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Is 10% Of The Population Really Gay?

Drawing on the widest survey of sexual behavior since the Kinsey Report, David Spiegelhalter, in his book Sex by Numbers, answers key questions about our private lives. Here he reveals how Kinsey’s contested claim that 10% of us are gay is actually close to the mark. For a single statistic to be the primary propaganda … Continued


Stanford Tuition Will Now Be Free To All Students From Families That Earn Less Than $125,000 Per Year

Last week, Stanford University announced that more accepted students won’t have to pay anything for tuition, which normally runs nearly $46,000 a year. Students whose families make less than $125,000 a year and have assets worth $300,000 or less, including home equity but excluding anything that they have saved in retirement accounts, won’t have to … Continued


Where Do You Stand on Gender Roles?

Originally published on TMPinSYR. Over the last 2 1/2 years, I’ve written about my youngest son, the Goon, and his perspective on the world. His preferences and choices tend to challenge some gender roles. As his father, there have been moments that were heartbreaking along the way. Our journey watching his unique choices began when, … Continued


Entities That May Boycott Indiana Over New LGBT Discrimination Law

Businesses and entertainers are vowing to pull events out of Indiana after the governor signed a bill into law that gives business owners the right to refuse to serve gay and lesbian customers. On Thursday, Gov. Mike Pence signed the state’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act in a private, closed-door ceremony.  Hillary Clinton was among the high profile critics … Continued


Activists Turned An Anti-Gay Politician’s Website Into An LGBT Resource

​Paul Shepherd is an Idaho state representative who wants Congress to impeach any federal judges who allow same sex marriage. Now, the site hosted at the former home of Shepherd’s official website is an LGBT resource center. Dylan Hailey, a 21-year-old college junior, noticed earlier this month that Shepherd’s hold on www.paulshepherdusa.com was expiring, so … Continued


California Proposal To Legalize Killing Gays Hard To Stop

For less than the cost of an Apple iPad, Matt McLaughlin started a statewide legal conversation. An attorney from Huntington Beach, McLaughlin in late February spent $200 to propose a ballot measure that authorizes the killing of gays and lesbians by “bullets to the head,” or “any other convenient method.” McLaughlin’s “Sodomite Suppression Act” now … Continued


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