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Vice Investigates Harmful Gay ‘Conversion Therapy’ Practices

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]

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#ThisIsLuv Campaign Shows Love for Black LGBTQ Community

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]

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This Week in Sex, Valentine’s Day Edition: Candy, Flowers, and ‘Teledildonics’

Valentine's Day is a $19 billion holiday. How are folks spending that money?

Valentine’s Day is a $19 billion holiday. How are folks spending that money?

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Comedian Sabrina Jalees at TEDxToronto: Be Proud of What Makes You Different

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.

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Sexuality Doesn’t Vanish When You Turn 65

At institutions and in organizations that ostensibly cater to older adults’ needs, the matter of their sexuality is often ignored altogether.

At institutions and in organizations that ostensibly cater to older adults’ needs, the matter of their sexuality is often ignored altogether.

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This Year in Sex: We’re Living in the Future

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.

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.

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Eight-Year-Old Raps About Positive Experience Coming Out to His Mom

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]

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California Jury: STI Dating Site Committed Fraud

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.

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.

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This Week in Sex: Humans and Neanderthals Mate, King Tut’s Closely Related Parents, and a Bug-Fueled Cloaca Cleanser

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.

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.

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‘Students for Life’ Tries to Shut Down Sex Week at the University of New Mexico

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Despite the distinct lack of talk about abortions at the University of New Mexico’s Sex Week, Students for Life tried to shut it down. The group would be better named “Students Against Sex,” since that’s what this conflict was really about.

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