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.
Lady Gaga performing in 2010. Photograph by Flickr contributor Nellyfus (cc by-sa 2.0).
On December 4, 2011, at a gala benefiting the Trevor Project, Lady Gaga was presented the Trevor Hero Award for "being an inspiration to youth and increasing visibility and understanding of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning community." The pop phenomenon and passionate advocate for glbtq youth recently established the Born This Way Foundation to empower youth to be proud of who they are and to accept others as they are.
"This award means more to me than any Grammy I could ever win," the singer said in accepting her award.
At the event held at the Hollywood Palladium, Google Inc. received the Trevor 2020 Award for "increasing visibility and understanding of LGBTQ issues" for their efforts to improve workplace equality.
The gala featured performances from Miley Cyrus, Mary J. Blige, Lee Ann Rimes, Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka, and Darren Criss, among others.
The Trevor Project was founded in 1998 by James Lecense, Peggy Rajski, and Randy Stone to address the issue of teen suicide, especially among glbtq youth. The three had collaborated on the 1994 Academy Award-winning short film, Trevor, about a 13-year-old who attempts suicide.
Based in Los Angeles, the educational program has helped youth from all over the United States, especially through The Trevor Helpline, a toll-free suicide-prevention telephone counseling service.
At the gala on December 4, this delightful animated video was premiered: