Costa Carastavrakis is living his best (gay) life: Bullied, hijacked, addicted to drugs and toxic relationships, and violated. Costa Carastavrakis has written an inspiring book about overcoming stigma, shame and substance abuse.
Trans conversion therapy linked to suicide: A damning study has found that attempts to change a transgender person’s gender identity, known as conversion therapy, is associated with a higher risk of suicide attempts.
Celebrities come out in support of PrEP: Popular South African celebrities, Moshe Ndiki and Bujy Bikwa, are backing a much-needed new project that provides free HIV prevention pills, known as PrEP, to men who have sex with men (MSM).
Study highlights GHB, the “silent” sex drug killing gay men: The largest-ever survey of the users of the drug GHB in the UK has revealed for the first time the human cost of what's been termed a "silent killer".
Science finds there’s not one gay gene but many: The largest-ever study of its kind has concluded that there is no single gay gene that makes a person gay and that many of them play a role.
So what is internalised homophobia – and do I have it?: The phenomenon of internalised homophobia is becoming increasingly recognised as a barrier to LGBTQI health and happiness. So what is it and how do we deal with it?
Report exposes global reach of conversion therapy: A groundbreaking report has exposed the global reach of so-called conversion therapy, the discredited and dangerous practice of trying to change LGBTQ sexuality or gender identity.
The United Nations wants to know how happy you really are: A United Nations survey is aiming to find out just how happy LGBTI+ people around the world are with their quality of life.
Just one accepting adult can save the life of an LGBTQ youth: LGBTQ youth have a higher risk of attempting suicide, but having just one adult who supports them can make all the difference.
PrEP could become a once-a-year implant: Scientists have shown that HIV prevention medication, known as PrEP, can be delivered via an under-the-skin implant that could last for up to a year.
Global HIV/AIDS update: Gay and other MSM still at high risk: Stigma and discrimination are holding back gay and other MSM from accessing HIV services, while PrEP needs to be rolled out more widely, says UNAIDS in a new report.
Queer groups to reach out to if you need help: While we have come a very long way as far as our rights are concerned, members of the LGBTQ community remain a vulnerable group.
Major step to a cure as HIV is eliminated from mice: In what could be a major step towards curing people of HIV, scientists have for the first time succeeded in totally eradicating the virus from a living animal.
World’s first guidelines on anal sex after prostate cancer: UK doctors and surgeons have formulated what's thought to be the world's first clinical guidance on anal sex before, during, and after diagnosis and treatment for prostate cancer.
Joburg has highest number of people living with HIV in SA: More people than ever are living with HIV in South Africa, but this may actually represent a degree of progress in the fight against the virus.
Self-love: Give yourself a hand!: May is International Masturbation Month! While spending some 'me-time' is something most of us do (but don't talk about) did you know it has many benefits?
Parents urged to love their gay children unconditionally: Dumisani Calvin Mabasa was thrown out by his father for being gay and turned to sex work to survive before going on to put himself through school and studying to be a social worker.
Landmark study shows treatment prevents HIV transmission in gay couples: A major eight-year study has confirmed that HIV-positive gay and other men who have sex with men who are on effective HIV treatment cannot transmit the virus through sex.
Seeking perfection: body image among gay and bi men: Body image concerns and body dissatisfaction among men, especially gay and bisexual men, have only recently started to be addressed within society.
Give HIV home test kits to men who have sex with men, say researchers: Giving men who have sex with men (MSM) access to free self-screening HIV kits would increase testing among hard-to-reach groups and help South Africa reach its HIV targets.