Welcome to Ask Willie D, Rocks Off's advice column where the Geto Boys MC answers reader questions about matters, in his own words, "funny, serious or unpredictable." Something on your mind? Ask Willie D! SHOULD BREASTFEEDING IN PUBLIC BE LEGAL? Dear Willie D: I walked inside of a McDonald's toda ... More >>
At times it seems like the whole teacher-having-sex-with-student thing is some long played out joke around here. It happens way too often, and now that the summer's almost here and most schools are letting out, we won't hear more about that for a few months at least. However, as if to cap off the s ... More >>
The Centers for Disease Control this week released a report on a Houston case of HIV transmitted through lesbian sex. Rare, but true. According to the report (which did not name any names), one of the partners, a 46-year-old woman, had been fighting an HIV infection since 2008, but stopped her trea ... More >>
You were wearing sheets as clothes. What could possibly go wrong? The typical college party was going full swing. Someone (possibly you) had just done their third kegstand. Someone else was pouring shots of Goldschlager and someone who had seen Animal House a few too many times had ripped the sheet ... More >>
We've come along way from the plague years when HIV was a death sentence. We're living in the days when some believe a cure is on the horizon and when the tests to find out if you've contracted the disease are getting faster and more precise. It's becoming ever more clear that the key to dealing wi ... More >>
David France's stirring history of ACT UP.
A San Antonio lab says primate research is necessary for curing diseases like AIDS and hepatitis. But what progress has really been made.
Rick Perry is right: America can learn from Texas. He's just wrong about what the lesson is.
Earlier this week, Houston rapper Propain signed a deal with No Limit Records. Cool, except that he really didn't. See, and you likely didn't notice this because it's such a subversive part of the culture, but the environs of rap, themselves tedious and occasionally barbaric, are prime grou ... More >>
Wondering where to go for lunch or dinner today? Let me make that choice exceptionally easy for you: Dine out for life, and support AIDS research by eating at one of these restaurants. They're all supporting Dining Out For Life, an annual charity event whereby restaurants donate 33 percent - ... More >>
Help a woman out.....Want to make a woman less depressed? Pump some semen into her. Apparently any orifice will do. Of course, that means having unprotected sex, so the above advice, given in a recent issue of Surgery News, the journal of the American College of Surgeons, is causing some pro ... More >>
Houston;'s hot, but not as hot as....Bakersfield?Men's Health has found, once again, a surefire way to get mentioned in a bunch of cities who otherwise wouldn't pay it much mind: It's come up with a list of the nation's sexiest cities.How? By, it claims, examining condom sales, birth rates and ST ... More >>
G-Unit soldiers Lloyd Banks and Tony Yayo have signed on to headline Saturday's 4th Annual Hip-Hop For HIV Awareness concert at Reliant Center. Tickets are free, but only with an HIV test at one of the City of Houston Department of Health & Human Services' designated testing locations. A list ... More >>
The Gay Men's Chorus of Houston sings holiday tunes in a whole new way
What do Oprah, the TV show 20/20, Houston crime victim advocate Andy Kahan and Houston lawyer Kim Ogg have in common? They're all involved in the sordid tale of Philippe Padieu, a Dallas-area man who is in prison for knowingly having unprotected sex with dozens of women without telling them he w ... More >>
On Thursday, April 30th, restaurants in over 50 cities across the nation are inviting patrons to dine out for life. The event was created in 1991 to support AIDS research in Philadelphia and has since spread to the rest of the United States. Last year saw more than 3,500 restaurants participating an ... More >>
Photo courtesy the proud, hip Houston ChronicleThe godawful sex blogger on the Houston Chronicle's so-hip-it-hurts 29.95 blog has a new bag: Doll porn.Each week she promises to demonstate a new sex position for all the rest of us unimaginative schlubs who just don't know how to bone it like th ... More >>
Make the holiday season a time to give back
Local performers commemorate World AIDS Day
Broadway comes to Houston
After viewing the trailer to Jessica Simpson’s upcoming “film” entitled Major Movie Star, I decided to compile a list of things that I think are probably worse than this soon-to-be-released cinematic event. It took a long time to think of ten things that are worse, but I did it. Here goes: ... More >>
Mukuru raises awareness by bringing the ends of the earth to Houston
Theatre New West presents Larry Kramer's revenge -- and his testament
Photographer Adrain Chesser has "Something to Tell You"
Strap on a red ribbon and walk for AIDS awareness
Jerker still yanks at AIDS with abandon
Actors Theatre tries to raise our AIDS awareness -- a decade too late
Questions linger in the aftermath of the clinic's closing
A comical Waltz delicately reflects the early days of the AIDS epidemic
Archiving Houston's queer history, one T-shirt at a time
Eight years ago Tom Curtis reported that AIDS could have been spread by an experimental polio vaccine grown on monkey kidneys. Scientists sniffed. Journalists scoffed. The story died. Now, a new book says the theory wasn't so stupid after all.
An AIDS charity event's enormous expenses are alienating some activists
Elia Arce's performance art has a simple theme: The real lives of real people
A fatal diagnosis leads Bill T. Jones to ask: What's the best way to live?
Do good intentions make for good plays? Not necessarily.
Now, back in Houston, she's in the fight of her life. Struggles of Beneva Williams Nyamu
Queen for a Day benefits a good cause and gives local bands a chance to rock you
Frank Koury wanted to keep his gay life at home and his legal life at Fulbright & Jaworski separated. But when he died, everything was revealed.
A Fort Bend County school district decrees that sex ed should start with abstinence and end with fidelity