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Entries by Michael Broder from 03/2013

Drag Queen Culture Divide: Breaking Down What Happened on This Week's RuPaul's Drag Race Snatch Game

| Posted 03.01.2013 | Gay Voices

Jinkx Monsoon's brilliant impersonation of Little Edie revealed a fascinating cultural divide among the Drag Race contestants. Few of the queens knew who Little Edie was, and this difference paralleled differences in race, ethnicity, class and some broader, more elusive quality of gay identity.

Camping It Up in Ancient Rome: A Queer Take on Catullus 16

| Posted 03.11.2013 | Gay Voices

Gay readers have been told that we should despise this kind of poetry because it devalues us and has historically contributed to our stigmatization. And yet, much of this poetry can be great fun if we approach it as camp frivolity rather than earnest homophobic ridicule.

New Health Warning for Men Who Have Sex With Men: Help Spread the Word!

| Posted 03.22.2013 | Gay Voices

Six months after issuing its first alert about a deadly meningitis outbreak among gay men in New York City, the Department of Health has expanded its vaccine recommendations to include all gay men, regardless of HIV status, throughout NYC, not just in certain Brooklyn neighborhoods.

Meningitis Vaccine Recommendation: 'Is It Good for the Gays?' and Other Pressing Public Health Questions

| Posted 03.30.2013 | Gay Voices

How, if at all, should we reconcile the dictates of public health policy with the social, cultural and political concerns and sensitivities of specific populations? Another way of putting this is to ask whether the DOH recommendations are "good for the gays."