The term ‘MSM’ allows public health interventions to gloss over the social, political and cultural complexities of identity. But it’s not without its limitations.
As monkeypox vaccination programs roll out and health authorities work to reduce the spread of the virus, progress is lagging on renaming it.
How it spreads and how to protect yourself.
The author of Shuggie Bain returns to the public housing schemes of 1980s working-class Glasgow to explore the redemptive power of secure love and the dangers of violent, dominating masculinity.
Evidence suggests the development of a person’s sexuality begins before they are born.
The HIV In My Day project preserves the early history of the HIV/AIDS pandemic through the personal stories of long-term survivors and caregivers.
Gay men earn 11% less while lesbian women earn 9% more than their heterosexual counterparts.
Gay men in marginal provinces like Hainan are claiming spaces and building communities in their own secret worlds.
New research highlights how the press excluded, shamed and invaded the privacy of those living with HIV.
New laws due this summer will allow gay men who have had the same partner for three months or more to give blood
Idealized standards for muscular, fat-free male bodies may be fuelling the use of SARMs, or selective androgen receptor modulators, unapproved muscle-building drugs that are easily available online.
Using cannabis may help reduce harms associated with chemsex, and provide a safer alternative for sexual and gender minority men to find intimacy and pleasure.
Set in the army during apartheid, the South African film Moffie is a masterpiece. Oliver Hermanus, a black filmmaker, explores how toxic white masculinity breeds racism and homophobia.
At the National Gallery of Victoria’s summer blockbuster, Keith Haring, Jean-Michel Basquiat: Crossing Lines, Haring’s sexuality is obscured.
For many gay men, social media and dating apps are hotbeds of body image struggles and rising toxic masculinity – the recent ‘10-year-challenge’ on Instagram showcases this femmephobia.
New York in the early 1980s was a time of literary salons, concentrated ambition and a flowering of gay cultural power.
Gayle remains as popular as ever – but it has evolved, shifted and become a language spoken by more than just gay men.
In the film, the real tensions of gay life in the 1980s – from government apathy towards the AIDS crisis, to rampant anti-gay prejudice – don’t get their due.
Lynes was a highly sought-after commercial and fashion photographer in the 1930s and 1940s. But he had to keep his most important body of work hidden away.
Twenty years ago, Matthew Shepard was brutally murdered for being gay. A lawyer who helped implement hate crime legislation in Shepard’s name reflects on its strengths and limitations.