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The Australian - ‎May 29, 2016‎
As the Gender and Equality Commissioner has confirmed that the Safe Schools program “is about providing safe and inclusive environments for all LGBTI kids”, and has objected to heterosexuality as a “gender construct” into which people should not be ...

We can we reduce gender inequality in housework – here's how

The Conversation AU - ‎May 28, 2016‎
The results show same-sex partners are more likely to share housework than opposite-sex partners. This suggests the cultural scripts associated with heterosexuality, marriage and family severely disadvantage women by holding them accountable for a ...

Why Do Queer People Write Fan Fiction? To See Themselves in Mainstream Culture.

Slate Magazine (blog) - ‎4 hours ago‎
The majority of television's and movies' most popular franchises are full of characters whose heterosexuality is unquestioned, but that doesn't kill the chemistry that can arise between well-written characters and talented actors.
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Safe Schools chief quits over 'racist' flag post

The Australian - ‎May 27, 2016‎
Ms Ward has come under fire previously for linking the program with political causes. Railing against a “push to fit people into gender constructs that promote heterosexuality'' at a Marxist conference last year, she alluded that Safe Schools was part ...

Telling women to avoid pregnancy is not a solution for HIV and the Zika virus

The Guardian - ‎May 28, 2016‎
The report, The Devil is in the Details (pdf), points out that women's bodies - and the bodies of people who don't conform to norms of binary gender and heterosexuality - are often a major focus for religious fundamentalists. Curtailing women's choices ...

Why Are Self-Identified Straight Men Hooking Up With Each Other?

Pacific Standard - ‎May 25, 2016‎
Jane Ward and C. Riley Snorton are among the experts who have researched the conjunction between heterosexual identification and same-sex intimacy.

Is homosexuality an illness that can be 'cured'? (Pt. 1)

Jamaica Gleaner - ‎May 28, 2016‎
Tolton: As a gay man who had to pretend to be something that I am not, it crossed my mind that heterosexuality can be a learnd behaviour.

School sexuality education needs an overhaul

Independent Online - ‎May 28, 2016‎
Only heterosexuality is acceptable. That's what learners are taking away from sexuality education classes - if they're even paying attention in the first place.

5 Subtle Ways Heteronormativity Sneaks Into Day-To-Day Life

Bustle - ‎May 23, 2016‎
It says that heterosexuality is the only sexual orientation, or only norm, and states that sexual or marital relations are most, or only, fitting between people of opposite sexes.
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Why isn't there a Grindr for straight people?

The Guardian - ‎May 22, 2016‎
Straight women are frigid. Heterosexuality always has been, and always will be, a sad compromise between men who want to get as much sex for as little affection as women can wheedle out of them, etc.

Were Lewis and Clark Gay? About That Saturday Night Live Sketch...

Huffington Post - ‎May 25, 2016‎
Many letter writers decried the inclusion, calling it gay “propaganda” and an “abomination,” - that it “disparaged” our “American heroes” by suggesting anything other than heterosexuality when speaking of the two men: “I am taking this opportunity to ...

Are Ariana Grande's Grindr ads progress or exploitation?

Fusion - ‎May 26, 2016‎
What it really means is that…marketing and commodification of our experiences has now made it safe for us to be represented and have that fact reinforce the superiority of heterosexuality… [It] may not be benign to the gay person who longed for those ...

Get ready Captain America: It's time for a gay superhero

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - ‎May 27, 2016‎
Most recently, Captain America's forlorn glances at his longtime pal Bucky Barnes in the movie "Captain America: Civil War" led Vanity Fair's Joanna Robinson to posit Cap's demonstration of heterosexuality the film's "one flaw." (The stars of the movie ...

How Hillary Can Win with White Males

Huffington Post - ‎May 26, 2016‎
“Critical theory” says they're privileged due to their white cis-male heterosexuality - but their pinched wallets, disappearing jobs and inner turmoil say they're not.
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Yes, Queer People Are Absolutely Trying To Turn Everyone Gay And Here's Why

Huffington Post - ‎May 27, 2016‎
So, we've been compelled to scheme. Over the last century, queer people have become remarkably adept at looking for clues, deciphering codes and claiming the bodies that have been overlooked, forgotten or unfazed by the grabby hand of heterosexuality.
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Wheel Of Fortune ended in a tie for the first time in over a decade

A.V. Club - ‎May 25, 2016‎
Wheel Of Fortune may be, well, Wheel Of Fortune, but that doesn't mean it's incapable of creating moments of pure, heart-stopping drama.

Rediscovering Hetero Love

Splice Today - ‎May 27, 2016‎
Jack and Phryne are the epitome of “will they-won't they,” and while I'm usually deathly bored of that trope (especially when the needle so frequently falls on “will”), there's something about this show's approach to heterosexual romance that warms my ...

Making fun of transgender people

Sharonherald - ‎May 28, 2016‎
Suppose a heterosexual male were captured by a James Bond villain and subjected to surgery to replace his penis with a vagina.

How to make things easier for your nonconformist child

DestinyConnect - ‎May 26, 2016‎
Raising confident children isn't an easy task - and rearing kids who don't conform to accepted heterosexual norms is an even greater challenge.