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Gender Identification
2013-10-29 14:47:48

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online An interesting study of gender identification out of Grand Valley State University in Michigan builds on previous research conducted by Dr. Laurel Westbrook, assistant professor of sociology, and Kristen Schilt of the University of Chicago. Their article, “Doing Gender, Determining Gender: Transgender People, Gender Panics, and the Maintenance of the Sex/Gender/Sexuality System,” published in Gender & Society, claims gender is...

Sexual Orientation Can Be Determined Through The Eyes
2012-08-06 09:32:16

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A person´s eyes can often say what they are thinking, what emotions they are going through, and even if they are lying or telling the truth. Now, you may even be able to tell if a person is gay or straight, according to new research from Cornell University. The researchers involved in the study said their findings indicate that someone´s sexual orientation can be revealed by their pupil dilation. Scientists say that when...

2012-06-07 08:40:53

Understanding this phenomenon could improve psychological support systems for sexual minorities and help young people avoid alcohol problems. Many young adults explore and define their sexual identity in college, but that process can be stressful and lead to risky behaviors. In a new study, students whose sexual self-definition didn´t fall into exclusively heterosexual or homosexual categories tended to misuse alcohol more frequently than people who had a firmly defined sexual...

2011-11-08 13:01:50

Bisexual women are more likely than their male counterparts to suffer from depression and stress and to binge-drink, according to a new national study led by George Mason University researcher Lisa Lindley. Bisexual women also are at greater risk to smoke and be victimized, the research finds. "Why?" Lindley wonders. "That's what we keep asking." She has some theories. "Bisexuals are often invisible," she says of bisexual women. "There's a lot of prejudice against them. They're told...

2009-07-14 10:55:00

Unlike young western gays and lesbians, their Asian-American counterparts often face unyielding family and cultural social stresses that affect their ethnic and sexual identitiesYoung American-raised Asian and Pacific Islanders (API), who are in the sexual minority, face psychological and social stresses in dealing with their families' values and ancestral cultures that significantly impact the development of their ethnic and sexual identities.API teens and young adults identified as gay,...


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  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
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This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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