Health

A body to die for

Two days ago, La Presse published an article in which we learned about the death of a stripper from Stock Bar, a male strippers’ bar located in the gay village of Montreal. If you have ever walked on this stretch of Ste-Catherine at night, you know where I mean. You often see dancers outside smoking...
Body diversity in men

Body diversity in men

    We often hear about the importance of illustrating the diversity among women’s bodies. Whether we see them on TV, in magazines, at bus stops or in stores, we realize that the models do not represent reality for many women. There is less talk of this phenomenon in men. Yet, the projected images are...
Online interventions for LGBT health

Online interventions for LGBT health

Last week, I had the opportunity to participate to the pan-Canadian meeting on online interventions for LGBT health. This meeting took place at UQÀM and was organized by the Sexuality and Gender Diversity: Vulnerability and Resilience (SVR) research team. Researchers and organizations across Canada were there to present their respective projects. Although my research focuses...
Skinny gay groceries

Skinny gay groceries

Last week, I received a video of Michael Buckley, a gay web celebrity. The title speaks for itself: Skinny Gay Grocery Store Haul. In this video, he shows off his food purchases. I could not help but analyze the content of his groceries and his eating habits. Purchases 3 boxes of cereals (Frosted Flakes, Apple Jacks,...
The evil genie dilemma

The evil genie dilemma

What would you do if an evil genie granted your wish to have a perfect body only if you gave it one year of your life? Would you accept this trade? What about five years? Ten years? A new study from The Succeed Foundation presented this dilemma to men participating in their study on body...
Juice cleansing

Juice cleansing

Do you know what juice cleansing is? Apparently, this method for losing weight has been trending among the gay community recently and I was asked to write an article on it for a famous gay site. Unfortunately, the article was never published so I thought it could still be of some interest to post it...