Welcome to this week's WHHS!
I will start with some 'shocking', yet not totally unsurprising news- did you know that out of 19 EU countries, the UK has the 14th worst diet!? Despite nutritional advice being widely available, Britons don't eat enough fruit or veg! In fact, the only EU countries who met the suggested target were Poland, Italy, Germany & Austria! Admittedly, we aren't the healthiest of eaters, but the importance of maintaining a healthy diet doesn't escape us. After all, eating fruit & veg does lower the risk of chronic diseases and certain cancers! 'A balanced diet' to us is DC is one hand & chocolate in the other :) but for 2012 we are committed to try harder!
A teenage transsexual has become the first sex swapped patient to enter the Miss England beauty pageant. Jackie Green became the UK's youngest transsexual after an op in Thailand on her 16th birthday. The 18-year old, who was born Jack, has lived as a girl since the age of ten. The aspiring model hopes to use this opportunity to speak out about bullying and transgender issues after modelling scouts suggested she enter the competition.
Speaking of pageants, it's great to see that Miss California had two openly gay contestants enter this year, and one of them is femme! Molly is from West Hollywood and Jenelle is from Long Beach. Neither made it the top 20 unfortunately but we're sure their visibility in the media will have a positive effect. Molly even made it onto TMZ, famous for celebrity gossip & entertainment news:
If you saw the news yesterday, you've seen that Obama is once again in the news as he came out against repealing New Hampshire's 2009 Marriage Equality Law. The vote is expected this Wednesday and if the legislature goes through they will be the first state that has given gay marriage rights just to take them away again! In fact they will be the first place ANYWHERE in the WORLD to do that! Unfortunately, the Republicans have a majority in both chambers (it has to pass both in order to become a law). We'll keep you updated!
Congratulations to bisexual actor Alan Cumming (LOVE him!) who announced last night that he had married his partner Grant Shaffer in New York, following their British civil partnership. They celebrated the fifth anniversary of their civil union by marrying in the US state, the sixth in the USA to allow the ceremonies. Alan Cumming, originally from Scotland, announced the news on Twitter with a special message for Republican presidential candidacy hopeful Rick Santorum. He wrote: “I just got married!!!!! On the 5th anniversary of our wedding in London grant and I tied the knot again in NYC!!! #eatmericksantorum." Hahaha
As Laura said last week, we have a close eye on anything gay & Presidential Race-related as the result will no doubt impact where we end up and when. This week Rick Santorum, whose campaign slogan is 'Courage to fight for America', was booed after making anti-gay comments ahead of his New Hampshire primary (1st level of voting) for Republican Presidential nomination. It seems he has quite a history of upsetting the gay community.
Here's something for you to try (it works for most phone numbers) on Facebook if you want to find out the 'name' of your phone:
Step 1 - from your mobile number take the last three numbers.
Example : 770-447-9684, take "684" only.
Step 2 - Write this: @*[684:0] in a comment box, replacing the three numbers with your own.
Step 3 - Remove the * sign and press enter in the comment box.
Until next time,
Love Sarah & Laura
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