Welcome To The New Age Of Virtual Flirting!
Nowadays, there are a lot of apps that you can use in the dating game, the challenge is to find the one that suits you best. There are even new apps designed for users who don't want to mask their sexual desires under the excuse of ‘dating'- they cut right down to the chase. We compiled a list of the most popular applications to find free love but remember: if you have a date, always carry and use protection. Welcome to the new era of virtual flirting!Tinder. Just import a photo from your Facebook profile and wait for someone to 'like' you. If you're interested, hit 'like' too and start chatting. If you like each other, make an appointment.
Grindr. The gay -and predecessor- version of the Tinder application. You can find out other people's locations, share photos and chat with people who are interested in you.OkCupid. It's a simple app that lets you browse through different profiles, chat with other users to see if you feel connected with the other person and to make appointments.POF (Plenty Of Fish): First of all you have to complete a registration form which takes time, it's a personality test with questions about your age, your personal interests... The application connects people with similar interests and has more than 50 million people users.Social Flirt. After filling in a compatibility test, this app allows you to find people that you may like and that are living relatively close to you. Registration requests much data, it will take some time but the more you offer, the more chances of success you will get.Meetic. You can meet singles, people with similar interests and browse in invisible mode to view other people's profiles without letting people know. It offers options such as geo-location, chat and find people near your location, plus you get to know in real time if anyone is interested in you.Badoo. With this app you can see the people that go to the same stores as you do, as well as pubs, restaurants, etc. You can find people that have similar interests as you to get a successful date.MiuMeet. The system is easy. You only have to import photos from Facebook and the app has a filter to refine the interests between you and the other person, for a date without a failure -in theory at least.
StreetMatching. If you see someone in the street that you like and this person has the application, this app allows you to geographically locate this person. With one click, the application detects the location and time that the meeting has happened, so that the user only needs to accept data and your love at first sight will be registered to facilitate a next meeting.eHarmony. This is considered one of the most discrete apps. After filling in a questionnaire registration, this app joins people based on their interests, preferences and even their beliefs.
Qrushr. An app exclusively for women who want to meet other ladies. This app has chat, a news section and you can see the profiles of girls that are around your area.Brenda (the lesbian version) and Bender (the gay version) are only for people over 18 years. These apps offer the opportunity to meet members near to your area, you can see the public profiles organized according to the distance, send messages and share pictures and location.Ashley Madison. This app is created to facilitate the possibility to commit an infidelity for married people or people in a relationship. It is designed for mobile phones to avoid being caught by your partner.
Love Park. One of the simplest. You don't have to register by email, only download the app and start the virtual 'flirting'.
Breakupnotifier. This Facebook application analyzes the state of profiles of those people who you like and when it detects a change in their relationship status, it warns by email if the girl or guy you like has become single or divorced again.
Meet Me. This app connects you with people who are around your area. On the street, in a park, in a bar ... It has a chat where people are commenting on what they are doing at that moment. It also includes a section to find out who of them are interested in you and a section of questions and answers to break the ice easily.Twine. This app connects to your Facebook account to know your interests and find people around your area and with similar interests to yours. You will not see the face of the other person until he or she decides they like you too and want to learn more.If you don't want to have tedious and endless conversations and you are looking for something more direct, then you need Mixxxer, an app that indicates if there's someone near you looking to have a good time, send and share explicit photos -but don't worry: there's an option to pixelate your private parts. Mixxxer is intended for heterosexuals, bisexuals and couples, but if you are looking for a threesome, there is another app that is dedicated exclusively to that: 3nder. This app shows potential bedfellows by physical proximity and allows singles or couples to search to their heart's content.Source: Virtual Flirting
Warga Tolak Salatkan Jenazah Waria PSK yang Dibunuh di Australia
BANDAR LAMPUNG, TRIBUN-TIMUR.COM - Jenazah Febri Andriansyah atau Mayang Prasetyo, waria PSK warga negara Indonesia yang menjadi korban pembunuhan di Brisbane, Australia, beberapa waktu lalu, akan tiba di kampung halamannya di Bandar Lampung dalam beberapa hari mendatang.Namun, ibunda Mayang, Nining Sukarni, mengaku bingung karena warga setempat menolak mensalatkan jasad Mayang. Kebingungan Nining ditumpahkan saat dia menyampaikan keterangan pers di Kantor Lembaga Bantuan Hukum (LBH) Bandar Lampung, Rabu (15/10/2014)."Beberapa hari lalu, RT setempat datang ke rumah. Mereka katakan kepada saya, masjid sekitar rumah enggan menyolatkan anak saya. Saya sendiri tidak tahu alasannya," ujar Nining.Wahrul Fauzi Silalahi dari LBH Bandar Lampung menegaskan, negara harus adil memperlakukan hak dan kewajiban semua warganya. "Kami mengecam aparat pemerintah dan membatasi peribadatan seseorang, apalagi Mayang adalah korban pembunuhan," ujar Fauzi Silalahi, yang selama ini mendampingi keluarga Mayang.Wahrul mengatakan, pilihan hidup Mayang bukan berorientasi pada kejahatan, melainkan lebih ke orientasi seksual. Mayang, menurut teman-teman komunitasnya, tidak memiliki catatan kriminal.Sebelumnya diberitakan, WNI asal Lampung ini tewas mengenaskan di sebuah apartemen di Brisbane, Australia. Jasad Mayang ditemukan dalam keadaan terpotong-potong, dibuang di kotak sampah, dan sebagian dimasak di atas kompor.Pelaku pembunuhan tak lain adalah suami Mayang, Marcus Volker, yang disebut-sebut sebagai pekerja seks laki-laki, dan juga mengaku-ngaku bekerja sebagai chef di sebuah kapal pesiar.(*)Source: Mayang Prasetyo
Catholic synod: Vatican family review signals shift on homosexuality
Senior clerics taking part in a review of Catholic teachings on the family have called on the Church to adopt a more positive stance on homosexuality.A preliminary report written by bishops during a Vatican synod said homosexuals had "gifts and qualities to offer".The report does not challenge the Church's long-held opposition to same-sex marriage, but some gay rights groups hailed it as a breakthrough.Conservative groups rejected the report, one labelling it a "betrayal".More than 200 bishops have been taking part in the synod since 5 October. It was convened by Pope Francis to debate controversial issues such as abortion, contraception, homosexuality and divorce.Monday's report, issued half-way through the two-week meeting, said: "Homosexuals have gifts and qualities to offer to the Christian community."Are we capable of welcoming these people, guaranteeing to them a fraternal space in our communities?"Analysis: David Willey, BBC News, RomePope Francis' emphasis on concentrating upon positive rather than negative aspects of human sexuality seems to have won over many bishops attending the synod.His predecessor Pope Benedict referred to homosexual relationships as "intrinsically disordered" in a Vatican document written in 1986 - when Benedict was chief theological adviser to Pope John Paul II.Pope Francis on the other hand told journalists returning from a Catholic Youth Festival in Rio de Janeiro last year: "If a person seeks God and has goodwill, then who am I to judge?"Pope Francis is the first pontiff ever to have used the word "gay" in public rather than refer to "homosexuals".
Hermaphrodite snail named after marriage equality
A new species of hermaphrodite land snail found in Taiwan has been named in support of marriage equality.Biologists christened the species Aegista diversifamilia, referring to a diversity of family types, because it "represents the diversity of sex orientation in the animal kingdom".The snail is widespread throughout eastern Taiwan, but was previously mistaken for a closely related species.Its discovery is reported in the journal ZooKeys."When we were preparing the manuscript, it was a period when Taiwan and many other countries and states were struggling for the recognition of same-sex marriage rights," said Dr Yen-Chang Lee, who first suggested the snail might entail its own species."It reminded us that Pulmonata land snails are hermaphrodite animals, which means they have both male and female reproductive organs in a single individual."We decided that maybe this is a good occasion to name the snail to remember the struggle for the recognition of same-sex marriage rights."Dr Lee, from Academia Sinica in Taipei, noticed in 2003 that land snails of the established species Aegista subchinensis seemed to be markedly different on the eastern side of Taiwan's Central Mountain Range.Together with researchers from the National Taiwan Normal University, Dr Lee then conducted a detailed study of the shape of the animals as well as molecular markers.The new diversifamilia species, from the east of the mountains, has a larger, flatter shell and is in fact more closely related to a land snail from Ishigaki Island in Japan.Source: Snail
Save this 10-year-old girl from an “honour” killing
At just ten years old, Brishna is the survivor of a brutal rape.Although a local mullah has been charged and awaits trial, powerful groups in the community want to kill Brishna for "bringing shame" on her family.We need to act fast: death threats are pouring in – even from relatives and religious leaders.Demand Afghan authorities protect Brishna against the threat of an "honour" killing.After she was released from hospital, Brishna was taken to a shelter run by Women for Afghan Women for protection.Despite male relatives threatening to "kill her and dump her in the river" local police removed Brishna from the shelter and returned her to her family.Call on police to protect Brishna and staff at the shelter, and investigate the threats against them.Honour killings are an ongoing problem in Afghanistan. Shockingly, Afghanistan’s Penal Code recommends reduced sentences in murder cases when honour is the motivation. When a murderer is convicted for an honour killing, they receive no more than two years jail.
Ask the new Afghan President to stand up for the rights of women and girls and condemn honour killings.Source: "honour" killing
Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon wants same-sex marriage in Korea as first in Asia
A gay pride parade in Seoul, South Korea, last summer was blocked by hundreds of Christian protesters laying in the street. Nearly one-third of South Korea's population belongs to a Christian church that says it's a sin to be gay.Yet more than 10,000 people showed up for the "Love Conquers Hate"-themed parade, sponsored in part by Google Korea.It was a flashpoint for two conflicting forces in the city of 10 million -- traditionalists versus new tech and the societal change it represents. Both sides pressured city officials as the parade's permit was approved, rescinded and then reissued.The parade also tested the political resilience of Seoul's liberal mayor, Park Won-soon. It was election season and Park faced a conservative challenger who used homophobic rhetoric to criticize Park for allowing an anti-homophobia campaign to appear on city buses and billboards.Park won re-election and is now considered a top contender for president in 2017. His staff invited me to interview him when he recently visited San Francisco to meet with tech leaders and seek venture capital investments for Seoul startups.Park, who started his career as a human-rights lawyer, immediately asked about my background at the American Civil Liberties Union. I told him I worked on social-justice issues ranging from LGBT rights to immigration.His interest in the ACLU made me curious how far he was willing to lead on human rights for LGBT South Koreans as the possible next president of the country."I personally agree with the rights of homosexuals," Park said. "But the Protestant churches are very powerful in Korea. It isn't easy for politicians. It's in the hands of activists to expand the universal concept of human rights to include homosexuals. Once they persuade the people, the politicians will follow. It's in process now."I asked him if Taiwan might be the first Asian country to allow same-sex marriage since the Taiwanese legislature is considering a bill to legalize it."I hope Korea will be the first," Park said. "Many homosexual couples in Korea are already together. They are not legally accepted yet, but I believe the Korean Constitution allows it. We are guaranteed the right to the pursuit of happiness. Of course, there may be different interpretations to what that pursuit means."I told Park his remarks reminded me of an ACLU conundrum: How to protect the constitutional rights of people who have opposing beliefs. Letting a same-sex couple marry while allowing a religion to call it sinful is the hallmark of a truly free society. But what about the rights of a group that nearly everyone considers unpopular?South Korea still prosecutes and jails Jehovah's Witnesses who refuse compulsory military service, which goes against international consensus on the rights of conscientious objectors. Park wants to change that."Alternative civilian service for Jehovah's Witnesses would be acceptable," he said.I was impressed at how far and consistently Park was willing to defend human rights in a part of the world not known for it. At 58, he remains connected to his experience as a freshman at Seoul National University when he was expelled after being arrested at a pro-democracy rally.Park also looks to solve new urban challenges in housing, transportation and sustainability. He said he came to San Francisco to get tech industry support for his "creative economy" and "sharing city" initiatives in a city, like his, that simultaneously embraces and protests change."Seoul has many conflicts, struggles and demonstrations. Innovation brings resistance from interest groups who think they are damaged and losing benefits," Park said. "Sometimes even my old friends are against me. But it's important to face your opposition and hear them out. It's in that process of discussion where you can find solutions and help people understand why the change is good."Source: Seoul
Pioneering Gay Journalist Joseph Nicholson Dead at 71
Joseph Nicholson, often cited as the first openly gay reporter at a big-city daily, covered high-profile court cases, international affairs, and gay and AIDS issues.
Former New York Post reporter Joseph Nicholson, often cited as the first openly gay reporter at a big-city daily, died Wednesday at age 71.Nicholson, who worked for thePost from 1971 to 1993, began coming out to colleagues in the late 1970s and by 1980 was out to all his major editors, noted a 1990 American Society of Newspaper Editors report on gay people in journalism. He recognized the importance of coming out because of the increasingly antigay editorial stance at the Post after its purchase by Rupert Murdoch in 1976.In 1980, after a gunman fired shots into a New York gay bar, killing two people and wounding several others, Nicholson offered his Post editors a story about his “reaction as a gay person,” according to theColumbia Journalism Review. The Post did not publish the piece, but the New York Native, a now-defunct gay weekly, ran an expanded version of it, according to Nicholson’s family. Another version later ran in CJR.Nonetheless, his career thrived at the Post. “Rupert Murdoch’s Aussie and Brit editors arrived accepting stereotypes they had heard about homosexuals, and so I thought they should get to know an actual gay man who had been a standout player in high school football, a college rugby player, and a Navy officer, things I don’t think any of them had been,” Nicholson once wrote. “I have to say they responded magnificently and gave me some of their best assignments, and I had a lot of fun.”Nicholson covered several high-profile trials — of Jean Harris for the murder of “Scarsdale Diet” doctor Herman Tarnower; of Claus von Bulow for the attempted murder of his wife, Sunny; of William Kennedy Smith for rape; and a civil proceeding involving Woody Allen and Mia Farrow. He also interviewed world leaders such as Cuba’s Fidel Castro and Israel’s Ariel Sharon, and for several years was medicine and science editor.He covered gay issues as well. “In 1993, during the height of debate on gays in the military, he wrote a first-person account on his experiences as closeted Navy officer when he served in the mid-1960s,” thePost notes in his obituary. Long before that, in 1971, one of the first stories he proposed and wrote for the Post was on antigay job discrimination and efforts to get the City Council to pass an antidiscrimination ordinance — which it finally did in 1986. His reporting on gay and AIDS issues brought the Post a GLAAD award in 1992. The advocacy organization had been founded partly in response to the paper’s earlier derogatory coverage of gay people and their concerns.Nicholson also worked for the Associated Press, the New York Daily News, and Editor & Publisher,and freelanced for numerous publications. He wrote two books, Inside Cuba and A Woman Obsessed: The Murder Trial of Jean Harris.Survivors include his husband, Sherwin T. Nicholson, and a sister, Katherine Nicholson Pendergast. The funeral will be held today at 9:30 a.m. at New York’s Church of the Holy Apostles, where he and his husband were married last year.Source: Pioneering Gay Journalist
Study Puts 'Beginning of HIV/AIDS' in 1920s Africa, Dispels Myths
A landmark new study finds that HIV actually emerged in Congo in the 1920s. Check out three debunked HIV-origin theories of the past.
Researchers at Oxford University and Belgium's University of Leuven say they have unraveled the mystery of precisely when, where, and to some extent, how the HIV virus emerged as the definitive pandemic of the last half of the 20th century, according to a report by Reuters.
Professor Oliver Pybus of Oxford's Zoology Department co-led the study, which took a comprehensive look at existing data from mulitple studies. The new analysis arrives at 1920s central Africa in what was then the Belgian Congo and is now the Democratic Republic of Congo. In fact, Pybus told Reuters that use of "the latest phylogeographic techniques" means researchers have "a high degree of certainty" that HIV/AIDS first emerged in the DRC capital of Kinsasha.It has long been understood by scientists that the two major forms of HIV (HIV-1 and HIV-2) made interspecies jumps from primates at least five times to create the eight major strains of the virus that plague humanity today. According the UNAIDS, more than 75 million people have been infected with HIV, while 1.5 million died of AIDS last year alone.But it was a major colonial-era expansion of railways executed by the Belgians in the 1920s in central Africa along with simultaneous changes in the behaviors of sex workers that converted occurrences of HIV from isolated incidents to an epidemic and ultimately to a global pandemic, according to researchers involved in the international study.Nuno Faria, another Oxford University researcher, told Reuters that colonial archives show that by the end of 1940s, more than 1 million people traveled each year through Kinshasa on the railways.The arrival in the 1940s and '50s of public health efforts further increased the potential for the spread of HIV outward from central Africa. Those efforts introduced greater numbers of hypodermic needles, syringes and other bloodstream-penetrating medical tools and practices into the region, according to the study's findings, which were published late last week in the journal, Science.
According to researchers, the departure of colonial administration from Congolese society created conditions that were ripe for the spread of HIV.
"We think it is likely that the social changes around the independence in 1960 saw the virus break out from small groups of infected people to infect the wider population and eventually the world," said Faria.
PBS's Frontline series aired a landmark episode titled "The Age of AIDS" in 2006 that explored the origins of HIV and AIDS. A detailed evolutionary tree affiliated with the 2006 production meticulously outlines the jumps of various strings of simian immunodeficiency virus to the human immunodeficiency viruses researchers have discovered through the years.
The LGBT community is better acquainted than the general population with the here-and-now details of the AIDS pandemic as well as the historical impact that the HIV virus has had on society during the past 40 years. Yet the gay community has had no more insight than anyone else into the questions of exactly how, where and when HIV began its relentless march.
Over the years, wacky theories about where HIV came from have been discredited one by one. Here are three of the most absurd theories about the origins of HIV/AIDS:
AIDS is God's Punishment for Tolerance of Homosexuality
HIV/AIDS Was Accidentally Unleashed by Clumsy Lab Workers
The CIA Did ItSource: Beginning
Lab-Grown Penises May Be Here Soon
Scientists are only five years away from engineering a lab-grown penis that will give hope to men with genital abnormalities, injuries and even erectile dysfunction.Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine in Winston-Salem, N.C., has successfully grown penises for rabbit subjects and grafted them onto the animals. During 12 trials, all rabbits tried to mate with a female; eight ejaculated, and four produced offspring, according to a Guardian report.The rabbit experiments show promise for men who have lost their penis through:
Currently, replacement penises for humans are either transplanted from a donor or are constructed from skin and muscle from forearms and thighs that surrounds rigid or inflatable rods.The lab-grown human penises will be bioengineered from a donor penis, scrubbed of cells, then reseeded with cells from the patient.Dr. Anthony Atala is leading the penis replacement research at Wake Forest. He says he’s already engineered six human penises that are ready for transplanting if approval is granted, the Guardian says.In the past, Atala’s team has successfully bioengineered and transplanted vaginas into women with none, or with defective vaginas.Source: Penises
- Congenital abnormalities like ambiguous genitalia
- Traumatic injury on battlefields
Science Denial and Religious LGBT Phobia
I want to begin by telling you about a grown adult male who, last week, beat a woman to a bloody pulp in front of a cheering crowd. As he gloated about his physical dominance over this outmatched female, media outlets and advocacy groups hailed him as a pioneer. Beating up women is literally this dude's job. The man who stomps women and brags about it on Twitter, is, according to our progressive cultural ringleaders, a hero. A superhero. His noble endeavors put him in the lofty company of men like Ray Rice and Chris Brown. What gives? Well, our hero [alias "Fallon Fox"], went overseas and had his penis chopped off, then came back and became a "transgender female" MMA fighter. It's OK for him to break a woman's face because he likes to pretend he is one. It's that simple. Want to give a girl a concussion? It's cool to pound your fists into a woman's cranium as long as you feel like a woman while you're doing it.
Neither job nor gender identity killed Mayang Prasetyo. She died because of a man who felt entitled to murder her
Questions should be asked of a media entitled to publish photos of a Brisbane murder victim posing in a bikini and referring to her as a ‘she-male’