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Spike in Tiny Number of Gay Men on PrEP Abandoning Condoms Hardly Represents 'All' Gay Men

John-Manuel Andriote | Posted 12.12.2014 | Gay Voices
John-Manuel Andriote

A Dec. 8 blog post in the San Francisco Business Times has sparked another furor over gay men using the HIV drug Truvada to prevent infection with the deadly virus. "San Francisco men shed condoms in favor of Gilead's HIV prevention pill," alleges the title of SFBT reporter Ron Leuty's opinion piece.

Here's to Strong, Smart Women in Sensible Shoes

Christopher Murray | Posted 12.12.2014 | Gay Voices
Christopher Murray

While being an LGBT person is usually thought of as intrinsically focused on sex, sexuality and, now, marriage, for most of us I'd wager, central strengths and satisfactions have been found among those we call friends.

Now Is the Time to Scale Up PrEP in Los Angeles

Craig E. Thompson | Posted 12.01.2014 | Gay Voices
Craig E. Thompson

A revolution is underway in HIV prevention, and for the first time since the start of the AIDS epidemic in 1981, many in the HIV/AIDS community, including medical providers and health officials, say that an end to AIDS could be in sight.

Is Your Husband Gay? Don't Be So Sure

Joe Kort, Ph.D. | Posted 12.01.2014 | Divorce
Joe Kort, Ph.D.

Jennifer discovered from her husband Tom's emails that he was meeting Brad for sex. She came to see me, heartbroken, sure that her marriage to her "gay" husband was doomed. But when I examined Tom, I discovered he wasn't gay.

Bridging the AIDS Generation Gap

Victoria Noe | Posted 11.26.2014 | Gay Voices
Victoria Noe

"Don't trust anyone over 30!" That was the mantra of my youth. And though I still feel that way at times, I had to admit long ago that I'm on the other side of that number. The gap is still there; it's always there. And nowhere does that divide seem wider than in the AIDS community.

Gays Have As Many As 20,000 Sexual Partners In Their Lives, Pundit Claims

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 11.26.2014 | Gay Voices

Gays have "an average of 500-1,000," and as many as 20,000, sexual partners in their lifetime, according to a conservative pundit. Lord Christophe...

10 Things I Want My Younger Gay Self To Know

Posted 11.18.2014 | Gay Voices

By Rick Clemons for YourTango.com Dear Little Rickey (or any other young gay man just finding his way), I'm about to talk to you. Not in a bad w...

New Study Suggests Genetic Link For Male Homosexuality

AP | LINDSEY TANNER | Posted 11.17.2014 | Gay Voices

CHICAGO (AP) — A large study of gay brothers adds to evidence that genes influence men's chances of being homosexual, but the results aren't strong ...

Gay Man's Guide to the 2014 Elections

Chris Cormier | Posted 10.28.2014 | Gay Voices
Chris Cormier

Attention gay men: You need to vote on November 4. Here are a few campaign highlights as a Gay Man's Guide to the 2014 Elections, because pundits don't know how to explain how important this election is in "gay man's terms." Meet your ballot box divas.

4 Reasons Why EVERY Woman Needs A Gay Best Friend

Posted 10.28.2014 | Gay Voices

By Rick Clemons for YourTango.com Dear Tween, Teen, and Grown-Up Girls, you don’t know me but, I hope after this letter, you’ll feel like we’...

Why Dating Newly Out Gay Men Has Its Perks -- And Pitfalls

Posted 10.23.2014 | Gay Voices

By Rick Clemons for YourTango.com I'll be the first to admit, when I was coming out at age 38, after being married to a woman for 13 years and havi...

'Brotherhood of Bears' Offers Intimate Peek Into Underrepresented Gay Male Subculture (NSFW)

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 10.21.2014 | Arts

In gay culture, "bears" are a subset of males who pride themselves on their large stature and rugged masculinity -- conveyed through traits like hairi...

WATCH: A Journey To 'The Valley Of (20-Something) Gays'

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 10.17.2014 | Gay Voices

In his latest video clip for HuffPost Gay Voices, writer-actor Justin Sayre sounds off on how "20-something" gay men compare to previous generations. ...

Gay American Men Shockingly Ignorant About HIV/AIDS, Kaiser Study Finds

John-Manuel Andriote | Posted 12.10.2014 | Gay Voices
John-Manuel Andriote

More distressing than the profound lack of knowledge about HIV/AIDS among the 431 adult men who participated in the survey is the fact that it reveals a startling failure -- even an absence -- of HIV education among gay and bisexual men, despite the fact that we account for the nation's highest number of those living with or at risk for HIV.

This Is What A Twink Looks Like

The Huffington Post | Noah Michelson | Posted 11.14.2014 | Gay Voices

Though queer people are gaining more and more visibility in mainstream media and society, that doesn't mean that the images we're presented with are a...

These Gay Men Are Virgins... And Waiting For Marriage?

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 10.05.2014 | Gay Voices

It may seem like a bit of a contradiction -- waiting for marriage to have sex within a culture that doesn't even fully extend those rights to queer pe...

New Documentary Is A Candid, Emotional Exploration Of The Relationship Men Have With...Their Penis (NSFW)

Posted 10.05.2014 | Gay Voices

Ben Affleck made headlines after announcing that he'd appear fully nude in "Gone Girl," one of this season's most hotly-anticipated new movies. Wh...

These Gay Men Have 'Literally No Idea' How To Explain Tampons

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | Posted 10.02.2014 | Gay Voices

There's nothing like watching a few good-natured gay men discuss some unfamiliar territory -- in this case, feminine hygiene products. BuzzFeed ask...

For Gay Men's HIV/AIDS Awareness Day 9/27: Becoming Men of Memory and Hope

John-Manuel Andriote | Posted 11.26.2014 | Gay Voices
John-Manuel Andriote

For this Gay Men's HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, let's remind ourselves of all we have lost in the thirty-three years of the epidemic. But let's also remember all we've gained, how we've grown as individuals and a community, and why we have so much to live for.

Why Allowing Gay Men To Donate Blood Could Have A MASSIVE Impact

Reuters | Posted 11.19.2014 | Gay Voices

By Jennifer Chaussee SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 19 (Reuters) - Lifting a ban on blood donations from gay men would increase the amount of ava...

7 Things I Wish I Knew Before Coming Out as Gay

John Paul Brammer | Posted 11.16.2014 | Gay Voices
John Paul Brammer

Coming out was the best thing I've ever done for myself. That being said, coming out came with its fair share of struggles that I felt I had to navigate alone. To all the gay men who have just come out or are in the process of coming out, I hope this list helps make your experience a little easier.

Do Gay Men Really Have Terrible Taste in Music?

Jeremy Helligar | Posted 11.09.2014 | Gay Voices
Jeremy Helligar

It's not just the implied homophobia of snap judgments about the music taste of gay men that troubles me. It's also the blatant disregard of all the evidence to the contrary. Gay men are judged collectively and negatively on enough things. Why must their taste in music be yet another one of them?

Bareback Culture, HIV, and Our Gay Future

J Nelson Aviance | Posted 11.04.2014 | Gay Voices
J Nelson Aviance

If you make an informed decision to practice barebacking, then so be it. I can't say I will never do the same. However, short-term pleasure, a sense of belonging, and the excitement of abandoning homonormative sociosexual practices cannot be divorced from either a willful rejection of long-term health or a romanticized concept of what HIV infection leads to.

This Is What A Bear Looks Like

The Huffington Post | Noah Michelson | Posted 08.27.2014 | Gay Voices

Though queer people are gaining more and more visibility in mainstream media and society, that doesn't mean that the images we're presented with are a...

Sex, Intimacy, and Being Gay

J Nelson Aviance | Posted 10.21.2014 | Gay Voices
J Nelson Aviance

Sex seems central to intimate and romantic relationships. If it is a means of intimate communication, and communication is the secret to a lasting and healthy relationship, why don't we gay men talk about it that way more often?