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Rob Stephenson is an Associate Professor of Global Health at Emory University and an expert in HIV and sexual behavior among gay men.

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Why Out Gay Sporting Stars Matter

(0) Comments | Posted December 16, 2013 | 7:09 PM

tom daley diving


Recently, England's 19-year-old diving sensation, and 2012 Olympic bronze medalist, Tom Daley, released an emotional YouTube video in which he revealed his relationship with a man. This revelation puts Daley among only a handful of athletes who have disclosed their sexuality,...

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What Next for Those Living With HIV?

(0) Comments | Posted December 5, 2013 | 5:28 PM

Rob Stephenson, Public Voices Fellow, the OpED Project and Associate Professor of Global Health, Emory University.

Mohammed K Ali, Public Voices Fellow, the OpED Project and Assistant Professor of Global Health, Emory University.

December 1 was World AIDS Day, a critical day on the advocacy calendar to increase public discourse...

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Why Is My Penis Funnier Than Your Vagina?

(2) Comments | Posted November 19, 2013 | 12:27 PM

After more than 15 years since the debut of The Vagina Monologues -- Eve Ensler's oft staged play covering female experiences and perspectives on topics from love and sex to menstruation -- no penis has ever had a monologue. However, they are frequently called upon to act as puppets (see,...

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Testing Together: Providing HIV testing for male couples

(2) Comments | Posted September 30, 2013 | 4:21 PM

September 27th was National Gay Men's HIV Awareness Day, a day aimed at encouraging gay men to test for HIV and to adopt risk reducing behaviors. After more than 30 years since the emergence of HIV/AIDS, the US epidemic remains concentrated in gay men and other men who have sex...

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If I Am HIV-Negative, Then You Must Be Too, Right?

(13) Comments | Posted July 9, 2013 | 3:09 PM

Falling in love is never easy, but forming a lasting relationship can be even more difficult. For many the early stages of a romance are a combination of excitement, panic and the urge to vomit, a constellation of feelings that Hallmark conveniently labels as "love." But as relationships develop, a...

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So You Think You Can Dance: Predicting the Winner of Season 10??

(6) Comments | Posted July 5, 2013 | 8:40 PM

Season 10 of Fox's hit reality-dance show So You Think You Can Dance (SYTYCD) got underway just two weeks ago, and already arguments abound in my household as to who will win. SYTYCD have become a ratings juggernaut over the past 10 seasons, a more cultured and artistic version of...

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Channing Tatum: The Sexiest or the Safest?

(29) Comments | Posted November 19, 2012 | 6:36 PM

On Thursday we waited with bated breath in front of our computers, watching the screen anxiously: Who would People name their "Sexiest Man Alive"? OK, well, maybe that was only me, but now we know the answer. A giant-necked, blue-eyed muscle mountain named Channing Tatum walked off with the title....

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Why Obama Should Be at the End of Your Rainbow

(4) Comments | Posted November 1, 2012 | 3:16 PM

In contrast to 2008, the recent presidential debates have barely mentioned LGBT issues. With only about 4 percent of Americans identifying as LGBT and with a historical pattern of voting Democratic three to one over Republican, the LGBT vote has not traditionally been seen as a priority for the GOP....

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Invisible Men: Why It Matters That There Are No Black Male Couples on TV

(154) Comments | Posted September 11, 2012 | 4:40 PM

Some of America's favorite couples are gay men in relationships: Cam and Mitchell on Modern Family and Kurt and Blaine on Glee. And this TV season brings more that the networks hope you'll love: Brian and David on the heavily advertised The New Normal, and Louis and Wyatt on Partners....

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