“You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.” – The Buddha
Our hectic lifestyle means it’s easy to neglect our wellbeing. Here’s a mental health checklist to help keep your mind in shape.
“Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one’s definition of your life; define yourself.” – Harvey Fierstein
June is international Pride Month, raising awareness and fighting against homophobia and transphobia. Here’s how you can contribute to your community:
Did you know that HIV-positive people on treatment that’s effectively suppressing the virus cannot transmit HIV through sex?
In other words, HIV positive people on treatment who have, what we call, an “undetectable” viral load (the amount of HIV in a person’s body), are not able to infect their partners.
“Internalised homophobia against myself is something I have dealt with my whole life. And so my life mission for myself, personally, is to just smash down all of those walls and be exactly who I want to be” – Troye Sivan
Living in an unwelcoming world can lead to feelings of shame or not being good enough.
Recognising that we’ve all been shaped by this reality is the first step in overcoming our own internalised homophobia.
Women who are attracted to women are more at risk of obesity while gay men tend to be underweight, according to breaking research from the United Kingdom (UK) suggesting experiencing stigma is to blame.