It’s January! And, you know what that means. Gyms will be packed! It’s the natural and always-expected fact as many of us take on New Year’s resolutions to get into better shape and pay more attention to personal health.
Local organizations working with young people and those affected by HIV/AIDS took note of new data released by The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in December. The new national estimates reveal a sharp increase in the number of new HIV infections among gay and bisexual men and, in particular, among young men ages 13-24.
The staff here at QNotes wishes you and yours the happiest in this New Year. As old 2012 calendars come off the wall and are replaced with the new, we, too, are making changes and our own New Year’s resolutions as we continue our commitment to serving you better.
Two things often fall at the top of many people’s New Year’s resolutions lists: Personal health and personal finances. Both are important. Read some basic tips for maintaining your personal financial well-being in 2013, from financial advisor Jenny Sperry, CFP, ADPA, of Waddell & Reed Financial Advisors.
Campus Pride will host a community forum and panel on Feb. 12 at The LGBT Community Center of Charlotte, 617 E. 28th St., 7:30 p.m., that will focus on how to develop meaningful involvement between LGBT youth and local organizations.
Durham’s iNSIDEoUT has announced that it will be holding its Fabufest! 2013 retreat from Jan. 25-27 for all youth ages 13 and older at a to-be-announced location. Meanwhile, the LGBT Center of Raleigh is seeking support for a new youth camp to be held this year.
Get those skis out and waxed. It’s time for “Summit 2013: 5th Annual Gay Ski Weekend” from Jan. 24-27 at Crestwood Resort and Spa, 3236 Shulls Mill Rd.
On Dec. 21, the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals temporarily delayed the start date of a new California law that protects LGBT youth from therapists who try to change their sexual orientation using discredited practices that medical experts warn can cause serious harm.
Let’s face it, skincare isn’t always a priority for most guys. However, the path to healthy, comfortable skin is not as difficult as one might think. For men with skin issues, relief is only a few simple steps away.
Secret bottles in the medicine cabinet? Frequent trips to the bathroom? Moodiness, fatigue or changes in social behavior? Everyone has secrets — that’s no surprise. But, whether little or big, secrets can make a real difference in quality of life.