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Black gay men may be at increased HIV risk

Black gay men have less choice when it comes to sexual partners than other groups and, as a result, their sexual networks are closely knit. These tightly interconnected networks make the rapid spread of HIV more likely. In a study 1 ) looking at social and sexual mixing between ethnic groups in me...

LifeWorks Mentoring to Become Program of L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center

Together the Two Organizations Will Serve a Wide Range of LGBT Youth, From those on the Streets to those in School LOS ANGELES, June 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Uniting two leading organizations serving LGBT youth, Los Angeles-based LifeWorks Mentoring will become a program of the L.A. Gay ...

Study shows gay couples want legal rights, regardless of marriage

New research from North Carolina State University shows that gay and lesbian couples are forming long-term, committed relationships, even in the absence of the right to marry. However, couples surveyed for the study overwhelmingly said they would get married if they could in order to secure legal ...

AIDS Walk New York and Gay Men's Health Crisis Announce Record Corporate Sponsorship Levels

WCBS-TV SIGNS-ON AS NEW EXCLUSIVE BROADCAST TELEVISION PARTNER NEW YORK, March 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As news of the economic crisis persists, Gay Men's Health Crisis (GMHC) and AIDS Walk New York (AWNY) proudly announced today outstanding results in corporate sponsorship for this year...

PlanetHospital(TM) Helps Gay Couples Discover Having Children Via Surrogacy in India

FREE Presentation/Surrogacy Seminar Series CHICAGO, Jan. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Who: PlanetHospital(TM), the leader and pioneer in medical tourism. What: A highly informative meet and greet between gay couples, singles, and infer...

Rejection of Gay Teens Linked to Later Troubles

Suicide attempts, drug use higher among those whose families don't accept them MONDAY, Dec. 29 (HealthDay News) -- Gay young adults whose families rejected them when they were younger are more likely to have histories of unprotected sex, illegal drug use and suicide attempts, new resea...

GLEH LA, a Nonprofit Affiliate of Gay & Lesbian Elder Housing, Announces New Program Director

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Gay & Lesbian Elder Housing- Los Angeles (GLEH LA) and the managing general partner of the nation's first nonprofit, affordable, multicultural housing development that includes a community service center supporting the needs of GLBT elders, for both residen...

Belief in God, parenthood prompt gay partners to make commitment

Which gay and lesbian couples are more likely to legalize their relationship and hold a commitment ceremony? Those with children and strong religious beliefs, says a new University of Illinois study. "Opponents of relationship recognition for same-sex couples often say that we have to protect c...

Internet, tolerance spark change in urban gay communities

ST. PAUL / MINNEAPOLIS (June 9, 2008) Gay communities such as clubs, bars, events and neighborhoods appear to be changing worldwide in light of several key factors, including Internet dating and achievement of civil rights, according to new University of Minnesota research. In 2007, about 30...

Ric Weiland Leaves $65 Million to Support Gay Rights and HIV/AIDS Organizations

Largest Single Bequest Ever to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Movement By Early Microsoft Employee Pride Foundation to Distribute Weiland's Groundbreaking Bequest SEATTLE, Feb. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Pride Foundation of Seattle is honored to announce the establish...

Equal level of commitment and relationship satisfaction found among gay and heterosexual couples

WASHINGTON Same-sex couples are just as committed in their romantic relationships as heterosexual couples, say researchers who have studied the quality of adult relationships and healthy development. Their finding disputes the stereotype that couples in same-sex relationships are not as committed...

Newly HIV-Infected Gay Men Select Other Infected Partners

Study finds men engaging in unprotected sex, but with those already carrying the virus WEDNESDAY, Dec. 5 (HealthDay News) -- Most men newly infected with HIV (the virus that causes AIDS) choose to have unprotected sex only with other HIV-infected partners, say U.S. researchers who analyzed data ...

One-Third of HIV-Infected Gay Men Have Unsafe Sex: CDC

Two new U.S. government studies show strong link to recreational drugs as well. MONDAY, Dec. 3 (HealthDay News) -- Two new U.S. studies of gay and bisexual men who know they are infected with HIV show that more than one-third have recently had unprotected intercourse. In many cases,...

JAMA Reports HIV Spike Among Gay Men; AHF Says Routine Testing, Effective Prevention Needed

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), today expressed alarm over a Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) article that reported a startling 13% increase in HIV/AIDS cases among men who have sex with men (MSM) in the United States over the...

Black gay men, lesbians, have fewer mental disorders than whites, says Mailman School of PH study

October 1, 2007 -- According to a study conducted at Columbia Universitys Mailman School of Public Health among lesbian, gay, and bisexual populations, blacks and Latinos do not have more mental disorders than whites. Based on the theory that stress related to prejudice would increase risk for me...

Number of Partners Doesn't Explain Gay HIV Rate

Gay, straight men equally prone to unprotected sex, research shows THURSDAY, Sept. 13 (HealthDay News) -- The HIV epidemic among gay men can't be explained by their number of sexual partners, U.S. researchers report. More than half the new HIV infections diagnosed in the United Stat...

Different HIV rates among gay men and straight people not fully explained by sexual behavior

Differences in sexual behaviours do not fully explain why the US HIV epidemic affects gay men so much more than straight men and women, claims research published ahead of print in the journal Sexually Transmitted Infections. In 2005, over half of new HIV infections diagnosed in the US were amon...

Violence at Croatian Gay Pride March

Police said they arrested eight people on Saturday after violence marred a Gay Pride march through the centre of the Croatian capital Zagreb . Organisers said more than 20 marchers had been the target of homophobic attacks. "Around 10 people were hurt, with two needing medical treatment," M...

Biggest Gay Pride Celebration in Toronto

Toronto's 27th annual celebration climaxed Sunday with a vibrant Pride Parade.Thousands of people lined downtown Toronto's streets Sunday afternoon to enjoy the city's Pride Parade, Canada's largest gay pride celebration. The parade is Pride Week's signature event and is known internationally ...

Germany, Greece Hold Gay Rights Marches

Around 400,000 German gays and lesbians marched through Berlin on Saturday to protest against discrimination in the workplace and schools, but only about 1,000 people joined a similar march in Greece, organisers said. In the German capital homosexuals were joined by bisexuals and trans-sexu...

Hundreds of Thousands Attend Madrid Gay Pride Parade

Hundreds of thousands of gays, lesbians and their supporters from Europe marched in Madrid Saturday under sunny skies in a colourful parade, as London and Paris also held their annual marches against discrimination. Europride 2007 kicked off at 1600 GMT in the Spanish capital capping a wee...

Maverick Gay Ex-governor Turns a New Leaf - Accepted at the Episcopalian Seminary

New Jersey The nations publicized gay governor, James E. McGreevy appears to be knocking on a different door. This time he has managed to be in the news for the right reasons. He has been welcomed into the seminary and has become an Episcopalian. Former Gov. James E. McGreevy, who was broug...

Outrage Against Gay PartnersInCrime Kept Together

There is widespread disgust and outrage expressed over the housing together of two convicted prisoners. The partners-in crime; homosexual lovers Robbie Sebastian Wheeler, 43, and his boyfriend Victor Leslie Urquhart, 46, have been placed together in Hakea jail, in West Australia. The two men ...

HIV Spreading Rapidly Among Gay Men in Hong Kong

The HIV is spreading rapidly among Hong Kong's gay community as research indicates a rise in the number of men having unsafe sex, officials said Tuesday. Profiling of the virus acquired by HIV sufferers has revealed a cluster of cases with similar genetic sequencing which has risen from 34...

Maverick Gay Ex-governor Turns a New Leaf - Accepted at the Episcopalian Seminary

New Jersey –The nation’s publicized gay governor, James E. McGreevy appears to be knocking on a different door. This time he has managed to be in the news// for the right reasons. He has been welcomed into the seminary and has become an Episcopalian. Former Gov. James E. McGreevy, who was brou...

Eating Disorders Highly Prevalent Among Gay and Bisexual Men

Gay and bisexual men may be at far higher risk for eating disorders than heterosexual men, according to a study. In the first population-based study of its kind, the// researchers found that gay and bisexual men have higher rates of eating disorders. Researchers Ilan H. Meyer, PhD, associat...

Friend’s Love Turns Out to Be Gay Admiratio

New York-"Jack & Lem" is a book written by David Pitts. Larry Quirk was a lover of Billings, who was a closet gay.// Quirk told author David Pitts: “Lem Billings was a close friend of Late US president John F. Kennedy and was infatuated with him but never took it further.” "There was a sex...

Four Gay Men Carrying Highly Multiple-drug Resistant Strain of HIV Reported

It’s a discovery that may well be giving HIV health care workers sleepless nights.// There has been an accounting of four gay men having a highly drug resistant form of HIV in King County, Seattle. This form of AIDS progresses much more rapidly than others and is likewise more difficult to t...

A 23- Year- Old Gay Falls Victim To Meningitis C in Toronto

A 23- year- old gay man died of meningitis C in Toronto. Meningitis C is a meningococcal disease caused by bacterium Neisseria meningitidis.// It occurs rarely in Canada and is usually seen among teenagers and infants. This disease has a record of 10 to 15 per cent fatality and 20 per cent...

China's First Gay Health Clinic Commences Operations

The Communist Government has taken cognizance of the escalation in AIDS/HIV cases, and have begun to act fast to control the spread. To provide a facility to the multitudes// of gay citizens, The Chinese government has opened up the first ever gay health clinic. The clinic will be administere...

Straight New York Men Have Gay Sex: Study

A new study published in today's Annals of Internal Medicine says that nearly 10 percent of New York men who claim to be straight have had gay sex.// Dr. Susan Blank, assistant commissioner at the city Health Department said that among these 70% married men are less likely to use condoms. "We ...

3-Years In Prison for a Gay Man Who Infected his Partner With HIV

In the first ever incident of its kind in the United Kingdom, a 47-year-old gay man, Mark James was put behind bars for transmitting HIV infection to his partner.// Judge Jonathan Lowen, who gave the verdict, expressed that James had not been honest to his partner about the imminent risks. J...

First Gay Man Prosecuted On the Charges of Infecting His Lover with HIV

Mark James, of Burgess Hill, West Sussex was prosecuted for intentionally infecting his live in lover with HIV and a warrant was issued to arrest him.// He failed to appear at court and the Judge Jonathan Lowen told Isleworth Crown Court that the 47-year-old businessman would be sentence in hi...

Ireland’s Gay Men Have a Forum for Their Grievance

The Gay Men’s Health Survey (GMHS) has identified that recently a large number of gay men who have been tested positive for HIV experience unemployment//. It also shows that about 50% of gay men have had unprotected intercourse of which 7.6% were forced to engage in sexual activity against thei...

Differently Wired and Gay – Are They Children of a Lesser God

Marriages (read heterosexual) are made in heaven, they say. But what about homosexual partnerships? Are they made for each other? Homosexuality has been on top //of the flak-charts for a while, and now it seems like the battle lines are only getting stronger against gay and lesbian relationships. ...

Court Issues Order NACO On Gay Issue

New Delhi. The Delhi High Court Monday issued notice to the National AIDS Control Organization (NACO) and the Delhi government on a public interest litigation seeking legal// sanction to homosexuality. The litigation sought sanction through a repeal of section 377 of the Indian Penal Code (IP...

20 Men Involved In Gay Sex Network Acquire HIV Infection

The much used Internet that enabled gay men contact in Hong Kong has been in a way responsible for HIV infection among 20 men according to a latest report. // Government health officials found all 20, who met between November 2003 and November 2005, had HIV with similar gene sequencing, the S...

Betterment Of Health In Case Of Gay And Lesbian Civil Partnerships

Gay and lesbian civil partnerships (gay marriage) is thought to bring an increased number of health benefits. Researchers said that such marriage lead to betterment in the health of both sexes in a variety of ways. // Civil partnerships for gay couples also offer numerous advantages. Professor ...

Incidence Of Sexually Transmitted Diseases Among Gay Men On The Rise

Syphilis - Sexually transmitted diseases, incidence is rising among gay men as the fear// of AIDS has become less among them. AIDS is now a chronic disease and not a fatal disease. There is some indication that the increased use of methamphetamines (that enhances sexual drive) and makes users le...

APA Releases Report on Sexuality Debate

...tudy , showed that 60% of the adults surveyed who identified themselves as gay described their faith as "very important." Alan Chambers, Presiden...national, says that not only is faith is an essential part of life for many gay men and women, it is almost always the motivating factor behind their decis...
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