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Podcasts on sexual health

Podcasts on sexual health Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) researchers have launched a series of podcasts for the UK’s first comprehensive network for sexual health researchers. This year’s National HIV Testing Week takes place next week (22nd -29th November), in the run up to World AIDS Day on  1st December. To ... [Read more]

‘Over –searching’ online can be detrimental

‘Over –searching’ online can be detrimental Warning: “Over-searching” online can be hazardous to your health – or at least to your relationships at work and at home. The Internet may be a wonderful tool, but new research co-authored at Cambridge Judge Business School finds that “over-searching” online can work to a person or organisation’s ... [Read more]

Top 10 Tips for “Coming Out” Gay

Top 10 Tips for “Coming Out” Gay Top 10 Tips for “Coming Out” Gay The person you come out to first should be someone you trust. Ideally an adult who can keep the news in confidence. Good examples are Parents, Teachers, Doctors, Relatives, Counsellors, Team Coaches, Youth Workers and Neighbours. You may tell them in person ... [Read more]

HIV infections continue to rise

HIV infections continue to rise   Public Health England reports greatest number of new diagnoses in gay men The Report published today from Public Health England (PHE) - ‘HIV in the United Kingdom 2014 Report’ – states that in 2013 there was the highest ever number of gay men diagnosed with HIV – 3,250. 1 This is ... [Read more]

Breakup advice

Breakup advice OK, so your last relationship didn’t work out. OK, you’d been together for years but somehow, and you’re not sure how, you drifted apart. OK, this is the second relationship that has failed, and your friends are urging you to 'get back on the horse’ as there are ‘many more fish in the ... [Read more]

Rainbow Barcelona Tours

Rainbow Barcelona Tours The first gay tour guide company in Barcelona Barcelona, Cosmopolitan city and joy of the Mediterranean, is the headquarters of the first private gay tour company in Spain for the LGBT community (lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transsexuals). Rainbow Barcelona Tours opens a brand new informative ... [Read more]

Bent Confession: Sporting Bottom

Bent Confession: Sporting Bottom Image: http://briefsbros.tumblr.com/  I feel awful and a bit scared. I took some sneaky photographs at a private session I was having and some of them, thanks to my nosey boyfriend snooping around on my computer, have ended up being posted all over the place. The guy I was shagging is a famous sportsman ... [Read more]

1 Model 100 Artists Exhibition & Auction

1 Model 100 Artists Exhibition & Auction    Leeds based charity, No Going Back, is holding its first auction to raise much needed funds. The auction and art exhibition will be held at the White Cloth Gallery, Leeds at 7pm on 15th December 2014.  The event ‘1 Model 100 Artists’ will give attendees the opportunity to purchase a piece of ... [Read more]

Hello Mr. Perfect

Hello Mr. Perfect 3 TOP MENS PROCEDURES ON HARLEY STREET  If you are one of those men who may spend more time than the average in front of the mirror… you are not alone.   With the pursuit of male perfection at an all-time high,  the Beck's effect sparking the highest ever demand in penoplasty and the release ... [Read more]

Wanted – twins for sexual orientation study

Wanted – twins for sexual orientation study A new study at the University of Essex is hoping to help understand how childhood experiences shape our sexual orientation and well-being when we are adults. We often assume our upbringing is important in many ways - but how does this relate to twins where one is straight and one is gay? Many of ... [Read more]

Conversion of civil partnerships into marriages

Conversion of civil partnerships into marriages By Jonathan Cailes    Couples in a civil partnership will have the option to convert it into a marriage before Christmas once regulations laid before Parliament yesterday are approved. This landmark change means couples in existing civil partnerships will be able to convert them into a marriage ... [Read more]

Manifesto for Secularism – Against the Religious Right

Manifesto for Secularism – Against the Religious Right Secularism is vital for the defence of democracy, equality & human rights “The launch of the Manifesto for Secularism is a challenge to the global rise of the Religious Right and its menacing values, which threaten women, LGBTs, atheists, minority faiths, apostates and many others,” said human ... [Read more]

Travel – Swede extremes are made of these!

Travel – Swede extremes are made of these!  One-man pillage Adrian Gillan ram-raids buzzing Stockholm’s blue-eyed blonds before heading north to the unique, remote Treehotel in Lapland, high up on the Arctic Circle! If variety is the spice of life then what more spicy than to discover the extremes of sexy Sweden’s “Urban-Nature” ... [Read more]

Sauna Etiquette

Sauna Etiquette Gay saunas have once again become the focus of attention. One group appears to want to see the end of these ‘dens of iniquity’, whilst others see them more as a much needed piece of gay culture. The arguments for and against will continue but, for those who have never used one, but would like ... [Read more]

First the good news – and then the bad news

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]

LGBT Couples urged to research honeymoon destinations

LGBT Couples urged to research honeymoon destinations New research suggests fewer than half of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGB&T) couples research whether a destination is LGB&T-friendly before travelling overseas The Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) is encouraging LGB&T couples going on honeymoons overseas to choose their ... [Read more]

Friend or foe: ‘devastating’ number of hate-fuelled crimes

Friend or foe: ‘devastating’ number of hate-fuelled crimes Aaron is a victim of homophobic hate crime   A ‘devastating’ number of hate crimes are committed by people closer to home than many would like to believe, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Leicester. •Study finds people in trustworthy positions to victims, such ... [Read more]

Gay People’s Attitude Towards Sex Toys

Gay People’s Attitude Towards Sex Toys by Ray Stott With the likes of 50 Shades of Grey encouraging a more daring approach to sex, and the news that several recent surveys have found that more and more couples are embracing sex toys and sexual exploration… we wonder which sex toys we boys like to play with? Not surprisingly, we mainly ... [Read more]

A Look at Rentboys Through History

A Look at Rentboys Through History A Look at Rentboys Through History Written for brainiacs, but also fascinating to laypeople, Male Sex Work and Society (Harrington Park Press), edited by Victor Minichiello and John Scott,is a collection of revealing essays and studies that explores male sex work from a rich array of perspectives ... [Read more]

Simple Pleasures

Simple Pleasures  by G Alexander The other day I was chatting to a group of gay guys about what makes them happy (no not that song by Pharrell Williams). It wasn’t supposed to have been a world-shattering discussion, it was a simple question as I had already formulated in my head what makes me incredibly happy and ... [Read more]

Conference To Support Older LGBT People

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]

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