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'Something I want to say' by Tom Daley

One day, people won’t have to do this.

Bloody Well Done, Tom. 

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Because we’re gay. This is expected. This is a culture where you’re at a dinner party, then three people disappear from the table and the next thing you know is that they’re all fucking in the bathroom. You think that anyone will raise an eyebrow at some WeHo queen changing boyfriends all of a sudden?
London Preppy's Friend, Lane

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There’s a HIV morning-after pill?

jkottke:

Yes, and there’s also $20 over-the-counter test for HIV that gives results in 20 minutes.

Two recent developments could make these conversations less awkward, or even render them moot. But they also raise troubling questions about promiscuity and responsibility that are reminiscent of debates from the 1980s.

The first development was the approval, last summer, by the Food and Drug Administration of an over-the-counter rapid-response at-home H.I.V. test kit. The test, called OraQuick and available nationwide since October, gives results 20 minutes after a cheek swab. The second is the increasing availability of PEP and of pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP.

PEP - the medication I am taking - has been called the H.I.V. morning-after pill, and PrEP, to follow the analogy, is akin to birth control. A study in the British medical journal The Lancet this month found that drug-injecting addicts who took PrEP were half as likely to become infected with H.I.V. as those who did not; other studies have shown that the drug reduces transmission of the virus from mother to child, and transmission among both gay men and heterosexuals.

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giantsorcowboys:

Steve Grand, the openly gay country singer.

giantsorcowboys:

Steve Grand, the openly gay country singer.

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breakingnews:

Gay marriage legal in England and Wales
BBC News: Same-sex couples will be able to get married in England and Wales after new measures became law.
The government’s controversial legislation on the issue received Royal Assent on Wednesday.
The Conservative, Labour and Liberal Democrat leaderships all backed the proposals, which were finally approved by MPs and peers earlier this week.
Photo: Gay campaigners drive a bus past the Houses of Parliament in central London on July 15, 2013 (AFP/File, Andrew Cowie)

breakingnews:

Gay marriage legal in England and Wales

BBC News: Same-sex couples will be able to get married in England and Wales after new measures became law.

The government’s controversial legislation on the issue received Royal Assent on Wednesday.

The Conservative, Labour and Liberal Democrat leaderships all backed the proposals, which were finally approved by MPs and peers earlier this week.

Photo: Gay campaigners drive a bus past the Houses of Parliament in central London on July 15, 2013 (AFP/File, Andrew Cowie)

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Some People Are Gay ~ Get On With It! • #PrideInLondon #londonpride #londongaypride #gaypride #gaypridesaturday #stonewall #SomePeopleAreGay #SomeGuysMarryGuys #equalmarriage #equality #london #england #greatbritain #unitedkingdom #gay #red #white #black #capitalletters #uppercase #stonewallUK #summer #afternoon #saturday #29thJune #2013 #lofi #nolux #st #thest

Some People Are Gay ~ Get On With It! • #PrideInLondon #londonpride #londongaypride #gaypride #gaypridesaturday #stonewall #SomePeopleAreGay #SomeGuysMarryGuys #equalmarriage #equality #london #england #greatbritain #unitedkingdom #gay #red #white #black #capitalletters #uppercase #stonewallUK #summer #afternoon #saturday #29thJune #2013 #lofi #nolux #st #thest

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Some Guys Marry Guys • (get over it) • #PrideInLondon #londonpride #londongaypride #gaypride #gaypridesaturday #stonewall #SomeGuysMarryGuys #SayIDoToEqualMarriage #equalmarriage #equality #marriage #london #england #greatbritain #unitedkingdom #gay #red #white #capitalletters #uppercase #stonewallUK #summer #afternoon #saturday #29thJune #2013 #lofi #nolux #st #thest

Some Guys Marry Guys • (get over it) • #PrideInLondon #londonpride #londongaypride #gaypride #gaypridesaturday #stonewall #SomeGuysMarryGuys #SayIDoToEqualMarriage #equalmarriage #equality #marriage #london #england #greatbritain #unitedkingdom #gay #red #white #capitalletters #uppercase #stonewallUK #summer #afternoon #saturday #29thJune #2013 #lofi #nolux #st #thest

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Say I Do ~ To Equal Marriage • #PrideInLondon #londonpride #londongaypride #gaypride #gaypridesaturday #stonewall #SayIDoToEqualMarriage #equalmarriage #equality #marriage #london #england #greatbritain #unitedkingdom #gay #red #black #white #capitalletters #uppercase #stonewallUK #summer #afternoon #saturday #29thJune #2013 #lofi #nolux #st #thest

Say I Do ~ To Equal Marriage • #PrideInLondon #londonpride #londongaypride #gaypride #gaypridesaturday #stonewall #SayIDoToEqualMarriage #equalmarriage #equality #marriage #london #england #greatbritain #unitedkingdom #gay #red #black #white #capitalletters #uppercase #stonewallUK #summer #afternoon #saturday #29thJune #2013 #lofi #nolux #st #thest

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Out • You are right, there is a disturbance in the force. I am not at London Pride this afternoon. • here’s my ice cold Diet Coke & a slice of chocolate brownie with today’s issue of The Times & Saturday Magazine • #londonpride #gay #mudchutekitchen #mudchutefarm #isleofdogs #londondocklands #eastlondon #london #england #greatbritain #unitedkingdom #thetimes #thetimesmagazine #dietcoke #can #tin #chocolatebrownie #plate #table #bench #howtobeawomanatfestivals #gaypridesaturday #summer #afternoon #29thJune #2013 #hudson #lux #st #thest 👬❤ (at Frizzante Cafe)

Out • You are right, there is a disturbance in the force. I am not at London Pride this afternoon. • here’s my ice cold Diet Coke & a slice of chocolate brownie with today’s issue of The Times & Saturday Magazine • #londonpride #gay #mudchutekitchen #mudchutefarm #isleofdogs #londondocklands #eastlondon #london #england #greatbritain #unitedkingdom #thetimes #thetimesmagazine #dietcoke #can #tin #chocolatebrownie #plate #table #bench #howtobeawomanatfestivals #gaypridesaturday #summer #afternoon #29thJune #2013 #hudson #lux #st #thest 👬❤ (at Frizzante Cafe)

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Fight The Homophobia Web Virus

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May 17
International Day against Homophobia & Transphobia

May 17

International Day against Homophobia & Transphobia

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Participants rated their sexual orientation on a 10-point scale, ranging from gay to straight. Then they took a computer-administered test designed to measure their implicit sexual orientation. In the test, the participants were shown images and words indicative of hetero- and homosexuality (pictures of same-sex and straight couples, words like “homosexual” and “gay”) and were asked to sort them into the appropriate category, gay or straight, as quickly as possible. The computer measured their reaction times.

The twist was that before each word and image appeared, the word “me” or “other” was flashed on the screen for 35 milliseconds — long enough for participants to subliminally process the word but short enough that they could not consciously see it. The theory here, known as semantic association, is that when “me” precedes words or images that reflect your sexual orientation (for example, heterosexual images for a straight person), you will sort these images into the correct category faster than when “me” precedes words or images that are incongruent with your sexual orientation (for example, homosexual images for a straight person). This technique, adapted from similar tests used to assess attitudes like subconscious racial bias, reliably distinguishes between self-identified straight individuals and those who self-identify as lesbian, gay or bisexual.

Using this methodology we identified a subgroup of participants who, despite self-identifying as highly straight, indicated some level of same-sex attraction (that is, they associated “me” with gay-related words and pictures faster than they associated “me” with straight-related words and pictures). Over 20 percent of self-described highly straight individuals showed this discrepancy.

Notably, these “discrepant” individuals were also significantly more likely than other participants to favor anti-gay policies; to be willing to assign significantly harsher punishments to perpetrators of petty crimes if they were presumed to be homosexual; and to express greater implicit hostility toward gay subjects (also measured with the help of subliminal priming). Thus our research suggests that some who oppose homosexuality do tacitly harbor same-sex attraction.

New study indicates homophobia is often a result of repressed homosexual feelings, validating what Freud posited in his concept of “reaction formation,” in which we lash out against others’ expressions of what we loathe in ourselves.

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antoniodivinoysanto:

Barbra Streisand and Donna Summer
No More Tears (Enough is Enough)
(Extended Version)

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Why, as a gay man, would you want to get married in the house of a religion that doesn’t welcome you with open arms, that thinks you are a dinner?
Marc Almond (via London Evening Standard - feature interview - 22nd April 2013)