Monday, December 31, 2012

LifeLube blog and website have come to the end of their road.

LifeLube blog and website have come to the end of their road

Dear LifeLubers,

It is with mixed feelings we announce that after 7 fabulous years, the LifeLube blog and website have come to the end of their road. Our last blog post will be on December 31, 2012.

We are profoundly grateful to  AIDS Foundation of Chicago (AFC), and the organizational partners of Project CRYSP and the Sexual Health Xchange and all of our fabulous LibeLube readers/followers/friends who have been with us for all these years. During this time, LifeLube has been a platform for ongoing discussion and debate that has informed and promoted the overall health and wellness of gay men and the broader LGBT community. Some of the special initiatives we are very proud of have included the development of a community-led Gay Men's Health Agenda,  our friendly gay men's health avatar "Peter Pointers" , the internationally recognized "How are you healthy?" campaign, and the "first booty" tale of anal health reported via "Andrew's Anus."

And we hope you enjoyed "Friday is For Faeries", "Woof Wednesday", and other bits of sexy, fun, whimsy and queerness we tried to weave throughout everything we presented.

We thank all of our fabulous blog contributors including (but certainly not limited to) Sister GloPistol Pete, D'Ontace, Mark Hubbard, Justin, Chris, Charles, Sebastino, and Ed Negron for the Work-insand the many amazing folks who shared their personal, creative, and inspiring efforts at staying healthy  - physically, sexually, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. And finally we give big thanks with hugs and kisses to the person who made LifeLube possible the lovely Jim Pickett, Director of Prevention Advocacy and Gay Men's Health at AFC.

The content on both the LifeLube blog and website is going offline, but will be archived. Should you wish to access content that was featured on the blog or website, you may send us an email request at and we will do our best to accommodate you.

Although, the LifeLube blog and website are being retired, our efforts at raising public awareness and promoting a healthy community for gay and bisexual men - and the broader LGBT community - remain important and will not end.

We invite you stay connected with us by visiting the following sites:

AIDS Foundation of  Chicago
International Rectal Microbicide Advocates

You can also continue to follow the daily motivational messages from Ed Negron’s Work-ins at

With great appreciation,
The LifeLube team


  1. All:

    It just breaks my heart that you're closing, but I get it. There's so many hurdles to keep it all running: new content, new content that people will READ, site maintenance, keep it fresh, where are the readers?, why do we continue? Etc., etc., I get it, really. Running my own site, I think these things daily.

    For now, I keep going and I hope that the day I do decide to pack it in is far, far down the road.

    Your efforts will be missed. If there's anything I can do for you all please reach out.

    Daniel MacDonald

  2. The strategy... BEFORE sex get tested TOGETHER for A VARIETY of STDs then make a decision INFORMED.


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