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Let’s Take a Mental Health Day!!! Breaking through the Dark Cloud

Posted May 28, 2011 by MAB

You wake up and feel like crap.  But it isn’t a cold, or a stomach thing, or whatever.  It feels like there is this big, dark cloud of blah hanging around you.  And that cloud is heavy. So heavy that it makes getting out of bed hard, especially since you slept terribly last night; you had trouble […]

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Why I Hate Pink Ribbon Crap and Six Reasons Everyone Oughta Care

Posted October 31, 2011 by Erika

It is the final day of October. Over the last 31 days, you have likely been inundated by pink. October, around the world, is ubiquitously known as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Just in case you weren’t already aware of breast cancer. Probably long before October, you saw the pink infiltration begin. In department stores. Car […]

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HIV+ MSM: When Cleanliness is next to Godliness

Posted March 19, 2012 by Steven

I’ve always found it difficult to meet people in bars, being pretty shy in nature; so like many, I turned to the internet and tapped in to the chat sites. With a few simple clicks my online profile is on the world-wide web – a perfect forum to present whatever persona I wish, to as […]

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Bachmann, Perry Still Totally Incoherent on HPV, GOP Comes Around on AIDS

Posted September 20, 2011 by Nikki

Bachmann never fails to provide us with Gaily Beat fodder. Last Tuesday, Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann announced during a debate, that Rick Perry’s 2007 mandate to vaccinate all 6th Grade girls in Texas against HPV was in short, a ludicrous idea. Why? Because it was a “violation of liberty interest”. That and oh yeah, […]

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World Aids Day: A Day With(out) Art

Posted November 29, 2012 by Sarah

Today, and for the week leading up to World AIDS Day, art shows, galleries, and artists partner with grassroots AIDS service organizations to help raise funds and awareness of the AIDS pandemic. Since 1981 AIDS has resulted in over 25 million deaths and tens of millions remain infected with the HIV virus worldwide. It is […]

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Prostate 101: Because We Promised Real Talk on HoMoBros’ Health Issues Too

Posted November 9, 2011 by Cory

All right dudes, this month is Movember – also known as the month responsible for the sprouting of some (un) fashionable Fu-Manchus, handlebars, Pancho Villas, walruses, chevrons, or pencil moustaches – all to raise awareness for men’s health, specifically the health of one particular gland that can cause men such problems: the prostate. You might […]

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“Your Depression Is A Choice”: My Story of Illness & Mental Health

Posted July 7, 2011 by Steven

Roughly two and half years ago, I was diagnosed with two major illnesses, not of the mind but of the body. Both of these rather colourful diseases are associated as “gay” illnesses. And as a gay man, I felt the brunt of social stigma and resulting loneliness as I was thrust headlong into the healthcare system, […]

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World AIDS Day: Are We Not Angry or United Enough Anymore?

Posted December 1, 2012 by Caitlin

What do you know about AIDS? Last week I had the privilege of watching what ended up being one of the most profoundly moving and eye opening documentaries that I have ever seen. The film, United in Anger: a History of ACT UP documents the work of the direct action advocacy group ACT UP (AIDS […]

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