Study: Syphilis on the Rise Among Minority Gay Men Syphilis rates among young, minority gay and bisexual men are rising disproportionately, according to a new study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Reuters reports on the increase in syphilis cases. “Using data from 27 states, CDC researchers found that between 2005 and 2008, the syphilis rate among black gay and bisexual men rose at an 8-times faster clip compared with their white counterparts.
Scandal Drives Gay Candidate Out of Race to Become Irish President Today marked the end of a campaign by the gay man who had led public opinion polls to become Ireland’s president. Sen. David Norris was discovered this weekend to have long ago sent a letter to Israeli authorities asking for clemency for his former partner, Ezra Nawi, who was accused of statutory rape involving a 15-year-old boy. Norris failed to disclose that his ongoing relationship with Nawi, who was later convicted.
Top Five Homophobic Statements From Boehner’s DOMA Briefs This week we get a first look at how House Speaker JohnBoehner (R-OH) intends to defend the Defense of Marriage Act in court. If the briefs filed by attorney Paul Clement yesterday are any indication, the House Republicans will be pushing every anti-gay message possible to ensure the federal government continues to discriminate against same-sex couples. And of course, taxpayers are covering the bill for all these legal fees. Santorum Lashes Out At Dan Savage: ‘He’s Below The Dignity Of Anybody’
ThinkProgress filed this report from the Western Conservative Summit in Denver, Colorado.Former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA) did little to alleviate his “Google problem” this weekend, lashing out at Dan Savage — who spearheaded the campaign to redefine Santorum’s last name — and calling the gay activist “below the dignity of anybody.”
NATIONAL ORGANIZATION FOR MARRIAGE GOES AFTER ANTI-BULLYING POLICY | Equality Matters’ Carlos Maza notices that for all its claims of loving gay people and merely opposing the “redefinition” of marriage, the National Organization for Marriage (NOM) can’t help but blog about how anti-bullying policies have given “homosexual activists a foothold in order to further subvert already weak Catholic sexual teaching in the schools.”