While some people will say they “just knew” if they were gay, straight or bi early on, others have a longer period of questioning. Sexual orientation is something it makes sense to take time to determine just by observing ourselves and our lives.
During 14 years in the Minnesota Legislature, State Rep. Erik Paulsen strongly supported attacks on reproductive health care. You won’t hear him mentioning that in his run for Congress.
The lesbian community faces unique challenges when accessing health care, from widespread provider misconception about STI risks for women who partner with women to doctors who tailor their medical advice to stereotypes they have of lesbians’ lives and needs.
LGBT rights activists marching in Gay Pride Parades in India argued that criminalization of homosexuality is a remnant of colonial rule, and that Hindu mythology recognizes sexual minorities.
Same-sex couples might be able to teach straight couples a thing or two about egalitarian relationships. And that’s the precise threat to traditional marriage social conservatives are afraid of.
Sex reassignment surgery and other related medical interventions cost thousands of dollars and are not optional for many transgender people. But many insurance companies don’t consider these procedures medically necessary.
New York state Governor David Paterson has directed state agencies to respect marriages of same-sex couples performed in other jurisdictions, including California, Massachusetts, and Canada.
Minnesota Family Council has found a faithful partner in Gov. Tim Pawlenty. Over the past legislative session, the organization has shaped Pawlenty’s stance on sexuality education, domestic partner benefits, stem cell research and more.
In Jamaica, as in many parts of the world, HIV and AIDS create a specter of fear and persecution leading to stigma, discrimination and, for many, the concealment of the disease.
The California Supreme Court today declared the state’s same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional.