Jackson Hole… we’re returning in 2015!

Jackson Hole… we’re returning in 2015!

Department of Justice Urges States To Drop HIV Criminalization

Towleroad reports:

"The Civil Rights division of the U.S. Department of Justice is strongly urging legislators across the country to strike down laws that currently criminalize HIV-positive people who, often unknowingly, “certain behaviors before disclosing known HIV-positive status.”

DojHIV criminalization laws sprang up across the country in the early days of the AIDS epidemic when diagnoses and death were swift and sometimes unexpected. In a time when the exact means of transmission were misunderstood and means of treating those infected were scant, the laws were a desperate attempt to curtail the spread of the virus. More robust public health funding  was provided to the states in 1990 provided that the states criminalized HIV transmission.

Unfortunately, most of the laws regarding HIV positive individuals and their conduct haven’t managed to keep pace with the development of treatments. Put simply, the laws just don’t work. Last year the United Nations HIV/AIDS prevention task force found that in criminalizing HIV transmission these laws discouraged people from finding out their HIV statuses.”

Read more at Towleroad >

Sex Without Fear

Truvada has gotten a lot of attention within the LGBT press lately, but this in-depth story from New York Magazine is well worth a read.

IOC confirms 3 finalist bid cities for 2022 Winter Olympics | Ski Racing

SkiRacing.com reports:

"The Executive Board of the International Olympic Committee unanimously agreed that Oslo (NOR), Almaty (KAZ) and Beijing (CHN) would progress from the applicant city phase to the candidate city phase in the bid to host the Olympic Winter Games in 2022.

The decision was based on a technical analysis of the cities’ applications submitted earlier this year. The analysis and subsequent report were made by an IOC-appointed working group of Olympic Games experts who assessed each applicant city’s potential for successfully staging the Olympic Winter Games 2022.

Each city was encouraged to produce a bid best suited to their own unique circumstances, with plans that reflect their own specific vision for how the Games can benefit their cities and regions and ensure positive, sustainable legacies for their populations.”

Read more at SkiRacing >

Technology’s Rainbow Connection

SAN FRANCISCO — If it weren’t for the one naked guy, the furries with their articulated ears and the small gaggle of leather-clad members of the Society of Janus, this city’s 44th annual Pride parade in June could have been easily be mistaken for a technology conference.

Read the cool story at the New York Times >

The Cadillac of Chairlifts is coming to Okemo, Vermont

Watch this. 

A must-see — Michael Sam is the recipient of this year’s Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the ESPY Awards. This 18-minute video is deeply inspiring. Watch the whole thing… you’ll be glad you did.

Water parks at ski resorts… they’re happening more and more!
Who would enjoy a spot like this?

Water parks at ski resorts… they’re happening more and more!

Who would enjoy a spot like this?

Congrats!

Snowboarder Jamie Anderson in the new ESPN Body Issue. Check out her interview >

The Transgender Tipping Point

To commemorate lavernecox's historic Emmy nomination, timemagazine has released its “Transgender Tipping Point” cover story online!

It’s well worth a read >

Laverne Cox Becomes First Openly-Transgender Actress Nominated For An Emmy

Huge congrats, Laverne! More >

2014 Highlights, a set on Flickr.
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2014 Highlights, a set on Flickr.