Commentary

Interesting PrEP Stats

Interesting stats to go along with my previous rants comments about the tendencies of some who think this is a license to throw caution to the wind.

At six months after initiation, 30 percent of PrEP users had been diagnosed with at least one sexually transmitted infection, or STI. At 12 months, 50 percent of PrEP users had been diagnosed with any STI,” the insurance company said in a statement.

Source: Men Who Took Daily Pill Stayed HIV-Free, Kaiser Permanente Says – NBC News

Texas Man Proposes To Boyfriend In Church That Bans Gay Marriage—And Gets Standing Ovation 

I think the key thing to note is that while their denomination didn’t recognize marriage equality, it’s apparent that didn’t stop many in this congregation for believing otherwise.  It’s taking a while for many to realize that faith, even Christianity, and equality aren’t mutually exclusive.  Though I wonder how many cycles of this we have to go through before it doesn’t even have to be a question anymore.

A Texas man surprised his boyfriend when he got down on one knee and proposed at their church in front of the whole congregation—even though their faith doesn’t recognize marriage equality.

Source: Texas Man Proposes To Boyfriend In Church That Bans Gay Marriage—And Gets Standing Ovation | NewNowNext

Zachary Quinto defends his controversial HIV comments

This goes in line a bit with a commentary I made some time ago about my concern that though there have been awesome strides made about combating and preventing HIV, it seem that there has been some complacency creeping in.   These concerns are in no way about shaming any group of people, but that this may give too much sense of security.  I feel people still need to remain vigilant, careful, and wise about what they do.

Actor Zachary Quinto has responded to the backlash he received regarding his comments towards gay men, PrEp and HIV prevention.

Source: Zachary Quinto defends his controversial HIV comments – Blogs – GayTimes

Wounded War Veterans – Bold

What really strikes me: this is the first time I’ve seen anyone posing without their prosthesis.  I think that is extra bold. Yes, the gents are nice to look at, but it brings home a bit more what the cost of war is.  This is not forgetting at all those that didn’t make it back.

Source: Wounded War Veterans Strip Down For Photographer Michael Stokes’ New Book | Instinct