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Op-ed: Gay Abstinence Is Not the Answer to the FDA Blood Ban
December 17 2014 8:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Gay Abstinence Isn't an Answer to Blood Ban

Kelsey Louie

A proposed amendment to the FDA blood ban that requires a one-year period of abstinence is ineffective and discriminatory, says the CEO of Gay Men's Health Crisis.

December 17 2014 7:27 AM ET

Five New Weapons in the War Against HIV

December 17 2014 6:33 AM ET

On Raw Sex, Raw Sadness, and Raw Fun

Federal Court Rules Dept. of Corrections Can Deny Care to Trans Prisoners
December 16 2014 5:58 PM ET

Fed. Court Rules Dept. of Corrections Can Deny Care to Trans Prisoners

Mitch Kellaway

In overturning a decision that medically necessary gender-confirmation surgery should be provided to a transgender inmate, advocates worry the court has created a harmful precedent.

In the Galleries: Benjamin Fredrickson
December 16 2014 4:00 AM ET

PHOTOS: My Life as a Sex Worker

Christopher Harrity

A photographer documented his years as a sex worker in the Midwest and New York City.

33 Adorable Pics of Project Runway's Mondo and His Partner
December 15 2014 7:00 AM ET

33 Adorable Pics of Mondo and His BF

Daniel Reynolds

Whether in bed, in drag, or at the beach, the fashion designer has never looked happier than beside his partner, Eddie.

The 5 Biggest Lies Gay Men Tell Themselves
December 12 2014 7:30 AM ET

The 5 Biggest Lies Gay Men Tell Themselves

Tyler Curry

Don't get so good at lying to yourself that you start to believe it's true.

Op-ed: How to Date a Married Man
December 12 2014 5:00 AM ET

Op-ed: How to Date a Married Man


Why marry when you're going to cheat?

New York: Health Insurers Cannot Discriminate Against Trans People
December 11 2014 2:30 PM ET

More Good News for Trans New Yorkers

Mitch Kellaway

New York becomes the 9th jurisdiction to ban health insurers from denying transgender patients coverage for medically necessary healthcare.