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Canada Failing Guy-loving Guys on HIV/AIDS Prevention

Posted June 3, 2011 by Kristi

Richard Elliot, executive director of the Canadian HIV/AIDS legal network recently stated: “It’s become very clear that we have a health minister, and presumably a government behind him, who are denialists.” Awesome. Let’s talk about that. The Alberta government recently approved $14 million for prevention efforts (mostly awareness-heavy) to combat the pathetically high STI rates in […]

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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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National Trans Bill is Back on the Agenda in House of Commons

Posted September 28, 2011 by Dallas

Rumour has it, and has had it for many years that the NDP and Liberals will join forces to fight the evil Conservatives. This “coalition” aims to improve the life, well-being and protection of the Canadian trans populations. On September 19 and September 21st respectively, Liberal MP Hedy Fry – who has incidentally attended every […]

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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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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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It’s A Moustache Blog! #teamgaily takes on #Ho-Movember

Posted November 2, 2011 by Kyle

Well. It’s that time of year again. Moustache Season. ‘Tis the time where men shave off all their facial hair and start to grow, in their own fashion, a good old solid “Mo”. What is a “Mo” you ask? Well, with our generation’s uncanny ability to shorten ever single word in the English language to […]

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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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