Throughout this week, the Cut explores college life, from politics and identity to parties, sex, and style. Here are 15 men and women whose college experiences took them away from heterosexuality and sometimes back again. Some names and identifying information have been changed.
Although I've always wanted this particular superhuman power, I've never been very good at detecting other men's sexual orientation. Findings from a recent study published in the Journal of Experimental Social Psychologyhowever, suggest I may be underestimating my gaydar abilities. The January study investigated people's ability to identify homosexual men from pictures of their faces alone.
We aimed to ascertain the meanings of homosexual relationships among adolescents, in view of contexts of vulnerability that involve exercising sexuality in a homophobic society. We conducted interviews with nine male and four female adolescents who sought healthcare attendance and reported having homosexual experiences. For some of the boys, the homosexual experience occurred circumstantially, due to curiosity and experimentation; for others, it was associated with prostitution.
No longer limited by low budgets, films with gay and lesbian stories have flourished in the first two decades of the 21st century. There is something about the scrappy DIY aesthetic that will always be essentially queer — and the films below reflect a notable shift in the ambition and scope of contemporary queer films. Here are the 20 best LGBT films of the 21st century.
Experimental statistics on sexual orientation in the UK in by region, sex, age, marital status, ethnicity and socio-economic classification. This is the latest release. View previous releases.
Robert Heath claimed to have cured homosexuality by implanting electrodes into the pleasure centre of the brain. Robert Colvile reports on one of the great forgotten stories of neuroscience. For the first hour, they just talked.
Journal of Business and Psychology. Despite its rising importance, empirical research about sexual orientation in the workplace is still scarce. This experimental study examined if gay candidates, with the same work-related qualities as heterosexual candidates, would be judged less favorably in a personnel selection context.
Since the transition into the modern-day gay rights movementhomosexuality has appeared more frequently in American film and cinema. Compared to the s, it is clear that the greater acceptance of homosexuality in the modern era has allowed more gay characters and issues to be seen with more respect and understanding in film and cinema. The first notable form of homosexuality depicted in film was in between two men dancing together in the William Kennedy Dickson motion picture The Dickson Experimental Sound Filmcommonly labeled online and in three published books as The Gay Brothers. Though, at the time, men were not seen this way as queer or even flamboyant, but merely acting fanciful.
Legendary lesbian experimental filmmaker Barbara Hammer died this March from endometrioid ovarian cancer, which she approached with the same experimental and fearless spirit that she did everything in her life, and through which she ultimately found peace, acceptance, and new purpose. The Barbara Hammer Lesbian Experimental Filmmaking Grant is an annual grant awarded to self-identified lesbians for making visionary moving-image art. The grant is supported directly by funds provided by her estate and administered through Queer Art by lesbians for lesbians, with a rotating panel of judges.