Articles tagged with: The Globe and Mail

Report highlights the need to clean the conversation around drug use

published: January, 12, 2018 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Social Media, Gay Men, Current Affairs, Health, Revolving Door, Guest Authors, Media

The report, titled The World Drug PERCEPTION Problem was released on Tuesday by the Global Commission on Drug Policy. From The Globe and Mail, Andrea Woo reports.

Report highlights the need to clean the conversation around drug use

A naloxone anti-overdose kit is shown in Vancouver on Feb. 10, 2017. JONATHAN HAYWARD/THE CANADIAN PRESS To read the complete article by Andrea Woo, visit The Globe and Mail, here. Skewed perceptions of drugs and people who use them negatively affect both health and health care by feeding into harmful prohibitionist policies and sometimes directly affecting clinical care, according to a new international report that aims to counter such prejudices. The report, titled The World Drug PERCEPTI

In Venezuela, a once-leading AIDS program lies in ruins

published: August, 02, 2017 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Social Media, Activism, As Prevention , General Health, Current Affairs, Treatment Guidelines -including when to start, Health, Revolving Door, International , Treatment, Guest Authors, Media, Opinion Pieces

More than a decade ago, the country was lauded for its treatment program. Now, Venezuela is years into a political and economic crisis. From The Globe and Mail, Alejandro Cegarra reports

In Venezuela, a once-leading AIDS program lies in ruins

Juan Coronel had HIV for years, he told me, but by the time he was sick enough to need anti-retrovirals, Venezuela’s HIV/AIDS program was chronically short of medications. He died on June 19.  Photo: Alejandro Cegarra To read the complete article by Alejandro Cegarra, visit The Globe and Mail, here. Juan Coronel was so thin that his kneecaps jutted out like tent poles in his sweatpants. He was 39 when I met him a few weeks ago, with reddish-brown hair that clung to his scalp like a

Stand up for queer youth!

published: October, 29, 2011 Written by // John McCullagh - Publisher emeritus Categories // Youth, Mental Health, Health, Opinion Pieces, Sex and Sexuality , John McCullagh

Inspired by Rick Mercer’s rant about the importance of gay and lesbian public figures to be open about their sexual orientation, John McCullagh has a rant of his own about the need for all queer adults to support our youth.

Stand up for queer youth!

Did you see Rick Mercer’s latest rant? If not, play the video clip of it that you’ll find at the end of this article. He’s saying that telling queer teens to just put up with the bullying at school and elsewhere because “it just gets better” when they eventually reach adulthood doesn’t cut it. He tells gay and lesbian public figures to be open about their sexual orientation so that they can be role models for queer youth. “If you’re gay and you’re in public life...you can’t