stipulation unrealistic and garnered the attention of U.S. politicians who are urging the Federal Drug Administration to develop concrete policies based on reputable science.


Honey Boo Boo's Mama June Comes Out As A 'Minor League' Bisexual: WATCH

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June Thompson, better known as the matriarch to one Honey Boo Boo and co. has come out as bisexual in an interview with her third eldest daughter Lauryn (Pumpkin), who also now identifies as bisexual.

Lauryn sat down with Inside Edition to discuss her personal life as the Thompson family figures out its next steps following the cancellation of TLC’s infamous Here Comes Honey Boo Boo. The network moved to cancel the show last fall after it was discovered that June decided to maintain a relationship with Mark McDaniel, a man who had molested her eldest daughter Anna at the age of eight.

“I’m attracted to females, and I’m attracted to males,” Pumpkin, who is 15, insisted. “You cannot hide who you truly are. She’s gay too. June is gay too.”

June was quick to clarify that while she’d had a number of sexual experiences with women in the past, she merely thought of herself as being bisexual.

"It's no big deal, I was young and experimented with it, never went pro though just played the minor leagues,” June explained, saying that she wasn’t all that worried about what people might think. “I look at it this way--haters are gonna hate.”

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Michigan Civil Rights Commission Endorses Model Local LGBT Non-Discrimination Ordinance

Screen Shot 2015-03-25 at 1.29.36 PMThe Michigan Civil Rights Commission endorsed a model local non-discrimination ordinance that covers sexual orientation and gender identity at a meeting held at the Holocaust Memorial Center on Monday reports the Daily Reporter. The ordinance states that no one should be denied "civil rights or be discriminated against," on the basis of gender expression, identity and sexual orientation. The model also bars bias based on education, age, disability, race, sex, religion, weight, national origin, marriage or family status. Commission Chairman Arthur Horwitz stated that the ordinance is designed to provide a more cohesive anti-discrimination view for over 30 Michigan municipalities.

Said Horwitz:

"The concept of developing a model non-discrimination ordinance grew from the fact that more than 30 Michigan municipalities have non-discrimination ordinances that vary significantly in their structure, wording and scope... developed model language that municipalities could access if, in their own discretion, they decided they wanted a starting point for their own discussions and deliberations."

In a January appearance before the commission, Republican Gov. Rick Snyder expressed hope that the GOP-controlled Michigan legislature would continue discussing a bill to add protections for gay, lesbian, transgender and bisexual people to the state civil rights law. However, House Speaker Kevin Cotter, a Midland Republican and American Family Association of Michigan leader, believes the measure is unnecessary saying that gay and gender identity laws are a "solution in search of a nonexistent problem," and that they "have a history of themselves being discriminatory" in forcing people to choose between their morals or religious beliefs.


Josef Salvat Is A Bisexual 'Hustler' Playing A Dangerous Game With Love: WATCH

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In the entrancing music video for singer-songwriter Josef Salvat's single "Hustler," the Australian-born but London-based artist takes his viewers down a dark road as he searches for love.

The video, directed by Casper Balslev, is as eerie as it is opulent. Salvat's journey begins, as many a hero's journey does, with advice from a wise old man who declares, "The world is shit without love; you need love in this world." It is this declaration which sets the action of the video into motion. As Salvat searches for love, he is tempted by both male and female flesh, finding each as alluring and intoxicating as the other. That the male object of his desire bears an uncanny resemblance to Salvat only serves to further underscore the allegorical and mythic tone of the world in which Salvat lays his scene.

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