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Arenas and Sex

Jesse’s Journal

In his autobiography “Before Night Falls” (Antes Que Anochezca), the late Cuban writer Reinaldo Arenas (1944-1990) wrote about his sexual encounters with nominally straight males in 1960s Havana: “These areas were full of recruits and students, single men who were locked up in barracks or schools and went out at night eager for sex.

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Voyage on Atlantis

Jesse’s Journal

Atlantis Events was founded by Rich Campbell in 1991. Since then, Atlantis (“The Way We Play”) has “grown into the world’s largest gay and lesbian specialty vacation company, bringing together over 300,000 from our community and beyond for great times around the world.

The case for banning conversion therapy in North Carolina

Mitchell Gold Shares His Views on the Practice and the Law

Mitchell Gold, like many gay North Carolinians, cannot understand why there isn’t already a state law banning so-called “conversion” therapy.

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A different type of PC

Legal Eagles: Parent Coordinators Assist in Conflict Resolution

Has there ever been that one person you just couldn’t get along with? The one person who never agreed with anything you said. The one person who would contradict any statement you made. The one person who shot down any suggestion you made, even about the most minute issue. … That is my cue. In addition to practicing family law, I serve as a parent coordinator (“PC”) for parenting partners who have a high-conflict relationship.

Praise for the gifts we can’t ‘pray away’

Spiritual Reflections

A few people and I were sitting around, and one was telling about their difficult relationship with their parents. They added, “I have a friend who invited me to a meeting at their church, where they have a support group for people like me.”

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The importance of getting help for your fears and anxieties

Getting professional help for dealing with your persistent fears and anxieties is the single most important step in your recovery. Many people are reluctant to get the assistance they need for various reasons.

Getting professional help for dealing with your persistent fears and anxieties is the single most important step in your recovery. Many people are reluctant to get the assistance they need for various reasons.

Sexual Assault

Legal Eagles: How LGBTQ Victims Can Seek Justice Through Civil Litigation

People who identify as LGBTQ are statistically more likely to experience sexual assault. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 40 percent of gay men have experienced sexual violence, as opposed to 21 percent of heterosexual men.

Home is where the hearth is

Gay & Gray: LGBTQ Seniors Commentary: Senior living option available in the Triangle

When I first heard the term cohousing, my only frame of reference was the hippie communes that flourished in the 1960s and 1970s.