But it remains difficult to talk about the connection he saw between patriotism and his love of young men. An elderly Walt Whitman with his nurse Warren Fritzinger. Image: Library of Congress.
T his weekend I took my kids to a community fete in our north London borough of Haringey, complete with bouncy castle, Turkish dancing, tug-of-war and free curry. In the States the song has been top of the Billboard ranking for 12 weeks straight. For proof, enjoy this viral tweet showing children going wild to the song when Lil Nas X performed at their school.
A pride march in Belgrade last month. Indeed, over the past 2 decades, researchers have turned up considerable evidence that homosexuality isn't a lifestyle choice, but is rooted in a person's biology and at least in part determined by genetics. A new study of male twins, scheduled for presentation at the annual meeting of the American Society of Human Genetics ASHG in Baltimore, Maryland, today, could help explain that paradox.
On May 6,Nazis ransacked the "Institute for Sexual Science" in Berlin; four days later, as part of large public burnings of books viewed as "un-German," thousands of books plundered from the Institute's library were thrown into a huge bonfire. The institute was founded in by Dr. Magnus Hirschfeld
Also last week, the administration finalized one rule allowing medical workers to refuse to treat trans people based on religious objections, while drafting another that would allow homeless shelters to turn away transgender individuals. Presidents routinely use their executive powers to issue symbolic proclamations to mark days, weeks, or months they deem to be of national value. They can also release statements through the White House press office.
This is the process where DNA expression is influenced by any number of external factors in the environment. And in the case of homosexuality, the researchers argue, the environment is the womb itself. Writing in The Quarterly Review of Biologyresearchers William Rice, a professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and Urban Friberg, a professor at Uppsala University in Sweden, believe that homosexuality can be explained by the presence of epi-marks — temporary switches that control how our genes are expressed during gestation and after we're born.
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar this week told the Dail that from to an average of 13 men a year were jailed for homosexual offences. Senator David Norris spent years fighting to change the law — but his plea was rejected by the High Court and Supreme Court. However, with the help of Mary Robinson, he took his case to the European Court of Human Rights, who found in his favour and changed the law.
As ever, music was at the heart of revelries, not least when a military brass band lit up thousands of faces as they struck up the theme from Fame. But there was also history as the parade marked 50 years since the Sexual Offences Actwhich decriminalised homosexuality in England and Wales. Nevertheless, both she and Ward remained adamant about the need for the parade to play a political role. A reconciliation with the navy came when she marched with them in the Pride parade.
Beverley Kramer was a member of Academy of Science South Africa panel that undertook the study which form the basis of the Diversity in Human Sexuality report. Republish our articles for free, online or in print, under Creative Commons licence. You can read the rest of the series here.
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