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Dr. Frank Spinelli is a board certified internist at Chelsea Village Medical in Manhattan. He is an Associate Clinical Professor at New York Medical College and author of Advocate Guide to Gay Men’s Health and Wellness, published in 2008 by Alyson Books and Pee-Shy.

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Reality Stars Perpetuate Negative Italian Stereotypes

(1) Comments | Posted March 4, 2014 | 11:22 AM

Real Housewives of New Jersey star Teresa Giudice and her husband Joe pled guilty to federal fraud charges for concealing income and lying during bankruptcy proceedings. They join Mob Wives newcomer, Alicia DiMichele Garofalo, who is awaiting sentencing after pleading guilty to embezzling charges.

After learning about the...

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Mourning a Monster

(0) Comments | Posted January 21, 2014 | 10:30 AM

It's not every day you learn that the man who molested you as a child has died.

It was our ritual of dinner and a movie night. I was watching our latest Netflix arrival with my husband, Chad, a film called, Breaking the Waves, the evening I received the text...

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The Road to Legalizing Medical Marijuana in New York

(15) Comments | Posted September 6, 2013 | 10:45 PM

On April 25 I took part in a press conference on the steps of New York City Hall, hosted by New York State Assemblyman Richard Gottfried and State Sen. Diane Savino, the sponsors of the medical marijuana bill. I was asked by Janet Weinberg, Chief of Operations at GMHC, to...

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RIP: Not for Me

(1) Comments | Posted August 26, 2013 | 11:11 AM

If you're like me, you probably check Facebook numerous times a day. I do this for a myriad of reasons: to find out what friends are doing, to post pictures of my dog, Hoffman and to catch up on the latest news. Yes, Facebook has turned many of my friends...

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Harmful Side Effects

(8) Comments | Posted March 7, 2013 | 2:06 PM

WARNING: This blog post contains major plot spoilers. If you have not seen Side Effects, read on at your own discretion.

At the start of my college career, I toyed with the idea of attending film school in hopes that I would become a great director one day. From an...

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Play With Me

(9) Comments | Posted December 14, 2012 | 7:01 PM

"I wish my partner were as playful with me as he is with our dog," I thought to myself one evening as we both were lying in bed watching television. During a commercial, my husband, Chad, spontaneously lept up and maneuvered himself so that he could nuzzle his nose up...

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Kristen Stewart, Take Off Your Scarlet Letter

(51) Comments | Posted August 13, 2012 | 3:46 PM

If I listen closely, I can still hear my seventh grade teacher Sister Dorothy telling my class the story of how a group of men were about to punish a woman who committed adultery. Jesus intervened by saying, he who is without sin may cast the first stone.

Several hundred...

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Boy Scouts' Gay Ban Breeds Intolerance

(18) Comments | Posted June 14, 2012 | 2:23 PM

After 102 years the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) is reconsidering its policy banning gay scouts and scout leaders from the organization. Deron Smith, a spokesman for the BSA, said, "While we'll carefully consider this resolution, there are no plans to change this policy. We do not believe that the...

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In Support of the Annual Physical Exam

(1) Comments | Posted June 8, 2012 | 6:42 PM

Why the hell did I go to medical school?

That's the question I asked myself after reading the New York Times this weekend. On the front page of the Sunday Review there was an article entitled "Let's (Not) Get Physicals," in which Elisabeth Rosenthal listed the pointless and...

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