LGBT Refugees

One of the most serious issues the world has been facing the last years that can be compared to nothing else, neither historically nor in its simultaneity with other global issues, is the refugee crisis, considered to be the largest one to take place in over half a century....

When Does Gender Sensitivity Stop Being Fun: My Beef Against Political Correctness

Gender Sensitivity is the belief that people of all genders should be treated with respect. This includes respecting people’s pronouns (the words they use to describe themselves, such as he/him, she/her or they/them), their chosen name and their preferred gender pronoun. It also means using language that is inclusive...

How Online Campaigns Effectively Raise Awareness in Social Movements [#metoo, #blm and ]

It’s 2017 and the Big Picture of activism certainly is not what it used to be a few years ago. With technology advancing every day, we have passed in a new era: that of social media activism, hashtag activism, or “hashtivism”. It is much easier today than it once...

Puberty Blockers

When we discuss trans people’s wellbeing and healthcare, it’s important not to forget issues that concern transgender children and teenagers, especially considering that there are multiple issues exclusive to these ages, such as bullying, dysphoria and mental health issues, the turbulence that puberty brings in the first place. Transgender...

Cottaging

In the age of Grindr and Scruff, there may be people in the gay community who have not yet heard the terms cottaging or cruising, especially young members who haven’t encountered the necessity of meeting strangers for sex in public bathrooms or parks. As LGBT people, still fighting for...

Gay for the Stay

HIV/AIDS Infection: Why Prison Romances Are Helping to Fuel the AIDS Pandemic There is a lot of blame to go around for the AIDS epidemic. Some of the explanations are so outlandish as to fall within the realms of conspiracy theories. Others are more practical and based on empirical...