Join Mars Arts D.C. and Nubian Hueman for The Black Love Experience, a multi-sensory experience of artistry and inventiveness geared towards creatives, revolutionaries, kindred souls, and fearless visionaries celebrating all things Black. This event connects Black excellence and love through expressions of music, art, wellness, and creative commerce, but most of all it’s good vibes and togetherness. A portion of the proceeds goes towards organizations and schools in the Southeast Washington, D.C. community.
Amid Outbreaks in Other Cities, Baltimore LGBT Community Urged to Get VACCINATED Against Hepatitis A
Baltimore health authorities are urging local gay and bisexual men to get vaccinated against hepatitis A following reports of outbreaks of the disease among LGBT communities in other cities nationwide. A highly contagious disease, hep A causes a variety of symptoms which can last a few weeks in mild cases, to a few months in more severe cases. It can be prevented through a widely available vaccination. We asked Dr. Sebastian Ruhs, director of Chase Brexton’s Infectious Diseases Center of Excellence, to provide some details on hep A and how to get vaccinated.
What to Do Now that it’s Flu Season
Vaccination is the wisest course Dear Dr. Eva, How bad is the flu going to be this year? Should I get vaccinated? Which is better, the shot or the nose spray? How well do they work to prevent infection? Can you get sick with the flu from taking the vaccine? MW
Therapy Not For Me, You Say!
As the nation’s, indeed the world’s, attention has been on mental health, I want to focus on just what therapy/counseling is. I often hear people say: “I haven’t done this before; how does it go?” We do not ask this question if we have a toothache and have to go to the dentist, do we?
The LGBT Health Resource Center’s Best Tips of 2017
The past year has seen amazing growth at The LGBT Health Resource Center, as we’ve launched many new programs, new support groups, and new services to help members of our community live their happiest, healthiest lives. Before we move on to all the exciting things in store in 2018, we wanted to take a moment to recap some of our favorite tips we’ve provided here in OUTLoud over the last 12 months. From all of us at The LGBT Health Resource Center and Chase Brexton Health Care, best wishes for a happy, joyous, and healthy New Year!
Simple, Healthy Changes for 2018
New year, new you Dear Readers, Lots of people make New Year’s resolutions. When a person can’t stick with the changes they planned – which is what usually happens – they may feel like a double failure. Not only are they continuing the behavior they meant to change, they also have been unable to keep their commitment. Considering this, my first thought was that maybe we should swear off the whole idea of New Year’s resolutions. But on second thought, it would be a shame not to make good use of the motivation for positive change that many people feel […]
So here comes another year, 2018, once we got through the reviews, the best and the worst of 2017 on media of all forms, social, visual and print. In the spirit of embarking on a new calendar and perhaps in spite of it, I plead guilty that I will not follow some of the traditional approaches to this event.
Five Healthy Sex Habits for Gay Men in 2018
When the new year rolls around, many people turn their attention to improving their health and make resolutions to try out a new diet or join a gym. Choices like these are great for personal well-being, and they have the added benefit of improving your sex life. If you’re a gay man, you may have some additional health needs to stay on top of in 2018 – but isn’t having your hottest year yet worth the extra effort? Here are five resolutions that can help you stay healthy and virile next year:
Piercing Questions Top to Bottom
Dear Dr Eva, I’ve been thinking for a while about getting my nipples pierced. I like the idea of having them pierced, but at the same time I wonder what will happen if I have a baby and decide to breastfeed. Could the nipples get damaged from piercing in a way that could interfere with feeding a baby? Thanks, Cat
Hepatitis C Poses Risk to LGBT Elders, But Treatment and Cure are Available
Millions of Americans are living with hepatitis C, a blood-borne disease that attacks the liver and if left untreated can cause severe health problems. But three in four people infected were born between 1945 and 1965, making LGBT elders particularly susceptible to the disease.