National Latino AIDS Awareness Day 2017

National Latino AIDS Awareness Day 2017

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National Latino AIDS Awareness Day – The Latino Commission on AIDS (LCOA), the Hispanic Federation and many other organizations organize this day. The NLAAD campaign works annually at building capacity for non-profit organizations and health departments in order to reach Latino/Hispanic communities, promote HIV testing, and provide HIV prevention information and access to care. Oct 15th Seasons of Pride is pleased to present the Gay Pride or LGBTQ Pride Calendar for 2017.  You will find Gay Pride events, LGBT Film Festivals, and the Gay Travel Events like Gay Ski Weeks. We do our best to try and keep up with all the events, but sometimes we miss one or two. If your event is not listed, just drop us an email to info@seasonsofpride.com Bear | Business | Career| Conferences | Europe | Film | Leather | Lesbian | Trans | Youth 2017 Pride Calendar Jan – Mar | Apr | May | Jun | Jul | Aug | Sept | Oct | Nov – Dec National Latino AIDS…
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Hardships in the LGBTQ+ Community Increase the Risk for Substance Abuse

Hardships in the LGBTQ+ Community Increase the Risk for Substance Abuse

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According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, researchers estimate that 20 to 30 percent of the LGBTQ+ community struggles with a substance use disorder — more than double the rate of the general population. Those in the LGBTQ+ community face unique cultural, emotional and social challenges in regards to substance abuse. They also face difficult situations related to their family life, mental health, and sexual or gender identity. Some LGBTQ+ individuals turn to drugs and alcohol to cope with these challenges. Drug and alcohol abuse is also prevalent in LGBTQ+ culture, especially in the social scene. This combination of factors places the community at a greater risk for developing a substance use disorder. Stress at Home LGBTQ+ youths often face problems at home that can create high…
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STI Checks for Gay Men

STI Checks for Gay Men

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Sex between men can be fun, vibrant and steamy, however, it should also be safe. While using condoms and being open and honest with sexual partners is a great step towards this goal, a powerful tool in the safe sex repertoire of the gay community is regular Sexually Transmitted Infection "STI" checks.  STIs are sexually transmitted diseases caused by bacteria, viruses or parasites that can be passed between sexual partners through contact with bodily fluids and infected areas. Often they can have no symptoms and can cause a number of long-term health issues such as depressed immune systems, infertility, and erectile dysfunction. Therefore, to stay free of anxiety and ensure that you are protected from disease anybody who is sexually active should have annual check-ups for common STIs. Leading STIs…
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PrEP is Effective

PrEP is Effective

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On Behalf of Dan Wohlfeiler All, As most of you know. I've been working closely with the dating site,  Daddyhunt, to produce a web series that incorporates a storyline on PrEP, STDs, having an undetectable viral load, and condoms.  Taking advantage of the fact that the cast was all there, we made five PSAs (with input from many of you) encouraging gay men to make the choice of strategies that's right for them, in addition to getting tested. The first PSA, "The Right Choice," has gotten 125,000 views between Facebook and YouTube in the first ten days. The second one, "PrEP is Effective," has just been up for two hours and has gotten about 2000 views. You can find all the links and more background information here: http://www.ncsddc.org/DHPartnership. Links to specific PSA's:…
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You Go First: Why It’s Hard To Start Seeing A Therapist

You Go First: Why It’s Hard To Start Seeing A Therapist

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We all have had personal experience with either being reluctant to go see a therapist ourselves or living with the frustration involved when someone we love drags his or her feet at the prospect of "getting some help," as we like to say. What makes it so painfully difficult to reach out for counseling? Bad information is often involved. I'd like to address some widespread myths that get in the way: MYTH: Therapy doesn't do anything that a chat with my best friend couldn't do, so why bother? TRUTH: While friendships are important for everyone, they are not the same as therapy. Therapy is designed to help you see what it is not possible for you to see for yourself, in an objective and caring environment in which you don't…
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One Tough Pirate

One Tough Pirate

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One Tough Pirate – Bob Bowers, also known as "Da Pirate," is a 25-year thriving survivor of HIV/AIDS. Bob is a well respected National youth HIV/AIDS educator in schools and colleges. He is also the Founder and President of HIVictorious, Inc.  Recently, we get a chance to chat with Bob about life, tats and more . . . Tell us a little about you I was infected in 1983.  While my family and friends knew my status, I kept a low profile because of the various stigmas associated with being POZ.  I got married the first time in 1990 – we were a sero-discordant couple and we worked through those challenges. In 1999, my best man died – he was my 40th friend to die from AIDS – it was…
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NYC Surgical Coordinator Bespoke Surgical

NYC Surgical Coordinator Bespoke Surgical

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Bespoke Surgical - New York, NY Looking for capable, friendly, and dedicated surgical coordinator/administrative assistant for LGBT-focused, high-end private surgical practice in Union Square. Responsibilities: Surgical coordination (including booking, preauthorizations, and post-op follow-up), fielding incoming calls, maintaining patient contact, working to ensure the highest quality of patient care, managing surgeon's professional calendar, maintaining sensitivity to client confidentiality, and managing time efficiently during office hours and "down-time.” NYC Surgical Coordinator Bespoke Surgical Benefits: Comprehensive medical and dental insurance coverage option, welcoming and engaging work environment that promotes knowledge and understanding, ability to grow as the practice expands, competitive salary commensurate with experience. Requirements: Bachelor’s degree and at least 2 years medical office experience. Inexperienced need not apply. All candidates will be required to submit a resume and current headshot. APPLY Gay…
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Waltham MA Direct Care Counselor Overnight

Waltham MA Direct Care Counselor Overnight

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The Home for Little Wanderers - Waltham, MA The Home for Little Wanderers Waltham House, a group home program designed to provide a safe and supportive living environment for up to 12 gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) youth ages 14-18 is looking for an Overnight Direct Care Counselor. Waltham MA Direct Care Counselor Overnight Under the direction of the Milieu Director and Supervisor, the Direct Care Counselor will provide safe, supportive environment for children. Communicate with other counselors from previous shifts to ensure the continued flow of information and coordinate activity log of daily living. Perform other duties as assigned. QUALIFICATIONS: Equivalent to up to 2 years college and life experience with parenting and/or childcare. Valid driver’s license required. Experience with the LGBT community required. Looking for a job…
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Corpus Christi TX Social Media Specialist

Corpus Christi TX Social Media Specialist

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Coastal Bend Wellness Foundation - Corpus Christi, TX Non-profit seeks an individual to utilize social media platforms to educate and assist at-risk individuals into health care services. Responsibilities include maintaining daily social interaction thorough Facebook, tweets, chats, blogs, and videos. Preferred requirements are a degree in marketing, journalism, with emphasis on computer technology, or experience in the field. Knowledge of social networking channels and functions/activities associated with each platform. Knowledge and understanding of cultural difference of focus populations and comfortable approaching members of the community to discuss services available, surveys, and providing education. Experience in planning community wide activities, such as awareness and education events. Experience writing, editing and crafting content for the social media space. Knows how to leverage different social media platforms for informal and formal advertising. Preferred…
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Berlin HIV & Recreational Drug Study

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[caption id="attachment_16189" align="alignright" width="300"] Recreational drug use from Wikipedia[/caption] Psychology student (Freie Universität Berlin) searches interviewees (January & February 2014) for his diploma thesis: gay, HIV negative men in Berlin who (regularly) take (party) drugs for sex. It’s not about nicotine, alcohol, poppers or cannabis, but it’s about ecstasy (MDMA), speed, crystal (meth), mephedron, cocaine, “special K” (ketamin), LSD and “liquid ecstasy” (GBL/GHB). Recorded data will be made anonymous in strict confidence. Berlin HIV & Recreational Drug Study The interview should normally be in German (English would be also be an idea) and take 60 to 90 minutes. As a thank-you you can get a gift coupon for “Bruno’s” at Nollendorfplatz or Schönhauser Allee. Please contact 0162-5815851 and/or veilchen@zedat.fu-berlin.de FU-Student (Psychologie) sucht für seine Diplomarbeit männliche, schwule, HIV-negative Interviewpartner, die…
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