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Gay Male News and Articles of Interest

Updated/Revised Date: 14th Sep 2022
Author: Sexual Diversity | Contact: SexualDiversity.org
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Synopsis: Sexual diversity news, coming events, commentary, and information regarding and of interest to gay males.

Definition

Gay (Male)

Gay is a term that primarily refers to a homosexual person or the trait of being homosexual. The term was initially used to refer to feelings of being "carefree," "happy," or "bright and showy." The term's use as a reference to homosexuality may date as early as the late 19th century, but its use gradually increased in the 20th century. In modern English, gay has become an adjective and a noun, referring to people, especially gay males, and the practices and cultures associated with homosexuality. Men who have sex with men currently comprise about 2% of the U.S. population.

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Some reject the term homosexual as an identity-label because they find it too clinical-sounding; they believe it is too focused on physical acts rather than romance or attraction, or too reminiscent of the era when homosexuality was considered a mental illness. Conversely, some reject term gay as an identity-label because they perceive the cultural connotations to be undesirable or because of the negative connotations of the slang usage of the word.

HIV and Aids:

Despite federal spending to combat AIDS and the ongoing efforts of the CDC, the health agency reported that between 2008 and 2010, new HIV infections increased 22% among young (aged 13-24) gay and bisexual men and 12% among gay and bisexual men overall, regardless of age.

Baltimore continues to lead major American cities in the percentage of gay men infected with HIV, according to a recently released report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. About 38 percent of men who have sex with men in Baltimore were infected - twice the overall percentage in the 21 cities studied by the CDC in 2008.

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• (APA): SexualDiversity.org. (2022, September 14). Gay Male News and Articles of Interest. SexualDiversity.org. Retrieved January 30, 2023 from www.sexualdiversity.org/news/gay/


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