Homosexuality


US Boy Scouts rules out gay members

Carolyn Moynihan | 20 July 2012

In the teeth of protests the Boy Scouts of America is sticking to a membership standards policy which excludes homosexual persons.


Suicide up to 14 times more likely for “queer” groups

Carolyn Moynihan | 26 July 2011
Australian government sources reveal that homosexuals and people of other self-identified genders are much more likely to attempt suicide than the general community.

History textbooks tinged with pink?

Mariette Ulrich | 09 July 2011
A bill that would require textbooks for California public schools to include the historical contributions of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people passed the state Assembly.

Does the school board need to know Johnny’s sexual orientation?

Mariette Ulrich | 15 November 2010
The Ottawa-Carleton District School Board (Ontario, Canada) plans to issue a survey which asks, among other things, for children to disclose their gender (four choices) and sexual orientation (nine choices).

Youth and same-sex attraction: a new resource for schools

Carolyn Moynihan | 09 April 2010
A group of American paediatricians concerned about policies that encourage teenagers to think positively about same-sex attraction has set up a website providing factual information and sent a letter to the superintendents of all public schools in the United States.

Disney world ‘too heterosexual’ for children’s good

Carolyn Moynihan | 29 June 2009
Many experts are concerned about the effects on children of their being immersed in electronic media from a tender age. They worry largely about the things they are not doing while watching TV or videos: developing their vocabulary through talking to their parents; listening to or reading books; going to the park for healthy exercise and social activities. But two sociologists have come up with a novel reason for fretting about kids’ exposure to media: the risk of seeing heterosexuality as normal and desirable.
 

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