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2009-08-13 18:00:00

A study finds about twice as many gay, lesbian and bisexual Californians sought mental health or substance abuse treatment last year than did heterosexuals. The study was conducted by UCLA scientists and involved data from a survey of more than 2,000 Californians. The researchers found 48.5 percent of gay lesbian or bisexual individuals said they participated in treatment during the past year, compared with 22.5 percent of heterosexuals. Lesbians and bisexual women were most likely to receive...

2009-04-02 14:38:15

A couple's sexual orientation determines whether or not they prefer to adopt a boy or a girl. Gay men are more likely to have a gender preference for their adopted child whereas heterosexual men are the least likely. What's more, couples in heterosexual relationships are more likely to prefer girls than people in same-gender relationships, according to Dr. Abbie Goldberg from Clark University in the US. These couples also have very different reasons for their preferences, depending on their...

2008-11-28 17:47:54

Gay men who are not considered sexually desirable are more likely to engage in risky sexual behavior, Canadians researchers have found. Researchers at the University of Toronto say homosexual men may also develop psychological problems as a consequence of feeling undesirable. Adam Isaiah Green interviewed dozens of gay men in Toronto to determine what qualities made some men more sexually desirable than others, and what the consequences of being undesirable might be on mental and physical...

2008-07-29 03:01:13

By Mason, Katherine Adolescent literature is a source of both information and validation for today's teenagers. As Adrian Fogelin revealed in her 2006 ALAN address, "Opening Middle School Minds with Young Adult Literature," these texts act as "mirrors" for readers who face challenges like those faced by characters in the texts and as "windows" for readers who don't. Young adult literature (YAL) with lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) content is no exception. For teens who are...

2008-05-12 09:00:32

By TERESA WILTZ By Teresa Wiltz The Washington Post This is compelling television to be sure - after all, we're talking about sex: hippies cavorting in the altogether. Women's libbers brandishing their bras. Playboy bunnies and Hugh Hefner. Helen Gurley Brown and Burt Reynolds' naked centerfold. Suburban swingers. Jaybird-naked couples shedding what remains of their inhibitions at the infamous Plato's Retreat. Drag queens and porn stars. But there's something missing from this...

2008-01-23 14:57:25

Bisexuality in women could be a lifelong sexual orientation, not a phase, a new study suggests. The finding runs counter to the idea that bisexuality is an experimental or transitional period for women who, for instance, are uncertain or have fear of commitment. In addition to debunking stereotypes about bisexuality, the research sheds light on the complex nature of sexual orientation in women. "These findings demonstrate that the distinction between lesbianism and bisexuality...

2006-08-15 17:50:00

By Natalie Armstrong TORONTO (Reuters) - AIDS is "spiraling out of control" in Asia among men who have sex with other men, activists warned on Tuesday -- and the epidemic is likely to spread because many of these men also marry or have sex with women. And because the issue of homosexual sex is taboo in many Asian cultures, these men are difficult to identify and reach through public health campaigns, the American Foundation for AIDS Research, or AmFAR, and a group called TREAT Asia said in a...

2006-06-29 08:00:00

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A man's sexual orientation appears to be determined in the womb, a new study suggests. Past research by Dr. Anthony F. Bogaert of Brock University in St. Catherines, Ontario and colleagues has shown that the more older brothers a man has, the more likely he is to be gay. But it has not been clear if this is a prenatal effect or a psychosocial effect, related to growing up with older male siblings. To investigate, Bogaert studied 944 gay and straight men, including...

2006-06-29 07:32:18

birth NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A man's sexual orientation appears to be determined in the womb, a new study suggests. Past research by Dr. Anthony F. Bogaert of Brock University in St. Catherines, Ontario and colleagues has shown that the more older brothers a man has, the more likely he is to be gay. But it has not been clear if this is a prenatal effect or a psychosocial effect, related to growing up with older male siblings. To investigate, Bogaert studied 944 gay and straight...

2006-06-26 23:38:36

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A man's sexual orientation appears to be determined in the womb, a new study suggests. Past research by Dr. Anthony F. Bogaert of Brock University in St. Catherines, Ontario and colleagues has shown that the more older brothers a man has, the more likely he is to be gay. But it has not been clear if this is a prenatal effect or a psychosocial effect, related to growing up with older male siblings. To investigate, Bogaert studied 944 gay and straight men,...


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  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
This comes from the Russian word for 'bachelors.'
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