Facebook adds FIFTY new options for users to describe their gender
Facebook has completely revamped its gender settings to allow for options other than just male or female.
The feature is designed to help transgender users of the site, and now has 50 options, including ‘cisgender,’ ‘transgender’ and ‘intersex’.
The site has also updated its setting to allow users to select a neutral pronoun referring to them as they, their or them.
Source: The Daily Mail
Transgender Issues Follow Path Blazed By Gay Rights
It may have been “the gayest year ever,” as some gay and lesbian activists put it — 2013 saw the Defense of Marriage Act struck down by the Supreme Court and the number of states offering marriage rights to same-sex couples doubled, to a total of 18.
But as 2014 begins, another issue is gaining traction: transgender rights.
Source: Yahoo News
Exercise Cuts Stroke Risk From Hormone Therapy
Exercise may moderately shave off some of the increased risk of hormone therapy, researchers found.
Source: MedPage Today
Lee, Cruz seek to protect states’ rights on gay marriage
Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Tex., has introduced a measure that would protect states like Utah that want to define marriage as between one woman and one man from any federal efforts to recognize gay marriage.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune
Comcast, Time Warner agree to merge in $45 billion deal
Comcast said Thursday it has agreed to buy Time Warner Cable for $45.2 billion in stock, a deal that would combine the two largest cable providers in the country.
Source: Washington Post