US Supreme Court legalizes same-sex marriage nationwide
The US Supreme Court has ruled in a 5–4 decision that all states must allow same sex couples to marry. The ruling will allow same-sex couples to marry in the 13 remaining states where marriage bans are still in place, and makes same-sex marriage the law of the land.
Researchers: Porn addiction isn’t an addiction
According to a new study published in the journal Biological Psychology, the brains of people who say they are addictioned to porn don’t behave like those of addicts. Most people with psychological addictions show increased brain function when exposed to their object of desire, whereas excessive porn watchers show less. The authors say that, while excessive porn watching can be a problem, “porn addiction” isn’t really a thing.
Vogue Magazine story suggests Cara Delevingne’s bisexuality might be “just a phase"
In a profile of model Cara Delevingne, who is in a relationship with female musician St Vincent, Vogue Magazine writer Rob Haskell suggested that Delevingne’s interest in women might be just a phase. He writes: “Her parents seem to think girls are just a phase for Cara, and they may be correct . . . When I suggest to Cara that to trust a man, she might have to revise an old and stubborn idea of hers — that women are perennially troubled and therefore only women will accept her — her smile says she concedes the point.” LGBT readers took issue with Haskell’s knowing treatment of Delevingne’s sexuality, and his reinforcement of stereotypes of queer women as going through “just a phase."
iPhone app to power decade long gay health study
Researchers from the University of California in San Francisco are launching a large-scale, ten-year study of LGBT health, all powered by an iPhone app. The scientists hope LGBT people will sign up, and answer health related questions over time to help track long term health trends.
First professional baseball player comes out as gay
Minor league baseball player Sean Conroy, a pitcher for the Sonoma Stompers, has been confirmed as the first openly gay professional baseball player. Two other major league players previously came out, but only after retirement. For his part, Conroy told USA Today that he was surprised no other player had already come out. On Thursday night, he pitched a shutout with 11 strikeouts.