I don’t know what else to tell you. Oscar Wilde almost definitely had sex with Walt Whitman.
A little queer speculation that may or may not be fact but it’s better to imagine it’s fact, and when you consider:
Oscar desperately wanted to meet Walt Whitman, whom he and many others considered to be America’s living poet…Whitman’s poetry spoke of the potency of friendship and love between men, particularly between working-class men, and positively oozed homoeroticism. Indeed, the ‘Calamus’ section of Whitman’s great poetic cycle Leaves of Grass was so intensely homoerotic that it gave rise to the short-lived term ‘calamite’ to denote a man who loved men. Swinburne was to denounce ‘the cult of the calamus’ and ‘calamites.’
It’s not hard to imagine they did more than speak during their meeting. Happy LGBTQ history month, and submit any fanfic that comes from this direct to our ask box.
The new ad campaign will promote HIV education and PrEP on the gay social networking app.
The initial campaign will focus on PrEP, which is the subject of NMAC’s “PrEPare for Life” initiative geared to young gay men of color. PrEP is a prevention tool in which an HIV-negative person takes an antiretroviral such as the daily pill Truvada (tenofovir/emtricitabine) to lower the chance of getting HIV.
A cool use of social networking tools to promote safe behaviors.
Hello! Recently, I was surprised by the amount of people who come into our askbox asking about how to start a QPP with someone. Usually, the answer is “I don’t know! It depends on the person.” But this might help those of you that are shy and are not sure where to start. It can also serve as an ice-breaker.
I tried to be as broad as possible on a tiny sheet on paper. Feel free to edit it, make changes, etc. :) I have a higher-res PNG version if you need it. Just contact me! (chekhovandowl)
Lambda Literary believes Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer literature is fundamental to the preservation of our culture, and that LGBTQ lives are affirmed when our stories are written, published and read. The Writers Retreat for Emerging LGBT Voices is the first program of its kind ever offered to LGBTQ writers: a one-week intensive workshop…
I also want to add: this retreat was seriously one of the most welcoming queer places for bisexuals I’ve ever been in. I will be 100% honest: I was kind of nervous going, because I’m a really femme bisexual girl and I was worried because I’ve had a few experiences in my life where I’ve been made to feel “not queer enough” But the Lambda Retreat was the most welcome, open, accepting, encouraging and nonjudgmental queer spaces I’ve ever been in.
I highly recommend any queer writers (and poets!) apply. There are scholarships available and you will make life-long friends and grow as a writer in ways you never thought possible.
I’m really glad to hear that! Also their YA/Graphic Novel section is being taught by Sara Ryan who is the bisexual author of Empress of the World so I hope the tradition of bi-friendliness will continue!
One transgender health program in Ithaca, N.Y., ensures that rural New Yorkers don’t have to travel hundreds of miles for simple care.
So I was in the Advocate today, which is pretty dope. The story is about Planned Parenthood of the Southern Finger Lakes, my employer/doctor, and how said employer and doctor joined forces to create a trans health clinic that operates off an informed consent model — the only Planned Parenthood in NY to do so.
As my one year on testosterone approaches — stay tuned for those party invitations, friends in real life — this article is an excellent marker on how far I’ve come in a very short while. Trans health care changes lives for the better — it certainly changed mine.