just another teenager ~
I am so going to bake myself a realistic mushroom looking cake for my birthday.
For the past few years, there has been a new and positive trend for some LGBTQ research to break down health data into separate gay, straight and bisexual orientations. This has been significant for the bisexual community because it has uncovered hidden issues within our midst that are greatly affecting our lives. These are just a few statistics that illustrate the severe physical and mental health disparities affecting our community:
-Forty-five percent of bisexual women have considered or attempted suicide, followed by bisexual men (35 percent), lesbians (30 percent), gay men (25 percent), and much lower rates for heterosexual women and men.
-Bisexual women are twice as likely to have an eating disorder than lesbians.
-Bisexual women report the highest rates of alcohol use, heavy drinking, and alcohol-related problems when compared to heterosexual and lesbian women.
-Bisexual men and women report the highest rates of smoking of all orientations.
These statistics are important for the obvious health-related reasons, but they are even more overwhelming when you consider that none of the major LGBTQ organizations or LGBTQ health initiatives have any bi-specific programs addressing any of these issues."
Bisexual Health Awareness Month to Amplify Urgency Within the Bi Community | Ellyn Ruthstrom for the Huffington Post Gay Voices (via gaywrites)
For at least six years, a woman’s body sat undisturbed in the backseat of a Jeep, parked in the garage of her suburban Detroit home.
No one reported her missing. The grass was cut and the mail was collected. Bills were paid automatically from her bank account.
Her macabre — and unknown — demise was discovered Wednesday after the home in Pontiac, Mich., had fallen into foreclosure and the bank hired a worker to patch a hole in the roof, the Detroit Free Press reported.