The French Philosopher and the Bay Area, Part 3

April 26, 2017 in inQueery

The last installment in our series on Michel Foucault, this piece examines the legacy of the “first celebrity death from AIDS.”

Invisibility Series: Elderly LGBT

February 4, 2015 in inQueery

In the fourth and final installment of her invisibility series, guest writer Aurora Smith discusses the plight of the LGBT elderly. Invisible in different ways than their younger counterparts, LGBT elderly face daily struggles that the younger generation can and should not only relate to, but help with.

A Social Epidemic from a Medical Perspective: The Work of Joep Lange

August 20, 2014 in inQueery

Guest Writer Meredith Tsang reports on the impact of the Malaysian Airlines flight 17 in which an HIV/AIDS researcher, Joep Lange, was killed and put his work into the larger social context of HIV/AIDS history and research. The focus of the article is how HIV/AIDS epidemic is not only a medical and biological issue but also greatly affected and impacted by the social which in turn can affect access to treatment and care. Lange’s work is a great discussion point on what approaches can be used to …

InQueery News: What’s the Deal with Dating Apps, Richard Nixon, Ohio Swimming Pools and #StayStrongPutin?

July 30, 2014 in inQueery

This week, we talk about our end-of-PRIDE weekend and also bring you some news stories about Richard Nixon, Vladimir Putin, discrimination in Ohio and more! Recorded on July 14, 2014.

Updates on Ending the Ban on Gay Blood

July 23, 2014 in inQueery

This week, we revisit the issue of the ban on donors who are men who have had sex with men with updates on the recent National Gay Blood Drive. The drive took place in over 50 cities across America and this year won’t be the last. Read on and sign the petition to push the White House into reviewing the discriminatory policy that is costing lives.

50 Years of Gays in the Media & in the Streets: The 1990’s

June 25, 2014 in inQueery

J.J Medina returns with another overview of a decade that’s upheld as the pinnacle of nostalgia by Millennials. But what about LGBT representation in the media and larger society? Read on to refresh your memory.

Pacific Center: 41 Years of Serving our Community

June 11, 2014 in inQueery

This video about Pacific Center history and services was produced by UC Berkeley students, Spencer Maley, Zane Hadi, and Alli O’brien under the guidance and direction of Leo Brown, Facility Rental and Volunteer Coordinator.

50 Years of Gays in the Media & in the Streets: The 1980’s

May 21, 2014 in inQueery

Many events came to pass in the 80’s that made it one of the most important decades of progress in our gay history. The LBGT community was dealt heavy blows from a myriad of sources, and struggled to reclaim its voice from setbacks in both cinema and society. While a few films lent themselves to lighter and more uplifting tones, others chose to demonize and damn the LBGT community in its entirety. Because of these bruises and the LBGT communities’ reaction to them, the 1980’s b…

HIV Equal: What Is It and Why Does it Matter?

March 26, 2014 in inQueery

InQueery Writer Shannon Grooms outlines the HIV Equal campaign and its vision, also addressing the criticisms around representation they have faced.

The Serosorting Dilemma

January 29, 2014 in inQueery

Is serosorting really the best way to protect oneself from the HIV virus? InQueery blog contributor JJ Medina explores this hot button issue on a controversial safe-sex practice that might not be so safe after all.

SF State Student Film Sheds Awareness In Time For World AIDS Day

December 1, 2013 in inQueery

World AIDS Day is coming up December 1st this year and we’ve come a long way in terms of treatment, awareness and education. Dollii Williams, a student at San Francisco State University, recently made a short film exploring the stigma around HIV. Pacific Center’s Katie Tims learns the story behind the film and what the SF State community is doing to further education on HIV/AIDS.

In Leslie We Trust

May 6, 2013 in inQueery

Leslie Ewing has dedicated her life to fighting for LGBTQ rights. In this article, she shares some of her experiences during her career as an activist and offers insight into the next steps in our struggles for social justice.

SF is Ready – Are You?

April 3, 2013 in inQueery

According to the Center for Disease Control, an estimated 50,000 people are infected with HIV in the United States every year. Nearly two-thirds of these cases occur in men who have sex with other men. These incidences are especially high in California, which has higher rates of HIV infection than any other state. This is a pressing community health concern, but great social and medical strides have been made since the discovery of the virus in the early 1980s. With proper treatment, a person li…

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