New genetic links to same-sex sexuality found in huge study

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CHICAGO (AP) | The largest study of its kind found new evidence that genes contribute to same-sex sexual behavior, but it echoes research that says there are no specific genes that make people gay.

The genome-wide research on DNA from nearly half a million U.S. and U.K. adults identified five genetic variants not previously linked with gay or lesbian sexuality.

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Grad student accused of faking gay marriage study

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New York – A Columbia University Student was accused of faking a gay marriage study on May 20 after it appeared in a top research journal.

Michael LaCour, a grad student of Columbia University, began the study with researcher Donald Green, the co-author of the project.

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Vienna hosts Europe’s biggest AIDS research charity event

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VIENNA (AP) – Vienna’s central City Hall Square was transformed May 16 into a mythical world of pagan rites and fantastic spectacle as the city hosted its biggest annual party of the year.

The occasion, Europe’s biggest charity event, was serious: raising money for AIDS and HIV research. But as in previous years, the 23rd Life Ball was also a free-for all gala with an emphasis on diversity.

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Gay men more likely to develop skin cancer, study says

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According to an American Academy of Dermatology study, gay as well as bisexual men are twice as likely to develop skin cancer than straight men.

The study proposes that the doubled statistic is due to the fact that the high-risk group is more likely to partake in artificial tanning. This correlation, however, is not certain.

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Study says pills before and after sex can help prevent HIV among gay men

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SEATTLE (AP) — For the first time, a study shows that a drug used to treat HIV infection also can help prevent it when taken before and after risky sex by gay men.

The results offer hope of a more appealing way to help prevent the disease beyond taking daily pills and using condoms, although those methods are still considered best.

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Scientists say older brothers make men more likely to be gay

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Did your big brother make you gay?

Men who have older male siblings are more likely to be gay, researchers at Brock University in Ontario have found, and it has nothing to do with being treated like the baby in the family.

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Two Florida Congressmen demand accountability in research on gay blood ban

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Two Florida Democratic Congressmen have signed on to a letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius demanding accountability for research into the ban on blood donations by gay men.

Representatives Ted Deutch of Boca Raton and Alcee L. Hastings of Fort Lauderdale joined 82 other U.S. Senators and House members in signing the letter, which expresses concern with the timeline of the work.

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