Gonorrhea, chlamydia, and syphilis, they are known as the bacterial STIs. If you haven’t heard, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says the US is experiencing the highest levels reported for the past 20 years. Although the rise started before HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (HIV PrEP) was approved in 2012 for use in the US, the rate of increase since 2013 has … [Read more...] about Is PrEP Fueling the Rise in Other Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs)?
Ambush Magazine Volume 37 Issue 17
In “Interview with Arthur Severio” written by Tyler Rosebush, we miscaptioned the photo during layout stating Arthur won the 2019 Gay Appreciation Award Artist of the Year, but he won the 2019 Gay Appreciation Award Photographer of the Year. Artist of the Year was won by Drew Enderlin. Corrections have been made to the online version.
In “Bartender of the Month” written by Tony Leggio, we mistitled the article and miscaptioned the photo during layout stating Stewart Butler was the Bartender of the Month, but Aaron Yaeger is Bartender of the Month. Stewart recommended Aaron to Tony for consideration. Corrections have been made to the online version.
If you’re one of the nearly two million Louisiana residents covered by Medicaid, changes are ahead. Currently, Louisiana’s Department of Health and Hospitals (LDHH) has contracts with five Managed Care Organizations (MCOs) tasked with overseeing the healthcare of its Medicaid patients. With contracts expiring at the end of 2019, MCOs have spent the past six months … [Read more...] about Medicaid – Who’s In and Who’s Out?
There is little else to talk about today that has more importance than gun violence and mass murders in the U.S.A. Perhaps by the time this reaches you, there may be a new news cycle and this topic will be beyond our memory or passion. Currently, however, there is nothing else to talk about. I write this as your friend, your neighbor, a veteran, and a priest. In all of these … [Read more...] about There is nothing else to talk about…
Many moons ago, when I worked in academia, I taught freshman composition. Because it was a required course among all undergraduates, every professor in the English Department taught at least one composition class. Most professors hated teaching the course. They preferred to teach literature or linguistics to juniors and seniors. They viewed the … [Read more...] about Critical Thinking and Democracy
When you’re down, you relate to the Cat Lady. Perhaps a little too much. I first crossed her path before I knew she was the Cat Lady, in the wintertime around dusk. I’d just moved to New Orleans with my husband, formally, and we were running low on funds. Rather than have one of those pathetic marital arguments about bills, overheard through the walls of our shotgun, Ryan … [Read more...] about Cat Lady
For a very long time, I hated that phrase. And growing up, I heard it a lot. My father was an alpha male, ex-marine. In my house, there was no bullshit. There were rules to be followed, chores to be done, commands to be obeyed and manners to uphold. He had a confident, no-nonsense, presence wrapped in a thick, muscular frame that seemed to mirror the hyper-masculine … [Read more...] about “Be A Man”
It’s been a long time coming, but a new resource guide for LGBT older adults in New Orleans has just been published on the NOAGE website (www.noagenola.org/resource-guide). We will soon have printed copies available as well. As part of their service-learning requirements with the Tulane University Center for Public Service, students in Dr. Krystal Cleary’s class volunteered … [Read more...] about New Resource Guide for LGBT Older Adults in New Orleans
It’s true. While I was in Chicago last week for a conference, I tried every morning to find a strong, yet tasty cup of coffee. I figured I wouldn’t find chicory, though there may have been some place in Chicago that I could have found online. But I was working, no time to search for what I have every single day. I’m not really a coffee-aficionado. But I drink it every morning. … [Read more...] about I Couldn’t Get a Good Cup of Coffee for 5 Days, and Other Causes for Outrage
Ambush Magazine Publisher TJ Acosta presenting Arthur Severio (Reba Douglas) with the 2019 Photographer of the Year Gay Appreciation Award. I first became aware of Arthur Severio’s talents when he decided to convert his French Quarter hair salon into a fully-functioning art gallery to exhibit local artists and develop his own skills as a photographer. Over the years, his … [Read more...] about An Interview with “Photographer of the Year” Arthur Severio
Few places offer the chance to experience the lifestyle of our ancestors of more than 150 years ago. The 1850 House is one of these rare places, offering a glimpse of upper-middle-class life in antebellum New Orleans, the most prosperous period in the city’s history. The 1850 House doesn’t represent any single family’s house. Rather, it reflects mid-19th century prosperity, … [Read more...] about 1850 House