May 31, 2013

Obama’s Trip to Africa Could be a Teachable Moment on Gay Rights

Obama Will Travel to Africa in June


Homosexuality is considered a criminal offense in many African nations, including Senegal and Tanzania, two of the countries Obama will visit. South Africa, the third country on the president’s itinerary, has broad protections for homosexuals and is the only African country to legalize gay marriage.
Gay rights activist Richard Socarides said Obama could use the rulings as a “teachable moment” if the justices move to expand rights for same-sex couples.
“If the timing works out so that he’s there, it may provide a perfect opportunity for him to speak out about the principles we value in our democracy and how we would hope that others follow it,” said Socarides, who worked in the White House during the Clinton administration.

The White House wouldn’t say what role gay rights would play in Obama’s trip but noted that the administration “unequivocally advocates against violence and discrimination” against gays and lesbians, both in Africa and elsewhere around the world.
One of the cases before the Supreme Court is a challenge to California’s voter-approved Proposition 8 that defines marriage as the union of a man and a woman. The other seeks to strike down a portion of the federal Defense of Marriage Act that denies to legally married same-sex couples a range of benefits that generally are available to married heterosexuals. Obama supports overturning both measures.
The president has frequently called on countries around the world to end discrimination against gays and lesbians. In 2011, he directed the State Department to “ensure that U.S. diplomacy and foreign assistance promote and protect the human rights of” gays, lesbians and transgender people. That included having diplomats “combat the criminalization” of being gay by foreign governments.
According to the State Department’s 2012 human rights report on Tanzania, consensual same-sex sexual conduct is illegal and carries a prison sentence of 30 years to life. The report also concluded that gays and lesbians face “societal discrimination that restricted their access to health care, housing and employment” and that there were no government efforts to combat such discrimination.
Conditions are similar in Senegal, according to the State Department. The agency’s 2012 human rights report on the West African nation says consensual same-sex activity, referred to in the law as an “act against nature,” is a criminal offense.
Underscoring the continent’s tough penalties for gays and lesbians, Nigeria’s House of Representatives voted Thursday to ban gay marriage and outlaw any groups actively supporting gay rights, endorsing a measure that also calls for 10-year prison sentences for any public show of affection by a same-sex couple. It’s unclear whether Nigeria’s president will sign the measure.

Apple Bans Gay Cure App Google is Left to Follow


An app that promised to free its users from the “bondage of homosexuality” has disappeared from the App Store, according to Macworld.com.

Apple confirmed to Macworld that the app, Setting Captives Free, had been pulled from the store for violating the company’s developer guidelines.
photo - Photo via Macworld.com
Photo via Macworld.com


The app promised that it could help its users find “freedom from habitual sins,” and that it would “help people just like you escape impurity, overeating, substance abuse, gambling, smoking, and more.”


I sent this out earlier on some publications:

Get Acquainted With New Deadly Virus from Saudi Arabia

A magnification of the MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) superbug.

MRSA infections can be contagious from person to person; occasionally direct contact with a MRSA-infected person is not necessary because the bacteria can also be spread by people who touch materials or surfaces contaminated with MRSA organisms. There are two major ways people become infected with MRSA. The first is physical contact with someone who is either infected or is a carrier (people who are not infected but are colonized with the bacteria on their body) of MRSA. The second way is for people to physically contact MRSA on any objects such as door handles, floors, sinks, or towels that have been touched by a MRSA-infected person or carrier. Normal skin tissue in people usually does not allow MRSA infection to develop; however, if there are cuts, abrasions, or other skin flaws such aspsoriasis (a chronic inflammatory skin disease with dry patches, redness, and scaly skin), MRSA may proliferate. Many otherwise healthy individuals, especially children and young adults, do not notice small skin imperfections or scrapes and may be lax in taking precautions about skin contacts. This is the likely reason MRSA outbreaks occur in diverse types of people such as school team players (like football players or wrestlers), dormitory residents, and armed-services personnel in constant close contact.
People with higher risk of MRSA infection are those with obvious skin breaks (for example, patients with surgical or traumatic wounds or hospital patients with intravenous lines, burns, or skin ulcers) and people with depressed immune systems (infants, the elderly, or HIV-infected individuals) or those with chronic diseases (diabetes or cancer). People with pneumonia (lung infection) due to MRSA can transmit MRSA by airborne droplets. Health-care workers as a group are repeatedly exposed to MRSA-positive patients and can have a high rate of infection if precautions are not taken. Consequently, health-care workers and patient visitors should use disposable masks, gowns, and gloves when they enter the MRSA-infected patient's room. As long as people, including carriers, have MRSA organisms in wounds or droplets that are shed into the environment, they are contagious. Carriers must be very careful about personal hygiene (especially coughs, itching or scratching skin, and sneezing) as they may be contagious indefinitely.
The Facts to know:

    MRSA skin infection.

  • MRSA means methicillin-resistantStaphylococcus aureus bacteria.
  • The majority of MRSA infections are classified as CA-MRSA (community acquired) or HA-MRSA (hospital- or health-care-acquired).
  • MRSA infections are transmitted from person to person by direct contact with the skin, clothing, or area (for example, sink, bench, bed, and utensil) that had recent physical contact with a MRSA-infected person.
  • The majority of CA-MRSA starts as skin infections; HA-MRSA can begin an infection of the skin, a wound (often a surgical site), or a location where medical devices are placed (catheters, IV lines, or other devices).
  • Cellulitis, abscess, or draining pus is often one of the first signs and symptoms of MRSA infections.
  • Most MRSA infections are diagnosed by culture and antibiotic sensitivity testing ofStaphylococcus aureus bacteria isolated from an infected site; a PCR test is also available.
  • Currently, MRSA bacteria are almost always found to be resistant to multiple antibiotics. All isolated MRSA strains need to have antibiotic susceptibility determined to choose the correct or appropriate antibiotic therapy.
  • Treatment of HA-MRSA frequently involves the use of vancomycin, often in combination with other antibiotics given by IV; CA-MRSA can often be treated on an outpatient basis with specific oral or topical antibiotics, but some serious CA-MRSA infections (for example, pneumonia) often require appropriate antibiotics by IV.
  • Prevention of MRSA is possible by excellent hygiene practices, avoiding skin contact with infected people or items they have touched, and by wearing disposable gloves, gowns, and masks when treating or visiting hospitalized MRSA patients. Covering skin abrasions and minor lacerations immediately may also help prevent MRSA infections, especially in children and in people involved in group sports activities.
  • Source of medical information Medicinenet  

May 30, 2013

"Why Gays Are Better at Sex" {I’ve Always Known, Have You?}



I think you will enjoy Dan Savage description of his new book based on gay sex on this video. As always he approaches what some might think as a delicate matter with an Axe and Torch, but it works. He hits right at any corner dissects the idea that wether you agree or not you can see clearly the point.

This is so damn interesting when you start talking about gay sex vs. straight sex. If you have sex with both and now are having gay sex only you see the difference.  Men’s gay sex is more complicated because you have to make concessions sometimes who likes top or bottom, oral, penetration etc.
 I am not talking about a couple that’s been together for a while.  Even though I like a couple’s sex when both partners know where everything is and what you have to do to make it a success for both.

Of coarse you have gay individuals in their 30’s that still will come and have their orgasm and not care wether their partner did and to make sure that it was great for both so there would be a next time.

Not too long ago I went on a date…gee it was last year. We were supposed to meet at a restaurant and get to know each other. The guy was so much better looking than in the picture. As it happens he liked me a lot and I was crazy about him. “ He said why don’t you take me home? I liked him so much I had to say yes. There were no “No’s for this cutie. Everything seemed to match according to looks and the way he was answering my questions. When we had sex he came, had his orgasm nice and loud before I did and I was just holding back to give him all the time he wanted, he came and just got up and went to get a towel and that’s was it. I said, You know I didn’t come. He said Oh Im sorry, next time you will.

Well as far as I was concern there was going to be no next time. I knew the guy did not know how to have sex. I felt sorry for him. If at 39 he doesn’t he missed something he should have learn as soon as he became sexually active.
Also is very hard for a guy to fake it, more so than a woman. Sex for guys is more exposed, we both know  the equipment and so are capable to know what happens when you do this in this part of the body.
All these things I believe make us better in bed.  How about you???
{{{Adam}}}


Homophobic Grenada Joins The Rest of The Modern World and will Allow Gay Sex


St George's, capital of Grenada: Senator Lawrence Joseph wants the island to reconsider its ban on gay sex.
(BY OMAR KUDDUS


Photo by Jhwelsch.        

Grenada’s Senate president says the island should reconsider its laws prohibiting gay sex.
The Associated Press (AP) reports Senator Lawrence Joseph said ‘the day is fast approaching’ for Grenada and other Caribbean conservative countries to amend their anti-sodomy laws to ‘fall in line with the mainstream’.
He also states it is reasonable to question why sex between two men should be outlawed in Grenada.
Joseph, who presides over the 13 person senate, writes that acceptance of gays is becoming a modern-day trend.
He states bigger, wealthier nations could impose sanctions on Grenada and withhold aid as a consequence of the island maintaining local anti-sodomy laws.
The statements come from a commentary piece he did for the local newspapers, to be published on 31 May, but an advance copy was sent to AP in advance
Currently anal sex is illegal in Grenada, whether it is between two men or a man and a woman, under section 435 of the country’s criminal code. But it cannot be committed by two women.
Such offenses are punishable by imprisonment for 10 years.
While it is an independent nation, Grenada still maintains close ties to the United Kingdom.Britain’s Queen Elizabeth is titular head of state and the UK’s Privy Council, in London, acts as the country’s highest court of appeal
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Nigeria Passes Serious Anti Gay Marriage Law 10-14 Years Jail for Violators


The House of Representatives on Thursday passed a bill forbidding same-sex marriage in Nigeria and imposed a 10 to 14 year jail term for anybody who violates the law.


Nigeria's House of Representatives voted Thursday to ban gay marriage and outlaw any groups actively supporting gay rights, endorsing a measure that also calls for 10-year prison sentences for any "public show" of affection by a same-sex couple.
Representatives appeared to unanimously approve the proposal in a voice vote, sending it immediately to President Goodluck Jonathan for him to potentially sign into law in Africa's most populous nation. It wasn't immediately clear if Jonathan would sign the measure, though gays and lesbians already face public ridicule and possible prison sentences in Nigeria.
While Western diplomats declined to immediately comment, the United Kingdom already has threatened to stop aid to nations that discriminate against gays. But those threats appear unlikely to assuage the desire of Nigerian authorities to further criminalize homosexuality, part of a wave of such laws in African nations eager to legislate against what they believe is a challenge of their traditional values by the West.
Nigeria's Senate previously passed the bill in November 2011 and the measure quietly disappeared for some time before coming up in Thursday's session of the House. A copy of the House bill, obtained by The Associated Press, mirrored what the Senate previously passed.
Under the proposed law, Nigeria would ban any same-sex marriage from being conducted in either a church or a mosque. Gay or lesbian couples who marry could face up to 14 years each in prison. Witnesses or anyone who helps couples marry could be sentenced to 10 years behind bars. Anyone taking part in a group advocating for gay rights or anyone caught in a "public show" of affection also would face 10 years in prison if convicted by a criminal court.
In its voice vote, the House simply adopted all the clauses previously passed by the Senate without any discussion. The bill now sits before Jonathan for his approval or veto. Presidential spokesman Reuben Abati did not respond to a request for comment Thursday night regarding the president's position on the measure.
Chidi Odinkalu, the chairman of Nigeria's National Human Rights Commission, said he only learned about the House's vote late Thursday night. He said the bill, if passed into law, likely would be challenged in court.
"If that's the scope, there will be serious issues," Odinkalu said.
Gay sex has been banned in Nigeria, a nation of more than 160 million people, since colonial rule by the British. Gays face open discrimination and abuse in a country divided by Christians and Muslims who almost uniformly oppose homosexuality.
Across the African continent, many countries already have made homosexuality punishable by jail sentences. Ugandan legislators introduced a bill that would impose the death penalty for some gays and lesbians, though it was amended in November to remove the threat of execution. Even in South Africa, the one country where gays can marry, lesbians have been brutally attacked and murdered in so-called "corrective rapes."
Nigeria's proposed law has drawn the interest of European Union countries, some of which already offer Nigeria's sexual minorities asylum based on gender identity. The British government recently threatened to cut aid to African countries that violate the rights of gay and lesbian citizens. However, British aid remains quite small in oil-rich Nigeria, one of the top crude suppliers to the U.S.
Hooman Nouruzi, a spokesman for the British High Commission in Nigeria's capital, Abuja, said diplomats were examining the measure and declined to immediately comment.
In 2011, U.S. President Barack Obama issued a similar directive asking officials to "ensure that U.S. diplomacy and foreign assistance promote and protect the human rights of" gays, lesbians and the transgendered. That included having diplomats "combat the criminalization" of being gay by foreign governments.
Melissa Ford, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Embassy in Abuja, did not respond to a request for comment.
Beyond that, the proposed law could have an immediate direct effect on some groups sponsored by USAID, an arm of the U.S. government. Some funding it gives to groups to combat HIV and AIDS in Nigeria includes work with gays and lesbians — something that likely would be criminalized under the proposed law.
Nigeria has one of the world's largest populations of people living with HIV and AIDS.
By BASHIR ADIGUN and JON GAMBRELL Associated Press
ABUJA, Nigeria  


The Most Anticipated Movies Coming by June 2013-Come and Vote for them




The Most Anticipated Movies Coming Out in June 2013

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