Archive | Gay men’s health

Discrimination Plagues Health Care in Kenya

  According to the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights, the LGBT community in Kenya often face discrimination and stigma when seeking medical health care services in public hospitals. Most health care providers in public hospitals are known for breaching their privacy and confidentiality by exposing the sexual orientation of their patients to other colleagues […]

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Editor, Richard Schneider on Healing Stigma

In this episode of Healing Stigma on Left of Str8 Radio, Richard Schneider, founder and editor-in-chief of The Gay & Lesbian Review Worldwide, joins Kevin Hogan and Scott Fullerton for a lively, informative discussion about stigma and the role social media plays in stigmatization. They also discuss the importance of providing LGBT writers with a respected avenue […]

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New Movie Takes You Inside Larry Kramer’s World

LAST YEAR, HBO aired the movie version of Larry Kramer’s The Normal Heart, the autobiographical play that he wrote in 1985, a fictionalized account of how he came to found the Gay Men’s Health Crisis in response to the AIDS epidemic—Kramer insists on the word “plague”—only to be expelled from the organization a few years later […]

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Images Remembered from The Normal Heart

IF MOVIES are all about images, images that operate on the subconscious, I guess it comes as no surprise that weeks after watching The Normal Heart, the one that keeps coming back to me is a minor part of the film, at the very beginning, when Ned Weeks goes out to visit friends in the […]

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Our Pick for the Oscar: Dallas Buyers Club

     HOW DID AIDS change the struggle for GLBT rights? The question has been debated from different angles ever since it became clear that the epidemic would irrevocably alter the trajectory of the equality movement as it had been waged from the Stonewall era up to the early or mid-1980s.          The era of […]

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The Hunt for Anal Vectors

A largescale study conducted in two parts of the world has revealed that roughly one in four heterosexual men have anal human papillomavirus (HPV) infection. The condition is traditionally associated with women, who undergo the familiar “pap smear” to detect its presence, while the incidence in men was assumed to be much lower. Until recently, […]

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