Sunday, April 2, 2017

Removing the "T" From LGBT; Amanda Knox and a Lesbian In Prison; News On HIV Infections and PrEP

Removing the "T" From LGBT

Here's a story written by a trans person who I don't think is happy being part of LGBT.

I hate the term LGBT


It’s the confusion the term causes.

Lesbian, gay and bisexual are all sexualities, so you’d be

forgiven for thinking transgender is as well.

Forms ask you if you’re heterosexual, homo

sexual, bisexual or transgender.

But it’s not a sexuality. It’s a gender.

You can read the rest here. It's always been my understanding that we aren't supposed to take all this so literally, and we're not supposed to get so easily offended. I could present more than a few op-ed pieces about why I think gay men shouldn't be grouped in with anyone else. However, I don't do that with LGBT because it's more like an umbrella to me. An umbrella where more than one group of people are still fighting for equality, and that includes asexuals. too. So I think this person may have a point in a literal sense, but he should stop worrying so much about being offended by something that's as positive as the fight for LGBT rights.  

Amanda Knox and a Lesbian In Prison
I don't normally follow things like this, but I thought this one was interesting.
Amanda Knox has opened up about the love she felt for a lesbian while in prison.

Knox served nearly four years in the Capanne prison, a women’s prison in the central Italian town of Perugia.

She was accused of brutally murdering her flatmate and fellow exchange Meredith Kercher, but was definitely acquitted in 2015.

News On HIV Infections, and PrEP
This is coming from the CDC, so I'm fairly sure it's accurate.
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) chose Valentine’s Day to announce an 18% fall in the incidence of HIV infection in the US between 2008 and 2014 – from an estimated 45,700 to 37,600 per year.

The data was presented at the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections in Seattle.

It says the fall is largely down to HIV positive people being on medication and becoming undetectable, and a rise in HIV positive high-risk groups taking PrEP medication to prevent acquiring the virus (which was approved for use in 2012).

You can check this out here.

Cage James
by Ryan Field

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