Tennessee’s “Don’t Say Gay” bill is back and now this time it might force school officials to “out” any students who they suspect might be gay. In the face of much criticism, the bill’s sponsor has unleashed one homophobic remark after another.
South Carolina was ahead of the curve in adopting a mandate for health education, which includes a reproductive health component, in 1988. A new report suggests, however, that 25-years later many school districts aren’t following the mandate and students are still not getting the education they should.
A new document designed to settle debates over how to approach teen pregnancy prevention implies that evidence should trump content. As a sexuality educator and a mother, I have to disagree. What you say is important, as is how you say it and, frankly, equally important is what you deliberately leave out (e.g. no mention of same-sex relationships).
The Mormon Church launched a website encouraging its members to be more compassionate toward the LGBT community and explaining “sexuality is not a personal choice.” RH Reality Check Senior Legal Analyst Jessica Mason Pieklo joins the conversation.
This week, as we are waiting for the Ugandan parliament to debate whether or not homosexuality should be punishable by death (or at the very least life in jail) it might be helpful to review whatever could make anyone reach such a murderous conclusion.
The relatively liberal town of Austin just cancelled a play about Roy and Silo, two male penguins who get together to raise a baby chick. A book based on the couple has been the most challenged book in the country for at least four of the past six years. What is it about gay penguins that gets parents so upset and school districts twisted in knots?
The progressive-leaning state refuses to enshrine bigotry in the state constitution.
An event in New York City examined the split between our authentic selves and the social rules that keep those selves at bay.
It’s not surprising that a vaccine has no effect on adolescent sexual behavior. What is surprising is that fear of “sluttiness” is the number-one reason parents decide not to vaccinate their kids against HPV.
Rather than just excluding Wolf from feminist discourse, we should bring in other voices that incorporate spiritual, artistic, and personal perspectives.