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January 31, 2014

Health experts are warning gay and bisexual men in the UK are at risk of Shigella, a bacterial infection that can make you feel like you're 'dying'

Oral-anal sex, known as ‘rimming’, has sparked a gut infection outbreak in the UK.

Health experts are warning gay and bisexual men are at high risk of contracting Shigella, a bacterial infection that can lead to ongoing frequent diarrhoea, stomach cramps, vomiting and fevers.

Normally, Shigella is only contracted when travelling to foreign countries. But in gay and bisexual men, it is being spread through oral contact with feces or via unwashed hands.

November 6, 2013

A revolutionary anal condom that simulates condom free sex is being trailed in Boston by the US National Institutes of Health in the hopes of encouraging more people to engage in safer sex

An anal sex specific prototype of a new generation of condoms is being tested by Boston’s Fenway Institute as part of a clinical trial by the US National Institutes of Health.

Origami Condoms have developed a new kind of sexual barriers which simulate condomless sex and their anal condom hopes to be a game changer in preventing the spread of sexually transmitted infections among gay men.

Insertive condoms for women have been available in the past but the Origami Anal Condom is the first condom designed for use by a passive partner during anal sex.

November 4, 2013

New challenge to sodomy charges against two 21-year-olds who were tortured and jailed without food or water

The trial of an alleged Zambian gay couple has taken a new twist after their lawyer questioned medical evidence obtained against them by torture.

It means the two men, from the small town of Kapiri Mposhi, north of the capital of Lusaka, Zambia will have to further wait to discover if they will spend 14 years in jail over sodomy charges.

October 21, 2013

Sunday Pepper newspaper publishes salacious account of police arresting a ‘bum-shafting duo’ who allegedly lure young men into sex films

Ugandan police have allegedly arrested a gay couple on suspicion of getting young men to be videoed having gay sex with them.

The men were apparently caught after one of them, a 65-year-old British former banker, reported thieves who broke into his house.

The alleged thieves claimed they had never staged the break-in and instead had just turned him down for sex.

The Sunday Pepper newspaper, part of the homophobic Red Pepper group, published the claims yesterday (20 September).

October 15, 2013

Harry Potter alum has 'authentic' sex scene in Kill Your Darlings

Harry Potter fans who take in Daniel Radcliffe's latest film, Kill Your Darlings, will see the former boy wizard in some scenarios far different than his time at Hogwarts.

Radcliffe plays Beat Generation icon Allen Ginsberg Ginsberg as a young college student who falls hopelessly under the spell of charismatic Columbia University classmate Lucien Carr (Dane DeHaan).

Radcliffe said it was not difficult to transform into a young gay man in love.

July 23, 2013

The View co-host Whoopi Goldberg promises to do what she can to help defeat Ken Cuccinelli's campaign to be the governor of Virginia

Republican Ken Cuccinelli was taken to task on the ABC television show The View.

The hosts of the morning show, as reported by the site Jezebel, showed little patience for the Virginia attorney general's campaign to be governor.

June 14, 2013

One of the least tolerant societies in the world for accepting homosexuality has the highest amount of searches for gay sex terms

Google searches relating to gay sex are most common in Pakistan out of all the countries in the world, new research from Mother Jones discovered yesterday.

April 5, 2013

Lebanese security forces use ‘anal probe’ exams to test for ‘proof’ of men being gay, reported a local legal organization

Anal probes are still being used in Lebanon by security forces in order to ‘determine’ ‘proof’ of men being ‘gay’, revealed Legal Agenda (Al Mufakkira Al Qanuniyya), a local legal organization.

These tests, which Human Rights Watch has previously discredited, saying they amount to torture and humiliation, are still being carried out despite being banned by the Lebanese justice ministry and the country’s medical association.

February 18, 2013

Israel's ministry of health found that infection rate amongst gay men is five times more common than among straights

There has been a 55% increase in HIV infections among gay men since 2005, according to the Israeli ministry of health figures.

According to the figures the rate of HIV infection among gay men is 4.5 times the rate of infection among heterosexuals, reported Haaretz daily.

January 4, 2013

A former gay porn actor who found Jesus has posted an online video in which he says gay sex releases ‘demonic entities’ into the world

A former American gay porn actor who claims to have become heterosexual by embracing Christianity has released a bizarre video in which he claims that gay sex releases ‘demonic entities' into the world.

The video, entitled ‘Satan loves anal sex’ by former porn star Joseph Sciambra was posted YouTube on New Years Day.

‘I’m going to talk about the devil and why he loves anal sex,’ Sciambra says in the video.

‘Anal sex releases into the world rare demonic entities ... that even in the body could be conceived as the devil and ... given birth to anally.

November 10, 2012

GSN reclines on the counselor’s couch to find out how a healthy sex life can help gay men have better relationships

Quiet, considered and thoughtful, Nicholas Rose is not perhaps the first person I would have thought of to talk about sex with.

Rose is a counselor and psychotherapist who specializes in working with gay men and gay couples, and it’s clear that not much surprises him when it comes to talking about the complex and sometimes tricky subject of sex.

Why is sex such a big deal?

August 22, 2012

A notorious Australian anti-gay hate group has made a series of shocking claims, including that gay sex is as dangerous as smoking and that gay men die much younger than straight men

An Australian anti-gay hate group has compared gay sex to ‘swimming in a sewer’ and has suggested that it is as deadly as smoking.

Family Voice Australia made the claim through its VoxBrief newsletter in an article written by the wife of the group’s president.

‘Governments rightly discourage smoking and promote awareness about its harms, but there is often deafening silence on the serious health risks of anal intercourse,’ wrote Family Voice Australia volunteer researcher Ros Phillips.

July 31, 2012

Doctors called in to conduct anal exams on men arrested in police raid. TV presenter Joe Maalouf who sparked police action threatens law suit over claims he is gay

Vice police in Lebanon have conducted anal exams on the 36 men who were arrested in a sting operation on a gay porn cinema.

The men were arrested in a police raid on the gay porn cinema in Beirut on Saturday (28 July). The cinema is famous for being a place where men meet to have sex with other men.

Of the 36 arrested, an unknown number have now been released after having an anal probe exam by an unnamed doctor.

March 18, 2012

Lawrence v. Texas:  the case that argued for the equality of LGBT citizens

It all began with Lawrence v. Texas. The criminal case that abolished anti-sodomy laws in the United States is step one for all of the recent successes for gay equality, from marriage rights to the dismantling of 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell.'