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 …Read More »
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, …Read More »
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 …Read More »
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, …Read More »
LGBTQ Meaning, What does LGBTQ Stand for?
We use many abbreviations in our lives, one of these abbreviations is LGBTQ. So what do LGBTQ and sub expansions mean? LGBTQ stand for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer. A lesbian is a woman who feels physical and / or emotional attraction to another woman. Lesbian means gay woman. Women who feel attracted to both men and women are …Read More »
Lesbian, Gay Male and Transgender Elder Abuse
When most people think about Lesbians and Gay men, they think about sexuality. After all, it’s sexuality — sexual behavior — that distinguishes heterosexuals from homosexuals. And since our culture says sexuality is an intensely private activity (particularly for the generations who are currently elders), discussion of Lesbian and Gay male elder issues can seem inappropriate and/or unnecessary, particularly when …Read More »
A Queer Arab Identity?
In this presentation, I discuss the notion of Queer Arab, and examine the ideological gesture it performs. What does Queer Arab achieve as identity formation? Whom does it refer to, if it is anything but self-referential? My initial project was to discuss Queer Arab and the possibility of militantism in the Middle East, rather than mobilize my theoretical apparatus, constantly …Read More »
Belgium Deports Homophobic Turkish Imam
According to reports in the Belgian media, the imam of the Green Mosque in Houthalen-Helchteren, near the city of Genk, shared a discriminatory message on his Facebook account that “homosexuality is a disease, causes decay and is banned by Islam”. Imam also recalled the controversial anti-homosexual preaching of the President of Religious Affairs Ali Erbaş. He also thanked a follower …Read More »
Boğaziçi University’s LGBTI+ Studies Club Closed
According to the news of Bianet, Presidential Communications Director Fahrettin Altun has shared a decision with the signature of rector Melih Bulu and announced that Boğaziçi University’s LGBTI+ Studies Candidate Club...Read More »
What Types of Discrimination do Lesbian and Gay Partners Face?
Because of the lack of legal recognition of same sex partnerships, lesbians and gay men face a wide variety of discrimination on many fronts. Pensions Many pension schemes, including all public sector superannuation schemes, provide for a widow’s or widower’s pension if the pensioner dies before his or her spouse. In these schemes a gay or lesbian partner can never …Read More »