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Post by Guest on Tue Apr 29, 2014 3:00 pm

What this 80-year-old did to show support for his gay grandson is pretty cool FrankOrvino


Some gay people worry about coming out to their grandparents, but this 80-year-old showed his grandson that there was nothing to worry about.

In a show of support for his gay grandson, Frank Orvino took to a Chicago tattoo parlour, got an equality tattoo.

The equals sign tattoo matches that of his grandson Joe Skwarek, who came out to his grandfather first.

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Mr Orvino has also attended Chicago Pride every year since Joe came out.

He even uploaded a video of the process to YouTube. It is available to watch below.




http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2014/04/29/what-this-80-year-old-did-to-show-support-for-his-gay-grandson-is-pretty-cool/

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Post by FluffyBunny on Tue Apr 29, 2014 5:51 pm

Aww that's a lovely article!  flower 

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Post by Guest on Tue Apr 29, 2014 6:08 pm

FluffyBunny wrote:Aww that's a lovely article!  flower 

Isn't it just!  ::D:: 

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Post by FluffyBunny on Tue Apr 29, 2014 6:22 pm

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FluffyBunny wrote:Aww that's a lovely article!  flower 

Isn't it just!  ::D:: 

I have to be honest that someone's grandfather being that accepting is quite a step forward.

When I think of my grandfather (who has now passed away) and how he would have reacted had I or my sibling had admitted we were gay..I think he would have been very disaproving at best and may have been horrified at worst.

It shows times they are a changing  Smile 

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Post by Guest on Tue Apr 29, 2014 7:19 pm

Are same-sex marriages different from heterosexual marriages?

Like heterosexuals, many lesbian, gay and bisexual people want to form stable, long-lasting relationships and many of them do. In fact, researchers have found that the majority of lesbian, and gay, adults are in committed relationships and many couples have been together 10 or more years.

Scientists have found that the psychological and social aspects of committed relationships between same-sex partners largely resemble those of heterosexual partnerships. Like heterosexual couples, same-sex couples form deep emotional attachments and commitments. Same-sex and heterosexual couples alike face similar issues concerning intimacy, love, loyalty and stability, and they go through similar processes to address those issues. Empirical research also shows that lesbian and gay couples have levels of relationship satisfaction similar to or higher than those of heterosexual couples.

How do laws that limit marriage to heterosexuals affect gay and lesbian people?

Being denied the right to marry reinforces the stigma associated with a minority sexual identity. Researchers have found that living in a state where same-sex marriage is outlawed can lead to chronic social stress and mental health problems. Psychologists are particularly concerned that such stigma may undermine the healthy development of adolescents and young adults.

The families and friends of lesbian and gay couples who are denied marriage rights may also experience negative physical and mental health consequences similar to those experienced by their loved ones.

Do same-sex couples make fit parents?

The vast majority of scientific studies that have directly compared lesbian and gay parents with heterosexual parents have consistently shown that the same-sex couples are as fit and capable parents as heterosexual couples, and that their children are just as psychologically healthy and well adjusted. For instance, one recent study (PDF, 169KB) found that children of same-sex couples do just as well in school as children of heterosexual couples, and these children are equally popular among their peers.

Why is marriage so important?

Marriage bestows economic and social support to couples in committed relationships, which can result in substantial health benefits. Researchers have found that married men and women generally experience better physical and mental health than comparable cohabiting couples. Additionally, same-sex couples in legal unions are more likely to remain in a committed relationship than those denied marriage rights.


Taken together, the research shows that there's no scientific basis for denying marriage rights to same-sex couples, and doing so can adversely affect them as well as their family and friends.

This fact sheet is based on APA's amicus brief in the case of Hollingsworth v. Perry and APA's


http://www.apa.org/topics/divorce/same-sex-marriage.aspx

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Post by Raggamuffin on Tue Apr 29, 2014 7:28 pm

I don't like tattoos.

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Post by FluffyBunny on Tue Apr 29, 2014 9:34 pm

BigAndy9 wrote:Are same-sex marriages different from heterosexual marriages?

Like heterosexuals, many lesbian, gay and bisexual people want to form stable, long-lasting relationships and many of them do. In fact, researchers have found that the majority of lesbian, and gay, adults are in committed relationships and many couples have been together 10 or more years.

Scientists have found that the psychological and social aspects of committed relationships between same-sex partners largely resemble those of heterosexual partnerships. Like heterosexual couples, same-sex couples form deep emotional attachments and commitments. Same-sex and heterosexual couples alike face similar issues concerning intimacy, love, loyalty and stability, and they go through similar processes to address those issues. Empirical research also shows that lesbian and gay couples have levels of relationship satisfaction similar to or higher than those of heterosexual couples.  

How do laws that limit marriage to heterosexuals affect gay and lesbian people?

Being denied the right to marry reinforces the stigma associated with a minority sexual identity. Researchers have found that living in a state where same-sex marriage is outlawed can lead to chronic social stress and mental health problems. Psychologists are particularly concerned that such stigma may undermine the healthy development of adolescents and young adults.

The families and friends of lesbian and gay couples who are denied marriage rights may also experience negative physical and mental health consequences similar to those experienced by their loved ones.

Do same-sex couples make fit parents?

The vast majority of scientific studies that have directly compared lesbian and gay parents with heterosexual parents have consistently shown that the same-sex couples are as fit and capable parents as heterosexual couples, and that their children are just as psychologically healthy and well adjusted. For instance, one recent study (PDF, 169KB) found that children of same-sex couples do just as well in school as children of heterosexual couples, and these children are equally popular among their peers.

Why is marriage so important?

Marriage bestows economic and social support to couples in committed relationships, which can result in substantial health benefits. Researchers have found that married men and women generally experience better physical and mental health than comparable cohabiting couples. Additionally, same-sex couples in legal unions are more likely to remain in a committed relationship than those denied marriage rights.


Taken together, the research shows that there's no scientific basis for denying marriage rights to same-sex couples, and doing so can adversely affect them as well as their family and friends.

This fact sheet is based on APA's amicus brief in the case of Hollingsworth v. Perry and APA's


http://www.apa.org/topics/divorce/same-sex-marriage.aspx

I agree with all this ...aren't we supposed to argue? sunny 

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Post by veya_victaous on Wed Apr 30, 2014 1:23 am

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I dont get the Bus Pass post  confused 

And I seems you are not a RW robot after all  Suspect 

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