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26th Annual glad Media Awards

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November 19th, 2015

The Charlie Sheen Moment You Probably Missed

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The subtle moment came during the second segment of Matt Lauer’s explosive interview with actor Charlie Sheen. It impressed me so deeply I actually backed up my recording and watched it twice more. Sheen had […]

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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 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 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 26th, 2015

‘Small Town Rage’ Documents ACT UP in the Deep South

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When Alana Oldham was only 17 years old, she found out the meaning of activism. A close friend had received an AIDS diagnosis and he wasn’t expected to live very long. Alana wanted to take […]

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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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July 7th, 2015

The Relentless Affections of Amy Ferris

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“We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous?’ Actually, who are you not to be?” — Marianne Williamson The first time I met Amy Ferris, several years ago, she cupped […]

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June 25th, 2015

Five Activists Give the Ten Worst Offenses of AHF’s Michael Weinstein

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(I was proud to join four fellow activists contributing to this story, which originally appeared on the site HIV Equal. If you have ever wondered what all the fuss is about — or think the […]

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April 21st, 2015

AHF Reinstates Advocacy Funding and They Totally Mean It This Time

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AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) has quietly reinstated funding to a Louisiana AIDS advocacy event, two weeks after pulling their support because one of the event organizers is involved in a whistleblower lawsuit against AHF. But […]

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