In the words of Nene Leakes, “It’s amazing how many good friends I have and don’t know about it.” And, our friend Bash just might have to say he’ll be friends with these two after their seeing their three way bing bang session needed wayyy more lube.
If you haven’t been watching ‘Bashful‘ get your edges anchored in the Lord!
But, before you do that press play and get into this love session. View Full Post
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) reports that the number of Invasive Meningococcal Disease cases has recently increased. The newest case is confirmed in a young adult, gay man who works in LA County. He is currently hospitalized and receiving appropriate medical treatment. This brings the total number of cases in LA County in 2016 to 11, of which seven have occurred within the last two months.
Of particular concern, this is the fourth recent case within LA County’s Public Health jurisdiction to occur among self-identified gay men/men who have sex with men (MSM). To date, the reason for the high proportion of cases in this population is unknown, but the majority are among HIV negative men. Two female cases of Invasive Meningococcal Disease have also been confirmed within the same time frame. No deaths have occurred in LA County due to these infections.
“The number of infections among men, most of whom identify as gay or bisexual, is substantially more than would be expected,” said LA County Interim Health Officer, Jeffrey Gunzenhauser, MD, MPH. “This is of great concern, and we want to ensure that individuals who are at risk get vaccinated and take other precautions to stop the spread of this deadly disease.”
Public Health has asked the State and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to assist in the local investigation. This is especially important because there have been Invasive Meningococcal Disease outbreaks among MSM in other jurisdictions across the country.
Including cases from Long Beach and Orange County, this most recent case from LA County brings the total to seven MSM cases in Southern California since the beginning of May. In LA County, there are an estimated 300,000 MSM in a population of more than 10 million people.
Here’s a news story from the 2013 Los Angeles outbreak which includes tips to identify symptoms. Press play.
“Toni cool as fuck, man,” Birdman tells radio veteran Big Boy about Toni Braxton. “Super cool. That’s the homegirl. I’ve been knowing her for a long time. We went to the BET Awards. What’s the big deal? We did music together. We got one coming out together.”
In the 40-minute interview the Cash Money executive also discusses Lil Wayne drama. But, more importantly, his stunt with Charlamagne at Power 105.
“I wanted to go personally and see this man. I saw him and knew a few places he was at, but I didn’t want to take it to that. I wanted to go see him and let him know, face-to-face, homie, stop playing with me.” View Full Post
Who has $1500 for an HIV prevention medication? Who really believes the CDC’s finding that 1 in 2 Black, gay men will become infected with HIV/AIDS? While we wait for the quarterly PrEP injection to become a tangible thing, Gilead Sciences has something they want you to know about their pill.
At a recent American Society for Microbiology meeting they presented an update to the US Pharmacy PrEP Survey and found that 74% of people who filled Truvada prescriptions were White. People of color love saying Black people don’t have the same opportunities as Whites; but, Hispanics are also more likely to swallow the daily pill than Blacks. Our numbers actually decreased.
GODDAMN! What one person orders $40 worth of take out? It looks like the epiphany Murph is about to have about turning 30 years old will be the best thing to ever happen since making time to go to the d*mn grocery store.
This week as a part of Issa Rae’s #ShortFilmSundays we’ve been blessed with a screening of this R. Michael Thomas original. Press play and thank me later.
Years ago I wrote for Mocca Magazine beggin’ and pleadin’ like Brandy – click here to read it – for LGBT content creators to create an urban indie streaming network, a gay Netflix, for all of our amazing, award-winning content.
And, look what fell from the sky two years later! *twirls*