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Traversing transgender medical care is a handful. When I started out, you had to go to two different therapists for evaluation — which took months if you were lucky — before you could even access hormones, and you were required to live at least one year in your “chosen” gender before surgery.

How drag queens are becoming the heroes of HIV prevention

My love affair with drag queens goes way back. Since my childhood in the suburbs of East L.A. (an area noticeably lacking in glitz and glamour), I have been fascinated with these magical creatures. My first glimpses of queens were on daytime talk — which, in the pre-internet ’80s, was also my only window into “the real world” that existed beyond my ’hood. “Geraldo” would have the club kids on, and on “The Jenny Jones Show” and “Ricki Lake,” my beloved queens. (I made sure to scour the TV guide daily for such appearances.)

“No Ashes in the Fire” by writer and activist Darnell Moore is a beautifully written memoir of a young black queer boy finding his freedom in America. Darnell Moore is considered one of the most prolific, important voices in young Black American culture.

The biggest challenge for liberals is that we don’t understand the difference between passion and practicality.  For instance, I have so much passion for presidential candidates such as Kamala “Mommala” Harris, and Pete “the fleet” Buttigieg.

About a month ago, I was sitting in stop-and-go traffic on Route 611, wending my way from Montgomery County toward Jackson’s dermatologist appointment in Fairmount. It was 8 a.m., rush-hour traffic was starting to build and so was my anxiety. It was my first time taking him to a doctor’s appointment alone, and I needed every detail to work perfectly —nap in the car, be pleasant in the waiting room, short wait, quick visit, no traffic on our way to daycare —to make it to my office for my 10 a.m. meeting. Piece of cake.

Injuries are painful, debilitating, and annoying. They can range from herniated disks to sprained ankles, tendon sprains to groin pulls — even tennis elbow. Before learning about prevention and care, it’s important to know what an injury is and how it happens.

Getting older can certainly be a challenging experience with physical limitations, losses, and changes in accustomed routines. Added to this can be a fear of the unknown, loneliness, and a sense of isolation. These issues can be particularly difficult for LGBT older adults who live by themselves and are not as active physically as they once were.

If you happen to be in New Hope for New Hope Celebrates Pridefest 2019 later this month or in Bucks County any other time, stop by Wishing Well B&B, where you’ll find Scott Drake, PGN’s former design director.

The PGN staffer and longtime photographer spent the better part of the last decade putting together ads and layouts for the newspaper as well as running all over creation to photograph events covered in PGN’s pages.

Q:  I’m a gay man in my mid-20’s just finishing graduate school.  I have some fairly significant student loans, which I will need to begin to payoff shortly.  Do you know what my options are if I can’t afford to make the standard payments right away?

Caster Semenya is a South African middle-distance runner. She took home Olympic gold in 2012 and 2016 and has won the world championships three times.  

She grew up in the village of Fairlie, located in South Africa’s Limpopo province. While she took up running in order to train for soccer, it was the former she has made her name in.

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