Articles tagged with: homophobia

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

HIV and aging in the Caribbean context

published: October, 05, 2016 Written by // John McCullagh - Publisher emeritus Categories // Social Media, Activism, African, Caribbean and Black, Conferences, Gay Men, Events, Features and Interviews, International , Living with HIV, John McCullagh

John McCullagh with a profile of David D. K. Soomarie, the face of HIV in Trinidad and Tobago.

HIV and aging in the Caribbean context

On September 24, realize, Canada’s national organization that fosters positive change for people living with HIV and other episodic disabilities — formerly known as the Canadian Working Group on HIV and Rehabilitation (CWGHR) — held its annual Forum. The subject this year was Coming of Age: Exploring our Collective Response to HIV and Aging. In the past few years, medical science has provided us with the knowledge to drastically improve the health and extend the lives of people livin

PrEP and the battle of ‘getting to zero’

published: September, 28, 2016 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Gay Men, As Prevention , Youth, General Health, Sexual Health, Revolving Door, International , Treatment, Guest Authors, Opinion Pieces

From FS Magazine, Hadley asks, "Shouldn’t this Government be striving towards achieving zero new cases of HIV?"

PrEP and the battle of ‘getting to zero’

This article by Hadley originally appeared in FS Magazine, a publication of GMFA, here.  HIV seems to be at the front of our minds at the moment, given the storm caused by NHS England’s decision not to fund PrEP on the NHS. Many HIV campaigners, gay men, healthcare professionals and even politicians were all eager to join a movement that will hopefully see PrEP becoming widely accessible. Perhaps it was only a timely coincidence that I finished reading The Normal Heart, just as the mod

Religion + gay sex = guilt?

published: September, 21, 2016 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Social Media, Gay Men, Youth, Current Affairs, Mental Health, Sexual Health, Spirituality, Revolving Door, International , Guest Authors, Opinion Pieces

"Religion has a part to play in society, of that I’m sure. But the relationship between religion and the LGBT community needs to be examined," says FS Magazine's Mark Reed

Religion + gay sex = guilt?

This article by Mark Reed originally appeared in FS Magazine, a publication of GMFA, here.  “As a devout Roman Catholic I know I’m committing a mortal sin which must be confessed. It's difficult to square that with the concept that God made me who I am, what I am, have a divine purpose, and more importantly, isn’t answering my prayers to be free from this sexual self or give this former husband and father a more acceptable outlet.” - Randy, USA via FS porn survey 2016 Last year, th

Back from the abyss of meth adddiction

published: September, 20, 2016 Written by // CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource Categories // Activism, Social Media, Gay Men, Hep B and C, CATIE, Movies, Features and Interviews, CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource, Living with HIV

Shazia Islam sits down with HIV activist Christian Hui to learn about how he’s fighting stigma so that others don’t have to go through what he did.

Back from the abyss of meth adddiction

The scene opens with seven men sitting on chairs arranged in a circle. An awkward silence permeates the room until a counsellor among them asks one of them to begin. Lucas ponders what his family might think if they ever find out that he’s hooked on crystal meth. Chen is next. He lists all that he has lost: his house, his job, his partner. Then Jeremy talks about his desire for love and acceptance as Alex, the main character, gives him a knowing look. Empty Nest is a short film, written by

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