A revolutionary anal condom that simulates condom free sex is being trailed in Boston by the US National Institutes of Health in the hopes of encouraging more people to engage in safer sex.
Bilicious returns to Boston for its fourth annual bisexual-themed multimedia variety show. Open to theatergoers of all persuasions, this thought-provoking evening playfully mixes serious issues with entertainment through comedy, poetry, music, dance, and film. Audience participation is encouraged during a Q&A discussion with the performers immediately after the performance.
When: Friday, November 8th and Saturday, November 9th 2013 - Doors 7PM | Show 7:3PM
Where: Club Cafe, 209 Columbus Ave (between Clarendon St & Cahners Pl) Back Bay Boston
Tickets: $15 Advance, $20 Door $12 Students & Seniors | must be 21 and Over
Featuring: Tiggy Upland, Laurie Wolfe, UnAmerika’s Sweetheart Karin Webb, Michael Monroe, Bobby Crawford.
Bilicious Productions creates and presents personal stories about the bisexual experience through visual and performing arts events to demystify stereotypes about bisexuality, represent positive images of bisexuals, and build community.
Our projects showcase bisexual-themed work from bisexual and bi-friendly artists and performers. Audience interaction is encouraged at our live events through Q&A discussions with the cast, to create a dialogue between LGBT and queer-friendly communities about sexuality and identity.
Anti-gay Pastor Scott Lively, the leader of his own Abiding Truth Ministries, and who has dedicated his career and life to combating what he calls the “evil Satan inspired homosexual agenda,” announced Monday that he is entering the race for Governor of Massachusetts.
BY MICHAEL REGULA
The artist and activist is engaged in an awareness project seeking to raise visibility to the prevalence of HIV among users of online “hookup” apps. The project, along with an accompanying Facebook page come with the intentionally equivocal tagline: “Are you the one I’ll spend a night with? The rest of my life with? Or the one who gives me HIV?”
“The concept is meant to be disturbing. We want to engage guys — especially young guys — in a conversation about HIV that seems to have lost momentum,” McCarthy said in a statement. “The Internet and smartphones have changed gay culture and how we meet one another,” added McCarthy. “There’s no shame in meeting online for sex. But if guys knew about the prevalence of new HIV infections, they might do more to prevent its transmission.”
Along with the test tubes, McCarthy is also distributing a pamphlet detailing some statistics concerning HIV as well as some helpful tips for safe online dating. See video of McCarthy below.
A Boston-based LGBT legal rights advocacy group has set up a new website to provide helpful information to young people in New England about their legal rights in school, sports, work and the juvenile justice system.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) sent a letter to the Department of Health and Human Services on Thursday asking the agency to pick up the pace in addressing blood donation policies for men who have sex with men, according to a press release from the senator’s office. The letter, which has bipartisan signatories, was compiled after Warren received a complaint from a Roslindale resident whose sexual orientation prevented him from donating blood after the Boston Marathon bombings.
The measure was introduced in the state legislature by out Rep. Carl Sciortino.
The issue of the museum hosting gay marriages arose on June 26, the day the Supreme Court ruled that legally married same-sex couples should receive the same Federal benefits as heterosexual married couples. After the ruling was announced, WAM posted a message on its Facebook and Twitter pages welcoming same-sex couples to get married at the museum, something heterosexual couples can do as well.
As many across the country spent June 26 celebrating the Supreme Court’s decision to strike down key parts of the federal Defense of Marriage Act, one Massachusetts art museum found itself in hot water with a local parish after publicly supporting marriage equality on its Facebook page. The Worcester Art Museum posted this simple message of support via Facebook on Wednesday: “Congrats LGBTQ Nation!
GOP candidate says he opposes discrimination of any kind, but marriage is a state issue
BOSTON — Police in Boston are alerting the LGBT community of an ongoing investigation of several robberies in the area targeting gay men.
MIDDLEBOROUGH, Mass. — Cody Tubman, a high school student in Middleborough, Mass., became her school’s first transgender prom queen after being selected by her classmates on Tuesday.
Today, March 4, 2013, 4:00 pm
On Monday, March 4, Hospice of the North Shore & Greater Boston (HNSGB) will hold an important program to better educate healthcare professionals on end-of-life care for LGBT seniors. The program will offer 2 CEU’s and include the showing of Gen Silent, the LGBT documentary by award-winning filmmaker Stu Maddux, followed by a discussion with guest speaker Bob Linscott, assistant director for the LGBT Project.
The program will take place from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in Alumnae Hall at:
235 Wellesley Street, Weston.
Registration begins at 3:30 p.m.
This professional education program offers 2 CEU’s for nurses, social workers, certified case managers and licensed mental health counselors. The cost for the program is $10. HNSGB would like to thank the sponsors of this event, Eastern Bank, Solimine, Landergan & Richardson Funeral Homes and Spano & Dawicki.
For more information and to register contact HNSGB at 978-750-9325 or email email@example.com.
The Massachussets Department of Education on Friday issued an 11-page directive for educators dealing with transgender students, reports the Associated Press. The new directive instructs teachers and administrators to allow transgender and gender non-conforming students to use the bathrooms and play on the sports team that aligns with the student’s gender identity. The rules were issued after the state board of education requested guidance on conforming to the state’s 2011 antidiscrimination law, which included transgender people, according to the AP.
"These students, because of widespread misunderstanding and lack of knowledge about their lives, are at a higher risk for peer ostracism, victimization, and bullying," reads the directive.
The document also clarifies that trans students may access the locker room and changing facility that corresponds with their gender identity, regardless of physical anatomy. Advocates for transgender youth heralded the decision, saying it would help resolve confusion among teachers, parents, and school administrators struggling to support transgender students. The guidance will be “immensely helpful to those parents who have been struggling with making sure that the school environment is safe and welcoming of their child,” Gunner Scott of the Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition told the AP.
While some right-wing organizations condemned the document, claiming the rules force students to “ignore a basic truth of anatomy,” the directive clarified that the trans student’s safety and access to basic facilities trumps a non-transgender student’s possible discomfort at sharing those facilities.
"Discomfort is not a reason to deny access to the transgender student," the document plainly states.
And students who persistently and intentionally use the wrong gender pronoun or name to refer to a trans student are subject to rebuke, according to the directive. Such behavior “should not be tolerated and can be grounds for student discipline,” reports the AP. Education department spokeswoman JC Considine responded to critics, who claimed that school restrooms are public accommodations and therefore not covered in the 2011 antidiscrimination bill.
"We’re talking about the use of school facilities by students who have no choice but to be in a school building," Considine told the AP. "Kids have to have restroom access."
Oregon recently became the first state to offer medically necessary transition-related healthcare to trans youth covered under Medicaid.