Why Gay Men May Be Less Anxious Than Straight Ones

There's no question that being closeted is emotionally and psychologically taxing. Now, newly-published research demonstrates that gay, lesbian and bi people who are out have lower stress hormone levels and fewer symptoms of anxiety and depression than those who hide their identities. The findings suggest that while… » 1/29/13 11:30am 1/29/13 11:30am

Do men really have higher sex drives than women?

There is possibly no greater source of debate than the age-old question of whether men want sex more than women. But embedded in that debate are a host of other questions. What is a "sex drive" anyway? What is a good scientific way to compare men and women's sexual desires? What happens when women want it more than… » 1/21/13 11:27am 1/21/13 11:27am

In Love Wars, gay Stormtroopers chafe under Don't Ask, Don't Tell

Serving the Galactic Empire comes with some murky moral questions: Is the Rebel Alliance really a terrorist organization? Is political stability worth the destruction of an entire planet? Should I serve in a military that doesn't even teach me how to shoot properly? As the short film "Love Wars" reveals, those… » 1/15/12 7:30am 1/15/12 7:30am

Science Fiction That Could Turn You Queer, If Only for a Nanosecond

I know it's not really true that you can use mind-control to turn somebody queer and make that person want you, OK? I know that. But sometimes in the happy land of science fiction, you come across a book or movie that makes it seem like the whole frakkin universe has been taken over by a bunch of queer tranny… » 6/26/08 3:31pm 6/26/08 3:31pm

George Takei Marries, Journos Spin Gay Sulu Memes

In news and gossip math, the announcement of George Takei's wedding plans must've looked something like "B-List Sixties Geek Icon + Gay + Social Hot Button Topic = Win." There's just something perfect storm-ish about Takei's marrying boyfriend of 21 years Brad Altman for the jaded headline writers of the world, and… » 5/22/08 6:30am 5/22/08 6:30am

Beautiful Yaoi Men Of The Cyber World (Maybe NSFW)

Impossibly perfect men float around naked, surrounded by gears and cyber-creatures, in Kiriko Moth's Yaoi art. Yaoi — the Japanese art of showing lovely young dudes, in sexual situations for a female readership — has been building an avid U.S. following. And now artists like Kiriko are bringing Art Nouveau-esque yaoi » 2/08/08 4:30pm 2/08/08 4:30pm

What Kind of Futuristic Love Will Be Legal By 2050?

Some of you humans are probably getting your knickers in a bunch over this thing called "Valentine's Day." There are rituals involving flowers and candy and romantic dinners — all to guarantee that your mate feels adequately adored. But what about the robots who want a kiss? The aliens who pine for love? And what… » 2/08/08 11:45am 2/08/08 11:45am