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GAY MEN AND THE BATTLE TO BE HAPPY
In our recent survey we found that 24% of gay men had tried to kill themselves while 56% said they thought about it.
In this issue we talk to those gay men who are or have battled with depression and/or suicidal thoughts. We also talk to HIV-positive gay men who became depressed and/or suicidal after their diagnosis.
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In our recent survey we found that 24% of gay men had tried to kill themselves while 56% said they thought about it.Read more
The latest STI figures from Public Health England make for some pretty grim reading. Once again gay and bisexual men are one of the groups most affected by sexually transmitted infections.Read more
“I was diagnosed with HIV five years ago and I felt my life was over.”Read more
I’ve been thinking about my life recently and a question popped into my mind – am I a happy homosexual?Read more
I don’t think I’ve ever cried as much as I did that night. I was shaking with a mixture of fear and anger the entire time. That’s when I decided to end my life.Read more
How important is it to look after your mental health? Very, actually. All too often gay men spend far more time working on our abs than our mental health.Read more
A recent study by University College London showed that HIV-negative gay men who have several symptoms of depression are more likely to have sex without a condom. Some American studies have also found an association between depression and risky sex.Read more
What do you think when you hear the words “Shocking stats show gay men more likely to be depressed and suicidal”?Read more
When it comes to sex and relationships there is no such thing as a stupid question. Here are our answers to some of the things you asked us via the GMFA website.Read more
It’s tough being single and sexually available in 2015 (dare I say ‘romantically available’). We have slut-shaming and PrEP-shaming in our newsfeeds, dating dialogue has been reduced to “you’re hot” and “send cock-pics”, and the most romantic thing that happens on a Saturday night is stroking the back of the guy you’d been snogging as he vomits a little too much G into a filthy nightclub toilet bowl. Who said romance is dead?Read more