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 April 20, 2013, the 24th annual GLAAD Media Awards were held in Los Angeles. The most controversial moment came when the Agent for Change Award was presented to former President Clinton, but the evening included many more highlights, including a rousing speech directed at the Supreme Court by entertainment attorney Steve Warren, who received the Stephen F. Kolzak Award, which honors an openly glbtq member of the entertainment or media community for his or her work toward eliminating homophobia. His speech and other video highlights are below.
In the video below, host Drew Barrymore opens the awards ceremony.
Steve Warren was introduced by Charlize Theron and Leonardi DiCaprio and proceeded to give a speech in which he called Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia a bully and pleaded with Supreme Court Justices Kennedy and Roberts to do the right thing.
In the clip below, Alex Pettyfer, Betty White, and Cloris Leachman come out for equality.
In the following clip, Toby Maguire presents the GLAAD Media Award to Perks of Being a Wallflower as Outstanding Film--Wide Release.
In the clip below, Darren Criss entertains the audience with a version of Carly Rae Jepson's "Call Me Maybe," which also references the Supreme Court.