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Russia’s Anti-LGBTQ Law Leads to Protests, Pushback, and a Reminder of Our Laws Here at Home

The new law has rightly called attention to the widespread discrimination against LGBTQ individuals in Russia. And as the international community reacts—by dumping vodka and threatening to boycott the Olympic Games in Sochi—it's worth noting that some U.S. states have similar language on the books.

The new law has rightly called attention to the widespread discrimination against LGBTQ individuals in Russia. And as the international community reacts—by dumping vodka and threatening to boycott the Olympic Games in Sochi—it’s worth noting that some U.S. states have similar language on the books.

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Political Men Behaving Badly: Weiner and Filner Won’t Quit Even as More Info Emerges

Amid calls for them to drop out of politics, New York mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner and San Diego Mayor Bob Filner—former congressional colleagues who have both been caught behaving badly around women—are standing their respective ground.

Amid calls for them to drop out of politics, New York mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner and San Diego Mayor Bob Filner—former congressional colleagues who have both been caught behaving badly around women—are standing their respective ground.

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Get Real! I Don’t Want to Spend My Life Never Being Satisfied by Sex

How do you feel satisfied by sex if you're not reaching orgasm?

How do you reach orgasm from a given kind of sex when you just can’t? And how do you feel satisfied by sex if you’re not reaching orgasm?

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Harassment Allegations Against San Diego Mayor Emerge, But He’s Still Keynoting Military Sex Assault Event

Five days after San Diego Mayor Bob Filner apologized to his city and vowed to seek help after vague allegations of sexual harassment emerged, a lawsuit has been filed and details of his behaviors are emerging.

Five days after San Diego Mayor Bob Filner apologized to his city and vowed to seek help after vague allegations of sexual harassment emerged, a lawsuit has been filed and details of his behaviors are emerging.

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The American Academy of Pediatrics Releases New Guidelines on LGBTQ Youth

"The effects of homophobia and heterosexism can contribute to health disparities in mental health with higher rates of depression and suicidal ideation, higher rates of substance abuse, and more sexually transmitted and HIV infections."

Among other things, the guidelines advise pediatricians’ offices to be teen-friendly and welcoming to all adolescents, regardless of sexual orientation and behavior; this includes training office staff and ensuring that office forms do not presume heterosexuality of patients (or parents).

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Virginia Gubernatorial Candidate Wants to Outlaw Oral Sex

Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli (pictured above) swears his only motivation for seeking to reinstate a law that was found unconstitutional—it bans oral and anal sex between consenting adults—is to protect children from sexual predators.

Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli says his only motivation for seeking to reinstate a law banning oral and anal sex between consenting adults, which was found unconstitutional, is to protect children from sexual predators.

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San Diego Mayor Apologizes for Sexual Harassment, Still Headlining Benefit for Sexual Assault Victims

San Diego Mayor Bob Filner apologizes for sexual harassment charges.

Though no details have been released, San Diego Mayor Bob Filner recently acknowledged sexually harassing women and apologized for his behavior. It’s a good first step, but should he really be the one to headline an event for military victims of sexual assault?

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Hookup Panic: No, Casual Sex Does Not Lead to Rape

Antiquated ideas about women's sexuality are extremely damaging. But it is even more damaging to act as if sexual assault and rape are the price women pay for independence and sexual freedom.

Antiquated ideas about women’s sexuality are extremely damaging. But it is even more damaging to act as if sexual assault and rape are the price women pay for independence and sexual freedom.

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Get Real! Does Sex Have to Involve Penetration? The Idea of it Makes Me Totally Sick

Whatever the gender of a person or their sexual partner is, no one ever has to have any kind of sex or have sex any given way if it doesn't work for them or it doesn't feel good, physically, emotionally or both.

Whatever the gender of a person or their sexual partner is, no one ever has to have any kind of sex or have sex any given way if it doesn’t work for them or it doesn’t feel good, physically, emotionally, or both.

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Male Irish Lawmaker Pulls Female Colleague Onto Lap During Abortion Debate

Irish politician Tom Barry grabs colleague Aine Collins during abortion debate.

Sexual harassment became an issue during an Irish parliamentary debate about abortion legislation early Thursday morning, when a male lawmaker grabbed a female colleague and pulled her onto his lap.

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