Straight men who have sex with men do so for a number of reasons, but in general such activity is about physical release and sexual behaviors, not about attraction or desire for another man.
Transgender people--more specifically, people who were born male but present themselves as female--are Brazil's single most marginalized group.
Although best known for her crusade for women's suffrage, Susan B. Anthony spoke out on a range of feminist issues.
Cross-dressers have often been misunderstood and maligned, especially in societies with rigid gender roles.
The homosexuality of Frederick the Great of Prussia was an open secret during his reign, yet some historians have attempted to deny it or to diminish its significance.
Butch-femme identities are controversial and difficult to define with precision, but both roles subvert prescribed gender and sexual expectations; ultimately, the butch-femme dynamic is a unique way of living and loving.
Compulsory heterosexuality is the assumption that women and men are innately attracted to each other emotionally and sexually and that heterosexuality is universal, a view that leads to an institutional inequality of power that privileges heterosexual males and denigrates women, especially lesbians.
The lesbian "sex wars" of the 1980s, centered on issues of pornography and s/m, constituted one of the most significant debates among second-wave feminists in North America and Europe.
Congratulations to Evan Wolfson and Dr. Cheng He, who were wed in New York City on October 15, 2011. Wolfson is a key architect in the struggle to legalize same-sex marriage; He is a molecular biologist. They exchanged vows at Gustavino's, a Manhattan restaurant.
Wolfson and He have been a couple since 2002. They could have married elsewhere earlier, but they decided to wait until they could wed in their own state. Fittingly, Wolfson worked tirelessly to persuade the New York legislature to pass the marriage equality bill that made New York the sixth American state to permit same-sex marriage.
Despite his immersion in the political movement for equal rights, Wolfson emphasizes, "For me, getting married is not about making a political statement; it's about wanting to build a life together, wanting to have protections for one another, wanting to make a commitment in front of your family and friends, just like everyone else."
The couple's wedding is the subject of a New York Times feature story by Nate Schweber, which may be found here: Evan Wolfson and Cheng He.