The Prodigal Queer

When I first heard last year that my alma mater—West Virginia University, in Morgantown—had opened a new LGBTQ+ Center, I must admit, I was...

The Gift of Giving

Just as I was packing my summer book bag—the usual stash of beach stuff—I realized that I was missing something more important than the...

Sherri Lewis

Turn Up the Radio AIDS interrupted by dreams—but I've learned to reclaim them by Sherri Lewis The best time in my life was being a signed recording...

HIV & Isolation: Who Me?

Here I am, back in my hometown for eight years now. I don’t regret the move, per se, but it has presented me with...

Joshua Castille: Advocate

F*CK W/OUT FEAR. I couldn’t believe my eyes! Josh and I were cruising down Santa Monica Boulevard in West Hollywood in “Mother,” my ’69 Lincoln,...

Just*in Time: June 2017

Hey Justin, I know you talk about HIV most of the time and sometimes I would wish you’d talk about something else. So, I figured...

HIV Is a Preexisting Condition

It is a scary time to be living in a world where HIV funding could ever be up for debate. Thirty-six years removed from...

Decriminalizing Sex Work

Since 1955, the motto “To Protect and Serve” has been plastered on police cars all across the United States. In the book Who Do...

These Days

Beep beep beep. I am a six year old crying in the corner. There is a nurse with eight arms and six hands; all moving...

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,...

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