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Those Holding 'Anti-Gay' Sentiments Need To Stop Making Things Worse By Expressing Outrage Over The Florida Massacre

Mark Baer | Posted 06.15.2016 | Queer Voices
Mark Baer

Many of those spewing anti-gay rhetoric engage in gaslighting, which “is a form of mental abuse in which a victim is manipulated into doubting their...

Battle for Child Sex Abuse Statute of Limitations Reform Heats Up in Pennsylvania

Courtney M. Soliday | Posted 06.01.2016 | Politics
Courtney M. Soliday

Next Sunday, June 5th, survivors of child sex abuse, along with legal scholars, advocates and others will join together for the Walk For A Window across Brooklyn Bridge.

Spotlight's Forgotten Reporter and Her Crisis of Faith

Celia Wexler | Posted 05.12.2016 | Religion
Celia Wexler

The film earned its Academy awards through its deft retelling of the story of the investigative reporting team that uncovered the systematic cover-up of sexual abuse of children by priests in the archdiocese of Boston. But Spotlight did not tell the whole story.

Pope Condemns Pedophilia Following Reports Of Child's Death

Reuters | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 05.02.2016 | Religion

Pope Francis called for "severe punishment" for pedophiles on Sunday after new details emerged in Italy of the 2014 death of a six-year-old girl who i...

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month and Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Paul Heroux | Posted 03.31.2016 | Crime
Paul Heroux

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month and Sexual Assault Awareness Month and so I thought it fitting to address this issue, but specifically as sex ab...

The 25 Best and Worst Sex Moments From 2015

Alexandra Katehakis, M.F.T. | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Alexandra Katehakis, M.F.T.

It seems like sexuality is the one field with more of an ideological divide than politics. This year there is greater tolerance than ever to the many sexuality identifications and definitions. At the same time, there are many movements that promote failing programs and invisible walls of discrimination.

Beasts of Our Nation

Annie Stein | Posted 12.02.2015 | Religion
Annie Stein

The movie Spotlight, as hard as it is to sit through, should be mandatory viewing. That in itself is a horrible thing to say. But it's about time everyone took a long cold look at what evil people can do hidden behind the name, or in this case, the cloak of God.

When A 12 Year-Old Girl On MasterChef Jr Arouses Adult Men, We Need To Talk About Rape Culture

Carol Patrocinio | Posted 11.12.2015 | Latino Voices
Carol Patrocinio

It is important to talk about rape culture. It is often between the lines of many narratives. It walks side by side with the notion that men are unable to control their instincts.

'Spotlight' Exposes All the Cardinal's Men

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 11.06.2015 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

"Spotlight" is a film about the reporters for the "Boston Globe" newspaper who exposed the pedophile priests of Boston and the hierarchy of the church who covered for them. It is a brilliantly acted film that has a true ensemble cast.

The Moral Rabbit Hole

Robert Koehler | Posted 10.01.2015 | Politics
Robert Koehler

The New York Times reported last week that U.S. soldiers still fighting the war in Afghanistan -- 14 years on -- are under orders to be "culturally sensitive" regarding different attitudes among our Afghan allies about, uh . . . the sexual abuse of children.

What Can We Learn About Child Sex Abuse From Jared Fogle?

Paul Heroux | Posted 08.24.2015 | Crime
Paul Heroux

The awful crimes of Jared Fogle offer a case study in child sex offenders. Not all sex offenders are pedophiles, and oddly enough, not all sex abuse...

Do Boy Scouts Need Protection From LGBT Leaders?

Matt Baume | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Matt Baume

To Tony Perkins, nothing's more dangerous to a child than a queer role model. But imagine what those role models mean to queer kids. I didn't know I was gay when I was a little 7-year-old Boy Scout. Nothing would have been more important to me than to know that I wasn't alone.

Your Bigotry Threatens Children, Not My Homosexuality

Domenick Scudera | Posted 07.16.2016 | Queer Voices
Domenick Scudera

Some conservative political leaders want you to believe that gay men are a threat to children. They choose to turn away from actual problems facing kids in American schools. In doing so, they are perpetuating the obstacles that LGBT youth must face every day.

His Watch Has Ended, And So Has Mine: An Open Letter To 'Game Of Thrones'

Sezin Koehler | Posted 06.22.2016 | Women
Sezin Koehler

I can't in good conscience, feminist and otherwise, continue watching a show that is so blatant -- so over the top -- in its sexism and misogyny and makes no apologies for it. As a human being, I agree with Tyrion Lannister: "There's always been enough death in the world for my taste: I can do without it in my leisure time."

Scalia and Alito: Have You No Sense of Decency, Sirs?

Bill Quigley | Posted 05.04.2016 | Politics
Bill Quigley

It is past time for family, friends, lawyers, legal associations and law schools to ask Alito and Scalia to halt and to answer the question "Have you no sense of decency, sirs?"

Is a Sexual Predator Lurking on Your Kid's Team?

Fred Engh | Posted 06.01.2015 | Impact
Fred Engh

Ever since Jerry Sandusky became a household name and rocked the national sports landscape, it also shined the spotlight on a chilling topic that all too often gets shoved to the side because it's too uncomfortable and unpleasant to talk about.

"Why Did I Do It and How Do I Feel About It Now?" Priest Sex Offender Speaks Out

Stafford Betty | Posted 01.21.2015 | Crime
Stafford Betty

The public is ready to forgive almost every crime except the one Cyril committed. On a radio show he participated in, a woman told him she would rather see her child murdered than sexually molested. He knows he has been demonized in the minds of almost everyone.

Expert: Pedophilia Is A Disability And Should Be Treated

The New York Times | MARGO KAPLAN | Posted 10.06.2014 | Crime

By some estimates, 1 percent of the male population continues, long after puberty, to find themselves attracted to prepubescent children. These people...

Betrayal of Trust: 3 Ways We Can Begin to Protect Our Children from Pedophiles and Abusers

Harry Leibowitz | Posted 09.16.2014 | Impact
Harry Leibowitz

Clearly, our legal and policing systems have not kept up with the explosion of materials and the ease of access that modern electronic communications have provided to those with a predilection to abuse children.

Brain Scans Point To New Way To Spot Pedophiles

LiveScience | Charles Q. Choi | Posted 05.25.2014 | Science

The brain circuits that respond to faces and sex appear to activate abnormally in pedophiles when they look at children's faces, scientists say. Thes...

Recovering From Roman: Sam Geimer on Moving On

Janice Harper | Posted 06.09.2014 | Crime
Janice Harper

Samantha Geimer's story matters to the public not because the man who raped her was famous, but for the lessons it has to teach us about recovering from abuse.

Ted Nugent's Jailbait Problem

Larry Womack | Posted 04.25.2014 | Politics
Larry Womack

Another campaign appearance, another Ted Nugent controversy. Mainstream Republicans and everyone to their left are appalled. But no one is surprised. Nugent's incendiary rhetoric (read: infamous idiocy) is, at this point, expected and tiresome.

WATCH: Inside The Brain Of A Pedophile

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 02.06.2014 | Science

What makes a pedophile? Research has shown that pedophiles tend to be shorter and less intelligent than the average person, as well as more likely...

Karate Teacher Allegedly Made Boys Perform Sex Acts To Join 'Secret Society'

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 11.02.2013 | Crime

In 1997, karate instructor Robert Earle Keith was found guilty of sexually assaulting a male student. 16 years later, and hundreds of miles from the p...

Whopping 'Pedophilia' Error Sparks Right-Wing Freakout

The Huffington Post | Hunter Stuart | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

A mainstream Christian news site and a number of smaller, right-wing blogs published stories this week alleging that the American Psychiatric Associat...