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Adam Tendler

Posted on October 1, 2014 by in Columns, Ruby's Rap

Ruby’s Rap by Ruby Comer Adam Tendler Earlier this year, the pianist Adam Tendler preformed here in Los Angeles. Before the concert, I learned that he was a finalist for the 2012 American Pianist Association Classical Fellowship Award and the 2013 American Prize. Adam is an AIDS and LGBT activist, and when he performs his [...]

Male Sex Work and Society

Posted on September 30, 2014 by in Positively Literary

[BOOKS] Male Sex Work and Society Edited by Victor Minichiello and John Scott Harrington Park Press This book is a wide-ranging, scholarly consideration of male sex work. The volume editors and their contributors have set themselves a difficult task indeed: Male sex work does not have that much of a written record, never having excited [...]

Sex Worker Advocacy

Posted on September 29, 2014 by in Features

Power of Evidence A movement to decriminalize sex work gets a boost from a multi-nation study by Larry Buhl Presentations at a session on HIV prevention strategies for sex workers, which took place at the XX International AIDS Conference two months ago in Melbourne, Australia, showed that decriminalization of sex work could significantly decrease global [...]

Michael Lucas

Posted on September 23, 2014 by in Features

A Man for All Reasons Outspoken, Eclectic Entrepreneur Michael Lucas Sounds Off Fervently About HIV Prevention by Dann Dulin Photos by Christopher Logan Raised in Russia and a U.S. citizen since 2004, Michael has quite a résumé: lawyer, adult film actor, male escort, writer, documentary filmmaker, political activist, and public speaker. His film company, Lucas [...]

Reelin’ In the Years

Posted on September 17, 2014 by in Columns, First Generation

Frontdesk by David Waggoner Summer days have begun to fade (always signalled by an early frost in the Adirondack mountains of upstate New York) and I get a little nostalgic for the days of old, when I was first contacting writers (including the poets, John Ashbery, Mark Doty, Gwendolyn Brooks; the prose writers Lesléa Newman [...]

Alex Newell

Posted on September 15, 2014 by in Cover Story

Rising Above Alex Newell Shines in His Efforts to Bring Global Consciousness About HIV to His Generation and Beyond by Dann Dulin Photos by Ricky Middlesworth Photography What a force! Standing in the warm, shimmering sunlight on this late summer morning, Alex Newell waits patiently as I open the security door of my West Los [...]

Swim for Life

Posted on September 12, 2014 by in Features, Noteworthy

Live, Love, Swim Turning the tables on the ice-bucket challenge, more than 400 swimmers plunged into the unseasonably mild waters of the Provincetown Harbor on Saturday, September 6th for the 27th annual Provincetown Swim for Life & Paddler Flotilla. Joined by more than 75 kayakers, safety boats, cheering supporters and an impressive staff of volunteers, [...]

Amazin LeThi

Posted on September 11, 2014 by in Features

Raise Your Voice Author, fitness guru & Athlete Ally Ambassador Amazin LeThi uses the universal language of sports to change the attitudes about HIV/AIDS in the Asian community and around the world Text & Photos by Alina Oswald “You gotta give them hope,” Harvey Milk once said. His words have inspired generations, and resonated with [...]

Maria Davis

Posted on September 10, 2014 by in Features

Designing Woman Music Promoter Maria Davis and Positive Women’s Network-USA Join Merck’s I Design HIV Education Campaign by Chip Alfred Maria Davis has lived a lot of life. She recorded on Jay Z’s first album. As a model, she appeared in publications like Ebony and Essence. Amother of two, she’s been an ambassador for amfAR. [...]

HCV Behind Bars: Part I

Posted on September 9, 2014 by in Hep Talk, LifeGuide

LifeGuide [Hep Talk] Treatment Behind Bars Part I: Who pays for direct-acting antiretrovirals in prisons? by Larry Buhl The new class of direct-acting antiretrovirals (DAAs) that have revolutionized treatment of hep C have greatly boosted the chances of recovery. The American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and the Infectious Diseases Society of America [...]