Around the world, people are under attack for who they love, how they dress, and ultimately for who they are. In too many countries, being lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or intersex LGBTI means living with daily discrimination. From name-calling and bullying, to being denied a job or appropriate healthcare, the range of unequal treatment faced is extensive and damaging.
Adolescence is a time when youth explore their relationships with peers, both as friends and potential romantic or sexual partners. Despite the excitement, flirting, dating and sexual experimentation can cause stress for young people. It can be more challenging when a young person is attracted to people of the same sex.
Sexuality refers to how you feel and act in terms of sex. There are some related terms that may be confusing to understand. Gender identity is different from sexuality.
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A primary school that taught pupils about homosexuality as part of a programme to challenge homophobia has stopped the lessons after hundreds of children were withdrawn by parents in protest. Parkfield community school in Saltley, Birmingham, has been the scene of weekly protests over the lessons, which parents claim are promoting gay and transgender lifestyles. Equality assemblies will continue as normal and our welcoming No Outsiders ethos will be there for all.
Gay propaganda is everywhere… apparently. Huck uncovers the bizarre allegations of a homosexual agenda across pop culture. The religious right in the US and elsewhere have long condemned the rise of openly gay characters on screen.
A Birmingham primary school that taught pupils about LGBT rights as part of a programme to challenge homophobia has suspended the lessons indefinitely until a resolution is reached with protesting parents. Parkfield community school in Saltley has been the scene of weekly protests over the lessons, which parents claim are promoting gay and transgender lifestyles. Previously Parkfield said they would continue as normal after the Easter holidays.
In the hallways of a rural Oregon high school, gay and lesbian students were taunted with homophobic slurs. In the cafeteria, students pelted a transgender student with food. Students detailed those allegations in recent state investigative reports into the North Bend School District, a coastal area about miles north of California.
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On May 6,Nazis ransacked the "Institute for Sexual Science" in Berlin; four days later, as part of large public burnings of books viewed as "un-German," thousands of books plundered from the Institute's library were thrown into a huge bonfire. The institute was founded in by Dr. Magnus Hirschfeld It sponsored research and discussion on marital problems, sexually transmitted diseases, and laws relating to sexual offenses, abortion, and homosexuality.