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December 3, 2013

A Weber State University study shows bisexual women attending university are five times more likely to attempt suicide than their heterosexual counterparts

Bisexual female university students in the US are more likely to deal with depression and suicide than their straight peers, according to a recent study by a Weber State University assistant professor.

The study by Laura Santurri found lesbians are four times more likely than straight girls to attempt suicide.

October 24, 2013

An Ohio State University and Boston University study has found significantly larger numbers of people are prepared to admit some same-sex attraction if nobody can trace their answers back to them

A new study suggests a much larger segment of the population has some level of same-sex sexual attraction and is only prepared to admit it if no one can find out who they are.

Researchers at Ohio State University and Boston University conducted an experiment with 2,516 Americans where they were randomly separated into two groups.

One group were given a private and anonymous computer survey, whereas the other group was given a survey that further concealed their responses using a so-called ‘veiled’ method.

October 2, 2013

The ‘Sexonality Test’ app encourages people to move beyond narrow categories like ‘gay’ and ‘straight’ but Apple has refused it for their platforms

Apple has rejected an app designed to give a ‘fun read-out on individual sexuality’ and refused to say why.

The app, otherwise known as the Sexonality Test, is described as a ‘playful, private and interactive way of exploring sexual desire and sexual orientation’.

Users are presented with a short menu of questions, and then, based on answers given, they receive a score somewhere between zero (100% heterosexual) and 100 (wholly gay).

September 20, 2013

Russian President Vladimir Putin has told a group of journalists that people would have ignored disgraced Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi’s sex with an underage prostitute if he was gay

Russian President Vladimir Putin has made the extraordinary claim that former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi is being persecuted because of his heterosexuality over claims he had sex with an underage prostitute.

‘Berlusconi is being tried because he lives with women,’ Putin said Thursday in Valdai, Russia.

‘If he were homosexual, no one would lift a finger against him.’

During the same speech Putin accused pro-LGBT rights countries of abandoning the ‘Christian values that form the basis of Western civilization.’

March 12, 2013

What you 'like' on Facebook can reveal more about you than you might like, including your race, religion, and sexuality

Your sexuality can be revealed by what you choose to ‘like’ on Facebook, a new study suggests.

Researchers at Cambridge University have used algorithms to predict religion, politics, race and sexual orientation.

Using the algorithms, published in the journal PNAS, proved 88% accurate for determining if a man was gay or not.

It was also 95% accurate in distinguishing African-American from Caucasian-American and 85% for differentiating Republican from Democrat.

March 6, 2013

Mall officials maintain couple was involved in 'sexually explicit conduct' when reprimanded by a security guard

A California shopping mall where a gay couple says they were singled out for kissing and holding hands will be the site of a 'Kiss In' protest on Saturday (9 March).

There has been growing public support for Daniel Chesmore and Jose Guzman who were shopping at Westfield Galleria in Roseville last week when they were reprimanded by a security guard.

Organizers say the 'gay peace protest' will take place at 11 am PST.

February 8, 2013

A study carried out by The University of East Anglia in England has found BBC wildlife shows hosted by Sir David Attenborough do not present enough 'alternative views of animal behavior'

Sir David Attenborough's wildlife documentaries do not show enough gay animals, a study has shown.

Research carried out at the University of East Anglia in England found BBC wildlife documentaries hosted by the famous nature documentary-maker portray animals as heterosexual families too often, even though animals can also be gay.

Dr Brett Mills who carried out the study said: 'The central role in documentary stories of pairing, mating and raising offspring commonly rests on assumptions of heterosexuality within the animal kingdom.'

February 5, 2013

Roger Scruton and Philip Blond posted an anti-same-sex marriage message asof UK parliament debates gay marriage

Two English political commentators have claimed same-sex marriage is homophobic.

The philosopher and lecturer Roger Scruton, writing with fellow political commentator Philip Blond, made the claim on The Spectator's website, a UK political magazine known for its right-wing political leanings.

The article spoke of their 'profound reservations' about same-sex marriage because it would mean gay people conforming to 'heterosexual norms'.

January 30, 2013

A Tennessee bill that would ban teachers from discussing sexuality has been resurrected and now would require outing students

A bill nicknamed ‘Don't Say Gay’ that aims to prohibit teachers from discussing any sexuality except heterosexuality until students have completed grade eight has been resurrected in Tennessee.

The bill proposed by Republican State Senator Stacey Campfield, entitled officially ‘Classroom Protection Act’, prohibits elementary and middle school teachers from discussing sexual activity that is not related to ‘natural human reproduction’. It even bans the acknowledgment that homosexuality exists.

January 26, 2013

A new US study finds that bisexual women have a higher prevalence rate of rape and sexual violence when compared to lesbian and straight women

Bisexual women in the US experience more violence than their gay and straight counterparts, a new study finds.

The Center for Disease and Control (CDC) released findings this week from a study that gauges the prevalence of sexual violence among LGBT men and women in the US.

The data, gathered in 2010 through first-person interviews consiting of questions that separate cases of physical violence, rape and stalking, reveals that:

October 2, 2012

Jamaica’s minister of education says schools should promote heterosexual relationships, but not gay

Jamaica minister of education Ronald Thwaites said that the 'homosexual lifestyle' would not be promoted in the education system.

The decision follows an announcement by the minister last month to withdraw and to revise the Health and Family Life Education (HFLE) curriculum for public schools as the teaching manual mentioned homosexuality.

September 19, 2012

Jamaica’s Ministry of Education has withdrawn suggestions that students should answer questions on sexuality and imagine being gay

Jamaica’s Ministry of Education has withdrawn its health and family life curriculum from high schools after references to homosexuality upset some parents.

The controversy surrounded the ‘Sexuality and Sexual Health: Personal Risk and Assessment Checklist’ segment of the third edition of the curriculum geared at grades seven to nine.

August 1, 2012

Leading scientist Dr Qazi Rahman introduces us to his new research which sheds light on the fascinating question of what makes us gay

Small, dark and fiercely intelligent, Dr Qazi Rahman speaks quickly and excitedly about his specialist subject - what makes us gay?

We met over a glass of white wine - it was a warm evening in London and we sat outside Farringdon wine-bar Vinoteca, entertaining the nearby tables as I asked naive questions about biology and sexuality.

Rahman is the assistant professor in cognitive biology at London’s Queen Mary University and I start by asking what that means.

December 15, 2011

Why Michael Fassbender's predominantly heterosexual character in Shame ends up in a gay bath house

Michael Fassbender was nominated for a Golden Globe Award on Thursday and finds himself competing in a most handsome leading man field that also includes George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Ryan Gosling and Leonardo DiCaprio.

Fassbender's nod came for his performance as a sex addict living in New York City in the film Shame.

His character of Brandon is addicted to sex and has no emotional connection to any of the women he picks up or the female prostitutes he pays for. In one scene, he even has sex with a man he meets when he goes to a gay bathhouse.