The english version will follow
C’est avec le cœur lourd que nous vous annonçons le décès de Ted Gaudet.
“Public health has received three (3) reports of hepatitis B cases amongst men who have sex with men (MSM) in recent weeks in the Greater Moncton Area. All three cases have or are suspected of having at-risk sexual activities. Due to the anonymous nature of most partners, many contacts could not be traced; therefore other cases occurring within the MSM community are likely.
**Unfortunately, MSM are not currently covered under provincial eligibility for either of these vaccines; however hepatitis vaccines can be acquired at a cost of around 120$ for a full series of either one, and approximately 600$ for the Gardasil® series.
La Santé publique a reçu trois (3) rapports de cas d’hépatite B diagnostiqués au sein de la communauté des hommes ayant des relations sexuelles avec des hommes (HARSAH) dans la région du Grand Moncton. Tous ont, ou semblent avoir, des comportements sexuels à risques élevés. Puisque l’identité de la plupart de leurs partenaires est inconnue, plusieurs contacts n’ont pu être retracés. Il est donc très probable que des cas additionnels sont ou seront présents au sein de cette communauté.
As we reflect on this International Day Against homophobia lets take a moment to reflect upon where we’ve come from. There was a time not so long ago when we were Ostracized, Criminalized, Sterilized, and Lobotomized. <— (Shameless plug) There is a lot of pride when we think of just how hard people worked for equal rights. How much abuse was endured in the quest for the right to be left alone. And how much this groundwork allows us to continue carrying the torch today. Speaking of torches, how about the 2014 Olympics? It was great to see politicians, community and activism freely supporting their LGBTT2SQQI colleagues.
When we think about homophobia I think perhaps it’s situations like Russia’s anti-gay business that come to mind, but this type of homophobia is just that, a type of it. It’s easy to look outside the community at Russia, or the Westboro Baptist Church and see the “them” and “us”. Them Bad. Us Good. Read the rest of this entry »