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...

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...
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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...

Being Single

At thirty, I can honestly say for the first time in my life that I am happy. I have a great job, a growing...

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 &...

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...

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...

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,...

Ryan Potter: Ally

Hiro is my hero! Hiro is a fourteen-year-old electronics prodigy who demonstrates his gift in the extravagant Oscar-worthy animated Disney film, Big Hero 6. Based...

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