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Queerchata - Listen on YouTube, Spotify - Linktree. Where to find queer community in Los Angeles. Jack Scott performs at the Queer Cafe (Asher Phoenix) When reflecting on the community that Queer Cafe has grown into, creator Ari Tibi thinks of the music, the storytelling, the open-mindedness, the impactful emotional offerings that have moved guests to tears. “It’s a sentimental experience because we’re a family when we’re in there, never taking for granted that not everyone has access to queer-friendly spaces,” explains Tibi. “Queer people are never just queer — of course we’re so much more than that one identity — but that experience is unique and it comes across in [people’s] artistry every time. Even if you’re not queer, I’d think you can’t help but feel that freedom too.”

Queer Cafe started as a birthday party for Tibi last summer, quickly sold out, and has since become a regular event with a residency at Hotel Cafe in Hollywood. The next event, which will celebrate the cafe’s one-year anniversary, is June 18 at 9 p.m. ($12) and will feature an open mic at the end. Has “Homosexual” always been in the Bible? — forge. As I was talking with my friend I said, “I wonder why not until 1983? Was their influence from America?” So we had our German connection look into it again and it turns out that the company, Biblica, who owns the NIV version, paid for this 1983 German version. Thus it was Americans who paid for it! In 1983 Germany didn’t have enough of a Christian population to warrant the cost of a new Bible translation, because it’s not cheap.

So an American company paid for it and influenced the decision, resulting in the word homosexual entering the German Bible for the first time in history. I also have a 1674 Swedish translation and an 1890 Norwegian translation of the Bible. So then I started thinking that of 4 of the 6 clobber passages, all these nations and translations were referring to pederasty, and not what we would call homosexuality today. Well, they didn’t operate out of a vacuum when they translated something. Absolutely! YES! Yes, absolutely! 1.) 2.) 3.) CDC Now Officially Agrees That People With HIV CANNOT Sexually Transmit The Virus If Their Viral Load Is Undetectable.

Clinical trials over the years have shown that HIV-positive people on anti-retroviral therapy (ART) with an undetectable viral load cannot sexually transmit the virus to an HIV-negative person. This important result was announced unequivocally in July at the Ninth International Aids Society Conference and it is now the official policy of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Hundreds of medical professionals and organizations have committed to the undetectable=untransmittable (U=U) pledge.

The CDC accepting this is a fantastic step forward and will help challenge the stigma HIV-positive people still face today. “Across three different studies, including thousands of couples and many thousand acts of sex without a condom or pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), no HIV transmissions to an HIV-negative partner were observed when the HIV-positive person was virally suppressed,” read the CDC Dear Colleague letter on HIV/AIDS prevention. HIDDEN CAMERA: Gay Wedding Cake At Muslim Bakeries. Gay Asian-American Filmmaker Hieu Tran. On a routine work-related google images search, I ran across an intriguing pic of two very handsome, well-built, topless young men in a confrontational pose (the one below).

(No, I wasn’t looking for porn.) One was Asian the other Anglo (my preferred word for white). Upon clicking on the image, it turned out that it was a still photo from the trailer of a short film called, Squared (2013), about what happens when an Asian guy and an Anglo guy get together for a one-night stand. (Hint: the Anglo guy gets schooled.) I then did a little research on the writer-director, Hieu Tran, and from his Facebook page I found out that he is a young man who two years ago graduated from UC San Diego with a BA in Visual Arts Media and a BA in Human Development. His film Squared personally struck a chord with me in another way because I used to live in San Diego and was delighted to see that a small part of it may have been filmed in the city’s gay district of Hillcrest.

Hieu: Thanks for having me! Daily Pill Can Prevent HIV | VitalSigns. Preexposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is a medicine taken daily that can be used to prevent getting HIV. PrEP is for people without HIV who are at very high risk for getting it from sex or injection drug use. People at high risk who should be offered PrEP include about 1 in 4 sexually active gay and bisexual men*, 1 in 5 people who inject drugs, and 1 in 200 sexually active heterosexual adults. When taken every day, PrEP is safe and highly effective in preventing HIV infection. PrEP is even more effective if it is combined with other ways to prevent new HIV infections like condom use, drug abuse treatment, and treatment for people living with HIV to reduce the chance of passing the virus to others.

Many people who can benefit from PrEP aren't taking it. If more health care providers know about and prescribe PrEP, more HIV infections could be prevented. Health care providers can: Test patients for HIV as a regular part of medical care. Top of Page. Every LGBTQ+ Person Should Read This | Sarah Prager. Dearest Queer Person, Chances are you don't even know that you are holy, or royal or magic, but you are. You are part of an adoptive family going back through every generation of human existence. Long before you were born, our people were inventing incredible things. Gifted minds like the inventor of the computer Alan Turing and aviation pioneer Alberto Santos-Dumont live on in you.

The imprint that bold and brilliant individuals like Lynn Conway and Martine Rothblatt (both transgender women alive today) made on modern technology is impossible deny as present-day engineers carry their torch in the creation of robots and microprocessors. More recently speaking, one of the co-founders of Facebook publicly acknowledged his identity as a gay man, as did the current CEO of Apple. We were so often gods and goddesses over the centuries, like Hermaphrodite (the child of Hermes and Aphrodite), and Athena and Zeus, both of whom had same-sex lovers. You are normal. But now you know they are wrong. Savage Love Letter of the Day: God Hates Fags Blah Blah Blah.

Remember this guy from earlier this morning? I wrote him back. Our long email exchange... after the jump. You are a disgusting piece of shit! I am and forever conservative who believes in GOD! It’s spelled “dykes,” Zack, not “dikes. " Hahahaha, either way, it's still disgusting!!!! When you tell me I can’t marry because it violates your alleged god’s supposed concept of marriage, that’s you shoving your Christian conservatism down my throat. Hahahaha, Are you mental? You know... fags were holding hands in public places long before we could legally marry. “You don’t like gays, you gonna have a gay son.”

Yeah, look how you turned out. But what if… I don’t believe in your god? You don't believe in God? So anal sex is okay with God if it’s traditional anal sex? Show me one scripture in the Bible that God said as long as a man and a woman are married they cannot have anal sex? Your gonad-obsessed god condemns the spilling of seed. You poor pitiful soul. Bye! Hahaha, like i said. HOT N HAIRY HUNKS | Gay Social Site. After 2.5 Years, No One in Large SF PrEP Group Contracts HIV - by Benjamin Ryan. September 2, 2015 After 2.5 Years, No One in Large SF PrEP Group Contracts HIV by Benjamin Ryan Researchers at Kaiser Permanente published their findings in Clinical Infectious Diseases. The paper represents a powerful endorsement of PrEP’s ability, in a real-world setting, to prevent HIV infection among those at very high risk of contracting the virus.

The lack of new HIV infections among these men challenges the stance of AIDS Healthcare Foundation president Michael Weinstein, who has vigorously campaigned that PrEP should not be used as a widescale public health intervention. On the flip side, the Kaiser findings challenge the received wisdom from PrEP clinical trials that those taking Truvada as HIV prevention do not increase sexual risk-taking while on the medication. Kaiser released preliminary data about the PrEP-taking group in December 2014, stating at the time that two of them had contracted hepatitis C virus (HCV), most likely through sex. To read the study abstract, click here.

10 Animals You Didn’t Know Are Proudly Bisexual. All animals on this planet share a common ancestry. That’s why it’s not a shocker that, like humans, there are some bisexual (and downright horny) animals on Earth.+ 1. Bonobos+ These guys are the horndogs of the animal kingdom. Sleeping with both males and females, Bonobos don’t need an excuse to do get down. 2.

Before sexual maturity, many bull orcas fool around with one another and initiate beak-genital orientation. 3. Glee was onto something when they nicknamed dolphins “gay sharks.” 4. Penguins are all different. 5. About 25 percent of male black swans pair with other males. 6. Flamingoes can have same-sex relationships? 7. Practices makes perfect, which is why young giraffes engage in “necking” (rubbing their necks to display dominance). 8. Gulls were actually the first birds seen having same-sex sex. 9. Lions have one of the strongest sex drives in the animal kindgom. 10. These creatures, which are rarely seen, are bisexual and DTF for pretty ridiculous reasons.


Putting a number on it: The risk from an exposure to HIV. Service providers working in HIV prevention are often asked by their patients and clients about the risk of HIV transmission from an exposure to HIV through sex. What do the latest studies tell us about this risk? And how should we interpret and communicate the results? Challenges in calculating a number It isn’t easy for researchers to calculate the risk of transmission from an exposure to HIV through sex. To do this effectively, a group of HIV-negative individuals need to be followed over time and their exposures to HIV—both the number of times they are exposed and the types of exposure—need to be tracked. As you can imagine, accurately tracking the number of times a person is exposed to HIV is very difficult. Furthermore, a person does not always know the HIV status of their partner(s). Several studies have aimed to estimate the average risk of HIV transmission from a specific type of unprotected sex (for example, vaginal/anal/oral; insertive/receptive).

All exposures are not equal. AHF Highlights “Reaching Common Ground on PrEP” in New National Ad Campaign. PrEP - HIV Basics - HIV/AIDS. CDC recommends that PrEP be considered for people who are HIV-negative and at substantial risk for HIV. For sexual transmission, this includes anyone who is in an ongoing relationship with an HIV-positive partner. It also includes anyone who 1) is not in a mutually monogamous* relationship with a partner who recently tested HIV-negative, and 2) is a gay or bisexual man who has had anal sex without a condom or been diagnosed with an STD in the past 6 months; orheterosexual man or woman who does not regularly use condoms during sex with partners of unknown HIV status who are at substantial risk of HIV infection (e.g., people who inject drugs or have bisexual male partners).

For people who inject drugs, this includes those who have injected illicit drugs in the past 6 months and who have shared injection equipment or been in drug treatment for injection drug use in the past 6 months. Here’s What We Actually Know About The Pill That Prevents HIV. NOODLE MAGAZINE: Re-Surfaced and Re-Published After 13 Years! Yes, I was the publisher of NOODLE MAGAZINE and along with my close friends Chris Bucoy-Brown, Chris Young and many writers, contributors, photographers, models and volunteers, we published 6 quarterly issues from 2002-2003. Everyone voluntereed their time and talents to our magazine because we all felt it was about time to have us represented on newstands and in our lives.

Our mission was pretty simple. We at noodle wanted to let you know a little bit about us. Actually, noodle is a little bit about you. What you have in your hands is something that we thought was missing in all of our lives. Sure, we’ve seen Asian and Pacific Islander men in a magazine or two in the past, but we kind of feel that they weren’t really about us, and they talked more about us than toward us. A lot of people asked me why did I start such a niche, niche magazine. For those who remember our first issue, you are absolutely correct. Marcus Carey: Regarding same-sex marriages, county clerks are ruled by ‘rule of law,’ pledge of duty | NKyTribune. If I could please, let me try to add a voice of reason to the debate involving county clerks who believe that issuing marriage licenses to same sex couples compromises their religious, moral or other principles.

First of all let us remember that the hallmark of our nation is that we are ruled by law, not by men. The phrase “the rule of law” does not mean “the rules of law” as in “the rules of golf”. The word is “rule”, not “rules” and in proper context it means the same thing as “the rule of King George” or “living under Communist rule.” It is the word “rule” as in “ruler” as in “the one in charge.” With this basic understanding let’s now discuss what the “rule” of law means as opposed to the “rule of men.” As such we must accept that when laws are enacted following “due process”, as part of our social contract with each other we agree to abide by them, thus becoming “law abiding citizens”. The duty difference There are two kinds of official duties: ministerial and discretionary.

A Point of View: Why are opponents of gay marriage so sure they're right? Critics of gay marriage often base their arguments on the certainty of their religious convictions. But societies without doubt are dangerous places, argues Adam Gopnik. One of the strangest consequences of the recent Supreme Court decision here in the US - the one that made marriage between people of the same sex legal in all 50 states - is the amazing persecution mania it has engendered among religious people who don't agree with it. They don't just disagree with the decision, as of course they would. They feel threatened by it. It's hard to know why. Now, it has always been my view that gay marriage is the religious conservative's best friend.

Well, all such "slippery slope" arguments are silly, because all social life takes place on a slippery slope. I have, I will confess, a certain intellectual sympathy with the believer's position. But it has been done, and must be done, gently - the dispossession of faith from power is a long and slow one. WH Auden. Mayor Of Conservative Texas Town Delivers Powerful Response To Gay Marriage Opponents.

Glogin?mobile=1&URI= What Happened Inside the Supreme Court Today. As 90 minutes of oral arguments in the nation's high court concluded, reports began trickling out about what transpired as the nine justices considered whether the U.S. Constitution guarantees same-sex couples the right to marry. A second set of oral arguments, scheduled for one hour, considered whether the Constitution requires states to recognize same-sex marriages legally performed in other states. Find updates about the first portion of the hearing below, and read The Advocate's blow-by-blow report from the second half of the hearing here.

In her opening statement for the consolidated case originating in Ohio, Obergefell v. Hodges, pro-equality attorney Mary Bonauto noted that the love, commitment, and mutual support shared by married same-sex couples is equal to that of opposite-sex spouses, but that same-sex couples are denied the legal protection afforded to opposite-sex couples. (RELATED: Listen to the Oral Arguments of Obergefell v. "The doors burst open," recalls Hudson. Fraternal Birth Order and Kickstarting Homosexuality in the Womb. Charice, Former 'Glee' Star, Comes Out As Gay. 20 Must-Read Books We Missed Last Year. EXCLUSIVE: Undercover At NOM's Anti-Gay Student Conference | Equality Matters.