Tag Archives: AIDS

Thoughts on Another World AIDS Day

Soon after my first coming out early in 1987 I attended a workshop on AIDS. Soon I was volunteering at a new organization called AIDS Project Worcester. I attended the October 11, 1987 March on Washington that included the first … Continue reading

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World AIDS Day – 12 Populations, At Risk For HIV Infection, That Are Being Left Behind

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World AIDS Day – Sex Workers and HIV/AIDS

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On World AIDS Day #TransLivesMatter

If you have just read or reread my post memorializing friends I’ve lost to AIDS, you’ll have been introduced to my friends Jean and Melissa. These two brave Black Transgender Women lost their lives to AIDS but neither one of … Continue reading

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World AIDS Day Redux – Shalom and L’Chaim! A Tribute to Lost Friends

I posted this last World AIDS Day and am repeating the post for this year’s event. The people I have lost, many of whom are memorialized here, taught me so much about, live, courage and living every day to the … Continue reading

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Film About AIDS Memorial Quilt Covers its Birth and Impact

Originally posted on O-blog-dee-o-blog-da:
AIDS Quilt Documentary The Last One Gears Up for Fall 2015 Screenings and 2016 National Youth Outreach Campaign Posted by Melanie Nathan, Oct 20, 2015.   Film Spotlights AIDS Memorial Quilt; Reveals Progress, Setbacks and Hope…

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How We Got Gay | Discovery Channel HD Documentary 2015

A fascinating documentary on how gay men went from social pariahs to the much more widespread acceptance of today. One other thing of note, the acceptance of gender non-conformity was more prevalent within the community then it is now, I … Continue reading

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‘Historic’ Ruling States That Abstinence-Only Sex Ed Isn’t Sex Ed | ThinkProgress

This is the kind of ruling that should have been made three decades ago. Maybe then some of the people I lost to AIDS would still be here. I’m glad the truth is now self evident but I find the … Continue reading

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Recommended Reading: Grateful for Our Strong Female Allies | Greg Louganis

Greg Louganis pens a well deserved tribute to the Lesbians and Straight Women who bravely and compassionately were there for men living with, and dying as a result of, AIDS… Thank you to the lesbians who were our core strength … Continue reading

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UK gay students are not being taught about HIV | Gay Star News

It is a travesty that in 2015 schools are still failing to provide adequate HIV prevention and comprehensive sexuality education for Gay and Bisexual youth and young Trans Women. This is certainly a problem in the US but it is … Continue reading

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Men with mental health issues more at risk of HIV · PinkNews

I sincerely hope this news comes as no surprise to anyone. Mental health issues are a contributing factor to most, if not all, risk taking behavior. When you add in the increased likelihood of past trauma do to homophobic, transphobic … Continue reading

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At Hanukkah: Memories of Departed Friends – Shalom and L’Chaim!

As this is the beginning of Hanukkah, I am reposting this tribute from World AIDS Day as it has a message for this time of year. This is for my friend Marc: In Memory of Departed Friends – Shalom and … Continue reading

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Recommended Reading: ‘The Disease of the Century’: Reporting on the Origin of AIDS – The Atlantic

An important look at the story of the AIDS Crisis from the first reports onwards. An important part of our shared history. Here’s the first few paragraphs of CARI ROMM excellent, comprehensive article from the Atlantic… A veteran medical journalist … Continue reading

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Arizona pastor wants all gay people killed for an ‘AIDS free Christmas’ | Gay Star News

I should be used to Fundamentalist Christians being homophobic but blaming gay and bisexual men for AIDS is so 1980s. Here’s the story from ANDREW POTTS writing for Gay Star News… Faithful Word Baptist Church pastor Steven Anderson says HIV … Continue reading

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Is This the Beginning of the End of AIDS? | TakePart

An optimistic report from Celeste Hoang and One.org that asserts that we’ve a significant milestone in the fight against HIV/AIDS. Here’s the article as it appears in Take Part… One.org’s new report says the tipping point has arrived. For the first time … Continue reading

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Medical News: Confirming the Benefits of Early Treatment of HIV

This article on research published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, shows that getting early treatment with anti-retroviral therapy (ART) is really beneficial for people living with HIV. ART prevents the depletion of CD4 cells, inhibit the activation … Continue reading

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World AIDS Day — Shalom and L’Chaim!

Shalom and L’Chaim! By JerBear in Santa Fe (Note: Some of the names in this post are pseudonyms. Portions of this I created years ago but it has been extensively edited and added to.) On October 11, 1987, I journeyed … Continue reading

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The 14 shocking HIV and AIDS myths people still believe today | Gay Star News

Tomorrow is World AIDS Day and it is an important annual event for me and the millions around the world who have lost someone to the disease and or know someone living with HIV. In this feature from Gay Star … Continue reading

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Freddie Mercury passed away 23 years ago today · Freddie Mercury Documentary

One of my favorite musicians of all time and arguably the greatest frontman ever, Freddie Mercury passed away 23 years ago today. I remember it well as it sent a wave of concern across the music world. There are a … Continue reading

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Troye Sivan Talks About Sex

In this eye-opening video Troye shares his reaction after watching 2 films where AIDS is a major part of the plot – Dallas Buyers Club and The Normal Heart. He then realized how little he knew about HIV/AIDS and figured … Continue reading

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