Posts Tagged ‘homosexual’

Intolerance of “Homosexual” Neighbors at an All-Time Low

According to a Gallup telephone poll conducted in 2006, "only" 27 percent of Americans would not like to live near "homosexual" neighbors. (No word on American attitudes toward neighbors who are simply "gay."). That figure is down from 30 percent homosexual-neighbor-intolerance in 1995 and 38 percent intolerance in 1990. Americans still dislike gay neighbors more [...]

Anti-Gay Activists Putting “Gay” In Scare Quotes Now

J. Matt Barber, board member of Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays and Gays, has no problem with being gay. Being "gay," on the other hand, is a serious cause for concern.

Why the Face of AIDS Isn’t a Gay Prostitute on Drugs

Also not catching on as face of AIDS: Scorpions.
Some people believe that every human being has the right to a full and healthy life. Others believe that every human being has a right to a full and healthy life—as long as they aren't gay, addicted to drugs, or a prostitute.
And then, there are those [...]

Indians Divided Over End to Gay Sex Ban

Today, "New Delhi’s highest court decriminalized homosexuality," the New York Times reports. The decision, which overturned an 1861 law banning "carnal intercourse against the order of nature with any man, woman or animal," marks the first decision from an Indian court to "directly address rights for gay men and lesbians."
Indians are intensely divided over the [...]

Disney’s Closeted Gay Agenda

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Yesterday, Jezebel pointed to a recent study which argued that Disney films were guilty of "elevating heterosexuality" with their butterfly-laden, musical-accompanied girl-meets-boy match-ups:
"Characters in love are surrounded by music, flowers, candles, magic, fire, balloons, fancy dresses, dim lights, dancing and elaborate dinners," the researchers observed. "Fireflies, butterflies, sunsets, wind and the beauty and power of [...]

All Animals Are Gay

Yep, nearly every species of animal on God's green earth engages in "same-sex sexual behavior," UC Riverside researcher Nathan Bailey reports. In a review published yesterday, Bailey and co-researcher Marlene Zuk found that while homosexual behavior spans the Animal Kingdom, the behavior manifests itself differently across species:
"For example, male fruit flies may court other males [...]

West Point Grad Tells On Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell

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West Point graduate Lt. Dan Choi appeared on the Rachel Maddow show in March, announced he was gay, had his audio swiftly cut off, reappeared on the show the next day, then received a letter announcing he was out for "telling."
This is the letter the military sends you when you admit you're gay:
This is to [...]

The Secret Sex Life of the Catholic University of America

This week, I wrote a cover story for the paper on the sex life at the Catholic University of America, the official U.S. university of the Catholic Church. The Washington, D.C. school bans all behavior that is "inconsistent with the teaching and moral values of the Catholic Church"—including premarital sex, condom use, masturbation, and sexual [...]

Ted Haggard Doesn’t Like Labels

Ted Haggard, the evangelical minister of Colorado Springs' New Life Church who was outed in 2006 as the client of a male prostitute, doesn't believe in labels. "I think of myself as a heterosexual but with issues," Haggard said in an interview. "Those labels just don't work, and from the research, they don't work for [...]

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