Bright Lights, Small City

Bright Lights, Small City

Blaming Someone for Acquiring HIV Is Never Right

Unsocial Media Blaming the Person Impacted Is Never Right, Whether It's Sexual Assault or Acquiring HIV by John Francis Leonard Since I began writing this column, I...

What HIV Has Done to My Sex Life

Instant Intimacy What HIV has done to my sex life by John Francis Leonard Recently, my editor asked of our magazine’s writers what the biggest change our...

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,...

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...

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...

Positive About My Faith

Positive About My Faith A Lost and Found Journey of Spirituality by John Francis Leonard I’m not religious in the traditional sense. Organized religion and its prejudice...

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...

Detecting Stigma

Soon after I began writing for A&U last year, my editor informed me that I would also be, partly, responsible for promoting my own...

Love in the Time of Long-Term Surviving

Someday He'll Come Along Love, if it happens, would be the cherry on the cake; if not, i still have cake! by John Francis Leonard So much...

Letting Go of Patterns of Abuse

The Age of Consent Let Go of Patterns of Abuse by John Francis Leonard We often remember things the way we’d prefer to remember them. Sometimes, memory...

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When Dominic Colón won the inaugural Write It Out! (WIO!) Playwright’s Prize competition for The War I Know, the thrill he felt leapt off...