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By Stacy Lambe, OUT Magazine


How a straight white rapper from Seattle wrote hip-hop's first gay anthem.


Handsome, fabulously dressed in a bright red suit that fits snugly on his slender frame, with perfectly cropped and coiffed hair. At first glance, one could take Macklemore (real name: Ben Haggerty) for the nation's first mainstream gay rapper. He is, after all, a flashy 29-year-old dandy who saunters around in $450 blue velvet Stubbs & Wootton slippers, an MC who struck gold with a number 1 hit about vintage shopping, and a flamboyant showman who cemented his arrival in March with a rousing performance on Saturday Night Live in which he literally skipped across the stage (it drew 5.8 million viewers). But such an assumption would be relying too much on the same stereotypes Macklemore himself tackles in his breakthrough single, "Same Love." No, he's not gay. (In fact, he's engaged to his tour manager and girlfriend of seven years.) At one point in time, though, he certainly thought he might be gay. And that, in a roundabout way, is what brings him here this evening.


Read full article here: The Making of Macklemore

Source: OUT Magazine OUT.com

Vaccines Against Drug Abuse: A Viable Treatment Option?

Posted by Project NEON on May 23, 2013 5:29 PM

Vaccines Against Drug Abuse: A Viable Treatment Option?



Posted on May 22, 2013 in Research & News


The idea of vaccinating against drug abuse is hailed by many to be the future of addiction treatment, but the concept has several downsides that may hold it back. The idea is simple: a vaccination would prevent the drug from having an effect if taken, which would therefore render taking drugs pretty much useless. It obviously has a huge potential benefit for removing the appeal of commonly-abused drugs, but critics point out that it could never become the sole treatment for addiction. Understanding the mechanism of the vaccines that have been developed and their limitations helps you see how they will fit into the future of addiction treatment.


Read full article here: Vaccines Against Drug Abuse


Source: Drug Addiction Treatment  http://www.drugaddictiontreatment.com/

NEON loves free testing!

Posted by Project NEON on May 23, 2013 3:31 PM


NEON loves free testing!


We have two spots available for testing tomorrow, Friday the 24th. Space available at 3 & 4 p.m. 


Get free, confidential testing for HIV, hepatitis, and STIs. Watch Connie and Carla while you wait, and eat delicious pizza.


To sign up for testing, call 206 323 1768, or just walk-in to Seattle Counseling Service

1216 Pine Street, 3rd Floor.

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Posted by Project NEON on May 16, 2013 12:31 PM


Chains and Whips Excite Me: Part 3

Posted by Project NEON on May 16, 2013 12:24 PM

Dr. Dick has delivered part 3 of his BDSM article.

Check out Chains and Whips Excite Me: Part 3

What do you think? Would you give this a try?

Posted by Project NEON on May 16, 2013 9:45 AM

Prototype Is First Condom Designed for Anal Sex

Posted on Poz.com May 15, 2013

The company behind a prototype claims it has made the first condom designed specifically for anal sex, The Huffington Post reports. The R.A.I. (Receptive Anal Intercourse) condom comes from Origami Condoms. The insertive partner does not wear the tubular condom. Instead, the receptive partner anchors the condom internally. If approved, R.A.I. condoms, which collapse and move like an accordion, could be in stores as soon as 2015.

Read the Huffington Post article here: Origami Condom

Pride around the world

Posted by Project NEON on May 15, 2013 10:25 AM

Stockholm Pride Welcomes Russian Gays


By Out.com Editors

Swedish activists hope to turn their pride against Russian hate.

Moscow city officials this week upheld their city's 100 ban on pride parades. This means that yet again Russian LGBT activists and their allies will have to make alternative plans, and Stockholm Pride's hoping their new #GoWest campaign will encourages Russians to spend their gay pride in Sweden, instead.

"To celebrate that love, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity and gender identity is a democratic right, we have taken this opportunity to, with humor and love, direct a special invitation to all of Russia to celebrate Pride with us," Stockholm Pride said.

Whether you can make it or not, supporters are urged to hit up the Go West 2013 website, where they can compose a tweet-invite that will be translated into Russian and spread throughout the country. In the end, Stockholm Pride hopes to generate enough Twitter interest to help spark worldwide protests against Russia's anti-gay campaigns.

Link to the Out.com article: Stockholm Pride Welcomes Russian Gays

Have you looked at Your METHod?

Posted by Project NEON on May 14, 2013 10:12 AM

Have you seen NEON's 2012 publication Your METHod?


Your METHod is a recovery-based journal that features the stories, words, and art work of Seattleites.


Your METHod also includes space to write your own thoughts about use and recovery. Pick up a copy at Seattle Counseling Service, through your NEON peer educator, or download and print online here: Your METHod

May is Hepatitis Awareness Month

Posted by Project NEON on May 13, 2013 11:48 AM

Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C can become chronic, life-long infections which can lead to liver cancer. Millions of Americans are living with chronic viral hepatitis, and many do not know they are infected.

CDC's Division of Viral Hepatitis is leading a national campaign called Know More Hepatitis.  The initiative aims increase awareness about this hidden epidemic and encouraging people born from 1945-1965 to get tested for Hepatitis C.

Read the full article: http://www.cdc.gov/hepatitis/HEPAwarenessMonth.htm

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CDC.gov

One less thing to think about.

Posted by Project NEON on May 9, 2013 3:14 PM

Text NEONtest to 877877. You'll get a FREE text every 3 months with a reminder to test for HIV and other STIs.

Text NEONinfo to 877877 to get FREE periodic tips about safer sex and safer use, NEON event notifications, and other health info.


Free image courtesy of freedigitalphotos.net

Telling Others You're HIV Positive: How'd You Do It?

Posted by Project NEON on May 9, 2013 10:07 AM

Posted on TheBody.com


For many gay men who have gone through the process of coming out as gay to themselves, their families and loved ones, telling others they're HIV positive is like coming out all over again. Read stories and tips from HIV-positive gay men who've grappled with the question: How Do You Decide When to Share With Others That You're HIV Positive?

Read the full article here: Telling Others You're HIV Positive


Source: TheBody.com

BDSM 101 Continued

Posted by Project NEON on May 8, 2013 9:48 AM

Dr. Dick has delivered Part 2 of his BDSM 101 article.


Read it here: Chains and Whips Excite Me, Part 2




Posted by Project NEON on May 3, 2013 9:52 AM

Join us at TGIF today (Friday, May 3) for free pizza and the film TO WONG FOO.


3 p.m. Rainbow Room @ Seattle Counseling Service




Posted by Project NEON on May 3, 2013 9:10 AM

Happy Friday! Today is a perfect day to shake your booty.




Posted on: aplacetolovedogs.com




Dr. Dick's New Article: Chains and Whips Excite Me

Posted by Project NEON on May 2, 2013 3:21 PM

Dr. Dick has delivered a new 3-part article on BDSM 101.


Click here for Part 1: Chains and Whips Excite Me



Scroll through this post on TheBody.com, for a variety of responses on barebacking.



Posted on TheBody.com

What do you feel when you hear the term "barebacking"? Anger at the stigma the word can imply? Relief that the topic is being discussed in an open forum? Frustration that anyone would choose to have unprotected sex in the age of HIV/AIDS? Curiosity about the reasons such choices are made?

No matter what your position on barebacking is, chances are excellent that one of TheBody.com's interviewees, bloggers or content partners has touched upon it. Check out this sampling of the range of perspectives on gay men and sexual risk that have been shared on our site.

Click here for full article: Barebacking, Unbridled

Source: TheBody.com

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