Starbucks CEO and founder Howard Schultz has cancelled an appearance at Willow Creek Community Church following an online petition that asked him to denounce the church associated with conversion therapy. According to the Chicago Tribune, Schultz was scheduled to deliver a talk Friday about “How Starbucks Fought for its Life Without Losing Its Soul” during an annual leadership summit sponsored by the Willow Creek Association in South Barrington, Illinois.
From the lesbian sex lives of koala bears to the tendencies of — ahem — less endowed men, we take a look at some of the research in recent years with LGBT implications.With groups like the American Psychological Association and the American Medical Association and their solid positions that sexual orientation is innate, it’s no secret that science is on the side of gay people. Admittedly, though, a remarkable statistic or an incredibly in-depth scientific study on something that seems ridiculous tends to catch our eyes. After Republicans raised a furor over a recent government study regarding penis size and the sexual tendencies of gay men, we decided to take a look at some of the most provocative, shocking, and not-so-shocking studies reported on Advocate.com.
Charla Nash, the woman who was horrifically mauled by a chimp in early 2009, is showing her new face for the first time on NBC’s “Today” Thursday. Nash, who is usually seen with a veil, showed the awful damage that a 200-pound chimp had done to her face when she revealed it on “Oprah” in 2009. The chimp, which was owned by a friend of Nash’s, tore off her nose, hands, eyelids and lips. Nash received a groundbreaking face transplant in Boston in May 2011. On Thursday, “Today” ran exclusive photos and video of Nash discussing the transplant, and her family sat down live with Ann Curry.
Gay Blood Ban Finds Support: Naperville Anti-Gay Group Pushes To Uphold Policy
Though the Naperville, Ill.-based anti-gay group Americans For Truth About Homosexuality (AFTAH)recently lost their 501(c)3, tax-exempt organizational status, the group, officially designated as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center last year, is keeping busy with a new campaign to uphold the federal ban against gay blood donors.