No blame, no shame

Posted on 23 Sep 2016 at 7:35am

Raising HIV awareness among Latinos I graduated college in 1992, the same year I tested HIV-positive. Sometime in the late ’90s, I reconnected with a college friend. He was actually a friend with benefits, so I was quite happy when he tracked me down, which wasn’t that easy back then — at least com-pared with […]

We need 2 strong parties

Posted on 16 Sep 2016 at 9:25am

Why this Democrat wants a strong Republican Party I’ve been a Democrat all my life. I believe in the party’s values; I’m pleased when its candidates win elections, and I’m persuaded the country is better off when Democratic ideas get a fair shake in the public arena. But none of this means that I favor […]

Let them eat croissants

Posted on 16 Sep 2016 at 9:20am

I am in Paris this week on vacation.  My partner, Patrick, and I are having a great time doing the tourist thing. And mandatory with that experience is visiting the Palace of Versailles. How could a gay man miss that? We arrived in Versailles after a short train ride, and walked to the gates of […]

Pam Geller carries lesbian baiting to new heights

Posted on 09 Sep 2016 at 7:50am

  Anthony Weiner is gross. The former Congressman who resigned in disgrace after he was caught sharing photos of his crotch on social media is at it again, and this time one of the crotch shots includes his sleeping four-year-old son in the bed next to him. While nobody is implying that Weiner has molested […]

Religion run amok

Posted on 02 Sep 2016 at 8:10am

  In the interest of full disclosure, I’m not particularly religious. I’m more philosophical when it comes to higher powers. I’ll not bore you with the details of my beliefs, because this isn’t the venue and because my beliefs are mine and don’t — and shouldn’t — affect you. But lately, it seems that some […]

Kim, Donald and the decisions we make

Posted on 26 Aug 2016 at 7:30am

Being a reality star doesn’t qualify you as an entertainer nor as president   In modern times, we have the luxury of witnessing history being made through mass and social media. We can watch a presidential candidate’s every move on the campaign trail or see our favorite reality stars’ lives play out on camera, whether […]

Going home

Posted on 19 Aug 2016 at 7:50am

  I was born and raised in Southern California — Long Beach, to be specific. I lived and worked there from birth until I was about 20. My first radio job took me to Jackson, Wyo., and I’ve never looked back. OK, I’ve taken a few peeks, but I never moved back. When I think […]

The sign on the bathroom door

Posted on 12 Aug 2016 at 8:20am

Gender-neutral facilities are so hard to adjust to, after all As I pushed open to door of the men’s restroom, I was met by a woman who was just leaving. It was a little bit of a shock, but then I remembered that the signs had included the words “Gender Neutral Restroom.” You see, I […]

With rights come responsibilities

Posted on 10 Aug 2016 at 9:58am

Donald Trump’s threat against Hillary Clinton shouldn’t be taken lightly by the Secret Service or anyone else. Trump’s statement that supporters of the Second Amendment could do something about Clinton repealing the Second Amendment — something she’s never said — is simply against the law.

The HIV vaccine search

Posted on 05 Aug 2016 at 7:40am

20 years later, the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative still committed to the cure   Mark Feinberg, MD, PhD, president and CEO of the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI), talks about the 20th anniversary of his organization and where the search for a cure stands today. Positive Voices: What are your thoughts on IAVI marking its […]