It's 50 years since the partial decriminalisation of homosexual sex in England and Wales. How did the law change society? The proportion of the British public who say they approve of same-sex partnerships has soared over the past 30 years. Since the British Social Attitudes survey has asked people whether they think sexual relationships between two adults of the same sex are "always wrong, mostly wrong, sometimes wrong, rarely wrong or not wrong at all". Approval fell in the s when the Aids crisis and the introduction of section 28 - a law prohibiting the promotion or teaching of homosexuality in schools - could have swayed public opinion according to NatCen, the think tank which runs the survey.
A History of Lesbians Organizing in China – China Development Brief
The spring and summer of was heralded as the peak of lesbian chic. This was followed by Newsweek's June cover story proclaiming lesbians were "coming out strong! Lesbians were having a cultural moment — that much was clear — but it was also pretty clear what the media thought being a lesbian meant. Though Madonna never identified as one and Bernhard has gone to great lengths to say she doesn't identify as such since , lesbianism like feminism, riot grrrl, among other women-specific topics was co-opted by the mainstream media and, therefore, redefined as au courant. Several decades later the lesbian label has become at once more diverse and decidedly less cool. While articles and cultural conversations have posed the idea that "lesbianism sells" " America, come say hello to lesbians — they're hot! Both Ellen DeGeneres and Ellen Page , coming out 17 years apart, referred to themselves publicly as gay.
It is also unusual in that it is written by a participant in the movement. It shows that independent organizing in China is beginning to emerge around issues of expression and identity. In contrast to the sensitive issues of ethnic and religious identity, lesbian and gay organizing in China appears to be mildly tolerated by the government. This article shows how far lesbian organizing has come in China over a short period of time, with lesbians coming together in physical and virtual venues, holding salons and conferences and forming networks with domestic and international LGBT groups. This term refers to female-to-female sexual desire and activity.
Millions of people watched Glee for the drama, the cover versions, the comedy - and the positive representation of a relationship between two LGBT women. Naya played cheerleader Santana Lopez, who discovered she was a lesbian when she fell for her best friend, Brittany. Her body was recovered from a lake in California after going missing last week while on a day out with her son. Young LGBT women have been speaking to Radio 1 Newsbeat about the impact Santana and her storylines had on them as they watched the show in their early teens.