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Thailand: HIV Infections on Rise Among Young Gay Men

HIV & AIDS

An estimated 70 per cent of new sexually transmitted infections cases are occurring among young people, especially among men who have sex with men, those involved in sex work and those who inject drugs in Thailand, where “social media, online dating websites and mobile application make it much easier for young people to meet others in order to engage in casual sex,” says a new United Nations report.

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The Queens of “The Harlot’s Guide to Classy Cocktails” Revealed

Jeza Belle

With six short weeks until the release of The Harlot’s Guide to Classy Cocktails, New York City drag star, actress, comedienne, columnist, and cocktail connoisseur Jeza Belle reveals the roster of 27 international drag queens featured in her forthcoming boozy book of cocktail recipes and drunken drag tales.

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Back-To-School Time Calls for Bullying and Violence Prevention – Journeyworks Publishing Offers New Tool for Young Readers

Improving School Climate

Bullying continues to be a hot topic for school communities. New violence prevention materials are now available to help administrators, teachers and parents give their students the understanding of what bullying is, and what they can do to stop it.

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Singer-Songwriter Jessie Lowes looks to the ‘Stars’ with new single

Jessie Lowes

Available from September 22nd, ‘Stars’ is the new single from acoustic singer-songwriter Jessie Lowes. Based in Northumberland (UK) and specialising in a delicate mix of clear vocal and guitar picking, Lowes is a songwriter not afraid to wear her heart on her sleeve when it comes to her music. The single ‘Stars’ was written for her mother who passed away in 2008 from Cancer, and the song is a tribute to their close relationship:

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Olympian Nick Symmonds Discusses LGBT Rights and Athlete Advocacy with Sports Conflict Institute

Gay Flag

US two-time Olympian, Nick Symmonds, won an 800m Silver Medalist at the 2013 World Championships in Moscow and openly opposed Russian “anti-gay” politics, dedicating his medal to his gay and lesbian friends. Sports Conflict Institute Founder Joshua Gordon and Practitioner Maggie Langlass Ward speak with Symmonds about this experience and discuss the topic of LGBT & Locker Room Culture.

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TLDEF Commends Department of Labor Directive Protecting Transgender People Who Work for Federal Contractors

Gay Flag

Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund (TLDEF) applauds today’s announcement by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs that it has issued a directive stating that the federal government’s ban on sex discrimination by federal contractors also prohibits discrimination based on gender identity and transgender status.