Most studies on straight girls kissing focus on dorm rooms and dance floors. But one sociologist looks at the development of 'sexual friendships' among women previously ignored like single moms.
But it may be that at some point in the future, coming out will become a thing of the past.
The strongest resistance to the United Nations resolution to promote LGBTI rights came from Muslim and African states. Many of these countries still criminalise same-sex relationships.
The massacre at an Orlando gay club is a savage reminder that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people still face harsh prejudice in America and lack full equal protections under the law.