LGBT

Maintaining a relationship is often a solution best sought internally, rather than externally. Understanding yourselves is the first step to understanding your partners. In one survey, specifically directed at those women who identify as lesbian, 30% said they were “Penis Pure and Proud”- having never had sex with a man. In that same poll, another […]

Gaydar, a term used for some people’s intuitive ability to detect other people’s propensity for being attracted to the same sex, is nothing more than a best guess. The term is meant to sound mechanical, like radar. But, radar is much more fool proof. In actuality, if a person is gay and has not sworn […]

So you’ve found yourself stuck in this place and you’re not quite sure what to do about it. You’re biologically or anatomically one gender, but mentally and psychologically you feel another. How can you tell your parents or your siblings about your conflicting feelings? I myself found myself in this spot and while it’s so […]

What makes gays and lesbians a target for some people? I believe it’s just in some people’s nature to judge. It’s probably safe to say most self-appointed judges of gays and lesbians have little information about them and don’t really have a clue about how they live, their culture, or any other bits of information […]

Late last month, Guido Barilla, the head of one of the world’s top pasta manufacturing brands, got his company into trouble after he told an Italian radio company that he would never use a gay family in the company’s advertising because he doesn’t agree with their lifestyle behaviors. “I would never do (a commercial) with […]

Gay pride has its genesis in the rebellion of the Stonewall Riots of 1969. Decades later, it is still a relevant cultural celebration steeped in tradition and meaning. Gay Pride celebrations continue to grow each and every year in communities all around the world. Gay Pride is celebrated once a year and it commemorates the […]

Whilst both gay and heterosexual men share many of the same sexual issues, there are a number of issues that are either unique or more common for gay men. Different lifestyles, social pressures and cultural issues can all contribute to these problems and some are more complex to resolve than others. Incompatible partners Due to […]

People seeking “sex change operations” to relieve a condition they perceive as biologically incorrect are seeing their plight inversely. They feel that multiple procedures and operations, as well as other physical adjustments such as walking and clothing, will enable them to adopt their internal gender identity and settle a huge conflict within themselves. Unfortunately, we […]

How should Uganda deal with homosexuality? When I hosted Pastor Mark Kigozi (the then KPC Youth pastor) and Jeroline Akubu (a human rights activist) at Monitor fm to discuss “homosexuality in Uganda” on my show “the Monitor Lawyer” on Jan. 5, 2002, two clearly distinct opinions arose. Mark was adamant it was against God’s laws […]

Hormonal and surgical treatment nearly always enables people who were born female to appear convincingly male to the people around them.  The opportunity to have one’s internally felt gender identity correctly perceived by others, rather than having to perpetually explain that one is a man (which can be embarrassing, invasive, exhausting, and often inappropriate), is […]

Across the spectrum of time, homosexual behavior has existed under cover. In recent years, the subject has made great leaps into our modern era. Homosexuality has not accrued naturally, nor has the apparent sexual nature evolved with the naturalistic environment or developed like all the other important categories that have contributed to the enhancement of […]

It is possible the LGBT community has no greater ally in the struggle for equality than the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), as is evidenced by their long standing commitment to ending what basically amounts to legalized discrimination since 1980. It was that year that gay rights activist Steve Endean founded the HRC (then known as […]

Just a few days after France became the 14th country in the world to legalize same-sex marriage, two smartly dressed men exchanged vows in the southern city of Montpellier. For Vincent Autin, 40, and husband Bruno Boileau, 30, the ceremony represented a public declaration of their love, but for many others across France, their union […]

“I keep saying the word normal, normal but it was,” noted Robbie Rogers of his first time on the field with the Los Angeles Galaxy as an openly gay man. However, as chronicled in the New York Times, Rogers was more than aware of the new ground be broken as he stepped out onto the […]

It can be very difficult for a woman who fears that her husband is gay. There are certain signs to look for that might indicate such a situation. It is important for women to realize that these signs can be indicators of other things as well. Likewise, a lack of these signs does not mean […]

Effects of Castration on Men and Women is a lesser-known work of the early twentieth-century sexologist David O. Cauldwell, M.D., published by Haldeman-Julius in 1947.  The 32-page book is written in clipped, direct sentences that rely on fairly simple vocabulary and a very basic medical understanding of glands and hormones, making it accessible to a […]

It was a $1,000 donation given to Prop 8 six years ago, but it was enough to bring down the career of the chief executive officer (CEO) of Mozilla, Brendan Eich. The creator of JavaScript, Eich also helped start the company, which owns the web browser Firefox. He was appointed its CEO in late March […]

The question is this: Can men sometimes be responsible for women turning to lesbianism and men becoming gay? This article is going to include homosexual individuals from both the female and the male gender. There is overwhelming evidence that men, too, are affected by early childhood sexual abuse by other men leading them, too, to […]

Much of the world was shocked to learn of the draconian law against same-sex relations that was recently passed in Uganda. People in Uganda can be sentenced to life in prison for even attempting to have sex with a person of the same sex. Recent history of the climate for gay Ugandans Homosexuality, considered to […]

Homosexuality and bisexuality are becoming more and more common in today’s world, and has quickly become far less of a taboo as it had been in recent years.  Because of this, many more people in long-term relationships have started coming out.  In many “straight” couples, there are many people who have come out as bisexual, […]

Homosexual acts occurred long before the invention of homosexuality, but it was not until the labeling of this identity came to be that the queer community was thrown into such dramatic isolation, which slowly led to the formation of queer communities, LGBT organizations, and eventually the queer nation. It is because the social powers that […]

At the age now of 68, I am still troubled by nightmares of attending school in the 1950s. As a transsexual teen, I did not know what I was and neither did the teachers and students. Being different from other students, I was always the butt of jokes, and physical cruelty was an everyday affair. […]

For years, homosexuals have been denied many rights that married heterosexuals receive as a matter of law. It is my belief that homosexuals deserve the same right to marriage that everyone else has. Legally, why is the sex of the couple an issue? There is no need to debate nor to legislate whom we are […]

Just a few days after France became the 14th country in the world to legalize same-sex marriage, two smartly dressed men exchanged vows in the southern city of Montpellier. For Vincent Autin, 40, and husband Bruno Boileau, 30, the ceremony represented a public declaration of their love, but for many others across France, their union […]

In the midst of the sweeping legalization of gay marriage throughout the world, Britain has been one of the countries that took time to catch up. But better late than never; marriage equality is officially accepted after the Queen herself gave her stamp of approval. The Queen’s approval was a mere formality, but stands as the last […]

The origins of Gay and Lesbian Pride month can be traced back to a turbulent weekend in New York City in June of 1969. On the night of June 27 of that year, the usual crowd gathered at the Stonewall Inn, a popular gay bar in New York City’s Greenwich Village. New York Beverage Control […]

The French parliament voted Tuesday to legalize gay marriage and is the latest country to permit same-sex marriage. Elected representatives gave final passage to the proposed legislation and Socialist President Francois Hollande has said he would sign it. French Justice Minister Christiane Taubira told citizens that the gay marriage bill does not take away the […]

The term “gay agenda” is mostly whispered as a threat, by conservative intolerant bigots. That there really are human rights issues, however, is part of  a true “gay agenda.” They want no more or no less than the simple decency to live without harassment, discrimination and hate. In other words, news flash: Gay people are […]

Jason Collins has never been a star, but right now, he’s the most talked about man in professional sport. The NBA veteran’s public declaration of his homosexuality has marked him as the first active player from any of the four major American sports to come out as gay, and in 2013, that’s still enough of […]

Deciding which states in the U.S. are the most gay friendly can be looked at in several ways. On one hand there is the legal aspect, which states offer protections in regards to equality in things like housing and employment. Another thing to consider is what states have strong thriving gay communites, and yet another […]