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Masculinity, Gender (Non)Conformity, and Queer Visibility

By: Tristan Bridges and C.J. Pascoe Originally posted at Girl w/Pen! Coco Layne got a haircut.  She shaved both sides of her head, but left the top at a length that falls roughly to the bottom of her face.  As … Continue reading

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On State-Sponsored Homophobia in Russia

Guest post by Russian sociologist, Asya Tsaturyan. Can a homophobic government create a homophobic populace? In June 2013 the Russian Parliament (Duma) passed, and President Vladimir Putin signed into law, a bill that prohibits ‘homosexual propaganda’ directed at minors. Putin … Continue reading

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Bro-Porn: Heterosexualizing Straight Men’s Anti-Homophobia

by Tristan Bridges and CJ Pascoe Originally posted at Girl w/Pen! Every year, since 2009, the men of England’s Warwick University’s Rowing Team pose nude together in a series of photos that can be purchased individually or collectively as a calendar. The … Continue reading

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Some Clarifications on “No One is Born Gay”

I wrote this post a while back and had I known how many people would read it and how many excellent questions and comments I’d continue to receive, I would have addressed the subject more exhaustively.  And yet, the fact that … Continue reading

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How We Ask about Gender and Sexuality Matters More Than You Think

[This is part of a two-post series on a recent study assessing the reliability of existing survey data on the size of the LGBT population and the state of sexual prejudice.  This post deals primarily with the first of these … Continue reading

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Weigh in on the ASA’s new Gender Categories

Guest post by Tina Fetner; cross-posted from Scatterplot. What should the asa’s gender categories be? The ASA is trying to respond to a request from its members to expand the options for gender on its membership form. Right now, the choices are female, male, … Continue reading

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Video from “When the Professional becomes Political: Responding to the New Family Structures Survey” at the 2013 Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association

This panel grew out of the controversy following the publication of Mark Regnerus’s article “How Different are the Adult Children of Same Sex Parents? Findings from the New Family Structures Study” in the journal Social Science Research. The article’s claims … Continue reading

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