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What are colleges doing about HIV other than "get tested/use condoms"?

What are examples of colleges that are doing new or innovative things in addressing HIV? I am most interested in approaches directed at men who have sex with men, but any general approaches about HIV that are directed at everyone or at other high risk populations would also be helpful. [more inside]
posted by andoatnp on Jun 19, 2013 - 3 answers

Online gay communities

Moving to a gay-free zone (OK maybe I'm exaggerating a little) after finishing university. I strongly suspect I'm gonna miss all my 'mos. Can I get some suggestions for some online gay communities I could join? I'm not talking about sites for activism/politics or hookups, more like a place to vote for my favorite underwear brands and for intercourse about which sex toys to get. Gay blogs/publications are also welcome, although I'm primarily looking for something more like a forum.
posted by Strass on Jun 17, 2013 - 5 answers

Need pride yoga gear in Philadelphia today

I have a yoga fundraiser tomorrow at 5pm that I want something gay pride-ish for (like a t-shirt or yoga pants). I have a lot of gay friends that I could borrow a t-shirt from but I am traveling tomorrow so would be unable to meet up with anyone (and will be unable to shop tomorrow or get anything online by then). I have no rainbow stuff. I am in Center City Philadelphia. I will be checking Athleta, Lululemon, City Sports, Gap, etc for rainbow stuff, but I'd prefer something that expressly (like words) supports equality. All Google really tells me is gay-friendly stuff, gay reading (e.g. Giovanni's), etc. Does anyone know if any of those places would have slogan/pride t-shirts? Am I missing a HRC location or something else that would have something?
posted by Pax on Jun 6, 2013 - 4 answers

I know they're nice, but they're not for me!

I'm in an amazing relationship, with someone I've known for over two years, and we've been dating for a year-ish. We're both women in our early 20's. I've only dated women up to this point, and been very happy with that. It seems that my brain doesn't want to keep that status quo anymore and is trying to convince me I want to experience being with men. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 6, 2013 - 10 answers

Disabled dating

I'm a 23 year old recent college grad who has yet to go on his first date, let alone sleep with someone. All my life I was panned as some asexual anomaly and so the societal pressure to date that haunts so many other people well before their 16th birthday never really got to me. That is, until recently. I'm a reasonably good looking and witty guy, and yet, in 2013, it's way harder than it ought to be to find someone that's okay, on a fundamental level, with dating someone in a wheelchair. It doesn't help that a) I'm bisexual and b) have an issue with my speech where I will tend to block up/ get spastic. It's usually, though I can't say exclusively, an issue when I need to face the anxiety of meeting someone new. [more inside]
posted by marsbar77 on May 30, 2013 - 17 answers

Gay erotica/romances written by actual gay men? (NSFW)

Most of the slash fanfic I read is probably written by 14-year-old girls. Please direct me to the real stuff written by real gay men, so that I may develop snobbish taste in yet another one of my pastimes. [more inside]
posted by Jacqueline on May 28, 2013 - 21 answers

I'm a lesbian crushing on a man. What now?

I'm a lesbian who's recently found herself crushing on a man. Does this mean anything? [more inside]
posted by Autumn on May 11, 2013 - 57 answers

I'm 45, female and just discovered I'm bi. Now what?

I'm 45, female and just discovered I'm bi. Now what? Yes, I know it seems unlikely, and the nearest I can figure is my arousal/desire for every single one of my lovers has occurred after being desired, rather than finding someone hot in advance. I was married for a very long time, and possibly oblivious to any gay come-ons, in my premarital time. For the sake of the information I seek, can we please assume that I am correct - that I am bi, and that this wasn't just experimental? (which has been suggested to me by a straight friend). [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 25, 2013 - 23 answers

It was Biiiilllll...

In the late 1990's on the Oprah Winfrey show, there was a brief piece on a song that reached the low end of the R&B charts. Sonically it was pretty traditional soul music, but the twist was that it was a cheating song, but the female singer catches her man cheating with another man, named "Bill," which was the title of the song, IIRC. If anyone can provide me with the singers name that'd be great. Bonus points for an mp3 or youtube link.
posted by jonmc on Apr 25, 2013 - 2 answers

I call BS (but I could be wrong)

Is there any biological evidence for the assertion that female sexuality is more fluid than male sexuality? Or is this imbalance more likely due to cultural factors? [more inside]
posted by showbiz_liz on Apr 22, 2013 - 17 answers

I want to go to Belize but I'm gay.

So Belize has some pretty backwards laws regarding gays and who can and cannot enter their country. Is this something that we should *actually* to worry about? Or, what are some alternate travel destinations we should be considering? [more inside]
posted by wats on Apr 18, 2013 - 16 answers

Examples of gay stereotypes in television and film over the years in.

Currently working on a project that explores gay stereotypes (and tropes) in American TV and Film along with their effects on society over time. [more inside]
posted by poolsidemuse on Apr 3, 2013 - 62 answers

Family Drama -- Aunt revisited

I wrote this question about my Aunt. As it turned out, I just wrote back a very polite reply -- "thank you for your good wishes" ...I was polite. I felt good about this. Thank you for all the helpful answers. My Aunt wrote me again -- long story inside. Thank you for taking the time to read it. [more inside]
posted by Lescha on Mar 26, 2013 - 26 answers

What can I expect from a gay rodeo?

I'm planning on being in Denver at the same time as the annual gay rodeo there (Rocky Mountain Regional Rodeo). I'm wondering what to expect from the event and whether it's worth taking the time and effort to attend. Looks like gay cowboys have better things to do with their time than create pretty websites for tourists so can you help me figure it out please? [more inside]
posted by londonmark on Mar 25, 2013 - 7 answers

Still scared about stupid sex

How to deal with intense anxiety from stupid and risky sexual decisions in the (pretty) distant past? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 8, 2013 - 27 answers

Compromise: draw a face on those very nice abs?

I'm a boy who wants to make out with other boys. Problem is, I'm bothered by the culture of some of the more popular online options (e.g. Grindr). What are my options? [more inside]
posted by Conspire on Mar 5, 2013 - 12 answers

Playing my part in making life for fellow LGBT countryfolk bearable.

The State-sanctioned homophobia and transphobia in Malaysia, my country of origin, is breaking my heart. What can I do as a currently overseas citizen to make things better for my fellow LGBT folk back in Malaysia, particularly in raising awareness of the issue internationally? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Mar 5, 2013 - 5 answers

Help me sort out what I should say to my aunt -- family drama.

Background: When my father learned I was gay, he disowned me. Think radical old-world "you are dead to me." This was many years ago -- well over a decade. He was very serious and cut off all contact with me. Made it clear I was out of the will and all of that -- very dramatic. I did try to initiate contact a few times many years ago, but was rebuffed. This is not what my question is about though -- I am at peace with this. I know I am a worthwhile and lovable person and I have many people in my life who care about me/love me. I had therapy when all this happened and I really feel I dealt with the emotions then. I know I am lovable and valuable person. Also, my relatives on my late Mother's side -- who are also quite old-world -- surprised me with their acceptance... [more inside]
posted by Lescha on Feb 22, 2013 - 14 answers

Human male social etiquette question.

I've asked a couple questions about building a richer social life on AskMeta, and a few times I've gotten the suggestion that I should be spending more one-on-one time with friends and acquaintances. My observations suggest that women socialize this way more often than men do. Tell me I'm wrong, then share tips. [more inside]
posted by Nomyte on Feb 21, 2013 - 16 answers

Gay Celebrity Gamers

Please help me compile a list of openly gay video game players who are celebrities, influencers, or otherwise successful in their own industries. [more inside]
posted by Unsomnambulist on Feb 19, 2013 - 14 answers

Coming out & Overseas Relationships

I finally came out to myself, my therapist and my mom. And I am in a deep overseas relationship with a guy that I met online from South America. Where do I go from here? Lots of details inside. [more inside]
posted by mrdexterous on Feb 18, 2013 - 11 answers

What Else To Improve Dating Prospects?

A year ago, I posted about whether I should have any plastic surgery done to improve my dating prospects as an "ethnic" gay man in a major US urban area. Six months ago, after a lot of introspection and a commitment to psychological counseling to help me build my self-esteem, I decided to pursue primary rhinoplasty. Here is what I've learned in the time since I last posted about how to improve my dating prospects: [more inside]
posted by cscott on Feb 14, 2013 - 59 answers

A threesome with a not-so-happy ending...

Does the description of this gay porn video ring a bell? [more inside]
posted by lewedswiver on Feb 10, 2013 - 1 answer

Asked Out A Friend. Rejected. Now What?

About a month ago I asked about how to flirt with a friend. Well, I asked her out, and got rejected. Now I want to know how to deal with it. [more inside]
posted by christiehawk on Feb 4, 2013 - 26 answers

Gay Friendly Travel Agencies?

Have you used a gay friendly travel agency to book a vacation or give you advice on a destination? What agency/website did you use? [more inside]
posted by timpanogos on Jan 5, 2013 - 2 answers

Is my boyfriend gay?

Am I being paranoid for worrying that my new boyfriend is gay? Also, is there a delicate way of broaching the topic or should I avoid it altogether? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 4, 2013 - 64 answers

Why am I so hung up on this?!

I am heterosexual. During a party, I was asked by a roommate if I was gay. This is not the first time - I need help navigating my insecurity regarding my sexuality. Details inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 22, 2012 - 52 answers

How to stop my colleague undermining me at work?

At work, my slightly-more-experienced colleague makes a habit of saying subtle and/or ambigious cricitisms, disguised as innocent remarks. I spoke to management about it recently but they couldn't see the problem. How should I deal with a work colleague who tries to undermine me and make me look bad, but who is subtle enough not to get caught? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 19, 2012 - 27 answers

First-timer seeks personal and career advice!

21-year-old college junior seeks career and coming out advice! Lots of details inside... [more inside]
posted by DRoll on Nov 23, 2012 - 7 answers

Repay friends who helped during long break-up?

How to repay/show gratitude to amazing friends that have let me crash at their place for the last 5 months while I disentangled myself from LTR with co-owned condo? [more inside]
posted by CaptApollo on Nov 15, 2012 - 7 answers

How do I get the girl?!

Help me navigate my way through dating in my twenties and escaping the perpetual friend zoning: lesbian edition. Long story with links to my dating profiles for critiquing. [more inside]
posted by HiphopAnonymous on Nov 12, 2012 - 19 answers

Mountain out of a molehill: is this great crush-guy gay?

This Question Makes Me Feel Silly: I like him, think he likes me. . .but I honestly can't tell whether or not he's gay. Need advice on how best to handle clearing this up. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 1, 2012 - 39 answers

My present is destroying my future.

Parent is the one with the terminal illness, but I (child of parent) feel that my own life is in danger. Career life, social / love life and general happiness of life are all at stake. Would like suggestions / advice how to proceed further. Warning: blizzard ahead. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 21, 2012 - 9 answers

Moving to Austin. What next?

My partner and I plan to move to Austin, Texas, in January. We’re looking for recommendations about neighborhoods, information about the housing market, or any other useful information. [more inside]
posted by maurreen on Oct 9, 2012 - 6 answers

Need a gay-friendly doctor in Tampa area.

Gay-friendly doctors in Tampa/Pinellas county? [more inside]
posted by caveatz on Oct 4, 2012 - 2 answers

Gay friendly cities?

Help me evaluate the gay-friendliness of various cities, particularly Houston, TX. [more inside]
posted by nickhb on Oct 3, 2012 - 22 answers

Adopting a baby. We want to. Who should we work with?

Adopting a baby. We want to. Who should we work with? [more inside]
posted by fugitivefromchaingang on Sep 24, 2012 - 4 answers

Should I try to start an LGBTQ organization at my middle school?

Should I try to start an LGBTQ organization at my middle school? How? [more inside]
posted by Mrs. Pterodactyl on Sep 19, 2012 - 32 answers

do you think my new boyfriend is bisexual or gay? or maybe just a little metro?

do you think my new boyfriend is bisexual or gay? or maybe just a little metro? [more inside]
posted by happyjuice on Sep 16, 2012 - 72 answers

Your stereotypical gay gym crush.

Can I approach my crush? How? What to say if I do? (slightly long) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 16, 2012 - 11 answers

Short guy needs clothes that fit.

Where can a short guy buy clothes that fit? [more inside]
posted by Tin Man on Sep 5, 2012 - 24 answers

How have gay men interacted with and regarded lesbians, and vice versa

Would like insight and education into the various ways that gay men -- both as individuals and as a group, both historically and currently -- relate to, regard, and interact with gay/lesbian women, and vice versa. [more inside]
posted by jjjjjjjijjjjjjj on Aug 29, 2012 - 8 answers

A Gay is Looking for Fashion Advice

What are the best agressive, alternative, out, fun, political, pro-gay shirts? I'm looking to update my wardrobe with some more queer clothing and am looking for suggestions. [more inside]
posted by andoatnp on Aug 14, 2012 - 18 answers

Who's your favourite butch dyke?

Help me compiling a list of well known butch dykes [more inside]
posted by TheGoodBlood on Jul 26, 2012 - 31 answers

Baby, please don't go!

My friend was offered a job several months ago, but the company screwed up his immigration paperwork and... yada yada yada, he may get deported in a month. Oh, and he's gay. How can I help? [more inside]
posted by Madamina on Jul 21, 2012 - 9 answers

Coming out to traditional Chinese dad?

Coming out dilemma: how do you tell your traditional Chinese dad (ESL) that you're gay? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 18, 2012 - 10 answers

gay/straight objectification

Has anyone ever published an article or blog post about their experience as a straight man being objectified by a gay man, and the experience opening their eyes to how they themselves objectify women?
posted by ac on Jul 15, 2012 - 4 answers

Should I say something?

I have been seeing my close friend's boyfriend on Grindr a lot lately. Should I say something? There are complicating factors. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 12, 2012 - 19 answers

No, no, I'm not attracted to women! I just find women attractive!

Mid-20s, female, sort of starting to wonder if I might maybe be bi, kind of hating on myself over it. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 10, 2012 - 38 answers

Looking for specific gay erotica that's vanished

Looking for a gay erotic short story that I read a few years ago [more inside]
posted by soulsteelgray on Jul 1, 2012 - 2 answers

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