Articles tagged with: homophobia

“Never more will the wind.”

published: October, 28, 2012 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Gay Men, Arts and Entertainment, Performances, Population Specific , Revolving Door, Guest Authors

A Tribute to Matthew Shepard from the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus

“Never more will the wind.”

  The San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus traveled to Laramie, WY, to benefit the Matthew Shepard Foundation and honor the memory of Matthew Shepard whose tragedy has transformed the world.  This is "Never More Will The Wind", performed during the Love Can Build A Bridge tour in Laramie, WY. Written by Shawn Kirchner. Editor’s note.  The clip below is very moving. To read more about Matthew Shepard, go here and/or view the movie “The Laramie Project” , which dramatized his story. You ca

Partner Violence

published: October, 20, 2012 Categories // Gay Men, Living with HIV, Population Specific , Sex and Sexuality

Our David Phillips helped launch the Rainbow Response Coalition addressing intimate partner violence among LGBTQ. Here he tells his own story of the abuse he suffered many years ago.

Partner Violence

When one commits to writing about living with HIV, one quickly realizes that much of what one writes about makes many people feel uncomfortable. Sex. Drug use. Sex work. Gay stuff. Sex. And then there’s the disease itself.  However, none of those things upset people more than violence--and that’s precisely what I’m writing about now.  Agreeing to write for PositiveLite.com in September, I knew that several seminal events in my history would be commemorated during the first two months;

Attack of the Chicken-eatin’ Hate Groups, Christians and Talibangelicals

published: August, 16, 2012 Written by // Wayne Bristow - Positive Life Categories // Gay Men, Current Affairs, Opinion Pieces, Population Specific , Wayne Bristow

Wayne Bristow on those who preache hate, their followers and the difference between the two.

Attack of the Chicken-eatin’ Hate Groups, Christians and Talibangelicals

If a rich company like Chick fil-A wants to throw it’s money away by subsidizing hate groups, more power to them. Some people just have too many dollars and not enough sense. Hate groups are never as huge as they profess to be. Look at the now defunct “One Million Moms”, their Facebook page only contained about 30 – 40,000 followers.  Note: I did say followers. Haters who attend the churches of hate, listen to the leaders spewing their hate, are nothing more than followers. When a ha

Homophobia in the family

published: August, 09, 2012 Written by // Wayne Bristow - Positive Life Categories // Gay Men, Population Specific , Sex and Sexuality , Wayne Bristow

Wayne Bristow says “I thought I was living comfortably without homophobia from my family and friends. It turns out I was enjoying a false sense of security with some of my family members.”

Homophobia in the family

I just found out homophobia has been living and festering in my family. I came out to my family and friends 21 years ago at the age of 37 and I believed it wasn't a big deal with anyone in my family. Over the years we’ve had many reunions; Christmas and holidays together, nothing was discussed, no one asked me anything, not even "why did it took so long to come out"? At one time, it was suggested that I was just going through a phase. (Umm, hiding was the phase.)  It turns out I was enjo

The Chick–fil–A Fiasco

published: August, 05, 2012 Categories // Current Affairs, Opinion Pieces

“Can I get an extra serving of HATE with light CRAZY on that Chicken Sandwich?” (another blog by DJ Relentless)

The Chick–fil–A Fiasco

By now, we have all likely heard about the row which started when  the chief operating officer of Chick-fil-A announced in mid-July that his company has given money to anti-gay marriage organizations. Considering the origins of the company, I wasn’t surprised to find this out. I had decided to boycott them way back. The only difference now is that they have officially made a public statement which demonstrates that their views are anti-gay. And now all hell has broken loose!  The internet

When Two Worlds Collide

published: July, 04, 2012 Categories // Gay Men, Arts and Entertainment, Living with HIV, Opinion Pieces, Population Specific

Megan DePutter and a film about persecuted gay genius Alan Turing and intersections between the worlds of science and gay issues - like homophobia.

When Two Worlds Collide

Remember how I wrote about living in two worlds?  Well, last week, my worlds collided, or shall I say, coincided, with a public event that bridged discussions around science and homophobia. Last week, on the 100th anniversary of his birth, the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) at The University of Waterloo held a free screening of a documentary on Alan Turing called Codebreaker.  Don’t know who Alan Turing was? He should actually be a household name, but few people outside the world of

Small Town Boy

published: March, 15, 2012 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // Activism, Gay Men, Living with HIV, Opinion Pieces, Population Specific , Bob Leahy - Publisher

Bob Leahy on rural life and the unexpected rewards that can result from challenging HIV stigma and homophobia in what may look like a hostile environment – but isn’t.

Small Town Boy

Mother will never understand Why you had to leave For the love that you need Will never be found at home And the answer you seek Will never be found at home* I am a blogger from way back with this probably annoying habit of  starting each of my blog entries with a song title which fits the topic, at least minimally.  I stress minimally. Clearly that habit hasn’t died – and clearly the connections between song title and blog subject remain tenuous at best.  Still, all for art. *Lyr

A plea to men

published: February, 19, 2012 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Activism, Youth, Lifestyle, Opinion Pieces, Population Specific , Revolving Door, Guest Authors

Guest author Jim Swimm, in his third post for us, writes “I’ve taken on this crusade to fight for LGBT youth because I was personally affected by one young man's senseless, tragic death but, frankly, it’s not mine to fight”.

A plea to men

In late September of 2010, while walking my dog with a friend along the banks of the Harlem River in Manhattan's Inwood Hill Park, my life was changed forever. In a shocking moment right out of 'Law and Order', I came upon a dead body floating face-down in the water. That experience alone was quite traumatic, without a doubt. But little did I know just how traumatic and life-altering it would turn out to be. You see, that lifeless body in the water turned out to be young Tyler Clementi, th

One Blood: Youth Linked in Action

published: January, 09, 2012 Written by // John McCullagh - Publisher emeritus Categories // Activism, Current Affairs, International , Living with HIV, John McCullagh

Capturing the voices of youth in Jamaica and the Caribbean Diaspora in Canada, a powerful 20-minute documentary takes you into the hearts, minds, experiences and struggles of those living with and affected by HIV

One Blood: Youth Linked in Action

Youth in the Caribbean and the Caribbean Diaspora in Canada face many similar issues with respect to the risk of contracting HIV. An international project that linked youth from Jamaica and Ontario to address these issues resulted in a powerful 20-minute video documentary that takes you into the hearts, experiences and struggles of those living with and affected by HIV. You can see the video here. You can also read more about the issues facing these youth on the website of the Interagency Co

OHTN addresses HIV and aging

published: November, 22, 2011 Written by // John McCullagh - Publisher emeritus Categories // Aging, Conferences, Events, Features and Interviews, Health, Lifestyle, Living with HIV, John McCullagh

John McCullagh attended a presentation on HIV and aging at the 2011 Ontario HIV Treatment Network (OHTN) Research Conference in Toronto. Here’s his report and a conversation he had about the latest Canadian research on this subject

OHTN addresses HIV and aging

When HIV and AIDS first appeared on the scene thirty years ago, it was a terrifying illness that quickly killed those who became infected. Yet through scientific and community efforts it’s now turned into a condition that, if diagnosed and treated in a timely manner, can be managed into old age. Thanks to such advances in treatment, people with HIV are living much longer than ever before. According to information compiled by CATIE, it’s estimated that 12% of HIV+ people in Canada are 50 y

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