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Maluma Says Gay Rumors are Just That: ‘I Would Have Already Talked About It’
Said Maluma: “People are stupid, aren’t they? How can they say that I am gay? If I were gay, I would have already talked about it. Whoever said I am gay, lend me your girlfriend for a moment, to see how gay I am… Ah, man, you guys make me laugh.”
University professor takes offense to 'OK, Boomer' insult: 'Like calling someone a n****r'
A journalism professor at the University of Oklahoma compared calling someone a "boomer" (a jokingly derogatory reference to an older person) to calling someone a racial slur during a class, according to the OU Daily student newspaper.
Why is rape still so prevalent in 2020?
The #metoo movement has made talking about rape far less taboo, so why isn’t sexual violence being reduced? In honour of Sexual Abuse and Sexual Violence Awareness Week 2020, Lizzy Dening, founder of Survivor Stories, reports on the reasons why we're still shockingly at risk
It’s 2020 and we’re slowly getting better at talking about rape, thanks in part to initiatives like #metoo and the Million Women Rise march. But for every forward step, the statistics around sexual violence remain bleak – and things are actually getting worse.
It’s estimated that one in five women and 4% of men have experienced some type of sexual assault since the age of 16, with roughly 3.1% of women experiencing a sexual assault each year. Meanwhile, rape cases referred by police to the Crown Prosecution Service have fallen by 32%, and convictions have dropped by 21%, in the year leading up to September 2019. So what exactly is going on?
Lesbians more accepted than gay men around the world, study finds
A new study exploring the attitudes toward nonheterosexual men and women in 23 Western and non-Western countries found lesbians are more accepted than gay men around the world.
“We found that gay men are disliked more than lesbian women in every country we tested,” according to the study, which was conducted by three New York University psychologists and published in the December issue of the journal Social Psychology and Personality Science.
Sexual minorities face pervasive discrimination and hostility globally, with same-sex sexual activity still illegal in approximately 70 countries.
Do transgender athletes have an unfair advantage?
Does “science” show that transgender girls who compete as females in a sport have an unfair advantage?
That’s the claim made earlier this month by a Tennessee state legislator who called for a law inflicting career-ruining sanctions on school officials who let trans-student-athletes compete in accord with their gender identities.
The proposal is neutral on its face: it would apply to both boys and girls. But the specter of trans girls (girls born as boys) gaining an unfair edge on “real” girls animates it and other proposals like it.
Man accused of ditching boy because he thought he was gay
A Florida man is accused of child neglect after leaving a child alone at night outside a police station because he thought the boy might be gay, police said.
Haines City police didn't say in an arrest report whether the boy was the son of Evenaud Julmeus, 30. The child's name, age or relationship to Julmeus wasn't included in the report.
Hate Crime Murders Are Highest Ever Recorded by FBI
Startling new data released Monday shows that the rate of hate crime murders in the U.S. is the highest it’s been in at least 27 years.
The FBI’s definition of a hate crime includes “criminal [offenses] against a person or property, motivated in whole or in part by an offender’s bias against a race, religion, disability, sexual orientation, ethnicity, gender, or gender identity.”
The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) claimed the total is the highest recorded by the FBI since the bureau first began tracking hate crimes in 1991.
Senator Sotto proposes to refer to LGBTQ+ members as ‘homo sapiens’
Philippines Senate President Vicente “Tito” Sotto yesterday expressed confusion about the term “LGBTQIA” and proposed that instead of referring to members of the community as such, they should just be called “homo sapiens.”
WATCH: America has a spiritual problem not a gun problem
On Tuesday's episode of the "White House Brief," Jon Miller discussed his disgust with the political talking points in the days following the mass killings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, and why video games do not create mass murderers.
Miller addressed the sickness of a nation when politicians refuse to allow Americans time to process the tragic loss inflicted by mass murderers without inserting their talking points.
One such talking point was the theory that video games created a culture that celebrated violence. Both Joe Biden and even President Donald Trump cited video games as a cause of violence among youth. However, study after study proves that there is no correlation between mass killings and video games.
SORRY, DEMOCRATS, BUT TRUMP DIDN'T CAUSE THE TRAGEDIES IN EL PASO AND DAYTON / OPINION
k.d. lang Says Coming Out Denied Her a Chance to Remain Mysterious
Singer k.d. lang stunned the world coming out to The Advocate in 1992. But she says now the experience ultimately proved ‘exhausting’ and stripped the singer of some public mystery.
“I grew up with the adage that there is a wealth of purpose in being mysterious,” lang said in a new interview with The Guardian. “And I feel like I haven’t had the chance to be mysterious. My sexuality, and everything, was so much out in the open, and has been for many years. I feel exhausted by being exposed.”
I Just Experienced a Sexual Horror Story. Will I Ever Bounce Back?
I recently went on a couple of dates with a guy I’ve had a crush on for a while. I was very much looking forward to jumping his bones. The dates went well, and we went back to his place, and ... I didn’t perform well. At all. He was really sweet about it, but I was mortified.
I’m pretty sure he’s open to seeing me again, because he seemed disappointed that I left so soon afterwards. (I was feeling terrible about it and just wanted to GTFO.) The problem is, I feel like I can’t go on another date with him until I prove that I’m actually good at sex! I usually get accolades from the people I’m with so this was a huge blow to my ego. I want to go out with him again but I feel like I won’t pay attention to anything until I get another chance at it. But even then I’m terrified that I’ll be too in my own head about it and it’ll happen again.
What should I do? Text him to see if he’s available for a quick hookup and get it out of the way? Go on another date with him and deal with the fact that we’ll both be thinking about how poorly last time went the whole time we’re sitting there? I like him a lot, and I don’t want to reduce him to this mountain I have to climb to prove my worth but .... yeah that’s kind of exactly how I feel. Help!
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Spider-Man star Zach Barack says superhero movies are “inherently trans”
Zach Barack has a unique perspective on the superhero genre.
The 23-year-old actor plays Peter Parker’s high school friend in blockbuster sequel Spider-Man: Far From Home, making him the first openly trans person to star in a Marvel movie, alongside Tyler Luke Cunningham as a featured extra.
Speaking to Variety at the Los Angeles premiere of the new Spider-Man movie, Zach opened up about how “meaningful” the role is for him, and argued that there’s something “very inherently trans” about superhero movies.
“I’m not by any means an expert on comics, but I read them growing up, you know, and they were important,” he said.
“And there’s something very inherently trans about those stories, especially ones where identity and hidden identity is part of them.
From ‘sex means penetration’ to ‘all effeminate guys are bottoms,’ these are the most common myths about gay sex between men
Let's talk about gay sex — because even in 2019, misconceptions are seemingly inescapable.
Maybe that's because sex between men (or women, for that matter) is still all but absent from mainstream media. In fact, the Elton John biopic "Rocketman," released in May, is reportedly the first big-budget studio film with a sex scene between two men.
Or maybe it's because gay sex that does leach into popular media tends to misrepresent typical sexual encounters — often to an embarrassing extent. For example, most gay men would not describe quick, spur-of-the-moment tent sex, as featured in the 2005 film "Brokeback Mountain," as typical.
I’m Gay. So Why Don’t I Belong to ‘Gay Culture?’
I'm a gay transgender man, though I tend to keep the "transgender" part under wraps most of the time. I also live in a fairly small and conservative town. This makes talking about my childhood awkward unless I just say "my parents grew up in the city so we didn't really do a lot of outdoorsy stuff.” It's true without being too detailed, so that response is usually enough to get some pressure off me.
Anyway, I don't really have much interest in certain things considered part of "gay culture.” I watch Drag Race and follow some past contestants on social media. I feel a certain glee when characters in fiction I already like turn out to be LGBTQ. And while I'm not too familiar with the history of the Pride movement, I would love to learn more about it.
But that's about the extent of it. I simply cannot even pretend I like Katy Perry or Will & Grace. I've tried watching Sex and the City only to wonder if I'm supposed to like any of the characters. I'm basically someone who's been described as "Judas Priest gay.” Is there something I'm missing that's supposed to help me enjoy these things? Does this sound like a matter of preferring documentaries over other genres? Or is this just not as uncommon as I probably think?
Out of the “Fruit” Loop
Does Federal Law Protect LGBTQ People? This Poll Reveals A Serious Misconception
According to a new survey, almost half of all Americans wrongly believe that federal law protects LGBTQ people from discrimination. In a Reuters/Ipsos poll released Tuesday, 45% of respondents incorrectly claimed that federal anti-discrimination protections apply to LGBTQ Americans, when in fact, no such protections exist due to longstanding opposition from conservatives.
“When you talk to people across the country, regardless of where they stand on LGBTQ equality, so many don’t know that in 30 states LGBTQ people are still at are risk of being fired solely because of their gender identity or sexual orientation,” Charlotte Clymer, the Human Rights Campaign's press secretary for rapid response, told Reuters. “These things are flying under the radar for most Americans.”
BEING GAY IS LINKED TO THESE BIOLOGICAL MECHANISMS, SCIENTISTS SAY
Years and Years star Dino Fetscher on the “vital importance” of LGBTQ representation
This Dad Gave Out Hundreds of Hugs at the Pittsburgh Pride Parade, and the Photos Are So Emotional
Africa is doing better on LGBTQ rights than you think
Christian hate-preachers plan anti-LGBTI conference during Orlando Pride