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Inquest at London Gay Sauna After Three Die From Drugs

By Winnie McCroy | Wednesday Jun 25, 2014
Three men have died within eight months of each other after partying too hard at a London gay sauna, causing the 24-hour, drug- and smoke-free venue to beef up their searches for illicit drugs. A joint inquest is now being held in Southwark.

Most Straights Subconsciously Believe Gay Men are Dirty

By Winnie McCroy | Friday May 30, 2014
New research shows that straight people still consider gay men to be ’dirty,’ even if it is subconsciously.

New CDC Campaign Gets People Talking About HIV

By Winnie McCroy | Wednesday May 21, 2014
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention today launched Start Talking. Stop HIV., a new national communication campaign encouraging gay and bisexual men to talk openly about HIV.

South Africa Ends Gay Blood Donation Ban

By Winnie McCroy | Tuesday May 20, 2014
South Africa has now changed their policy on blood donations, to allow all people, gay or straight, to donate blood if they have been monogamous.

Queer Comic Jordan Pease on Lust and Love

By Michael Cox | Wednesday Nov 20, 2013
We sat down with Jordan Pease, the queer comic who left central New Jersey about five years ago to make a name for himself in Los Angeles, the land where every nobody is a somebody and the somebodies won’t take your phone calls. But will he make it here?

Across the Nation, Protests Call for End to Gay Blood Ban

By Winnie McCroy | Wednesday Jul 17, 2013
On July 12, gay men in 52 cities across the nation headed to their local blood banks in an attempt to change the FDA’s ban against gay men donating blood.

Is Meningitis Outbreak Linked to Gay Social Apps?

By Bran Luna LeFae | Monday Jun 17, 2013
As EDGE resident HIV expert Dr. Demetre Daskalakis works to vaccinate gay men against the new meningitis outbreak, studies reveal that social media networking is a big part of this outbreak -- and the primary way to share info about the vaccine.

California Man Diagnosed With Meningitis is Brain Dead

By Shaya Tayefe Mohajer | Saturday Apr 13, 2013
A 33-year-old West Hollywood man who felt sickened by bacterial meningitis earlier this week has been declared brain dead amid warnings to sexually active gay men about the deadly strain of illness.

Tax $$ At Work: Federal Agency Asks Why Lesbians Are Obese

By Jason St. Amand | Thursday Mar 14, 2013
The National Institutes of Health is spending $1.5 million on a study that examines why lesbians and straight men are more likely to be obese than gay men.

FDA Must Lift Ban on Gay Men Donating Blood, Say So. Florida Activists

By Megan Barnes | Sunday Feb 3, 2013
On Jan. 16, activists in South Florida launched a campaign to urge the Food and Drug Administration to rethink its nearly 30-year ban on blood donations from gay and bisexual men.