Bright Lights, Small City

Bright Lights, Small City

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...

A Letter to Myself at 18

John— I’m forty-eight when I’m writing this and I want to let you know a few things. Not a total rundown of everything that happens—your...

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...

Auld Lang Syne

It’s that time of the year again, and I’ve been doing some thinking. In the past, I haven’t given much credence to New Year’s...

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...

The Breakthrough: Finding the Answers You Didn’t Even Know You Were...

The Breakthrough Finding the answers you didn't even know you were looking for by John Francis Leonard It was just another day at my psychologist’s office....

What Works for Me

So often in life we strive to be something that we’re not. One of the great things about being a gay man is the...

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...

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,...

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...

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Be the Light at Tunnel's End For Some of Us, Social Isolation Is Nothing New by Hank Trout Here in San Francisco, as I write this, we...

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