Anger at homophobic laws flares at AIDS conference
Nobel laureate Francoise Barre-Sinoussi, who co-discovered HIV and co-chairs the six-day conference, seized Sunday’s opening ceremony to lay down a barrage of criticism at laws targeting minorities who bear a disproportionate share of the global pandemic.
"The cruel reality is that in every region of the world, stigma and discrimination continue to be the main barriers to effective access to health," she said.
"We need again to shout out loud that we will not stand idly by when governments, in violation of all human rights principles, are enforcing monstrous laws that only marginalise populations that are already the most vulnerable in society."
In Pictures: Gay LGBT Pride In Paradise - Key West 2014
Grindr’s A Grind - A Waste Of Time: Tales From The Front Line Of Grindr
What is Grindr? According to Grindr, they’re a “geosocial networking application geared towards gay, bisexual, and bi-curious men.” It runs on iOS, Android and BlackBerry OS devices.
At the end of the day, it’s only geosocial if two people are naked having sex. It’s an app that facilitates men having sex with other men.
Admittedly, I have hooked up with a few guys on Grindr. Considering how much time and energy it takes to screen a possible hookup, and obtain all the information you need to make an intelligent decision about whether you’re going to have sex with someone or not, it’s unbelievable.
If we scientifically examined the cost benefit analysis of Grindr, which would include the amount of time spent on the app, the mindless and mind numbing conversations with headless horsemen, and looking to see who is online, and who is around. We’d have to determine how often successful hookups occur, with real fucking in the real world, and how many flakes and flops there are. If we did that - we’d find that our lives would be more fulfilling to masturbate alone, and go out and have dinner and drinks with friends!
When it comes to sex, men are singular in their purpose, and It doesn’t matter whether you’re gay, straight, bisexual, or transgender FTM, if we’ve got testosterone coursing through our bodies, we want sex when we want it, and we won’t give up until WE ARE satisfied.
I’ve been trying to experiment with visual storytelling for quite some time, and my “Tales from the Front Line of Grindr” are just another chapter. These are true stories and real people. Each of these scenario’s involved me.