Abortion still seems to be a top priority for Governor Jan Brewer and the Legislature, as the governor announced the signing of yet another bill that's not making Planned Parenthood happy at all.The governor signed House Bill 2800 into law late last week, which described in the broadest sense by the ... More >>
Republicans. I know some of them are sane here in Sand Land, but you wouldn't know it by their wingnutty hijinks in the state Legislature this year, where they've placed a birther-bill, a late-term abortion ban and a state-funded border militia ahead of doing anything to aid the economy, bring jobs ... More >>
If you've heard enough about abortion in Arizona recently, that's apparently too damn bad.Between Arizona Congressman Trent Franks' and the state Legislature's fascination with abortion-related legislation, there's plenty of abortion bullying to spread around.Still, the anti-abortion Susan B. Ant ... More >>
A federal judge in Kentucky has a set a trial date for the defamation lawsuit a Cincinnatti Bengals cheerleader filed against Scottsdale's own Hooman Karamian, a.k.a. "Nik Richie," of The Dirty (ahem) fame.U.S. District Judge William Bertelsman set a June 4 trial date for the lawsuit, which claim ... More >>
For as much awareness that has been brought upon HIV in recent years, it's still called an "unhuggable" disease because of the stigmas and misconceptions surrounding it -- though, no, hugging someone with AIDS will not cause you to catch it yourself (duh).In an effort to educate community member ... More >>
Planned parenthood today formally filed paperwork to dismiss its lawsuit challenging several abortion laws that took effect in September. The laws, most of which were passed by the Arizona Legislature in 2009, place new restrictions on abortion procedures and make it far more difficult for women ... More >>
www.someecard.comAccording to a recently released study from Arizona State University's Center for Violence Prevention and Community Safety, if you've been booked into a Maricopa Count jail, you're much more likely to catch a sexually transmitted disease than members of the general public.Accordi ... More >>
The man with his face blurred out is Eric Whitaker, the "star" of the porn website Backroom Casting Couch, which is unfortunate considering he has herpes.Sorry, ladies -- if you were hoping to star in one of Valley-based Backroom Casting Couch's "reality" porn flicks, we've got some bad new ... More >>
politico.comSenator Jon Kyl's press secretary has taken the blame for the senator reporting "statistics" last week about Planned Parenthood he found in the land of make-believe, and later saying it "was not intended to be a factual statement." In case you missed it, Kyl completely BS'd the a ... More >>
Put feet to the pavement for a good cause
www.thedirty.com "Dirty" founder Nik Richie -- chest hair and all. Scottsdale's own Hooman Karamian, a.k.a. "Nik Richie," of The Dirty fame and his "dirty army" of club-going photogs have struck again. The latest victim: A Cincinnati Bengals cheerleader/schoolteacher.In a post on Kara ... More >>
www.ebaumsworld.comThe newest data is in: Burning piss and itchy bumps are on the rise in the Unites States -- again.The Centers for Disease Control announced today that reported sexually transmitted diseases increased to record levels in 2008.
Undecided about where to go to dinner tomorrow? Let Dining Out For Life help you figure out a place to dine for a good cause. The annual event, which happens all across the country on Thursday, April 30, benefits the fight against HIV and AIDS. In Arizona, Southwest Center for HIV/AIDS and Northlan ... More >>
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Multi-media artist Angela Ellsworth never, ever disappoints me. And just when I think she can't outdo herself, she proves me wrong. Her aesthetic coup this time can be seen in "Angela Ellsworth: Underpinnings" at Lisa Sette Gallery in Scottsdale until January 31. And it's one for the books. Right: ... More >>
Make your naughty bits nice
One screams, the other doesn't
Tweakers, straight and gay, are obsessed with sex. The result is that pregnancy and HIV-infection rates among meth-heads are increasing at alarming rates
Local AIDS charities ditch the walk for dinner and dessert, and leave J.D. Hayworth behind
Revivals fight complacency
Dance performances benefit the NAMES Project
Coping with HIV and AIDS through art
Marla Wing is a political activist and a lot of other things. You figure it out.
Nevada's wastewater is causing sex problems in fish. But will Arizona get screwed by the solution?
If your vagina got dressed, what would it wear to The Vagina Monologues?
State-funded sex abstinence classes for adults face financial turn-off
Trash-talking abortionist Dr. Brian Finkel has a message for pro-life zealots: "Kiss my ass."
State misspent $350,000 of federal funds earmarked for HIV and substance-abuse services
Pro-choice lobby may be weakened by a disagreement over regulation of abortion clinics
City Hall Puritans crack down on sex businesses. Expect the courts to decide if the new laws are constitutional.
Some local groups are unhappy over the AIDS fund raiser
Jeff Ofstedahl became the Valley's most visible gay activist, turned Echo Magazine into a political force, and carefully planned his departure for four months of sailing and finishing a novel. Then his doctor called.
He's been the Valley's most prominent AIDS doctor. But now Ken Fisher faces charges that threaten his reputation and his career.
Pageant for senior women bars contestant with AIDS virus
Pills made from a Peruvian vine known as Cat's Claw are all the rage among Latino health buffs
Once again, the Legislature wants to require minors to get a parent's permission for an abortion
A SCOTTSDALE PARENTS' GROUP WITH TIES TO PAY ROBERTSON IS MAKING SURE THE SEX-ED CURRICULUM DOESN'T GO ALL THE WAY