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Why Does “Straight” Mean Heterosexual?

Why Does “Straight” Mean Heterosexual?

Look at this ruler. You might describe it as something with no curves and swerves, or long and straight. But then again you might also use the same word “straight” to describe someone’s sexuality when they’re attracted to someone of the opposite sex. Wait…what? This doesn’t quite add up. So today let’s get to the …

A History of LGBT rights at the UN

A History of LGBT rights at the UN

10th December 1948 and the UN General Assembly adopts the ‘Universal Declaration of Human Rights’. It states that: “All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights” Yet fast-forward to 2011 and the UN Human Rights Council expresses “grave concern” at acts of violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender …

The Queen of Lesbos – Poetess Sappho l THE HISTORY OF SEX

The Queen of Lesbos – Poetess Sappho l THE HISTORY OF SEX

Iridescent-throned Aphrodite, deathless Child of Zeus, wile-weaver, I now implore you: Don’t–I beg you, Lady–with pains and torments Crush down my spirit! The Greek poetess Sappho was a passionate soul, and nobody worshipped women as much as she. And that’s why her life and work have been discussed for centuries —with particular attention paid to …