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SFPride this weekend…

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Enough Said

‘Who cares’

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Yet one more sexting tool

SnapChat app offers you a way to send & delete with time deliniated messages with a self-destruct feature

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Lets Kick Ass

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I am glad to see this happening – we need to expand our prevention/ test and treat mentality to remember the strengths and resilience that HIV positive have had as well as those successes that long term HIV negative men have had staying negative.

Let’s Kick (ASS) AIDS #letskickass Survivor Syndrome is devoted to Healing Wounded AIDS Warriors. It is a passion project of Tez Anderson a long-term survivor of HIV and AIDS. The site was founded to empower long-term survivors and strengthen our resilience in the face of sometimes enormous challenges of aging with HIV and AIDS.

France’s Olympic Swimmers Pose Half-Naked in Shower For Anti-Homophobia Campaign

Florent Manaudou and Frédérick Bousquet are well-known for their successes as some of France’s top athletes during the 2012 Olympics. The French swimmers have always been well-known for their move in the pool, but thanks to this new campaign, they will be making waves for a whole new reason.

Full story here: Naked Swimmers
The swimmers’ participation in this bold new anti-homophobia campaign is turning heads all over the globe because it’s the first of its kind. It’s ground-breaking to see two glorified sportsmen illustrate the importance of tolerance and diversity.

Outsports reports that the two men are more than friends. They are very close, since Bousquet is dating Manaudou’s sister. The duo was approached by Olivier Ciappa, the photographer who pitched the project, and called the picture “imaginary couples.” To prepare them for the shoot he told them: “You’re with the person you love. Not a man, not a woman. Then, at the session, I disappear, for they are one with each other.” The campaign is now perking up everywhere across France.

My two cents on on gay inclusion in health…

As much as this aggravates some of my colleagues to hear me say this.. – it is important for us as gay men to keep collecting our own stories and not leave it to our straight allies to do it.

We need to take more control over the way our stories are collected and understood but also how they relate to our health, love, sex and future. Too much of the way health policy and public messages have been developed by well intentioned, but those lacking of a lived life understanding of what it is to wake up every day with HIV or to open your eyes each morning and question who died today, is today the day “I” get it… .