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On a Quest for Pleasure, He Discovered Empowerment

Damon Jacobs started taking PrEP because he wanted to have condomless sex. Then he discovered how empowering it was—in and out of the bedroom.

New HIV Vaccine Trials Announced

Women are now the focus of two large-scale HIV vaccine studies in Africa.

7 Surprising Places You Can Get an HIV Test

Going to a clinic is so yesterday, especially when so many places now offer HIV testing

The Good, the Bad and the Beatie

Thomas Beatie became known as the world's first pregnant man and now he is pregnant with baby number three. Some argue that because he is a trans man, it's not the same. We are just like other American men -- nerds, cowboys, suits, metrosexuals, jocks, chauvinist pigs, etc. Maybe by admitting that, by being forced to see ourselves reflected in Beatie’s mirror, we’ll find a way to accept ourselves as we are, with all our flaws, even as we struggle to show the world our true diversity. Trans man Jacob Anderson-Minshall breaks down the Beatie debate.

Should Lesbians Read Work by Trans Men?

Author Jacob Anderson-Minshall examines whether it's relevant for lesbians to read work by trans men. Using Patrick Califia's benchmark work Macho Sluts as a stepping off point, Jake examines his own transition and how the lesbian community repsonded. 'Think about your own experience for a moment.  Was your life a lie before you came out as lesbian?  Or had the truth not yet surfaced?  Can we be held accountable for truths we've hidden from ourselves?'

Exclusive Palm Beach: Luxury Without Blowing the Bank

Palm Beach, Florida has a long tradition as a magnet of wealthy scions, celebrities, and politicians, offering, as the Palm Beach County slogan puts it, "The Best of Everything," including gorgeous beaches, top-notch boutiques, immaculate streets, sprawling mansions and beautiful people. And it's lesbian and gay friendly too!

Was Michael Jackson Trans?

In death, Michael Jackson is proving just as enigmatic as he was alive. His death seems to have raised more questions than answers: What caused his death? Who will get custody of his children?  Would the fifty-year-old Jackson have made it through the 50 concerts of his This is It tour? For the queer community, one of the biggest questions remains, was he one of us?  Was Jackson gay?  Was he transgender?

Why Chaz Matters

It was the fastest anyone has ever come out trans.  Within moments of TMZ’s June 11 announcement, emails, text messages, tweets and retweets zipped the news around the globe: Cher’s daughter Chasity Bono, was transitioning from lesbian to male.

TransNation: Wrecked Truth

'Truth Serum has been digging me a huge hole of debt and tapping out my energy reserves,' Aliza Shapiro discloses about the Boston-based production company behind the popular, reoccurring, all-gender, all-genre performance cabaret, TraniWreck.

TransNation: Collective Denial

'I felt lost as a queer artist in the world,' laments Smitty Amabilis. 'I didn’t feel like I had any mentors.' To combat the 'erasure' marginalized artists face, Amabilis founded the Portland, Oregon art cooperative Collective of Geniuses.


People are filling streets across America to protest the passage of numerous anti-gay marriage measures but writer Jacob Anderson-Minshall takes pause for the Transgender Day of Remembrance.


�Unfortunately, transgender people end up at the very bottom of the financial totem pole, simply because we are who we are,� contends QueerCents� new financial consultant, Ashley A. Wilson.

TransNation: TV�s Transgender Evangelist

Sister Paula Nielsen, 'America’s foremost transgender evangelist' was born in Portland, Oregon in the late 1930s. Considering herself 'psychologically a woman,' Nielsen transitioned to a female identity in 1963. She remembers things being quite different for transsexuals in Sixties.