Come spend your Sunday at New Amsterdam Market. Sunday the 18th is the last day of the market until next spring. Come enjoy local and artisan goods, gifts, and goodies. It’s a blast I swear, and Healthy Homo approved.Hope to see you there.
New Amsterdam Market is held from 11am to 4pm on Sundays, at the old Fulton Fish Market in Lower Manhattan which is located on South Street between Beekman Street and Peck Slip.
Mission New Amsterdam Market is a reinvention of the Public Market, once a prevalent institution in the City of New York. Revived for our present times and needs, New Amsterdam Market will incubate a new and growing economic sector: small businesses such as butchers, grocers, mongers, and other vendors who source, produce, distribute, and sell foods made with regional ingredients as well as carefully selected imports. We are also reintroducing and developing the concept of market fare prepared with regional, seasonal ingredients.
Our vision is to revive the historic Fulton Fish Market, a priceless public legacy that is owned by the people of New York and whose two market sheds have remained empty and unused since 2005. By bringing residents back to the Seaport, we are reviving the East River Market District —a rare fragment of our city’s first port and oldest commercial neighborhood— as a thriving, public destination for all New Yorkers.
New Amsterdam Market is currently held in the parking lot fronting the Fulton Fish Market New Market Building. This landmarked structure is the last riverfront market house built in the City of New York and was dedicated for public use by Mayor LaGuardia in 1939. The adjacent Tin Building has marked the site of the original Fulton Fish Market since 1831. Public markets have been held in this District since 1642.
Letters from Men Who Go To Strip Clubs is an online project that launched on October 26, 2011. It was created by journalist and blogger Susannah Breslin, and consists of anonymous letters submitted by men who share their stories and experiences with visiting strip clubs.
This is a really interesting project because it provides another perspective from individuals involved in sex work - the consumers. This site provides clients with an outlet to share their voices without fear of shame or stigma, thus allowing insight into the human experience.
“Unfortunately, this [appearance] is one of the hallmarks of gay culture. The better one’s perceived appearance, the more attention, recognition and sexual partners one will obtain. Gay men quickly learn the importance of their own appearance in obtaining the desired attention and acceptance.”—Eating Disorders In Gay Men - The Current Issues
The other day, my friend invited me to yoga at Yoga Vida on University. They have this deal where if you’re a first time student, you get one week of unlimited classes for $10, and after that, if you’re a student, all classes are only $5. I took a break from reality to ponder what it would be like to live in a world where yoga was either free or way cheap and where I could expand my heart and my love for hard wood floors. In that moment I also took a vow to myself. “Today, I will find the cheapest yoga studios in New York.” And that’s what I did!
Below is a list of studios that I have compiled so far. They are arranged by borough, and then by studio – location – style/characteristic – and fee.
If you happen to know of any studio that I should add to this list would you mind shooting me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org? Because that would be awesome, and in your one act of kindness you could be promoting health for one more homo.
See you next week!
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Dharma East – Chelsea – Vinyasa Inspired – Donation based
Om Yoga – Greenwich Village – Buddhist inspired vinyasa – classes $10 for students
Sonic Yoga – Hell’s Kitchen – Vinyasa – Community classes donation based
Three Jewels – East Vilalge – Tibetan Heart Yoga - $12 suggested donation
Yoga High – LES – Hatha Vinyasa – community Classes $8
Yoga to the people – East Village/St. Marks – Power Vinyasa Flow - $10 suggested donation
Yoga Vida – Greenwhich Village – Vinyasa Flow, ashtanga – All classes $5 for students
Abaya – Williamsburg – anusara – donation based community class
Brooklyn yoga school – park slope – classical yoga – donation based
Hosh yoga – greenpoint – karma yoga – donation based
Move With Grace – Clinton Hill – Vinyasa, iyengar, power - $10 community classes
Namaste Yoga & tranquility Center – Williamsburg – ashtanga, vinyasa - $10 community classes daily. Normal classes $12 for students.
Shambahala yoga & Dance Center – Prospect Hights – Intimate, non-competitive, family oriented vinyasas, hatha, iyengar, restorative – 60min classes for $10. Seniors $5. Community classes $8 or donation based.
Thrid Root Community Health Center – Flatbush – LGBTQ, People of color – Donation Based
How well are medical schools preparing the next generation of doctors to care for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender patients? Not too well, it seems.
In a survey of medical school deans in the U.S. and Canada, a group of researchers found that the median number of teaching hours dedicated to LGBT content during an a four-year medical education was just five hours. While the researchers said there was a lot of variation between schools, they noted that five hours as a median was “small.”
Their results were published this week in the Journal of the American Medical Association in a special issue on medical education.
This gap in medical education reflects a larger problem medical care for LGBT people, the researchers say. While LGBT people face the same general health risks as the rest of the population, they also may have specific health care needs relating to mental health, gender identity, sexually transmitted diseases, and other issues. Earlier this year, the Institute of Medicine noted in a report on the health of LGBT Americans that they “face a profound and poorly understood set of additional health risks due largely to social stigma.”
"Our understanding of LGBT health issues is poor," Juno Obedin-Maliver, lead author of the JAMA study and a resident physician in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of California, San Francisco, tells Shots. “We don’t ask patients about it and we don’t perform research on it. We know little bits about some populations in certain settings, but it remains a hidden population and therefore a hidden health demographic.”
And while 32 percent of the 132 deans who responded to Obedin-Maliver’s questionnaire said they thought the quality of their LGBT content was very good, about 44 percent said it was fair and 34 percent said it was very poor.
"That speaks to their recognition that they’re not doing as well as they could be," Obedin-Maliver says.
But one thing nearly all med students are learning is to ask patients about sexual activity. Some 97 percent of the deans surveyed reported that their institution teaches medical students to ask patients if they have sex with men, women, or both when doing a sexual history. Obedin-Maliver says she was surprised to learn it was so high.
But she notes they also need to differentiate between behavior and identity; for example, men who have sex with men but identify as straight. “It’s actually behavior — not identity — which describes health risks,” she says. “Both are important to know in terms of taking care of patients.”
Sex Educator Jamye Waxman, M.Ed and History and Women’s Studies Professor Hugo Schwyzer, PhD are conducting a short, anonymous survey on online pornography and its impact on women’s masturbation habits.
The survey will take between 10 and 15 minutes to complete, and will be the initial part of…