Why It’s Time for Real Sex Education

It’s disappointing because school is one of the easiest places we can reach young folks. Yet, it’s the absolute last place where any real conversations about sexual health are happening. Politicians, parents and teachers are attaching their own moral and religious hang-ups to sex as a means of dissuading teens from having sex. But kids are having sex anyway, and not having sexual education lessons that focus on the wrong issues can have disastrous consequences.

Read more at BET.com.

Missing Georgia Lesbian Found Dead

Lisa Lawson, a 40-year-old lesbian missing from Henry County, Ga. since November 19, was found dead, according to a Facebook post written by her girlfriend, Michelle Alexander. The cause of death is not yet known.   “It is with greatest sadness that I have to come to you all and let you know that Lisa has been found, but she is no longer with us,” Alexander is quoted writing in a Georgia Voice article. “We really do not care to discuss the details so please understand if I don’t respond. We are working on arrangements and will let everyone know when services will be… Rest In Peace Lisa… I love you more than Love.”

Details at SheWired.

Where Masturbation and Homosexuality Do Not Exist

When sex means reproduction, certain proclivities may simply not be part of cultural models of sexuality. Among two ethnic groups in central Africa, masturbation and same-sex relationships seem not to exist. Sparked by discussions with men and women from two ethnic groups in central Africa – the Aka and Ngandu – researchers decided to take a closer look at the groups’ sexual patterns and philosophies. While the self-reported findings tell little about actual same-sex desire, some attribute the results to cultural understandings of sex as more of a duty rather than for pleasure.

Learn about the study at The Atlantic.

Frank Ocean Scores With 6 Grammy Nominations

Out artist Frank Ocean tied with several big names for the most Grammy nominations in the 55th annual list announced late Wednesday. Ocean’s six nods include some of the biggest categories: Album of the Year for Channel Orange, record of the year for “Thinkin Bout You” and Best New Artist. He was also nominated for Urban Contemporary Album, and for “No Church in the Wild,” which he performs with Jay-Z, Kanye West and The-Dream, Ocean is nominated in Best Short Form Music Video and Rap/Sun Collaboration.

More over at Advocate.

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