You’re Not Helping, You’re Hurting

December 18, 2013 in inQueery

InQueery contributor JJ Medina discusses why having some performance artists advocate for the LBGT community in politics may not be the best idea.

InQueery News: Gay Sex in Pakistan, Pat Robertson’s HIV delusions, Gay Veteran Rights & more

October 16, 2013 in inQueery

Thank you all for joining us on this special edition of InQueery news LIVE. This week we’re discussing gay sex in Pakistan, an update on Pat Robert’s continued spree of bigotry, and more!

California Lawmakers Recognize Transgender Student Rights

September 18, 2013 in inQueery

Transgender students in public schools now have the legal right to use school facilities appropriate for their gender identity. Assembly Bill 1266 (“AB1266”) was signed by the governor in August. The law becomes effective immediately. Read on to find out exactly what this bill is and what lies ahead.

Sexually Transmitted HPV & Cancer

August 28, 2013 in inQueery

Human papillomavirus (HPV) is one of the most common sexually transmitted infections. Some types of the virus may lead to cervical, anal, penile or throat cancer. Other types cause genital warts. A vaccine that was first approved and recommended for young women has since been recommended for young men, too.

Breaking the Girls: A Film Review

July 17, 2013 in inQueery

An edgy new lesbian film debuted at Frameline 2013. The film isn’t just about a sapphic love affair, but is also an intense ride full of murder, deception and desire. InQueery blog staff editor Jax reviews ‘Breaking The Girls.’ The film opens this August, be sure to check it out!

New Laws Spell Disaster for Queers in Russia

July 10, 2013 in inQueery

What’s happening with Gay Rights in Russia!? This week, the lower House of Parliament, the Duma, passed two federal anti-gay legislative bills. The first bill bans the spread of “propaganda of non-traditional sexual relations” among minors;. the second law follows banning adoption not only for foreign gay couples but single foreigners from any country where same sex marriage is has been legalized.

InQueery News Live!

June 12, 2013 in inQueery

This week’s article is the first of an ongoing series called InQueery News, which will occur once a month and which will feature a discussion between members of the InQueery staff as they talk about hot-topics in the community and media. For this first segment, blog staff members, Leo, Katie, and Ben, sat down to discuss San Francisco’s celebration and recent headlining LGBT news.

Faces of Bipolar Disorder

April 10, 2013 in inQueery

“Mania’s kind of social engagement has a specific quality: it is a one-way outpouring of energy (perceived as masculine in style) rather than a two-way exchange (perceived as feminine in style).” (Martin). Throughout the evolution of the conceptualization of bipolar (manic-depressive) disorder, there have been markedly gendered qualities to its diagnosis. Prior to the 1800s, the experience of mania was often seen “as both frightening and masculine” (Martin). Throughout the early twentieth centur…

We’re in this Together: Awareness and Passion can Make a Difference

March 14, 2013 in inQueery

Devon Yaffe was looking to spread the word about a documentary he had filmed for his Senior Project at Hollywood High titled Overcoming Adversities as a Gay Teen: One Generation at a Time. He found us and we are proud to present his story to you. Devon’s documentary consists of interviews with gay men from all different age groups and backgrounds. A lot of men had never shared these stories before and I expressed to him – and he agreed – how important this was. I believe this piece of both…

GRLs on Fire

February 28, 2013 in inQueery

The Pacific Center for Human Growth is excited and honored to announce that Gamma Rho Lambda (GRL) has chosen us to be their philanthropy project. We’d like to take a minute to express our appreciation and tell you a little bit about GRL

Introducing InQueery

February 13, 2013 in inQueery

Hello, and welcome to InQueery, our blog at the Pacific Center for Human Growth.
For those of you who don’t know, the Pacific Center is a nonprofit organization that was founded in 1973 in response to a gay bashing that occurred in Oakland. We have grown over the decades and now offer a number of mental and public health services to the LGBTQ community in the East Bay: therapy services, youth programming, peer support groups, and clinical training.

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