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Responses to Your Search Terms – Gay Men Edition!

Responses to Your Search Terms – Gay Men Edition!

CN: Sex and sexuality, anal sex, toxic masculinity. Captain Awkward does this cool thing where she occasionally writes posts in which she responds to questions that people have typed into Google that lead them to her blog. I think this is brilliant, so I am going to do the same. This will be done occasionally, basically when I have the time and when there are interesting search terms to address! T... »

Truvada: A Late Take

Truvada: A Late Take

The CDC issued guidelines in May of this year recommending that people at high risk for HIV transmission including men who have sex with men, people with HIV-1 positive partners, intravenous drug users and women who have unprotected sex with partners of uncertain status undergo pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) regimens to prevent HIV infection. The WHO issued similar guidelines but targeted it dire... »

No. I'm not serious

Sodomy Causes AIDS: A Shocking Entirely True Revelation in the Field of Science

Recently, Bob Frey, a Republican candidate for the Minnesota House of Representatives outlined what may just be the greatest scientific theory of all time. Frey outlined his position to the MinnPost in a recent article. From the piece: “When you have egg and sperm that meet in conception, there’s an enzyme in the front that burns through the egg. The enzyme burns through so the DNA can enter the e... »

Hello San Francisco

Hello San Francisco

I’m on something of a misguided odyssey this week. I flew out to California with emails sent and a heart full of hope that I could maybe, maybe, squeeze my way into seeing certain graduate programs on an official visit. The idea of showing I was serious by appearing on the doorstep of a lab, like some kind of strange, science orphan held some appeal. I’d heard some professors of mine talk about ho... »

Meeting the Parents and Putting on a Show

Meeting the Parents and Putting on a Show

It’s been a chaotic time. In the past month or so I’ve met with the committee that decides whether or not my research direction is fit to ride to graduation. My boyfriend moved in with me, burying the apartment in boxes and kitchen appliances. My performance in my most recent class generated a bureaucratic quantum superposition for me, meaning that I’m both failing and passing si... »

The Queerview Mirror: Morgan

The Queerview Mirror: Morgan

My sense, based on no scientific evidence whatsoever, is that if you can find a romance story about a specific group of people (with the exception of aromantics, because that just wouldn’t make any sense), then attention is being paid to that group’s issues and interests. And the number and quality of romances available probably correlates with the degree to which those issues are recognized by ma... »

Where are all the LGBT scientists at?

Where are all the LGBT scientists at?

I’m in the ongoing process of being out in a couple of life aspects, being gay and atheistic, (gaytheistic?) which involves a bunch of references to my boyfriend in casual conversation and honest but non-confrontational answers to questions like “So where do you go to church”. I try to be the best “normalizing” presence that I can be so that the benefits of visibility... »

The Queerview Mirror: The Parade

The Queerview Mirror: The Parade

Attention: this post might contain spoilers for those who have not seen the 2011 film. Trigger warning: this post contains discussion of violence and anti-gay hatred. The premise of The Parade, a Serbian film by Srdjan Dragojević, seems funny at first glance: because a gay theater director turned wedding director, Mirko, is the only one who can plan the extravagant wedding his fiancée desires, an ... »

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