Monday, 8 February 2016

music...absolutely not (deborah cox)

forget all the nasty shit in the world for a moment, just dance

Saturday, 6 February 2016

the kiss of life

the dream-world

not quite what you expected


Thursday, 4 February 2016

gay britain

PrEP is not available yet in the UK and gay men are lying to doctors and “cheating” the NHS [the National Health Service in Britain] to get their hands on the Gilead drug Truvada, according to a new report from Buzzfeed News:
Currently, the NHS only allows clinicians to prescribe Truvada following unsafe sex – an intervention known as post-exposure prophylaxis (or PEP). They are barred from giving Truvada to patients who wish to take it before unsafe sex – an approach called pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP. (Daily adherence to PrEP can reduce the chance of acquiring HIV by 99%.)

But amid mounting pressure in Britain for Truvada to be prescribed on its own as PrEP – and four years after it became available in the US – a number of gay men concerned that they are at risk of infection are circumventing NHS policy, according to those involved.

Help me out here. The NHS is expected to provide medication for gay men (and indeed straight men) prior to participating in sperm transference and anal penetration without a condom?

thank you towleroad, and read more on their site.

Tuesday, 2 February 2016

the dream-world

where you go inside your head

brave new world - ftm

gay world hate

78 countries where homosexuality is illegal.

The International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association, or ILGA, lists  78 countries with criminal laws against sexual activity by lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or intersex people.
Here is this blog’s list of 78 countries and independent political entities with anti-homosexuality laws, with links to the blog’s coverage of them:
2 Angola
6 Comoros
8 Eritrea
10 Gambia
10 Ghana
12 Guinea
13 Kenya
14 Lesotho
15 Liberia
16 Libya
17 Malawi (enforcement of law suspended)
18 Mauritania
19 Mauritius
20 Morocco
21 Namibia
22 Nigeria
23 Senegal
24 Seychelles
25 Sierra Leone
26 Somalia
27 South Sudan
28 Sudan
29 Swaziland
30 Tanzania
31 Togo
32 Tunisia
33 Uganda
34 Zambia
35 Zimbabwe
Benin had been included in some editions of the ILGA report, but homosexuality is not illegal there, though the age of consent is higher for same-sex relations than for heterosexual relations. It was removed from this list in May 2014.

Asia, including the Middle East
36 Afghanistan
37 Bangladesh
38 Bhutan
39 Brunei
40 India
41 Iran
42 Kuwait
43 Lebanon
44 Malaysia
45 Maldives
46 Myanmar
47 Oman
48 Pakistan
49 Palestine and Gaza Strip
50 Qatar
51 Saudi Arabia
52 Singapore
53 Sri Lanka
54 Syria
55 Turkmenistan
56 United Arab Emirates
57 Uzbekistan
58 Yemen
One Middle Eastern country, Iraq, was listed separately by ILGA in 2014 under the heading “Legal status of homosexual acts unclear or uncertain.” In Iraq, there is no civil law against homosexual acts, but homophobic violence is unchecked. Militias and self-appointed sharia judges reportedly have imposed sentences for homosexual behavior.


In the United States, anti-sodomy laws were ruled unconstitutional by the U.S. Supreme Court in 2003, but they are still on the books in 13 states: Alabama, Florida, Idaho, Kansas, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina,  Texas, Utah and Virginia. Conservative state legislators refuse to repeal the laws and, in some cases, police still enforce them.  Reportedly, in the past few years more than a dozen LGBT people were arrested for violating those laws, but the arrestees were freed because prosecutors won’t seek convictions based on defunct laws.

70 Cook Islands
71 Indonesia (Aceh Province and South Sumatra)
72 Kirbati
73 Nauru
74 Papua New Guinea
75 Samoa
76 Solomon Islands
77 Tonga
78 Tuvalu

No country in Europe has a law against homosexuality. The last European location with such a law was Northern Cyprus (recognized as a country only by Turkey), which repealed its law in January 2014.

Also in Europe and worth mentioning but not on that list of countries with laws against homosexuality are:
  • Russia, which enacted an anti-gay propaganda law in 2013 prohibiting any positive mention of homosexuality in the presence of minors, including online;
  • Ukraine, which has considered, but so far has not adopted a similar law against “gay propaganda.”
  • Moldova, which adopted and then repealed such a law in 2013.
In addition, in central Asia, Kyrgyzstan in October 2014 was on the verge of adopting an anti-gay “propaganda” law harsher than that in Russia. If that bill becomes law, any type of distribution of positive information on same-sex relations, not just discussions in the presence of a minor, would become a crime punishable by fines and a jail sentence.

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