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The boys at Life Lube, the smart and sexy blog covering all things gays, are at it again.
For months, they have been rattling the digital cages to generate a community wide discussion about what gay men need to realize our inalienable rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Now they are kicking it up a notch with a fascinating series of guest posts from activists across the country who lay out their visions for a gay men’s health agenda.
It has been clear for a long time that Republicans are far more obsessed with gay sex than any of us card carrying militant homosexuals. In the light of day Republicans foam at the mouth about The Gay Agenda to destroy marriage and Western Civilization while behind closed doors they are engaging in amounts of gay sex that most of us don’t even dream of.
Take Cumberland County Commissioner Bruce Barclay, for example. Barclay resigned his seat on the county commission on April 2 after it became public that he was under investigation for allegedly raping a 20 year old man at his home. As you would imagine, Barclay called the accusation “ludicrous” and his lawyer declared “It will be defended forever and is wrong.”
Police got a warrant to search Barclay’s home and while they did not find evidence that a rape occurred, they did find hundreds of videotapes of Barclay and other men having sex.
Barclay, who has admitted to hiring prostitutes on a weekly basis from http://www.harrisburgfratboys.com, made the homemade porn tapes without the knowledge or consent of the men he had sex with. The recording devices were hidden in radios, motion detectors and intercom speakers. One of the tapes showed Barclay and the alleged rape victim engaging in consensual sex.
The rape charge against Barclay has been dropped, but he has a lot of explaining to do as he now faces the possibility of charges of privacy violations and promoting prostitution.
Will the last homosexual who exits the Republican closet please shut off the light and end the GOP’s anti-gay ways once and for all?
The ever enterprising guys behind the gay men’s health blog Life Lube are not sitting around waiting to see who the next president is going to be. They are busy putting together a document of what our federal elected officials can do to improve the health and well-being of the GBT men’s community.
In order to get the best possible ideas, they need your help.
That’s the message in this fantastic HIV prevention ad from the Brazilian government. The ad is aimed at younger gay man.
Can you imagine the U.S. government developing anything so sex-positive and non-judgmental?
Much love: Made in Brazil
Check out Life Lube more sticky gay goodness.
HIV Infections Rise Among NYC Young Gay Men
10 Things Gay Men Should Talk About With Their Doctors
Gay Men, Sex and HIV
“The Manual” for Sexually Active Gay Men
Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Gay Men’s Health
Who Says Young Gay Men Are Shallow?
My friend Jim Pickett is obsessed with anal sex. So much so that he recently traveled from Chicago to New Delhi to get a little action. You will probably remember Jim from his post The Future of Anal Sex.
Jim went to New Delhi was not because of an inability to get a date in Chicago, but because of his role as chairman of International Rectal Microbicides Advocates (IRMA). On February 24th IRMA issued a new report called Less Silence, More Science that looked at the history of research into rectal microbicides as a way to reduce the number of HIV infections and urges the U.S. government to step up with more research funding. A microbicide is an agent could potentially be used as part of a lube or douche to prevent the transmission of HIV.
A paltry $7 million a year is being spent on research into rectal microbicides, only about 3 percent of the total microbicide portfolio. Almost all of the rectal funding is coming from the National Institutes of Health. IRMA is calling for a five-fold increase to $35 million by 2010, and a diversification of funding from multiple sources.
Common misconceptions are that only gay men are interested in a rectal microbicide and that heterosexuals don’t engage in anal sex. But research shows otherwise. Studies in the United States and the United Kingdom have found that anywhere from 10 percent to 35 percent of heterosexual women have engaged in anal sex.
Check out Life Lube for more info on Jim’s travels and the efforts to make anal sex safer.
It is almost spring and gay hearts are turning to thoughts of love. So are the makers of the new gay romantic comedy A Four Letter Word.
A Four Letter Word is among the newer crop of gay films not obsessed with coming out and the traumas that can sometimes come with being gay and living in a not so welcoming world, but instead celebrate our lives and loves.
The film will first be shown at GLBT film festivals around the country before opening at a movie theater near you. Check out the A Four Letter Word site for more details.
Let the manhunt begin!
Recently researchers at the University of Geneva presented a position paper saying that HIV+ people taking antiretroviral drugs cannot transmit HIV during sex under certain circumstances. Needless to say this caused a storm of controversy among AIDS organizations and activists with many decrying the very thought of thinking about HIV+ people having sex with condoms.
The report “based on four studies said that couples with one HIV-positive partner do not need to use condoms to prevent HIV transmission provided that the HIV-positive partners are adhering to their treatment regimens, have suppressed HIV viral loads for at least six months and do not have any other sexually transmitted infections.”
Regan Hoffman, editor of Poz Magazine interviewed Bernard Hirschel, MD, of the University Hospital, Geneva about the study. You can view the study here.