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The LGBT group in Ghana organized a fundraising which was attended by several diplomats including the Australian High Commissioner who pledged to support the group.

After the organization, tension has mounted in the country with a lot of opinion leaders advocating against LGBT in the country (Ghana).

An official notice cited by our news desk indicated the president of Ghana ordered the closure of the LGBT office with immediate effect.

Aside the evil tag against the act, there are a lot of dangerous chronic health implication with people who involve themselves in the LGBT.

A lot of LGBT health research funding and public attention still goes to AIDS.

But the LGBT community also experiences higher rates of other less visible health issues, like high blood pressure and earlier onset of disabilities, according to a recent Kaiser Family Foundation Research report.

On top of that, LGBT adults face more challenges in getting healthcare.

Stress and anxiety that’s fueled by discrimination are the likely culprits, say many experts.

These stresses can occur on many fronts, such as hearing about constant LGBT legal battles, workplace discrimination, or being denied healthcare.

“There is minority stress,” Gilbert Gonzales, assistant professor in the Department of Health Policy at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, told Health-line. “And it’s above the everyday stress. There’s also a lot of variation within the LGBT community.”

Another studyNTrusted Source of over 68,000 American adults found that lesbian, gay, and bisexual adults drank and smoked more heavily than heterosexual adults.

Gonzales, who co-authored the study, describes smoking and drinking as a “coping mechanism” for dealing with discrimination. “It could be drowning feelings by self-medicating,” he said.

Stress and anxiety are indeed linked to poor health outcomes, Carrie Henning-Smith, a research associate at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health and who also co-authored the report, told Healthline.

“And we need to be concerned about it,” she said. “Homophobia is alive and well.”

As the federal government begins collecting more health data on sexual orientation, these disparities are finally coming to light, experts noted.

Bisexual people face the most health issues

Peeling away the health differences within the LGBT community is revealing, too.

For example, lesbian — and especially bisexual — women are more likely to be overweight than heterosexual women.

“And being overweight is a big risk factor for chronic diseases,” said Gonzalez.

Lesbian and bisexual women are also more likely to receive diagnoses with some cancers as well as higher rates of cardiovascular disease, according to the Kaiser Foundation report.

But bisexual people reported the poorest overall health.

They’re less likely to describe their health as excellent and had higher levels of distress. This group was also the least likely to be insured and also avoided getting medical care in the past year due to cost.

“Bisexuals do have the highest health risks,” said Henning-Smith, who passionately believes that all people should have a chance to have a healthy life. “One theory is that they’re a minority within a minority.”

Gay men can suffer from little-discussed health issues too, such as eating disorders fueled by body image.

According to studies, gay men were seven times more likely to report binging and 12 times more likely to report purging than heterosexual men.

Transgender college students are five times more likely to have an eating disorder than their peers.

And binge eating has serious side effects, such as cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, and diabetes.

“Binging can also lead to social isolation,” Dr. Stephanie Setliff, medical director at the Eating Recovery Center in Dallas, told Healthline, as feelings of shame and guilt arise.

Finally, older members of the LGBT community face mounting health issues as they age.

According to a University of Washington study that examined health conditions among LGB adults over 50, lesbian and bisexual women are more likely to have chronic health conditions than heterosexual women.

These health conditions include strokes, heart attacks, and asthma.

“This is a population that isn’t getting the attention it deserves,” said Karen Fredriksen-Goldsen, director of the Health Generations Hartford Center of Excellence at the University of Washington, in a press release about the study. “Lesbian and bisexual women tend to be more invisible.”

Aging gay men, lesbians, and bisexual people also usually lack family support and end up living alone.

They report higher rates of mental distress and isolation, according to a policy brief by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research.

However, when moving into nursing homes, elder abuse is rampant, too.

According to surveys, 43 percent of LGBTQ seniors have either been abused by caretakers or witnessed abuse, such as being evicted from long-term care facilities.

“This abuse is a hard one,” said Gonzales. “When health deteriorates, some will enter nursing homes. Often, that process leads them to go back into the closet.”

 

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PHOTO: Like Mother Like Son – Afia Schwar’s Son Has A Girlfriend And He’s Already Fvcking Her

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One of Afia Schwarzenegger‘s Ashaiman born twins has a girlfriend and he’s already fvcking her looking at their bedroom photo that has hit the web.
In the photo, Afia Schwar‘s son who has been admitted to the University of Ghana to study whatever is seen enjoying with her girlfriend probably after a marathon of fvcks.

Just like Afia Schwar, his son has also started trending on the internet for the wrong reasons.

Like mother like son! Check the viral photo below

 

Source: thegossipscoop.com

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How To Open Your Spiritual Eyes Directly And See Into The Spirit

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In the process of opening your spiritual eyes, it is more relevant that you have a willingness to move beyond the physical, to what has been called the metaphysical, spiritual, or psychic areas of your consciousness.

That’s done due to the fact that we can. It’s not premised on a physical ability. It’s based upon your intention, your willingness, and openness to move beyond your capabilities as you know them. So open up yourself to your unknown abilities.

When Jesus Christ referred to those who have the eyes to see and the ears to hear, he was giving reference to that ability to see beyond what’s in the world, beyond the struggle and strife to the good that is in everything.

So if you want to see spiritually, see the good in everything. Love what you see.

If you don’t know how to love something you see, you can ask, “How do I love this?” Then be prepared to follow that inner guidance. That will be another test of whether or not you’re ready to see. Your inner guidance will often come in like a whisper or in your own quiet voice. So listen. And love what you hear.

The above concept may lead us to have a question in mind: WHY Should we have SPIRITUAL EYES ?

1. We need the spiritual eyes for guidance: (Numbers 22: 1.39) this can be physical direction or direction before taking a decision regarding career, marriage, jobs, churches, or friendship.

2. To pray a target prayer : (Romans 8:26-27) Once our spiritual eyes is opened we will be able to pray the right prayer for the right situation.

3. To see new opportunities: (Gen 21:15-19) It is possible to be surrounded by great opportunities without seeing them. just like Hagar was surrounded by well of water and until God opened her eyes she couldn’t see it.

4. To reveal the secret of the enemy: it will be a good thing to see the secret of the enemy so we can pray targeted prayers.

5. To see the wonder working power of God

6. To Build our hope in God: God opened the eyes of Elisha’s servant and his hope and confident in God was restored.

7. To acquire knowledge that supersede the knowledge of the material body for the purpose of divine enlightenment.

8. To have easy contact with extraterrestrial beings of light ( Angelic Beings) for messages and revelations.

BASIC PRACTICES THAT HELPS YOU OPEN YOUR SPIRITUAL EYES TO SEE THINGS IN THE SPIRIT

1- Stay away from sin

2- Develop a desire to see in the spirit

3- Engage your self in prayers (it can be speaking in tongues all through for at least one hour daily).

4- Fast at least 2 days a week

5- Develop a strong desire for God

6- Read and make the word of God a standard for your life

7- Live a righteous life – observe and obey the commands of our Lord Jesus Christ.

8- Forgive anyone that offended you even if you are right or wrong and do away with anger. This should be done from the deepest of your heart in love and kind.

9- Help the needy and encourage the weak and be attracted to see the good side of every situation in the course of existence.

10 – Love your your God (Our Lord and savior Jesus Christ) with all your heart, with all your mind, and with all your soul.

(Do the following with all your heart and make it a part of you that can’t be extracted)

And the result you are seeking for will come to pass in Jesus name.

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Take This Serious: Never Bath After Love Making, Here Are The Reasons

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Majority of people consider love making as fancy stuff like we always see in movies.

Actually whenever sexual intercourse occurs, bodily juices are exchanged between partners and the climax is not so much pretty as you imagine it to be.

Several theories are out there about what you must do quickly after intimacy. Bathing as we all know is one of them.

Taking a bath after love making may make you feel relaxed and clean, but according to scientific postulate, it has to be done in a certain way.

Provided below are some tips that will guide you on how to manage yourself right after intercourse.

A. Please avoid using Soap: Health experts have indicated that, after lovemaking, your genital area gets swollen due stimulation.

This makes it very sensitive to soap. The soap has so many chemicals that can spark severe irritation and because of that it should be avoided.

Ideally, try and bath with just water

C. Never bath with hot water: An ultimate choice may seem a hot bath after lovemaking since lovemaking itself can make you feel calm and happy.

According to a study carried out by scientists, a hot bath is not good for you.

The private part of a woman swells due to stimulation which can lead to the opening of the inner part of the private area.

Now the moment this happens, the lady’s part gets prone to infections.

Because of that, hot bath will make her vulnerable to infection.

C. What should you do then?

Make sure you keep either a towel or a paper role to clean yourself up right after sexual intercourse.

Always make sure that your genital area resumes to its normal size and shape before attempting a bath.

D. Always make sure pee after the act:

One of the best ways to prevent bacteria from penetrating your system is to pee right after sexual intercourse.

Thank you very much for reading this article.

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