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The Naked Truth The Sexual Health Blog

National HIV Testing Day & More! This Week’s Sexual Health Roundup

June 28th, 2013 by Sondra

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Each Friday, The Naked Truth will round up weekly sexual health-related news stories. Hot off the presses this week: National HIV Testing Day, Ladydrawers, DOMA, Prop 8, Abortion Rights Continues, and Sexual Assault in the Military. 

Thursday, June 27, 2013 was National HIV Testing Day. If you missed it, there are always places that provide free rapid HIV tests throughout the year: “Howard Brown Health Center Offers Free On-Site Rapid HIV Testing On-Site ” (HowardBrown.org); and “Find a Clinic for Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) or HIV Testing and Treatment” (City of Chicago)

A collective of fabulous women in comics, spearheaded by Anne Elizabeth Moore, launched the opening reception of a month-long comics festival aimed at exposing disparities for women in the [art] world:  The Ladydrawers collective tackles Sex. Money. Race. Gender” (ChicagoReader.com)

Hooray DOMA! Hooray Prop 8! Hooray Marriage Equality! How the [Supreme] Court Ruled on DOMA and Prop 8” (The New Yorker)

Strict Texas abortion bill – Senate Bill 5 – successfully filibustered by Senator Wendy Davis; Gov. Rick Perry called second special session to be held July 1: “Rick Perry Calls Second Special Election to Pass Abortion Bill” (HuffPost)

In defense of men: Pentagon releases number of sexual assaults on men in the military:  In Debate Over Sexual Assault, Men Are Overlooked Victims” (The New York Times)

“[Ladydrawers exposes] essentially any stereotype, loophole, 
prejudice, economic condition, or unwritten rule that can inhibit someone 
from joining the cultural conversation because of their gender, 
sexual orientation, race, or economic status…”  

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