News tagged with gay
The latest bad news in the hunt for an AIDS vaccine: The government halted a large U.S. study on Thursday, saying the experimental shots are not preventing HIV infection.
HIV & AIDS Apr 25, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
(Medical Xpress)—A person's style of speech—not just the pitch of his or her voice—may help determine whether the listener perceives the speaker to be male or female, according to a University of Colorado Boulder researcher ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Jan 04, 2013 | 3.4 / 5 (8) | 6 |
Although depression and prejudice traditionally fall into different areas of study and treatment, a new article suggests that many cases of depression may be caused by prejudice from the self or from another person. In an ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Sep 18, 2012 | 5 / 5 (4) | 0 |
After seeing faces for less than a blink of an eye, college students have accuracy greater than mere chance in judging others' sexual orientation. Their "gaydar" persisted even when they saw the photos upside-down, and gay ...
Psychology & Psychiatry May 16, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
(Medical Xpress) -- A new analysis of hundreds of existing research studies shows that lesbians, gays and bisexuals experience high rates of victimization.
Psychology & Psychiatry May 07, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
When we try to put ourselves in someone else's shoes, we usually go all the way, assuming that they feel the same way we do. But a new study published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Scienc ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Apr 02, 2012 | 5 / 5 (3) | 1 |
Gay college students may be at increased risk for drinking problems because of how they, their peers are treated
(Medical Xpress) -- Gay, lesbian, and bisexual college students who experience subtle discrimination are at increased risk of having a problem with alcohol compared to heterosexual students, a new University of Michigan study ...
Addiction Apr 02, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Sexual orientation and 'gender conformity' in women are both genetic traits, according to new research from Queen Mary, University of London.
Psychology & Psychiatry Jul 07, 2011 | 5 / 5 (7) | 10 |
Gay men have a higher prevalence of cancer compared with heterosexual men, and lesbian and bisexual female cancer survivors report lower levels of health than heterosexual female cancer survivors. Those are the conclusions ...
Cancer May 09, 2011 | 4 / 5 (2) | 3 |
Although knowing an actor is gay significantly affected ratings of his masculinity, there was no significant effect on ratings of his acting performance, researchers say.
Psychology & Psychiatry May 13, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
The majority of gay men in relationships say they establish a "sexual agreement" with their partner, primarily to prevent the spread of HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases, according to a University of Michigan study.
HIV & AIDS Mar 26, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Same-sex couples that live together report worse health than people of the same socioeconomic status who are in heterosexual marriages, according to a national study that could have implications for the gay ...
Health Feb 27, 2013 | 1 / 5 (1) | 0
As baby Lili celebrates her first birthday in Australia, far away in India her surrogate mother recalls the day the child was born—and on whom she never laid eyes.
Health Feb 25, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Why do straight women and gay men form close relationships with one another? A new psychology study from The University of Texas at Austin suggests the glue that cements these unique relationships is honest, unbiased relationship ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Feb 20, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
(HealthDay)—Many gay and bisexual teenagers are bullied in school, but the problem does ease substantially as they get older, a new study out of England suggests.
Pediatrics Feb 04, 2013 | 1.3 / 5 (3) | 5
The term gay (ɡeɪ) was originally used, until well into the mid-20th century, primarily to refer to feelings of being "carefree", "happy", or "bright and showy"; it had also come to acquire some connotations of "immorality" as early as 1637.
The term later began to be used in reference to homosexuality, in particular, from the early 20th century, a usage that may have dated prior to the 19th century. In modern English, gay has come to be used as an adjective, and occasionally as a noun, that refers to the people, practices, and culture associated with homosexuality. By the end of the 20th century the word gay was recommended by major style guides to describe people attracted to members of the same sex. At about the same time, a new, pejorative use was visible in some parts of the world. In the UK, U.S., and Australia, this connotation, among younger generations of speakers, has a derisive meaning equivalent to rubbish or stupid (as in "That's so gay."). In this use the word does not mean "homosexual", so that it can be used, for example, of an inanimate object or abstract concept of which one disapproves, but the extent to which it still retains connotations of homosexuality has been debated.
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