“Hey, Wait A Minute, Mr Kramer” ….. Andrew Sully vs Larry Kramer

The Dish

Again, on my week off, Larry Kramer sounded off about the breakthrough in HIV prevention made possible by Truvada, the one-pill-a-day drug that reduces your risk of contracting HIV by 99 percent:

Anybody who voluntarily takes an antiviral every day has got to have rocks in their heads. There’s something to me cowardly about taking Truvada instead of using a condom. You’re taking a drug that is poison to you, and it has lessened your energy to fight, to get involved, to do anything.

What on earth is he saying? Flash back to the early-1980s, in the age of The Normal Heart, which just got its HBO premiere (and brought back some of the real terror and horror of the plague years). Imagine a scene when someone rushes into a GMHC meeting and declares that there’s now a pill that will make you immune to HIV if you take…

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Would You Want To Meet One Of Your Rapists 25 Years Later

Real_Men When I saw a tweet earlier today from a blogging friend in regards to a new posting he had done I had no idea of what I was about to read, much less it was a personal account of a horrific part of his past.

I thought about writing something but decided not even though his blog is public as what he divulged is so personal. That is until just a short time before writing this I saw another tweet of how he received an email from another man proving that his posting is doing some good for men who are raped by other men.

The rape of men is oft not reported for a variety of reasons the least of which is shame and “who would believe it”. I’m not talking about boys being raped and assaulted by pedophiles but an adult man raping another adult man.

I can remember a made for TV movie in 1985 The Rape Of Richard Beck starring Richard Crenna which was one of the first movies to address the topic. Yes we hear about rape in prison among males, have seen it portrayed many times in movies and on TV including the award-winning HBO series Oz.

For many it’s such a taboo topic, and indeed thought, that this could and does actually happen it makes you wonder how many men, straight, gay or bi have lived in silence and who have not reported incidents to authorities.

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