Brave's Merida, the celebrated first female hero of a Pixar film, is a tomboy. The argument sparked a firestorm of commentary. Is Merida a thinly disguised gay character, and, if so, does it matter?
Peter AkmanInvestigative Correspondent, W5. As for Ken, he is just as much the home body, spending hours in his oversized leatherback chairs reading. The only photograph in the home is in a frame sitting on the front window sill.
This week, Stef visually walked you through the trainwreck of the most recent episode of Are You The One. Nel recapped that devastating episode of Pose. Natalie recapped an emotional and triumphant episode of Good Trouble.
News is a nonprofit independent media publication. Your tax-deductible contribution helps support our research, reporting, and analysis. This piece is published in collaboration with Echoing Idaa Strong Families project. Last month, I wrote an article about the challenges of navigating my sexual health in bedrooms and exam rooms as a queer woman of color.
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The first time you hook up with someone of the same sex can be daunting -- but also thrilling, and the beginning of a whole new way of being in the world. Filmmaker Jenna Laurenzo wanted to explore this moment, specifically for queer women, in her new short film "Girl Night Stand. Sure, coming out of the closet and dealing with the shit storm of emotions sucks, but there's light at the end of the tunnel and I wanted to see the comedy that takes place while navigating that particular tunnel.
Everyone knew President Obama would say something about gay rights when he visited Kenya last summer. Many American activists were pressing him to publicly condemn Kenya's colonial-era law making homosexuality a crime. But Kenyan gays and lesbians were wary.
Happy Captain Marvel release weekend, Boobs Tubers! Heather has reviewed that feminist masterpiece right here! Natalie recapped a really solid Alice episode of Good Trouble.
Butch and femme are terms used in the lesbian  subculture to ascribe or acknowledge a masculine butch or feminine femme identity with its associated traits, behaviors, styles, self-perception, and so on. This concept has been called a "way to organize sexual relationships and gender and sexual identity". Both the expression of individual lesbians of butch and femme identities and the relationship of the lesbian community in general to the notion of butch and femme as an organizing principle for sexual relating varied over the course of the 20th century.
Many young people engage in sexual risk behaviors and experiences that can result in unintended health outcomes. CDC data show that lesbian, gay, and bisexual high school students are at substantial risk for serious health outcomes as compared to their peers. Sexual risk behaviors place youth at risk for HIV infection, other sexually transmitted diseases STDsand unintended pregnancy:.