Unlike many of the great LGBT rights issues of the last few decades, these are not the kinds of questions that can be resolved by a Supreme Court ruling or by an act of Congress or a law passed by a state legislature.
If you are unable to inform sexual partners that they may be at risk for an STD, you should not be having sex. Failing to do so only puts your health at risk (and that of your partners) but, if you are HIV+, also subjects you to criminal prosecution!
Life is full of too many great experiences -- and orgasms! -- to live in fear. I'm happy to hear that you're proactive when it comes to owning your sexual health, so why not add getting to know your butthole to your to-do list?
I thought having a killer body was everything, and I had no idea when enough was enough. I was nailing magazine covers and product endorsements, but even with a gorgeous boyfriend who told me I was beautiful every day, I never felt like I was good enough when I looked in the mirror.
When you have a young gay man, eager to fit into the sophisticated gay world of a big city, lacking a high-paying job or family funds to support an upscale lifestyle, the result can often be credit problems -- and even more insidious problems.
Confidence is just waking up in the morning and knowing that you have what it takes to make your own life good. If it is love or a relationship that you seek, someone will believe that you are worth taking to breakfast the next morning only if you do.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH), the premier health research institution in the world, wants us to tell them what we care about in LGBTI and Two-Spirit health. We have from now until Oct. 28 to speak up... or forever wish we had.
For the record, Dave Agema was not debating. He was spreading lies and distortions derived from bad sources. With free speech comes responsibilities and the main responsibility is the hope that one doesn't use his or her free speech to spread lies and deceptions.
Asking about sexual orientation and gender identity in clinical settings is critical. If we want to better understand LGBT health disparities and reduce them, we must know who LGBT patients are and how to best meet their health needs.
Thirty years into the epidemic the stigma surrounding HIV/AIDS has greatly diminished, especially in big cities and in areas such as Palm Springs and its environs. Nevertheless, there undeniably still exists a dividing line between the pluses and the minuses.
The Global Men's Health and Rights (GMHR) survey focuses on factors that affect the health of MSM around the world, including discrimination, access to services, and criminalization of homosexuality. The survey also assesses factors that promote resilience and well-being.
We have compiled a directory of over 400 LGBT-friendly, free or low-cost cancer screening facilities across the country. They have just been uploaded to our website. Our database covers colonoscopies, prostate cancer screening, anal pap smears, cervical paps, and mammograms.
I recently found myself in Philadelphia attending, of all things, a White House Conference on LGBT Health. It slowly dawned on me that this event alone does wonders to send a flag hither and yon that LGBT health is no longer a fringe issue.
This slideshow includes images from some of our most iconic public health campaigns over our 30-year history. It is a powerful reminder of how far we've come, and that we still have a lot of work to do in realizing the day when HIV is no more.
The ground-breaking decision to collect and monitor health behaviors and outcomes based on sexual orientation and gender-identity will allow for a better understanding of the overall health of the LGBT communities. This is a big step forward.
Today, too often the response to AIDS is a shrug of the shoulders and a "Isn't that over now?" or "But what can I do?" Dismissed as "AIDS fatigue," it is left to others to deal with. Well, time to get over it.