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Dating While HIV-Positive: Knowing What You're Worth

Dating While HIV-Positive: Knowing What You're Worth

It doesn't matter what your status is. Confidence is sexy on anyone.

9 Best Sex Scenes of 2014

9 Best Sex Scenes of 2014

With on-screen passion between two characters of the same sex still rare, we're celebrating the best sex scenes of 2014.

Taiwan Removes Surgical Barriers to Trans Citizens' Legal Recognition

Taiwan Removes Surgical Barriers to Trans Citizens' Legal Recognition

With Taiwan's celebrated decision, the number of countries worldwide that require proof-of-surgery to change legal gender now drops to 28.

Taylor Swift Bought Hugh Jackman's Sweaty Shirt

Taylor Swift Bought Hugh Jackman's Sweaty Shirt

The Grammy-winning singer bid $6,000 to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

Op-ed: Let's Fight HIV, Not Our Sexuality

Op-ed: Let's Fight HIV, Not Our Sexuality

We must reframe the conversation about HIV prevention so it's about more than just condoms.

5 Tips to Make Your Marriage Proposal One to Remember

5 Tips to Make Your Marriage Proposal One to Remember

You don’t always need fireworks and flying doves to make your future fiancé remember the moment forever.

FDA to Ease Blood Donor Ban, Still Sticking to One-Year Abstinence
December 23 2014 2:19 PM ET

FDA to Ease Blood Donor Ban, Still Sticking to One-Year Abstinence

There will be an opportunity to air concerns and recommendations by the public in a new policy to ease the ban on gay and bisexual male blood donations.

Op-ed: Love After Loss

Op-ed: Love After Loss

Nearly three years after the death of a close friend, a man finds peace with himself.

Op-ed: Spread Cheer, Not STIs, This Holiday Season

Op-ed: Spread Cheer, Not STIs, This Holiday Season

The Los Angeles LGBT Center offers three resolutions to keep you healthy during the holidays.

New York Drops Medicaid's Ban on Trans Health Care

New York Drops Medicaid's Ban on Trans Health Care

The good news keeps coming for New York's trans citizens seeking healthcare related to gender transition, even as advocates say some work still needs to be done.

Op-ed: Gay Abstinence Is Not the Answer to the FDA Blood Ban

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

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.

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