Myths & prejudices

I May Be Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or Transgendered, But I Don’t Know

I May Be Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or Transgendered, But I Don’t Know

You’ll know when you know. It could take a while, and there’s no need to rush.   Some GLBT people say that, from the time they were very young — even just five or six — they “felt different.” They didn’t share the grade-school crushes about which friends talked, they had crushes on friends of […]

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Q & A About Homosexuality

Q & A About Homosexuality

Is there something wrong with being gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender? No.  There have been people in all cultures and times throughout human history who have identified themselves as gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender (GLBT).  Homosexuality is not an illness or a disorder, a fact that is agreed upon by both the American Psychological Association […]

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Q & A  About Transgendered People

Q & A About Transgendered People

What does ‘Transgendered’ Mean? A ‘transgendered’ person is someone whose gender identity differs from conventional expectations of masculinity or femininity. Their gender identity differs from their physical sex as assigned at birth. Transgendered people are born this way and have no choice in who they are. Who are Transgendered People? Transgendered persons include pre-operative and […]

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Talking to Teens About Sexual Orientation

Talking to Teens About Sexual Orientation

The teen years can be tough for parents as teenagers come closer to understanding who they are and who they are not. One of the most important issues teens come to terms with involves their sexuality. Parents can do a lot to make this issue a more comfortable one. Puberty is not an easy time […]

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The Straight Truth – Myths About Homosexuality

The Straight Truth – Myths About Homosexuality

“Homosexuality is a choice. People who are gay could change if they wanted to do so.” FACT: Almost all studies show that no one, gay or straight, can change their sexual orientation. Our orientation is almost certainly determined sometime between conception and the first years of life. Gay and straight people might be able to […]

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The Story of the Rainbow Flag

The Story of the Rainbow Flag

Colour has long played an important role in our communities’ history and expression of pride. In Victorian England, for example, the colour green was associated with homosexuality. The colour purple (or, more accurately, lavender) became popularized for the lesbian and gay communities with “Purple Power”. And, of course there are the pink and black triangles. […]

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Bi-phobia

Bi-phobia

Inspired by some of the things I read on the site at Mogenic, I decided it was about time for me to add my three-pence worth and air my thoughts on the issues that are important to me and largely uncovered.Bisexuality in general (especially in youth culture) is largely undocumented, apart from female bisexuality playing […]

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Bisexuality

Bisexuality

What is Bisexuality?Bisexuality is the potential to feel sexually attracted to and to engage in sensual or sexual relationships with people of either sex. A bisexual person may not be equally attracted to both sexes, and the degree of attraction may vary over time. Self-perception is the key to a bisexual identity. Many people engage […]

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LesBiGay and Transgender Glossary

LesBiGay and Transgender Glossary

This article is intended for people who want to learn more about sexual identity (e.g. lesbian, bisexual, gay, straight, asexual) and gender identity (e.g. transvestite, transgender, transsexual) vocabulary and issues. It attempts to provide basic information and vocabulary to enable you to interact with members of these communities as a respectful and informed individual, rather […]

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