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The Tornado Has Returned

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Thanks to Whom?

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AIDS2018? AIDS2020? AIDS2022?

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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...

Lean On Me

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Stay Angry and Make Trouble

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Guilt-Free Memories

In May 2016, I met photographers Saul Bromberger and Sandra Hoover when they exhibited at a dinner hosted by Project Open Hand in celebration...

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Over the years, I’ve chatted with many other HIV/AIDS long-term survivors about the myriad complications of being among the “AIDS Generation,” those of us...

No Retreat, But Surrender?

One would never know to look at me now that, from 1992 through 2004, in a gym that I set up in a large...

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