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LGBT for Straight People. Which would you rather have? The flu or HIV?

The folks at CNS News, whose purpose is to provide us with information that the liberal media withholds, are questioning the amount of money spent on HIV programs versus the amount of money spent on influenza.

“CNSNews.com – The federal government spent $6.1 billion on influenza-related programs in 2006, less than half as much as the $13.7 billion dollars it spent on HIV/AIDS programs that year, according to figures provided to CNSNews.com by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).”


May 14, 2009 3

LGBT Lessons for Straight People: So Simple a Child “Gets” It

Even straight people who support gay rights can struggle with what to tell their children about gay relationships. We’re barely comfortable talking about straight relationships. And for many straight people, sex is front and center, covering up the real person.

Let me tell you about my friend at work. Last fall, there was a movement to send postcards to Obama, asking him to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act, DOMA. I bought forty postcards, addressed and stamped them, then sent an email to folks at work that I knew support gay rights. This is a dear friend. She comes to me and says “Tomorrow I will let you know how many postcards I need.” Ok.


May 12, 2009 12

Ellen and Portia – Celebrity Babysitters?

The folks at Parent Dish shared the results of their Mother’s Day poll.

My favorite question was:

Which celebrity would you most feel comfortable leaving your kids with?

And the answers, with over 10,000 people voting:

Ellen and Portia 31%
Jennifer Aniston 22%
Rachel Ray 20%
Angelina and Brad 18%


May 9, 2009 0

LGBT Lessons for Straight People: Where Do Babies Come From?

Even down under, a topic related to gay folks can cause quite a stir.

The Daily Telegraph in Australia reported on May 4th that

…a book which teaches children about lesbian mums getting pregnant using sperm donors is being pitched at kids as young as two. The controversial publication, ‘Where Did I Really Come From?’, also features a drawing of two gay men holding a baby in a chapter about surrogacy.

The publisher’s marketing spruiks the book, which includes in-depth descriptions of sexual intercourse, as suitable to be read to two-year-olds. It was being advertised at some Sydney book stores and inside the cover as being part of the New South Wales Attorney General Office’s Learn to Include program, the Daily Telegraph reported today.


May 9, 2009 0

LGBT for Uptight Straight People – No Offense, Maggie and Carrie

Many years ago, my main mentor as a scientist taught me that “If someone starts a sentence with no offense, it means they are going to say something that offends you”.

No offense, Maggie and Carrie, but gay marriage hurts no one. Children that have gay parents do as well as children who have a mother and a father.

No offense, Maggie and Carrie, but your social views are not shared by everyone in this country. Over 50% of Americans believe in same sex marriage, another 20 to 25% believe in civil unions.


May 5, 2009 0

LGBT Lessons for Straight People – Sex Ed

He confided to me that he felt repulsed when he thought about two men having sex. I don’t think he had the same feelings about women. As scientists, we discussed if this was “ingrained” in straight men or if it is learned.


May 4, 2009 0

LGBT for Straight People. Which would you rather have? The flu or HIV?

The folks at CNS News, whose purpose is to provide us with information that the liberal media withholds, are questioning the amount of money spent on HIV programs versus the amount of money spent on influenza.

“CNSNews.com – The federal government spent $6.1 billion on influenza-related programs in 2006, less than half as much as the $13.7 billion dollars it spent on HIV/AIDS programs that year, according to figures provided to CNSNews.com by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).”


May 12, 2006 0