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Mormon Church On LGBT

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.

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Myths About Homosexuality Fuel Uganda’s “Kill the Gays” Bill

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.

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Birds of the Same Feather: Gay Penguin Play Cancelled by Austin Independent School District

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?

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ELECTION 2012: Minnesota Becomes First State to Reject “Traditional Marriage” Amendment

Chris Kluwe. Photo: Competenetwork.

The progressive-leaning state refuses to enshrine bigotry in the state constitution.

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Women, Sex, and Storytelling: The Truth Behind Tired Mainstream Narratives

An event in New York City examined the split between our authentic selves and the social rules that keep those selves at bay.

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It’s Official: The HPV Vaccine Will Not Turn Girls Into “Sluts”

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.

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Much Ado About Naomi Wolf’s Vagina

Rather than just excluding Wolf from feminist discourse, we should bring in other voices that incorporate spiritual, artistic, and personal perspectives.

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Get Real! I Don’t Know How to Deal with My Boyfriend’s Boundaries and Responses to Sex

The expectation that men will always go for sex or don’t have sexual boundaries is super problematic. So, how do you deal with men who feel challenged, and how do we move toward a mindset about men’s sexuality that’s better for everyone?

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Is the Brain Really the Most Sexual Part of Our Bodies?

The popular phrase “the brain is the most sexual part of the body” leaves me with lots of unanswered questions. 

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Are We Ready To Trust Black Men When They Speak?

New qualitative research study, You & Me, shares findings that Black men who have sex with men use condoms more often than was thought. Many are questioning if they are telilng the truth about their practices. What does this say about us as providers and educators?

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