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Landmark 'Gay Gene' Study Provides Further Evidence Sexuality is Not Chosen

Landmark 'Gay Gene' Study Provides Further Evidence Sexuality is Not Chosen

The largest-ever study has been conducted into the existence of a "gay gene" and its results leaves researchers believing the view that sexuality is a choice is discredited.

Conducted by the NorthShore Research Institute in the US, the study found clear links between two specific areas of the human genome and male homosexuality.

The genetic areas had also been associated with homosexuality in earlier studies.

Lead scientist Alan Sanders declared that the work "erodes the notion that sexual orientation is a choice". Read more »

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Tanner Community Development Corporation (TCDC)
700 East Jefferson Street 2nd floor Training Room
Phoenix, AZ 85034

Beginning on August 1, 2012, about 47 million women in the US, 13 million estimated to be women 
of color, gained access to additional prevention services like breast exams, pap smears, and 
screenings for diabetes; without paying more at the doctor’s office. Join us at this FREE health 
professional training to learn more about the impact that this increased access to early 
preventative health services can have on women’s health outcomes in Arizona!

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

10:00 am to Noon

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The Affordable Care Act: What it means for women’s preventative health care

Beginning on August 1, 2012, about 47 million women in the US, 13 million estimated to be women 
of color, gained access to additional prevention services like breast exams, pap smears, and 
screenings for diabetes; without paying more at the doctor’s office. Join us at this FREE health 
professional training to learn more about the impact that this increased access to early 
preventative health services can have on women’s health outcomes in Arizona!

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

10:00 am to Noon

To register or for more information contact:
602.258.3300 or hharris@worthyinstitute.com Read more »

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US asks Supreme Court to strike down law denying benefits to same-sex couples

The Obama administration urged the Supreme Court on Friday to throw out a section of a 1996 federal law that prohibits recognition of same-sex marriage.

The brief was filed Friday in United States v. Windsor, a case challenging Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act, or DOMA, the law that legally declares marriage to be only between a man and a woman. That section allows state and federal authorities to deny benefits to same-sex couples that are commonplace for heterosexual couples, like insurance for government workers and Social Security survivors' benefits.
Oral arguments are scheduled for March 27. Read more »

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Hospice Foundation of America Webinar to Focus on Supporting LGBT Community

The Hospice Foundation of America will present a live, online webinar focusing on "Supporting the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Community through Illness, Death and Grief" on Wednesday April 20 from 1pm - 2pm ET. This live webinar features Kimberly Acquaviva, PhD, MSW, of George Washington University, who will discuss the challenges faced by this community and how organizations can better serve older LGBT adults and their loved ones. Kenneth Doka, PhD, MDiv, will discuss the psychosocial issues that may occur as LGBT individuals and their loved ones face illness and death. Read more »

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