Study finds aging harder for LGBT people

By : Staff Reports from the Washington Blade, courtesy of the National LGBT Media Association
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SAN FRANCISCO | Aging is harder for LGBT people according to findings from an ongoing project, LGBTQ Nation reports.

“Aging with Pride: National Health, Aging and Sexuality/Gender Study,” a federally funded, ongoing study operated by the National LGBT Health and Aging Center, found higher rates of disability and mental distress among older LGBT people vs. their straight counterparts, a higher incidence of cardiovascular disease and obesity in older lesbian and bi women and a higher incidence of poor physical health and living alone for older gay and bi men, LGBTQ Nation reports.

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PRIVATE SCHOOL: Class is in Session

By : Angelique Luna
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Have you thought about how you will prepare your children for a healthy relationship?

Do you feel that your children are not getting enough sex education at school? Do they know how to ask about consent? That they have various different options for safe sex? The consequences of STDs/STIs?

Please attend PRIVATE SCHOOL: Class is in Session to learn about the available community resources outside your children schools. To help answer all these questions and teach you a few things along the way.  This is a FREE family-friendly event.

PRIVATE SCHOOL: Class is in Session

Sat, April 7, 2018

2:00 PM – 4:30 PM EDT

Henao Contemporary Center

5601 Edgewater Dr

Orlando, Florida 32810

PRIVATE SCHOOL is dedicated to the sexual education of the community. Our goal is to help fill in the gaps that purely abstinence-based teaching can leave. It’s time to get down and dirty and get the answers you deserve!

We are excited to put a new spin on sexual health education!! Our professors will titillate and stimulate your mind (and other places), developing a safe and open space to learn how to make sex fun and safe.

Classes offered are consent and pleasure, reproductive health, and STI/HIV prevention.

Enroll today and let us help with those gaps (in your sexual knowledge)!!

PRIVATE SCHOOL is a family-friendly event, though some material may be better for those 13 and older.

Beer and wine service available to those 21+ inside the venue!!!

Access to community partners focused on education for our youth and the community!!

PRIVATE SCHOOL: Class is in Session

By : Angelique Luna
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PRIVATE SCHOOL is dedicated to the sexual education of the community. Our goal is to help fill in the gaps that purely abstinence based teaching can leave. Its time to get down and dirty and get the answers you deserve!

We are excited to put a new spin on sexual health education!! Our professors will titilate and stimulate your mind (and other places), developing a safe and open space to learn how to make sex fun and safe.

Classes offered are consent and pleasure, reproductive health, and STI/HIV prevention.

Enroll today and let us help with those gaps (in your sexual knowledge)!!

PRIVATE SCHOOL is a family friendly event, though some material may be better for those 13 and older.

A local food truck will be on site while beer and wine service availible to those 21+ inside the venue!!!

Access to community partners focused on education for our youth and the community!!

Sarasota’s Solutionary Health Festival

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The Solutionary Events team is excited to bring the Solutionary Health Festival to the Sarasota community! Guests will have the opportunity to learn about creating a healthy, compassionate, and regenerative world through a fun-filled festival starting at 11:00 a.m. and a 5K Run starting at 10:00 a.m. at the beautiful Oscar Scherer Park in Sarasota, Florida!

 

Featuring knowledgeable speakers, health food, live music from a variety of talented musicians, health-oriented vendors, a kids’ health zone, a scavenger hunt, yoga, a 5K race, and more, the Solutionary Health Festival is fun for all age groups and welcomes diversity! This event will occur from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and the event is free (Parking is $5).

 

Solutionary Events is a 501c3 non-profit educational outreach organization with a mission to create healthy, compassionate, and regenerative communities through coordinating vegan and socially responsible events such as festivals, workshops, seminars, potlucks, beach/park, cleanups, film screenings, outreach events, races/walks, and other events that align with the values of Solutionary Events’ mission. Through the knowledge, experience, and dedication of solutionaries (people who take part in solutions instead of problems), the team offers valuable resources to people interested in learning about healthy living. The Solutionary Events team embraces the key elements of living a full and meaningful life through promoting conscientious and compassionate lifestyle choices. Learn more at www.solutionaryfestival.org!

8th Annual Tampa Bay Veg Fest

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Tampa Bay Veg Fest is back for the 8th year running!

 

Tampa Bay Veg Fest is an annual event that welcomes the Tampa community and beyond to celebrate all things healthy, compassionate, and environmentally sustainable. Featuring nationally renowned speakers, 100 veg-friendly vendors/exhibitors, animal rescue groups, vegan food, raw/cooking demonstrations, humane education, live music & entertainment, yoga classes, film screenings, a scavenger hunt appropriate for adults and kids, and activities for children and families, Veg Fest offers a diverse experience for all to learn about living a healthy, compassionate, and eco-friendly lifestyle. Tampa Bay Veg Fest is free to attend, and the speakers, demonstrations, music, and children’s activities are likewise free of charge. Vegan food samples will be available at the event, as will many opportunities to learn about vegan food, ideas, and lifestyle.

 

This Veg Fest won the Juror’s Choice Award in 2016 from Tampa’s Urban Excellence Awards, and has been named one of the 10 must-attend vegan festivals in the U.S. by One Green Planet. Approximately 12,000 people are expected to attend the event throughout the day.

 

Tampa Bay Veg Fest is November 4 from 10AM to 5PM and is  located at Cotanchobee Fort Brooke Park in the Channelside district of downtown Tampa. Learn more at www.tampabayvegfest.org!

Build up your lower back muscles and glutes if you want a six-pack for summer

By : David Magida OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL GAY MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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There seems to be a common misconception about what “core strength” really is. People throw the term around and regularly schedule “ab day” into their routine. They act as if doing a bunch of situps will give them the abs they’ve been chasing and the physical balance needed to be healthy. The reality is, core strength entails so much more.

As a society, we love the idea of six-pack abs. But most people don’t realize your lower back and glutes are as much a part of your core as your abs are. And you need balance. You can’t have incredibly strong abs with a weak lower back and glutes or your abs will overpower them daily, pulling your hips out of alignment and leaving you with lower back pain.

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“Nazi Persecution of Homosexuals: 1933-1945” Exhibition Opening Event, featuring Erik Jensen

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The Florida Holocaust Museum (The FHM) is pleased to present the traveling exhibition Nazi Persecution of Homosexuals 1933-1945, on loan from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Presented locally by Wells Fargo, this exhibition examines the Nazi regime’s attempt to eradicate homosexuality, which left thousands dead and shattered the lives of many more.

Between 1933 and 1945, the Nazi German regime promoted racial health policies that sought to eliminate all sources of biological corruption to its dominant “Aryan” race. Among the groups persecuted as threats to the national health were Germany’s homosexual men. Believing them to be carriers of a “degeneracy” that weakened society and hindered population growth, the Nazi state arrested and incarcerated in prisons and concentration camps tens of thousands of German men as a means of terrorizing them into social conformity.

The exhibition opening event will take place on Thursday, May 4th at 6:30 p.m. and is free to members of The FHM and $9 per person for general admission. The Pardoll Family Lecture Series opening reception will include a lecture by Erik Jensen, a specialist in the history of Germany and of gender and sexuality. Jensen is an Associate Professor of History at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, where he teaches courses in German history and directs the Honors Program. He has written numerous articles about the pink triangle, which was used by the Nazis in concentration camps to identify and shame homosexuals, and on how the Nazis persecuted homosexuals during the Holocaust. Please RSVP by calling 727.820.0100, extension 301.

Nazi Persecution of Homosexuals 1933-1945 opens to the public on Sunday, April 30, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at The Florida Holocaust Museum. The Florida Holocaust Museum is located at 55 5th Street S, St. Petersburg, FL 33701.

For additional Nazi Persecution of Homosexuals 1933-1945 exhibition information, please visit: https://www.thefhm.org/explore-2/exhibits/nazi-persecution-of-homosexuals.

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s exhibitions program is supported in part by the Lester Robbins and Sheila Johnson Robbins Traveling and Special Exhibitions Fund established in 1990.

Nazi Persecution of Homosexuals: 1933‐1945

By : Alex Storer
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The Florida Holocaust Museum (The FHM) is pleased to present the traveling exhibition Nazi Persecution of Homosexuals 1933-1945, on loan from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Presented locally by Wells Fargo, this exhibition examines the Nazi regime’s attempt to eradicate homosexuality, which left thousands dead and shattered the lives of many more.

Between 1933 and 1945, the Nazi German regime promoted racial health policies that sought to eliminate all sources of biological corruption to its dominant “Aryan” race. Among the groups persecuted as threats to the national health were Germany’s homosexual men. Believing them to be carriers of a “degeneracy” that weakened society and hindered population growth, the Nazi state arrested and incarcerated in prisons and concentration camps tens of thousands of German men as a means of terrorizing them into social conformity.

Nazi Persecution of Homosexuals 1933-1945 opens to the public on April 30, 2017 and runs through July 2, 2017 at The Florida Holocaust Museum. The Florida Holocaust Museum is located at 55 5th Street S, St. Petersburg, FL 33701.

For additional Nazi Persecution of Homosexuals 1933-1945 exhibition information, please visit: https://www.thefhm.org/explore-2/exhibits/nazi-persecution-of-homosexuals.

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s exhibitions program is supported in part by the Lester Robbins and Sheila Johnson Robbins Traveling and Special Exhibitions Fund established in 1990.

METRO Health brings history and fun to LGBTQ youth

By : Alexis Vilaboy
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ST. PETERSBURG – LGBTQ teens and supporters are invited to sleep in and attend METRO Health’s third annual LGBTQ+ Youth Leadership Summit on Saturday, Feb. 25 at 1 p.m. at its headquarters in St. Petersburg, Fla.

The one-day event focused on developing youth will begin with workshops, the topics of which were requested by METRO’s youth group participants, and end with dinner and a social dance.

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Britain approves funding for HIV-prevention drug

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London (AP) – Britain’s state-funded health service is responsible for paying for an HIV-prevention drug that has been called a “game changer” in the fight against AIDS, a court ruled August 2.

The health service said it would appeal, which means the drug – which advocates say can prevent infection in people at high risk of contracting HIV- is still some way from becoming widely available in Britain.

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Nevada to change policies for HIV-positive inmates

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Las Vegas (AP) – Nevada Department of Corrections officials say they’ve started taking action to improve their treatment of inmates infected with the virus that causes AIDS.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that the department last week removed a medical code from its computer system that could have revealed a prisoner’s HIV-positive status to unauthorized staffers.

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University of Louisville awarded dental-care funding for HIV/AIDS patients

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Louisville, Ky. (AP) – The University of Louisville School of Dentistry is using $2 million in federal funding to provide dental care for people with HIV or AIDS.

The university says the funding was awarded to the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services and contracted to the dental school.

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