Erin Blakemore, "Gay Conversion Therapy's Disturbing 19th-Century Origins"
"In 1899, a German psychiatrist electrified the audience at a conference on hypnosis with a bold claim: He had turned a gay man straight."
Belinda Brooks-Gordon and Teela Sanders, "Banning sex work advertising online will put sex workers in danger"
"Banning websites would drive commercial sex work underground or back on to the streets, making it harder to detect and prevent crimes against sex workers."
Karen Crouse and Ben Rothenberg, "At Wimbledon, Married Women Are Still ‘Mrs.’"
"It is a courtesy title [Serena Williams] now shares with Wimbledon champions Mrs. L.W. King, Mrs. J.M. Lloyd and Mrs. R. Cawley. The public knows them as Billie Jean King, Chris Evert and Evonne Goolagong."
Elaine Edwards, "Hundreds march for better transgender healthcare"
"About 300 people protested in Dublin on Saturday to call for proper healthcare within the State for members of the transgender and non-binary community."
Nanlin Fang, "China's first authorized sex educators to break decades of silence"
"Apart from a few experimental lessons launched in a handful of schools in China's larger cities, most schools haven't introduced formal sex education courses, leaving nearly 22% of youths under the age of 19 mostly in the dark."
Nicole Percy and Adam Walsh, "In the #MeToo era, women used as sex slaves by Japanese in WW II are still seen as prostitutes, not victims"
"Despite having issued repeated apologies over the years, the Japanese government's position in 2018 is that there's no evidence the comfort women were taken against their will."
Olesla Plokhill, "Patricia Schiller, prominent sex therapist, dies at 104"
"Patricia Schiller, a Washington sex and marriage therapist who became a leading authority on how doctors, nurses, teachers and members of the clergy could talk about sex in ways that were neither prudish nor judgmental, died June 29 at her home in Palm Beach."
Alina Polianskaya, "Australians may have to give verbal consent ahead of sex under new law"
"People in Australia who want to have sex may need to receive a vocal ”yes” from their sexual partner to establish consent, or the act could be deemed rape, a government minister in New South Wales has proposed."
Emily Thornberry, "Britain cannot stay silent as LGBT rights are rolled back across the world"
"From Poland to Egypt to Trump’s USA, independent judges are the last bulwark against governments who threaten gay rights"
Jasmine Ting, "Six Activists Bring Pride to Moscow"
"Six activists decided to get creative with showing their support for the LGBTQ+ community out in the open in Moscow. They sported the football jerseys for their respective countries, which happened to form the colors of the Pride rainbow."
Michael Waters, "The Tumblr bloggers building a canon of asexual history"
"Academics have long ignored the history of asexuality, so online communities are stepping in."
In 1966, before breast implants were widely available or popular, Jack Feather patented a "spring type breast developer." He made millions of dollars promising women that they could change their bodies and increase their sex appeal.
Sexing History Swag
Criminal's "The 'It' Girl"
"The story behind the face of New York’s Gilded Age, Evelyn Nesbit."
Nancy's "Peppermint 2020"
"A conversation with drag trailblazer Peppermint, who's making history as the first trans woman to originate a principal role on Broadway in the new Go-Go's-inspired musical Head Over Heels."