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.
On November 12, 2011, Judge Deborah A. Batts and Dr. Gwen Zornberg were wed in Washington, D.C. at the St. Gregory Hotel. The ceremony was officiated by Emily C. Hewitt, Chief Judge of the United States Court of Federal Claims.
Judge Batts became the first openly gay federal judge upon her appointment by President Clinton to the U.S. District Court in New York in 1994.
Dr.Zornberg is a lead medical epidemiologist for the Food and Drug Administration.
Judge Batts is known for her reticence about her private life. She has acknowledged that being a lesbian is "definitely an important part" of her life, but has added that it is only one important part of her life, saying, "I am also a very devoted mother, I'm an attorney, a former prosecutor, I'm an African-American."
Now she can add that she is also a legally-wed spouse.