Taking Control & Starting Treatment

Taking Control Starting treatment gave me peace by George M. Johnson I was always scared to go on treatment. Partly because I lacked the education to understand...

What’s Your Status?

I remember being in my twenties and being so afraid to ever be asked this question. The question just seemed so loaded in the...

The Second Adolescence

At the age of thirty-two I’m now only starting to feel like I am making the best decisions of my life as an adult....

When Your HIV Advocacy Gets Amplified

My Face on Billboards What happens when your HIV advocacy is suddenly thirty-feet high? by George M. Johnson Back in mid-March, I was walking to the train...

Time for Therapy

The burdens of being a public figure some days are heavy. In addition to being a full-time journalist, I’m also an avid LGBTQ activist,...

Learning I Wasn’t Transgender

It is easy to be something you are not when you don’t have the knowledge and understanding that anything else exists. It has taken...

I Am Giovanni

This should go without saying, but in 2017 it seems that nothing can be left off the table in terms of what should and...

Making 2018 Your Year

It’s December already. It’s unbelievable that just a year ago, Donald Trump was elected President of the United States and many of us didn’t...

Spiritual Not Religious

Black LGBTQ folks are often trying to find a place that they can call home. For us, it can be a tough task when...

Being Public & Positive

Being Public Though i’m out about my positive status, i still deal with the intricacies of disclosure by George M. Johnson When I tested positive back in...

LATEST POSTS

JoJo DeRodrigo: Advocate and Somatic Sex Coach & Educator

Out of Our Minds & Into Our Bodies Somatic Sex Coach & Educator JoJo DeRodrigo Helps Men & Women Heal by Mel Baker Photographed Exclusively for A&U...