sexual orientation


Asexual People Tell Us What Their Romantic Lives Are Like

“I can look into my girlfriend’s eyes and feel the warmth that anyone in a happy relationship will feel—I just don’t feel that sexual urge to jump someone’s bones," and other stories of ace love.
Serena Sonoma
LGBT rights

In Defeat for Trump Admin, Court Rules You Can't Fire a Worker for Being Gay

The important decision states that anti-gay prejudice in the workplace qualifies as a form of sex-based discrimination under the 1964 Civil Rights Act.
Linda Yang
LGBTQ health

The Mental Health Repercussions of Identifying as a Bisexual Woman

Bisexual women are often erased from or rejected by both dominant society and the LGBT community.
Laura Dorwart
hard data

Your Eyes Could Offer Clues About Your Sexual Orientation

But research shows the response is much different in men than women.
Justin Lehmiller, PhD
civil rights act

The Trump administration wants being gay to be a fireable offense

Taylor Dolven
The September Stories Issue

What Does the Word 'Queer' Even Mean Today?

How much does what we call ourselves matter when it comes to how and whom we love?
Ana Cecilia Alvarez

Women Are Having Their First Orgasms Earlier Than Ever

But not because they're having sex.
Debby Herbenick

Why People Are Fighting to Get Polyamory Recognized as a Sexual Orientation

A global debate over whether polyamory is something we do or something we are has challenged our ideas of identity, sexual rights, and their legal limits.
Neil McArthur

Americans Are Having More Gay Sex Than Ever Before

According to a San Diego State University study, we're more likely than ever to report having had same-sex experiences—and being OK with it.
Sirin Kale

Gay Men Tell Us Why They Wouldn't Choose to Be Straight

"I like who I am and wouldn't want to change that. At the same time, I would like it if the world just accepted me the way I am."
Franz Lichtenegger
mental health

Most Child Sex Abusers Are Not Pedophiles, Expert Says

An increasing number of experts believe that pedophiles might not have a choice in the matter. We spoke with an expert to understand child sexual abuse, and whether or not pedophilia is really a sexual orientation.
Diana Tourjée

A New Paradise: The Gender Fluid Tribes of the Colombian Amazon

Sensual, transgressive, and playful portraits of the Ticuna tribe in Colombia.
Nelson Morales