Archive for 2014

We All Have a Closet

Friday, April 4, 2014

Recently I came across a TEDx talk called “Coming out of your closet” by Ash Beckham (2013). In the video, Ash talks about her experience she refers to as ‘hard talk’ while explaining her sexual orientation to a small girl in a restaurant. Ash Beckham brilliantly tells us why all of us have our own […]

Safer Sex? That’s not a condom!

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Widening the spectrum of safer sex through barriers and behaviours. When it comes down to “getting down”, there is a whole world of opportunity that I haven’t even touched on. Maybe that’s a part of only being a couple years into exploring my sexuality and the communities that surround being a young gay man, or, […]

This is probably the most often asked question I get while doing my community and outreach work with gay and MSM next to “where can I get tested?” It is a word that a number of gay men are using and hearing more often when speaking with potential sexual partners as it relates to their own […]

“Don’t Judge Me!”

Thursday, March 6, 2014

It took a while to get the courage to go; I was nervous, sticking to the vinyl chair in the waiting room. I knew that I needed to get tested, but I couldn’t tell my family doctor that I’d _(fill in blank)_ (used injection drugs, had condomless sex, had a one-night stand, had sex outside […]

Joining the Conversation

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Supreme Court of Canada Rules Prostitution Laws Unconstitutional On December 20, 2013 the Supreme Court of Canada delivered a landmark unanimous decision (9-0) in the case of Attorney General of Canada v. Terri Jean Bedford, Amy Lebovitch and Valerie Scott. Canada’s highest court has ruled that three provisions of Canada’s Criminal Code, s. 210 (keeping […]

I’m sure many of you have seen the recent news articles about Vancouver’s crack pipe vending machines. These polka dot machines have been around for over a year but only now are they being publicized and ill received by the media. Where do these negative feelings come from? Why the fear in harm reduction efforts? […]