Evan Low: Ally

What happens in Vegas”...does not stay in Vegas—because Ms. Ruby tells all! Beyond the marquee lights, gaming, and lengthy strip traffic lights, this desert town...

Role Call: Maria Mejia-Laing

As an Ambassador for Greater Than AIDS and one of the women who is part of its very important campaign, Empowered: Women, HIV &...

Am I a Faggot?

Finally the day had come. I had waited four months since her announcement at the SuperBowl and I wasn’t going to disappoint. As I...

Dini von Mueffling: Advocate

Dini von Mueffling. With a name like that you’d expect the title “Lady” to precede it. Lady…Dini…von…Mueffling! Well, this gal is some lady, and...

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,...

Emerson Collins: Advocate

Don’t forget to grab your complimentary chocolate chip cookies!” urges the concierge as I leave the check-in counter at the Tropicana Hotel Las Vegas....

Red Flags of My Past & Future

My life has been marked by traumatic events—homelessness, molestation, discrimination, rape, domestic violence, and child abuse. However, I never actually thought about how past...

Sharon Omi: Ally

After screening the tender film, Eat With Me, and witnessing Sharon Omi’s stunning portrayal of the distraught mother going through crisis, I was intent...

Cole Doman: Ally

OMG, he was in the stage show, Bye Bye Birdie!” I scream with frenzy to myself as I scan over Cole Doman’s resume after...
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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...

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Edmund White: February 2008