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.
Cross-dressers have often been misunderstood and maligned, especially in societies with rigid gender roles.
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.
Glbtq people have been in the vanguard of gentrification, a process of renewing neighborhoods that has both positive and negative effects.
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.
Since the advent of the Internet, lesbians, gay men, and sexual and gender nonconformists of all kinds have been able to use a variety of computer-mediated communications to meet and network both on- and offline.
Formed soon after the Stonewall Riots of 1969, the short-lived but influential Gay Liberation Front brought a new militancy to the movement that became known as gay liberation.
On September 26, 2011, the U.S. Senate confirmed Robert L. Pitman of Austin as U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Texas. Upon being sworn in on October 2, he became the first openly gay U.S. Attorney in Texas.
Pitman was nominated for the post by President Obama on the recommendation of Republican Senators Kay Bailey Hutchinson and John Cornyn. His appointment was opposed by social conservative groups in Texas.
A native of Fort Worth, Pitman attended Abilene Christian University and earned his law degree at the University of Texas, where he has served as an adjunct professor.
Since October 2003, Pitman has served as a federal magistrate judge for the U.S. District Court of Western Texas. He previously served as Chief Deputy U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Texas.
He is the fourth openly gay or lesbian U.S. Attorney appointed by President Obama.
The other three are Jenny Durkan of the Western District of Washington; Laura Duffy of the Southern District of California; and Anne Tompkins of the Western District of North Carolina.