The decision was a huge win for gay marriage advocates, but it doesn't mean the fight for LGBT rights is close to being over. The LGBT community will still be fighting legal battles for decades -- while facing continued discrimination. And once we're out, we need to talk openly and honestly about our lives and who we love and how we have sex. It's only after we've challenged and changed the most basic and fundamental viewpoints about who we are that we can really begin to think about true liberation and true equality. There's still no federal law protecting LGBT employees from discrimination. Twenty-one states and Washington, D.
Homosexuality is a sexual orientation. A homosexual person is romantically or sexually attracted to people of their own gender. Men who are romantically or sexually attracted to other men are called gay. Women who are romantically or sexually attracted to other women can be called gay as well, but are usually called lesbians. People who are romantically or sexually attracted to men and women are called bisexual. It is difficult to say how many people are homosexual. Homosexuality is known to exist in all cultures and countries.
Recently, scientists announced that they found some genes that might be associated with sexual orientation and a biological explanation for the reason gay men tend to have older brothers. But the field of sexual orientation research is far broader and more complicated than two studies—and Lisa Diamond , a psychologist and sexual orientation researcher at the University of Utah, knows that better than most. She spoke with Newsweek about what she and her colleagues in the field know—and what they don't—about how a person's sexual orientation might form.
Download and Share This Infographic image icon. Source: CDC. But trends varied for different groups of gay and bisexual men. It is important for gay and bisexual men to know their HIV status so they can take medicine to treat HIV if they have the virus. Taking HIV medicine every day can make the viral load undetectable.