I have heard rumor that the early Christian gnostics may have tolerated or even celebrated homosexuality. Does that seem probably to you? Is there any evidence for this in ancient sources? Does gay sex seem compatible with their thinking generally? Are there any books or articles on this topic?
posted by mortaddams
on Jul 1, 2013 -
At work, my slightly-more-experienced colleague makes a habit of saying subtle and/or ambigious cricitisms, disguised as innocent remarks. I spoke to management about it recently but they couldn't see the problem. How should I deal with a work colleague who tries to undermine me and make me look bad, but who is subtle enough not to get caught? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Dec 19, 2012 -
Looking for recommendations for websites and books that explain gay theology. More specifically, pro-gay arguments explaining tough Bible passages that have respected scholarship. I'm tending to see all the usual conservative stuff instead.
posted by snap_dragon
on Jan 9, 2012 -
Sticking a toe out of the closet: help me come out with the least amount of trauma. Who should I confide in first? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Jan 17, 2011 -
How strong is the correlation between non gender conformity and homosexuality? [more inside]
posted by antgly
on Dec 1, 2010 -
So I'm gay. Turns out a lot of folks in my extended family are as well. What are the odds? Has anyone studied extended family charting specifically? [more inside]
posted by Tchad
on Aug 30, 2010 -
Is there a good and current anthology of research focused on homosexuality in book form? [more inside]
posted by daninnj
on Jul 5, 2010 -
I'm a female with this recurring fantasy about two men (my biggest fantasy since I was 15). How do I go about fulfilling it? Wait, there's a catch or two. [NSFW] [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Jul 8, 2008 -
What's the best way to find a boyfriend (gay) / Cuddle buddy in New York?
posted by seeminglee
on Jul 28, 2007 -
Patty's coming out on tonight's episode of The Simpsons
made me wonder how often it happens that one sibling in a pair of identical twins is gay and the other straight. Does anyone know of any twin studies about homosexuality?
posted by painquale
on Feb 20, 2005 -
Are there any reliable resources/studies that address the issue of being gay? (MI) [more inside]
posted by repoman
on Dec 7, 2004 -
-- As mentioned in the Blue
, there is a piece of legislation
proposed by Alabama State Representative, Gerald Allen
, that seeks to ban "novels with gay protagonists and college textbooks that suggest homosexuality is natural" from publically-funded schools and libraries. If Mr. Allen's bill survives committee and passes, I cringe to consider just which literary classics would disappear from the shelves of Alabama libraries. Which, if any, of your favorites will become suddenly verboten
posted by grabbingsand
on Dec 2, 2004 -
I'm in a long-term, gay relationship and looking to put together a will that puts me and my partner’s mind at ease before Civil Partnerships come into affect in the UK. The problem is, how does one go about putting together a will? What are people's experiences? Should I go to a lawyer specialising in gay relationships? And, if so, can anyone recommend a good one in the UK, London area?
posted by axon
on Nov 29, 2004 -
You're right, I am dangerous. Did Top Gun
seem as ridiculously homoerotic when it came out in the 80s as it does now?
posted by Stan Chin
on Aug 28, 2004 -
A question for any male gay mefi members -- or those in the know. It's my understanding that a good percentage of gay men are either exclusively "tops" or "bottoms". My question is this: how can you tell? Are the stereotypical gay mannerisms in fact just a subtle form of communicating this preference? Do you come straight out and ask? Or do you wait until the moment is upon you and hope for the best? [more inside]
posted by Civil_Disobedient
on May 9, 2004 -
Why do so many leaders and members of non-gay minorities seem to refuse, if not outright stubbornly unwilling, to admit common ground between their own struggles to attain basic rights and what gay people have been and are going through? I've never been able to get an answer that, to my own ears, sounds anything but irrational, but I acknowledge my being a white male can obfuscate my point and overrule any other experience I might be able to relate as a gay person when trying to find common ground. But I don't think that's very fair, and am looking for ways to better argue that idea. Suggestions, please?
posted by WolfDaddy
on Feb 18, 2004 -