Sexual Orientation

The Brian Lehrer Show

Twists and Turns in Being Straight

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

James Joseph Dean, associate professor of sociology at Sonoma State University and author of Straights: Heterosexuality in Post-Closeted Culture (NYU Press, 2014), looks at how advances in gay rights have changed straight sexual identities -- no longer the default assumption.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

When "Coming Out" on Resumes Can Help

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Some studies indicate that "coming out" on your resume might help you find a job — especially if you're an African American man. Yitz Jordan aka rapper "Y-Love," a senior developer and contributor to Quartz who identifies as black, gay, and Jewish, discusses what that might mean in the context of President Obama's plan to prohibit discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation for federal contractors.

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High School Athletes Open to 'Out' Teammates

Wednesday, May 01, 2013


Teammates from the Norman Thomas High School baseball team reacted to news of the NBA's first openly gay athlete. "I believe a team is a family," said one player. "To each his own."

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New Sex-Ed Curriculum Teaches About Sexual Orientation

Friday, August 12, 2011

The sex education curriculum that the city is mandating in public schools this year will include teaching students about questions of sexual orientation.

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