There is hope for the gay community yet.
It almost makes up for the constant reminders of why it's needed.
All of the reasons for why gays continue to have rates of sexually-transmitted diseases that would do the Third World proud are in that second article. Men are quite obviously having sex in public places, writing it off as part of being gay, and all the authority figures can do is worry about being called "sex-negative", or explain it away as, "well, straight men probably screw in the steam room too".
Perhaps a push for introspection and evaluation of gay mens' values, as in the first story, can set us on the road to eliminating the second.
I certainly hope so.
UPDATE: The ever-eloquent Jamie at I Must Be Dreaming saw the same article -- and has a most linkworthy response.