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#BWLGBTI Day 3 Part 1: The IOM Report

 Dwayne Steward

 LGBTQ Health Advocate
 Columbus Public Health

Back at Baldwin Wallace for the last day of the LGBTI Health Research Conference and the morning is being spent on very detailed analysis of the… 491 more words

LGBT Policy

Day 15 - Saturday June 14, 2014

Prayer: Today I will focus on my breathing.

I wake up feeling a bit all over the place. I’m scheduled to do a photoshoot with a photographer and I’ve canceled on him numerous times. 2,137 more words


The Culture of HIV has Changed in the Gay Community

Have you ever heard someone being called a “Truvada whore” because they choose this method, a medication that blocks infection, over condoms? Truvada is actually more effective in preventing HIV, though it does nothing to prevent other sexually transmitted diseases. 459 more words

Social Issues

What It’s Like Living With Depression

When people catch me in my moments of weakness, I say, “some days are harder than others,” but that’s not true. Every day is a battle. 301 more words

The Mental Meddler reblogged this on My Mental Medley and commented:

I have dealt with depression in the past and I know how difficult it is. And I also understand that many LGBT people are living with depression. I hope this sheds some insight.

Gay Black Men’s Pressure to Conform Leads to Higher HIV Risk

Familial and cultural pressure to conform to expected masculine behaviors leads gay black men to engage in riskier behavior, therefore increasing their risk of contracting HIV.   474 more words

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