Global attitudes to gender and sexual diversity are changing. Some embrace the diversity; others push back.
First UK study to look at body weight and sexual orientation reveals health disparities in sexual minorities.
There are now many gender categorizations, from the traditional ‘masculine’ and ‘feminine’ to ‘gender fluid’ and ‘undifferentiatied.’ Health researchers can work with these to gain a more accurate understanding of disease susceptibilities.
Bigender, gender fluid, cisgender? Emerging gender categorizations are important -- for your health.
Some people have unusual attractions to specific age groups.
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Psychologists don't know much about why people have age-based sexual attractions – such as pedophilia – or how best to help people not act on sexual interests in children.
The current push towards AI categorisation of people is in danger of embedding a binary view of society.
Intersex people are born with sexual anatomy that doesn’t fit binary notions of male or female bodies.
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Until we safeguard every child from all forms of violence, opposition to genital cutting will not be an Australian value.
Education and awareness about gender identity and sexual orientation are crucial.
Many people use religion and culture as explanations for their homophobic attitudes.
Policy changes and face-to-face conversations are part of the plan.
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.
An artist’s representation of how different people are involved in bullying.
Edmonton Public Schools
Research shows that teachers either overlook bullying behaviors or even endorse them.
Everyone ticks multiple demographic boxes.
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No one is only their sex or only their race or only their sexual orientation. Social psychologists are starting to investigate how people of multiple minority groups are perceived.
Young LGBTI students go to university hoping that they would be accepted, but are discriminated against instead.
LGBTI students at South Africa's universities are living double lives to protect themselves from heterosexual students who ridicule and attack them.
If sexual orientation is not static, where does that leave ‘Born This Way?’
Current conversion therapies can't effectively switch someone's sexual orientation. But there could be a time down the road when neuroscience can do what they can't. Where does that leave gay rights?
Love is blind.
Sexual preferences are not set in stone and can change over time, often depending on the immediate situation the individual is in. This has been described as sexual fluidity. For example, if someone identifies…
Section 28? Never heard of it.
Recent reports have suggested that Section 28-style bans on the promotion of homosexuality are on the rise in UK schools, causing concern among teachers’ unions. Based on research by the British Humanist…
Pupil dilation reveal a person’s sexual orientation. Pupils were found to widen most when study participants watched erotic…