Even the innocent should worry about sex offender apps

Even the innocent should worry about sex offender apps

  The average citizen may not feel that they have anything to fear from the rise of apps that promise to identify sex offenders in…

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Using digital media for community HIV outreach work - new report

Using digital media for community HIV outreach work – new report

I’ve been working on a project with Terrence Higgins Trust for the past seven months. Today we had our final presentation and workshop and the…

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I don't want to be the 'new normal' - and you shouldn't be asking me to be.

I don’t want to be the ‘new normal’ – and you shouldn’t be asking me to be.

This is a brief post. To be honest I questioned whether I needed to write this. So many people have created a ‘backlash’ to the…

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In the age of Grindr, HIV support needs to get online

In the age of Grindr, HIV support needs to get online

I recently wrote an article for The Conversation. I wish I knew how to embed it here but right now I am failing at technology!…

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Social Porn? Is it anything new???

Social Porn? Is it anything new???

**This is a post about pornography – guess what – the links are NSFW** Yesterday I was interviewed by a very nice journalist working for…

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Re-imagining Hope? Or Perhaps Acknowledging New Realities...

Re-imagining Hope? Or Perhaps Acknowledging New Realities…

Simon Watney, the academic, activist and commentator has publicly re-engaged with the subject of HIV transmission and gay culture in an interview in the Huffington…

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PrEP and TasP - Beware of History Repeating Itself

PrEP and TasP – Beware of History Repeating Itself

I’ve just come back from the 2nd International Conference of the Association for Social Science and Humanities in HIV (ASSH). It was a terrific event….

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'Crap' Porn Aesthetics.

‘Crap’ Porn Aesthetics.

This post is a short response to Feona Attwood’s paper that she gave at a porn studies workshop today in Gorizia, Italy. The workshop (part…

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Cloud Gate

Cloud Gate

  This is Anish Kapoor’s ‘Cloud Gate’ which began being constructed in 2004 and which graces one of the entrances to Chicago’s Millennium Park. I…

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Interior. Leather Bar

Interior. Leather Bar

James Franco and Travis Matthews have collaborated on an ‘imagining’ based on the lost 40 minutes of Friedkin’s controversial 1980 film Cruising. Screened as part of…

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