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It is an exciting time to be working in HIV prevention, writes Mark Tyson of Yorkshire MESMAC.  Its becoming a full time job just to keep up to date with progress: new innovations and opportunities are emerging all the time.  The evidence is now overwhelming that ‘test and treat’ is not only the right public health response to the HIV epidemic; but that it could, so long as there isn’t any   Read More ...

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Thomas Wales, Co-Founder of GayWakefield.com has been nominated for The Positive Role Model Award for LGBT for The National Diversity Awards 2013! Take a few minutes to nominate him online and help him get shortlisted in the top 3,  http://www.nationaldiversityawards.co.uk/#/positive-role-model-lgbt/4554534107 Every nomination counts and shortlisting will take place only in a few months time! Here are a few things you might not know about Tom / Thomas; Thomas Wales’ work with and   Read More ...

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Mr Tom Doyle is the chief executive of Yorkshire MESMAC and it’s group of services. He would like to share this important message with you all regarding HIV awareness and infection. Please read and remember that the best cure is prevention!  Protection, Testing, Treatment, Take Action Out of 6,280 people in the UK newly diagnosed with HIV in 2011, 3,010 (47%) were men who have sex with men (MSM) according   Read More ...

On Thursday 28th February I was asked to speak on BBC Radio Leeds standing in for gayleeds.com’s very own Sarah Carmody. The topic of conversation was ‘Gay Cure Therapy’ and the issues of advertising such “cures”. In  May last year a group called The Core Issues trust and a Religious group Anglican Mainstream had proposed advertisements promoting ‘Gay Cure Therapy’ banned from being placed on the London Transport Network. The   Read More ...

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In the UK and following the Equal Marriage Bill being passed last week, the LGBT community are almost equal in law. However sadly Homophobic language and slurs are at an all-time high; we often hear this language on a daily basis in one way or another and many see it as ok. The biggest challenge to face LGB&T people are the attitudes towards the community and the language used in   Read More ...

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This month in the UK is LGBT History Month, and there currently there is history in the making with the final piece of the equality jigsaw in the UK – with Equal Marriage. Many lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people have made huge contribution to society over years and this year’s LGBT History Month has been theme ‘science, maths and engineering’. Alan Turning is an important example of how a   Read More ...

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If homophobic bullying goes unchallenged in our schools, it can have severe negative consequences for young people. Homophobic bullying also impacts on young people’s self-esteem and ambitions and Stonewall’s Gay and Bisexual Men’s Health Guide and Prescription for Change shows that lesbian, gay and bisexual young people are more likely to self-harm and contemplate suicide. I believe having the word ‘Gay’ defined as this in the dictionary is adding to   Read More ...

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Calvin Klein’s former boyfriend Nick Gruber is not only 48 years younger than his ex, he’s also the first man Klein ever went public with romantically after being married and divorced from two women. Apparently it is because, according to Gruber, he is simply irresistible. ‘I was the first man [Calvin] fell in love with,’ Gruber tells New York Post Magazine. ‘I don’t know why, but there’s, like, something about me that   Read More ...

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As part of Anti-Bullying week, Leroy Andre Williamson, Mr Gay UK 2012 winner has told GayWakefield.com exclusively about his own personal experiences with Homophobic Bullying and also an attack in Sheffield. Bullying When I was young I knew I was gay, that I was attracted to guys but I was too scared to tell anybody.  Everyone must have had an idea that I was as random people would see me on my estate   Read More ...

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Here in Britain we’re currently marking Anti-Bullying Week, a national campaign to get schools to work harder to make playgrounds and classrooms safe and fun places to learn and grow up. Those of us who were bullied at school, for whatever reason, will empathise keenly with young people who dread bullies’ taunts and violence. Bullying isn’t just a ‘rite of passage’ that we should expect as part of growing up.   Read More ...

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