26,000-Member Interior Designers Association Backs Boycott Of North Carolina’s Flagship Trade Show

The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) is dismayed with the North Carolina legislature and governor’s recent actions to enact discriminatory legislation (HB 2) that overturns protections for LGBT people and sanctions discrimination across the state. As an organization that represents more than 26,000 interior design professionals, manufacturers, and industry representatives, ASID believes that laws(…)

You Can Get it From Sex, and 10 Other Things to Know About Hep C

  Did you know that there are about 3.5 million people in the U.S. with hepatitis C—and about half don’t know they’re infected? In San Francisco, it’s estimated that between 5% and 8% of men who have sex with men have hep C. At a recent Positive Force event, I invited my colleague Lisa Capaldini,(…)

Gonorrhea Rates Linked to Saliva Use as Lube

A new study has found that using saliva as a lubricant for anal sex among men who have sex with men leads to an increased risk for rectal gonorrhea. Research conducted by staff at the National Institutes of Health found that 4.3 percent of the 1,312 men surveyed had rectal gonorrhea. Using a partner’s saliva(…)

GLBs More Likely to Seek Alcohol Treatment

While gay, lesbian and bisexual individuals have an increased likelihood of alcohol use disorders, they are also more likely than their straight counterparts to get treatment, according to the findings of a new study published in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence. Using data from the National Epidemiological Survey on Alcohol-related Conditions, researchers examined factors(…)