Not only did the tournament throw a spotlight on how different the women's game is from the men's, it highlighted how different the teams are as well. Across the whole tournament, there were at least 41 female players or coaches who are openly gay or bisexual. At least five members of the Lionesses are gay or bisexual, compared with none of England's male players.
White was a behind-the-scenes member of the Evangelical Protestant movement through the s, s, and s, writing film and television specials and ghostwriting auto-biographies for televangelists such as Jerry FalwellPat Robertsonand Billy Graham. After years of writing for the Christian righthe came out as gay in  and devoted himself full-time to minister to lesbians, gays, bisexuals, and transgender people, also writing extensively on the subject of gay Christians. White was born in Santa Clara, California.
One young woman told of feeling like a fraud as she sits, silent, in her church while the preacher rails against homosexual people. Another young man told of being at the center of a groping kind of gang exorcism in his church and then locked in a closet, equipped with a picture of Jesus and told to pray. His mother, he said, opened the door to slip in food and then would lock it again.
That was the question faced by Subaru of America executives in the s. Rather than fight larger car companies over the same demographic of white, to year-olds living in the suburbs, executives decided to market their cars to niche groups—such as outdoorsy types who liked that Subarus could handle dirt roads. Then they discovered a fifth: lesbians. When marketers talked to these customers, they realized these women buying Subarus were lesbian.
Openly LGBT people remain a demographic minority in most places. In areas that historically are not known for having or being friendly to LGBT people who do not remain closeteda "first" can make it easier for other openly LGBT persons to enter the field or for those who are closeted to come out. Openly LGBT people being visible in society affects societal attitudes toward homosexualitybisexuality, and the transgender community on a wider level.
He was a charming Harvard raconteur, lawyer, former Army general and trusted backroom negotiator — so much so that President Dwight D. Eisenhower brought Cutler to Washington in the s to overhaul national security, promptly appointing him the country's first national security adviser. He was called "Ike's mystery man" — often at the president's elbow calling, for instance, for more candor about the dangers of nuclear weapons.
Michel Martin. Emma Bowman. American civil rights activist Bayard Rustin, pictured inas spokesman for the Citywide Committee for Integration, at the organization's headquarters, Silcam Presbyterian Church in New York City.
How do genes influence our sexuality? The question has long been fraught with controversy. An ambitious new study — the largest ever to analyze the genetics of same-sex sexual behavior — found that genetics does play a role, responsible for perhaps a third of the influence on whether someone has same-sex sex. The study of nearly half a million people, funded by the National Institutes of Health and other agencies, found differences in the genetic details of same-sex behavior in men and women.
In this remarkable book, Mel White details his twenty-five years of being counseled, exorcised, electric-shocked, prayed for, and nearly driven to suicide because his church said homosexuality was wrong. But his salvation—to be openly gay and Christian—is more than a unique coming-out story. Told by an eyewitness and sure to anger those Mel White once knew best, Stranger at the Gate is a warning about where the politics of hate may lead America… a brave book by a good man whose words can make us richer in spirit and much wiser too.
Charlie Gay is the director of the U. Charlie is an internationally recognized pioneer in photovoltaics. After starting his career in designing solar power system components for communications satellites at Spectrolab, Inc, he later joined ARCO Solar, where he established the research and development program and led the commercialization of crystalline silicon and thin film technologies. He joined Applied Materials in as corporate vice president and general manager of the Solar Business Group.