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Republican governor stops HIV prevention campaign because he doesn’t like condom packaging

A free condom campaign in Utah, that was part of an HIV-prevention programme, has been called off because the governor thinks it promoted “sexual innuendo”. The “H is for Human” campaign had planned to hand out 100,000 free condoms to try to lower rates of HIV transmission in the state, as part of a programme funded by the Utah department of health. The campaign had hired an advertising firm to come up with sex-positive and pun-filled slogans for the condom packaging, in order to encourage people to take the condoms...
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Utah Governor Yanks Condoms from HIV Prevention Campaign Over Racy Slogans

Utah Republican Gov. Gary Herbert has blocked the state health department from distributing condoms with suggestive packaging slogans that were part of a new HIV prevention campaign. The Salt Lake Tribune reports: The wrappers riff on various Utah memes, with labels such as “Greatest Sex on Earth,” “SL,UT,” an image of a highway sign that displays the number of miles to towns “Fillmore” and “Beaver,” and “This is the Place” over a drawing of a bed. “It’s really just to destigmatize HIV in Utah, and get everybody talking about sexual...
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Boy Schools Teacher Who Berated Him For Having 2 Dads: ‘It Isn’t Nice To Insult Other Families’

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || ).push({}); A Utah boy is speaking out for the first time after being berated by a substitute teacher for saying he was grateful for being adopted by his two dads, one of whom is a professional dancer from “Dancing with the Stars.” Last month, a substitute teacher from Deerfield Elementary, located about 45 minutes outside Salt Lake City, Utah, asked students to share what they were thankful for this year. “I’m thankful that I’m finally going to be adopted by my two dads,” the 11-year-old child...
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Father Praises Utah School for Firing Teacher Who Went on 10 Minute Rant Telling His Son ‘Homosexuality Is Wrong’

A Utah father is praising his son’s school after the boy and his classmates were forced to endure a 10-minute anti-gay rant from a substitute teacher claiming “homosexuality is wrong.” Louis van Amstel explained in a Facebook video (below) the teacher “asked all the kids what they’re thankful for” before the Thanksgiving holiday for a lesson on gratitude. Van Amstel says his son said “he’s thankful that he’s finally being adopted by his two dads.” He says the substitute teacher gave her “very clear opinion that ‘two men is wrong,...
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