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26th Annual glad Media Awards

The Body




Gay Life

November 25th, 2015

HIV+ Gay Men Have Their Say in “The Infection Monologues”

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A variety of gay men spill their guts about their lives and HIV diagnosis. They are bracingly honest, sexually explicit, heartbreaking and hilarious. They are the men of The Infection Monologues, a theatrical event getting […]

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November 6th, 2015

Why I Wiped HIV Off My Face

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Some years ago, I told someone that I was HIV positive before I agreed to his invitation for a date. “Yeah, I know,” he casually replied, and then he looked a little embarrassed, as if […]

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October 10th, 2015

Two Minutes of Advice for Those Testing HIV Positive


This is a clever social media campaign: Healthline, an online health community, has asked people who have been living with HIV to create videos for those who have recently tested positive, known as “You’ve Got […]

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October 7th, 2015

How Do We Solve a Problem Like Pintauro?

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My discomfort began as I sat in front of my web cam, waiting to join Danny Pintauro in a segment on Huffington Post Live. Danny had recently announced on an Oprah special that he was […]

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September 30th, 2015

Recovering from Meth, Rebuilding a Sex Life

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For more than a decade I was an active crystal meth addict. They were the darkest years of my life. I suffered numerous relapses as I struggled to get clean, and my woeful journey back […]

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September 23rd, 2015

Catching Up with the First Miss America to Champion AIDS Awareness

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When Miss Florida 1992, Leanza Cornett, competed for the crown of Miss America 1993, she didn’t just have gay hearts aflutter over our love for pageant competitions. We adored her because she proudly chose an AIDS awareness […]

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September 15th, 2015

VIDEO: The 2015 United States Conference on AIDS

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Not to get all southern gothic on you, but I depend upon the kindness of strangers. Especially when producing video blogs at conferences. “Excuse me, would you please just hold this camera and point it […]

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August 18th, 2015

The Wonderful, Stigma-Bashing ‘Wizards of Poz’


Any campaign that blends living with HIV with a sense of empowerment and joy always grabs my attention. Stigma remains one of the most damaging forces in our struggle to both combat new infections and […]

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June 29th, 2015

Five Reasons to Take the HIV Test Right Now

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Sometimes it’s helpful to get back to basics, and there is no more basic, effective tool to fight the HIV epidemic than to encourage testing. How long has it been for you, my friend? Here are […]

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June 1st, 2015

The Visual AIDS Web Gallery “Proud to be Positive”

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June is Pride Month in the LGBT community, and I was honored to be asked by Visual AIDS to curate a “web gallery” on the topic. Immediately, I considered a question that I had once posed […]

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