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Politics
PUMAs, for those who have forgotten the 2008 Democratic primary race, were the supposedly-numerous Hillary Clinton supporters who refused to back Barack Obama. The name stood for "Party Unity My Ass!" which was also their rallying cry. This year, they may be replaced by the "Bernie Or Bust!" crowd, or (to coin a neologism) the BOBs.
Queer Voices
Besides the educational component, Impulse encourages HIV prevention by facilitating testing opportunities, providing condoms and other materials for safe or safer sex. The group also provides resources for those who learn they are HIV positive.
Queer Voices
For decades, the country has approached the HIV/AIDS epidemic focused on individual behavioral risk. But, research shows that is only one part of the equation.
Queer Voices
The ACLU echoed their statements, saying that "it is promising to see that the U.S. appears poised to move away from the
Politics
That headline, of course, quotes the cover to the fictional Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy: "Don't Panic." This week, it seems like timely advice, as the news media and American politicians go into full-blown panic mode over one death and two illnesses within the United States.
Queer Voices
Our 9-year-old son had come home excited that his school was having a blood drive. If we donated blood, we'd be rewarded with tickets to Legoland. As two dads, we suddenly found ourselves thrust into an unexpected conversation with our son about the FDA ban that prevents gay and bisexual men from donating blood.
Impact
The AIDS epidemic in America is still far too real. And the risk factors have taken on a new face: race and poverty.
Queer Voices
Together we must open our minds, bridge the intergenerational gap, and for God's sake, please put down the finger.
Politics
The Food and Drug Administration has banned blood donations from men who have sex with other men since 1983. The ban also
Queer Voices
On July 12, 2013, documentarian Ryan James Yezak championed the first National Gay Blood Drive in order to combat the outdated and antiquated FDA guidance document that has banned men who have sex with men (MSM) -- and women who have sex with MSM -- from donating blood for life.
Queer Voices
This week, filmmaker Ryan James Yezak has organized the first-ever "national gay blood drive." It is Yezak's hope that once the FDA recognizes how much men who have sex with men could contribute to the national blood supply, they will have ammunition to lift the 30-year ban.
Wellness
Muscle soreness following a vigorous workout is sometimes managed by stretching, practicing yoga, soaking in a hot bath and simply suffering through. But who wants to suffer?
Queer Voices
How do we reconcile the explicit messages we present to black gay men countering homophobia and HIV stigma with the messages we imply through our HIV closets? Where is the integrity in challenging gay men to relinquish their imbedded shame as we demonstrate and justify our own?
Queer Voices
Stigma cannot be dislodged unless more HIV-positive people come out of our viral closets and break down the barricades of fear and silence. It is no secret that black gay men bear the highest HIV burden. Our condition demands that we unleash the radical.
Media
Fearful of appearing biased, the elite political press failed to call sufficient attention to the Republican Party's radical agenda and disdain for facts. The result is that in the name of balance, the press actually put its thumb on the scale, and prevented a true reckoning.
Impact
As a TB-HIV advocate from Kenya who has actively supported the Global Fund for a number of years, I find people are always shocked to discover both how far we have come and how far we have to go.
Queer Voices
Too often, the portrait of those at risk of HIV splits into a false dichotomy: caucasian gay men, bisexual men, and MSM in wealthier countries, with the disease being a heterosexual epidemic in lower-income nations. This portrait is profoundly inaccurate.
Queer Voices
Since less than 5 percent of the programming for AIDS 2012 is targeting to MSMs (Men who have Sex with Men), a special one-day pre-conference is held the day AIDS 2012 convenes to address the needs and issues of this population.