Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender LGBT people have won an acceptance in the UK that would have been hard to imagine when sex between men was decriminalised 40 years ago; a similar situation prevails in many other developed countries. At the same time the oppression of LGBT people continues. However, it is first necessary to put current US and European concepts of sexuality into a broader historical context. Today it is generally accepted that human beings can be divided into lesbian, gay, bisexual and straight people. In each category there is assumed to be a straightforward correspondence between which sex a person desires, their sexual behaviour, and how they are perceived in society. In reality, the interaction between desire, sexual behaviour and social identity is more complex.
“The love that dare not speak its name”
The co-creator of The Simpsons intervened to save a gay Irish bull before his death
The Simpsons co-creator was an animal rights activist, and made headlines in Ireland along with the rest of the world last year after his surprise intervention in the story of a gay bull in Mayo. Animal rights groups both here and in the United Kingdom jumped into action , attempting to raise money for the purchase and transport of Benjy to a sanctuary. Within days, it appeared as though he was already spotted having a chat with a young bullock at the sanctuary. This charity, founded in , works to train dogs rescued from shelters to work as assistance dogs, such as hearing dogs, visitation dogs, and dogs for veterans. Me and my lil buddy. You can obtain a copy of the Code, or contact the Council, at www.
LGBT politics and sexual liberation
Laura Schlesinger is a radio personality who dispenses advice to people who call in to her radio show Recently, she said that, as an observant Orthodox Jew, homosexuality is an abomination according to Leviticus and cannot be condoned under any circumstance. The following is an open letter to Dr. Laura penned by an East Coast resident, which was posted on the Internet. Dear Dr.
As soon as Manuel Zuniga heard the news, the fate of his younger brother, Pablo, flashed before his eyes. A television station in Austin, Texas, was reporting that a young Hispanic man had been stabbed to death in the middle of the night on a secluded bike path that parallels Town Lake, the scenic river bisecting the city, just south of the state capitol building. The victim wasn't identified by name, but Manuel, then 36, knew that his year-old sibling often walked that route to and from his apartment. A childhood battle with German measles had left Pablo deaf and mute, but he retained such a trusting disposition that Manuel often worried would make him a target.