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Featured Voices: Why I’m Genderqueer, Professional, and Unafraid

Featured Voices: Why I’m Genderqueer, Professional, and Unafraid | Let's Get Sex Positive | Scoop.it
Jacob Tobia seeks gender empowerment in the professional world. When being visibly gender nonconforming raises eyebrows on the street, how can someone stay true to their identity in the workplace?

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It Gets Queerer: TV’s portrayal of LGBTIQ people is better than ever

It Gets Queerer: TV’s portrayal of LGBTIQ people is better than ever | Let's Get Sex Positive | Scoop.it

In terms of reach and scope, nothing brings queer stories and characters to audiences with the same effectiveness as television. Sure, films like The Imitation Game and Dallas Buyers Club get nominated for Oscars and attain a higher profile than most TV shows, but in terms of pushing the limits of what mainstream audiences encounter, it’s impossible to beat a medium which reaches a captive audience in living rooms across the world.

The problem with these films is the fact that they’re fundamentally heterocentric works. While they may have queer characters at their core, they’re not actually interested in those characters’ queerness in a way that understands the increasing significance of LGBTIQ representation. Television, on the other hand, has become adept at doing this, but it still has a ways to go.


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'Don't Sneak': A Father's Command to His Gay Son in the 1950s

'Don't Sneak': A Father's Command to His Gay Son in the 1950s | Let's Get Sex Positive | Scoop.it
In a StoryCorps animation, Patrick Haggerty remembers the remarkable advice he got from his dairy farmer dad.

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Two years before he died, he had the chance to make his son feel comfortable about himself and he did against all conventions at the time.  A saint? Yes, I think so....

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The history and future of gayness: I Was Born Homosexual. I Chose to Be Gay.

The history and future of gayness: I Was Born Homosexual. I Chose to Be Gay. | Let's Get Sex Positive | Scoop.it
“You know,” observed a recent dinner guest, glancing around our living room between sips of his digestif, “there are a lot of strong women in this apartment.” I follow his gaze toward the massive tangerine-on-yellow She-Ra painting that anchors one end of the room—a tough lady if there ever was...
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US Appoints First-Ever Special Envoy For LGBT Rights - NPR (blog)

US Appoints First-Ever Special Envoy For LGBT Rights - NPR (blog) | Let's Get Sex Positive | Scoop.it
The State Department said Randy Berry's job will be to "reaffirm the universal human rights of all persons, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity."
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What Does It Mean to Sound Gay?

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Affect a lisp, assume a lilt, and add a fair amount of flamboyance. Presto! Instant gay man’s voice. It’s a stereotype, to be sure, but is there any truth to it? Bob Garfield and Mike Vuolo talk to Benjamin Munson, a speech scientist at the University of Minnesota, about what it means to sound gay.

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What Happened When a Father Asked the Internet to Help Him Talk to His Gay Son?

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An anonymous father warmed the hearts of many Reddit readers when he reached out to the site’s community for advice on how to talk to his son after he inadvertently discovered the 13-year-old might be gay, reports Gay Star News.


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Lumbersexuals: The Triumph Of The Bears

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Bears were partly a reaction to the whole ghastly metrosexual moment when straight men, for some elusive reason, decided to shave, product and starve themselves so as to look more like women (at the behest of those Queer Eye minstrels). And exactly the same kind of hirsute transition is now – a decade later – well under way among straights.

I regard this, in the spirit of Tim Teeman, first as a huge achievement for gay male America. Not only are we more comfortable in our own unpolished masculinity, we have created a cultural space for straight men to be the same. To put it another way: gays have helped redefine masculinity for straights – and for the first time, straights have not responded by feeling in any way tainted or discomfited by the association. In the process (don’t tell anyone), the gays have craftily transformed the public space by exponentially increasing the number of men we might have a hankering or a fetish for. Win-win!


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Today is Transgender Day of Remembrance

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Around the world, the 20th of November each year is set aside to remember those who have died as a result of anti-transgender hatred or prejudice.

It’s a day of reflection as we remember people we have lost. But it can also be a day of celebration, awareness and renewal, as our communities join together in solidarity and hope for a better future.


Thursday 20 November 2014 is the 16th annual Transgender Day of Remembrance. The idea began in America back in the late ‘90s following the violent unsolved murder of trans woman Rita Hester, and the day is now marked in more than 20 countries across the world, including here in Australia.


The latest figures from Transgender Europe’s Trans Murder Monitoring project list 226 reported killings of trans people in the 12 months to October 2014. The update shows reports of murdered trans people in 28 countries in the last 12 months, with the majority of 113 from Brazil.


Here in Australia, a local survey by The Gender Centre in 2012 found that 51% had experienced a transphobic incident directed at themselves – either verbal abuse, physical abuse or discrimination. But only 22% had reported the incident to the authorities, as many feared their concerns would not be taken seriously, and others did not want to be ‘outed’ in a police report


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Deviant Domesticities: Reflections on the Queerness of Home

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By Stephen Vider Can the home be queered, or has the home been queer all along? This was the question I posed last month as the organizer of The Queerness of Home: Intimacy, Normativity, Domesticit...
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How Fluid Sexuality Fits into the LGBTQIA+ Spectrum

How Fluid Sexuality Fits into the LGBTQIA+ Spectrum | Let's Get Sex Positive | Scoop.it

Sexuality isn’t a choice. So it may seem confusing to some when people say they don’t label their sexuality or feel that their sexuality is fluid.

But being sexually fluid doesn’t mean a person is confused. For a person to know and accept their sexuality as fluid, they must be self-aware.

This isn’t to say that there aren’t some people, like barsexuals, who use the idea of sexual fluidity to play at homosexuality without having to deal with the stigma. But this article isn’t about them.

This article is about those who identify as bi, pan, queer, no labels, genderqueer, or any other identity that goes beyond the sexual identities normally covered by “gay” and “straight”.


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Profanely Popular Hot Priests Calendar

Profanely Popular Hot Priests Calendar | Let's Get Sex Positive | Scoop.it
The 2015 Orthodox Priests Calendar on sale now. Featuring nude and semi-nude homoerotic photographs of members of the Orthodox Church, this is one calendar that's sure to hit hot touch points ~ rai...
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Bad News For Bottoms: New Study Finds Too Much Penetration Can Cause Cancer

Bad News For Bottoms: New Study Finds Too Much Penetration Can Cause Cancer | Let's Get Sex Positive | Scoop.it

new study out of the University of Montréal has found that men who have sex with 20 or more partners during their lifetimes are less likely to develop prostate cancer. But there’s a catch: It only applies to straight guys. Gay men who bump uglies with 20 or more partners during their lifetimes are more likely to develop prostate cancer.


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Girl-On-Girl Plush Sex Dolls

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GFELube sure likes to play with his dolls. Or they like to play with each other and he just happens to be there. For more on the dolls, go here.
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Finland: Tom of Finland stamps are best selling ever

Finland: Tom of Finland stamps are best selling ever | Let's Get Sex Positive | Scoop.it
A range of Tom of Finland stamps has launched in Finland to commemorate the “proud homoeroticism” of the influential gay artist, and has been the best selling in the country's history.
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Could using gay dating app Grindr get you arrested in Egypt?

Dating apps with location technology add a certain excitement to nightlife in many of the world's thrumming metropolises. But in some places, they could get you arrested.


The developers of gay dating app Grindr are facing criticism from users and an American security company, as fears mount that the smartphone app might have put thousands at risk worldwide in societies where homosexuality is frowned upon or a crime by law. Germany's largest daily Sueddeutsche Zeitung reported Thursday that Grindr had apparently been used by Egyptian authorities to track down homosexuals -- an allegation which could not be independently verified by The Washington Post. The German newspaper points to an article published on the Web siteCairoScene as well as an interview conducted with an activist who operates a Twitter profile under the name 'GrindrMap' and has created a related Web site. Speaking to The Post, the user confirmed the authenticity of the interview and said: "It's a huge problem if Grindr runs such an infrastructure and doesn't act responsibly."


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The LGBTQ Movement Is About More Than Marriage Equality

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Many activists have brought attention to the fact that the LGBTQ movement – or at least the public perception of it is -- is too focused on marriage.


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The Gender Book

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The Gender Book
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“ A gender 101 resource for anyone and everyone!
Fully illustrated and colorful resource that’s a 09-page hardback book, and available online for free or your love donation....

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Waiting On Hollywood's LGBTQ Literacy: An Interview with Amy Sohn

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In Amy Sohn’s new novel, The Actress, a millennial starlet is explicitly cast as the girlfriend of an older, closeted gay male heartthrob. Maddy Freed, an indie actress whose star is on the rise, is invited to read for an Oscar-worthy movie role opposite Steven Weller, two decades her senior. Maddy is instantly taken with Steven, a celebrated actor with a multi-decade career.


Steven has always been ripe for tabloid fodder given the endurance of his career. But despite cycling through an array of girlfriends (and one wife) over the years, gay rumors tail him constantly. Maddy, aware of the rumors, dismisses them as such and pursues a romantic relationship anyway. But as the two actors pursue different projects and end up shooting in different locations, Steven’s gay rumors resurface again and again in the tabloids, with even Maddy second-guessing the legitimacy of their relationship.


I emailed with Amy about queer representation in the media and celebrity narratives.


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List of Literary Journals for LGBTQ Writers, Women, and Writers of Color

List of Literary Journals for LGBTQ Writers, Women, and Writers of Color | Let's Get Sex Positive | Scoop.it

In a previous post, I mentioned my desire to compile a list of journals and presses that exclusively focus on publishing underrepresented voices, such as women, LGBTQ writers, and writers of color. I’ve finally managed to pull something together that hopefully may prove to be a good starting point and resource for those writers who may wish to find a good home for their writing. Or maybe readers who wish to read more widely or diversely.


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The Dispute Between Radical Feminism and Transgenderism

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Michelle Goldberg on the dispute over what it means to be a woman. The transgender-rights movement has forced a rethinking of what sex and gender mean, and radical feminists now find themselves shunned as reactionaries on the wrong side of a sexual-rights issue.
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LGBT retirement home: the end of the rainbow

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Europe’s first LGBT retirement home, a modest 80s apartment block in Stockholm, gives gay people a friendly place in which to grow old. It’s the start of a growing trend, discovers Eleanor Margolis
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Sex Trouble: Radical Feminism and the Long Shadow of the 'Lavender Menace'

Sex Trouble: Radical Feminism and the Long Shadow of the 'Lavender Menace' | Let's Get Sex Positive | Scoop.it
"The supersensitivity of the [Women's Liberation] movement to the lesbian issue, and the existence of a few militant lesbians within the movement, once prompted [NOW founder Betty] Friedan herself ...

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WHO Suggests All Gay Men Take Anti-HIV Drugs. That’s Fantastic News. 

WHO Suggests All Gay Men Take Anti-HIV Drugs. That’s Fantastic News.  | Let's Get Sex Positive | Scoop.it

To a casual observer, WHO’s new stance on HIV-preventing drugs (or PrEP) might look like a perpetuation of noxious anti-gay stereotypes. But whatever image problem widespread PrEP use might create is dwarfed by the HIV problem that currently plagues the gay community. HIV is, quite simply, homophobic: The risk of transmission from anal sex is 18 times higher than from vaginal penetration, and condoms break more easily during anal sex than vaginal intercourse. Combine these facts with a clearly irreversible trend toward unprotected sex among gay and bi men, and you have a better picture of the impending crisis that WHO is trying to mitigate.


This bleak picture explains why WHO and the CDC recommend PrEP for traditionally “at-risk” men—i.e., men who have sex with men without consistently using condoms. But why is WHO going a step further and advocating PrEP even for those gay and bi men who do everything right? Here, I have a rather depressing insight to offer. Since I started covering PrEP and Truvada at the beginning of this year, I’ve received messages every few weeks from gay men who ask their doctor for a prescription—and are turned down. Invariably, these men use condoms but would prefer to have a backup plan. And invariably their doctors scold them and refuse to write them a prescription.


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The San Francisco Transgender Film Festival (SFTFF) seeks entries for 2014 Festival

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CALL FOR ENTRIES San Francisco Transgender Film Festival SUBMISSION DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 1, 2014 November 7-9, 2014 San Francisco, USA www.SFTFF.org The San Francisco Transgender Film Festival (SFTFF) seeks entries for our 2014 Festival (November 7-9, 2014). SFTFF accepts narrative, documentary, experimental, animated films and music videos. All work should be created by transgender/genderqueer people. We …
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