First the good news – and then the bad news
The good news in the 2013 HIV statistics that have just been released show a decline in the general number of diagnoses, whilst the bad news is that there has been a slight increase amongst gay men.
The 2013 stats show:
•In the past ten years, new diagnoses amongst MSM (men who have sex with ... [Read more]
European Snow Pride 2015
While you were lounging around in the sun some people have been working hard this summer to make sure European Snow Pride 2015 in Tignes will be an even bigger event, with guests from even more countries converging on Tignes to live together for an unforgettable week of great skiing, partying and socialising ... [Read more]
Conference To Support Older LGBT People
The first ever national training conference is being held in Newcastle upon Tyne this October to help provide health and social care professionals with the necessary skills to meet the individual care needs of members of the older lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and/or trans community. ‘Making Person Centred ... [Read more]
The Greatest Gayest Sporting Event of the Year…?
Prepare to toss your handbag! This year’s GMFA / RVT Sports Day boasts 12 teams who shunned the chance to compete in the Commonwealth games so that they could display their prowess at the UK’s premier gay games – of the silly variety.
Notting Hill who? Sports Day outshines any other carnival ... [Read more]
Sex Survey – Who’s more sexually adventurous?
Research conducted by an online pharmacy has revealed that 67% of Britons believe that they are more ‘sexually adventurous’ than their partner, with a quarter of these stating that they are ‘frustrated’ by the mismatch in their sexual preferences with their partner.
A new study by an online ... [Read more]
Andy Fraser – Gay Rock Icon
Andy Fraser – founding member, bassist and songwriter for ‘70’s superband, Free (‘All Right Now’) - announces the launch of his monumental 17th album entitled ‘On Assignment’, released on 22nd September. From the album, the poignant conservationist track, ‘This Is The Big One’ ... [Read more]
The Greatest Gayest Sporting Event of the Year is Back!
Photos: Chris Jepson
Move over IAAF Diamond League and let the real athletes show you how track and field should be done. Yes, the RVT / GMFA annual sports day is back! This annual carnival of athletic mayhem takes place on bank holiday Monday, 25 August, at the Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens (just ... [Read more]
GMFA is helping young gay men to Think Again about HIV
In 2012: 5,250 UK based gay men were diagnosed with HIV.
A third of these men were in their teens or twenties.
In April this year, GMFA launched the ‘Think Again’ campaign, encouraging young gay men to reconsider what they knew about HIV and sexual safety.
In the two weeks since the campaign ... [Read more]
My Little Pony bullies
You may be aware of a recent story of a young 9-year old boy in America being told that he shouldn’t wear his My Little Pony backpack to school because it made him a target for bullying. I read the story and was annoyed for the lad and it made me angry that the ‘bullies’ appeared to have won on ... [Read more]
Dr Christian asks: Cure me, I’m Gay
In this one off documentary Dr Christian Jessen will explore the motives and practices behind therapies that offer to change people’s sexuality. He asks if it is possible to ‘cure’ homosexuality and will boldly undertake some of these ‘cures’ to see if he can change his sexual preference.
Undercover ... [Read more]
Ten things to remember for your next blowjob
It would seem inevitable that if you are going to stick something in someone’s mouth the first obstruction is going to be teeth. At some point you are going to feel those pearly whites grating and grazing on your prize asset and its best if you get someone who is experienced and who knows how ... [Read more]
£500,000 fund to help male victims of rape
It’s a crime that has gone under-reported for years but now, the ‘taboo’ subject of male rape and abuse is set to receive funding to provide support to victims.
TV soap Hollyoaks has recently featured the subject and that has raised awareness in the public domain. Meanwhile, the latest set ... [Read more]
Jabs for the Boys
HPV affects both men and women. HPV is sexually transmitted and can lead to a range of cancers, including anal cancer. Girls are vaccinated. Boys are not. In the face of this rapidly growing health threat, it’s time that changed.
This is why GMFA and HPV Action is calling for the Government to extend ... [Read more]
Top 5 Male Grooming Trends for 2014
1. Under Cover
Camouflage is the new black when it comes to covering up those grey hairs. Subtle hair tinting which gives a more natural, blended look is in demand. For the majority of our clients it’s about delaying the signs of ageing rather than eradicating them. What’s important ... [Read more]
Senseless Habits To Lose in 2014
American motivational speaker and author Shawn Anderson takes the idea of "living a life you love" seriously. With a mission of empowering one million people to lead a more positive and purposeful life, Anderson shares seven senseless habits to let go of in 2014.
HABIT #1: Quit hanging out on Facebook ... [Read more]
‘Are you HIV aware?’ campaign.
'Are you HIV aware?' following World AIDS Day and the #FactUp campaign, we'd really like to see what gay and bisexual men know!
Especially in light of the latest Public Health England findings, that showed that both gay men and GPs were failing in getting themselves/people tested, respectively. There ... [Read more]
Surrogacy – So You Want A Child?
With an increasing number of married couples as well as same sex couples and single people turning to surrogacy as a means of becoming parents it is important to be knowledgeable about the subject.
Surrogacy is an arrangement whereby a woman carries and gives birth to a child for a couple or a single ... [Read more]
‘BROTOX’ ON THE RISE
With the introduction of male cosmetics and solution specific grooming ranges, the face of men’s grooming is rapidly changing.
Evidence of this is clear in annual review figures from 111 Harley Street which show that visits by male patients to the clinic increased on average by 25% during 2013 for ... [Read more]
Want to be a scrubber before Christmas?
Starting a post-Christmas detox begins at home with a thorough skin scrub. It removes dead skin cells, gets the blood flowing and stimulates the lymphatic system to detox. Massage it into the skin in vigorous circular movements – shower off and you’re on your way.
The VitaMan Sea Salt Body Scrub ... [Read more]
Project 5000 kicks off with National HIV Testing Week
Dean Street at Home is encouraging gay men to order a free, home HIV test to help them reach their target of distributing 5000 testing kits this National HIV Testing Week.
Project 5000, run by Dean Street at Home, encourages people to test for HIV by ordering a free, home HIV test through its website ... [Read more]