Society

Homosexuality is Like Being a Dairy Farmer

This gay man had the coolest dad when he was growing up in the 1950s. In celebration of National Coming Out Week, Upworthy animated his story of his father teaching him to be comfortable with himself at an early age. His attitude is pretty amazing for the time period. He compares homosexuality to being a dairy farmer, but in, like, a positive and accepting way.

Source: A gay man got great advice from his dad when he was a teenager in the fifties. | Dads | Someecards

Study Says Sleeping With Your Friend Won’t Ruin The Friendship

… Dr. Damon Jackson … conducted research on the behavior of gay male friends with surprising results. According to Jackson, your friendship has a fighting chance, but it’s up to you to make it work.

Source: Study Says Sleeping With Your Friend Won’t Ruin The Friendship | The Aazah Post

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

Captain Archer Said it Best

I know this is fiction, but whoever put these words together was awesome.

We are all explorers, driven to know what’s over the horizon, what’s beyond our own shores. And yet, the more I’ve experienced, the more I’ve learned that no matter how far we travel, or how fast we get there, the most profound discoveries are not necessarily beyond that next star. They’re within us, woven into the threads that bind us, all of us, to each other.

Star Trek: Enterprise Season 4, Episode 21

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

The Ultimate LGBT Web Series Viewing Guide | Out Magazine

This is about 8 months old, so no telling what else is out there by now.  However, there are a few here that are quite interesting to watch.

We watched hundreds of shows (so you didn’t have to) and here’s our discriminating guide to the best (and the rest)

Source: The Ultimate LGBT Web Series Viewing Guide | Out Magazine