Articles tagged with: transphobia

Is HIV stigma killing us?

published: March, 21, 2017 Written by // Rob Olver - Editor Categories // Aging, Social Media, Mental Health, Research, Health, Living with HIV, Opinion Pieces, Rob Olver - Editor

Rob Olver investigates “Stigma and suicide among gay and bisexual men living with HIV”, a study by Olivier Ferlatte, Travis Salway, John L. Oliffe & Terry Trussler and finds the answer to be an unequivocal "yes."

Is HIV stigma killing us?

“People get what they deserve, Time is round and space is curved, Honey have you got the nerve  to be Queen Elvis?” – Robyn Hitchcock, “Queen Elvis” Once I was diagnosed in 2014 I knew right away that I wanted to advocate so I’ve been out about my HIV-positive status from the get-go. I objected to living a lie, which I equate with living in an ongoing state of fear. It didn’t take me long to realize that HIV is a minority disease, that my fellow human beings were potentiall

Should gays defend Milo? No.

published: February, 22, 2017 Written by // Michael Bouldin Categories // African, Caribbean and Black, Social Media, Gay Men, Arts and Entertainment, Women, Performances, International , Living with HIV, Media, Opinion Pieces, Michael Bouldin

Michael Bouldin on Milo: "... sexist, transphobic, racist, pick what you wish from the long catalogue of human cruelties, he will likely embrace it this very instant, already has, or will at some future time of greater convenience."

Should gays defend Milo? No.

The question arises – I suppose – whether Milo should be able to rely on the good offices of Gay, Inc℠ or of the broader velvet mafia in media and culture. We do tend to defend our own, even if only for the reason that they are indeed our own. Do we, more specifically gay white men, do so for conservatives as reliably as for liberals? I propose that this is the wrong question to ask. My guess would be that Milo won’t be afforded the warm embrace of Ellen or Anderson Cooper, let al

Bracing for impact: key populations and HIV activists respond to the U.S election results

published: November, 25, 2016 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Social Media, Activism, African, Caribbean and Black, Gay Men, Current Affairs, General Health, Health, Revolving Door, International , Guest Authors, Living with HIV

GNP+ reports global key population networks stand in solidarity with U.S. activists

Bracing for impact: key populations and HIV activists respond to the U.S election results

We, the Bridging the Gaps alliance of global key population constituency networks, represented by the Global Network of People Living with HIV (GNP+), the International Treatment Preparedness Coalition (ITPC), the Global Network of Sex Work Projects (NSWP), the International Network of People Who Use Drugs (INPUD) and the Global Forum on Men Who Have Sex With Men and HIV (MSMGF), recognize that we are at a pivotal moment in our fight for the human rights of key populations and people living wi

What is sex really like for a gay trans man?

published: November, 21, 2016 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Social Media, As Prevention , General Health, Mental Health, Treatment Guidelines -including when to start, Features and Interviews, Health, Revolving Door, International , Treatment, Guest Authors, Opinion Pieces, Population Specific

On top of worries about disclosure or transphobia, sexual health can be a tough field to navigate for a lot of trans people too. From FS Magazine, Aedan Wolton

What is sex really like for a gay trans man?

This article by Aidan Wolton previously appeared at FS Magazine, here. Despite the wonderful diversity within our LGBTQ communities, it can sometimes feel like the ‘T’ is silent. Trans people are often left off the sexual health agenda, and even within community spaces, transphobia is rife. On the often hyper-masculine, phallocentric gay scene, queer trans men (guys assigned female at birth) can experience unique forms of invisibility and discrimination, making even a simple hook-up fee

I’m just not that kind of girl

published: June, 11, 2013 Categories // African, Caribbean and Black, Living with HIV, Opinion Pieces, Population Specific

DJ Relentless on tranny love and how he deals with suitors when he’s Jade Elektra.

I’m just not that kind of girl

It's that wonderful time of the year when some young men's fancies turn to finding the company of lovely beauties. The beauties are fashionable. They love attention and you might even say these gyrls have something extra. I'm talking about the men who are better known as "tranny chasers" and the gyrls are transsexuals or female impersonators. And given the fact that I have a stage persona known as Jade Elektra, I often get what I call "tranny mail". Very forward messages from aggressive young

What’s a Word Worth?

published: November, 15, 2012 Categories // Arts and Entertainment, Television, Lifestyle, Living with HIV

DJ Relentless on RuPaul and discrimination amongst the discriminated against

What’s a Word Worth?

In this, the  age of the fight for equality, there’s a struggle within a struggle that no one seems to want to talk about....discrimination amongst the discriminated against. Someone always has to feel superior to another. I believe everyone is aware of how the so-called healthy community discriminates against HIV+ people (which leads to many not disclosing because of it), but when a form of discrimination is budding on national television against any  one group we should stand up and take