Bright Lights, Small City

Bright Lights, Small City

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...

Long-Lost Friends

Full Circle Finally I had the courage to return to the city where I lost my friends by John Francis Leonard A few months ago I made...

Dating Apps, Disclosure & HIV

Oops, I Forgot One Little Thing My New Normal by John Francis Leonard So, I’ve taken that leap and faced the inevitable. In this modern age, an...

My Friend Is Newly Diagnosed, But He Is Resisting Treatment

You Can Lead a Horse to Water How do you help someone who just won't accept it? by John Francis Leonard In my July column, I told...

If You Stand for Nothing

One of the luxuries of the full-time career I left behind some years ago was dental coverage. Luckily, until recently anyway, I’d never even...

Hooked

When I packed my belongings and escaped Los Angeles for my hometown, I needed a break. A break from an unhealthy and dysfunctional life....

Fighting HIV Isolation (One Belly Rub at a Time)

In From the Cold How a stray cat changed the game by John Francis Leonard I love animals. In particular, I love dogs. Cats, however, not so...

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