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While June is Youth Month in South Africa, the challenges facing young LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer/questioning) people, including high rates of bullying and discrimination, are often overlooked over this period.
Our school days are a formative time that can have a major impact on our adult lives; affecting our sense of identity, self confidence and direction in life. That's why it's so troubling that many young LGBTQ people face extreme stress and rejection for simply being who they are.
Have you heard about PrEP, the amazing new daily pill that prevents HIV? So, is it for you? Here are some commonly asked questions about PrEP, how it works and how to get it.
Okay, so what is PrEP actually?
PrEP is just a single pill that you take daily (every day) if you are HIV negative (don't have HIV) to stop you from becoming infected with HIV. If you take it daily, it offers more than 90% protection from HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.
As the world commemorates the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOTB), we are highlighting the scourge of biphobia, which is often overlooked.
IDAHOTB has been observed annually since 2005 every 17 May and is an opportunity to bring awareness to the prejudice faced by the world’s LGBTQ+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer / questioning) community. The date is significant; it marks the decision to remove homosexuality from the International Classification of Diseases of the World Health Organisation (WHO) in 1990.
Dating on sites and apps is fun, but you should be wary of people who may not be who they appear to be, may take advantage of you or could cause you harm.
In recent weeks, we have received a number of reports of LGBTQ individuals who’ve been brutalised and robbed after meeting strangers via online dating services.
For many gay and bi men appearance is a huge deal. Our community seems to consistently define itself though images of attractive and shirtless muscled guys.
That can translate to a desire to make our bodies as sculpted as possible to meet that hard to achieve ideal. The guys who do transform their bodies at the gym become objects of sexual desire and represent an impressive commitment to a healthy lifestyle. But can striving to look good become a hazard?
“I’m not going to sacrifice my mental health to have the perfect body.” - Demi Lovato
We look at how to deal with a negative body image, courtesy of the TEN81 Centre in Pretoria. This involves understanding that healthy, attractive bodies come in many shapes and sizes.