Favorite Web Sites - 2001

Menstuff® features a web site that we feel fits our parameters of positive change in male roles and relationships. It starts each Monday for the week. This information appears at "Today." Selections to date are listed below. See also Web Sites of the Week 2002, 2003 or 2004. Also see Top 100.

No Stigma: There are many reasons why people do not get help for mental health problems. Fear, Shame and Embarrassment often prevent individuals and their families from doing anything. Mental health problems are real, and they deserve to be treated. It is not a person's fault if he or she has a mental health problem. No one is to blame. Mental health problems are not a sign of weakness. They are something you can't just "snap out of" even if you try. Whether you're male or female, it's OK to ask for help and get it. There's hope. People improve and recover --with the help of treatment, and they are able to enjoy happier and healthier lives. www.nostigma.org

VolunteerMatch is a non-profit that utilizes the power of the Internet to help individuals nationwide find volunteer opportunities posted by local nonprofit and public sector organizations. VolunteerMatch's powerful online database allows volunteers to search thousands of one-time and ongoing opportunities by zip code, category, and date. Then signup automatically by email for those that fit their interest and schedule. Contributing organizations post their own opportunities, giving volunteers easy access to an accurate and diverse source of activities. VolunteerMatch is available nationwide. It benefits from strong local support in San Francisco, San Jose, Seattle, Boston, Washington, D.C., Charlotte, New York, and Los Angeles. The service is free and powered by you! www.volunteermatch.org

 

The mission of The Compassionate Friends is to assist families in the positive resolution of grief following the death of a child and to provide information to help others be supportive. It is a national nonprofit, self-help support organization which offers friendship and understanding to families who are grieving the death of a child of any age, from any cause. There is no religious affiliation. There are no membership fees or dues, and all bereaved family members are welcome. If you are missing a loved one during this holiday season, don't go alone. Contact this organization. www.compassionatefriends.org

teenwire.com. The web site is filled with sexuality and relationship information that you can trust. It's from Planned Parenthood Federation of America and is directed to teens and above. It offers gobs of information plus answers from experts to real teen questions about sex, body, dating, birth control and much more. teenwire.com

Almost 20 years of struggle against AIDS have underlined the need for the concerted, focused efforts of a wide range of actors. The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AID (UNAID) was created in 1996 to help meet that challenge. UNAIDS serves as the leading advocate for global action against HIV/AIDS. Its mission is to guide, strengthen and support worldwide efforts to turn the tide against the epidemic. Such efforts are aimed at:: preventing the spread of HIV; providing care and support for those infected and affected by the disease; reducing the vulnerability of individuals and communities to HIV/AIDS; and easing the socioeconomic and human impact of the epidemic. www.unaids.org

Earth Share is a federation of America's leading non-profit environmental and conservation organizations. Their members work hard every day to safeguard your health and the environment. Their goal is to continue expanding opportunities for working people to have an easy and effective way to help the environment, and in doing so, help ensure the preservation of our natural heritage. www.earthshare.org

Silicone Holocaust. This site should be visited by any man who wants his significant other to get breast implants, but be prepared. It isn't a pretty site. Thousands of women are suffering and many are dying, because the FDA didn't do their job. This site will show some of the horrors of disease, and disfigurement, associated with toxis breast implants. This is to alert you to the dangers of implants (in spite of the Science Panel's findings) and will help present the side of the story that your plastic surgeon and the media don't tell.

This site should be mandatory viewing for any man who wants his significant to get breast implants! This is Informed Concent, something your plastic surgeon and their media don't want you to see. www.siliconeholocaust.org MORE

Getting It On:  This is the web site for a book they published called The Guide to Getting It On! It is one of the few books about sex that you actually want to sit down and read. Like the book, the site is easy, fun and informative and is our pick for this week. www.goofyfootpress.com/main.html

November is Impotency Awareness Month. With this in mind, we selected this important segment of this government web site at Web Site of the Week. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Pfizer, Inc. are advising doctors about new warnings and information in the prduct labeling for Viagra (sildenafil) in response to postmarketing reports of serious adverse events. The new information augments the original drug labveling which warned against the concomitant use of Viagra and nitrates. Be fully informed about the benefits and risks of using Viagra, know that consideration must be given to the cardiovascular status of patients prior to prescribing Viagra, and know how to safeuly use the drug. www.fda.gov/cder/consumerinfo/viagra/vIAGRA.htm

Thrive Online: This web site features Bronkie, a green dinosaur and his friends who talk to kids about asthma, because he has asthma too. There's a delightful story about Bronkie, and he answers lots of kids questions like "Why can't I get a cat?" "Dad smokes. What can I do?" "How can I get an inhaler if my mom won't take me to a doctor?" "How can I grow out of asthma?" And much more. Also includes a page for parents' page and lots of links. thriveonline.com/health/asthma/kids/index.html

Just the best for Stay at Home Dads. This site provides dads with a searchable collection of articles and media clips written by, for and about primary caregiving fathers. It also has an extensive collection of links to sites for all fathering issues. slowlane.com

LifeAfterTheRain.com (LATRA) was founded in 2000 as a place of refuge; a place to heal, find hope and comfort and encourage self-acceptance, forgiveness, reconciliation and unconditional love. LATRA supports this through the production of music and literature that has arisen from personal experience. After rising from the aftermath of his own heartache, the founder, William Warner, believes the offerings of LATRA can help heal others of their loss, broken hearts, torn families and struggling relationships. It is through his own personal, poignant life-changing experiences that the founder’s evocative lyrics and haunting melodies were born and ultimately sparked the spirit of LATRA’s mission. Take some time to look inside the pages of this interactive website. Read the different accounts of adults, children, singles, couples and parents or submit your own story. Children's Forum is dedicated to and developed for the children who have been hurt and affected by their own tragedies. Maybe they have lost a parent or a sibling, suffered from neglect and abuse, or dealing with the pain of their parent's divorce. All of these situations can create emotions that are sometimes overwhelming. They need to tell their stories and share their feelings just as adults do, but they may not believe they have a safe place to express themselves. This part of the site is intended to be a safe place for them to come and share their feelings and stories with other children. If your child has drawn a picture or written a poem or story, or simply made a verbal comment or statement that you would like them to share with others, we hope you will consider sharing it on our site. Their words and their pictures can let another child know they are not alone. The kid's drawings can be seen in the Kid's Art Gallery. Their stories, poems and quotes are located in the Kid's Storybook. These submissions are treasures that should speak to the heart of each and every one of us as they speak the truth about what tragedy does to the hearts and lives of innocent children.

Adult forum is dedicated and developed for adults who have been affected by their own tragedies. Maybe they have lost a parent, spouse or child, have suffered from abuse or are dealing with the pain of divorce or severed relationship. All of these situations can create emotions that are sometimes overwhelming. This section of the site is intended to be a safe place for adults to come and share their feelings and experiences with other adults that may have gone through or are in a similar situation. You are welcome to share and express your feelings with others here at LATRA in the form of written quotes, poems, stories or artwork.

www.CollegeSexTalk.com is intended to be a serious forum on human sexuality for college students across the country. CollegeSexTalk™ provides students with a place to discuss what really matters to them. Participants also have an opportunity to ask questions and receive informed answers from Dr. Caron - author, columnist, and founder of numerous innovative programs relating to human sexuality. See our weekly column.

MoveOn.org helps busy people be effective citizens. It is one of the most exciting grassroots movements on the Internet. It is committed to broadening participation to counter the influence of monied interests and partisan extremes. It gives people a voice in shaping the laws & policies that affect our lives. You can sign online petitions on timely issues like responding to terrorism, energy policy, and campaign finance reform, or you can just sign up to receive email alerts, all for free.

One of the best things about MoveOn.org is that each of us can help decide what issues the organization stands for, using a unique, online discussion forum. Everyone can post suggestions, and everyone can rate all the other suggestions. Those that receive the highest ratings can become the focus of MoveOn.org's action campaigns.

It's a promising idea: choose our priorities collectively, then act on them collectively. MoveOn.org, PO Box 9063, Berkeley, CA 94709-9063. info@moveon.org.

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This two page ad ran in the September, 01 issue of FHM magazine. It reads "Be Productive Not Reproductive. If you have unprotected sex, you have an 85% chance of getting someone pregnant within one year. Willa Ford for The Candie's Foundation. The Candie's Foundation mission is to educate teens about the consequences of teenage pregnancy, bringing it into the national consciousness through a public awareness initiative, which aims to reduce teen pregnancy in the United States. For more information go to www.candiesfoundation.org

 

Prostate cancer affects and kills almost as many men annually as breast cancer does women. As with breast cancer, the physical and emotional toll on the patient and his loved ones can sometimes be overwhelming. The noted journal Cancer* recently published a study indicating that women whose husbands had prostate cancer reported significantly greater psychological distress on all measures as compared with their husbands-regardless of the stage of their husbands' disease. US TOO! International, Inc., is a leading international prostate cancer advocacy, education and support group to address this situation with guidance from an Advisory Board. www.2against1.com (Note: This site has become a porn site.)

 

StopHazing.org In 1992 concerned students and administrators at the University of New Hampshire formed a group called the MJTF (multi-jurisdictional task force) with the sole purpose of passing an anti-hazing law in New Hampshire. In order to educate the NH legislature and public on the topic of hazing, the MJTF prepared books of educational materials, held press conferences, gave lectures and testified at the NH legislature. After a large effort involving students across the state the NH law was successfully passed in 1993. In 1998, two of the original members of the MJTF, Brian Rahill and Elizabeth Allan noticed the lack of hazing information available on the web. They quickly gathered the materials they had developed during the effort to pass the NH law and co-founded the group StopHazing.org with the mission to eliminate hazing through education. The main purpose of StopHazing.org is to serve as a resource for accurate, up-to-date hazing information for students, parents, and educators. StopHazing.org now helps to educate over 30,000 visitors/month. www.stophazing.org or info@stophazing.org MORE EVEN MORE

No More Rape.org NO MORE strives to be about one cause: to end rape in our society by any ethical means necessary through the methods shown most effective through research and practice. Given this principle, NO MORE will seek to promote the use of "The Men’s Program". In promoting this program, NO MORE will seek to encourage institutions to include "The Men’s Program" among their current rape prevention practices. NO MORE will plan a process whereby other programs are reviewed with an eye toward insuring that we continue to promote those methods shown to be most effective in decreasing rape’s prevalence. If a program other than "The Men’s Program" is found to be more effective, NO MORE will promote its use.

John D. Foubert, NO MORE President, Assistant Dean of Students, University of Virginia, Dabney House, P.O. Box 400320, Charlottesville, VA 22904. 804.924.3736 or nomore@umail.umd.edu

COLAGE is the only national and international organization in the world specifically supporting young people with gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender parents. Our mission is to foster the growth of daughters and sons of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender parents of all racial, ethnic, and class backgrounds by providing education, support and community on local and international levels, to advocate for our rights and those of our families, and to promote acceptance and awareness that love makes a family. Colage, 3543 18th ST #1, San Francisco, CA 94110. Located on the 4th floor of the San Francisco's Women's Building on 18th St. between Valencia & Guerrero. 415.861.KIDS (5437) or colage@colage.org or www.colage.org

amfAR's mission is to prevent HIV infection and the disease and death associated with it and to protect the human rights of all people threatened by the epidemic of HIV/AIDS. Offices: 120 Wall Street, 13th Floor, New York, NY 10005-3902. 212.806.1600 or 1828 L Street, NW, #802, Washington, DC 20036-5104. 202.331.8600 or 5900 Wilshire Boulevard, #3025, Los Angeles, CA 90036-5032. 323.857.5900 or 800.39.amfAR (392.6323). To find out about HIV/AIDS resources in your local area, call the 24-hour CDC National AIDS Hotline at: 800.342.2437 English or 800.344.7432 Spanish, 800.243.7889 TTY. www.amfar.org

Gay Today. Just what it says. Edited by Jack Nichols, one of the "fathers" of gay activism, Gay Today offers a broad perspective on news and issues affecting gays and lesbians. www.gaytoday.com

www.diversophy.com They educate and coach individuals and teams for global competence with customized success strategies for diverse and multicultural environments. As a network of intercultural and diversity professionals, they are involved with gender in the workplace, men's issues and support groups, virtual global team development, online learning, training design and delivery, training of trainers, executive briefings, interventions, and keynote presentations.

La Leche League was founded to give information and encouragement, mainly through personal help, to all mothers and fathers who want to breastfeed their babies. While complementing the care of the physician and other health care professionals, it recognizes the unique importance of one parent helping another to perceive the needs of her child and to learn the best means of fulfilling those needs. LLL believes that breastfeeding, with its many important physical and psychological advantages, is best for baby and mother and is the ideal way to initiate good parent-child relationships. The loving help and support of the father enables the mother to focus on mothering so that together the parents develop close relationships which strengthen the family and thus the whole fabric of society. LLL further believes that mothering through breastfeeding deepens a mother's understanding and acceptance of the responsibilities and rewards of her special role in the family. As a woman grows in mothering she grows as a human being, and every other role she may fill in her lifetime is enriched by the insights and humanity she brings to it from her experiences as a mother. prdept@llli.org or www.lalecheleague.org

Eating Disorder Referral and Information Center dedicated to the prevention and treatment of eating disorders. Edreferral.com provides information and treatment resources for all forms of eating disorders. Their goal is to provide assistance, in the form of information and resources, to those suffering with eating disorders to get them started on the road to recovery and healthy living. If you or someone you care about is affected by an eating disorder, it is important to seek help! Their site is full of information and we want to help! See 10 Tips for Dads with Daughters and Ten Things Every Father Should Know

The National Organization for Men Against Sexism is an activist organization of men and women supporting positive changes for men. NOMAS advocates a perspective that is pro-feminist, gay-affirmative, anti-racist, and committed to justice on a broad range of social issues including class, age, religion, and physical abilities. We affirm that working to make this nation's ideals of equality for all people a reality is the finest expression of what it means to be men. Men can become happier and more fulfilled human beings by challenging the old-fashioned roles of masculinity that embody the assumption of male superiority. www.nomas.org or info@nomas.org MORE

 

Kids' Turn is a program that helps kids learn about divorce. Hopefully, Kids' Turn will help some kids feel better about divorce, too. You can learn how other kids feel about divorce, and there are games to play, and activities to help you learn about divorce. If you want, you can show your parents this Website, and maybe they can learn something, too. Like to get their bi-annual newsletter? Sign up at: kidsturn@earthlink.net or check out www.kidsturn.org

National Fatherhood Initiative: serves as a catalyst for engaging America in a public and forthright discussion about the necessity of reversing the trends that are removing fathers from their children. NFI encourages and supports family and father-friendly policies, develops national public education campaigns to highlight the importance of fathers in the lives of their children, provides motivation for national and local coalition building, and provides information to individual men to help them be better fathers ensuring that more children grow up with involved and committed fathers, as well as involved mothers. This is the best way to ensure that every child has what should be their birthright: a happy and secure childhood www.fatherhood.org

TheMensCenter: The mission is to assist men in finding male positive resources, information, and support. We are a non-profit educational service of The Men's Resource Network, Inc (MRN). MRN is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit corporation created to educate and inform the public about men's issues. MENSIGHT Magazine is another free service of The Men's Resource Network, Inc. (MRN). It has grown out of the response that we have received from articles posted on TheMensCenter.com (TMC), our official web-site. The first issue went on-line on May 1, 2000. (Archive) MENSIGHT is dedicated to publishing diverse articles for and about men. We believe that there are valuable lessons to be learned from the advocates of all the various men's issues. The website is TheMensCenter.com. The url is themenscenter.com MENSIGHT Magazine is themenscenter.com/mensight

Fathers Direct provides information for fathers: 200+ articles about FD in the media during 2000. They advocate joined-up thinking on fatherhood across all government departments. Conferences on fatherhood. Ministerial roundtable at the Department of Trade and Industry. Fathers go Free Day. A day out for fathers and kids - take a day off work to spend with your kids and get into some of the UK's leading leisure attractions free! Fatherhood is important for fathers. Fathers commonly say that being a father is the most important thing in their lives. www.fathersdirect.com/

The Grateful Dads is a way to bring together a community of men who share the same desire to enjoy the richness and bounty of the natural surroundings in which we live and instill in our children the same mindset. To provide a safe and casual environment for men to be together who are experiencing the same feelings and concerns about fatherhood and its limitations and celebrations. By virtue of its reason for existence, the Grateful Dads has brought together a broad spectrum of men of all professions and ages, all of whom are committed to being successful, nurturing Dads. Thanks to this common goal no one has ever felt like a stranger; the friendships are immediate and the camaraderie sincere for both fathers and children alike.www.gratefuldads.com/ For information on how to start a Grateful Dads Chapter in your area Chapter@gratefuldads.com

BrotherPeace: As a men's social action group dedicated to ending the violence of men against women, BrotherPeace Twin Cities occupies a critical niche among Minnesota organizations.

Founded in 1988, BrotherPeace Twin Cities continues to assert that the violence of men against women is a men's issue requiring the efforts of all men to stop the violence.

BrotherPeace Twin Cities believes it is critical for men to help each other develop a sense of male identity that is vigorous and robust, and not violent or abusive. freenet.msp.mn.us/org/bptc/

Campaign to End Homophobia: The purpose of the Campaign is to build and support a network of people working together to end homophobia and heterosexism through education. Homophobia is the irrational fear of homosexuality and the hatred, disgust, and prejudice that fear brings. Oppression of lesbians and gays, as well as bisexual women and men, is based on homophobia. But it also hurts heterosexuals by maintaining rigid definitions of "approporate" sex-role behavior and sexual relationships. We believe that education about homophobia and heterosexism is most effective when done in connection with other oppressions based on race/ethnicity, ability, class, age, sex, gender identification, sexual orientation, and religion or spiritual beliefs. www.endhomophobia.org/

National Campaign Against Youth Violence: Facing epidemic youth violence rates, America’s business and political leaders formed the National Campaign Against Youth Violence (NCAYV) at a White House Summit in 1999. NCAYV is committed to engaging private citizens, corporations, and foundations in violence prevention efforts that work. The mission of NCAYV is to engage all Americans in effective violence prevention efforts. To achieve this, NCAYV promotes: Public education efforts that challenge the normalization of violence in U.S. culture and raise awareness about ways adults can reduce youth violence; Local organizing activities that engage business, media, community and youth leaders to channel new resources into effective violence prevention solutions; and Partnerships with grassroots organizations and schools that support youth leadership and promote youth-oriented solutions. www.noviolence.net (Can no longer locate)

Save the Children celebrates the role of sponsorship in improving the lives of children. More than 60 years of experience working hand-in-hand with families and communities at home and abroad has taught us that poverty need not be a life sentence. Operating with the efficiency of a successful business, we remain faithfully committed to directing the lion's share of our resources to serving children and families in need. We work in 18 states across the United States and in 46 developing nations around the world. www.savethechildren.org

The Afterschool Alliance is an emerging alliance of public, private and nonprofit groups committed to raising awareness and expanding resources for afterschool programs. Initiated and currently coordinated by the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, the Alliance grew out of a partnership between the Foundation and the U.S. Department of Education. Initial partners of this emerging alliance are the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, U.S. Department of Education, JCPenney, The Advertising Council, The Entertainment Industry Foundation, and the Creative Artists Agency Foundation.

Each partner has committed to help build awareness and expand resources for afterschool through projects, promotions and ongoing public education. The combined talents, resources and expertise present in the Afterschool Alliance will make afterschool an everyday reality for our kids.

It is the vision of the Afterschool Alliance that by raising national and local awareness about the importance of afterschool, all children will have access to quality, affordable afterschool programs by 2010.

Reach us off-line at Afterschool Alliance; P.O. Box 65166; Washington, DC 20035-5166; (202) 296-9378. www.afterschoolalliance.org

Adults and Children Together--Against Violence is a violence-prevention campaign composed of a national multimedia campaign and community-based training programs. The campaign focuses on adults who raise, care for, and teach children ages 0 to 8 years. It is designed to prevent violence by providing young children with positive role models and environments that teach nonviolent problem solving.

ACT Against Violence Project Rationale: Violent behavior is largely learned--often early in life; Violence prevention can be learned--starting early in life; Adults shape the learning environment for young children; Adults can learn how to model and teach young children constructive ways to cope with anger, frustration, and conflict. www.actagainstviolence.org

Children's Rights Council's Website works to strengthen families through education and advocacy. We favor family formation and family preservation, but if families break up, or are never formed, we work to assure a child the frequent and continuing contact with two parents and extended family the child would normally have during marriage. Our motto is "The Best Parent is Both Parents". Our site contains names of parenting support groups, resources on single parents, marriage, custody, access/visitation/parenting time, parenting education, prevention of abuse and neglect of your child, job sources, and parentage establishment. Formed in 1985 by concerned parents who have more than 40 years collective experience in custody and reform and early childhood education, CRC has chapters in 32 states and is affiliated with CRC: Mothers Without Custody (MW/OC) and the Stepfamily Association of America (SAA). info4parents.com

With Kids-In-Mind, the movie reviews are objective, non-critical assessments of the potentially objectionable material contained in movies and are primarily addressed to parents. They don't tell parents whether a movie is good or bad, they don't tell them whether it has any social or political significance -- they don't even bother with whether it has artistic merit. They simply list material that parents may not want their kids to watch or hear. Then parents can decide whether a movie is OK for their own kids, according to their own criteria. The writing style is straightforward and quite neutral, and they take great pains to describe a film's content without actually revealing any plot elements. This is not religiously-based movie reviews. www.kids-in-mind.com or Letters@kids-in-mind.com MORE

The 4 Kids team of educators, writers, artists, technology specialists, and students produces a weekly newspaper article and maintains the 4Kids Web site. Their vision is to pursue more effective ways of creating learning environments for all children regardless of gender, race, ethnicity or disability, particularly through advancing technologies such as the Internet. Your link to the latest tecKNOWLEDGEy on the Web." 1122 West Campus Road, Ste 236, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS 66045 www.4kids.org

Dads and Daughters. DADs provides tools to strengthen our relationships with our daughters and transform the pervasive messages that value our daughters more for how they look than who they are. They are a national, nonprofit membership organization of fathers with daughters. www.dadsanddaughters.org or info@dadsanddaughters.org

RoMANtic: Romance is about sharing and giving of yourself. It’s a combination of all the little (and big) things you do to say “I love you” and to let someone know how special they are. What is most romantic comes from your heart, not from inside your wallet. A real "RoMANtic" is someone who takes the personal approach to romance over the commercial way. They don't wait for special holidays to express their love and when they do let their sweetheart know just how cherished they are, they don't do it merely with store-bought, expensive gifts. Make it a goal to being a RoMANtic all year round – starting today. Learn more at www.TheRomantic.com or michael@TheRomantic.com

National Poison Prevention Week. Over 2,000,000 people will be poisoned this year, over half of them children. There are three ways on the American Association of Poison Control Center's site to find out about Poison Centers in your area. You can click on a map and find out about Poison Centers in that state, enter your zip code, or look in a direcetory to find out which Poison Center serves your area. Do this now, before you have an emergency. www.aapcc.org/findyour.htm

The Father's World mission is to promote and celebrate fatherhood and family as the leading source of information, resources, support and education for all types of fathers and their families.

We strongly aim to be an open environment, a place where many sides of an issue can be viewed. It is important for us to focus on fathering issues, whether that is for the family or nuclear father, the at home father or the single father, for fathers with babies or fathers with older children, for fathers with children with disabilities. As you see, we will try to cover all aspects of fatherhood and fathering issues. At the same time we will also be focusing on men's issues such as health, diet, and exercise. www.fathersworld.com

The Society for Human Sexuality is a social and educational organization whose purpose is to promote understanding and appreciation for the many forms of adult intimate relationships and consensual sexual expression. Participation is open to anyone over the age of 18, regardless of gender or sexual orientation. This web site is devoted solely to sexuality education and information, and is completely free. It meets its operating expenses through five carefully-chosen associate's programs. http://sexuality.org

The Talking With Kids Campaign is a collaboration between Children Now and the Kaiser Family Foundation. Children Now is a nonpartisan, independent voice for America's children. Using innovative research and communications strategies, Children Now promotes pioneering solutions to problems facing America's children. Recognized nationally for its policy expertise, up-to-date information about the status of children, and leading work with the media. Children Now is financed through foundation grants, individual donations, and support from the corporate community. www.talkingwithkids.org or 510.763.2444 or talk@talkingwithkids.org

Families Like Ours, Inc. purpose is to establish the means for an ongoing community of support for such families. Clearly adoptive families of all types have resources available to them through out the United States; Alternative families have unique issues that are not fully addressed by those traditional resources. www.familieslikeours.org

Condomania: America's first condom store, was established June 1991, in New York City. Condomania OnLine assists customers of every age, sex, culture and sexual orientation in the purchase of condoms and safer-sex products. At Condomania, we believe that the best way for the public to make educated choices about safer-sex products is through access to accurate, non-judgmental information. Condomania's vision is crucial to the prevention of unwanted pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV. Happy VD Day! www.condomania.com

MenAlive seeks to improve awareness of male menopause and men's health, and act as an influential source of timely information, resources, products and community centered events on male menopause and men's health, for men and the women who love them. According to Jed Diamond, author of Male Menopause, male menopause is not just about men's health or men's issues. Male menopause is about men's health and men's issues and about living long and well in the second half of our lives. www.menalive.com or jed@menalive.com

Gay Health is the first health and wellness site dedicated to Lesbian, Gay, Bisdexual and Transgendered men and women. Staffed by professionals from within our own community, the site provides easy access to accurate, current and vital health information. Your privacy is our priority. www.gayhealth.com or ContactUs@GayHealth.com

The New Intimacy is all about helping you acquire a new vision of relationship -- simple, practical and yet passionate and spiritually fulfilling. You'll open yourself to a rich field of possibilities -- where the magic of real romance and the profound potential of real life love waits to be awakened...and, it's in the differences! www.thenewintimacy.com or JimJude@francomm.com See their weekly column

drDrew.com: We are looking to expand on that essential one-on-one contact. Through our network of doctors and health institutions, writers and editors, celebrities and community members, we are creating a space where everyone shares a part of their lives in hopes of helping others. Some of this information will be straight fact; some of it will be personal stories; and some will be a mixture of the two. At drDrew.com, we look forward to providing information that is difficult to access to the public. We offer a place to answer your questions and encourage you to share something from your own life as well. www.drdrew.com or editorial@drdrew.com

The National Runaway Switchboard operates a confidential hotline for runaway youth, teens in crisis, and concerned friends and family members. All services are free and available 24 hours every day. and include: Crisis Intervention, Message relay between runaways and their parent/legal guardian, Referrals and conference to community-based resources such as counseling, support groups, alternative housing, and health care, Home Free program in partnership with Greyhound Buslines, Inc. to help runaways return home to their families, Education and outreach services, Free NRS promotional materials for distribution at community events, school assemblies, and health fairs. www.nrscrisisline.org or info@nrscrisisline.org

SEX ETC's: For years, teens have said that their sex ed classes were "too little, too late," their parents didn’t talk to them about sex and they were left on their own to figure out all this confusing stuff. They also said they'd like to read about stuff like love, sex, relationships, HIV/AIDS, violence and other issues, especially if teens wrote those stories. Walla - a sexuality and health newsletter written by teens for teens. Copies are sent in bulk to high schools and organizations that serve young people and has become a staple in schools, churches, teen pregnancy prevention programs, juvenile justice centers, clinics and other programs around the country. Get your own free subscription. This web site gives teens a place to go in cyberspace where they can get accurate, up-front information about their sexuality and also gives teens a place to get their questions answered. SEX, ETC.'s success proves that teen-to-teen communication about sex and health issues really works. It’s sure better than groping in the dark. www.sxetc.org

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