What I Learned from My Partners, All AIDS Widowers

Every relationship has something to teach us. In my life, I’ve had three serious relationships, a lot of misses, but three hits (so to...

Pride In Spite of It All

For the first time in the thirty-eight years since I moved to San Francisco in 1980, I didn’t attend the Pride Parade and Celebration...

A Hollow Victory

A Hollow Victory From fighting for our rights to fighting for our lives & back again by Harry Breaux As I put this blank sheet of electronic...

Nathan Kelleher: Advocate

If you read my column regularly, you know how much I dig the desert! This Friday, I’m taking a three-day weekend and cruising down...

HIV Myths That Say You Are Not Beautiful Are Wrong

Me, Chaka Khan & Todrick Hall HIV myths that say you are not beautiful are wrong by Corey Saucier I am half-naked, in pain, and bleeding. I’m...

What’s Your Status?

I remember being in my twenties and being so afraid to ever be asked this question. The question just seemed so loaded in the...

Just*in Time: HIV & the Military

Since I’m a veteran of the military (a disabled Air Force vet) there are several dates throughout the year that touch me: Memorial Day,...

Choices: A New Take on the Use of Condoms in the...

Choices A new take on the use of condoms in the age of PrEP by John Francis Leonard I find myself, as a gay man with HIV,...

Family Values & Generational AIDS Advocacy

Just mention grandmothers and AIDS and one thinks immediately of the pandemic in South Africa and other countries on that continent. Grandmothers empowered themselves...

The View from Down Here

Around the first of April of this year, I began using a wheelchair when I leave the apartment. This was an inevitability that I...

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