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...

My Friend Is Newly Diagnosed, But He Is Resisting Treatment

You Can Lead a Horse to Water How do you help someone who just won't accept it? by John Francis Leonard In my July column, I told...

It All Comes Back with a Song

Down in the Depths It all comes back with a song by John Francis Leonard When I think of the fall of 1990, so many memories march...

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...

Reaching Out When You’re Newly Diagnosed

A Friend in Need Reaching out when you're newly diagnosed by John Francis Leonard As I’ve discussed before, I’ve left a full-time and stressful career behind me...

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...

Reject HIV Prejudice & Find Someone on Your Level

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...

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...

Aging with HIV: Carrying the Banner

Carrying the Banner Aging with HIV is no joke, but the past anchors my future by John Francis Leonard Forty-eight. I’m turning forty-eight-years-old and it gives me...

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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Violet Holdings: An Interview with Hugh Ryan

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My Brain Has Become a Sieve