It gets better when we make it better. HIM has a pretty simple idea: gay men with high self-esteem tend to live healthier lives and have access to better health choices. We're interested in improving social health factors that impact gay men, including the big-picture stuff like homophobia and heterosexism. We also have Professional Volunteers who specialize in social health.
We've all heard "I can't be homophobic, I have gay friends" defense or some variation on it. However simply knowing a gay person does not inoculate a person from being homophobic.
Going to WinterPride at Whistler this year?
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On February 4, 2010, the Ministry of Health Services provided funds to support STOP HIV/AIDS, a pilot project to expand HIV testing, treatment, and support services to clinically eligible individuals in British Columbia
Please welcome the newest addition to the HIM family: HUSTLE Men on the Move!
Many of you may remember the documentary Gen Silent from last year’s Vancouver Queer Film Festival
Beginning on Tuesday, January 10th, the Men on Men Relationship Discussion Group will evolve into the new Men on Men: Born This Way Discussion Group.
That was a busy summer, so busy that we in the Gaily World News department
For many queer individuals, the trauma they experience in their life manifests into symptoms of an avoidant personality
Health Initiative for Men, Shaw, and Volunteers from the community worked together to provide amazing coverage of the 2011 North America Outgames
What are you doing this weekend?
I've flirted with sobriety numerous times.
Health Initiative for Men (HIM) proudly sponsors the Queer Arts Festival's Opening Night.
There’s so much to do so little time this summer
Thanks to all those that braved the weather and celebrated East Vancouver Pride with us!
The Dogwood Monarchist Society has for forty years now devoted thousands of hours and raised hundreds of thousands of dollars to various local charities
In light of outbursts made by Kobe Bryant and Joakim Noah, this edition of Gaily World News Briefs is dedicated to gays and their supporters in sports.
Superheroes: we all played them—whether you were one of the X-Men, wished you could turn invisible or simply pinned a towel to your shoulders and pretended to fly, we've all done it. And why not?
St. Petersburg, Russia-Flash mob silently announces their pride
Kansas City, USA - ACLU to schools: Stop web filtering LGBT content
Yes! Please allow us to youtube Sassy Gay Friend and Lady Gaga music videos again!
Do you feel like you're bogged down or having difficulty with some aspects of your life?
Now if only this translated into more sexy gay rugby players...
"Canada's diversity includes gay and lesbian Canadians, who enjoy the full protection of and equal treatment under the law, including access to civil marriage." This seems to sum up all the victories and legal standings of the LGBT community.
Remember when credible reports of a person's sexuality came from a person? Neither do I. As long as orientation is the subject of gossip blogs and sensationalized tabloids, it'll be treated as some scandalous personality flaw.
I don't know what they're celebrating as any of the gays I know can't seem to get past the "It's Complicated" status.
While doing my daily scouring of all the finest gay blogs (the non- and mostly non-pornographic ones) at work,
Minsk, Belarus-Progress is being made in Eastern Europe!
Scotland-February is LGBT History Month
Pink really is the new Black as Scotland celebrates LGBT History Month in February.
Wonder if this would've raised their ire if they were an unwed couple expecting the son of God?
Regina, Saskatchewan-Sask. Gay Marriage Refusal Law Ruled Unconstitutional
Things in the prairies are becoming interesting as a court rules that refusing to marry gays is unconstitutional.
Gaily World News Briefs is a new feature here from HIM. We will be giving you the scoop on what's happening in the world for gay guys. Enjoy!
Want to meet other young, fun, smart guys? Want to know how to be a better friend, lover, boyfriend? Then visit http://www.outright.ca/ and apply for the Totally Outright leadership course.
In the end, I think you have to accept, the way that many Jews have had to accept, that we gays will always be hated more than most.
When it comes to health, gay men and straight men are the same - NOT
How do I tell him?
We've known each other too long for him not to notice.
HIM promoted a poster campaign during the Olympics. The campaign showed visitors the diverse and accepting side of Vancouver, while promoting public displays of gay affection. The posters included images of gay couples expressing affection on various street corners in Vancouver.
A friend of mine is currently having one of those on and off again relationships with his boyfriend of just one month. While this seems to be just another typical gay hook-up, I couldn't help but notice the change
Quebec has introduced a province-wide policy against homophobia.
Since I moved to London in September, I've been kind of boring, really. I put it down to my winter hibernation: sleeping a lot, reading books, generally nesting. I've been working a Monday-to-Friday retail job, and going to a different museum every weekend.
Sunday morning, 2 a.m. A night of cocktails, lots of cocktails. It’s time to head home after spending too much time chatting up a (too confused) bisexual guy at 1181. No need for companionship tonight, especially confused companionship.
Coming out can be a real celebration! Remember the first time you might have realized that there was something a little different about yourself? Maybe it felt like you were finally being honest with yourself. Or your parents. Or your best friend. Or that girl you were dating. Or maybe you just told your dog and that felt good at the time. Maybe you told a complete stranger because it was easier
Over the long term, the challenge is to not take your loving partner for granted or get sloppy in your comportment.
"I was a cycling machine, rising before dawn to shower and eat before riding a hundred miles, at one with my bike."
Here’s some tips to avoid disaster and disappointment when you’re dating and hooking up online.
Stonewall, it’s been 35 years. Judy Garland, do ordinary twenty-year old gay guys know who she is? Have they seen the Wizard of Oz? I’m sure most do not know how to Google Judy: within seconds find accounts of her funeral
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