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Study Looks At Doctors Using Steroid To “Prevent” Lesbianism

  • What in the what now? American doctors have been using a non-FDA-approved steroid called dexamethasone to try to “prevent” lesbianism, bisexuality and intersexuality (i.e. both male and female genitalia) in fetuses. Pregnant women are given the steroid if their fetus is seen to be at risk for something called “congenital adrenal hyperplasia,” which results in the development of “masculine” traits in female fetuses. Perhaps intersexuality is something that could be biologically prevented — although whether it is ethical to do so is a whole can of worms I’m not going to get into here — but what’s this about preventing people’s sexual orientations?  You can read more about the dexamethasone study published last month in the Journal of Bioethical Inquiry here. [Queerty]
  • An Iowa health official has rejected a ban on funding for abortions in the cases of rape and incest. [Think Progress]
  • A Christian summer camp in Texas trains high school kids on how to be effective anti-abortion activists. [New York Times]
  • s.e. Smith at Tiger Beatdown on why we should stop using the phrase “free birth control” when talking about health care reform. [Tiger Beatdown] Keep reading »

Kreayshawn On Why She Refuses To Label Her Sexuality

Frank Ocean Comes Out
The Oddfuture member comes out as gay. Read More »
On Coming Out
Hiding it was like a "boulder" on his chest, Frank Ocean says. Read More »

“Personally, for me, I like people I have a connection with. I’m not the type of girl who will date someone that I don’t really like just so I’m not lonely. So the people I always end up being with are people I have a big-ass connection with, and that could be with a boy, that could be with a girl. It could be with someone who’s 40-years-old, it could be with someone who’s 18, you know what I’m saying? I don’t want to put those boundaries on myself because that’ll limit the kind of people that I attract. I don’t go searching for girls and guys, I just take whatever comes my way and that’s just genuine.”

– Rapper Kreayshawn spoke with Salon.com about Frank Ocean’s coming-out and her own sexuality, namely how she herself doesn’t label it. This bit reminded me of an article I read yesterday in New York magazine. They interviewed a bunch of bisexuals — rather, more accurately, people who have been attracted to both men and women throughout their lives — and I was surprised at how many of them used the label “gay” or “straight” or no label at all instead of saying “bi.” For myself I prefer to just say “straight-ish” … or “slut.” [Salon.com]

Hitched: On Love, Politics & Bigotry

My Lesbian Wedding
Sara is planning a lesbian Jewish wedding! Read More »

The Democratic Party is set to officially incorporate a pro-gay marriage stance into its 2012 convention platform after a 15-member draft committee approved the new pro-marriage equality language over the weekend.

Much like the reaction to President Barack Obama’s recent (supposedly) conversion to pro-gay marriageness, reasonable people are saying: Hooray!

And also duh. And also about time. 

The thing is, I don’t think you have to be a Democrat — or young — to appreciate the fact that civil rights for all people are a good thing. Maybe I’ve spent too much time reading Yo! Is This Racist? but I am both young and a Democrat and my patience wears ever thinner for people who can’t get with the fucking program on not being hate-mongering idiots. Keep reading »

Target Debuts Wedding Registry Ad Starring Gay Couple

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JC Penney features real-life gay couple in father's day ad. Read More »
Lesbian Moms Ad
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JC Penney ad features lesbian moms. Read More »
Gay Marriage Ad
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Flotus At Target
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Target gay wedding registry ad

Target is just one of several retailers that has realized gays and lesbians have money to spend and have decided to reflect that in their advertising. Under the tagline “Be Yourself, Together” with the words “That’s Love” under the red logo, Target’s new ad for its Wedding Gift Registry depicts a same-sex couple holding hands and touching noses as confetti falls around then. Very cute! But we also can’t forget that Target made a 2010 political donation to an anti-gay marriage candidate in Minnesota, prompting Lady Gaga to cancel an exclusive album deal with them. I hope this just one of many ways the company’s will make amends.  [Styleite, Huffington Post]

Frank Ocean Says Coming Out Was A “Boulder” Off His Chest

Frank Ocean Comes Out
The Oddfuture member comes out as gay. Read More »
Gay History
These gay and lesbian couples were proud. Read More »
Gay Sex Rumors
In 2012, Star claimed John Travolta was having gay sex inside spas. Read More »

“[Coming out] was about my own sanity and my ability to feel like I’m living a life where … I’m happy when I wake up in the morning, and not with this freakin’ boulder on my chest. … I wished at 13 there was somebody I looked up to who would have said something like that, who would have been transparent in that way.”

– R&B singer Frank Ocean, on coming out at age 24. [The Guardian]

Boy Scouts Keeping Ban On Gay Scouts And Leaders

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  • The Boy Scouts of America announced today that they are keeping their policy banning gay scouts and gay leaders after a two-year policy review. I know this item has nothing to do with women, exactly. But homophobia does have to do with women, so I’m including it.  [New York Daily News]
  • The FDA has approved Truvada, the first-ever pill to prevent risk of infection by HIV. [The Daily Beast]
  • The Navy is introducing gender-neutral bathrooms on their ships. [Feministing]
  • Chik-Fil-A’s CEO and president addresses his company’s record of bigotry against gays and says he prays God forgives us “prideful, arrogant” marriage equality activists. [Blackbook, Think Progress] Keep reading »
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