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Homosexuality is Like Being a Dairy Farmer

This gay man had the coolest dad when he was growing up in the 1950s. In celebration of National Coming Out Week, Upworthy animated his story of his father teaching him to be comfortable with himself at an early age. His attitude is pretty amazing for the time period. He compares homosexuality to being a dairy farmer, but in, like, a positive and accepting way.

Source: A gay man got great advice from his dad when he was a teenager in the fifties. | Dads | Someecards

Study Says Sleeping With Your Friend Won’t Ruin The Friendship

… Dr. Damon Jackson … conducted research on the behavior of gay male friends with surprising results. According to Jackson, your friendship has a fighting chance, but it’s up to you to make it work.

Source: Study Says Sleeping With Your Friend Won’t Ruin The Friendship | The Aazah Post

Interesting PrEP Stats

Interesting stats to go along with my previous rants comments about the tendencies of some who think this is a license to throw caution to the wind.

At six months after initiation, 30 percent of PrEP users had been diagnosed with at least one sexually transmitted infection, or STI. At 12 months, 50 percent of PrEP users had been diagnosed with any STI,” the insurance company said in a statement.

Source: Men Who Took Daily Pill Stayed HIV-Free, Kaiser Permanente Says – NBC News

Texas Man Proposes To Boyfriend In Church That Bans Gay Marriage—And Gets Standing Ovation 

I think the key thing to note is that while their denomination didn’t recognize marriage equality, it’s apparent that didn’t stop many in this congregation for believing otherwise.  It’s taking a while for many to realize that faith, even Christianity, and equality aren’t mutually exclusive.  Though I wonder how many cycles of this we have to go through before it doesn’t even have to be a question anymore.

A Texas man surprised his boyfriend when he got down on one knee and proposed at their church in front of the whole congregation—even though their faith doesn’t recognize marriage equality.

Source: Texas Man Proposes To Boyfriend In Church That Bans Gay Marriage—And Gets Standing Ovation | NewNowNext

Kentucky high school removes gay basketball player from yearbook page – Outsports

What the…?

Betsy Layne High School in rural Kentucky this year had a two-page yearbook spread that featured all of the seniors on the boys basketball team. Except, one senior was left out of the tribute: Dalton Maldonado, the team’s starting point guard who came out publicly as gay a couple months ago.

Source: Kentucky high school removes gay basketball player from yearbook page – Outsports