The Gaily News: New book alleges Gandhi had male lover, support group launches magazine for gay troops, scientists study sexual preference in mice

An underground support group for gay and lesbian members of the military has launched a new magazine for them. The group hopes the publication, OutServe, will help spread awareness of the contributions of gay troops. Meanwhile, gay advocates are urging the Obama administration for an immediate repeal of "don't ask, don't tell." The administration plans to to keep the policy in place until the Pentagon can guarantee it won't negatively affect combat readiness.

Chinese researchers have identified a brain chemical that controls sexual preference in mice. They found that male mice lose their preference for females when they have lower levels of serotonin, and become equally interested in both male and female partners. When the serotonin was replaced, the male mice preferred females to males.

Was Gandhi gay? A new book about his life alleges that Gandhi left his wife for a man — Hermann Kallenbach, a German architect and bodybuilder. The couple reportedly lived together for two years in South Africa, before separating in 1914, though they kept in touch writing letters and professing their undying love.

Scroll to read more News Feature articles
Join the Creative Loafing Tampa Bay Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state.
Help us keep this coverage going with a one-time donation or an ongoing membership pledge.


Join Creative Loafing Tampa Bay Newsletters

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Creative Loafing Tampa Bay. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Creative Loafing Tampa Bay, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at [email protected]