Bright Lights, Small City

Bright Lights, Small City

A Little Kindness Please

Even the most casual of encounters can speak volumes—volumes about how we see ourselves and how others perceive us. Being a gay man, as...

The Bravest Girl I Know

I’ve had the joy of knowing some incredible people in my life. One of the gutsiest, most unique women I’ve known was at a...

If You Stand for Nothing

One of the luxuries of the full-time career I left behind some years ago was dental coverage. Luckily, until recently anyway, I’d never even...

What I Learned from Someone I Loved & Lost

Not a Day Goes By Someone i loved & lost & what i learned from him by John Francis Leonard I was a reluctant convert to the...

My Mental Health

It all seemed to start one morning when I couldn’t walk the dog. It was a sudden attack of abject panic, a basic, visceral...

Does Your Inside Match Your Outside?

On the Surface Does your inside match your outside? by John Francis Leonard There were some years in my life where I can say that confidence was...

With More U=U Study Results, Has Science Finally Set Us Free?

Positive Attributes Has science finally set us free? by John Francis Leonard Well it’s here, the second part of the landmark PARTNER Study and, as we expected,...

Another Failed Relationship, Another Lesson Learned

Another Failed Relationship Another lesson learned In my last column, I mentioned a trip I was taking to Baltimore to visit yet another guy I had...

Dating Apps, Disclosure & HIV

Oops, I Forgot One Little Thing My New Normal by John Francis Leonard So, I’ve taken that leap and faced the inevitable. In this modern age, an...

Undetectable=Untransmittable: Now What?

Well, it’s finally here. I, and many of us, have been waiting for it with bated breath. Another study, this one much more conclusive,...

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Buddy System

Buddy System Part III of an Ongoing Chronicle of the First Fifteen Years of the AIDS Pandemic by Bruce Ward The volunteer “buddy” program at Gay Men’s...

Ted Allen: Cover Story

How Low Can You Go?