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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...

Just*in Time: April 2017

Whenever we divulge our HIV status we never can predict what reaction we get. But we all know that there are common questions that...

Having the Sex We Desire

The Question We may be having sex, but are we getting the sex we want? by John Francis Leonard Well, I’ve finally managed to do it. After...

Self-Care & My Struggle with Self-Pleasure

My Struggle with Self-Pleasure Self-care is an act of becoming by George M. Johnson Earlier this year I wrote a story disclosing my HIV status to the...

Art as Activism

Art is unstoppable. Take away our paints and canvases, and we will use charcoal on a wall. Take away our stage, and we will...

Ice Cream Diets

I keep strange hours lately. Trying to get something out of my system I guess…. It is 2 a.m. in my favorite part of...

Zack Ryan: Advocate

I met Zack Ryan in New York last year at a screening of Beautiful Something. “A compassionate, romantic drama,” the Village Voice aptly described...

Just*in Time: March 2017

When being first diagnosed with HIV I personally handled it as best as I could. We all handle our diagnosis in different ways. Some...

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When the World Converted to Acronyms: Poetry by Joy Gaines-Friedler

When the World Converted to Acronyms for James Kerr                           Joy Gaines-Friedler teaches Advanced Poetry and Creative Writing for non-profits in the Detroit area, including the Prison...

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