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March 20, 2014

Gay men are more self-conscious than straight men in the locker room, with participants in the study saying they are less likely to change in front of straight guys as it's 'unfair' on them

Straight men are apparently more likely than gay guys to ‘compete’ on penis size in the locker room, according to a new study.

Dr Christopher Morris-Roberts, a senior lecturer at the University of Brighton, has said penis size matters a lot to athletes in the locker room.

In research for his PHD, Dr Morriss-Roberts interviewed eight London athletes who played a variety of sports including football, tennis and rugby.

Half of these men self-identified as gay and the other half as straight.

January 24, 2014

A new review of research by the Australian Government’s Institute of Family Studies has found that kids who are being brought up in families headed by gays and lesbians do as well as their heterosexually parented peers

The Australian Institute of Family Studies has released a report on the well being of children raised by gays and lesbians and found they did just as well as those raised by heterosexual men and women.

The Australian Institute of Family Studies is the Australian Government's key research body in the area of family well being and provides an evidence base for developing policy supportive of the well being of families in Australia.

November 29, 2013

Dance and drama consultant for leading London college claimed teachers can turn pupils gay through indoctrination

One of London’s leading colleges has suspended its head of dance and drama after he was caught ranting about ‘gayism’.

The incident has also seen the principal go on a leave of absence.

In his 50 minute speech Dr Mark Walcott, of Newham College in East London, suggested having Elton John as a headteacher would turn children gay.

He said LGBTI people indoctrinate children, like the Ku Klux Klan or the Nazis.

He told colleagues he had investigated a school leading to the dismissal of a teacher because of his sexuality.

June 29, 2013

Singapore Democratic Party politician confirms he is gay, hours before attending the city state’s annual LGBT rally

Singapore’s opposition politician Vincent Wijeysingha has officially come out as gay, ahead of the country’s fifth annual Pink Dot rally.

In a Facebook message Friday afternoon (28 June), the 43-year-old social work lecturer from SIM University says: ‘Just in case Fabrications About The PAP was wondering, yes, I am going to Pink Dot tomorrow. And yes, I am gay.’

May 21, 2013

Gay Vietnamese-Canadian fashion design lecturer who lives in Ho Chi Minh City argues Vietnam is not ready for gay marriage

In response to Vietnam marching ahead of other Asian nations towards legalizing same-sex marriage, a gay Vietnamese-Canadian fashion design lecturer who lives in Ho Chi Minh City said that the country is not ready for marriage equality.

Legalizing gay marriage would not make Vietnam '"cool" when it has failed to acknowledge other gay rights issues', Valentine Vu writes in an editorial for Tuoitre News.

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'.

November 3, 2012

Jamaican gay rights advocate, Maurice Tomlinson, says his country's government is directly responsible for the brutal homophobic attack on a young student

In most modern understandings of criminal law, an accessory is a person who assists in the commission of a crime but who does not actually participate in its commission as a joint principal.

The principal on the other hand is someone whose acts or omissions, accompanied by the relevant malice, is the immediate cause of the criminal act.

June 5, 2012

Polish sex worker stabbed professor 114 times after being asked to engage in S&M 

A male prostitute who killed a university professor by stabbing him 114 times was found guilty in a Scottish High Court on Friday (1 June).

The jury found Polish sex worker Pawal Rodak guilty by majority verdict of murdering 64-year-old Roger Gray, The Scotsman reported.

Gray, a lecturer of 40 years at Herriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, died of blood loss in his home on 19 March 2010.

April 9, 2012

People who grow up with authoritarian parents are likely to endorse anti-gay policies

Men and women who have a repressed attraction to the same sex and grew up with authoritarian parents are far more likely to be homophobic, according to a recent study.

In a series of psychological studies, it found men and women who identify as straight but in tests show to have a strong attraction to gay imagery are more likely to hate and fear proud gay and lesbian people.

It also suggested that people who grow up with authoritarian parents who forbade these desires are more likely to endorse anti-gay policies.

February 16, 2012

According to new report, biphobia is a mental strain on bisexuals

Bisexual people suffer the worst mental health problems of anyone based on their sexuality, says a new report.

The Bisexuality Report: Bisexual inclusion in LGBT equality and diversity’ found bisexual people are prone to higher rates of depression, anxiety, self-harm and suicide, all of which are embedded in biphobia.

December 14, 2011

New book lifts lid on vibrant sexuality, including gays and lesbians, in the Communist GDR

A historian is ‘thrilled’ to receive a prestigious award for her book on sexuality in East Germany under Communism.

Dr Josie McLellan’s study shows how, despite our image of the former Eastern Bloc country as being ‘grey and dull’, people managed to have vibrant sex lives - even gays and lesbians when male homosexuality was illegal.