DH Focus: Mental Health of Gay and Bisexual Men

Mental health includes emotional, psychological and social well-being. It affects how people process their thoughts and feelings and how they act. The state of our mental health determines how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices, so it is very important to give it meaningful attention at every stage of life. While someContinue reading “DH Focus: Mental Health of Gay and Bisexual Men”

#HOLIDAYS: Best Gifts For Daddies and Hunters

To show thoughtfulness, love or affection, people give gifts as a sign of care and attention.  When we put time, energy and thought into selecting the gift, it demonstrates something. It’s a way of communicating without necessarily using words to do so but not many people consider the deeper implications of gifting. Giving gifts isContinue reading “#HOLIDAYS: Best Gifts For Daddies and Hunters”

Ageism in the LGBT+ Community: Shooting Yourself in the Foot

Ageism* (or agism) is commonly defined as stereotyping and/or discrimination based on the age of an individual or a group. It is a tendency to categorize and judge people solely based on their chronological age. As such, ageism is just like racism or sexism and – within the LGBT+ community – ageism may as wellContinue reading “Ageism in the LGBT+ Community: Shooting Yourself in the Foot”

DH Scam Watch: Protect Yourself From Fake Profiles and Online Scams

Online scams have become a lucrative business and are continually evolving. Not only are the culprits targeting computers and mobile apps but increasingly more and more people. Online investment scams generate the largest losses followed in second place by scams targeting dating app users. The 2020 U.S. FBI Internet Crime Report included data from 791,790Continue reading “DH Scam Watch: Protect Yourself From Fake Profiles and Online Scams”

World AIDS Day – “End Inequalities. End AIDS. End Pandemics.”

World AIDS Day was first marked in 1988 and for the last 33 years, it has been observed on December 1st each year. Given the ongoing battle with the COVID-19 pandemic, it is fitting that the theme this is year is “End Inequalities. End AIDS. End Pandemics.” It has been 40 years since the firstContinue reading “World AIDS Day – “End Inequalities. End AIDS. End Pandemics.””

Her Narrative: Christine Jorgensen’s Story

Next year will be the 70th anniversary for the world’s first sex change operation, which involved both surgery and hormone therapy. Christine Jorgensen was the first celebrity transgender. Her story speaks to the emerging tensions between science and sexuality in the 20th century. Christine Jorgensen was born in 1926 as George Jorgensen Jr., ”a frail,Continue reading “Her Narrative: Christine Jorgensen’s Story”

Transgender History: Expression, Information and Education

One might claim that transgender history can be followed through the well-known history of gay and LGBT rights, but that wouldn’t be completely true. Transgender history starts with transgender people, but the problem is the term ”transgender” is a very modern word – first used by the psychiatrist, John F. Oliven, in 1965. Even theContinue reading “Transgender History: Expression, Information and Education”