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09 15, 2019

BBC NEWS: Mark S. King on Gareth Thomas, HIV Stigma, and U=U

By |2019-09-15T09:59:37-04:00September 15th, 2019|Gay Life, Living with HIV/AIDS, My Fabulous Disease, News, Prevention and Policy|0 Comments

Okay, I will admit I had no idea who Gareth Thomas was, beyond hearing on Saturday that a major rugby star in the United Kingdom had disclosed his HIV status. But anyone living with HIV could relate to the heart-breaking video he released announcing he is HIV positive. His apprehension is palpable, and he makes [...]

09 10, 2019

USCA Photos from Advocates in the Room Where It Happened

By |2019-09-11T23:28:21-04:00September 10th, 2019|Family and Friends, Gay Life, Living with HIV/AIDS, Meth and Recovery, My Fabulous Disease, News, Prevention and Policy, Trump|0 Comments

A choral performance during Plenary II of the USCA. (Photo: Luke Hammerman) A picture, and sometimes a video clip, can tell a thousand words. Sometimes they shout those words, or even sing them to you. In these amazing pictures and video clips from the 2019 United States Conference on AIDS (USCA), the activists, advocates, and [...]

09 8, 2019

Watch Jade Elektra sing “Undetectable” at the U.S. Conference on AIDS

By |2019-09-09T12:26:55-04:00September 8th, 2019|Family and Friends, Gay Life, Living with HIV/AIDS, My Fabulous Disease, News, Prevention and Policy|0 Comments

Jade Elektra at USCA (Photo: Scott Henrichsen) Toronto drag personality Jade Elektra captivated the Saturday plenary of the United States Conference on AIDS (USCA) with her live rendition of “Undetectable,” part of a program devoted entirely to the “Undetectable Equals Untransmittable” (U=U) movement. Jade Elektra is the stage name of Alphonso King, Jr. [...]

09 6, 2019

Activists Halt U.S. Conference on AIDS to Protest CDC

By |2019-09-06T00:38:51-04:00September 6th, 2019|Gay Life, Living with HIV/AIDS, My Fabulous Disease, News, Prevention and Policy, Trump|0 Comments

Activists disrupt the USCA opening plenary. (Photo: Derrick Mapp) Dr. Robert Redfield, the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) surely saw it coming. Protests are part of the DNA of the United States Conference on AIDS (USCA), and conference organizers have never shied from welcoming dissent from activists. In [...]

09 3, 2019

Barebacking is Dead. Long Live Barebacking!

By |2019-09-03T08:27:49-04:00September 3rd, 2019|Gay Life, Living with HIV/AIDS, My Fabulous Disease, News, Prevention and Policy|1 Comment

Treasure Island Media Leave it to science and rational thinking to ruin a popular sexual taboo. The “bareback” label for sex without a condom has faded in the age of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and U=U. People not living with HIV who are taking PrEP are protecting themselves from transmission, while people living with [...]

08 20, 2019

Four Podcasts on Gay Men, Meth, and Sex

By |2019-08-20T20:28:33-04:00August 20th, 2019|Gay Life, Living with HIV/AIDS, Meth and Recovery, My Fabulous Disease, News|0 Comments

James Watson, host of "Pozcast" Crystal meth addiction remains at epidemic levels. If you would like to learn more about the grip of the drug, and how it fuses with the sex lives of gay men, there are four new podcasts below that should enlighten you. The first three episodes come from a [...]

08 1, 2019

ACT UP Had a Diversity Problem. Should ‘Pose’ Correct it?

By |2019-08-01T12:42:13-04:00August 1st, 2019|Film Review, Gay Life, Living with HIV/AIDS, My Fabulous Disease, News, Prevention and Policy|0 Comments

To say that Pose is an unlikely hit is an understatement. It’s a goddamn miracle, and while we’re at it, Pose is also a gift to LGBTQ history, to the visibility of marginalized people, and to HIV awareness in the here and now. It challenged me, then, when the most recent episode, “Blow” (7/30/2019), left [...]

07 25, 2019

We Need to Talk About the ‘Pose’ Hospital Episode Right Now

By |2019-07-25T11:54:42-04:00July 25th, 2019|Film Review, Gay Life, Living with HIV/AIDS, My Fabulous Disease, News, Prevention and Policy|0 Comments

Pose on FX is nothing less than astounding to me. So much could have gone wrong, with the era, the themes, the characters, and – the aspect of the show closest to my heart and my critical eye -- the disease that looms over it all. Trans writers and advocates are better qualified to remark, [...]

07 2, 2019

Larry Kramer Gives Us One More Chance to Wake the F*ck Up

By |2019-07-02T14:49:30-04:00July 2nd, 2019|Gay Life, Living with HIV/AIDS, Meth and Recovery, My Fabulous Disease, News, Prevention and Policy, Trump|0 Comments

A die-in on 5th Avenue during 2019 Pride Weekend in New York City. (photo: Leandro Justin) Our friend Larry Kramer, the godfather of the AIDS activism movement, hasn’t lost his edge. That should surprise no one. In his speech at the Queer Liberation March on Sunday, however, Larry was nearly wistful, reminiscing on [...]

06 20, 2019

A Drag Queen Sings ‘Undetectable’ at an AIDS Vigil and Melts the Internet

By |2019-06-20T11:12:03-04:00June 20th, 2019|Gay Life, Living with HIV/AIDS, My Fabulous Disease, News, Prevention and Policy|0 Comments

Jade Elektra performs at the Toronto AIDS Vigil on June 18, 2019. (Bob Leahy) When Toronto drag queen Jade Elektra, aka HIV positive activist Alphonso King, Jr., stepped to the stage of the 2019 Toronto AIDS Vigil on Tuesday night, she knew she had a message. It wasn’t simply that she would become [...]

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