Articles tagged with: homophobia

PrEP, discrimination and HIV stigma

published: January, 17, 2017 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Social Media, As Prevention , Gay Men, Current Affairs, Treatment Guidelines -including when to start, Health, Revolving Door, International , Treatment, Guest Authors, Living with HIV, Opinion Pieces

The UK's FS magazine says: "When it comes to HIV, stigmatisation and discrimination are rife in gay-land, now more than ever."

PrEP, discrimination and HIV stigma

This article by Mario | @Londondiaries2 previously apperared at FS, here. Every day in the UK, about ten gay/bisexual men are diagnosed with HIV. About 11% of HIV-positive gay men are on meds but not undetectable. You would think that these figures alone would help the NHS gods see the light and work towards an end to the PrEP saga. Unless you’ve been living in isolation for the past year, by now you will know that there is a pill out there which, if taken daily, within seven days can p

French U=U campaign posters attacked as "pornography", charges may be laid.

published: January, 13, 2017 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Activism, Social Media, As Prevention , Current Affairs, Treatment Guidelines -including when to start, Revolving Door, International , Treatment, Guest Authors, Media

French poster campaign promoting U = U message is met with vandalism, complaints and possible prosecution. Based on a report in Marianne by Thomas Vampouille, which was translated by Denis LeBlanc

French U=U campaign posters attacked as

The campaign, designed by TBWA\Paris, uses black and white visuals, photographed by Mathieu César. - Aides Aides, the French association fighting HIV, was summoned to the police station after the public prosecutor of Laval (a town in western France) found that three complaints were admissible. The complaints denounced the "broadcasting of a violent or pornographic message" on the posters of its latest prevention campaign, according to a January 10 report by Thomas Vampouille on the French ne

Dear Gay Men, An Open Letter

published: January, 11, 2017 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Social Media, Gay Men, Revolving Door, International , Living with HIV, Opinion Pieces

From The Advocate, Tyler Curry: "The same kind of fear that keeps us from coming out as gay keeps many of us from coming out as HIV-positive."

Dear Gay Men, An Open Letter

The full article by Tyler Curry can be read at The Advocate, here. Before I sprouted out of the closet as a little gay sapling, my mother had never met a single homosexual person in her life. And in the suffocating Southern Christian confines of Texas, her limited perception was open to the most horrific creative interpretation. The nightmares of evil drag queens and insidious perverts quickly faded away, however, once her son told her that he liked boys. The majority of gay men know how

Trump as AIDS: How To Survive A Plague.

published: January, 10, 2017 Written by // Michael Bouldin Categories // Activism, Social Media, Gay Men, Current Affairs, International , Living with HIV, Opinion Pieces, Michael Bouldin

Michael Bouldin shares a blueprint for surviving HIV and Donald J. Trump's opportunistic infection of public office

Trump as AIDS: How To Survive A Plague.

Bouldin sees Trump as an opportunistic infection of the US political system Last week, I went to a reading and book signing at Manhattan’s Roosevelt House, a townhouse on the Upper East Side that today belongs to the City University of New York but was once the Manhattan residence of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt.  The reading was of How To Survive A Plague, the monograph about the AIDS crisis authored by David France, who also directed the Oscar-nominated documentary of the same name.

HIV cases surpass a million in Russia, but little Is done.

published: January, 10, 2017 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Activism, Social Media, Gay Men, Current Affairs, Health, International , Revolving Door, Guest Authors, Media

275 new infections per day expected; heterosexual sex will soon top intravenous drug use as the main means of infection. From the New York Times, Neil MacFarquhar reports.

HIV cases surpass a million in Russia, but little Is done.

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia — Quietly, the number of Russians who have received a positive HIV diagnosis passed the one million mark this year. There is, however, little indication that the government will commit adequate resources to stem the acceleration of the virus from high-risk groups into the general population. About 850,000 Russians carry HIV and an additional 220,000 have died since the late 1980s, said Vadim Pokrovsky, the longtime head of the Moscow-based Federal AIDS Center, who e

Bracing for impact: key populations and HIV activists respond to the U.S election results

published: November, 25, 2016 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Social Media, Activism, African, Caribbean and Black, Gay Men, Current Affairs, General Health, Health, Revolving Door, International , Guest Authors, Living with HIV

GNP+ reports global key population networks stand in solidarity with U.S. activists

Bracing for impact: key populations and HIV activists respond to the U.S election results

We, the Bridging the Gaps alliance of global key population constituency networks, represented by the Global Network of People Living with HIV (GNP+), the International Treatment Preparedness Coalition (ITPC), the Global Network of Sex Work Projects (NSWP), the International Network of People Who Use Drugs (INPUD) and the Global Forum on Men Who Have Sex With Men and HIV (MSMGF), recognize that we are at a pivotal moment in our fight for the human rights of key populations and people living wi

Sleeping with President Donald Trump

published: November, 23, 2016 Written by // Mark S. King - My Fabulous Disease Categories // Social Media, Activism, African, Caribbean and Black, Gay Men, Current Affairs, International , Living with HIV, Opinion Pieces, Mark S. King

"Our new president is smirking at his inauguration." Mark S. King on the nightmare that won't go away.

Sleeping with President Donald Trump

I am on my feet at the Thanksgiving table, and my fists are slamming into the linen napkins. Silverware is quaking, pottery is rattling. The force of a particularly hard blow to the tabletop sends a dinner roll catapulting from the bread basket. My screams are borrowed from post-election protest marches. They are deafening and unending. Fight him. Reject hate. Protect ourselves. Surrounding the table are members of my family, some red and some blue. They pay me no attention. They are chattin

Respected Canadian community advocate Ron Rosenes on the radio

published: November, 15, 2016 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Social Media, Gay Men, Current Affairs, Features and Interviews, Revolving Door, International , Guest Authors, Living with HIV, Media, Opinion Pieces

Ron Rosenes interviewed about the Patient Zero myth by Anna Maria Tremonti for cbc radio's The Current

Respected Canadian community advocate Ron Rosenes on the radio

Listen to the whole program on cbc radio's The Current, here. Anna Maria Tremonti: I have Ron Rosenes with me now. He's a community activist and a researcher living with HIV since the early eighties. Many of those diagnosed with HIV in the eighties, including Gaétan Dugas, have died. Medical advances mean that many others survived. Those still living with HIV from that era can relate to the stigma that was attached and what was going on and how Gaétan Dugas’ name was used. Ron Rosenes, he

Notes on the American election:

published: October, 27, 2016 Written by // Michael Bouldin Categories // Community Events, Social Media, Gay Men, Current Affairs, Upcoming Events, International , Living with HIV, Opinion Pieces, Michael Bouldin

Explaining ourselves to the rest of the world. ."Donald Trump will lose for one reason: America with all its faults is better than he is," says New York's Michael Bouldin

Notes on the American election:

It’s probably no overstatement to say that every four years, the fate of the planet hinges on the choice we Americans make at the ballot box. In consequence, I feel it would behoove us to explain ourselves to the rest of the world. This time around, the contest is between a former Secretary of State, United States Senator and First Lady of the United States on the one hand, and an orange-faced woman-groping bigoted charlatan on the other. One might think that this is not a choice so much as

He loves me, he loves me not.

published: October, 11, 2016 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Social Media, Gay Men, Revolving Door, Guest Authors, Living with HIV, Opinion Pieces

On homophobia. "I would be doing my children a great disservice if I showed them that they need to hang on to people simply because it’s family," says guest author Rob Newman

He loves me, he loves me not.

I have been struggling as of late to put into words confirmation of my brother's homophobia towards me.  I need to process this in such a manner that allows me to have a personal debriefing on why my brother would rather not know me and how I feel about that. I have for some time believed that my brother, my only sibling, is homophobic, which in turn would explain his absence in my life.  I have never been close with him so I find it hard to read his actions or lack thereof.  So, even thou

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