Pam Belluck, "How Universities Deal With Sexual Harassment Needs Sweeping Change, Panel Says"
Years of efforts to prevent sexual harassment in science, engineering and medicine have failed, and universities need to make sweeping changes in the way they deal with the issue, a searing new report by a national advisory panel concluded on Tuesday.
Colin Dwyer, "With Narrow Vote, Argentina Takes Big Step Toward Legalizing Abortion"
It took more than 22 hours of debate, stretching overnight into Thursday morning, but finally Argentina's lower house of Congress has decided: By a 129-125 vote, the Chamber of Deputies passed a bill legalizing abortion before 14 weeks of pregnancy.
Ian Froese, "Nearly 1,300 students victims of sexual offences by school staff over last 2 decades, Canadian study says"
Nearly 1,300 Canadian children have been victims of sexual offences carried out — or alleged to have been carried out — by school employees in the last two decades, according to the Canadian Centre for Child Protection.
Vanessa Gera, "Gay pride parade turnout defies conservative times in Poland"
The capitals of Poland and Romania hosted festive gay pride parades that attracted thousands of people Saturday, as emboldened participants vowed to keep pushing for the eventual freedom to marry the person of their choice.
Kit Gillet, "Same-Sex Marriages Are Backed in E.U. Immigration Ruling"
All European Union countries must recognize same-sex marriage, at least in relation to immigration cases where one partner is a citizen of the bloc, its highest court ruled on Tuesday.
Kathleen Harris, "Trinity Western loses fight for Christian law school as court rules limits on religious freedom 'reasonable'"
A B.C. Christian university has lost its legal battle over accreditation for a planned new law school, with a Supreme Court of Canada ruling today saying it's "proportionate and reasonable" to limit religious rights in order to ensure open access for LGBT students.
Aaron Hicklin, "I was 19, gay and ready to be ‘cured’ by conversion therapy"
Born into a Baptist family, Garrard Conley was sent for conversion therapy to ‘treat’ his sexual identity. As his brave and bracing memoir is adapted into a film, he reveals why he still believes he is ‘one of the lucky ones’.
Jan Hoffman, "Sex and Drugs Decline Among Teens, but Depression and Suicidal Thoughts Grow"
One in seven high school students reported misusing prescription opioids, one of several disturbing results in a nationwide survey of teenagers that revealed a growing sense of fear and despair among youth in the United States.
Hayley Jade, "I’m A Disabled Sex Worker, And This Is What I Want You To Know"
I am living with neurological issues such as anxiety and ADHD, and sex work has given me a profession that makes me feel, for once, that I’m great at my job.
Natasha Lennard, "Law Claiming to Fight Sex Trafficking is Doing the Opposite—By Cracking Down on Sex Work Advocacy and Organizing"
After President Donald Trump signed the packaged Fight Online Sex Trafficking and Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers acts — known collectively as SESTA-FOSTA — into law in April, organizing around sex workers has been reinvigorated with a new urgency.
Maggie Rahr, "Nova Scotia LGBTQ groups condemn conference they say promotes the ideals of conversion therapy — without calling it that"
Two LGBTQ advocacy groups are urging a church to cancel an event taking place at a religious camp in rural Nova Scotia next month, warning it is teaching principles that could put lives at risk.
Chances are you’ve never heard of Ruth Wallis, one of the greatest singers, comedians, and performers of sexually suggestive lyrics in the postwar United States. Most of her catalogue remains on vinyl and historians have forgotten her. But from the 1940s until the early 1970s, Ruth Wallis was a bestselling performer and a mainstay at supper clubs and hotels.
Sexing History Swag
The Allusionist's "Queer"
Strange or obtuse; a stinging homophobic slur; a radical political rejection of normativity; a broad term encompassing every and any variation on sexual orientation and gender identity: the word 'queer' has a multifarious past and complicated present. This is just a fraction of it.
Making Gay History's "Paulette Goodman"
Paulette knew what it meant to be different, to be demonized, and to have your life threatened because of who you are. And she brought all that experience to bear in her work with PFLAG (formerly known as Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays).
This American Life's "To Be Real"
Most of the time, we show the world a pretty superficial version of ourselves. "How about that weather?" But this week—people who try to go deeper, to get to something real, in some unexpected places: war, magic and porn.
James Michael Nichols and Gabriela Landazuri Saltos, "22 Incredible Photos Of LGBTQ Pride Celebrations Over The Decades"
Take a trip back in time with these beautiful photos of Pride celebrations over the past several decades.