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Eitan Baron

Posted on December 17, 2014 by in Columns, Ruby's Rap

Ruby’s Rap by Ruby Comer Eitan Baron “Freedom is not something you are given, but something you have to take”—Méret Oppenheim, Swiss Surrealist Artist and Photographer. As I read this at a recent exhibit in the Haifa Museum of Art, a surge of electricity rushed through my svelte body. I had already taken Méret’s advice! [...]

Tomorrow People

Posted on December 15, 2014 by in Columns, Frontdesk

Frontdesk by David Waggoner Tomorrow People December 1 marks the twenty-sixth anniversary of World AIDS Day and the twenty-fifth anniversary of Day With(out) Art. As much as these commemorative days honor those we have lost in the fight, they also shine a spotlight on the present moment. What will we do today to secure access [...]

Just*in Time: November 2014

Posted on December 9, 2014 by in Columns, Just*in Time

Just*in Time by Justin B. Terry-Smith Justin, Let me ask you something—maybe you can put this in a blog or something…. [Here’s what I want to say to someone I am seeing:] “I link you to [health] services and push you to go, so that you can know your HIV status and get screened for [...]

Kinky Compromise

Posted on December 9, 2014 by in Brave New World, Columns

Brave New World by Corey Saucier Kinky Compromise Sometimes taking two steps forward requires one step back So the techno music is playing in the background… The curtains are drawn; my boyfriend is dressed in an assortment of leather artifacts (that sort of make him look more like a European post-punk Goth teenager than a [...]

Just*in Time: October 2014

Posted on December 8, 2014 by in Columns, Just*in Time

Just*in Time by Justin B. Terry-Smith As a father I want to have open communication with my son about HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs). A couple of nights ago while he was working on his homework, he saw me working on my column. He asked, “What are you up to Dad?” I replied, [...]

Shirley Beth Newbery

Posted on December 3, 2014 by in Columns, Ruby's Rap

Ruby’s Rap by Ruby Comer Shirley Beth Newbery Shirley Beth Newbery (she goes by Beth) is from jolly ol’ U.K. and yours truly is from the good ol’ U.S. of A. We met years ago at a London AIDS fundraiser and cottoned to each other like peanut butter and jelly. We sure used to have [...]

Back to Life

Posted on December 1, 2014 by in Columns, Frontdesk

Frontdesk by David Waggoner Back to Life New opportunities often fall by the wayside because we think we are not qualified to tackle them. But time and again I have seen old skills come to life in fresh contexts—and the new opportunity is seized instead of wasted. That’s why I was heartened to see Peter [...]

Hobby Lobby & PWAs

Posted on November 3, 2014 by in Columns, First Generation

First Generation by Chuck Willman Hobby Lobby & PWAs Is a backlash brewing that might limit access to healthcare? Now that the Supreme Court of the United States has basically given brick and mortar structures and the “fat-cats” who sit in them on their expensively attired, powerful butts—literally getting to make all of the rules [...]

A Normal Heart

Posted on October 29, 2014 by in Brave New World, Columns

Brave New World by Corey Saucier A Normal Heart The retelling of a retelling of a really sad (love) story Full disclosure: I date a lot. Three years ago I was feet over face in love with a rough-hearted bisexual man who wasn’t out to his parents. It didn’t end well. Let’s face it, unless [...]

Russell Thomas Grieve

Posted on October 22, 2014 by in Columns, Ruby's Rap

Ruby’s Rap by Ruby Comer Russell Thomas Grieve My head is still reeling from the emotional charge of the Pompeii exhibit that I attended at L.A.’s California Science Center. What a fascinating account of the Mt. Vesuvius eruption in 79 A.D. that buried for nearly two millennia the ancient Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum. [...]