After independently assessing the available medical evidence, GLAAD, the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, has issued the following statement regarding gay reparative therapy:

"Any attempt to change a person’s sexual orientation is not only going to result in failure, it can cause severe and long-lasting emotional trauma, or even worse.

"Young people who are rejected by their parents due to their sexual orientation are more than 8 times more likely than their peers to have attempted suicide." (Family Acceptance Project, 2008)

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Will you ever feel comfortable in your own skin? That is, if you don't make an effort to protect it? Although 64% of adults do report wearing sunscreen when outside for prolonged periods of time, it turns out that only about 10% of people surveyed actually protect themselves daily, according to a recent review.

No matter what your skin tone is, unless you live in a cave with no sunlight, daily protection with either sunscreen, sunblock or protective clothing can not only protect you from developing sunburns (ouch!) but can significantly reduce your risk of developing skin cancer, particularly the deadliest type called melanoma. In addition, for those of you wanting to keep your youthful looks, daily sunscreen has been shown to reduce the development of wrinkles. A great teacher once told me that the best way to not have wrinkles is not to get them in the first place (think of how much money you can save on useless creams that claim to diminish wrinkles).

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