Gay & Bi
Same-sex parenting outcomes challenged
(11 June 2012)
The notion that children of same-sex parents fare just as well as children with heterosexual parents has been challenged by two new studies...
Fluidity of sexual orientation correlates with alcohol misuse
(8 June 2012)
According to new findings, young men whose sexual self-definition didnít fall into exclusively heterosexual or homosexual categories tended to misuse alcohol more...
Gaydar more accurate for women's faces
(18 May 2012)
Most people have gaydar, say researchers who also found that gay-straight judgments were more accurate for women's faces...
Homophobes likely to be repressed gays
(13 April 2012)
A groundbreaking study has found that homophobia is more pronounced in men who have an unacknowledged attraction to other men...
Acceptance of homosexuality accelerating
(12 October 2011)
Public attitudes toward gays and lesbians in the US are rapidly changing to reflect greater acceptance, with younger people leading the way, say demographic researchers...
Girl-on-girl infidelity more acceptable
(12 September 2011)
Men are much more likely to continue dating a girlfriend who has cheated on them with another woman than one who has cheated on them with another man, say psychologists...
Black gay men have edge in likeability
(5 September 2011)
An experiment by Canadian psychologists showed that subjects rated white straight men as more likable than white gay men, while for black men, the situation was reversed...
Coming Out not always beneficial
(27 June 2011)
The psychological benefits of revealing one's sexual identity can be substantial for some, but non-existent for those in an unsupportive environment...
Victimization disrupts hormonal system
(9 February 2011)
The stress of being rejected or victimized because of sexual orientation can disrupt hormonal responses in lesbians, gays and bisexuals...
Prevalence of mental disorders gauged in gay youth
(6 December 2010)
One-third of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth have attempted suicide, reveals a new study on the frequency of mental disorders in non-heterosexual young people...
Nowhere to turn for gay sexual assault victims
(17 August 2009)
Being a victim of sexual assault and seeking help is difficult for anyone, but when the victim is gay the thought of reporting a crime is laced with uncertainty and mistrust...
"Treatments" for homosexuality still being offered
(30 March 2009)
Some therapists and psychiatrists are still attempting to help lesbian, gay and bisexual clients become heterosexual despite a lack of evidence that such treatment is beneficial, or even safe...
Risky sex linked to feeling undesirable
(1 December 2008)
New research shows a significant link between sexual desirability and risky sexual behaviors...
Security cited as main driver for same-sex marriages
(20 October 2008)
Obtaining legal protections and making a public statement of commitment were the most often mentioned motivations for same-sex marriage, a new study reports...
Negative feelings about sexuality indicate poor sexual health
(18 September 2008)
Researchers say that the degree of internalized homonegativity among homosexual men is what predicts poor mental and sexual health - not the act of being homosexual itself...
Gay Communities In Decline
(12 June 2008)
Gay neighborhoods and the clubs, bars and events that comprise them appear to be changing worldwide because of Internet dating and civil rights progress, according to new research...
The Appropriation Of "Gay"
(23 April 2007)
I suspect the application of the word "gay" in reference to homosexuals grew out of the fact that many of the†gay†men of the gay nineties and gay Paris were... um... gay. To be gay you had to have a kind of insouciant flair. Youth, wit, good looks and a nifty top hat didn't hurt either...
Gaydar: What's The Signal?
(19 June 2006)
There is little doubt that gaydar, at least in some form, is real. How else would homosexuals have been able to find each other in less tolerant days, when declaring one's homosexuality was a suicidal move? Yet find each other they obviously did. Oscar Wilde enjoyed his first homosexual kiss when he was 16. Unless one supposes that Oscar went around willy-nilly smooching the boys of Dublin before finally landing on one that kissed back, one is left to conclude that kisser and kissee must have recognized something in the other before puckering up...
The Nurture And Nature Of Homophobia
(10 April 2006)
I finally saw Brokeback Mountain last night. Iíd read the reviews and heard glowing reports from my friends, but Iíd been putting it off because frankly, the truth is, I canít stand to see two men kiss. Does that make me a homophobe? Maybe so, but if it does, then Iím not your average homophobe. Perhaps I'm homophobe-lite...
Gay Gene Row Reignited
(8 November 2007)
New evidence shows genetics have a role to play in determining whether an individual is homosexual or heterosexual...
Football Players Not Averse To Some Man-On-Man Action
(30 October 2007)
A survey of former high-school American Football players has found that more than one-third had sexual relations with other men...
Victimization Chief Factor Behind Gay Suicides
(26 September 2007)
Research reveals that being victimized because of sexual orientation is a big risk factor for suicidal behavior among gay, lesbian and bisexual college students...
Sexuality Not So Clear-Cut For New York Men
(21 September 2006)
A survey of New York men found that 10 percent of the participants who identified themselves as heterosexual had in fact engaged in sex with another man during the previous year...
Straight Men Use Internet To Indulge Homosexual Fantasies
(9 March 2006)
A surprising number of heterosexual men are playing out their homosexual fantasies by having cyber-sex with other men...
Gay Marriages As Robust As Heterosexual Pairings
(20 April 2004)
Researchers say there are no compelling psychological factors supporting the case to ban homosexual marriages...
Gay Couples More Honest And Mature Than Heterosexuals
(20 November 2003)
Married heterosexual couples can learn a great deal from gay and lesbian couples according to the first published observational studies of homosexual relationships...
Discrimination Threatens Elderly Gay Men's Health Care
(7 April 2003)
A new study has found that older gay men often mistrust health and social service networks as a result of life-long experiences of marginalization and oppression...
Young Gay Men Are Anxious, Depressed And Prone To Risky Sex
(27 March 2003)
An alarming number of young gay men appear to be highly anxious and depressed, expressing high levels of self-hatred and low self-esteem, according to new research...
20 Percent Of Gay Men Abused By Partner
(30 January 2003)
Homosexual men are just as likely as heterosexual women to be victims of domestic violence...
Suicide Attempt Rate High For Urban Gay Men
(8 August 2002)
Researchers have found that twelve percent of urban gay and bisexual men have attempted suicide in their lifetime, a rate three times higher than the overall rate for adult males...
Changeable Sexual Orientation
(21 August 2000)
Gay to straight? A doctor challenges the widely held belief that all people are locked into an unchangeable sexual orientation...
More Homosexuals Left-Handed
(10 July 2000)
Three Canadian researchers have shown that left-handedness is more common in gay men and in lesbian women than in comparable heterosexual persons...
Sexual Preference In Women Linked To Difference In The Inner Ear
(18 June 2000)
Listen up. Scientists have found the first physiological difference between heterosexual and homosexual women...
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