“If nothing we do matters, then all that matters is what we do.”
“We found evidence that anti-gay prejudice is associated with elevated mortality risk among heterosexuals, over and above multiple established risk factors…. In particular, there was a 2.5-year life expectancy difference between individuals with high vs. low levels of anti-gay prejudice.”
"The cause, the researchers write in the American Journal of Public Health, may be homophobes’ higher stress levels. It appears all that intense discomfort takes a physical toll.”
"A German law takes effect today that establishes a third gender option for parents filling out birth certificates for newborn babies. They can choose ‘indeterminate’ if the child shows both male and female characteristics. The parents will make that choice by leaving the boxes for male and female genders blank. The new law is meant to avoid the need to label an intersex baby as male or female before the child is old enough to decide.
The child could also opt to remain classified as intersex. German passports ‘will soon be allowed to have an ‘X’ in the gender field…”
NPR: Germany Offers Third Gender Option on Birth Certificates
“This is how it goes: Gay male couples, least likely to be monogamous. More likely to be monogamous successfully? Straight couples. Most likely to be monogamous successfully? Lesbian couples. Clearly, the problem with monogamy is DICK.
If monogamy is the defining characteristic of marriage, you need to ban men from marrying; not gay men but ALL men.”
Dan Savage on Bill Maher