Joel Carillet/iStock(NEW YORK) — The New York City police department has apologized for the 1969 raid on the Stonewall Inn — an incident that helped kick off the LGBT rights movement.“The actions taken by the NYPD were wrong, plain and simple,” Police Commissioner James O’Neill said on Thursday during a safety briefing, as Pride Month kicks off in New York and in cities across the country. “The actions and the laws were discriminatory and oppressive and for that I apologize.”The raid at the Stonewall, a gay bar in the West Village, sparked protests that helped launch a civil rights movement. Stonewall and the small park outside are now part of a national monument.This story is developing. Please check back for more updates.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
Email LinkedIn In both studies, Meredith Chivers (Psychology) showed that only heterosexual women who were exclusively attracted to men showed similar genital responses to both female and male sexual stimuli. Heterosexual women who also report some attraction to women, however, showed a different pattern of response; their genital responses were greater to female stimuli, similar to other sexually-diverse women.“Both exclusively and predominantly androphilic women (women attracted to men) showed sexual response patterns that differed from their self-reported sexual attractions. Sexually-diverse women showed genital and self-reported arousal responses that were more similar to their self-reported sexual attractions,” says Dr. Chivers. “As a whole, this research illustrates the complex relationship between sexual identity, sexual attraction, sexual arousal and genital responses to sexual stimuli.”Recently, research has misinterpreted this current study to suggest that heterosexuality doesn’t exist in women because heterosexual women show sexual responses to female stimuli. Read the story here.The current study highlights how this interpretation is incorrect; women’s sexual identity, attractions and patterns of sexual response are not interchangeable, such that a woman’s sexual desires and attractions cannot be deduced from her sexual response patterns.“Instead, this research provides a window of opportunity to understand how women’s sexual response relates to her experience of sexual attraction and desire, addressing gaps in contemporary models of sexual response,” says Dr. Chivers.Based on the findings that self-identified heterosexual women respond to both female and male sexual stimuli, researchers could next explore how exposure to mainstream sexual media, in which women are routinely objectified, and where sexual interactions between two women are becoming commonplace, affects patterns of sexual response.The results of the research were published in PLOS ONE. New research from of the Sexuality and Gender Laboratory at Queen’s University shows that heterosexual women have more diverse patterns of sexual response than previously reported.Research on women’s sexual orientation and patterns of sexual response has previously focused on women’s genital and subjective sexual arousal relative to their sexual identity, as heterosexual, bisexual or lesbian. Among women, however, there is significant diversity among women in their sexual attractions to other women and men, regardless of sexual identity. For example, a substantial minority of heterosexual women (20 per cent in some studies) also report some attraction to women.In the first study, women watched short videos, and in the second study, women listened to stories about interacting sexually with a woman or a man. Genital response was measured with a vaginal photoplethysmograph (a clear acrylic device that illuminates the capillary bed of the vaginal wall) and participants also self-reported their sexual arousal. Share on Facebook Pinterest Share on Twitter Share
The FBI and Navajo Nation Division of Public Safety are marking the 18th anniversary of the disappearance of a Native American woman by distributing a poster on her case in the Navajo language and reminding the public of a reward of up to $10,000.Laverda Sorrell of Navajo, N.M., was last seen by her husband, according to a statement he provided to authorities. He said he dropped her off at 11:30 p.m. July 4, 2002, at the Window Rock School District #8 in Fort Defiance, Ariz., where she worked.A family member reported her missing July 8, 2002 to the Navajo Police Department.“Anyone who disappears often leaves behind loved ones who will never stop looking for them, and that’s the case with Laverda,” said Special Agent in Charge James Langenberg of the Albuquerque FBI Division. “The FBI is committed to providing answers for her family and we will not stop looking for her, either.” Executive Director Jesse Delmar of the Navajo Nation Division of Public Safety said, “We are very committed to resolving this case and we continue to seek the public’s help for any information that would be helpful to us.”A statement provided by the family reads: “As her family, we are sending out this sincere plea to the public to help us as we have not given up on our search to find Laverda. No matter the outcome, we are determined to bring her home and find closure for our family. Laverda was everything to our family: a daughter, a mother, a sister, and an aunt who was such a compassionate, selfless, and caring person. She was the glue that kept and brought our family together because of her tender, gentle, and loving grace. If you have any information that might be helpful, we implore you to contact the FBI immediately.”The FBI is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to the identification, arrest, and conviction of the person or persons responsible for Laverda Sorrell’s disappearance.Anyone with information on Laverda Sorrell’s disappearance is asked to call the FBI at 505.889.1300 or send information online at tips.fbi.gov. Laverda SorrellFBI News:
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Related iStock/Thinkstock(MIAMI) — The U.S. Coast Guard won’t install warning lights on a Florida jetty where Miami Marlins star pitcher Jose Fernandez crashed his boat, killing himself and two other passengers last year.The Coast Guard announced its decision in a press release Thursday, saying the existing color-coded, lighted buoys and lighted range markers were “sufficient.”During an early morning trip on Sept. 25, 2016, the boat carrying Fernandez, 24, Eduardo Rivero, 25 and Emilio Macias, 27, slammed into a jetty off the coast of Miami Beach, killing all three men. Images from the scene of the deadly crash showed Fernandez’s 32-foot center console SeaVee overturned atop the jagged jetty.A lengthy investigation by the Florida Wildlife and Conservation Commission concluded in March that Fernandez was under the influence of cocaine and alcohol and he was behind the wheel when the boat, traveling more than 65 mph, crashed into the jetty at the southern end of Miami Beach.“Fernandez’s impairment and manner of operation caused the accident, which resulted in his death and the death of his occupants, Eduardo Rivero and Emilio Macias,” the commission concluded in the 46-page report.Miami Marlins president David Samson responded to the commission’s final report on the crash in a statement to ABC News at the time, saying: “No matter what the report has concluded, nothing will ever diminish Jose’s everlasting positive connection with Miami and the Miami Marlins. Nor can it lessen the love and passion he felt for his family, friends, teammates and all his fans in South Florida and around the world.”The deadly crash prompted calls from local and state officials as well as boaters for the Coast Guard to place navigational lights on the unlit jetty, saying it posed a serious threat.But after an analysis that began last fall, the Coast Guard determined that installing new lights could possibly create confusion between the existing ones and thus impair safe navigation.“The Coast Guard takes its Aids to Navigation mission very seriously and strives to provide the most effective and safest navigable waterways to the public and commercial mariner communities,” Capt. Megan Dean, commander of the Coast Guard Sector Miami, said in a statement Thursday. “We cannot stress enough to all waterway users to adhere to existing channel aids and use all available means to navigate safely on the water.”Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMatico
There is still time to get to know Paddington bear. And we firmly believe anyone with children of any age should know Paddington.The stories of Paddington, the problem-prone bear who moves from “Darkest Peru” to London, have been turned into a movie, and early reviews say it is an excellent one. But before you get to know him on the screen, take the time to get to know him on the page. Paddington creator Michael Bond has been writing about the bear’s misadventures for more than 50 years, and he is a splendid storyteller.We came to Paddington by way of Pooh, whose capers we would read for hours to our son when he was young enough to let us. It was somewhat selfish, really. Pooh author A.A. Milne was a gifted writer who was able to express more in 10 words than most can in 100. We were as transported by Pooh and Piglet’s adventures as our son.Bond and his bear are much the same. Paddington is a marmalade-loving bear with a knack for getting into â and out of â trouble. No matter how crazy his mishaps, he always comes out on top. After stowing away on a boat from Peru, Paddington ends up in London. The kindly Brown family takes in the loveable, talking bear, only to be taken on a series of silly adventures, all of which Paddington dutifully chronicles in his scrapbook.School vacation is the perfect time to embrace Paddington. And to help get you in the mood, we created a cook it-craft it Paddington project. Paddington never is far from a marmalade sandwich (he even keeps one under his hat for emergencies). So we created a delicious and sticky marmalade chicken dinner.And for when you’re feeling crafty, we have an easy project for you and the kids â a brown paper bag scrapbook for chronicling your own (mis)adventures.STICKY MARMALADE-GLAZED CHICKEN THIGHSStart to finish: 25 minutesServings: 41 tablespoon olive oil1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs1/2 cup orange marmalade4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) butter1/2 teaspoon hot sauce1/2 teaspoon garlic powder1/2 teaspoon kosher saltHeat the broiler. Set a wire rack over a rimmed baking sheet. Mist the baking sheet with cooking spray.In a large skillet over medium-high, heat the olive oil. Add the chicken thighs and brown for 5 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate and set aside.Return the skillet to the heat and add the remaining ingredients. Heat until bubbling and thick, 3 to 4 minutes. Return the chicken to the skillet, tossing to coat with the sauce. Simmer for 2 minutes. Arrange the thighs on the prepared rack. Spoon any sauce left in the pan over them. Broil on the oven’s middle shelf for 4 minutes, or until caramelized.Nutrition information per serving: 440 calories; 190 calories from fat (43 percent of total calories); 22 g fat (10 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 190 mg cholesterol; 27 g carbohydrate; 0 g fiber; 24 g sugar; 34 g protein; 440 mg sodium.ADVENTURE SCRAPBOOKThis scrapbook, made out of brown paper lunch bags, is a perfect spot for pasting photos and recording memories. Its clever construction creates pockets that can store journaling pages, ticket stubs and small souvenirs, Just like Paddington loves to do. Decorate it with maps for a vintage travel look, or choose other prints to fit your theme.Materials:3 paper lunch bagsStaplerScissors or paper trimmerMaps, old atlas pages or other decorative paperCardstockGlueRibbonInstructions:Stack the paper bags on top of each other with the folded flaps facing up. For the top and bottom bag, have the flap on the left side of the stack, and for the middle, have the flap on the right.Fold the stack in half to make the book and staple close the folded edge.To create ties that will allow the book to be secured shut, glue lengths of ribbon to the edge of the front and back of the album. These will be sandwiched between the paper bag covers and the cardstock covers in the next step. Cut two pieces of cardstock, one for the front cover and one for the back. Decorate as desired and glue to the front and back of the album.Decorate interior pages as desired. To make journaling pages that fit in the pockets, measure the pages and cut to fit.(Scrapbook plan by Holly Ramer)J.M. Hirsch is the food editor for The Associated Press. He blogs at https://www.LunchBoxBlues.com and tweets at https://twitter.com/JM_Hirsch . Email him at [email protected]
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