LGBTI News

Rainbow Flag: Meaning of Each Colour & Chakras

Colours like sounds produce different levels of energy. We often pick out a particular colour item to wear according to our moods. Music with its different notes produces a variety of energies. Many healers identify with the chakras which are different energy places in our body and each is assigned a cooler. Read about the colours of the Rainbow flag. …

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LGBTI Life in Afghanistan: Gradually Improving?

In 2012, Nemat Sadat, a former professor of political science at American University of Afghanistan mobilized a LGBT movement and on August 22, 2013, he became the first public figure to come out as gay and campaigned for gender freedom and sexual liberation. There does not seem to be much internet information on improvements since then, but I would think …

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Homophobic Lies 101: Do The Research!

People make a choice to be gay. If you know any/many GLBT people and you have listened to them, you would not entertain this statement as true. This is a pivotal statement used by anti-gay groups all the time. It is simple and it is powerful. Here is why. If being GLBT is a choice, then it is a conduct. …

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Homosexuals Avoid These Death Penalty Countries!

Many of us live to travel, but we should be extremely careful of countries that have the death penalties for lesbians and gays. Here are the 10 countries where homosexuality may be punishable by death: Yemen: According to the 1994 penal code, married men can be sentenced to death by stoning for homosexual intercourse. Unmarried men face whipping or one …

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British Military: Top Employer for Gays & Lesbians

In a statement, a British Ministry of Defense spokesperson declared, ‘The Army has worked tirelessly over the last 15 years to become more inclusive and is very proud to be recognised by Stonewall as a top 50 lesbian, gay and bisexual employer. Our lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender forum is vibrant and offers confidential support, advice and mentoring to any …

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Pride

Twenty-Five Unusual Facts About Homosexuality

1.The labrys, a double-edged hatchet or axe, is a symbol of strength and unity for the lesbian community. Demeter, the Goddess of Earth, is said to have used a labrys as her scepter, especially in religious ceremonies. 2. In 1987, Delta Airlines apologized for arguing in plane crash litigation that it should pay less in compensation for the life of …

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Bollywood LGBTQ Movie Review

This ranking is not a complete list of films in the LGBTQ movie genres created by Metacritic; it needs technical improvements as well as a maximum number of reviews to properly represent them. As a note, since 2000 when IMDB began keeping track, all films released prior to 2000 in the US have been included in the film database regardless …

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How many Genders are there?

How many genders are there? I think in order to be supportive of other people, including our gender selves, we need to work on our labels to make them reflect our genders and to acknowledge that other alternatives are possible, affirming that we are all genders. While it’s excellent to work with professionals that understand and work with many people, …

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HIV & AIDS

Closing in on AIDS Cure

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S.A.) maintains there is no cure for AIDS as of 2011. The CDC points encouragingly to the preventative shot in the arm which has thus far apparently eluded researchers. The prescribed course for managing the disease is a selection of drugs considered successful in prolonging the life of the patient. The established mainstream …

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Diagram of Sex and Gender

BIOLOGICAL SEX (anatomy, chromosomes, hormones) male ————————————- intersex ——————————— female GENDER IDENTITY (psychological sense of self) man ——————————– two spirit/third gender ———————— woman GENDER EXPRESSION (communication of gender) masculine —————————— androgynous —————————– feminine SEXUAL ORIENTATION (romantic/erotic response) attracted to women —————— bisexual/asexual ——————— attracted to men Biological sex, shown on the top scale, includes external genitalia, internal reproductive structures, chromosomes, …

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