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Here's What LGBT People Have To Say About Street Harassment

In light of new research on street harassment in Australia, BuzzFeed News spoke to four LGBT Australians about their experiences.<p>La Trobe University researcher Bianca Fileborn surveyed 292 Australians who had experienced street harassment. Of the 292, 54% identified as being of a diverse gender or …

Marriage Equality Is Good For People's Mental Health, Say Psychiatrists

Removing legal inequality = better health outcomes.<p>Same-sex marriage was legalised in New Zealand in 2013, but is not legal in Australia, where the government has promised to put the issue to the people in a national plebiscite after the next election.<p>RANZCP president Professer Malcolm Hopwood said …

Gay "Cures" Are Harmful And Don't Work, Says World's Largest Body Of Psychiatrists

Exclusive: The World Psychiatric Association has condemned so-called conversion therapy and called on governments around the world to decriminalise homosexuality.<p>The largest international organisation for psychiatrists is to publish a statement condemning conversion therapy as unscientific, …

LGBTQI

This 11-Year-Old Transgender Girl Is Scared After The Government Wound Back An Anti-Bullying Program

"She has a fear that someone will kill her if they find out about her."<p>11-year-old Rebecca* moved schools when she transitioned, with the help of staff from the LGBTI anti-bullying program. She's going well at her new school – but the past weeks of intense debate over the Safe Schools Coalition has …

Marriage equality could be a reality by end of the year, says George Brandis

Attorney general, who stated publicly for the first time that he supports marriage equality, says same-sex marriage plebiscite and parliamentary vote will happen this year<p>A plebiscite on same-sex marriage, and legislation to change the Marriage Act if the plebiscite is carried, will be held by the …

LGBTQI

Same-sex marriage vote by year's end: Brandis

A pledge by Attorney-General George Brandis to hold a vote on same-sex marriage before the end of the year has been undermined within hours by the …

“Someone Is Going To Die”: Meet The Trans Kids Fighting For The Right To Transition

Australia is the only country in the world that requires transgender teenagers to apply to the Family Court for hormone treatment. Experts say it has to stop.<p><b>CANBERRA, ACT —</b> When Jeremy Loiterton was 16, he sent his mum an email no parent wants to receive. It said, simply, “Help.”<p>At the beginning …

Controversial Nationwide Vote On Marriage Could Happen By End Of 2016

*SOUND THE PLEBISCITE ALARM*<p>"The bill to constitute the plebiscite will be introduced early in the life of the new parliament so that we can have the plebiscite before the end of this year,” he said.<p>"In the event there were to be a 'Yes' vote, the government would legislate to give effect to the …

The President Of Egypt Actually Drove A Motorcade Down A Red Carpet

"Mr. President! Mr. President! Who are you driving?"

Woman Saved From Suicide by Two 'Stranger Angels' Asks Santa to Send Them a Thank-You Letter 18 Years Later

One dark, drizzly evening in 1997, the voices inside 28-year-old Rebecca Chamaa’s head told her to kill herself.<p>Chamaa, who was diagnosed with …

Demi Lovato Shares An Important Message About Facing Addiction

Demi Lovato’s only 23 years old, but it sometimes seems like she’s lived a million different lives. And she’s done so in the glaring public eye, …

55 Staggering Images Of Life Inside North Korea

1 of 57<p>Since the fall of the USSR, North Korea has existed in almost complete isolation from the rest of the world.<p>2 of 57<p>Electricity is still a rare …

22 Questions Not To Ask Your Queer Relatives This Christmas

I don’t know, random cousin, how do YOU have sex?

LGBTQI

How to Write a Great Science Fiction Novel in 7 Easy Steps

<i>Max Barry's book Lexicon was voted fourth best science fiction novel of the year by Goodreads, and now he's put together a (mostly serious) list of</i> …

Writing

People Are Wearing Ties To Support A Lesbian Who Was Assaulted While Wearing One

Helena Martins was attacked by a man who tried to pull her tie off her neck.<p>View this post on Facebook<p>In her Facebook post after the attack, she wrote: "I don't think I'll be rocking a tie in the near future.<p>"Today, one street away from my home, I was assaulted by a man who just went berserk at me, …

No Sex, Please—I'm Asexual

<b>A 30-something asexual woman reveals the truth about her oft-misunderstood orientation</b><p>By Keira Tobias // Illustration by Emily Flake<p>ADVERTISEMENT<p><b>I</b> …

Turn down the music? You’d better ask my punk parents

Having hardcore punk musicians for parents has been a noisy delight for Holly MacHenry – and an education<p>It’s Tuesday evening. I am watching the posters in my bedroom, wondering if this time they will manage to cling to the vibrating walls. One peels free of its Blu-Tack shackles and falls to the …

Post Punk

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Photographer Spent 2,500 Hours Capturing Stunning Photos of Complex Snowflakes

Through his camera lens, Canadian photographer Don Komarechka explores a world which cannot been seen by the naked eye. Specifically interested in nature and macro photography, images by the young artist reveal a closer look at how the universe works. His recently unveiled piece, <i>The Snowflake</i>, …

Transgender woman refused from a women's festival in Australia

A preoperative transgender woman has been told she can't attend a women's festival in the Australian state of Victoria — because she isn't physically …

What It's Like To Be A Lesbian Couple With A 20-Plus-Year Age Difference

Queer women who date despite significant age gaps challenge mainstream standards of beauty, rewrite stereotypical relationship power dynamics, and subvert a bunch of social rules regarding sex and love. But it's not always easy.<p>According to their social media PDA, at least, actors Holland Taylor …

80 Empowered Women Go Bare-Breasted in New York

While portrait photographer Jordan Matter may best be known for his uplifting series <i>Dancers Among Us</i>, a collection of photographs of dancers leaping on city streets, it's his portraits of over 80 bare-breasted women that will have you talking today. Over the course of six years, Matter asked women …

12 Times Badass Women Fought Ridiculously Sexist Dress Codes In 2015

Proving once again that females are strong as hell.<p>View this post on Facebook

Feminism

12 People Share Why They've Been To Counselling

There are many reasons people need help - and there's no shame in seeking it out.<p><i>To learn more about mental health, check out the resources at BeyondBlue Australia on 1300 22 4636, Kids Helpline on 1800 551 800 or ReachOut. Always consult with your doctor about your personal health and wellness.</i> …

Mental Health

UNPOPULAR OPINION: Stop Telling Women to Masturbate

It has become a cliché among feminist sex educators and publications that women should masturbate to get to know their bodies.<p>“Masturbation can be very empowering for women, as it gives them increased control over their body and sexuality,” the female sexuality resource site The-Clitoris reads. …

One woman perfectly explains depression to her mother in inspirational video

It’s not easy to explain depression to those that don’t understand. It’s twice as hard when the person who doesn’t understand is your own family.<p>But …

Mental Health

Catechism of the Catholic Church

• <b>Author:</b> Catholic Church<p><i>Catechism of the Catholic Church</i> is a summary of the principles and practices of the Catholic Church in a question-and-answer format. This classic edition was used as a valuable teaching tool in Catholic schools starting in 1885. The original catechism was developed by the …

Straight People Don't Exist, New Research Says

A recent study shows that human sexuality is fluid and women are hornier than you think.<p>A recent study published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology undermines long held beliefs about heteronormative sexual orientation. The study looks at gender expression in women and measures …

Sexuality

Sexuality Explained: Pansexuality | Student journalism, how to get into journalism

Last month the news broke that Miley Cyrus is pansexual after she came out in her Elle magazine interview: “I’m down with any adult—who is down to …

Tyler Clementi's Mom Almost Killed Herself After He Did

Jane Clementi reveals why she nearly killed herself after her son Tyler’s suicide—and what she wants for his webcam persecutor.<p>For five years, Jane …