April 18, 2013 |
Ex-Baylor star Brittney Griner likes to remind all the girls and young women who idolize her to just be themselves and not worry what others think. Griner was doing just that this week while discussing her sexual orientation, apparently for the first time with the media. The new member of the Phoenix Mercury, chosen No. 1 overall in Monday's WNBA, did not make a big deal about the fact that she is a lesbian, making no big coming-out announcement. But she did not hide from the topic either when it was pertinent to the issues being discussed.
September 7, 1997 |
Five years ago, Harvard psychologist Carol Gilligan published "Meeting at the Crossroads," a luminously empathetic study of adolescents at an all-girls private school in Cleveland.
December 3, 2013 |
British Olympian Tom Daley and actress Maria Bello have made headlines in recent days by coming out, Bello in a Modern Love piece for the New York Times and Daley in a YouTube video to fans. After a string of notable celebrities opening up about their sexuality - including CNN anchor Anderson Cooper and actor Zachary Quinto - Bello and Daley's candor isn't revolutionary. What's striking is that they came out as nothing, or, as Bello put it, “whatever.” In their respective statements, neither Bello nor Daley put a label on their sexuality, emphasizing falling in love over gender.
September 13, 2011 |
There are many things that Tatiana von Fürstenberg and Francesca Gregorini have in common — but perhaps most particularly is the fact that they're both the children of famous parents. Von Fürstenberg's mother is fashion designer Diane von Fürstenberg; Gregorini's mother is onetime Bond girl Barbara Bach, who married Ringo Starr when Francesca was a teenager. Both women were raised speaking Italian, and each attended a boarding school in England. Still, they say now, their formative years varied greatly.
October 8, 2010
'Tamara Drewe' MPAA rating: R for language and some sexuality Running time: 1 hour, 51 minutes Playing: In selected theaters
March 30, 2013 |
Kwame Harris, a former offensive tackle for the San Francisco 49ers and Oakland Raiders, told CNN in a report Friday that he was gay and now regrets not being open about his sexuality while he was a pro football player. Harris said he would sometimes have disturbing thoughts about covering up the fact that he was gay while playing and "didn't see those two things as being compatible. " "You want to escape the despair, this turmoil and maybe your mind goes to dark places sometimes," Harris said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 2, 1986
Be serious! Abstinence is not ignoring sexuality, it is introducing a "new" idea and way of dealing with one's sexuality. Also, rather than making a judgment that everyone is "doing it," why doesn't the author of this editorial do a study on teen-agers who are aware of practicing abstinence and the zero number of pregnancies in that group? It is odd also that this writer thinks of sexuality in terms of intercourse. Our sexuality is a part of who we are as persons whether we ever have intercourse or not, and believe it or not most people are aware of his or her sexuality as a small child.
November 6, 1994
Shari Roan's excellent Column One report (Oct. 26) on the alarming growth of sexually transmitted diseases among adolescents sadly mirrors the findings of Planned Parenthood in working with teens. Last year in our clinics, we saw nearly 15,000 teens, some of whom made the decision to have sex without condoms for such reasons as "I'm on the pill," or "He worked for (a local company), so he must be clean," or "You can't get AIDS from a woman." In the classroom, we urged more than 37,000 teens to act responsibly--either postpone sexuality or heed the dangers of unprotected sex. Should we be surprised that our educational efforts aren't more successful?
November 4, 1992 |
As the video begins, a very sober-looking doctor named Elizabeth Stanley appears on camera and lists her academic credentials, covering 23 years of studying and teaching human sexuality. It's all very authoritative and dull, and most viewers would probably yank out the tape right there if they didn't know what was coming next. . . . But of course they do know what's coming next or they wouldn't be watching. Dr.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 27, 1991
In response to David Shaw's two-part series "The Press and Sex," front page, Aug. 18-19: The articles on sexuality and the press intrigued me. There appears to be a need for the press to use sexuality as a form of humiliation. The press can instantly destroy a person's reputation because of his/her sexuality. The press becomes an arbiter of moral codes expressed by religious institutions. We need the press to bring news to us. Exposure of one's sexuality ordinarily serves no purpose, except to indulge our own voyeuristic curiosities.