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The parking lot suicides
Veterans are taking their own lives on VA hospital campuses, a desperate form of protest against a system that they feel hasn’t helped them.
Alissa Harrington took an audible breath as she slid open a closet door deep in her home office. This is where she displays what’s too painful, too raw to keep out in the open.
Framed photos of her younger brother, Justin Miller, a 33-year-old Marine Corps trumpet player and Iraq veteran. Blood-spattered safety glasses recovered from the snow-covered Nissan Frontier truck where his body was found. A phone filled with the last text messages from his father: “We love you. We miss you. Come home.”
Miller was suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and suicidal thoughts when he checked into the Minneapolis Department of Veterans Affairs hospital in February 2018. After spending four days in the mental-health unit, Miller walked to his truck in VA’s parking lot and shot himself in the very place he went to find help.
“The fact that my brother, Justin, never left the VA parking lot — it’s infuriating,” said Harrington, 37. “He did the right thing; he went in for help. I just can’t get my head around it.”
Man heard a loud crack when his penis snapped in half during sex
A randy man has told how he heard a loud crack while he was having sex when his penis snapped in half.
Sean Marsden, 48, was getting frisky with girlfriend Louise Gray, 36, when he “slipped” and he heard his manhood snap.
He writhed around in excruciating pain while his bent penis swelled up with blood until it was the “size of a bottle of wine.”
Two men convicted in teen's deadly allergic reaction to takeout
A former restaurant owner and an employee were found guilty of manslaughter Friday in the death of a British teen who suffered an allergic reaction to takeout from the eatery.
Megan Lee, 15, who was severely allergic to peanuts, died on New Year's Day 2017 — two days after eating a meal of onion bhaji, a seekh kebab and a Peshwari naan from the Royal Spice Indian restaurant in Hyden, Lancashire, England.
None of the items were supposed to contain nuts.
Thousands of people are seeking help after being forced into ‘ex-gay therapy’
In December 2014, a tractor-trailer traveling down Interstate 71 in Ohio struck and killed Leelah Alcorn.
Alcorn, who identified as transgender, had posted a suicide note on her Tumblr in which she described her isolation, desperation, and depression—feelings she blamed, in part, on the “conversion therapy” her conservative Christian parents forced her to undergo. Alcorn’s parents believed their “sick” child could be forcibly turned back into a boy and “cured” of her attraction to males.
Culture, Not PrEP, Linked with Nationwide Rise of STIs in Gay/Bi Men
A new study from UCLA's Williams Institute may have found a new reason why STI's are on the rise among gay and bisexual men in the United States.
While some hypothesized that the STI rise could be linked to the use of PrEP, the drug for preventive HIV treatment, the report shows that's not the case.
"Our data don’t support the idea that we can attribute the rise in STIs to PrEP use, at least not in a direct manner. I personally don’t think that’s what’s happening," Professor Phillip Hammack, the study’s lead author, told Los Angeles Blade. Hammack believes there is a “culture shift about sex.”
We already have all of the information we need to impeach Trump
There’s no need to wait for secret tapes or the conclusion to the Russia investigation, says Ron Fein, co-author of “The Constitution Demands It: The Case for the Impeachment of Donald Trump.” Congress already has all of the evidence it needs to start impeachment proceedings.
Michael Moore says he believes Trump could be America's last president because 'he has no respect for the rule of law'
Brad Pitt built dozens of homes in New Orleans after Katrina. Now they're falling apart and residents are suing.
Kamaria Allen had no plans to return to the Lower 9th Ward after losing everything in Hurricane Katrina. But then she saw the new houses.
Billed as flood-safe and futuristic, the Make It Right homes towered over vacant lots in pops of teal, lemon and lavender. Houses like that just didn’t exist in the working-class, mostly black section of New Orleans that Allen’s family had called home for four generations — and definitely not for $130,000.
“I called it my Mardi Gras float,” Allen says of 1826 Reynes Street, the roof deck-topped home that now sits abandoned — mushrooms growing from its split siding, wooden boards propping up its sagging roof. Allen bought the house in 2011 from the Make It Right Foundation, a charity formed by Brad Pitt to help Lower 9th Ward residents return home after the hurricane.
Mom Fights Back After Nurse Body Shames Her 13-Year-Old Daughter: 'She Is Ignorant'
Julie Venn is teaching her daughters that “strong is beautiful, and weight means nothing” — so she was frustrated when a nurse body shamed her 13-year-old during her yearly checkup.
The personal trainer and mom of two went into the appointment excited to see how much her younger daughter, Riley, had grown in the past year.
“The coach in me has loved seeing her strength and size finally come along and the mom in me has loved watching this beautiful young girl begin to become a young woman,” Venn, 48, wrote in a Facebook post.
But when the nurse practitioner came into the room, Venn said that she immediately started questioning Riley — who plays softball and basketball — about her diet, exercise, sleep habits and school, before asking, “Tell me Riley, how can you explain all of this weight you’ve gained?”
LIVED OUT LAST DAYS ON FAMED ESTATE
... Thanks to Loving Landlord
Burt Reynolds was able to live out his final years at his longtime Florida estate thanks to a loving landlord who helped him out of a financial crisis.
Here's the backstory -- Burt sold his home in 2015 to his friend and neighbor Charles Modica after years of money woes and a decade-long struggle to unload it, but Charles allowed him to stay there for the rest of his life ... similar to Hugh Hefner at the Playboy Mansion.
Gay porn star reveals cancer diagnosis with candid Twitter posting
A gay adult entertainment star has revealed that he is currently fighting cancer.
Shane Cook, 22, is based in Missouri in the US. He appears in films for San Diego-based porn studio, Helix.
Two days ago he revealed he is currently dealing with major health challenges. He posted a photo to Twitter in which a lump is clearly visible on his upper chest.
The accompanying message read: ‘Hello everyone I’m posting this picture because I’m tired of being embarrassed about something I have no control over. So about 3 or 4 months ago I was diagnosed with stage 2 Hodgkin’s lymphoma cancer and in Short am handling it very well!’
Gay Star News
Gay man hospitalized after putting 15 eggs up his butt while on chemsex drugs
A man was rushed to hospital after pushing 15 hard-boiled eggs up his butt while on chemsex drugs.
The 29-year-old Dutch man had taken GHB with his partner, the Daily Mail reports.
GHB is also known as G, Gina, Liquid Ecstasy or Liquid X. It is physically addictive.
The scientific names is gammahydroxybutyrate (GHB) or gammabutyrolactone (GBL).
GBL is converted into GHB in your body when ingested, and in some cities, is more common than GHB.
The eggs caused a tear in his intestinal wall, leaving him in an extensive amount of pain.
Gay Star News
Parents to sue after 10-year-old boy with autism repeatedly pinned to ground, handcuffed by officer
The parents of a 10-year-old boy with autism in Denton, Texas, say they are planning to take legal action after they received a video that showed their son being repeatedly held to the ground by his neck and handcuffed by a school resource officer.
In the events captured by the officer's body camera -- the footage was shared with ABC News and parts of which were corroborated with police reports -- the child, Thomas, appears to try to isolate himself in a cubbyhole when he saw a teacher moving toward him.
Man who shot father in Florida 'stand your ground' killing charged with manslaughter
Baltimore officer caught beating man resigns
New Brunswick shooting: Man charged in killings of 4, including 2 officers
Skinnyfromthe9 Arrested on Assault and Kidnapping Charges
Man in police custody dies after medical complaints
The Latest: Remains of boy found at New Mexico compound
A New Mexico sheriff says searchers have found the remains of a boy on property where authorities raided a makeshift compound last week in search of a missing Georgia child.
Taos County Sheriff Jerry Hogrefe said Tuesday that the remains were found after a search in Amalia. Authorities are awaiting a positive identification of the remains discovered Monday.
Authorities say the search for Abdul-ghani, of Georgia, led them Friday to the squalid compound where they found his father, Siraj Ibn Wahhaj, four other adults and 11 children living in filthy conditions.
The adults are facing child abuse charges.
Iowa dad gets 9 years for starvation death of 17-month-old
Police: Texas father planned to die with 2 slain children
Mom Allegedly Killed in Sleep by Sons Who 'Were Tired of Her Parenting Style and Demands on Them'
Mom Intentionally Drives Into River with Kids in the Car, Killing 5-Year-Old Daughter: Prosecutors
Do gay men have a particular problem with getting older?
Are gay men particularly terrified of getting older?
None of us wants to get older and we’d all like to stop the clock if we could. But I’m beginning to wonder if gay men in particular struggle with ageing.
Now in my late 40s, I think my mental health is pretty good most of the time. For that I’m grateful. But when I look around, I see too many of my peers battling to cope. Struggling to the point of suicide.
Again, this isn’t just a gay problem. Despite the privilege we enjoy, men are disproportionately likely to die from suicide than women by a ratio of around 3 to 1. Some associate this with issues around masculinity: not talking about one’s feelings, and being too afraid or embarrassed to ask for help.
Combine toxic masculinity with homophobia (both internal and external), and it’s little surprise that gay men suffer from additional mental health challenges.
But this still doesn’t explain why I’m seeing so many gay men in their 40s and 50s in distress
Gay Star News
Horror fellatio put a guy in the ER, now he's broken the internet
The story of a 19-year-old who ruptured his airway giving fellatio to a Grindr hookup has broken the internet.
Chicago’s Fredy Alanis rushed to the emergency room (ER) earlier this year after the horror incident.
Gay Star News