Homeless in San Francisco

Throughout the thirty-one years that I have dealt with HIV/AIDS I have faced many serious challenges, but none so daunting as the one I...

Lost & Found

Lost & Found The disorientation of survival calls for us to create new ways to navigate by Mark Olmsted I came out very early, at sixteen, in...

Why I Write

On Friday, March 6, 2016, in response to First Lady Nancy Reagan’s death, presidential candidate Hillary Clinton recalled “how difficult it was to talk...

Second Acts: Bruce Ward

Hanging On Clinging to a raft in the regatta of life by Bruce Ward Lazarus Syndrome” is one of the terms coined by psychologists and sociologists to...

A Fight for Community Connections

One week after graduating high school, I escaped my small Ohio town for college. Upon coming out, my family rejected me, which fired up...

Choose Light

I have had the great fortune, for the last two years, of living next to one of the most beautiful parks in San Francisco....

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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Just*in Time: September 2017

Dear Justin, I’m very scared; I don’t know who to talk to. I don’t like using condoms but I am on PrEP. So, I’ve protected...

Paul Thorn: Writer & Advocate

Reforming HIV Laws in Texas

Dear Dan Savage