AIDS Walk Tampa Bay 2014

By : Zach Caruso
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St. Petersburg – Vinoy Park was once again the site of AIDS Walk Tampa Bay last Saturday Sept 6, marking the AIDS Service Association of Pinellas’ largest fundraiser’s 11th year. And this year was record-breaking, with more than $220,000 raised.

Walkers, volunteers, and participants were not only treated to live entertainment, thanks to sponsors like 93.3 FLZ, but were also part of the event’s most successful year to date.

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New York proposes bill to ban gay conversion therapy on minors

By : Wire Report
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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) – A proposed ban against New York health professionals trying to change a child’s sexual orientation through therapy comes too late for Matthew Shurka, a 26-year-old Long Island man who says he remains emotionally scarred from five years of attempts to “cure” his being gay.

“My anxiety was at its worst,” Shurka said of the therapy that began when he was 16. “I never attempted suicide, but I had a lot of suicidal thoughts and dreams and thinking about it, considering it.”

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