Condom Monologues
How do you receive or give an STI disclosure?

I have taken to introducing myself like this: ‘Hi. I’m Andrew and HIV+ is what I am.’

This as you can well imagine has its ups and downs and can at times frighten people but I do it because LIFE IS TO DAMN SHORT not to! I shouldn’t have to waste time on what false friends might think or how they may treat me due to the positive diagnosis.

Read full monologue here

How do you receive or give an STI disclosure?

I have taken to introducing myself like this: ‘Hi. I’m Andrew and HIV+ is what I am.’

This as you can well imagine has its ups and downs and can at times frighten people but I do it because LIFE IS TO DAMN SHORT not to! I shouldn’t have to waste time on what false friends might think or how they may treat me due to the positive diagnosis.

Read full monologue here


queersecrets:

[Image: Rainbow script text on a black background.
"I was twelve the first time I had feelings for a girl. I was confused because I was homeschooled and had yet to encounter anything related to homosexuality. My mother had been the end-all source of wisdom in my life up to that point, so I asked her about it.  She told me that all teenage girls go through a phase of thinking they’re lesbian because it’s "cool", and she knew I’d grow out of it. I walked away resolving not to be like "all teenage girls."
 Sixteen years of an inexplicable and total dislike for sexual intercourse, four different (false) psychological disorder diagnoses, eight semi-permanent hetero relationships, untold numbers of one night stands with men, a baby (which I kept), and two random (but treasured) sexual encounters with women later, I finally KNOW she was wrong.
I know what I want, but I know next to nothing about the LGBTQ community, and I am shy, anxious, and scared of attempting to find out.  I don’t even know where to begin.
I have never felt so helpless and so sure of myself at the same time.
Please tell me there is hope.”]

It’s first-person stories like these through which we can all relate to each other and ourselves.

queersecrets:

[Image: Rainbow script text on a black background.

"I was twelve the first time I had feelings for a girl. I was confused because I was homeschooled and had yet to encounter anything related to homosexuality. My mother had been the end-all source of wisdom in my life up to that point, so I asked her about it.  She told me that all teenage girls go through a phase of thinking they’re lesbian because it’s "cool", and she knew I’d grow out of it. I walked away resolving not to be like "all teenage girls."

 Sixteen years of an inexplicable and total dislike for sexual intercourse, four different (false) psychological disorder diagnoses, eight semi-permanent hetero relationships, untold numbers of one night stands with men, a baby (which I kept), and two random (but treasured) sexual encounters with women later, I finally KNOW she was wrong.

I know what I want, but I know next to nothing about the LGBTQ community, and I am shy, anxious, and scared of attempting to find out.  I don’t even know where to begin.

I have never felt so helpless and so sure of myself at the same time.

Please tell me there is hope.”]

It’s first-person stories like these through which we can all relate to each other and ourselves.


beyondxy:

Obama Weighs Steps to Cover Contraception

The Obama administration, reeling from back-to-back blows from the Supreme Court this week, is weighing options that would provide contraceptive coverage to thousands of women who are about to lose it or never had it because of their employers’ religious objections.

beyondxy:

Obama Weighs Steps to Cover Contraception

The Obama administration, reeling from back-to-back blows from the Supreme Court this week, is weighing options that would provide contraceptive coverage to thousands of women who are about to lose it or never had it because of their employers’ religious objections.