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San Francisco to provide free Transgender Surgery

 

San Francisco continues to lead the U.S. in strange firsts.  They are about to become the first city to cover costs of genger reassignment surgery.

This program would be for San Francisco residents who are uninsured.

On Tuesday, the cities’ Health Commission voted for the program which was announced last Thursday.

The program would cover mastectomies, genital reconstruction and other related surgery.

According to Barbara Garcia, the local Public Health Director, the program would not be running until later next year.

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Anti ‘Gay Conversion Therapy’ Backers Seek More Regions

Gay rights advocates in San Francisco are regrouping to broaden their fight.  They seek to ban therapy, focused on converting teens with feelings of gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender issues to straight feelings, into other regions and States.

California is the first State in the nation to sign this kind of bill into law.  California Governor Jerry Brown has labelled this kind of therapy as “quackery” with “no basis in science or medicine”.

Currently this ban applies only to therapists who are licensed and not to ministers or other lay people.

Some Christian legal groups are planning on fighting this in federal court.

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California outlaws gay-to-straight therapies

California Governor Jerry Brown has signed into law a ban on gay-to-straight therapy which focuses on minors.

This therapy is also called “conversion therapy” which seeks to change a person’s feelings away from an LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) orientation.

The American Psychiatric Association says that these types of therapies do more harm than good and cite their research showing those who have been subjected to it have an increased risk of suicide, anxiety, depression and other self-destructive type behaviors.

In signing the law Governor Brown stated “This bill bans nonscientific ‘therapies’ that have driven young people to depression and suicide,”.

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NY Newsmagazine on gay, lesbian issues shutting down

New York, NY.  “In The Life”, a public television news magazine that focuses on issues regarding LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) content will be closing this December.

“In The Life” claims that they are the only national television program focusing on the “gay experience”.  They have been nominated for an Emmy (twice), a Webby, the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Ribbon of Hope, the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association 2011 Excellence in HIV/AIDS Coverage, the 2006 Seigenthaler Award for excellence in network television and a GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding TV Journalism-Newsmagazine.

According to the interim director Ellen Carton, funding is partly to blame for the closing down of the network.

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Possible motives of accused D.C shooter identified

Floyd Lee Corkins II of Herndon Virginia, has been charged with federal firearms violations and assault with intent to kill.

Last Wednesday, Corkins entered the Washington DC downtown office of the Family Research Council, pulled out a 9-mm gun from his backpack and started shooting.

According to the FBI, Corkins’ stated “I don’t like your politics,” prior to the shooting.  After being wrestled to the ground by a security guard, Corkin also said “… it was not about you, it was what this place stands for”, Fox News reported.

Despite Corkin’s apparent attempts to wreak wider havoc, he was unable to get past security at the Conservative nonprofit organization.

The Family Research Council’s website indicates they seek to advance “faith, family and freedom in public policy and public opinion”.  They oppose gay marriage and abortion, have lobbied federally on behalf of these issues and have supported Chick-fil-A’s president Dan Cathy and his recent remarks on the gay marriage issue.

Corkins is a volunteer with the DC center for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Community.  He also was carrying sandwiches from Chick-fil-A in addition to 50 rounds of ammunition.

See Accused gunman ripped Family Research Council policies before opening fire, sources say | Fox News.

SF-LGBT Activists Shutting Down Government & Business: Keep Closed Gay Bar, Gay

SAN FRANCISCO – This last Monday, LGBT (Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender) activists prevented the San Francisco Supervisors Committee from continuing business.  That business was to approve a permit for another business to replace a business that shut down 3 months ago.

The problem, the new business is not gay.

The old business, the Eagle Tavern.  The Eagle Tavern has been a hub of sorts for the Folsom Street Fair and its openly displayed sensuality.  Many politicians hoping to win the gay vote have also made the Eagle Tavern an obligatory stop.

Openly homosexual Supervisors Scott Wiener and David Campos added their agreement.

See LGBT Activists Demand Preservation For Vacant Eagle Tavern In SF « CBS San Francisco.

Can Google get foreign countries to embrace gay rights?

Google, of Mountain View, California is on a worldwide campaign to “change the hearts and minds” in support of gay rights.

Google calls it “Legalize Love” and they announced it at a Global Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender (LGBT) Workplace Summit recently in London.  Anna Peirana who is from 429 Magazine, first reported this mission.  She describes it as an effort to legalize gay marriage.  Google expands this and states their mission is broader and is meant to include every country in its operations.  Mark Palmer-Edgecumbe states “It is obviously a very ambitious piece of work”.

For further teaching on corporate missions see prophet.tv.

See this link for the source article. Can Google get foreign countries to embrace gay rights? – The Week.