Tuesday, March 23, 2010

New study suggests bans on gay marriage hurt mental health of LGB people - Dr. Brian Mustanski - The Sexual Continuum - University of Illinois at Chicago's Institute for Juvenile Research

Laws that prevent same-sex couples from getting married deprive them of many benefits and privileges that heterosexual married couples have under federal and state laws. Thus, bans on gay marriage are examples of institutional discrimination- societal-level conditions that constrain the opportunities, resources, and well-being of socially disadvantaged groups. Despite the existence of multiple forms of institutional discrimination toward lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) populations, few studies have examined the consequences of this form of discrimination for the mental health of LGB populations. A new study by my colleague, Mark Hatzenbuehler, and his collaborators does just that. Read more Dr. Brian Mustanski - The Sexual Continuum - University of Illinois at Chicago's Institute for Juvenile Research 
Marriage Equality, like Galileo, is the truth about the facts of growing up gay. Marriage Equality will not become a reality until people learn that its most vital purpose is that it restores the “hope of love” to children in early childhood – essential to their development and well-being for life. Without Marriage Equality we teach children how to hate love and how to be mean and indifferent to people as adults. With all due respect, without Marriage Equality we would teach them in much the same way as has been shown by Benedict XVI and the hierarchy, especially in their lack of care and protection of children for decades. 
Ignorance About Human Sexuality Is Harmful To Children

Galileo & Benedict XVI & Homosexuality & Natural Law – Read more

Sexual orientation is less about sex and more about love, being one with another human being. Attachment Theory - LOVE and RELIGION – Read more

Because You Loved Me - Celine Dion 2,239,472 power of love

The boy I’m gonna marry – Father of the Bride 19,186 - hope of love - intimacy

Auschwitz - Christmas 2008 - Brokeback Mountain – Read more

Dr. Caitlin Ryan: Reducing Risk and Promoting Well-Being for LGBT Youth: The Critical Role of Family Support - Family Acceptance Project™ - podcast

Continuum of Human Sexuality - The Kinsey Scale – Read more 

"(How) Does the Sexual Orientation of Parents Matter?" Judith Stacey and Timothy Biblarz – Read more  

Two moms are as good as a mom and a dad: study – Toronto Star - Read more

Marriage Equality - The Golden Girls -> restoring hope of love

"Someday, maybe, there will exist a well-informed, well-considered, and yet fervent public conviction that the most deadly of all possible sins is the mutilation of a child's spirit." Erik Erikson

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest – Read more

Thalamus Center - Facts From Science & Religion About Human Sexuality – Read more

RC hierarchy child sexual abuse “cover-ups” ordered by Benedict XVI to avoid public outrage & criminal charges - falsely accused gay priests WATERGATE?  Read more

Ratzinger, Hurley, Maida & Accomplices - Kids Are Being Hurt!!! (Sequential Order of Reactions) Read more

Protect children and the entire world will be safe

Mr. Sandman - The Golden Girls 8,488 generativity & parenting & humor

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