HBO is amping up the hype around "Looking" with a new trailer.
What is posed to be the next great gay TV series, "Looking" stars Jonathan Groff ("Glee") and follows three gay friends in modern-day San Francisco as they deal with dating in the digital age and growing older in the gay community.
Croatia, the newest member nation of the European Union, is also the latest country to ban gay marriage. A majority of Croats have voted to amend the country's constitution to define marriage as a union between a man and a woman.
Olympic diver Tom Daley has revealed he is in a relationship with a man.
In a YouTube broadcast, the 19-year-old London 2012 bronze medallist said: "In spring this year my life changed massively when I met someone, and they make me feel so happy, so safe and everything just feels great.
December 1 is Worlds AIDS Day, an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV/AIDS, show their support for people living with the disease and to commemorate people who have died.
These 16 films represent some of the most interesting, complex and moving cinematic portrayals of the epidemic. Some are groundbreaking, others are award-winning but all are essential to understanding the impact HIV and AIDS has had on our society.
To help those whose life experience may not include a close friend or family member whose sexuality differs from our culture’s standard model, I have put together this guide to how I understand a variety of words that are important in describing such relationships. This is based on many years of experience living as a bisexual polyamorist and on interactions with a variety of friends and partners who identify as LGBT, kinky, poly, swingers, and so on. I am mostly not basing these entries on formal surveys or research. I’m sure there are people who live in communities in which some words are understood differently. I welcome feedback on such differences, as well as suggestions for more terms to discuss, in the comments.
WORLD AIDS Day rolls around each year and perhaps the best we can hope for is that it encourages the general public to think about the impact HIV has had upon the world and maybe what they can do to play a part in being part of the solution. Australia has an HIV problem. The world has as AIDS problem.
This year, alongside World AIDS Day is the launch of AIDS 2014, the 20th international AIDS conference that will be held in Melbourne in July. It’s less like how most would conceive of a conference and more like a cultural and political force about to descend upon Australia.
Some may suggest that taking writers to task over their use of the word ‘gay’ in reports on Daley and Bello is merely quibbling over semantics, but the world of human sexuality is far from black and white and until we acknowledge and accept the variations of grey (apparently there are up to fifty shades of it!) then there are going to be a hell of a lot of queer people at home who find themselves falling for both men and women and feeling extremely confused and isolated because they struggle to find representations of themselves in the public sphere.
It might seem obvious that committed, monogamous, seroconcordant gay couples can have unprotected sex. (Serodiscordant couples are another, more complex issue.) But the anguish over AIDS—combined with a strangely durable myth that all gay men are promiscuous—has led to a fraught silence on the topic. In the era of marriage equality and gay monogamy, this silence is anachronistic at best and insulting at worst, implying as it does that gay men are incapable of sexual commitment. Whether one finds monogamy noble or ridiculous, it’s clearly the gold standard of sexual health. For gay men so inclined, we should heartily endorse the idea of a committed relationship replete with love, support, and, yes, unprotected sex.
In the ’90s, a gynecologist named Gao Yaojie exposed the horrifying cause of an AIDS epidemic in rural China — and the ensuing cover-up — and became an enemy of the state. Now 85, she lives in New York without her family, without her friends, and without regrets.
The only facts that speak for themselves are that Daley is dating a man, and wants to be honest about the fact so the media doesn't try to make assertions about his personal life and preferences for him. Instead, the only thing that has been outed today is the media's rigidity – and stupidity – when it comes to reporting on sexuality.
THE latest public health initiative to combat and raise awareness of HIV and AIDS that incorporates a greater spectrum of safe sex and risk reduction strategies has been officially launched in Queensland.
Today, the distinction between swingers and polyamorists—the groups overlap, but there are important differences—and a few neologisms invented by polyamorists to discuss their relationships. There are probably neologisms like these among swingers, too; I’m just not familiar with them.
This Dec. 1, as we mark yet another World AIDS Day without a cure, a vaccine, or an intelligently interdependent global response to the crisis, I’d like to propose a thought experiment based on a radical—yet commonsense—proposition: We can end AIDS without a cure for AIDS.
WHEN Judith Miller wrote her book Facing the Holocaust, she soon realised that this darkest chapter in human history was not about six million Jewish victims: it was one, plus one, plus one…
This came to mind when thinking about World AIDS Day. I have lately been inundated with numerical data and statistical material relating to current HIV transmission, trends and treatments. I follow the developments closely and am keen to see the day where every person, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, gender identity or socio-economic circumstance, will have unfettered access to high quality, life-extending care – free from stigma and discrimination.