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OkCupid Says OK to Trans, Genderqueer and 'Sapiosexuals'

NATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Nov 18
The online dating site OkCupid has expanded its gender and sexuality users for users of its desktop site, and some of the options have users scratching their heads.

New Study Finds That Your Mother Made You Gay

NATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Feb 15
A new study of gay men in the U.S. has found that male sexual orientation is influenced by genes passed on by the mother.

New Survey: 1.5% of Britain is Gay or Bisexual

INTERNATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Oct 4
A new survey found that 1.5% of people from Britain say they are strictly gay or bisexual.

Court Decides if Gay Juror Can Be Taken Off Case

CORPORATE | By Paul Elias | Sep 18
A multibillion dollar case between two pharmaceutical companies grappling over arcane antitrust issues has unexpectedly turned into a gay rights legal imbroglio that raises questions if lawyers can bounce potential jurors solely based sexual orientation.

Gay, Straight or Trans, Asks UK College

INTERNATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Sep 7
Barnsley College in South Yorkshire has been getting the heat for making incoming freshmen declare if they are gay, straight or transsexual on their enrollment forms.

Can Serotonin Levels Change the Sexual Orientation of Mice?

SCIENCE | By Jason St. Amand | May 30
Researchers found that they could change the sexual orientation of mice by altering their serotonin levels.

For GOP, ’In the Closet’ Is a Sexual Orientation

POLITICS | By Jason St. Amand | Apr 2
That’s one among a Republican National Committee survey’s many odd questions that’s yet another sign that the Grand Old Party is trying not to be so, well, old.

Homotech :: Is Manhunt Selling Your Sexual Orientation?

NATIONAL | By EDGE Investigative Team | Jul 25
The next time you’re on Manhunt, keep in mind that the men you’re chatting with aren’t the only ones interested in your profile. Without notifying its users, Manhunt has launched an ad agency to help marketers target them once they’ve logged off.

Colleges Ask Students to Identify Their Sexual Orientation

NATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Mar 18
Some colleges are asking students to identify their sexual orientation in order to protect LGBT students and offer them special scholarships.

British Man ’Turns Gay’ After Accident?

SEX | By Kilian Melloy | Nov 9
A British man who was previously a rugby-playing skinhead broke his neck and suffered a stroke--and then, he says, found that his sexuality had changed from straight to gay.

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