My HIV Turned 21

It’s Our Party and We’ll Cry If We Want To was the theme for my day of diagnosis. When I was first diagnosed February 20,...

Work Ethic

Jokes about the current administration are coming left and right, from Stephen Colbert and Trevor Noah, but while comedy can ease the anxiety that...

Nancy Ledins: Advocate

Unwanted hair is a drag, especially when it propagates on the upper lip of a classy woman like myself. A moustache I don’t need!...

Just*in Time: May 2017: So You Want to Be an HIV...

So, you want to be an HIV Activist… There are several things that you should be aware of or put in place so that you...

CBO & ASO & HIV Burnout

Community-based organizations and AIDS service organizations have been staples in the fight against HIV for going on thirty-plus years. They were some of the...

Spring Awakening

Many of today’s younger social media participants, including my own grandkids, know this month’s exclusive cover story, Jenna Ortega, through her Instagram and Twitter...

My Mental Health

It all seemed to start one morning when I couldn’t walk the dog. It was a sudden attack of abject panic, a basic, visceral...

Choose Light

I have had the great fortune, for the last two years, of living next to one of the most beautiful parks in San Francisco....

I Didn’t Become a Long-Term Survivor by Keeping My Mouth Shut!

I Am My Own Best Advocate Never hesitate to challenge your doctors—you know your body best! by Hank Trout A couple days before Thanksgiving 2016, I woke...

Brian Jordan Alvarez: Advocate

I love spilling my guts,” remarked Brian Jordan Alvarez, character actor and impressionist, when we met at an AIDS fundraiser last year. Well, c’mon...

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The Criminalization of LGBTQ People

Evie Litwok, founder and director of Witness to Mass Incarceration, recently gathered a panel of individuals who have experienced incarceration to discuss gender identity,...

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