Wellness

Live your healthiest LGBTQ life. Discover health advice, recipes, HIV & AIDS news, fitness tips, beauty and grooming lessons, and other buzz to keep you in great physical and mental shape.

Where to Eat: Our Favorite LGBT-Friendly Chelsea Restaurants

The Breslin The Spotted Pig folks are behind this vintage-rustic restaurant in NoChel’s Ace Hotel. British-inspired fare is egg-centric at breakfast and meat-and-terrine heavy...

Matchmaker, Matchmaker – Grant Wheaton and the Focus on Quality over Quantity.

How an Actor Became One of the LGBTQ Community’s Premiere Matchmakers. When Grant Wheaton moved to NYC as a young man to pursue his acting dreams, he didn’t expect to...

Best Hell’s Kitchen Gay Friendly Restaurants

New York City nightlife is among the best LGBTQ scenes in the world, and it extends well beyond old school gay neighborhoods such as Chelsea and the West Village. For example,...

Staying Vigilant with HIV: How Science Fights the Virus — and How it Fights Back

Living with HIV in the 21st Century means fewer side effects than ever, but there are still some situations that raise red flags. The reality for anyone with HIV is that current...

Do Cold Workouts Get Results? The Benefits of Cool Fitness Programs

After years of Hot Yoga, I realized there was a different kind of burn to be felt working out in the cold. Workouts have been about heat for a long time. I’ve lost count of how...

What’s the Mystery Behind the Martial Art Known as Tai Chi Chuan?

Ever passed a small group of people practicing what appear to be very slow martial arts moves in a park? Chances are they’re moving through Tai chi chuan poses. And if you’ve...

Genius Grants: Meet the LGBTQ MacArthur Fellows of 2018

The MacArthur Foundation has announced its 2018 MacArthur Fellows, several of whom either identify as LGBTQ or are doing groundbreaking work on LGBTQ issues. The MacArthur...

Why Did a Generation of Cubans Choose to Become HIV-Positive?

It’s considered the “Special Period” in Cuba’s history: when the Soviet Union cut financial ties with Cuba. During the late 1980s under the socialist Castro regime, where...

How Do You Fight HIV/AIDS in the Red States of the Deep South?

How do you raise vital funds to fight AIDS in a state that’s politically dominated by a party that tends not to make it a priority? This spring, the world’s largest single HIV...

King Salmon Poke with Black Sesame and Quick Pickled Beet

One of my favorite colorful summertime dishes to serve at any special gathering is poke. This poke is packed with super rich, all the good for you fat from the king salmon and...

Five Yoga Poses for Self Confidence

Is yoga really as good for the mind as it is for the body? Give these specially chosen moves a try and see for yourself. Unless you’ve been living under some kind of zen-proof...

Help for LGBTQ People Facing Bipolar Disorder

The LGBTQ community faces higher rates of mood disorders, but there may be new help recognizing and treating bipolar. In his new Book, Owning Bipolar Disorder (Citadel Press,...