Mumps Outbreak in Los Angeles and Majority Of Cases Involve Gay Men

18 Men Arrested in Gay Sex Stings in Florida Public Parks

Madrid Green-Lights Traffic Signals With Gay Couples

 

Mumps Outbreak in Los Angeles and Majority Of Cases Involve Gay Men

 

Los Angeles County is experiencing a major outbreak of mumps infections, with the L.A. County Department of Public Health reporting over 40 cases that have mostly included men who have sex with men.

 

The Health Department said that although some women and heterosexual men who are social with gay men have been affected, the majority of people with symptoms have been gay men.

 

Symptoms usually develop 16 to 18 days after exposure to the virus, and include a few days of fever, loss of appetite, headaches, joint pain, fatigue and swelling at the side of the face right below the ears.

 

Mumps is an airborne virus spread through saliva, which can happen through an infected person coughing or sneezing, sharing utensils or kissing.

 

http://www.newnownext.com/mumps-outbreak-los-angeles/06/2017/

 

18 Men Arrested in Gay Sex Stings in Florida Public Parks

 

Police in Florida in the USA arrested 18 men in a four-day sex sting in six public parks.

 

During the sting, undercover deputies sat on park benches and waited for the men to approach.

 

According to the police reports, the men often steered the conversation to sex, began to rub the undercover deputies or expose their genitalia to them, and, in some cases, masturbate.

 

All the men were arrested and charged with indecent exposure in public and committing lewd acts, according to arrest records.

 

Two men were also charged with battery, and one man was charged with battery only.

 

The men arrested ranged in age from 28 to 78, though the majority were middle-aged or older.

 

http://www.towleroad.com/2017/06/florida-public-parks/

 

Madrid Green-Lights Traffic Signals With Gay Couples

 

Madrid is gearing up to host an international LGBTQ pride celebration by installing “inclusive” and “gender equal” traffic signals across the city.

 

Figures of women or girls, identified by skirts and ponytails, started going up on Monday at intersections that previously featured the familiar figure of a man in mid-stride to let pedestrians know when to cross.

 

Other walk/don’t walk signs are designed to show couples — some same-sex and some opposite gender — holding hands.

 

Madrid City Hall says the signs are important to fostering gender and gay equality given their visual impact.

 

Madrid is hosting the 2017 World Pride celebrations June 23-July 2. The city says the new signs will remain after the event.

 

http://www.nbcnews.com/feature/nbc-out/madrid-green-lights-traffic-signals-women-gay-couples-n768401

 

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