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The 10 gay Olympians to win medals at the 2012 London Games:

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Can you relate? Are you old and aware enough to explore your sexuality but not old enough to fully enjoy it? What are some other limitations to sex and gender expression that are stifled by your age or situation?

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Is it possible for society and government to create a safe field of sex work? Are there too many complications such as child prostitution and human trafficking that make this impossible?

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News of Note: Anti-gay adverts pulled from bus campaign by Boris Johnson

Boris Johnson, the mayor of London, has stopped a Christian advertising campaign by the “christian” group Core Issues Trust that promotes the idea that gay people can be converted to heterosexuality and whose leader, Mike Davidson, said “homoerotic behavior is sinful” and that “reparative therapy” will help queer people  ”develop their heterosexual potential.”

In the US,  reparative therapy has been deemed “junk science” by the American Psychological Association and the American Medical Association. And, this month, California is introducing a bill that would outlaw it for all children and require those over 18 must sign a severe consent form to obtain it.

Unfortunately, the world doesn’t have a shortage of hate groups like Core Issues Trust and PFOX (Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays and Gays) and they are clearly not limited to the United States.

As always, we need to identify and label religiously-motivated discrimination and not let it masquerade as anything else.

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Have you heard of the Sexual Minority Youth Assistance League (SMYAL) in Washington, DC? Issues of homelessness, employment, and access to medical and mental health services inordinately affect LGBT youth, in particular transgender youth, and SMYAL is a model for other programs across the country.

Does your community have something similar? If not, the folks at SMYAL can help you get started.

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It’s mutual admiration because VenusPlusX finds The Conference for the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality (known as Quad-S) and its resources to be invaluable to activists promoting sex science as a tool of social justice.

Advances in sex science convey more humane, fair, and intelligent law and policy, and bring about a more tolerant and just society.

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Was your own coming out gradual? Or have you always known? Were you out to other people before you fully realized you were gay? Has coming out changed the direction of your life or not? Has coming out changed your sense of social justice or another aspect of your life.

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Is there such a thing as good porn and bad porn? What about hetero-male-produced porn vs women-, LGBT- amateur-produced porn which is just as enticing? Will universal replete sex ed in our schools change the face of the male-dominated porn industry, which mostly objectifies and exploits women?

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The Occupiers all over the world are calling out this same point. Can you relate any efforts you, or organizations you work with, in breaking throughout manmade institutions that have created laws, moral customs aimed solely at benefiting the privileged at the extent of the majority?

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