Annals of Gay Sexuality 2015: The Contemporary HIV Zeitgeist

Annals of Gay Sexuality 2015: The Contemporary HIV Zeitgeist

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Overview

Over the past year or more, the gay guys we know, love and fuck are having sex differently, particularly in relation to HIV. For more than three decades the virus has injected itself into the sexual congress of gay men. In 2015, our resistance to and acceptance of this disease has reached new levels of generational and cultural discord. Between these covers you'll find a cocksure, uninhibited exploration of how gay men today are screwing with HIV/AIDS in light of recent medical advances like Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) and Treatment as Prevention (TasP).

The Contemporary HIV Zeitgeist delves into the visceral, often transgressive, realities of how we so-called Men who have Sex with Men (MSM) navigate eros and carnal pleasures with each other and our ever-present bloodborne lover.

This volume marks the virgin edition of the Annals of Gay Sexuality (AGS), an interdisciplinary journal of incendiary stories and visual art for people who get hot and bothered about gay men, the ways we love and lust, hurt and heal.

AGS uses the Arts as a new methodology to research emergent ideas and subjective experiences in gay male communities that have, until now, not yet been described in the research literature. AGS contributors expose the present-day tastes, textures, sights and smells of our sex, from the mating rituals at a group sex potluck to sexting between cis- and transgender bears; from mile-high club poetry about Patient Zero to pillow talk between friends who are untangling sero-discordant envies. Both heart-breaking and hair-raising, these authors and artists whip it out and make us gag on our HIV-saturated gay lives and in the process evoke frothy new cultural and sexual paradigms.

Intervening in this carnal knowledge translation are editors Robert Birch and Marcus Greatheart, art director Pan, and a savvy group of artists, academics, and health providers. This collection resonates, and will engage readers in an enthusiastic social intercourse about the issues that penetrate our collective sexual psyche. Stimulated? Titillated? Hook up with us at www.annalsofgaysexuality.com

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780991798933
Publisher: Ethica Press
Publication date: 09/14/2015
Pages: 166
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.45(d)

About the Author

Robert is a PhD student in the Social Dimensions of Health Program and a doctoral researcher with the Centre for Addiction Research of BC (CARBC) at the University of Victoria, BC. He is presently investigating gay group sex events, HIV/AIDS and community focused Knowledge Translation. He is also a doctoral researcher for the Momentum Health Study in Vancouver, BC. During his thirty year career as an international arts-based educator and community activist he has delved into the areas of gender equality, socio-cultural diversity and queer-trans* health and wellness. He is also a regular columnist for the award-winning online HIV/AIDS magazine,

Marcus is a community-based social worker, radical therapist and resident physician. In the early 1990s he co-founded Canada's first youth-for-youth AIDS service organization and went on to specialize in LGBT health and education. His graduate research for a Master of Social Work led to the publication of 'Transforming Practice: Life Stories of Transgender Men that Change How Health Providers Work' (2013, Ethica Press). He recently completed his Medical Degree at McMaster University's Michael de Groote School of Medicine, and is currently completing his specialty training in Family Medicine at the University of British Columbia.

Table of Contents

Introduction by Robert Birch and Marcus Greatheart, 1- "Time Out" by Lore Schmidts; 2-Silence and Threat by Michael V. Smith; 3-"Gothic" by Pan; 4-This Feels Good, Though by Tim Rains; 5-"My Boyfriend Walt Whitman" by Michael Horwitz; 6-Scheune House Rules by RM Vaughan; 7-"It Adds up" by Grahame Perry; 8-Slaughter the Moonlight by Joshua Barton; 9-Tonight by Navid Tabatabai; 10-"Zeitgiest" by Pablo Cáceres; 11-Can you hear the drums Fernando? Or, my brief story of discovering pain and envy by Francisco Ibáñez-Carrasco; 12-The Future Doctor's First Orgy by Robert Birch; 13-"Believe it or not, there was a time in my life when I didn't go around announcing I was a faggot." by Wes Fanelli; 14-See Dick Fuck by Mischief and Marcus Greatheart; 15-"Clean/Dirty" by Grahame Perry; 16-How Can You Be Beautiful to Me? by Tim Rains; 17-"Touch" by Pan; 18-Barebacking by Simon Sheppard; 19-Steamy Boy Puss by Wilson Copland; 20-Please Come In by Marcus Greatheart; 21-For Gaëtan Dugas by Eric Sneathen; 22-Contributor Bios; 23-Call for Annals of Gay Sexuality 2016.

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