Some advocates are calling the Food and Drug Administration’s historical hesitation to approve a drug that would treat low sex drive in women sexist; others are saying the development of the medication itself is sexist. Who’s in the right?
Despite numerous bans on gay “conversion therapy” across the country, some organizations continue to provide discredited practices they say can “cure” same-sex attractions in their clients. In part one of Vice’s investigation into organizations that purport to “convert” gay people, Vice visits Journey Into Manhood, a weekend long retreat “designed specifically for men who are self-motivated and serious about resolving unwanted homosexual attractions.” [via Vice]
Former NFL player Wade Davis talks to Melissa Harris-Perry about the #ThisIsLuv campaign, a multimedia campaign that challenges the notion that the Black community is less likely than other communities to accept LGBTQ family and community members. [via MSNBC]
Valentine’s Day is a $19 billion holiday. How are folks spending that money?
In her TED Talk, which was filmed in Toronto last fall, Sabrina Jalees shares how embracing her individuality and being proud of what made her different helped her become happier and more successful than she was prior to coming out to her audiences and Muslim family.
At institutions and in organizations that ostensibly cater to older adults’ needs, the matter of their sexuality is often ignored altogether.
Between the high-tech sex toys, transplanted uteri, lab-grown penises, and perils of hookup apps, 2014 sometimes sounded like a science fiction novel. But we can’t forget the news about IUDs and STIs that came out this year, either.
Meet Alex, a young boy who proudly raps about his experience coming out as trans to his mom. As the Advocate explains, “studies have shown that trans kids with affirming parents are less likely to experience suicidal thoughts” or other consequences of depression. The video was recorded at Camp Aranu’tiq, a summer camp for transgender and gender-variant youth. [via Advocate.com]
The dating site PositiveSingles boasts that it offers a safe, confidential place for adults living with sexually transmitted diseases to connect with others in similar situations for support and possibly romance. A recent jury verdict in California, however, suggests the site is anything but confidential.
This week, scientists determine when humans and Neanderthals swapped genes, anthropologists suggest that King Tut’s parents were siblings, and a male bird (apparently) poisons itself to be more attractive to females.