Five Things About HIV (They’re Not Telling You)

by Mark S. King

In the early 1990‘s, I was invited to participate in a roundtable discussion with national public health officials. They wanted to gauge what those on the front lines were thinking about HIV/AIDS prevention campaigns. I gave them an earful.

“Why won’t you tell gay men that being a top is less risky?” I lamented. They always resisted “promoting” anything that might conceivably transmit HIV, no matter how remote the odds, and it drove me nuts. “Give us something to feel better about…” I said. “Won’t you even say that oral sex is lots safer? Why can’t you throw gay men a bone?

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Hospital Visitation Regulations Now in Effect

Blogged by  Brian Bond

"There are few moments in our lives that call for greater compassion and companionship than when a loved one is admitted to the hospital.  In these hours of need and moments of pain and anxiety, all of us would hope to have a hand to hold, a shoulder on which to lean – a loved one to be there for us, as we would be there for them."

With those words on April 15, 2010 President Obama directed HHS Secretary Sebelius to initiate rulemaking to ensure that hospitals that participate in Medicare and Medicaid respect the rights of patients to designate visitors. 

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LGBT Short Film Contest Winner Selected

The votes are in, thousands of them, and the winner of’s Short Film Contest has been selected and you can see the winner and first two runner-ups free online for the remainder of January at .

Filmmakers from all over the United States submitted gay-themed short films to, and 12 of those films were chosen as finalists. Film lovers of all stripes were encouraged to visit to digitally screen the 12 finalists (free of charge) and then select their favorite.

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Shake, Rattle & Role/PlayScene from Role/Play

by Mikey Rox

Filmmakers are notorious for using movies as vehicles to comment on current affairs.

Writer-director Rob Williams, whose latest movie Role/Play releases on DVD Feb. 8, is no exception.

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The Bombast and the Body CountCarlos Castro

Commentary by Wayne Besen, Truth Wins Out

While the world focused on the tragic Arizona shootings, another horrific crime took place in New York City. The New York Post reported today that a Portuguese male model tortured and murdered his "sugar daddy" in a Manhattan hotel.

For more than an hour, Renato Seabra, 20, beat Carlos Castro, 65, before he castrated the older fashion journalist with a wine corkscrew.

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