Archive for August 2009

Thank goodness for Dr Ehrlich and Syphilis

The syphilis virus 100 years ago today, German physician Paul Ehrlich discovered the first chemotherapy drug – and it cured syphilis.  Ehrlich toiled for years to discover a treatment that would kill a virus but not kill the patient. Syhpilis is on the rise in Chicago, have you been tested?  If you’re not sure then... Read more »

Zombies to demand health care at Schakowsky Town Hall Forum

Photo Credit:endenizen via Flickr Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky will hold a Health Care Town Hall Forum in the Niles West High School Auditorium at 5701 Oakton Street in Skokie, and zombies will be there to protest and demand Universal Health Care. The Zombies, part of the group “Universal Single Payer Health Care is the Only Way... Read more »

Gay and bi men more likely to have HIV

Another report out of last weeks National HIV Prevention Conference is showing that gay and bisexual men account for half of all new HIV infections in the US and have an AIDS rate 50 times greater than other groups. Here’s some information direct from the Washington Blade: Dr. Amy Lansky of the CDC presented research at... Read more »

Cleve Jones shares his story at Join The Impact event

Join The Impact Chicago held a fundraiser over the weekend which feature guest speaker Cleve Jones to raise awareness about the National Equality March in Wahington scheduled for National Coming Out Day, October 11. More than 300 people gathered at the Victory Garden’s Biograph theater to help raise money for buses to transport Chicagoans to... Read more »

Stop, don't cut that foreskin!

Photo Credit:sea-turtle via Flickr There’s been a lot of news health related news that impacts the LGBT community in the past week, so I thought I’d just gather a few of those together and share with you.  First of all, the Feast of Fun posted the most recent Lifelube/Project Crysp health forum ‘Risky Business –... Read more »

Who wants to spin some fire?

Photo Credit: Michael Lehet Pay homage to the full moon this Thursday night!  Head up to Foster Beach on the northside and catch the Full Moon Jam. Living in the city we don’t often get to see the full clear sky filled with stars, but the one thing that we can always see is the... Read more »

Peter Pan like you've never seen before

Check out this guys amazing remix using clips from the Robin William’s “vehicle” HOOK! Spectacular   After the Jump check out more of his amazing movie remix videos Here’s a remix from the classic Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory Here’s a fabulous one from Mary Poppins   Subscribe via RSS: Subscribe via Email: Follow... Read more »

I've renewed my gayness for another six months thanks to Broadway in Chicago

Yes it’s true, you have to renew every six months otherwise you’re in jeopardy of losing your gay license, I mean after all some people want you to believe that being gay is “a choice.”  But I’m safe, because I’ve officially renewed – I got next seasons Broadway In Chicago tickets in the mail over... Read more »

Hitler is pissed off that Michael Jackson is dead

Well, someone had to break the news to him, glad it wasn’t me!   Subscribe via RSS: Subscribe via Email: Follow Michael Lehet on Twitter:

Set your status to stun!

Photo Credit: Fausto Fernos via Feast of Fun Oh those wild and crazy boys over at the Feast of Fun have done it again – they asked me back on their fabulous podcast for their end of week Friday Extravaganza! Listen to the Podcast They’ve even made it easier than ever to comment on the... Read more »