Archive for the ‘Gay Men’ Category

Mark Campbell has been with the Backlot for more than 16 years, half of them as one of the bar’s owners. The previous owner offered him the business along with the “safe space for everybody” philosophy that he continues to cultivate. It’s a place where gay, bi, trans and everybody is welcomed and where a […]

Keon Brown became the General Manager of Twisted Element seven months ago and has been supporting three important initiatives of HIV Community Link since. The downtown club has been a supporter of the Scotiabank AIDS Walk in different capacities over the years and has joined on as a sponsor in 2017. The day of the […]

Gavin is 29 and just finished his first year of university after being out of high school for ten years. He struggled with alcohol addiction, but stopped drinking six years ago. Gavin has lived in Calgary most of his life. “I’ve only disclosed my HIV status to some of my family. More because I don’t […]

For many in the LGBTQ* community, the “Tea Dance” may not be something that is well known in the modern world of circuit parties, LGBTQ* night clubs and private dance parties. From resorts to cruise ships to private venues, the Tea dance is seeing a modernisation and resurgence of the practice in community, particularly among […]

On October 26, the Alberta Health Services (AHS)  Sexual and Gender Advisory Group, Calgary Zone provided a “Report Back to Community”  on what the advisory has managed to accomplish over the past year to build capacity within health services delivery to the LGBTQ* community in Calgary. HIV Community Link has had the privilege and honour to […]

Is a person who does not know their HIV status or who has never been tested pose a higher risk for HIV transmission due to their unknown or assumed HIV negative status than a person on TasP with controlled virus or on PreP and known HIV status? These are some of the questions being raised as a result of these new and emerging technologies.

Dating and HIV

Monday, December 1, 2014

Hopefully we can evolve enough as a society to see HIV positive dating as one more thing in the long list of things a dater must consider, from “what am I going to wear” all the way to “could they be my knight in shining armor” and your knight just may be someone living with HIV.

Swipe for Sex: Calgary Sexual Health Centre

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Guest Blog By Calgary Sexual Health: Gay men and men who have sex with men (MSM) are increasingly connecting online with their peers, sexual partners, and to seek out sexual health information.

PrEP

Monday, August 18, 2014

PrEP

Learn this word. It’s going to be a game changer. Keeee—POW!!!!! Outta the park.

Cowboys and Condoms!

Thursday, June 26, 2014

YAH HOO! It is that time of year again. The cow folk are restless, the city is in anticipation with business and corporate sectors prepping the multitudes of pancake breakfasts and other Stampede celebration events throughout the city. Yes, Stampede 2014 is just around the corner and the Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth brings some […]