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Jun 13 2016
The Violence At Pulse Did Not Come Out Of Nowhere Comments (0)

Matthew Hays writes about the nightmarish events at Pulse, and what led us to this moment:

I think I first saw it when I would make the pilgrimage from Montreal to Toronto for the country's largest Pride celebrations, in the 90s. There I would join thousands of others as we would march down the streets, eventually stopping to party enthusiastically in the streets, often kissing one another, sometimes removing much of our clothing, always celebrating the fact that, on this day at least, we had nothing to hide and everything to celebrate.

It's not really like that on most days, when LGBT people have to watch what they say and how they act in public. I remember seeing Christian extremists protesting on the sidelines of the parade. “What's stopping them?” I would ask myself.

Hays connects the violence at Pulse with violence against other minority groups—and it's increasing, not decreasing, as these groups ask for and get more power:

It happened to women famously in Montreal with the Polytéchnique massacre of 1989. There's a long history of it happening to African Americans, most recently last year, when Dylann Roof opened fire inside a predominantly African-American church in South Carolina, killing nine. For whatever reason, people feel threatened when people who have been shut out of power ask to have some. It sounds like a simple equation, but it's the ugly truth.

Read the rest of his essay here.

Jun 11 2016
Congressional Candidate: I HAVE HIV Comments (0)

Bob Poe, U.S. congressional candidate out of Florida, announces in a campaign video that he is HIV positive.

Stressing that he is “perfectly healthy” and likely to die of something “normal” in old age, Poe says he is coming out to remove the stigma from having HIV so that people won't avoid being tested and treated.

Strong stuff.

Jun 10 2016
6-PACK — AB FAB Kylie Cover + Furry Muscle + REAL HOUSEWIVES OF TORONTO + Legs For Days + Specifics About Hillary's (Yawn.) E-Mails + Samantha Stings Like A Bee! Comments (0)

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6a00d8341c2ca253ef01bb08e9cf88970d-800wiThe movie soundtrack for Ab Fab includes everyone from Kylie Minogue to — did you hear me? Kylie Minogue.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef01bb08e9cf88970d-800wiLet this muscle-stud help make it your furriest Friday ever. Those arms!

6a00d8341c2ca253ef01bb08e9cf88970d-800wiPROSTITUTION WHORES, EH?: New Toronto edition of Real Housewives is coming.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef01bb08e9cf88970d-800wiYou got his number from an AIDS LifeCycle?!: Hottest legs ever!

6a00d8341c2ca253ef01bb08e9cf88970d-800wiWaPo drops story on which e-mails on Hillary's server most interest FBI; here's why it's not as bad as it sounds.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef01bb08e9cf88970d-800wiHillary burned Trump, Trump burned Hillary, Samantha Bee and reality provided the final word:

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Jun 09 2016
Living With HIV As Opposed To Dying Of It Comments (0)

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Sia's manager David Russell, a friend of mine thanks to my blog, speaks about living with HIV for POZ in a piece published the week HIV turned 35 years old.

Russell, who tested positive in 2002, says:

I had come out of the closet [as gay] at 15, in 1991 and had grown up in “the Age of AIDS.” So I was more than aware of the treatment options in 2002. My immediate fears weren’t for my health and safety—a huge blessing, I know—but, instead, for my social life and personal well-being. I was terrified of dating at that time, and it really had a major effect on me for the next 10 years. I suppose in some ways it always will.

But PrEP has changed the conversation quite a bit and in ways I never thought possible. It has played an enormous part in my starting to see myself as a sexually viable human being, even with HIV. For that I’m hugely thankful and feel very lucky. But there is still a lot of reticence from within the gay community about exactly what PrEP is and if it “works”—and the stigma attached to those of us living with HIV The idea that we are somehow unclean or dirty.

Read the whole interview to find out the special roles Prince and Belinda Carlisle have played in David's life.

Jun 06 2016
Bob The Drag Queen: PrEP First! Comments (0)

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While Bob the Drag Queen's “Purse First” may be more entertaining, her all-in PSA for PrEP is more educational; the most recent winner of RuPaul's Drag Race is reminding everyone that PrEP helps to drastically reduce the chances of contracting HIV ...

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Jun 04 2016
6-PACK —Mongolian Beef + Russia Blames Condoms For HIV + Stars Mourn Muhammad Ali + Hillary Burns Trump On Quotes + Trump: LOOK AT MY AFRICAN-AMERICAN! + Facebook Slow To Remove Corpse Images Comments (0)

*widget boy cultureInside Mongolia's only gay bar: Gay life in the sparsely populate country is “bright and sweet, but it’s difficult to swallow.”

*widget boy cultureKremlin blames condoms for rise in HIV in Russia: Best way to avoid HIV is to “be in a heterosexual family where both partners are loyal to each other.”

*widget boy cultureCelebs, politicians, athletes memorialize Muhammad Ali. President Obama: “Muhammad Ali was The Greatest. Period.”


This Man. This King. This Hero. This Human! Words cannot express. He shook up the World! God Bless Him.

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*widget boy cultureTrump claimed Hillary made up quotes by him, so she sourced them all. Next.

*widget boy cultureTrump's idea of diversity: “Look at my African-American over here! Look at him!”

*widget boy cultureMan posts images on Facebook of girlfriend's corpse after slitting her throat, FB leaves them up 36 hours. Site suggested woman's family block her account if they didn't like the images.

Jun 03 2016
6-PACK — Chris Brown: No Homo(phobia) + Gay Syrian Immigrant Denied Asylum + Obama Contacts Family Of Murdered Activist + 200,000 @ Tel Aviv Pride + Cuban Disses Trump + Tech Shared Needles With Unwitting Patients! Comments (0)

Chris-brown-and-olivier-rousteing-homophobic-insta-comments-ftrBrown & Rousteing (Image via Instagram)

*widget boy cultureChris Brown POed at homophobic haters for calling him gay over pic with Olivier Rousteing.

*widget boy cultureSyrian immigrant who says he fled Turkey to avoid ISIL denied asylum by Greece.

*widget boy culturePresident Obama has reached out to the family of murdered Bangladeshi gay activist Xulhaz Mannan.

*widget boy cultureApprox. 200,000 celebrate Tel Aviv Pride, by far the largest gay-rights celebration in the region:

*widget boy cultureMark Cuban, consistently put forth as VP possible for Trump or Clinton (!) says Trump would be a “puppet president.”

*widget boy cultureRocky Allen, accused of shooting himself up with drugs and then using the same needle on patients in pain, has tested positive for HIV.

Screen-shot-2016-06-02-at-8-56-820x430Allen allegedly disregarded the needs and the health of his patients. (Image via Crime Watch Daily)

May 31 2016
6-PACK — Ugly Naked Guy Is Revealed + Obama's Pride Proclamation + Mark Salling Got Fired In An Epic Way + Anti-Gay Vatican Stalwart Is (Guess?) Gay! + AIDS Activist Pushes Back Against Bernie + Jan Crouch Meets Jesus! Comments (0)

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*widget boy cultureThe identity of the dude who played Ugly Naked Guy on Friends took YEARS to reveal. Finally, we get his name and face!

*widget boy cultureObama on Pride: “I call upon the people of the United States to eliminate prejudice everywhere it exists, and to celebrate the great diversity of the American people.”

*widget boy cultureMark Salling cut from mini-series as Gods and Secrets director releases powerful anti-abuse statement.

*widget boy cultureCatholic priest who drafted Vatican's anti-gay policies, written negatively of gay people accused of—guess what?—LOVING GAY SEX.

*widget boy cultureLongtime AIDS activist Peter Staley pushes back against Sanders campaign's insinuations that he's on the take.

*widget boy cultureChristian grifter Jan Crouch, about whom even Tammy Faye Bakker might've said, “Tone it down,” dies @ 78. Co-founded Trinity Broadca$ting Network

Jan CrouchJan Crouch (Video still via TBN)


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