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HHS Backs Down On Gay Funding Threats

Bush drone Charles G. Curie as head of SAMHSA got the leash snapped on his ass by mental health professionals.

Oh, the government queer-queasy people got the message, hahaha. See my earlier Blend post on this, “Bush admin wants to scrub LGBT from suicide prevention talk, add faith-based crap“. (

The Bush administration has backed down on a call for an LGBT suicide conference to remove the words ‘gay,’ ‘lesbian,’ ‘bisexual’ and ‘transgender’ from its material.

Charles Curie, Administrator of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, now says that it is permissible for groups that receive money from the agency to use the terms ‘Gay’, ‘Lesbian’, ‘Bisexual’ and ‘Transgender’ in the titles of SAMHSA-sponsored public events.

On Wednesday reported that SAMHSA, part of the Department of Health and Human Services, had issued a veiled threat to organizers of the conference to be held in Portland, Oregon on February 28, that the use of LGBT terms could result in its funding being pulled.

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