Human sexuality http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/25162/all en Pastor, attacked for anti-gay speech, withdraws from inauguration http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/pastor-attacked-anti-gay-speech-withdraws-inauguration <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* White House asked Rev. Louie Giglio to deliver benediction</p> <p>* Atlanta pastor called homosexuality a sin in 1990s sermon</p> <p>By Samuel P. Jacobs</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Jan 10 (Reuters) - The pastor selected to deliver the benediction at President Barack Obama's inauguration withdrew from the ceremony Thursday after being attacked for making anti-gay comments.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/pastor-attacked-anti-gay-speech-withdraws-inauguration" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Entertainment Environment Health Human behavior Human sexuality Personal life Politics Social Issues Technology Thomson Reuters Thu, 10 Jan 2013 18:00:33 +0000 5732768 at http://www.globalpost.com Book Talk: Ordinary lives in the extraordinary world of Delhi brothels http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/book-talk-ordinary-lives-the-extraordinary-world-delhi-brothels <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Atish Patel</p> <p>NEW DELHI, Jan 17 (Reuters) - Sushma looks as if she's in her late forties but she's not sure about her real age. Her name isn't real either, just the one she goes by in New Delhi's red light district.</p> <p>She is among the many women, men and children living and working in brothel number 300 on Garstin Bastion Road, known as "G.B. Road," in the city's old quarters who are documented by Mayank Austen Soofi in his new book, "Nobody Can Love You More".</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/book-talk-ordinary-lives-the-extraordinary-world-delhi-brothels" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Human sexuality Mayank Austen Soofi Prostitution Prostitution by country Technology Thomson Reuters Thu, 17 Jan 2013 09:30:36 +0000 5735483 at http://www.globalpost.com Obama encourages Boy Scouts of America to end ban on gays http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130203/obama-encourages-boy-scouts-america-end-ban-gays <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Says gays should have equal access in all institutions</p> <p>* Boy Scouts board expected to decide on ban this week</p> <p>* President says has no hesitation about women in combat</p> <p>By Jeff Mason</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Feb 3 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Sunday encouraged the Boy Scouts of America to end its ban on gay members and leaders, days before the group is expected to vote on the controversial and long-standing rule.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130203/obama-encourages-boy-scouts-america-end-ban-gays" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Barack Obama Human behavior Human sexuality Politics of the United States Social Issues Thomson Reuters Mon, 04 Feb 2013 00:15:20 +0000 5744878 at http://www.globalpost.com Bullying eases for lesbian, gay teens as they age: study http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130204/bullying-eases-lesbian-gay-teens-they-age-study <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Feb 5 (Reuters) - It does get better for lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) youth, with bullying in their early teens fading away as they grow older, according to a study of the name calling, threats and violence faced by teens in England.</p> <p>Researchers, whose results appeared in Pediatrics, found that while more than half of non-heterosexual teens reported getting bullied at ages 13 and 14, fewer than one in ten was still being victimized six years later.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130204/bullying-eases-lesbian-gay-teens-they-age-study" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Gender Human sexuality Sexual orientation Social Issues Thomson Reuters Tue, 05 Feb 2013 00:15:46 +0000 5745877 at http://www.globalpost.com US to offer benefits to spouses of gay troops: official http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/us-offer-benefits-spouses-gay-troops-official <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The Pentagon plans to extend some benefits to the spouses of gay and lesbian troops, officials said Tuesday.</p> <p>The decision was expected to be formally announced within days, before outgoing Defense Secretary Leon Panetta retires this month, said the officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity.</p> <p>But the officials could not say which benefits would be provided to same-sex couples.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/us-offer-benefits-spouses-gay-troops-official" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Human behavior Human sexuality Personal life AFP Tue, 05 Feb 2013 21:45:59 +0000 5746915 at http://www.globalpost.com Pentagon could decide this week on benefits to gay spouses http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130205/pentagon-could-decide-week-benefits-gay-spouses <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WASHINGTON, Feb 5 (Reuters) - The Pentagon could decide this week whether to extend more of the benefits offered to spouses of heterosexuals to those of gay personnel, a U.S. official said on Tuesday.</p> <p>Gay personnel are currently not able to obtain military benefits such as health care for their spouses, or the larger housing allowances granted to married couples, even though the ban on gays serving openly in the armed forces was lifted in September 2011.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130205/pentagon-could-decide-week-benefits-gay-spouses" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Gender Health Human behavior Human sexuality Labor Social Issues Thomson Reuters Tue, 05 Feb 2013 22:45:15 +0000 5746973 at http://www.globalpost.com Two held on sex abuse suspicion after MP's allegations http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130206/two-held-sex-abuse-suspicion-after-mps-allegations <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LONDON, Feb 6 (Reuters) - Police investigating allegations of historic child sex abuse first raised by Labour MP Tom Watson in parliament last year arrested two men on Wednesday on suspicion of sexual offences.</p> <p>Police said the two unnamed men, one aged 66 from Norfolk and the other aged 70 from East Sussex, were detained by officers from Operation Fernbridge, an inquiry into claims of sexual assault against children at the Elm Guest House and Grafton Close care home in Barnes, West London in the 1980s.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130206/two-held-sex-abuse-suspicion-after-mps-allegations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Child abuse Human behavior Human sexuality Social Issues Thomson Reuters Wed, 06 Feb 2013 13:46:16 +0000 5747547 at http://www.globalpost.com S.African 17-year-old dies of gang rape injuries http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130206/safrican-17-year-old-dies-gang-rape-injuries <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>JOHANNESBURG, Feb 6 (Reuters) - A 17-year-old South African girl has died of injuries received in a gang rape at the weekend, provoking rare cries of outrage on Wednesday in a country with a high level of sexual violence.</p> <p>In an echo of the gang rape and murder of a 23-year-old student on a New Delhi bus in December, the Cape Town-based Cape Argus newspaper said the victim was sliced open from her stomach to her genitals. She was dumped on a building site in the town of Bredasdorp, 130 km (80 miles) east of Cape Town.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130206/safrican-17-year-old-dies-gang-rape-injuries" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Gender-based violence Human sexuality Rape Thomson Reuters Wed, 06 Feb 2013 16:45:55 +0000 5747770 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-S.African 17-year-old dies of gang-rape injuries http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130206/update-1-safrican-17-year-old-dies-gang-rape-injuries <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Adds details and comment)</p> <p>By Ed Cropley</p> <p>JOHANNESBURG, Feb 6 (Reuters) - A 17-year-old South African girl died of injuries inflicted in a gang-rape at the weekend, provoking rare outrage on Wednesday in a country inured to some of the world's highest levels of sexual violence.</p> <p>The victim had been sliced open from her stomach to her genitals and dumped on a building site in the town of Bredasdorp, 130 km (80 miles) east of Cape Town, the Cape Argus newspaper reported.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130206/update-1-safrican-17-year-old-dies-gang-rape-injuries" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Gender-based violence Human sexuality Rape Social Issues Technology Thomson Reuters Wed, 06 Feb 2013 17:16:26 +0000 5747818 at http://www.globalpost.com Keep breasts, buttocks under wraps, CBS tells Grammy performers http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130207/keep-breasts-buttocks-under-wraps-cbs-tells-grammy-performers <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LOS ANGELES, Feb 7 (Reuters) - Grammy performers have been told to cover up at Sunday's big music awards show, and keep their buttocks, nipples and genitals under wraps. Their politics can't show either.</p> <p>In a "wardrobe advisory," broadcaster CBS also asked musicians and audience members likely to appear on camera at the Feb. 10 Grammy Awards ceremony to avoid wearing brand names on T-shirts as well as clothing with political or activist slogans.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130207/keep-breasts-buttocks-under-wraps-cbs-tells-grammy-performers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Breast Business Censorship in the United States Entertainment Hospitality Human sexuality Law Politics Technology Thomson Reuters Thu, 07 Feb 2013 19:30:25 +0000 5749291 at http://www.globalpost.com Polish gay priest drama launches Berlin film fest race http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130208/polish-gay-priest-drama-launches-berlin-film-fest-race <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The race for the Golden Bear top prize at the 63rd Berlin film festival began Friday with a Polish drama about a gay Roman Catholic priest who struggles with his secret love for a troubled youth.</p> <p>"In the Name of" by Malgoska Szumowska, one of three women vying for the Berlinale's Golden Bear top prize, drew warm applause for the story of Adam (Andrzej Chyra), a man of the cloth assigned to a community in rural Poland.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130208/polish-gay-priest-drama-launches-berlin-film-fest-race" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Entertainment Human behavior Human Interest Human sexuality Personal life Social Issues AFP Fri, 08 Feb 2013 11:30:57 +0000 5749911 at http://www.globalpost.com New Polish film tackles homosexuality in Catholic Church http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130208/new-polish-film-tackles-homosexuality-catholic-church <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Gareth Jones</p> <p>BERLIN, Feb 8 (Reuters) - Polish director Malgoska Szumowska tackles the controversial topic of homosexuality in the Roman Catholic priesthood in her film "In the Name of" that had its world premiere on Friday but she said her aim was not to deliver a political message.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130208/new-polish-film-tackles-homosexuality-catholic-church" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Human behavior Human sexuality Malgoska Szumowska Personal life Social Issues Thomson Reuters Fri, 08 Feb 2013 15:30:17 +0000 5750189 at http://www.globalpost.com Austria's bad boy director turns 'Lolita' on its head http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130208/austrias-bad-boy-director-turns-lolita-its-head <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>One of Europe's most controversial directors, Ulrich Seidl of Austria, unveiled a new drama at the 63rd Berlin film festival Friday about a teen who falls for a man four decades her senior.</p> <p>Seidl revisits themes of sex, power, the cultural obsession with the female body and a hunger for human connection in "Paradise: Hope", the final chapter in a trilogy and one of 19 contenders for the event's Golden Bear top prize.</p> <p>The film's predecessors premiered at Cannes and Venice, marking a rare hat-trick for a contemporary director.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130208/austrias-bad-boy-director-turns-lolita-its-head" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cinema of Austria Entertainment Film Human sexuality Ulrich Seidl AFP Fri, 08 Feb 2013 20:16:12 +0000 5750523 at http://www.globalpost.com Gay and lesbian adoptions the new norm in Quebec http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130208/gay-and-lesbian-adoptions-the-new-norm-quebec <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>"I would like to have a mother, but I wouldn't want to lose my two dads," says Frida, a radiant six-year-old Canadian girl unaware of the international controversy raging over gay parenting rights.</p> <p>In Britain and France the debate over gay marriage and parenting has provoked heated debate. But in Canada, a nation born out of their new world colonies, Frida's situation is no longer very unusual.</p> <p>A gay couple in their 40s adopted Frida when she just a baby.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130208/gay-and-lesbian-adoptions-the-new-norm-quebec" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Human behavior Human sexuality Sexual orientation Social Issues AFP Sat, 09 Feb 2013 04:30:17 +0000 5750754 at http://www.globalpost.com Boy jailed in Afghanistan for having sex with two men: HRW http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130210/boy-jailed-afghanistan-having-sex-two-men-hrw <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Rights campaigners voiced outrage on Sunday over a 13-year-old Afghan boy jailed for having sex with two adult men, urging the Western-backed Kabul government to release him and punish his abusers.</p> <p>The boy, accused of having sex with two men in a public park in the western province of Herat, was sentenced to one year in juvenile detention, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said in a statement.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130210/boy-jailed-afghanistan-having-sex-two-men-hrw" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Gender Human Rights Watch Human sexuality LGBT AFP Sun, 10 Feb 2013 15:15:41 +0000 5751815 at http://www.globalpost.com