Posts tagged "sexual orientation"

Why Labels For Sexual Identities Are Useful For Everyone

Remember back in 2007, when a woman married the Eiffel Tower? She’s in a relationship with a German tower crane now. There was a documentary that followed her during her commitment ceremony to the good ol’ Tour Eiffel, and that documentary ruined her relationship with the monument. The staff of the Tower…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / January 13, 2015

Lesbian Allegedly Banned From Visiting Her Partner In The Hospital

A lesbian in Indianapolis, Indiana, said she has been banned by her partner's homophobic mother from visiting her partner at St. Francis Hospital. The mother is technically the next-of-kin for Jennifer Clemmer, who was hospitalized from a prescription drug overdose. But her girlfriend, Sarah Bray, with whom she lives and raises a child, is being…
By: Jessica Wakeman / November 15, 2013

Study: 15 Percent Of People Don’t Believe In Bisexuality

According to a new bummer of a study, 15 percent of people don’t believe bisexuality is a "real" orientation. In other words, they think people who identify as bisexual are lying. The study, presented earlier this month at a meeting of the American Public Health Association, also found that the overall opinion of bisexuality i…
By: Claire Hannum / November 9, 2013

5 Things To Know About The Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) To Protect Gay & Trans Employees At Work

Yesterday, the Senate voted to take up the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, a bill to ban employers from discriminating against LGBTQ workers or job applicants based on their sexual orientation or gender identity (i.e. being transgender). This is the first time ever that ENDA, which has struggled in Congress for almost 20 years, includes protections for…
By: Jessica Wakeman / November 5, 2013

4 Things To Know About Being “Mostly Heterosexual”

Most of you have probably heard of the Kinsey Scale -- a measure from zero (100 percent hetero) to six (100 percent gay) that determines a person's perceived sexual orientation. A recent review of research on the matter, done by Ritch Savin-Williams at Cornell University, focused attention on the…
By: Ami Angelowicz / October 2, 2013

My Own Private Gaydar

A new study done at the University of Washington found that peoples' gaydars are right more than 50 percent of the time -- or even slightly higher than that when it comes to guessing womens' sexual orientations. Participants were shown these (creepy) mask faces both right side up and upside down and were given a…
By: Ami Angelowicz / May 18, 2012

Everything You Need To Know About Genderbread Sexuality

Thank you, Genderbread Person for explaining the difference between gender identity, gender expression, sex and sexual orientation. Each of us are unique Genderbread Persons, with our own blends and delicate balances of gender and sexuality that make us individually delicious. That came out sounding much creepier than I'd intended ... See a larger image…
By: Ami Angelowicz / February 22, 2012

What It Means To Be “Gray-Sexual”

Belinda’s OkCupid account opens with this message: “If you are looking for casual sex, please move on … If you are looking for formal sex, please move on as well. Actually, if you're looking for sex in general, I'll probably disappoint you.” If you are acquainted with the orientation known as asexuality, Belinda’s profile make…
By: Rachel White / November 22, 2011