LIGHTNESS OF BEING

‘I just want you to know who I am’, is the theme for a popular song. Few are able to express who they really are, but most don’t know, and the ‘receiver’ of that perspective is likely in the same position. Hence, the poor communication that exists in the world. How many are consistently in…

HIV ‘PATIENT ZERO’ CLEARED AFTER YEARS OF BLAME FOR AIDS CRISIS

A man frequently blamed for spreading HIV to the US was not responsible for the initial outbreak, a study has confirmed. During the early AIDS crisis, gay French-Canadian airline steward Gaëtan Dugas was frequently named-and-shamed in the press as ‘Patient Zero’, blamed for spreading an HIV outbreak in the Caribbean to New York. However, a study…

FALLING FOR FRIENDS…

It can be very easy as a gay man to misinterpret feelings of friendship with those of love. It has happened to the best of us. You spend every day with someone, share your most intimate secrets, laugh together, cry together, shop together, drink together. Then one day your friend will flash you a smile…

SOCIAL MEDIA, SEX & YOU

It’s not just so-called ‘sex-apps’ where internet bonds are made, the likes of Twitter and Facebook are also effective ways to make connections. Like, follow, share, poke… it’s like these sites were built for hookups. This isn’t to say these social networks are sexless, androgynous iPuritans however, as with a myriad of hashtags like ‘#NakedSunday’,…