Friday, November 16 2018
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Call me Caitlyn - Bruce Jenner’s new identity revealed

Call me Caitlyn - Bruce Jenner’s new identity revealed

Bruce Jenner, the former male Olympic decathlon gold medalist, has launched her new life as a woman on the cover of Vanity Fair. The Annie Leibovitz portrait shows her posing in a revealing cream-colored silk corset under the headline "Call me Caitlyn".

Richard O’Brien’s feminine side

Richard O’Brien’s feminine side

Rocky Horror Show writer Richard O'Brien thinks of himself as 70% male and 30% female. A look at transgender issues.

Love: A temporary insanity curable by marriage.

- Ambrose Bierce -
Children and the culture of pornography

Children and the culture of pornography

Chevonea Kendall-Bryan was 13 years old when she fell to her death, after a boy filmed her performing a sex act. Children are under extreme pressure, having to cope with a world more brutal, more demanding and far more overtly sexual than anything their parents knew.

Is online porn addiction a real problem?

Is online porn addiction a real problem?

Cosmopolitan magazine claims that porn use is damaging relationships. Yet porn addiction is not included in Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM-V), widely considered the bible of mental health diagnosis. This is because the evidence for its existence is poor and the diagnostic criteria are extremely broad. Compulsive behaviour needs to have a significant physiological effect to be a real addiction and porn use generally does not satisfy this criterion.

April Ashley receives an MBE for services to transgender equality

April Ashley receives an MBE for services to transgender equality

April Ashley, one of the first Britons to undergo sex-change surgery, has received an MBE for services to transgender equality. Born George Jamieson in Liverpool in 1935, Ms Ashley joined the Navy at 14 but felt isolated and attempted suicide. She moved to Paris in the 1950s and started dressing as a woman, before finding success as a performer at Le Carrousel nightclub. She underwent experimental gender reassignment surgery in 1960 in Casablanca.