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You’ve heard all the health messages. You can’t smoke anywhere these days anyway. You feel like a leper standing outside having a quick one. You know it makes sense to quit, but you keep thinking it’s just too hard. How many times have I heard smokers say “I can’t do it on my own doc, …

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Queensland has kicked of AIDS Awareness week with the launch of a new series of HIV awareness short videos at Brisbane’s Jade Buddha Lounge & Bar overlooking the Story Bridge which was brightly lit in red lights to mark the occasion. The ‘Talking About Treatment’ films feature local Queenslanders both gay and straight discussing their …

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Charlie Sheen addressed the rumours that have been swirling around in Hollywood that he is HIV positive. Sheen, appeared on NBC’s Today show.  He confirmed that he was HIV positive after  there were a number of controversial news reports in recent weeks from publications of varying credibility discussing Sheen’s HIV status. The most salacious of which have been …

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When it is an internal condom, of course! Is the term “female condom” outdated? While it can be difficult to advocate for changes at the higher level, we can do our bit and adopt the term “internal” over “female”. We can also advocate the use of internal condoms for all receptive partners, not just those …

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The Netherlands have become the latest country to relax their blood donation policy for gay and bisexual men. Previously all men who have ever has sex with another man were banned from ever donating blood in the Netherlands, with the policy now being changed to allow donation provided the donor hasn’t had sex with a …

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For many, “coming out” to family and friends is a stressful experience. And if doing once is hard enough, spare a thought for Tina Healy who has to come out to her mother every couple of weeks. Tina, 54, is a transgender woman and feared that revealing herself as female might be too stressful for …

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After the overwhelming community support seen at last year’s World AIDS Day candlelight vigil in New Farm Park – the first seen in Brisbane in seven years – the Queensland AIDS Council will again be holding another vigil again this year to remember friends and family members lost to HIV/AIDS on 1 December. The non-religious …

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When the Warwick Rowers decided to do a naked calendar for raise money for their club, they attracted a lot of interest from gay men – and they loved it! In fact they loved it so much the boys on the team have created and fund their own program called Sport Allies – an organisation …

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New York has been confirmed as the host city for World Pride in 2019, the year that marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots of June 1969 which saw a violent backlash against constant police harassment and raids of gay bars. The riots are often cited as the birthplace of the modern gay rights …

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Now that the weather is warming up, the race is on to get your beach bod ready and one of the best ways to tone up in summer is swimming, so why not check out Brisbane’s very own gay swimming group Aqualicious? Swimming workouts burn fat, trim inches and help you get stronger, fitter and …

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