Manuel Villacorta shows us new research on sexual risks of bariatric surgery, and a contest to promote healthy weight loss. Get healthy, win money.
Delegates from 27 countries are competing in an online competition to choose an International Mr. Gay. Democracy in action!
Daniel Hernandez is gay, 20 years old, and the hero who possibly saved Rep. Giffords life.
The stability ball creates an unstable environment for combining two opposing movements in this full-body exercise.
New year, new governors and legislatures, and therefore new hope for gay marriage. New York, Rhode Island, Maryland have all pledged that this is the year.
Here are a few of our favorite articles of 2010, just in case you missed them the first time around.
Pres. Obama signed a repeal of DADT into law in an emotional ceremony Wednesday; but when will it go into effect?
The ban on gays in the military is gone, with the Senate voting to repeal the law.
An upper-back standard, modified to use your own body as a bench.
A group of vets discharged under DADT is sending Congress a clear message: repeal this law now, or we'll see you in court.
A repeal of the ban on gays in the military has failed in the Senate by three votes. Senate leaders have promised a new bill and a vote before Christmas.
Use a squat to stabilize yourself for a cable pulldown.
Prop. 8 had its day in federal appeals court Monday, where the occasionally testy judges pressed both sides with tough questions on a wide range of issues.
You know what they say about the length of a man's index finger, right? No? Well, apparently it's correlated with prostate cancer risk.
Only a stubborn minority of military personnel still fears serving with gays. Will their opinions drown out a sane majority?
The judges to hear the appeal on gay marriage in California have been chosen, and they look pretty favorable. Meet them.
Side lunges blend a lunge and a squat for strength and balance—especially if you add in a barbell.
Targets the chest in a controlled weightlifting environment.
An exercise that builds balance, core strength, and quad/hamstring/glute conditioning.
An exercise to develop shoulder strength using dumbbells and a standard weightlifting power move.
Moustaches + November = Movember, where men grow some fuzz to support prostate cancer research. There are a million registrants so far; why not be next?
Dallas has a new policy against bullying, and for the first time it names gays as a protected group. As Texas goes, so goes the nation...?
A review of research from the last several years finds that exercise reduces men's risk for literally dozens of health problems.
There's a lot of chaos surrounding DADT's repeal right now: from Senate to courts, from a Pentagon study to battling activists, we try to sort out the prospects.
A Michigan assist. AG started stalking a gay student body president. and was dumb enough to go on The Daily Show to talk about it. Welcome to unemployment, dude.
Pope Benedict XVI visited Spain this weekend, and was met with controversy, including protesters staging a kiss-in in support of gay marriage.
A gay Vancouver couple have hit the lotto jackpot after 30 years together. What will they do with all that money? First up: anniversary celebration.
Here's one election result to be pleased about: Lexington, Ky. has a gay mayor. Let's hear it for more out politicians finding electoral success!
The owner of the Gold's Gym company gave money to an anti-gay organization, and triggered a backlash. Sign a petition and back the gyms abandoning the Gold's brand.
In the lead-up to the election, key Democrats are making It Gets Better Project videos. Obama, Pelosi, Clinton—watch them here.
They were nice, those few days when DADT was gone and gays could join the military. But they're over. So what happens to the guys who signed up?
The judge in the DADT trial has refused to stay her ruling, meaning that, for now, gays can enlist in the military. But be careful—things could change at any moment.
An appeals court upholds a verdict in favor of four San Diego firemen who claim they were sexually harassed. How? They were made to walk in a gay pride parade.
A new study indicates that fit people sweat more than the unfit, and men sweat more than women. Because sweat is great.
A federal judge has placed an injunction halting enforcement of DADT, but no one knows if it will be appealed, nor whether it will hold.
Learn about a potential bill to address harassment on college campuses. Also, we've got an update on the It Gets Better project.
Dan Savage has started a YouTube channel offering hope to bullied and at-risk gay teens. Post a video, and tell them it gets better.
The ban on gays in the military was up for a vote on Tuesday—and failed. Is there any hope left that DADT might finally die?
Senator Harry Reid announced (in part via tweets to Lady Gaga) that DADT repeal will be up for a vote on Tuesday. But the result is doubtful. Time to call our senators.
What will become of DADT? Even as its repeal threatens to stall in Congress, a federal judge has ruled it unconstitutional. Which will deal the fatal blow—Congress or the courts?
Exercise is good for the heart, right? Not if it's too intense, new research suggests. The heart is a muscle—so can we overtrain it?
As getting married gradually gets easier for gays, more will seek divorce. And that is presenting a very complex legal problem.
A new study finds that chronic insomnia is associated with increased mortality in men. Time to count your last sheep.
Ken Mehlman headed the RNC when it used an anti-gay election strategy. Now he is the most powerful Republican ever to reveal that he's gay.
California's Senate has voted to repeal an old anti-gay law, and to demand that the federal government recognize gay marriages.
We heard from two RJ members who won gold at the Gay Games. Here are their stories. Did you also compete in Cologne? Write to us and tell us about it!
A new study shows that internet access is increasingly important to finding a romantic partner, especially for gays.
Good news for gay families south of the border: the Mexican Supreme Court has ruled in favor of gay marriages, and granted gays adoption rights. Fiesta!
Gay couples in CA hoped for a brief window this week in which to marry, but an appeals court has stayed the ruling overturning Prop. 8.
A study finds that fathers are key in teaching boys to handle stress as adults.
The judge who last week overturned the CA ban on gay marriage has confused many by lifting the stay on his ruling... beginning next week. Will the wedding bells ring, or not?
Powerlifter Chris Morgan won his sixth Gay Games gold this week, and then announced his retirement. Learn what's next for this great athlete.
Judge Vaughn has ruled in the Prop. 8 trial, and his decision makes for intense reading. Check out highlights.
Two great guys are winning tickets to see Kathy Griffin in concert in SF next month. Meet our winners—one of whom is looking for a date to the show.
The Gay Games are in full swing in Cologne with an emotional opening ceremony. Catch up on the action so far.
The Lutheran Church welcomed its first seven gay ministers earlier this week. More and more churches are accepting gay clergy; which denomination is next?
A group of guys in our forums have done over 110,000 push-ups and are on their way to a million. Why not add in your totals?
Meet our Margaret Cho winner, and enter our Kathy Griffin ticket contest. We've added a second date!
Pres. Obama has released the first-ever national AIDS strategy. It's controversial; but will it be effective?
Win a pair of tickets to see Kathy Griffin's live stand-up comedy in San Francisco this September!
Pride month is a big deal in Vienna. See photos from the Rainbow Parade, the first of several major events in the city.
A new report looks at the existing research on gays and smoking and finds that we have work to do. We smoke a lot.
From kindergarten through college, it's been a good couple of weeks for protections for gays in school.
Pride parades in three U.S. cities this weekend mixed fun with politics, though violence threatened to mar events in SF.
Pres. Obama now applies the family leave law to gay parents. Do we need radical action, or can we continue to chip away at anti-gay discrimination?
It's the last chance to enter our Margaret Cho ticket contest. Check out the details, and enter now!
A recent study got a lot of press for showing gays are thinner than lesbians. But the real news is that, overall, LGBTs face additional health risks.
Closing arguments in the gay marriage trial in California have been made. Learn what the judge is weighing in this historic case.
Our own Devin Wicks recounts the last few days of this year's AIDS ride, and why he's doing it again next year. You should join him.
Our own Devin Wicks is on the AIDS ride, and called in with a report from the road. Get a feel for what it's all about, and consider joining next year.
The Human Rights Campaign released its yearly report on gay rights in U.S. hospitals. They find improvement, with room for plenty more.
FIFA, soccer's governing body, won't let AIDS groups distribute condoms and safe sex info at the World Cup. Can you say "disgrace"?
Pres. Obama is giving benefits to same-sex partners of federal employees. Is he on a collision course with the Defense of Marriage Act?
The American fast food giant McDonald's is running an ad campaign featuring a gay teen, but only in France. Watch it here, with subtitles!
President Obama recently lifted the ban on HIV+ foreigners visiting the US. Now, the first known beneficiary of that change has arrived—with his boyfriend.
In key votes, both houses of Congress passed repeals of the ban on gays in the military. Is the end of DADT finally here?
DADT is up for a vote this week, with the outcome uncertain. The White House is negotiating for a repeal that can pass.
Chris Morgan, a champion gay athlete, got his start at the Gay Games. He's encouraging everyone to get in the spirit—registration is still open.
It's well known that being in nature is good for mental health. But a new study says just five minutes of green fitness is all it takes.
Marches this weekend in Belarus and Cuba met with very different responses, revealing how far we've come—and have yet to go.
Even as opponents challenge DC's recent gay marriage law in court, the District has seen its marriage license applications take off.
A lacrosse player's incredible coming out story suggests that at least some college sports teams are ok with gays in their midst.
Ten years ago, Dan Savage wrote a book about adopting a son. Now, that book is an off-Broadway musical.
As hepatitis is left untreated, liver cancer cases rise. Gay men should be especially aware of this virus—learn about testing and vaccines here.
Currently, gay Americans can't sponsor a foreign partner for immigration. But according to a new reform platform, that may be set to change.
A civil unions law in Hawaii needs only the governor's signature to take effect—but her intentions are unknown. Will she sign or veto?
Watch out, Gay Games—powerlifter Chris Morgan is looking seriously strong, with a convincing win at the World Championships.
In a Philly state House race, one candidate accuses the other of pretending to be bi, just to win the gayborhood.
More of us are lifting, and as we do, we're facing injury. A new study shows who is getting hurt, and how.
In two dramatic protests this week, an activist group targeted Pres. Obama for failing to end DADT.
Going on the Ride this year? We'd like to hear from you. Drop us a line: email@example.com.
LGBT people experience domestic abuse at the same rate as straight women. The ABA has info and resources for anyone in danger.
All gay couples fear being separated by a hospital's discriminatory visitation rules. Pres. Obama says he intends to end this cruel practice.
Here are substantial gay rights advances in two very different parts of the world. Portugal preps for marriages, and the Philippines for an election.
Europe's Committee of Ministers has agreed on a historic set of gay rights guidelines. Will the member states sign on?
The Secretary of the Army said on Wednesday that DADT is now on hold. On Thursday he recanted. Foot, meet mouth.
Health care reform dramatically passed, but without special provisions for gay men's health. How will it impact us? Here's an assessment.
DADT is still the law of the land, but as of today, just a little less so. There are new policies for hearing cases. Learn about them here.
The gay teen who stood up to his high school and won the right to take a boy to the prom has suffered a new setback: he's crashing with a friend.
Researchers have found that gay men and lesbians are routinely left out of trials for medical treatments, even when there is no reason to do so.
The Census has been sent, still without mentioning LGBT people. But for the first time, it will count a small subset of gay households. Should we be grateful?
With treatment, HIV can be undetectable in the blood, and yet recur if treatment stops. A new study looks at how and why this happens.
Champion lifter and RJ friend Chris Morgan continues his comeback with a big win in England. Gay Games, here he comes!
A CA senator known for his anti-gay voting was arrested for a DUI after leaving a gay bar. Now he's come out. Sympathy or scorn?
PM Gordon Brown celebrated Britain's gay service personnel this week, and advised the US Congress to end DADT, ASAP.
Winter Olympics are held not just in the cold, but at elevation—and that can have a serious impact on athletes' performance.
This year's Mr. Gay pageant had much drama, from the controversial winner, to the Chinese entrant's profile in courage.
Gay visitors are being made welcome in Vancouver, but if gay athletes are competing, they're keeping their sexuality to themselves.
A new poll shows strong support for a DADT repeal, as long as the question is carefully worded.
The heads of the military testified this week that they oppose DADT. But behind their intentions lurk problems and delays.
Research is showing that running shoes may distort your stride. But the scientists preach caution before you head out barefoot.
It seems Pres. Obama plans finally to fulfill his campaign promise to end DADT. But will congress and the military cooperate?
The 2010 Gay Games take place this summer in Cologne, Germany. Over 5,000 athletes have registered so far. Why not join them?
Cindy McCain has joined her daughter in being part of a powerful pro-gay marriage photo campaign. Learn how you can join her.
In a CA federal court, San Diego's mayor testified about how a lesbian daughter changed his political opinions, and options, forever.
A new study is making news by showing that TV watching is unhealthy. But the researchers explain that it's sitting that's deadly.
Kevin Johnson lost 145 lbs in 2009's Commit-to-Fit contest with Diakadi & MV Nutrition. Meet him, and enter this year's contest!
Even though the Prop 8 trial won't be on YouTube, reports of the proceedings are electric. Hear what's been said so far.
For some time, it's been clear that circumcision reduces HIV infection rates. A new study suggests how.
New Jersey's legislature had a brief window in which to legalize gay marriage. Today, they decided not to.
New research shows a big gender difference with regard to sex: when men are turned on, they know it. Women, not so much.
At new year's, millions of people want to make weight loss a goal, but many fear the gym. New research is defining that anxiety.
The governor of Tierra del Fuego surprised the world, and her own government, by granting a marriage license to two gay men.
If you're setting goals for the new year, you need to start with a reality check. Billy Polson talks us through taking stock.
Happy holidays from RealJock! To inspire you for a new year, here are 10 of our favorite articles. All they need is a big red bow.
Mexico City's legislature has defied that nation's president and the Catholic Church by legalizing gay marriage.
A Nevada county is on track to legalize male prostitution. How long before the first legal gay prostitutes are plying their trade?
Next year's soccer World Cup is being held in the world's AIDS capital, South Africa. Can soccer be a tool to help fight HIV?
The nation's capital joins the handful of states with legal gay marriage, and braces for a fight with Congress.
ACSM has research on how to stick to fitness resolutions. Most important: start thinking about it early. We've got tips for resolution success.
Alameda, CA schools had a mandatory gay awareness curriculum—starting at kindergarten. Not anymore.
New research shows that exercise protects our cells from aging—and the more years you workout, the better the effects.
Gay marriage went down in defeat in the New York State Senate. Why? Learn about the broken promises, and the next steps.
In time for the 21st World AIDS Day, new global numbers give cause for both hope and alarm. Find out where we are in the fight.
In time for holidays and new commitments to change, Billy Polson has seven things we should all do for better health and fitness.
Holidays mean good food and good cheer. Afterward, though, you want to keep the mood and lose the fat. Here's new research on how.
A month after new hate crimes legislation, the FBI reports a sharp rise in anti-gay violence in 2008. Will the new law help stop the trend?
In Austria and Australia, the fight over gay rights has focused on civil union ceremonies. Why the fuss over near-weddings?
A new study out of the nation's capitol tests the idea that treatment of HIV/AIDS can itself be a form of prevention.
The Catholic Church funded a study of whether gay priests were more to blame for the sexual abuse scandal. Learn their results so far.
The LDS has surprised critics by endorsing Utah gay rights laws, while the Catholic Church protests DC's marriage policies.
The AMA voted this week to speak out against DADT and in favor of gay marriage. Gay rights are now officially a public health issue.
This week the Obama administration ended the ban on HIV+ people entering the US. What will this really mean? Find out here.
Visceral or belly fat is a big health risk, but a new study suggests that it is impacted by even moderate exercise.
It was a mixed election day for gay rights coast to coast. Here's what happened, from Maine to Washington, and Kalamazoo to Houston.
A new study finds less than a third of men wash their hands after using the bathroom. Still want to shake hands?
The Hate Crimes Law has been signed—but what does it really say? Here are a few important, though less famous, provisions.
A study from a Denver trauma center shows that more biking and little infrastructure are leading to dangerous roads for cyclists.
It's flu season. You know to wash your hands and cover your cough, but we've got a trainer's tips for boosting clients' immunity.
Last month an HIV vaccine showed effectiveness in trials, for the first time ever. Yet there is controversy over how well it really worked.
The Supreme Court has told the Washington Sec. of State not to release names of people who put the state's partner benefits on the ballot.
Research from Sweden confirms that supervised exercise leads to less injury and more strength. Maybe it's time to find a trainer.
A new study says that exercising at all makes us feel good about our bodies—and more isn't better.
This weekend's gay rights march in DC sent the president a clear message: it's time for real action on campaign promises.
As the nation debates healthcare reform, we look at gay men's special needs. What reforms might help us most? We've got some ideas.
The Shepard Act has passed the US House amidst legislative controversy. Why now? And will it get through the Senate?
A Texas gay couple have heard from a judge that in order to end their marriage, the state must first recognize it.
An important military journal has an article defending gays in the military. Is this the beginning of the end for Don't Ask, Don't Tell?
A new study puts an old myth to rest: adoptive children of gay parents do not suffer emotional harm.
The winner of our second WLC has some nutrition and exercise wisdom that anyone looking to make a change will want to hear.
For the first time, an HIV vaccine has shown promise in a clinical trial—and no one knows why it's working.
Two new studies seem to show that eating late at night causes more weight gain than daytime munching. Should you restructure your day?
The Justice Dept. has filed papers to stop a lawsuit claiming federal discrimination against gay marriages.
RJ friend and Gay Games ambassador Chris Morgan has returned from injury to take a powerlifting gold medal.
Alan Turing cracked the Germans' code in WWII, but was persecuted to suicide by the British government. Last week, they apologized.
Our first WLC winner came to SF to meet the team that helped him. We got an update on his new life, and a copy of his Diakadi workout.
Gardasil, the vaccine for HPV, has been newly approved for use in men to fight genital warts and some cancers. Will you get the shots?
After violent episodes at recent pride parades, Budapest police kept this year's event free of incident—but at what price?
There are three muscle fiber types, and five exercise variables can target all of them. Billy Polson talks us through it.
On the eve of recommending circumcision to prevent STDs and HIV, the CDC reports the procedure does not lower risk for gay men.
Vermont this week sees its first gay marriages. But in Washington a new partnership law is headed to the ballot box, and potential defeat.
Married people live longer. So what is it costing us to be shut out of matrimony? We asked an expert panel four key questions.
RJ & Diakadi are running September outdoor SF bootcamps. Sign up to join us, whether 3 days/week, or just for a Saturday!
A new study indicates exercise can act on the brain's pleasure centers in the same way as drugs like heroin. Are you hooked?
The 4.7 million-member American Lutheran church has voted to allow sexually-active gay people as clergy. Will there be a backlash?
These two triceps exercises pack a mean punch. But are you getting everything out of them? Devin Wicks lays down the law.
A new study finds that valuing masculinity may put men at risk for poorer health.
Think bootcamps aren't for you? RJ and Diakadi have 12 reasons to think again, as we're running a new series of SF outdoor workouts.
Research shows that beet juice lowers blood pressure; now it's shown to improve fitness as well. But can you handle 1/2 liter per day?
Is it true that gay men shake off tough times? From layoffs to vacation travel, here's how we're handling the Great Recession.
An American Psychological Association panel has concluded therapy cannot change sexual orientation, and warns members against trying.
From now on, one of RJ's most popular features will be in the hands of our members. Time to start voting for Man of the Day!
Stuck in a biceps curl rut? Here are two great variations on the standard curl. Learn which to do to pump up your guns.
The Episcopal Church's promise to elect gay bishops and bless gay unions has caused a final rupture within the Anglican communion.
In this week's This or That, Devin Wicks breaks down the subtle differences between two versions of a must-do lower body exercise.
A new study shows that gay men in Africa are getting HIV/AIDS far more often than straight men, thanks to one major cause: prejudice.
Billy Polson gives us a trainer's perspective on how healthier eating can help you meet your fitness goals.
Gay couples in two states have had trouble with police after kissing in public. Where and when do we have the right to kiss?
Gay power-lifter and sports role-model Chris Morgan has recovered from injury to return to victory. Hear his story.
Do you know your squats? Here's your chance, as Devin Wicks explains why we do them at all, and how to vary them for greater gains.
Do you know your chin-ups from your pull-ups? Sure about which works what muscles? Devin Wicks is ready to teach you your "ups".
Stability balls are fitness fun—until your butt hits the floor. Learn how to get strong and stay safe with these big balls.
Want great abs, but don't know how to get them? Devin Wicks breaks down two different exercises and puts you on the 6-pack path.
A recent survey shows understanding of and concern about HIV/AIDS is lessening among Americans, including high-risk groups.
To build a strong core and fierce muscles, use a simple fix: do your familiar exercises on one side at a time.
Prefer to do leg work on a machine? Then you should know the difference between a standing and seated curl. Devin Wicks breaks it down.
Pres. Obama will extend benefits to federal employees' gay partners. Is this a first step toward ending the Defense of Marriage Act?
There are some real differences between these two versions of the basic lat raise. Learn how to tweak your shoulder work for new gains.
Ever feel peckish soon after a meal? New research says that fatty foods may make you hungry. Step away from that cheeseburger!
A study by Emory University economics professors shows that intolerance—such as a ban on gay marriage—increases HIV rates.
Forty years after Stonewall, Pres. Obama has proclaimed this June national Pride Month. But will he go beyond symbolism on LGBT rights?
Your triceps muscle divides into three heads. Are you working all of them? Devin Wicks tells how to specialize basic cable triceps exercises.
Cute, medically trained, in love—and met on RealJock! Get to know another RJ couple, from first date to words to live by.
Devin Wicks compares back exercises done with close hand grips. What's the difference between a row and a pulldown? Find out.
In a mixed ruling, the CA supreme court has upheld Prop 8 while allowing the existing gay marriages to remain legal.
Sec. of State Clinton wants to extend benefits to partners of gay diplomats. Will it happen? Where does Obama currently stand on gay rights?
Do you reach for an energy drink to restore you after exercise? A new study says a bowl of cereal is better—and cheaper.
Bring on the dumbbell shoulder presses! But, um, which does what? Here's Devin Wicks to fill us in on deltoids and dumbbells.
There are two weeks left in our new take on the bootcamp idea. Intense sweat, individual attention and gorgeous locations. Join us!
Thinking about biking to work? It's good for you and the planet. Here are the hows and whys of eco-commuting.
Should we out gay politicians who vote against gay rights? A new movie says yes. And it names names. Will you see 'Outrage'? Start here with the trailer.
Forget about the apple a day—a new study seems to show that guys who want to keep the doctor away should reach for the wine bottle.
It's the battle of the biceps! Devin Wicks breaks down what's same and different between barbell and hammerhead curls.
In a new installment of his ongoing series, Devin Wicks tells us what we'll need to do to get big, defined calves.
With gay marriages legal now in Maine, we ask: How long before all of New England is an oasis of marital equality?
On May 17th, RJ and Diakadi will run a workout clinic that will kick your butt and address your individual issues and questions. Be there!
According to new research, just walking half an hour a day may be enough to counter the bad health effects of belly fat.
They both work chest and triceps, but they're hardly the same. Learn the differences between these two great functional exercises.
Need a beach read? Mike Clausen gives us his top three fitness books, full of info and exercises.
Some of you have found true love. If you found it on RealJock, we'd like to profile you and your boyfriend on the site. Be a love role model!
Want to change it up this summer? Get out of the gym and into the pool. But first, build your swim strength. Here's how.
Which of these should you do, and when? In a new weekly series, Devin Wicks breaks down the differences between apparently similar exercises.
New York prepares to consider a gay marriage law and a challenge to the Defense of Marriage Act looms. Marriage news here!
A university in Texas announced new gay-themed housing, then recanted. Tell us your thoughts on gay dorms. Take our poll!
Last but not least, the final workout from our current series of bootcamps. Print, workout, get psyched for the next series.
It was all so sudden, and yet it's part of a swelling tide: two states legalize gay marriage. Find out what happens next.
In a dramatically close vote, the Vermont legislature overturned the governor's veto on a bill legalizing same-sex marriage.
Working out is painful, and so is quitting caffeine. A new study says you don't need to suffer, since caffeine eases workout pain.
The Iowa Supreme Court today overturned the state's ban on same-sex marriage. Read key quotes from the landmark decision.
Military officers this week backed DADT as same-sex marriage faces a mixed future in two states.
A new study debunks the myth that same-sex couples are wealthier than straight ones. Overall, they're not.
Men don't get osteoporosis, and resistance training is best to prevent it anyway, right? Not anymore. Healthy bones like to run.
The Obama administration signed a UN statement calling for the decriminalization of homosexuality, reversing Bush policy.
New research indicates that the mind-body connection extends to anger management, as frequent rage leads to poor heart health.
Ready to ditch winter and enter the season of renewal? We are! Here are a few tips for getting out of the gym for spring.
A new study contends that all diets work the same, as long as they cut calories. We asked a nutritionist, and got the skinny.
What do you really need to have with you when you head out the door to the gym? Diakadi's Mike Clausen gives you his top 5.
Here's an incentive to shed a few pounds: new research shows weight loss improves sexual satisfaction, increases testosterone.
Spring is around the corner! Time to get out of the house and join us for a fabulous series of San Francisco outdoor bootcamps.
We all know that working out makes you sore—but where's the line between sore and injured? Mike Clausen has the answers.
A new study indicates that a lot of sex and/or masturbation in your twenties may lead to prostate cancer.
You want to do your part to fight global warming. You want to stay fit. Here are new innovations that help with both.
We're all economizing these days—but does your fitness need to pay the price? Fitness director Devin Wicks says no.
The gift of exercise keeps on giving as new studies show three more benefits: for vision, colon cancer, and quitting smoking.
If your job makes you go to a gay pride parade, can you sue for harassment? A court says yes. Weigh in—take our poll!
A bill in Congress this week would let gay Americans acquire legal residence for their foreign partners. But will it pass?
Researchers see a strong link between pot use and aggressive testicular cancer, especially in men who start smoking young.
The CA Supreme Court is prepared to determine the legality of Prop 8, the gay marriage ban. Learn about the arguments here.
Seen Milk? If not, we'd like to persuade you to go, with the dramatic story of the film's making—and videos!
A new court ruling holds that private religious schools can expel students they merely think are gay.
A new study shows that smoking hugely impacts deaths from cancers of all types, not only the lungs.
Want to win the office Oscars pool? Start by betting on Milk, with 8 nominations. Here's the score-sheet of who's up for what.
Gardasil, the controversial HPV vaccine, may get FDA approval for use in men. Should it? Will it? Find out.
It was a tough choice—but we've finalized the 25 participants in our second RJ/Nu4You Weight Loss Challenge. Meet them here!
Let Billy Polson put you back in shape for snowboarding season with six exercises guaranteed to give you that icy burn.
The 111th Congress was sworn in with a new member: Jared Polis of Colorado is out, gay, and fairly elected. Meet him here.
Looking for a gym to help make your resolutions a reality? Here's how to find it.
New research indicates that your heart will benefit from even a tiny bit of exercise. Just in time for those new year's resolutions!
Time to make those new year's resolutions—but how do you know what they should be? Billy Polson has advice, and a questionnaire.
In an unanticipated about-face, California's attorney general has filed a unique brief against Prop 8. Will his arguments prevail?
A monument to gay victims of Nazi atrocities was vandalized this week, bringing attention to the forgotten stories of the Holocaust.
Working out will lower your appetite, a new study shows, but the type of workout matters. Find out to beat the munchies.
Great scenery, new friends, amazing training—join our RealJock/Diakadi 2009 San Francisco bootcamps, and start the new year with a bang.
These are rough economic times, but no one called off the holidays. Can you afford to give gifts? With our help, you sure can.
A new study shows that changing lifestyles is as effective as the surgeon's knife in maintaining large weight losses.
Today's Day Without A Gay protest asks LGBT community to flex its economic muscle#8212;by "calling in gay" to work.
After years of run-ins with the law, 80s pop star Boy George may finally do prison time for holding a male escort in his London flat.
In a sign of changing attitudes, transgender politician Vladimir Luxuria wins on Italy's most popular reality show.
Do you skip warm-ups? Or, are you unsure of what to do to get you started? Billy Polson has the whys and whats of the ideal warm-up.
A new study indicates that calcium supplements aren't just good for women&$8212;older guys need them too, and they need a lot.
Florida's ban on gay adoptions was dealt a legal blow this week—learn about the ruling, and what other states with similar laws can expect.
The holidays are deadly for your workouts and waistline—unless you use Mike Clausen's seven survival tips.
President-Elect Obama has released his LGBT rights agenda. How much change should we expect to see? Here's the breakdown.
Saturday saw huge turnout for protests against gay marriage bans. Now it's on the courts—and here's what to expect.
If you ever get food cravings, especially if you're a chocoholic, new research indicates there's a cure: go for a walk.
Are you feeling low? A little worn-out, run-down, not so frisky? Billy Polson has 6 great tips to get your groove back.
From New York to California, protests against the ballot measure ending gay marriage in California are growing daily. Find out where and when to join.
Are Americans finally getting it? A new ADA survey shows Americans are improving on diet and exercise, and actually know that whole-wheat bread beats white.
Gay marriage took a beating yesterday—but don't despair. There's reason to hope for change on LGBT issues in the near future. Here's why.
Should athletes who took steroids years in the past be allowed to return to competition? Not according to the results of a new study.
New polls suggest California's ballot measure banning gay marriage is closer to passing. It's time to get in the fray.
Scientists have discovered new genetic sources of baldness, indicating mom's genes are not solely to blame.
Ten years ago Matthew Shepard was murdered for being gay. As we remember his legacy, RealJock asks: What's changed? What hasn't? And what's next?
Good news for men on the health front as researchers discover a new source for stem cells—your testicles.
Gay powerlifter Chris Morgan has burst back onto the weightlifting scene with a silver medal in the World Single Life Championships. Meet an inspirational guy—who can lift 500 pounds.
The Connecticut State Supreme Court ruled last week that gay marriages are legal. Which states are next? How will the federal government respond?
The movement to end same-sex marriage in California is really heating up, including internet rumors and deceptive advertising. Want to know the truth? We've got the breakdown.
Big business is getting involved in the debate over same-sex marriage in California. Find out which companies are batting for our team.
Want some help with erectile dysfunction? A new study finds a fresh derivative of an old herbal solution offers pumped-up results.
First we heard that finger length could predict gayness. Now it's being tied to voluntary exercise. How fit are your fingers?
A Florida court's ruling that the state's anti-gay adoption law is unconstitutional may end the 31-year ban. Learn the laws in other states.
FTO, the so-called "fat gene" does not condemn a person to obesity, a new study has found. The solution? A high level of physical activity.
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Men who exercise heavily and want to reduce their flu risk should eat more fruits and veggies with quercetin, a new study suggests.
Del Martin, one of the mothers of the modern gay rights movement, passed away yesterday with her partner of 55 years at her side. She will be greatly missed.
Oh, those devious marketers! Three new studies show how the food and beverage industry messes with our minds to keep us gorging.
The thrills, the spills, and the sheer spectacle of the Olympics are over. Here's a look at some of the out gay and lesbian medal winners.
If your big butt is getting you down, just be thankful it's not your big gut; a new study links abdominal fat to increased stroke risk.
In a landmark gay rights case, the California Supreme Court has ruled that doctors can't cite religious beliefs to refuse to treat gay patients.
Worried you won't get any after 50? Stop fretting. A University of Chicago study found many men continue to have at least some sex well into their golden years.
It's no joke: Cycling can cause serious pain. Researchers looking into this problem have found a simple solution: a no-nose bike seat.
Should older men get screened for prostate cancer? Not if they're too old, according to a new report by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force.
Got sperm? A new Harvard study finds that eating soy lowers sperm production. Learn the details—plus 5 ways to get your boys back.
Can optimism save your life? A new study finds that men who are optimistic about their heart health die less frequently of heart attacks.
Gay rights activists have called for a boycott of a San Diego hotel owner. Will it work? A look back at previous boycotts by both sides in the gay rights battle.
Happy Friday! Are you ready for a weekend of good times and... fat gain? A new study finds that weekends are the worst for your waistline.
The Anglican congregation continues to wage a public battle this month as it struggles to resolve its attitude to gay bishop Gene Robinson.
An independent panel of retired military officers has concluded that the armed services' anti-gay "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy should be repealed.
Caffeine, long known to enhance sports performance, may also greatly help the body replenish glycogen stores when taken post-workout.
The official month of Pride came to a big loud close this past weekend with huge parties around the world—and some violence, of course.
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Heinz has pulled a commercial showing two men kissing after receiving roughly 200 complaints. Check out the video. This is "indecent"?
A new study of the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy has found that lesbians are much more likely to be targeted than gay men.
The mind is a powerful thing: A new study has found that the benefits of HGH doping may be entirely in the athlete's mind.
SF Mayor Gavin Newsom presided at California's first same-sex wedding since last month's state Supreme Court decision legalizing gay marriage.
In our ongoing quest to achieve global domination (so far, not so good), RealJock is pleased to announce some important changes to member video and music.
A new study has found that obesity in children can be linked to how much weight the mother gained during pregnancy. Or it could be the McDonald's....
Gay Anglican bishop Eugene Robinson was joined to his partner of 20 years in a civil ceremony this weekend, amidst ongoing church schism.
Break out your 100-meter dash: A new study finds that short 30-second bursts of intense cardio may have the same heart benefits as much longer endurance exercise.
Wedding bells should start chiming June 17 in California, following the Supreme Court's refusal to stay its decision legalizing gay marriage.
Did you see the photo essay from the RealJock bootcamp training week in Cancun? Want to see more? Check out Tom Bianchi's new photo journal.
Here's yet another reason to get your run in: Consistent exercise may improve the risk of surviving cancer and lower the risk of contracting it, according to a new study.
A new study of gay-straight identical twins aims to identify the genes responsible for sexual orientation and to understand what other biological factors might be at play.
An entertaining new documentary film explores the fast-growing underground culture of steroids in America. Check out the trailer and take the RealJock "Do you juice?" poll.
Can doctors refuse to treat gay people based on their religious beliefs? That's an issue the California Supreme Court has agreed to hear this week in a landmark case involving a lesbian mom and a fertility clinic.
Californians are divided on a ballot measure to ban same-sex marriage. So what do the polls mean? A look at how the data is shifting over time.
This week Nintendo officially launched the much-hyped Wii Fit, its fitness-focused gaming system. So what the heck is it? And will you use it? Take the poll.
The military's controversial "Don't ask, don't tell" policy was dealt a damaging blow by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, which ruled that the policy violates the U.S. Constitution.
Gay men with erectile dysfunction may have more than a failed game of sword play to worry about, as two new studies suggest that ED is a harbinger of future cardiac problems.
For those who treasure memories of the annual President's Physical Fitness Test from school days gone by, the President's Council on Physical Fitness has announced a new program to offer a similar test to adults.
The California Supreme Court's ruling in favor of same-sex marriage is expected to result in a flood of gay weddings—not least among gay and lesbian celebrities. Conservatives were not pleased.
Nearly one in four gay and lesbian Americans have no health insurance, according to a recent national survey. That's almost twice the rate as their hetero counterparts.
There were signs this weekend that Cuba may be ready to rethink its legacy on gay rights, as the government backed a campaign against homophobia and broadcast Brokeback Mountain on state TV.