Every Friday, The CSPH shares with you stories, reports, and headlines we’ve come across during the week focusing on sexuality, gender, sexual health, sexual politics, and more. These may be stories we found to be controversial, thought-provoking, or just plain interesting! Without further adieu, here is the roundup for the week of August 10, 2012.
1. My Trans Isn’t Your Trans
The rise in trans* visibility and advocacy is fantastic, but don’t make the mistake of generalizing all trans* experiences into one common story.
2. Gay Malaysians Finally Fulfill Their Vows…To Party
One ‘deviant’ couple made Malaysian history when they returned home to hold a traditional Chinese wedding banquet despite government opposition.
3. One Small Step For Humanity, One Giant Leap For Catholicism
Pope Benedict voices a tentative justification for condoms – when used by gay males to prevent HIV. But even this wishy-washy admission might pave the way for contraception in the papacy.
4. Ugandan Pride Both Proud And Brave
In a country which has pushed to legalize the execution of homosexuals, Uganda’s first Pride festival represents a heroic stance that’s about much more than just tiny rainbow underpants.
5. Time To Get Frank And Ketchup With The Sex Toy Cart
In an attempt to prove sex toys can be as natural and all-American as hot dogs, Trojan is giving away thousands of free vibes from the streets of New York.
6. The Scots Did It, Why Can’t I?
Boys who want to wear dresses – but stay boys – get examined under the gender microscope. Can’t we just accept that clothing choices don’t dictate or shape gender?