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HIV/AIDS

HIV/AIDS status, testing, prevention, treatment and HIV positive community

Livin la vida leather: Brent Heinze, Mr. Leather Colorado

If anyone would have told Brent Heinze – 18 years ago – that he would be half-naked, suited up with a harness, tight leather pants, whips, chains and bulging muscles, posing for a photo shoot, not even he would have believed it. After shedding nearly 100 pounds and molding himself into the hunky spectacle that represents the leather community of Colorado, Heinze is the epitome of empowerment and true leather style....

I’m not giving up on gay men

The fearless leader of our previous administration made HIV prevention work very difficult. I believe the official “abstinence only” response mandated by the government led to a lot of people becoming infected with the virus, simply because the only answer available to them didn’t work for them. ...

Reflecting on 30 years of HIV/AIDS

It’s as if we are back in 1983 all over again. Fear, stigma and intentional ignorance are the norms. Only this time it’s all coming from within our own gay male community, not from the outside. We refer to ourselves and one another as “clean,” “bug-free,” or “ddf.” We isolate and alienate ourselves. ...

Does Pride still matter?

The protest they called for would be born of the revolutionary spirit of 1960s America, and would become a tradition and evolve into today’s Pride parades and festivals....