New Study: LGBT Youth More Likely Than Heterosexual Youth To Attempt Suicide
LOS ANGELES — According to a new study authored by several contributing experts published in the American Journal of Public Health, sexual minority youth had higher prevalence than heterosexual youth of each of 6 outcomes studied, including self-harm, feeling sad, and suicide ideation, planning, and attempts. The study, using a large sample pooled from probability samples across the U.S., adds to prior studies that have used both probability and nonprobability samples and have shown that sexual minorities are at higher risk for a variety of adverse health outcomes. The study shows that 22.8 percent of sexual minority youth compared with 6.6 percent of heterosexual youth had attempted suicide in the year prior to being surveyed (referred to as 1-year prevalence). The study is innovative because it also assesses the seriousness of the suicide attempt. It shows that when considering only serious suicide attempts—defined as attempts that resulted in injury that required treatment by a medical professional—the 1-year prevalence was much higher (8.3%) for sexual minority youth compared with heterosexual youth (2%).
Every Student Has A Choice When It Comes To Bullying
When you are in high school, everything seems to matter so much - from wearing the right clothes to hanging around with the right friends and from getting the right grades to getting accepted to the right college. The need to fit in and be accepted is felt by every single student regardless of race, sexuality, social status or physical appearance. Even "popular" kids feel the need to fit it, which is exactly the reason why some students choose to participate in bullying. I use the word "choose" because every student has a choice not to participate. They can choose to be above bullying. They can choose to reach out and support other students rather than to turn a blind eye or cut them down. But unfortunately, some students don't have the courage or fortitude to make the right choice.
LGBTQ Youth can contact Gay and Lesbian Youth Services of WNY by calling 855-0221 or through their website www.glyswny.com. Other support numbers for youth include the Trevor Project at 1-866-488-7386 and the Suicide Hotline at 1-800-784-8433.
2014 Colorful Sunny & Loud: Buffalo Gay Pride in Photos
BUFFALO— The 20th annual Buffalo Gay Pride Parade was loud, colorful and long but it was just what the crowd of 9,000 to 10,000 participants and spectators wanted as the weather was spectacular and the mood was celebratory.
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Can Cheating on Your Diet this Holiday Season Help You Lose Weight?
Buffalo — It’s hard to stick to a low-calorie diet day after day to lose weight, but new research shows you don’t have to, says Dr. Susie Rockway, a veteran nutritional and biochemical expert in the U.S. health industry.
Don't Fear the Fever
Amherst, N.Y. —
Most people automatically think that a fever is something bad that should be lowered as quickly as possible.
Outcome Buffalo Publisher Tim Moran To Be Honored At Annual Buffalo Brunch
Buffalo — Embrace WNY will recognize Tim Moran, publisher and executive editor at Outcome Buffalo, with a Community Achievement Award.
Frank Goldberg (photo source:www.facebook.com/FindFrankGoldberg)
Frank Goldberg Missing; Buffalo LGBT Person Last Seen Monday December 16, 2013
Buffalo — Frank Goldberg - A trans Buffalo resident has been missing since the evening of Monday, December 16th, 2013, and her family needs your help to find her.
Meals On Wheels Needs Volunteers To Serve The Homebound
Buffalo — Meals on Wheels for WNY (MOW) is dedicated to providing food and companionship to homebound senior citizens and disabled, handicapped, or severely ill individuals. MOW ensures that the homebound enjoy the highest level of independence possible by offering nutritious food and a friendly visit. MOW delivers nearly 4,000 meals each weekday to clients. This critical community service wouldnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t be possible without the help of 1,500 dedicated volunteers who deliver the meals to recipients.
Unintentional Overdose Is The Number One Cause Of Death In New York State; Heroin-Fentanyl Puts More At Risk
Buffalo — In response to recent reports of an extremely lethal heroin-fentanyl cocktail arriving in Western New York, Evergreen Health Services has increased its efforts to familiarize the public Ã¢â‚¬â€œ both users and nonusersÃ¢â‚¬â€œ with life-saving overdose reversal techniques and information on local harm-reduction services.
Antonio Martin-Brown, 19
Buffalo Teen Arrested In Murder Of Gay Kenmore Man
Buffalo — Kenmore police today announced the arrest of Antonio Martin-Brown, 19, of Buffalo, in the May 19 slaying of Vincent J. "Jim" Cottone, 62, the owner of MaloneÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Bar & Grill on Delaware Avenue.
Gay & Lesbian Youth Lead WNYers To Lobby Day In State Capitol
Albany, N.Y>— Today, a group of over 40 lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (lgbt) youth and adults from Buffalo and Western New York organized by Gay and Lesbian Youth Services of WNY joined more than 700 lgbt New Yorkers and their allies that have travelled to Albany for the Empire State Pride AgendaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s annual lobby day, LGBT Equality & Justice Day. New Yorkers from all walks of life called on the legislature to finally pass the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act (GENDA), the statewide transgender civil rights bill; pushed elected officials to support the Child-Parent Security Act, which would provide more options for creating and protecting families in New York State; and urged the government to fund programs for runaway and homeless youth and other vital organizations that provide health services to the LGBT community.
College Scholarships For WNY LGBT Students
Buffalo— A growing number of scholarships are devoted exclusively to students who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender(lgbt). Some scholarships are available nationally, and other scholarships are exclusively devoted to students from specific geographic regions. These populations have become much more visible within higher education, but still face formidable social challenges. Scholarships reflect the trend in diversity: encourage students of all backgrounds to participate to their highest potential.
Financial Considerations for Gay and Lesbian Couples Getting Married in New York
Congratulations to couples getting married under New York State's new provision for civil marriage. For many couples "taking the plunge," legal and financial matters are issues you began talking about long ago, as many of the couples getting married have been committed to each other for many years, perhaps even decades. For others, this time presents an opportunity to have serious conversations about matters you may not have discussed before. As with any couple, it is wise to have very matter-of-fact conversations about priorities and planning before entering into a marriage contract.
Fair Marriage Laws in New York: Frequently Asked Questions (2011)
Now that same-sex couples have the freedom to marry in New York, the NYCLU has compiled a guide to answer some frequently asked questions about the new law. Please note: This brief overview is not intended to provide individualized legal advice. For further information, or if you feel that you have encountered discrimination related to your marriage, contact the NYCLU by phone at (212) 607-3300 or email.
Outcome Op/Ed:Politicians Cash Lets Hater Call Me Silly Outcome's homo sex girlie man
Buffalo — On Sunday, July 24 I had the pleasure of being a guest on the WBEN AM Radio 930 Hardline show with host Dave Debo. We had great fun talking about the day's marriages and the reprecussions for society and the political landscape.
2010 Murder Of Gay Buffalo Man Remains Unsolved; Mother Asks For Help
BUFFALO— Christopher Rudow's January 2010 death was caused by blunt force trauma. A neighbor in a downstairs apartment heard a prolong struggle that night coming from Rudow's apartment but turned up the volume of the music to drown out the sound.
NYS Highest Court Dismisses Attempt To Repeal Marriage Equality
Albany, New York— New York State Appellate Court today upheld Marriage Equality in New York State by dismissing the suit brought by New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms, an anti-gay group that was created by out of state interest in an attempt to interfere with the civil rights of New York State residents.
GENDA Passes NYS Assembly, Awaits Action By Senate
Buffalo — The New York State Assembly today, passed the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act (GENDA) for the fifth time, with broad bipartisan support. Now the State Senate will decide if the law that will strengthen current laws that prevent discrimination based upon gender. Current law out laws gender discrimination but does not specify transgendered individuals.
Breaking Today: Federal Court Strikes Down Wisconsin Marriage Ban
MILWAUKEE, Wis. — U.S. District Court Judge Barbara Crabb today struck down the discriminatory amendment to the Wisconsin state constitution preventing same-sex couples from marrying. The American Civil Liberties Union had challenged the law on behalf of eight couples seeking the freedom to marry in Wisconsin or to have their out-of-state marriages recognized.
2013 Hate Violence Report Released; LGBTQ in NYC faced a 27% increase in violence last year
New York City — The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs (NCAVP) today released its report Hate Violence Against Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and HIV-Affected Communities in the United States in 2013. NCAVP collected data concerning hate violence against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ) and HIV-affected people from 14 anti-violence programs in 13 states across the country and Puerto Rico, including from the New York City Anti-Violence Project (AVP), which coordinates NCAVP. This report is the most comprehensive data documenting the high level of violence experienced by LGBTQ and HIV-affected persons in the United States and New York City in 2013.
Breaking: Federal Court Strikes Down Laws Banning Marriage Equality in Pennsylvania
Harrisburg, Pennsylvannia — Today Federal District Judge John E. Jones III struck down laws banning marriage equality in Pennsylvannia.
LGBT People Spend 65x More on Cigarettes Than Spent on All LGBT Issues Combined
Fort Lauderdale, FL — The 50th Anniversary Surgeon General’s Report on Tobacco & Health released today shows the health impact of tobacco is even larger than previously known. In conjunction with this release CenterLink’s Network for LGBT Health Equity has released information about the effect of 50 years of smoking on the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) communities. With the advent of data from the National Adult Tobacco Survey, the Network for LGBT Health Equity has been able to model the estimated money that U.S. LGBT communities spend on cigarettes every year. After factoring in LGBT prevalence and smoking rates, the Network reports that LGBT communities spent $7.9 million dollars per year on their top health burden: smoking. This is 65 times as much money as the Funders for LGBTQ Issues report all foundations spend on LGBT funding.
New Pope: Same Hate Same Anti-Equality
Rome, Italy — Today the Catholic church announced that they have chosen Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argeninia as their new leader. The newly fashioned Pope Francis, seems shares the hateful positions in denouncing equality and lgbt people.
Despite Opposition Of Russian Prime Minister Medvedev, Anti-gay Law Moves Ahead
St. Petersburg, Russia — The Russian Duma has, once again, rescheduled the first reading of the notorious federal draft law on so-called ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‹Å“homosexual propagandaÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢, a law designed to ban saying or writing anything positive about LGBT people. Without further changes to the schedule, the first vote will occur on Friday, January 25.
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Buffalo United Artist :POSEIDON: THE UPSIDE DOWN MUSICAL
BUFFALO— „BUA Summer Camp is in session! Audiences went cuckoo for THE BIRDS ATTACK!, flipped their wigs for MOMMIE QUEEREST, and died laughing for L'IMITATION OF LIFE. Jimmy Janowski and a full manifest of Buffalo stage stars embark on POSEIDON: THE UPSIDE DOWN MUSICAL. One of the first and best specimens of the disaster movie genre, THE POSEIDON ADVENTURE is archetype in full bloom: huge sets, big budget, a star-studded, award winning ensemble cast, and an over the top premise. As the celebratory clock strikes midnight, the luxury liner SS Poseidon is hit by a 90’ high tidal wave and capsizes, forcing the cast of characters to climb from the top, now the bottom, up through the ship to safety. The production promises fabulous special effects and jaw dropping musical production numbers such as Just Panties… (What Else Do I Need?), Keep On Climbing!, Bad Girls Need Love Too and (In The Water) I’m A Very Skinny Lady, sang by Janowski as Mrs. Rosen, the part played in the movie by Shelley Winters.
WHAT:POSEIDON: THE UPSIDE DOWN MUSICAL
book & lyrics by David Cerda (w/Cheryl Snodgrass)
music by David Cerda & Scott Lamberty
LGBT History Month: Henry Gerber, Ahead Of His Time
Chicago — On May 15, 1871, the German Criminal Code was revised to include Paragraph 175, a law making sexual acts between males illegal. The first challenge to the law came in 1897 when Dr. Magnus Hirschfeld founded the gay organization Wissenschaftlich-humanitäres Komitee (Scientific-Humanitarian Committee). Its first action was to draft a petition against Paragraph 175 with 6,000 signatures of prominent people in the arts, politics and the medical profession; it failed to have any effect.
Baron Friedrich Wilhelm Von Steuben was a Prussian-born military officer who served as Inspector General and Major General of the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War. He is credited with being one of the fathers of the Continental Army in teaching them the essentials of military drills, tactics, and disciplines.
LGBT History Month: Baron von Steuben, Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, Franklin to Washington; France to the U.S.
This is an updated version of an article that appeared as part of the 2012 LGBT History Month Project.
Philadelphia, Pa — After years of studying almost anything available on Baron Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben, the material suggesting that von Steuben was gay is so overwhelming that the only thing that can be asked of anyone who doubts it is, "Prove to me he's not." There literally is not room in this article to list all the facts that point to a practice of homosexuality on the part of von Steuben.
Video From Buffalo Pride 2010
Buffalo — Outcome's video of the 18th annual Buffalo gay pride parade from Sunday June 6, 2010.
Saturday, August 9, 2014 Buffalo Bears Bar Night
Ohm Ultra Bar
948 Main in Buffalo (Main St at Allen Street)
Free Confidential HIV Testing
Anonymous testing upon request
every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month
531 Virginia Street, Buffalo, NY 14202
Mondays - 8:00 p.m.
Open Minded Alcoholics Anonymous meeting
glbt AA group
Unitarian Universalist Church of Buffalo
695 Elmwood Ave.
Wednesdays - 8:00 p.m.
Pride Group Alcoholics Anonymous meeting
glbt AA group
Unitarian Universalist Church of Buffalo
695 Elmwood Ave.
Gay And Lesbian Youth Services
GLYS is open Monday through Thursday from 3:30-8:30pm and Friday from 3-6pm. (716) 855-0221
Parents PFLAG Regular Monthly Meeting:
Kenilworth United Church of Christ
45 Dalton Drive
Tonawanda, NY 14223 2:30 Pm - 5:00 Pm The Third Sunday Of Every Month
Meeting for Parents Or Family Members Who Have Just Found Out. Helpline (716)883-0384
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