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Should people work to end sister city relationships with Russia?

What is the value in pushing non-Russian cities to drop their sister/twin relationships with Russian cities to protest the anti-gay laws and attitudes in Russia? This article from Radio Free Europe offers a summery of the issue, "Sister Cities Ramp Up Russia Boycott Over Antigay Law". [more inside]
posted by andoatnp on Jul 25, 2013 - 14 answers

 

Did gnostics tolerate or celebrate homosexuality?

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 - 8 answers

How to stop my colleague undermining me at work?

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 - 27 answers

Heterosexual Civil Partnerships and UK Law

My girlfriend and I want to do that 'public display of commitment' thing, but we don't want to get married. Heterosexual Civil Partnerships are not yet available in the UK. Can we do it elsewhere with legal status? Or should we wait? [more inside]
posted by bollockovnikov on Sep 20, 2012 - 31 answers

Who wrote this LGTBQ theory?

Help me figure out who wrote this LGTBQ theory? [more inside]
posted by obviousresistance on Sep 4, 2012 - 11 answers

What Was Homosexuality Like Back Then?

What was the gay lifestyle like in past times (say, pre 1970s)? How was being gay perceived? [more inside]
posted by amicamentis on Jun 19, 2012 - 46 answers

Just found out my religious friend is (sort of) anti-gay

My somewhat newly religious friend told me that because of his spiritual beliefs he now believes that homosexuality is wrong because God planned men and women to procreate, and gay relationships don't follow that plan. He also said he is pro gay marriage because he views that as more of a political or practical issue and doesn't think that religion should be used as a justification for laws that also govern the non-religious. How should I take this? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 18, 2012 - 47 answers

Anthologies about Abortion and Homosexuality?

Does anyone know of any good anthologies featuring true stories, told in first or third-person, about (a) abortion in the United States before Roe vs. Wade, or (b) homosexuality in the United States in the 1960s and before, when it was very heavily stigmatized? I have some social conservatives in my family, along with some newly minted moderates and liberals, and I'd like to give the former some things to ponder, and the latter some talking points and fuel for their progressive opinions. [more inside]
posted by The Confessor on Feb 15, 2012 - 19 answers

Pro-gay Bible Exegesis

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 - 13 answers

What if you're not sexually attracted to the people you fall in love with in a way that's fulfilling?

Where can I find out more about people with opposite sexual and romantic orientations? [more inside]
posted by Vrai on Sep 22, 2011 - 5 answers

Letters page: are anti-gay letters OK in your community? Uncomfortably, it seems they are in mine.

Are letters opposing homosexuality on religious grounds acceptable in your local newspaper? [more inside]
posted by priorpark17 on Jul 19, 2011 - 33 answers

Faux pas or not faux pas - that is the question.

Please teach me about the LGBT community. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 11, 2011 - 51 answers

Bert and Ernie at the movies

What are some homo-normative childrens' movies? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 3, 2011 - 44 answers

Exotic => Erotic

Soc-Psych-filter! Do people become gay or lesbian because they grow up feeling that stereotypically straight-acting kids are "exotic" -- as per the "Exotic Becomes Erotic" theory? [more inside]
posted by dontjumplarry on Apr 21, 2011 - 27 answers

How do I come out of the closet...a little?

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 - 27 answers

Gender nonconformity and sexuality

How strong is the correlation between non gender conformity and homosexuality? [more inside]
posted by antgly on Dec 1, 2010 - 32 answers

Tell me more about my gay genes!

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 - 11 answers

Gay research

Is there a good and current anthology of research focused on homosexuality in book form? [more inside]
posted by daninnj on Jul 5, 2010 - 1 answer

Sexuality - who am I attracted to?

I'm currently questioning my sexuality. However I'm not sure who I'm sexually and romantically attracted to. All of the attraction that I've seemed to have has been to guys, but I'm not sure if it was sexual btw. I'm 19 years old if that helps. What is the most accurate indicator of sexual orientation / attraction? I'm not sure if I'm attracted to girls or not, thanks...
posted by antgly on Jun 9, 2010 - 20 answers

Is He Just Not That Into Me?

Is he just not that into me or what? [more inside]
posted by cscott on Sep 16, 2009 - 13 answers

LDS and homosexuality in daily life

What is the view of the LDS church on homosexuality in real life situations? [more inside]
posted by BrodieShadeTree on Sep 1, 2009 - 12 answers

Witches and homosexuality

Witches and homosexuality: looking for reputable and/or academic studies on the relationship between witchcraft (historical or contemporary) and homosexuality. thanks.
posted by Jason and Laszlo on Jul 23, 2009 - 9 answers

Homosexuality in the Bible?

Homosexuality and translations of the Bible? [more inside]
posted by jca on Jun 26, 2009 - 14 answers

If You Can't Get a Woman Get a Clean Old Man

I’m curious about the origin and usage of the term, “Clean old man.” I’ve run across it reading on a few occasions. [more inside]
posted by Phlogiston on Apr 10, 2009 - 9 answers

Notable Gay Women in the LGBT Rights Movement?

Where are the lesbians in the history of the Gay Rights Movement? [more inside]
posted by crossoverman on Feb 1, 2009 - 20 answers

teaching tolerance to a troubled teen!

How can someone help a teenage boy who has been showing some hateful, homophobic behavior recently? [more inside]
posted by logic vs love on Oct 23, 2008 - 30 answers

How can I fulfill my fantasy?

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 - 13 answers

Trying to think out the ethics involved here ...

I have an ethical or logical quandary that I'm trying to puzzle out. [more inside]
posted by WCityMike on Apr 17, 2008 - 33 answers

How can I convince my mom that I won't get AIDS just because I'm gay?

Help me dispute an anti-gay AIDS statistic from my mother. What (estimated) percentage of all AIDS cases are from gay sexual contact? Do homosexual men have more partners than heterosexual men? [more inside]
posted by GardnerDB on Apr 13, 2008 - 24 answers

How do you take homoeroticism to the next level?

How do you turn your homoerotic relationship with your best friend into a full-fledged homosexual affair? [more inside]
posted by captain nemo the dream squire on Feb 27, 2008 - 32 answers

How to deal with a messy breakup

What do I take away from a messy breakup? [more inside]
posted by cscott on Feb 18, 2008 - 9 answers

I'm gay -- but do I only like straight guys?

I'm gay, and I'm afraid that I only like straight guys. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 8, 2007 - 24 answers

Anti-Christs

Who are the most dangerous "Christian" fundamentalist leaders? [more inside]
posted by hermitosis on Oct 11, 2007 - 24 answers

Is it time to come out?

Next week apparently marks National Coming Out Week. Is now the time I've looked forward to for so long? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 7, 2007 - 36 answers

Trouble on a "First Date"

Was it a first date? Can I expect a second date? [more inside]
posted by cscott on Aug 4, 2007 - 16 answers

Gay BF in NYC

What's the best way to find a boyfriend (gay) / Cuddle buddy in New York?
posted by seeminglee on Jul 28, 2007 - 9 answers

Homocuriosity

Why are gay people so flamboyant? [more inside]
posted by Mach3avelli on Jun 25, 2007 - 97 answers

Where's my parade?

Help me, if you will, loosen the ferociously tangled knot of my sexual orientation. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 12, 2007 - 51 answers

Will there someday be a pedophile rights group?

I've seen a fairly frequent amount of letters to the editor of our local paper about protecting children from pedophiles and heard in the news with increasing frequency about child sex offenders, so I was wondering.. [more inside]
posted by vanoakenfold on Sep 26, 2006 - 33 answers

Gay to Straight Woes

Have any MeFites had experience dating someone of the opposite sex after previously only being attracted to members of the same sex? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 13, 2006 - 10 answers

Straight to Gay?

Is it possible to move up and down the continuum of human sexuality? That is, can gays turn straighter or straights turn gayer? And how would you go about doing it? [more inside]
posted by schroedinger on May 16, 2006 - 49 answers

What pressures keep homosexuality in populations?

From what I understand, homosexuality among humans throughout history (to the best of our knowledge) remains at 10%. Why is this? Are enough homosexuals propogating through heterosexual means to keep the genetic causes for homosexuality in the population? [more inside]
posted by geoff. on Sep 21, 2005 - 34 answers

Is my child gay?

Could my preteen son be gay? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 24, 2005 - 54 answers

Homosexuality in history

I want evidence of consensual practicing homosexual relationships (between, you know, relatively mature people) in the time of Moses; failing that, in the time of Jesus.
posted by Pretty_Generic on Mar 9, 2005 - 4 answers

Gay twin studies?

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 - 21 answers

Percentage of blind since birth persons who are homosexual?

Interested in percentage of blind since birth persons who are homosexual. [mi] [more inside]
posted by billysumday on Feb 16, 2005 - 7 answers

The science of being gay

Are there any reliable resources/studies that address the issue of being gay? (MI) [more inside]
posted by repoman on Dec 7, 2004 - 7 answers

Books with gay protagonists?

ProposedAlabamaBookBanFilter -- 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 - 34 answers

Drafting a will for a gay couple in the UK (pre Civil Partnerships)

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 - 1 answer

Does Christianity object to homosexuality?

Ok, so we all saw the hilarity that ensued the last time someone posted a contemporary religion vs homosexuality thread on the blue. My question is strictly academic. Does christianity truly object or is that a more modern concern based on mistranslation?

Points of discussion say one thing and then the other . I, for one, do not have the linguistic background to isolate the wheat from the chaff, and so I ask metafilter. Queer - damnable sin, or something to cleanse yourself of before you go to temple if you're jewish.
posted by Sparx on Nov 29, 2004 - 20 answers

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