The march towards equality in society relies heavily on bringing forth facts and challenging untruths about the lives of those who experience discrimination. This blog post features ten of the most problematic myths and stereotypes which play a role in the mischaracterization and dehumanization of gay men in the U. While those who support LGBT equality sometimes innocently engage in stereotyping of gay men, it is ultimately those who promote heterosexist and homophobic agendas who are the most likely to draw on myths and stereotypes in their efforts to rationalize discrimination. The idea that male homosexuality is directly linked with femininity is erroneous. While there are of course some gay men who express themselves via speech, dress and behavior in ways which are traditionally "feminine," there are many others who do not. Men behaving in an effeminate manner is not inherently problematic or deserving of public shaming.
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Drag queens are cancelling gigs. Gay men are declining to kiss their Grindr hookups. As the coronavirus spreads across the country, the social dynamics and wellbeing of the queer community has come into flux. Methods meant to cut transmission, like quarantines and social distancing, are already affecting dating lives, nightlife and the day-to-day operation of storied organizations. At greatest risk, he says, are older clients whose immune systems were scarred from living with HIV before antiretrovirals were widely available.
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HIV prevention is not just about following rules. It's about knowing who you are, what you believe, and when to act in order to protect yourself and others from infection. It requires an informed, holistic approach—one that enables you to do more than just roll the dice, but to understand the very dynamics of infection and ways to prevent it from happening. With a little work, you can build an effective, individualized HIV-prevention strategy. The truth is there remains a lot of misconceptions about HIV transmission—often underestimating, but sometimes even overestimating potential risk.
I came out 23 years ago. My mother said, softly, "This is the worst day of our lives. The next worst will be the day we bury you from AIDS. Much has changed since then. We know now, as we knew then, that being gay doesn't foretell an HIV diagnosis.