Bright Lights, Small City

Bright Lights, Small City

Love in the Time of Long-Term Surviving

Someday He'll Come Along Love, if it happens, would be the cherry on the cake; if not, i still have cake! by John Francis Leonard So much...

Forgiveness: The Strength in Letting Go & Moving On

Forgiveness The strength in letting go and moving on by John Francis Leonard Sometimes, it’s life’s most trying episodes that bring us closer. My younger brother and his...

It All Comes Back with a Song

Down in the Depths It all comes back with a song by John Francis Leonard When I think of the fall of 1990, so many memories march...

A Little Kindness Please

Even the most casual of encounters can speak volumes—volumes about how we see ourselves and how others perceive us. Being a gay man, as...

Don’t Cry for Me: Resisting the Narrative of Living with HIV...

Don't Cry for Me I’ve had challenges, yes—but I don’t define myself as a victim by John Francis Leonard I’ve had an eventful life—who hasn’t? Modern life...

What Works for Me

So often in life we strive to be something that we’re not. One of the great things about being a gay man is the...

The Bravest Girl I Know

I’ve had the joy of knowing some incredible people in my life. One of the gutsiest, most unique women I’ve known was at a...

Meet the New Grief, Same as the Old Grief

Too Young to Die Meet the new grief, same as the old grief by John Francis Leonard I thought I was immune to grief by now, but...

Tears & T Cells

Tears & T Cells My diagnosis was a quiet bomb, but the aftershocks still resound by John Francis Leonard Well, as you know, I have your...

Detecting Stigma

Soon after I began writing for A&U last year, my editor informed me that I would also be, partly, responsible for promoting my own...

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