Growing LGBTI+ Hate Shows the UN’s Need to Adapt

June 09, 2021

Since February, security forces have arrested at least 24 people in Cameroon for alleged same-sex conduct or gender nonconformity. In Uzbekistan, videos showing the abuse, humiliation and beatings of gay men have been circulated around social media groups. In Poland, the...

What Do Russian Teenagers Know About Sex?

May 03, 2015

Sex education in Russia was doomed from the start. The Duma continues to look for new ways to lower the number of abortions in Russia. The number is indeed high: In 2013, more than 1 million procedures had been carried out. Firstly, Patriarch Cyril, the head of the Russian Orthodox Church,...

The Wonderful and Confusing World of Girlfags and Guydykes

April 16, 2015

Given the wide-ranging types of human sexuality, the binary gender model is no longer viable. My first boyfriend, in the eighth grade, turned out to be gay. So did my second, and my third. By the time — at 19 — I finally succeeded in hooking up with a straight man, I was so relieved to be...

Let’s Talk About Sex

February 13, 2015

Sex is a natural human desire, but how do different communities and cultures perceive it? Background There is a popular myth that men think about sex every seven seconds, or up to 8,000 times a day. While research has shown that the number is actually lower – on average around 34 times a day...

Homeless Youth: The World’s 100 Million Street Children

October 22, 2014

When homelessness and youth intersect, it becomes a problem of vulnerable people being exploited in both the developed and developing nations. A 17-year-old male and a 14-year-old female approach a car window on the near north side of Chicago. Both are involved in survival sex and both are...

Nigeria: Criminalizing Homosexuality

September 10, 2013

Same-sex marriage legislation in Nigeria violates constitutional principles. Freedom of self-expression is a fundamental right that is almost synonymous with the notion of modern democracy. An examination of the struggle for independence of colonized nations from their colonial masters, of...