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'Brave' Heroine Isn't A Lesbian, But She Could Be

Jezebel | Posted 06.26.2012 | Women

Brave was the number one movie over the weekend, earning $66 million, and proving that a Disney princess (or at least, a Pixar princess) doesn't need ...

What's So Funny About Being Gay?

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 08.19.2012 | Gay Voices
Dr. Peggy Drexler

Gone are the days when no one could take a joke about what might happen in a bed shared by two men or two women. These days, we know gay sex is just as funny, and sometimes tragic, as the other kind.

New Research Points To Genetic Basis Of Male Gayness

Posted 06.14.2012 | Science

By: Natalie Wolchover Published: 06/12/2012 12:59 PM EDT on Lifes Little Mysteries While female sexuality appears to be more fluid, research sug...

Metro State Student Claims Heterosexual Discrimination By Prof.

Posted 06.04.2012 | Denver

Metropolitan State College of Denver is currently investigating the claims of a student that a political science professor discriminated against him f...

How Much Gay Sex Makes You Gay?

Allison Hope | Posted 07.29.2012 | Gay Voices
Allison Hope

We'd be foolish to think that judgment wasn't placed on us by ourselves and others based on how we self-identify and how closely that aligns with our actual behaviors. Where is the line between fantasy, desire, bedroom behavior, and identity, and who gets to draw it?

Embracing Inclusion Banishes Fear

Robert V. Taylor | Posted 07.26.2012 | Healthy Living
Robert V. Taylor

My own fears were not about the people I loved rejecting me. They were all fears about those outside of my immediate circle of trust and love.... In naming and befriending my fears, their power to confine and define me was deflated.

Tyler Clementi's Suicide: Best To Look Not Only At Ravi But At Society At Large

Josh A. Goodman | Posted 07.25.2012 | Gay Voices
Josh A. Goodman

Ravi's Twitter posts, webcam spying, and homophobic attitude were stigmatizing, and it is possible that these pushed Clementi to a tipping point. But Clementi's suicide did not happen in a bubble with only him and Ravi; it took place in a society in which homophobia is still rampant.

How Reliable Is 'Gaydar?' New Study Yields Surprises

Posted 05.17.2012 | Science

By: Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 05/16/2012 02:19 PM EDT on LiveScience People can judge with surprising accuracy whether...

GOP Rep: It Should Be Legal To Fire Employees For Being Gay

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.14.2012 | Politics

Freshman Rep. James Lankford (R-Okla.) told ThinkProgress in a recent interview that he was against laws designed to protect employees from workplace ...

Missouri Bill Prohibits Discussion of Sexual Orientation in Classroom

Randy Turner | Posted 07.23.2012 | Education
Randy Turner

If a former teacher has his way, the game will change forever in Missouri schools. The students will still have their constitutional rights -- it is the teachers who will have to shed theirs at the door.

'Man in the Mirror'

Kalup Linzy | Posted 06.13.2012 | Arts
Kalup Linzy

Man in the Mirror tells the story of a high school basketball player struggling with his sexual orientation.

Homophobia Study's Surprising New Take On Origin Of Gay Hatred

Posted 04.10.2012 | Science

By: Jeanna Bryner, LiveScience Managing Editor Published: 04/09/2012 01:01 PM EDT on LiveScience Homophobics should consider a little self-refle...

Non-Discrimination Policies Do Not Threaten Religious Freedom

Marcus Luther | Posted 05.30.2012 | College
Marcus Luther

While defenders of student religious groups have used rhetoric such as "faith-based qualifications" and "religious freedom," it's time for us to throw aside the axiomatic sugarcoating.

Screening Job Applicants Through Facebook for Jobs Has Been a Dirty Little Secret for Years!

Stephen Viscusi | Posted 05.30.2012 | Business
Stephen Viscusi

Recent news stories have announced as part of your ability to gain employment with some companies, perspective employers are demanding your Facebook password -- and now everyone thinks it's a big deal.

Bisexual Invisibility Has Dangerous Consequences

Emily Dievendorf | Posted 05.21.2012 | Detroit
Emily Dievendorf

Bisexuality is still offered only tentative acceptance in the gay rights movement. Bisexuals are seen as confused, invalid, incapable of monogamy, oversexed, greedy, or going through a phase. The stigma has serious consequences.

To Ask Or Not To Ask: LGBT Identity On College Admission Forms

Shane L. Windmeyer | Posted 05.19.2012 | Gay Voices
Shane L. Windmeyer

It is imperative that colleges and universities give out LGBT students the option to self-identify on the college admission form. This way the campus can take responsibility for the LGBT student experience, their academic retention, safety, and success from the beginning.

Could The Symmetry Of Your Face Reveal Your Sexuality?

Posted 01.23.2012 | Gay Voices

For better or for worse, a person's sexuality is not usually something that can be determined simply by looking at them. But that doesn't mean that pe...

OMG You Were a Nun and You're Black?

Deborah Plummer | Posted 01.06.2012 | Black Voices
Deborah Plummer

I spent over four years researching friendship patterns of people from all ages in order to write Racing Across the Lines: Changing Race Relations th...

Proposed Anti-Bullying Policy Aims To Protect LGBT Students

AP | VICKI SMITH | Posted 01.07.2012 | Education

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — A proposed anti-bullying policy for West Virginia schools acknowledges for the first time that sexual orientation and gender...

Cara Santa Maria

WATCH: Talk Nerdy To Me: The Gay Brain | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 01.04.2012 | Education

Even though biologists have yet to discover a gay gene, from a scientific perspective, genetic, hormonal, and structural-anatomical data show that homosexuality is definitely rooted in our biology.

WATCH: Is Human Sexuality Innate?

Cara Santa Maria | Posted 01.05.2012 | Education
Cara Santa Maria

Recent studies are revealing that genes, environment, brain structure, and hormones all seem to have a mixed role in sexual orientation and preferences.

Fox News Doctor: Perpetuating Homophobia and Misogyny, Again.

Dr. Logan Levkoff | Posted 12.28.2011 | Media
Dr. Logan Levkoff

I thought after Toemaggedon, Fox News' Dr. Ablow would just go away. However, Jenna Lyons is back on his radar because she is getting divorced and currently dating a woman. And Dr. Ablow is disturbed.

Suburban College Nation's First To Ask Applicants If They're LGBT

Posted 10.24.2011 | Chicago

Elmhurst College, a private liberal arts school located in the western suburbs of Chicago, this week released a new undergraduate application [PDF] fo...

Ending The Silence On Anti-LGBT Bullying In The Classroom

Maureen Costello | Posted 07.26.2011 | Education
Maureen Costello

It's important for schools to have clear and comprehensive anti-bullying policies, but policies that target only the bad behavior will never solve the problem.

Urban Engines -- American Cities Must Grow

Greg Selkoe | Posted 06.11.2011 | Politics
Greg Selkoe

My name is Greg Selkoe and I am an entrepreneur. This is a phrase I am proud of and no matter what the activity, whether it was when I worked at City ...