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Ethiopia: LGBTI+ community facing surge in hate and violence: In recent weeks, LGBTI+ organisations in Ethiopia have documented a troubling rise in queerphobic attacks against individuals.
I’ve been wondering about chemsex lately…: For many in our community, sex and substance use are closely linked. In this article, anonymous opens up about his experience with chemsex.
Male 2 Male health | My chemsex experience: As a gay man, chemsex was the ultimate high. It was a confidence booster and the sex was fantastic. But ultimately it left me feeling fake, empty and out of control.
Health: There is someone in our corner: I am a 48-year-old gay male who recently contracted the hepatitis B virus. This is my story. It all started late last
And…Cut! A double circumcision story: Circumcision is a controversial topic. Pros and cons exist for men who are cut, and men who are not. In 2007, I decided
A CONFESSION: LETTING MY GUARD DOWN: Shortly before my 28th birthday, I discovered that a friend of mine was HIV positive. He wasn’t a very close friend,
CROSSING OVER (An anonymous writer’s reflection on drug culture): When I was in high school my poodle got tick bite fever and because we lived
GAY NATIVITY SCENE SHOCKS ITALY: Italian law-makers have expressed outrage over the addition of two dolls representing a gay couple into a nativity scene in Parliament.
HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH SLATES CIVIL UNION BILL: The New York based Human Rights Watch has urged Parliament to grant full civil marriage rights to lesbian and gay Couples, not ‘Civil Unions’.
BEETROOT BATTLE AT WORLD AIDS CONFERENCE: Beetroot, lemon, garlic and African potato were at the heart of conflict between SA's Health Minister and activists at the International AIDS Conference in Toronto last week.