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[Video] Lesbian parents address anti-gay Mich. mayor Janice Daniels

Lesbian couple addresses anti-gay Michigan mayor

This past June, when Facebook asked Troy, Mich., resident Janice Daniels "What's on your mind?" she answered with the kind of venom we're all used to seeing from irresponsible right-wing nut bags:

"I think I am going to throw away my I Love New York carrying bag now that queers can get married there."

It took a while, but the post eventually made headlines after Daniels was elected mayor of Troy and even got the attention of our cartoonist, Mike Ritter. See his 'toon here.

Daniels apologized, but affirmed that she believed marriage is between one man and one woman. You know, because no one can take away her right to be bigoted.

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Television’s new ‘Supernanny’ visits gay family

Lesbian couple of Super Nanny

It's no secret, at least among my closest friends, that I like really horrible television.

I'll dish about how soulless "American Idol" and "X Factor" are. I can't watch "Glee" because the auto-tune makes my ears bleed. I'll never sit down for an episode of "Dancing with the Stars" or "The Bachelor." But a "Dance Moms" re-run? "Bad Girls Club" marathon? Definitely.

Every so often, one of my favorite horrific guilty pleasures yields something remarkable — something worth watching.

One of my all-time favorites is "Supernanny." You might be familiar with English nanny Jo Frost and her infamously successful naughty chair, but the show has now been reincarnated as "America's Supernanny" with new nanny Deborah Tillman.

She's very sassy.

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Speaking Out: Readers react to LGBT jobs bill

Editor’s note: These comments on Georgia Voice articles were submitted via our website and Facebook page. Want to weigh in? Follow us there or submit comments on our website.

Gay public sex gives bigots ammo to use against us

Re: “Lesbians having sex in Columbus State library are arrested” (April 8, 2011)

"A library is likely the emptiest place anyone could go to get it on short of a hotel room."

"Why is this the type of story that always comes out of Columbus? How many stories of LGBT interest will WRBL actually run that don’t reinforce negative stereotypes held by many in my conservative hometown?"

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Health & Fitness: Top 10 health concerns you should discuss with your doctor

GAY MEN

HIV/AIDS, Safe Sex That men who have sex with men are at an increased risk of HIV infection is well known, but the effectiveness of safe sex in reducing the rate of HIV infection is one of the gay community’s great success stories. However, the last few years have seen the return of many unsafe sex practices. While effective HIV treatments may be on the horizon, there is no substitute for preventing infection. Safe sex is proven to reduce the risk of receiving or transmitting HIV. All health care professionals should be aware of how to counsel and support maintenance of safe sex practices.

Substance Use Gay men use substances at a higher rate than the general population, and not just in larger communities such as New York, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. These include a number of substances ranging from amyl nitrate (“poppers”), to marijuana, Ecstasy, and amphetamines. The long-term effects of many of these substances are unknown; however current wisdom suggests potentially serious consequences as we age.