3/4/2013 5:36 PM
If you’ve been frustrated scouring the gay dating websites every evening--only getting filthy replies from people looking to hook up--when one finely looks promising, where should you take them? We have you and your date covered. Here’s a list of five places where same-sex couples could go on a first date.
7/25/2012 4:52 PM
While there are plenty of hurdles any gay or lesbian in the US faces, there are a bunch of challenges unique to being a lesbian who comes out late in life.
Gay Girl Dating Coach Mary Malia knows all about it. She divorced her husband and came out as a lesbian when she was 45 years old. Like many women who come out when they are older she had been married to a man, and had kids, both of which can complicate your life when you begin dating women. She talked with us about some of the specific challenges women who come out late in life face:
7/6/2012 12:12 PM
People are buzzing about the recently approved in-home HIV test. The test will be available over the counter, and results can be had in as little as 20 minutes. So, are these tests something you should be incorporating into your sex life?
The HIV transmission statistics among MSM – that’s men who sleep with men – are pretty grim. According to the CDC, bi and gay men account for nearly half of all people in the United States living with HIV, and over half of all new transmissions. And, the person who infects you, in a majority of cases, does not know that they have HIV.
While the tests have just been approved by the FDA for home use, they’ve been distributed in studies for some time to see whether they would help reduce HIV transmission rates. And, the outlook is pretty good. When Dr. Alex Carballo-Dieguez of the HIV Center for Clinical and Behavioral Studies at Columbia University gave home testing kits to 21 at-risk men in New York City, 20 reported using the tests with partners before sexual encounters.
6/26/2012 1:29 PM
Just days after the anniversary of New York's landmark Marriage Equality Act, the first gay and lesbian New Yorkers will experience one of marriages darker realities: divorce. One of the first couples married in the giddy days after the law's passage will file divorce papers on June 28th.
Katie Marks and Dese'Rae Stage were married in the Pop Up Chapel in Central Park, a one-day event during which 24 couples got married to celebrate their newly recognized rights. Marks and Stage began dating in 2008. They had already been planning to get married -- their initial intention was to travel to Boston to wed in 2012 -- but, caught up in the high spirits following the passage of the same sex marriage law, they pushed up the date of the wedding.
4/20/2012 3:11 PM
Always thinking about her single friends and who would make a cute couple, Dr. Frankie Bashan decided to combine her formal training, experience, and natural gift of connecting with people to help the lesbian dating community.
In addition to matchmaking, she also offers relationship coaching. She recently revealed recurring trends she's seeing and her number one piece of advice for single lesbians.