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March 5th, 2016

Feeling the Love for L.A.’s Dearly Departed Circus Disco

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In a forsaken block of Santa Monica Boulevard, off the street and through an imposing industrial alley, a Hollywood disco opened in the late 1970s that made promises the other gay clubs were loathe to […]

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February 23rd, 2016

GLAAD Relents to Uproar, Will Honor Bloggers This Year

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Chalk one up for the little guy. After community-based LGBT media and independent bloggers loudly and unanimously decried GLAAD’s decision to eliminate their “Outstanding Blog” award this year, the national media watchdog group released a […]

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January 14th, 2016

I Watched Charlie Sheen on Dr. Oz So You Don’t Have To

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Dr. Oz has a very strange verbal compulsion. He can’t stop making lame metaphors. When taking an early morning jog with Charlie Sheen, in the first of their two-part interview for The Dr. Oz Show, […]

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January 12th, 2016

The Man Who Buried Them Remembers

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When he conducted the funerals, Tom Bonderenko tells me, he always wore his priestly garments and white stole. Even when no one showed up for the graveside service. “It was important to show dignity and […]

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January 6th, 2016

16 HIV Advocates to Watch in 2016

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They come from nearly every corner of the world. They are engaged in local communities and on the international scene. They include mothers, artists, a fugitive, a performer, and a drug smuggler. They are speaking […]

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December 21st, 2015

Five Things I Learned Aboard the Poz Cruise

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Each year, several hundred people living with HIV – primarily gay men, with a happy sprinkling of straight women and our supporters – embark on the HIV Cruise Retreat (“The Poz Cruise”) for a week […]

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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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