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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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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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“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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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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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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Hillary Clinton Appoints Ellen Degeneres as Global HIV/AIDS Envoy

Posted November 9, 2011 by Dallas

Who better to spread the word of an “AIDS -free generation”? Our beloved lesbian sister Ellen Degeneres was appointed Global HIV/AIDS Envoy by the equally awesome Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. The announcement was made on Tuesday at an address to the National Institute of Health. “Your words will encourage Americans in joining you to make […]

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Ford Trims Fat: What It Means For Those Living With HIV

Posted August 3, 2011 by Steven

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford’s executive committee is set to consider cuts totalling more than $740 million to police, transit, public health and environment programs. Independent accounting and consulting firm KPMG identified the possible cuts as part of a review of the city’s services in order to cover an estimated $774-million budget shortfall. In 2010 CPIP […]

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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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