Events

Review: Five Guys Chillin’ is a brave exploration of sex and drugs

published: November, 18, 2017 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // Social Media, Gay Men, Arts and Entertainment, Events, Performances, Media, Opinion Pieces, Bob Leahy - Publisher

Bob Leahy on the extraordinary play now running in Toronto at Toronto’s Kensington Hall that provides a very explicit, close-up look at the Party n Play (PnP) scene

Review: Five Guys Chillin’ is a brave exploration of sex and drugs

First the explicit: Yes there is a lot of (simulated) sex happening in this play. In fact the five characters interact sexually throughout much of the show. The program warns “you may be uncomfortable’. I wasn’t. Some will be. Secondly; the close-up. This is a small, intimate theatre and you are sitting VERY close to the action It’s hard to know what to make of Five Guys Chillin’ as a conventional theatrical piece, because it isn’t. There is precious little narrative thread in th

Another chance to hear Bruce Richman in Toronto

published: November, 02, 2017 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // African, Caribbean and Black, Activism, Social Media, As Prevention , Gay Men, Youth, Current Affairs, Events, Treatment Guidelines -including when to start, Women, Upcoming Events, Health, Treatment, Media, Bob Leahy - Publisher

A November 22 community Forum brings New York City’s Bruce Richman back to Toronto for a don’t-miss community forum on U=U (Undetectable equals Untransmittable)=

Another chance to hear Bruce Richman in Toronto

He’s a colleague and a friend so I’m hardly impartial. but I’ve been doing this work for a very long time, and honestly, I’ve never met anyone quite like the Prevention Access Campaign’s Bruce Richman. We first met in Toronto one year ago when PositiveLite.com brought him to Toronto for a community forum in Toronto on what was then a lesser known concept. He preached, with the full weight of science behind him, that people who are virally suppressed – that means on treatment and

Free workshops at HALCO in November and December 2017

published: October, 27, 2017 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Community Events, Social Media, Events, Revolving Door, Legal, Guest Authors, Living with HIV

Everyone is welcome to attend any of these general interest workshops but space is limited so registration is required.

Free workshops at HALCO in November and December 2017

Our free workshops are held in person at the HALCO office/Specialty Legal Clinic Co-op, 55 University Avenue, 15th Floor Room C2, Toronto (just south of King Street West and the fully accessible St. Andrew subway station).  The workshops in this series are: - Refugees and Permanent Residents: How Can You Lose Your Status in Canada?  How Can You Apply for Canadian Citizenship? workshop on Wednesday November 8, 2017, 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.  Presenter:  Meagan Johnston, HALCO Staff Lawyer. -

Harm reduction saves lives -- please consider supporting PASAN.

published: September, 07, 2017 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Activism, Hep B and C, As Prevention , Fundraisers, General Health, Mental Health, Treatment Guidelines -including when to start, Events, Revolving Door, Treatment, Guest Authors, Living with HIV, Population Specific

PASAN has started a critical fundraising campaign.

Harm reduction saves lives -- please consider supporting PASAN.

PASAN is the only community-based organization in Canada providing HIV, AIDS and hepatitis C prevention, education and support services exclusively to prisoners, ex-prisoners and their families.  PASAN works with prisoners in provincial and federal corrections facilities throughout the province of Ontario, but faces tremendous constraints in doing this work. It’s become increasingly difficult for PASAN staff to be able to access prisons to conduct educational programming about harm redu

Reflections: My first LGBT+ pride

published: August, 08, 2017 Written by // Joshua Middleton Categories // Social Media, Pride, Community Events, Gay Men, Youth, Events, International , Living with HIV, Media, Opinion Pieces, Population Specific , Joshua Middleton

Joshua Middleton gives an account of his first LGBT+ Pride as an out bisexual man.

Reflections: My first LGBT+ pride

Disclaimer: The views represented in this blog are entirely my own and do not represents the thoughts, opinions, views, of any particular organization including those of the San Diego LGBT Community Center.  The day was quickly approaching, it all felt so surreal. A week prior I had taken one of the biggest steps in my life and come out as bisexual to my family, friends, and followers. And now I was taking part in my first ever LGBT+ Pride event in San Diego by marching in the parade in fro

Canadian Minister of Health opens International Harm Reduction Conference amid controversy over overdose deaths

published: June, 01, 2017 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Social Media, Conferences, Events, Health, Revolving Door, Guest Authors, Media

Last year an estimated 2300 people died of heroin and fentanyl-related overdoses in Canada. It looks likely that this figure will increase in 2017. From AIDSmap, Susie McLean reports onThe 25th International Harm Reduction Conference (HR17) in Montréal.

Canadian Minister of Health opens International Harm Reduction Conference amid controversy over overdose deaths

Health Minister Jane Philpott and protestors at the HR17 opening ceremony © Charles Mackay / HRI The 25th International Harm Reduction Conference (HR17) in Montréal, Canada, kicked off with a dramatic opening session last week, featuring Jane Philpott, Canadian Minister of Health, along with a group of angry protesters chanting ‘They talk, we die’.    The minister’s speech and the protest focused on the soaring rate of overdose deaths dominating the work of harm reduction organis

Rethinking justice

published: May, 29, 2017 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Community Events, Activism, Social Media, Events, Upcoming Events, Revolving Door, Legal, Guest Authors, Media

The Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network presents the seventh symposium on HIV, law and human rights

Rethinking justice

Join the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network on June 15, 2017 for our 7th Symposium on HIV, Law and Human Rights. This year’s event will take a critical look at the unjust criminalization of HIV non-disclosure in Canada and around the world. Registration is open! For further details and to confirm your spot, visit aidslaw.ca/symposium For more information, call 416-595-1666 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. docume

The first SENIOR intergenerational LGBTQ Toronto Pride event!

published: May, 26, 2017 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // African, Caribbean and Black, Social Media, Community Events, Gay Men, Youth, Events, Newly Diagnosed, Women, Upcoming Events, Revolving Door, Guest Authors, Living with HIV, Media, Population Specific

All welcome -- come out and mingle, socialize, chat, have fun, share your stories!

The first SENIOR intergenerational LGBTQ Toronto Pride event!

 SAVE THE DATE - Sunday June 4, 2017 The Senior Pride Network Presents In Partnership with The 519 and The Buddies Youth/Elders Project  The First SENIOR Intergenerational LGBTQ Toronto Pride Event!  Date: Sunday June 4, 2017 Time: 5 pm - 8 pm Location: The 519 Community Centre (519 Church St.) Entertainment: DJ's and dancing Free, but donations to the Senior Pride Network are welcome!  PERFORMANCES, PRIZES, HENNA ARTIST AND MUCH MORE! Physically accessible/scent free/substan

Shout Sister Toronto South West fundraiser concert to benefit Realize

published: May, 26, 2017 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Community Events, Events, Women, Upcoming Events, Music, Media

Grace Church-on-The-Hill; Concert hall doors open at 7:00 pm Concert starts at 7:30

Shout Sister Toronto South West fundraiser concert to benefit Realize

Event Details Start: 7 June 2017 6:30 pm Venue: Grace Church-on-The-Hill Tickets are available for online purchase here. Tickets available at the door:  Pay-as-you-can (suggested minimum $10) Refreshments will be available for purchase from 6:30 pm Concert hall doors open at 7:00 pm Concert starts at 7:30 Accessible entrance from Russell Hill Road (East side of the church) Can’t attend? Support realize with a donation!

Condoms and the double standard in prescribing PrEP

published: May, 10, 2017 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Events

From the Body Pro, an interview with Sarah Calabrese, Ph.D. byTerri Wilder, M.S.W.,

Condoms and the double standard in prescribing PrEP

To read the complete article by Terri Wilder, M.S.W., visit the Body Pro, here. Could a provider's personal bias and beliefs about condom use affect their willingness to prescribe pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP)? One study surveyed U.S. medical students and found bias in terms of willingness to offer PrEP based on clinical situations. The students who were surveyed seemed to be most willing to provide PrEP to the lowest-risk consumers. And the team uncovered what looked like heteronormative

Canadian AIDS Society Forum for people living with HIV moves to Regina, AGM goes online

published: May, 01, 2017 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // Activism, Community Events, Conferences, Events, Living with HIV, Bob Leahy - Publisher

Bob Leahy with the scoop on what funding challenges mean for the upcoming CAS Forum and AGM

Canadian AIDS Society Forum for people living with HIV moves to Regina, AGM goes online

Regina, Saskatchewan It was a break from tradition. The Canadian AIDS Society (CAS) had hoped to have their annual Forum and AGM in Vancouver, B.C.. But funding issues have curtailed those plans. The forum for people living with HIV will instead be held in Regina, Saskatchewan June 7 and 8. PositiveLite.com has learned that the AGM, which usually piggybacks on to the forum, will instead be conducted by way of online webinar at a date to be confirmed. That sounds like an unusual move and it

Ottawa’s EnvisionForum from Bruce House highlighted major issues facing aging HIVers.

published: March, 29, 2017 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // Aging, Activism, Community Events, Conferences, Events, Living with HIV, Opinion Pieces, Sex and Sexuality , Bob Leahy - Publisher

Conference report: Bob Leahy and the takeaway messages from Ottawa that point to an uncertain future for the aging HIV population.

Ottawa’s EnvisionForum from Bruce House highlighted major issues facing aging HIVers.

Time bomb I much enjoyed going to Ottawa last week for The Bruce House conference – they tagged it #EnvisionForum - on HIV, rehabilitation and episodic illness. An ambitious program with a welcome focus on aging, an interesting setting (the old Ottawa courthouse) and a hugely committed group of Bruce House staff and volunteers led to an engaging and thoughtful couple of days in our nation’s capital.  Rob Olver has already covered the highlights from his perspective. It’s a good read.

Free public legal education workshops at HALCO, April and May 2017.

published: March, 23, 2017 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Social Media, Activism, Events, Upcoming Events, Revolving Door, Legal, Guest Authors

Everyone is welcome to attend these general interest workshops but space is limited so Registration is required.

Free public legal education workshops at HALCO, April and May 2017.

Our free public legal education workshops are held in person at the Specialty Legal Clinic Co-op, 55 University Avenue, 15th Floor Room C2, Toronto (just south of King Street West and the fully accessible St. Andrew subway station): Rent Increases: Protecting your Rights workshop, Thursday April 20, 2017, 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.  Presenter: Matthew Malott (HALCO Articling Student) Canadian Immigration: Sponsoring Your Family workshop, Tuesday April 25, 2017, 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.  Pre

Undetectable = Untransmittable on tour: Bruce Richman visits Canada next month

published: March, 15, 2017 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // Community Events, Events, Bob Leahy - Publisher

Bob Leahy on U=U champion Bruce Richman’s appearances at community meetings in Toronto and Montreal next month. Details here.

Undetectable = Untransmittable on tour: Bruce Richman visits Canada next month

Want to meet the man who started a movement that has changed the way we speak about HIV?  New York City’s Bruce Richman, a founder of the Prevention Access Campaign’s highly successful U=U campaign will be visiting Canada next month to engage in two community meetings.  Since it waS launched last year, the  U=U message has become ubiquitous – and not just in English.  The number of community partners now exceeds 130 from over 20 countries around the globe. Richman himself has attra

Why a course on sexual health and dementia

published: January, 31, 2017 Written by // Megan DePutter Categories // Aging, Social Media, As Prevention , Events, Treatment Guidelines -including when to start, Mental Health, Sexual Health, International , Treatment, Megan DePutter, Sex and Sexuality

Megan DePutter: "Well-intended concerns about consent and capacity may lead to withholding information or efforts to restrict or manage sexual behaviour in ways that may be inappropriate."

Why a course on sexual health and dementia

Terrence Higgins Trust has partnered with Alzheimer Scotland to offer a course on Sexual Health and Dementia (for course details see bottom of post) in our new Learning Centre. Sexual health needs might not be the first thing you think of when it comes to supporting people with dementia. But sexual health is important for everyone. Here are a few reasons why we at Terrence Higgins Trust Scotland and Alzheimer Scotland felt it was important to create a course on Sexual Health and Dementia. 1.

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