The sexual revolution of post-World War II America changed sexual and gender roles profoundly.
With reports from hundreds of sub-Saharan African locales of male-male sexual relations and from about fifty of female-female sexual relations, it is clear that same-sex sexual relations existed in traditional African societies, though varying in forms and in the degree of public acceptance
In British law, Section 28 of the Local Government Act, enforced from 1988 until 2003, prohibited the promotion of homosexuality and teaching the acceptability of homosexuality as a "pretended family relationship".
The Hijras--men who dress and act like women--have been a presence in India for generations, maintaining a third-gender role that has become institutionalized through tradition.
The dominant ideology among politicized lesbians during the 1970s and 1980s, Lesbian Feminism was based on the premise that lesbianism and feminism were inextricably linked.
Harvey Milk, among the first openly gay man to be elected to public office in the United States, was assassinated in San Francisco's City Hall, making him the American gay liberation movement's most visible martyr.
By the early twentieth-century, YMCAs had become popular havens for men who sought sex with other men.
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.
Zach Wahls on Late Night with David Letterman.
Congratulations to Zach Wahls on the publication of his book, My Two Moms: Lessons of Love, Strength, and What Makes a Family, written with Bruce Littlefield. In his book, Wahls, who came to national attention when his January 31, 2011 speech to the Iowa House Judiciary Committee became an Internet sensation, tells the story of his family.
Ellen DeGeneres describes My Two Moms as "A resounding testament to individuality and to the power of family in all forms from the young man who 'lit up the Internet.'"
My Two Moms is officially published on April 26, 2012 in both hardback and electronic formats. It may be ordered here.
Below is a trailer for the book.
In the clip below, Wahls talks about his book on the Late Show with David Letterman on April 23, 2012.