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January 25th, 2017

Examining Death, Including the One I Caused

Chris Glaser, author of The Final Deadline: What Death Has Taught Me About Life My memorial service will be fabulous, I can assure you of that. I first outlined it during the initial, deadly wave […]

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November 15th, 2016

Sleeping with President Donald Trump

I am on my feet at the Thanksgiving table, and my fists are slamming into the linen napkins. Silverware is quaking, pottery is rattling. The force of a particularly hard blow to the tabletop sends […]

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November 11th, 2016

Video: Aboard the 2016 HIV Cruise Retreat

The spirit of the annual HIV Cruise Retreat (also known as “the Poz Cruise” but not associated with POZ Magazine) can be summed up in one enlightening story. Matthew had some bad luck as he […]

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September 13th, 2016

What It Feels Like for a Mom

(My mother passed away suddenly on January 13th. Her memorial, led by her six children, was moving and hilarious, which is exactly as she had hoped. I cannot properly describe how grateful I am for […]

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July 26th, 2016

AIDS2016: The Full Video Collection from My Fabulous Disease

The people, the parties, the protests! AIDS2016, the international AIDS conference held in Durban, South Africa from July 16-22, had it all. And it was my privilege to bring you the stunning sights and sounds […]

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July 18th, 2016

Follow My Blogs from AIDS2016 in Durban South Africa!

(UPDATE: See all of my video blogs from AIDS2016 right here.) Conference coverage might just be the most enjoyable aspect of blogging for me. There’s nothing like capturing a protest breaking out, or the emotions […]

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June 13th, 2016

My Response to Orlando in One Sublime Performance

I can’t watch the news anymore right now. I have it muted, but will admit to glancing in its direction every few minutes. On the screen there are police cars and flashing lights and footage […]

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June 5th, 2016

Surviving Life Itself: Reflections of a Longtime Survivor

The young woman sitting across from me on the bus is in her mid-20s. She turns to her companion and her voice grows serious. “I know someone who died,” she says in the hushed tone […]

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April 4th, 2016

Packing Up The Man Who Wasn’t There

When the health of my close friend Ron began to rapidly decline in 1987, he made the decision to leave Los Angeles to return home to rural New York to be near his family. “Just […]

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March 17th, 2016

The Challenging Web Series That Travels from ‘Unsure’ to ‘Positive’

In the gorgeous and sometimes maddening web series Unsure/Positive, we follow the life of a Boston gay man, Kieran, literally from the moment he gets his HIV positive test result. Kieran’s journey in the six-episode […]

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