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November 30, 2015

Challenging Gendered Cultures in Childhood to Address School Bullying

This fall, QuERI engaged with several key sociologists who research gender and sexuality in education for conversations on LGBTQ bullying. This is the third of these posts. Dr. Emma Renold is Professor of Childhood Studies at the School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University, Wales, UK. She is author of Girls Boys and Junior Sexualities and […]


What Little Boys Hear When We Tell Them To 'Be A Man'

What does it mean to “be a man?” It’s a simple question, but one that yields complex and thought-provoking answers in a new clip from Cut Video. In the three-minute clip, boys and men ranging from the ages of five to 50 are asked to do word association in response to the phrase “be a man.” […]


Here's Why Gay Porn Is An Industry In Recession

Gay porn isn’t as profitable as it once was. The internet may have made accessing porn more convenient for viewers, but for studios and stars alike its arrival has proven costly. Both are struggling against the proliferation of free online content, budget videos and piracy, as well an influx in social media-savvy amateurs, ready to […]


India Marks LGBT Community's Advances With Colorful Parade

NEW DELHI (AP) — Hundreds of gay rights activists danced to drum beats and held colorful balloons as they marched in a parade in New Delhi on Sunday, celebrating what they call the diversity of gender and sexuality. Organizers said that while the gay pride parade celebrated the gains India’s LGBT community has made in […]


Here's How Many Divorcés Say They've Had Sex With Their Ex

Old bedroom habits die hard: According to a new survey, quite a few divorcés continue to hit the sheets with their exes post-split.  The poll– conducted by Research Now to mark the season premiere of Bravo’s “The Girlfriends’ Guide To Divorce” — surveyed 1,021 married and divorced people between the ages 18 and 49. Of […]


November 29, 2015

Gay Poles Give Hope This Holiday Season!

Chaz Stevens is at it again, doing what he does best: shaking up the establishment to further everyones civil rights. Stevens, who doesn’t sugar coat his words and disdains injustice, holds truth to power. In December of 2013, Stevens thought that the religious displays prominently showcased in the Florida State Capitol suggested that certain religious […]


Trans Women And Trans Men Offer Intimate Answers To Personal Questions

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11 Reasons You're Still a Single Gay Man (Thank God!)

1. Because you’re not interested in becoming a “piece of furniture.” Too many men seek guys who fit their idea of a perfect partner: perfect job, perfect look, perfect friends, perfect for an Ikea ad. You want a guy who loves you for your individual nature, and who might even clash with some of your […]


November 28, 2015

'Psychic' Coming-Of-Consciousness Party Curators Sit Down With HuffPost Gay Voices

For almost three years now, a seasonal queer party series in Brooklyn’s underground has acted as an amalgamation of the different shades and hues of the queer community navigating this outer NYC borough. David Sokolowski and DJ Econ’s “Psychic” party series is much more than an event to mark the change in our climates or […]


From Homelessness to Activism: How One Trans Woman Is Standing in Her Truth

I was 18-months-old when the foster care system placed me in an upscale home in New York City’s Queens neighborhood. It had all the earmarks of wealth, prestige and affluence. I was placed in a home where the arms of loving parents, private schools and weekends at the shore should have awaited me. Instead I […]