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The Rise of the Queer Surf Community
Meth has devastated the gay community for decades. A new treatment offers hope.
For Roger, the enormity of what he had lost during his nearly two decades of off-and-on methamphetamine use — and what more he had to lose — hit home hard when a man he was dating asked him that question. Roger, who was 47 at the time, had already suffered a major ischemic stroke thanks to meth, the powerfully addictive stimulant that had long since taken over his life. So when Roger, who is from Dallas and asked that his last name not be published for fear that meth's stigma could hurt his career, heard that a study was looking for people like him to test a treatment for meth use disorder, he jumped at the chance. While the treatment's success rate, 14 percent, is modest and important questions remain about its potential for real-world use, the study's publication in The New England Journal of Medicine last month has nevertheless raised hope in the addiction field that more research might build on its findings.
'We live here': fears tourist tweets on gay lifestyle may backfire on Bali's LGBT community
When American tourist Kristen Antoinette Gray began writing about her stay in Bali on Twitter, she apparently had little idea of the controversy she would cause. Gray and her girlfriend had travelled to Bali for six months but, when the pandemic hit, decided to wait it out on the island. Her business, which she ran as a digital nomad, had started to take shape, and the island had offered a much-needed respite from the political turmoil in the US.
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