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The Sexual Freedom Project: Conforming is Like a Disease

(También en Español) Yeah, it takes this kind of courage to answer male privilege. Have you had experience resisting the box or boxes people try to put you in? How do trends such as fluidity, pansexuality, and gender queer ideas help society understand itself and become more accepting? Make a video, write a poem, song, or an essay — or even create an original work of art — and express your thoughts. If we feature your contribution on the site, we will send you a free VenusPlusX t-shirt to thank you. More videos.

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The Sexual Freedom Project: Freedom To Go

Have you ever been discriminated against or made to feel like an outcast because of your sexual beliefs, practices, or orientation? Are there certain cities or countries in which you feel more welcome to talk about or exercise your sexual freedom? If you felt like you didn't fit in because of your sexuality, would you consider packing up and leaving the country of your birth, of your childhood? What can we do to help people who cannot move to a more progressive locale due to economic or other barriers? What concrete steps can we take as individuals and as a ...

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The Sexual Freedom Project: Social or personal gender?

(También en Español) How do you separate the socially imposed gender binary from what you feel inside and define about gender? How will the right to any form of gender expression be freed from the restraints applied by society? Leave a comment and let us know what you think, or make your own video or blog to share. We will send you a free VenusPlusX t-shirt or slap bracelet to thank you. Video edited by Tiye Massey.

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Lesbian and Gay Rights in the World—Geography of Bigotry and Oppression

This amazing map, developed by the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Organization, portrays, as of May 2012, the status of critical LGBT protections and persecutions world wide. We hope all people interested in international issues will examine it and understand where progress is being made and where horrible persecution and enforced neglect endure. It is encouraging to see signs of great progress in areas of South America and most of Western Europe, where a modicum of equality is emerging, in spite of entrenched religious opposition by atheistic religionists deeply embedded in the ...

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The Sexual Freedom Project: More Pressure on Women

(También en Español) Do you agree that there is more societal pressure and inequalities put upon women? Why or why not? Leave a comment and let us know what you think, or make your own video or blog to share. We will send you a free VenusPlusX t-shirt or slap bracelet to thank you. Video edited by Tiye Massey.

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It’s just hair! Right?

Editor's note: This post was written by one of our interns, Jamor Gaffney. It was the summer before I began 5th grade when I got my first relaxer. I was curious, nervous, and unsure of whether I was making the right decision. Not because of what I now understand to be a deeply rooted, oppressive standard of beauty in this country, but simply because I didn’t know how my hair would turn out. The morning before I went into the hair salon, I wore an Afro; I walked around my neighborhood so everyone could see my hair, and they would ...

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