Heart of the Matter

Frontdesk by David Waggoner Heart of the Matter March 10 is National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, a time to emphasize the concerns that should be...

Playing Roles…

Brave New World by Corey Saucier Playing Roles... Embracing the new, releasing the old, and leaping into the future My boyfriend and I are traditionalists. We want that...

Christine Dunn

Ruby's Rap by Ruby Comer My stocking feet are propped up on an ottoman as cracklin’ wood blazes in the fireplace. Frigid winds swoosh outside...

William F. Fisher

by Ruby Comer Help is on the way, my cupcakes. Several years ago aids2031 was established and its members are pulling out all the stops....

HEROES

Monica Johnson, executive director of HEROES, likes acronyms. “We’re the acronym queens down here!” “Down here” is Columbia, in northeast Louisiana, and the acronyms...

Quitting Smoking

I'm Coming Out After the battles quieted, there was still the smoke by John Francis Leonard I’ve fought many a personal battle in the past fourteen or...

Darren Carnall

Ruby's Rap by Ruby Comer Assisi, Italy At last, I made it! Ever since I chose St. Francis of Assisi (1182–1226) to be my patron saint...

Keeping Our Heads Above Water

Sounds fishy to me! As we go to press, the Olympics are winding down and the suffering of tens of thousands of lives in...

Hanged, Beaten, Burned

Civil rights abuses against LGBT & HIV-positive individuals threaten to put lives at stake Left Field by Patricia Nell Warren As the AIDS epidemic spread across...

Role Call: Sherri Lewis

AIDS Revisionists Our history will not be rewritten by Sherri Lewis It started with Charlie Sheen’s widely televised disclosure about his HIV status and his search for...

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