Tag: Homosexuality and Bisexuality

A Same-Sex Couple Changes Bachelor Nation

On the season finale of “Bachelor in Paradise” Tuesday night, two women professed their love to each other and got engaged on a beach in Mexico — no bachelor needed. “There was a lot of things that came between us, mostly myself and my own struggles,” Demi Burnett said to Kristian Haggerty, their blond hair […]

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New Hope, New Pain, Same Old Divorce

One of the last things I did before leaving the home we had made together was pull the five-foot portrait of our faces out of the closet. What is one supposed to do with oversized portraiture in the event of adversity? The picture was a gift, bestowed by network executives when we became the first […]

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Why Gay Conversion Therapy Will Be Legal Again

Weather: Mostly sunny, with a high in the upper 60s. The weekend should be pleasant but overcast, with a chance of showers tomorrow night. Alternate-side parking: In effect until Sept. 30 (Rosh Hashana). ImageCreditDave Sanders for The New York Times Gay conversion therapy has been prohibited in New York City since 2017. Surprisingly, it will […]

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To Save a Ban on Gay Conversion Therapy, New York Will Repeal It

Nearly two years ago, the New York City Council celebrated when it passed a far-reaching ban on conversion therapy, a discredited practice to change a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity. On Thursday, Corey Johnson, the gay, H.I.V.-positive speaker of the Council, said that the Council would act swiftly to repeal the ban. The move […]

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He Said He Killed Over Anti-Gay Bullying. He Was Sentenced to 14 Years.

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] Lacey Providence vividly remembers the day two years ago that a pair of detectives at a hospital in the Bronx told her that her 15-year-old nephew had “succumbed” to injuries after being stabbed in school by a teenage classmate. […]

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‘The Energy Was Just Indescribable’: Club Langston Didn’t Go Quietly

Endangered Spaces Located on an unassuming block in Brooklyn, one of the last black-owned gay nightclubs in the city has closed. ImageCreditJulia Wertz /* Center headlines for standalone and embedded interactives */ /* @import url(“nyt5/centered-headline.css”); */ /* Fullbleed interactive-graphic container */ /* @import url(“nyt5/fullbleed.css”); */ /* For use with LaziestLoader */ /* @import url(“nyt5/laziestloader.css”); */ […]

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Two Men Kiss in a Comic Book, and a Mayor Orders a Raid

RIO DE JANEIRO — The team of law-enforcement agents deployed by the mayor to “defend the family” descended on the international event and scoured the grounds for their target: copies of a comic book featuring two young men kissing. “Books like this need to be packaged in black plastic and sealed,” the mayor of Rio […]

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‘Giovanni’s Room’ Revisited

Nobody wanted it. Certainly not the folks at Alfred A. Knopf, who published his first novel, “Go Tell It on the Mountain,” in 1953. Back then, the young James Baldwin — he was just 28 when “Mountain” came out — had a protector named William Cole, who was Knopf’s publicity director. Always on the lookout […]

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The Strange and Beautiful Universe of Walter Van Beirendonck

THE COLLECTION WAS called Wonder and was shown in Paris’s Bataclan theater, in the 11th Arrondissement, in late June of 2009. Large, hirsute men — bears, in the lexicon of gay male culture — stomped down the runway. A dizzying tempo of electronic music blared on the speakers. The bears had a variety of facial […]

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With a Sexually Fluid Cast, ‘Are You the One?’ Builds a Cult Following

The main floor of the Vault, an event space in the Bushwick neighborhood of Brooklyn, was nearly empty. Four people chatted quietly in the corner, the bartender had stepped outside and a person wearing what appeared to be a vintage wedding dress and glitter eye shadow waited for the bathroom to free up. The only […]

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Ryan Russell, N.F.L. Free Agent, Comes Out as Bisexual: ‘It’s So Much Better Than Hiding’

Ryan Russell shares a lot in common with many N.F.L. players: the grueling off-season training rituals documented on Instagram, the competitive fire and, yes, a nagging injury that kept him sidelined for all of last season. But Russell, a free-agent defensive end, said in an interview on Thursday night that he was holding something back: […]

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Many Genes Influence Same-Sex Sexuality, Not a Single ‘Gay Gene’

How do genes influence our sexuality? The question has long been fraught with controversy. An ambitious new study — the largest ever to analyze the genetics of same-sex sexual behavior — found that genetics does play a role, responsible for perhaps a third of the influence on whether someone has same-sex sex. The influence comes […]

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Why Doesn’t Anyone Want to Live in This Perfect Place?

ImageHOWL in Huntington, Vt., was once a residential community for lesbians, born out of the womyn’s land movement of the 1960s and ’70s. Now it’s more of a rural retreat.CreditLibby March for The New York Times The Huntington Open Women’s Land is about a half-hour drive from Waterbury, Vt., the home of Ben & Jerry’s […]

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In an All-Gender Cabin, Summer Campers ‘Don’t Have to Hide’

GROVELAND, Calif. — Tucked in the shade of towering Ponderosa pine trees, AG-6 looked no different from every other cabin at Camp Tawonga, save the transgender pride flag draped between wet towels on the porch railing. The wooden structure was essentially a glorified tent, with no electricity or running water, and it was home for […]

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Palestinian Authority Bans Activities by Gay Rights Group

JERUSALEM — A Palestinian gay and transgender rights group vowed on Monday to continue its activities after the Palestinian Authority police barred the group from holding events in the West Bank and threatened to arrest participants. The Palestinian Authority police, who exercise control in parts of the Israeli-occupied West Bank, announced the ban over the […]

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