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5 Ways to Prevent Eating Disorders In Queer Men

Each week HuffPost Gay Voices, in a partnership with blogger Scout, LGBT HealthLink and researcher Susana Fajardo, brings you a round up of some of the biggest LGBT wellness stories from the past seven days. For more LGBT Wellness visit our page dedicated to the topic here. 5 Ways to Prevent Eating Disorders in Queer Men Eating disorders are rampant among gay and bisexual men: they are 7 times more likely to binge and 12 times more ... Read more

A Letter to Myself About Becoming Me

I am writing this letter from a place that I couldn't have even imagined -- let alone -- believe I could be experiencing. Two years ago my life was drastically different than it is today. Every single thing that's happened to me in the interim has since impacted the person that I am and where I am in life. And although I have few regrets, there is something that I wish I had then and quite honestly needed at the time, ... Read more

Gay Men Need to Start Talking About Consent

The movie ended, but the DVD spun and spun, replaying the title menu. HOME flared out in the pixelated tableau of menu options stretched across the wall by the projector. All three of us -- me, the guy next to me, his boyfriend on the other side -- huddled in a nest of blankets on the floor. We were too drunk to get up and turn the movie off. Before my phone died, it was 4:16 a.m., and I assume time went ... Read more

13 LGBT TV Characters Who Are Getting It Right

Yesterday, yet another study saying that things are not great for the portrayal and inclusion of LGBT characters on TV was released, to the shock of few. There's still a long way to go when it comes to equality on the small screen (and the big screen, and the world at large…), but that doesn't mean there's a total lack of awesome LGBT characters on TV. Here are 13 LGBT characters we can't stop obsessing over. -- This feed and its contents ... Read more

This Is What We Can ALL Do To Help The Trans Community

Whether you're gay, straight, bisexual, cisgender or any other sexual or gender identity, helping improve the lives of the trans community -- a population facing disproportionate rates of violence -- is a joint effort. In the video above, watch Trans Women of Color Collective national director Lourdes Hunter, LGBT Healthlink director Dr. Scout and National Center for Transgender Equality executive director Mara Keisling discuss ways we can all help enhance the trans community. Watch the full ... Read more

Hundreds Of Cops Kicked Off Force For Committing Sex Crimes

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Flashing lights pierced the black of night, and the big white letters made clear it was the police. The woman pulled over was a daycare worker in her 50s headed home after playing dominoes with friends. She felt she had nothing to hide, so when the Oklahoma City officer accused her of erratic driving, she did as directed. She would later tell a judge she was splayed outside the patrol car for a pat-down, made to lift her ... Read more

Ryan: It Would Be 'Ridiculous' To Work With Obama On Immigration

U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan said on Sunday it would be ridiculous to work with President Barack Obama on immigration reform, saying he cannot trust the president on the issue. "I think it would be a ridiculous notion to try and work on an issue like this with a president we simply cannot trust on this issue," Ryan said in an interview aired on the CBS program "Face the Nation." "He tried to go it alone, circumventing the legislative process with ... Read more

Paul Ryan Isn't Sure How To Get The Cigarette Smell Out Of The Speaker's Office

Former House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) may have given his successor a clean slate to start with, but he also left him a slightly more unpleasant gift: the smell of cigarette smoke. Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), a fan of the P90X workout, told Chuck Todd on "Meet The Press" on Sunday that the smell of cigarettes still lingered in the speaker's office from Boehner, who was known to smoke a lot. Ryan, who said that he thought he would be able to continue ... Read more

Beating the Heat in Dubai: Alternative Air Conditioning Refrigerants Show Big Gains at High Temperature

This post written by Alex Hillbrand, NRDC's HFC Technical Analyst Concern about the efficiency of air conditioning in very hot climates has been an obstacle to winning agreement on a phase-down of the powerful heat-trapping chemicals known as HFCs (hydrofluorocarbons). Now we have new test data on the performance of next-generation refrigerants in air conditioners commonly used in homes and buildings. The new data show that climate-friendlier alternatives perform better than the HFC most widely used in those products, R-410A, especially at ... Read more

All Souls' Day 2015: Dates, Facts And Traditions

All Souls' Day is a holy day where Christians pray for the souls of all those who have died. All Souls' Day marks the end of a period of remembrance for the dead within the Christian calendar, beginning with All Saints Day on November 1. falls yearly on November -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be ... Read more
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