One Tough Pirate

One Tough Pirate

Health, Seasons of Pride
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

Health, Jobs
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

Health, Jobs, Youth
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

Health, Jobs
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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Funding for Anti Violence Program for Trans Latinas

Funding for Anti Violence Program for Trans Latinas

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Grant Funding Opportunity and Request for Proposal (“RFP”) for Violence Prevention & Intervention Services for Monolingual Trans Latinas in the Mission The San Francisco Human Rights Commission is soliciting proposals that effectively address and eliminate the violence currently being perpetrated against transgender Latinas (“trans Latinas”) in the City and County of San Francisco. San Francisco has long been a safe haven for people who have faced discrimination, exclusion and violence. Despite this reputation, many residents continue to experience violence and lack support in seeking relief from this violence. One such community in San Francisco involves transgender Latinas (“trans Latinas”). Trans Latinas, particularly those who are monolingual, face a wide range of barriers in achieving true safety in San Francisco. The purpose of this RFP is to solicit proposals from San…
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Gay Men are More at Risk of Developing Eating Disorders

Gay Men are More at Risk of Developing Eating Disorders

Health
Men who are gay or bisexual can run a greater risk of developing an eating disorder than heterosexual men, according to a study conducted by researchers at the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University. What are eating disorders? The National Institute of Mental Health describes an eating disorder as “an illness that causes serious disturbances to your everyday diet, such as eating extremely small amounts of food or severely overeating.” It explains that eating disorders can be caused by a wide range of factors, including psychological, genetic or social factors, or a combination of these. Whatever the cause, eating disorders are not to be taken lightly, as they can lead to serious medical problems and may even be life threatening. Fortunately, there is help available for sufferers, such as the assistance on…
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GAY YOUTH SMOKE AT HIGHER RATES

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SEXUAL MINORITY YOUNG ADULTS SMOKE AT HIGHER RATES THAN THEIR HETEROSEXUAL PEERS The new study from Legacy, shows that LGB young adults ages 18-34 are also smoking at disproportionately high rates compared with their heterosexual counterparts. This study confirms higher rates of current tobacco use for homosexual young adults (35 percent) and bisexual young adults (31 percent) compared with heterosexual young adults (22 percent) in a nationally representative sample.    SEXUAL MINORITY Young Adults Smoke at Higher Rates than their Heterosexual Peers New Study Fills Research Gap for National Data on Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual (LGB) Young Adults to Better Inform Interventions and Policies Washington, D.C. –A recent article in the American Journal of Public Health analyzed nationally representative survey results and found that Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT)…
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The First Step – Dealing with Depression

The First Step – Dealing with Depression

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Men's Depression - Our Mission is dedicated to Educating, Helping and Recruiting Men who suffer from many forms of depression. by Michael In response to the question “How do you stay married for so long?”, I heard someone reply “Be willing to have a few bad years.”   I believe those words could apply to almost any situation in life, and certainly to my experience with depression.  It is only now, after thirty adult years of dealing with depression that I realize my depression is a life-long chronic condition (it only took me thirty years to figure this out – sometimes I am not the sharpest tool in the shed).  I find some peace in this knowledge, as I no longer look to cure or eradicate my disease, but instead…
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LGBT Health Awareness Week

LGBT Health Awareness Week

Health
HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius statement on LGBT Health Awareness Week Shortly after the Affordable Care Act was enacted, President Obama asked me to identify steps we could take at the Department of Health and Human Services to improve the health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Americans. As we mark the beginning of LGBT Health Awareness Week, I am proud to say that we have been working hard to ensure LGBT Americans have the same rights and protections as other Americans. For example, we have released rules requiring Medicare and Medicaid-participating hospitals to allow visitation rights for same-sex partners. This means LGBT Americans now have the same opportunities as other Americans to be with their families and loved ones when they are sick. LGBT Americans have experienced…
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