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Rep. Blumenauer Co-Sponsors Stop AIDS Now Act

Stop AIDS in Prison Act

In honor of World AIDS Day last Thursday, Oregon Congressman Earl Blumenauer (one of 33 cosponsors) participated in the reintroduction of the “Stop AIDS in Prison Act”. The bill was originally introduced by Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA). Previously, this bill was passed by the House by voice vote; however the Senate lacked to complete the bill prior to adjournment.

“The Stop AIDS in Prison […]

Gifts for the Body Beautiful

Nailed by Ally's Twin Peaks set

#1 Bodywork

Whether it’s acupuncture, massage, rolfing or reiki Portland has no shortage of homos and homo-lovers practicing amazing bodywork. Reiki practitioner Venae Rodriguez will help clear and balance your chi, or essential life force for relaxing and renewing break as well as a healing from the holiday craze you’ve just endured. If you want to get poked, Avi Brockman and Alison Carr […]

Mayor Sam Adams supports trans-inclusive healthcare for city employees

Sam Adams stays mayor

Twitter was all abuzz yesterday with with the news that Mayor Sam Adams has issued a press release proposing trans-inclusive health care coverage for city employees (well, that and the the Stumptown Coffee sellout). Some called him an “idiot” while others backed him up saying that if supporting fairness made you an idiot they’d gladly be one.

You can read the entire statement below:

This week, Mayor Sam Adams is […]

Are you a (cis)man who has sex with transmen or women? Take this survey and earn some cash

Besides earning some dolla dolla bills you can also feel good about participating in a health study from All Gender Health Online.

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Planned Parenthood’s ‘Equal Access Fund’ interview and trivia night fundraiser

DJ Freddie Fagula holds a feminist icon sculpture in support of Planned Parenthood

Planned Parenthood has been in the news a lot lately, fighting for there very existence. But even when PP is “completely” funded, there scope is technically limited to the prevention of baby-making. Lots of women take advantage of their medical services, contraceptives and other resources. But not every woman needs the meds or paps because she […]

Trans Justice: health care discrimination, me, you, and everyone we know

This is a re-posting of a Facebook message from trans advocate Tash Shatz.

When I was sixteen I woke up one night in a cold sweat in the worst pain I had ever experienced. I felt like I was being repeatedly stabbed in my abdomen. My only guess was that I was experiencing super heinous period cramps. I was nauseous and the pain washed over me in violent waves. […]

Preacher calls for the government to regulate gay sex

I don’t even really know what to say about this so I’m just going to give you the transcripts and some of the copy via the Right Wing Watch, where I found this article.

Back in August, Ken Hutcherston wrote a column for WorldNetDaily in which he argued that the behavior of gays ought to be regulated by the government for health reasons:

Legislators around the country are considering banning […]

Rufus Wainwright reigns this weekend along with TBA ‘Art Parties’, women in uniform, parkside talent shows and ‘Dirt’y, skanky ‘Bent’ up favorites

Rufus Wainwright plays tonight as part of the TBA Festival

Tonight

Rufus Wainwright with the Oregon Symphony – Portland’s yearly Time Based Art festival is pretty epic and pretty gay in and of itself. But tonight’s opening act is sure to be one of the more memorable musical collaborations. This celebrated male vocalist has had immense success as a pop star but easily scored an entire opera, Prima Donna, […]

National debate about gay blood donations heats up

Gay men are still banned from donating blood by the red cross

Gay men are still banned from donating blood by the red cross

Taking the front page of CNN.com today is an article about the possible change regarding laws on allowing gay men to donate blood.

As a former blood donor with a reasonably rare blood type who who is banned from donating blood (spending more than three months in Britain between 1980 and 1996 will get you […]

Obama signs HIV/AIDS bill extension; implements lifting of AIDS travel ban

Wow, another move to actually improve the lives of queer people by a President that has spewed mostly rhetoric so far. My faith is being restored! Today President Obama signed extension of the Ryan White HIV/AIDS bill.

The legislation provides care, treatment and support services to nearly half a million people, most of whom are low-income.

Obama also announced that the Department of Health and Human services has finally crafted […]