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 […]

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 […]

A man looking backwards

Posted on 29 Jul 2016 at 7:50am

Donald Trump  pledged to ‘protect our LGBTQ citizens from the violence and oppression,’ but don’t make the mistake of thinking he’s pro-gay   Donald Trump made history at the Republican National Convention by daring to utter a string of five letters: LGBTQ. More specifically, he said, “Only weeks ago, in Orlando, Fla., 49 wonderful Americans […]

Pence: As anti-gay as the Republican platform

Posted on 22 Jul 2016 at 7:55am

All aboard the GOP Train for a trip back in time with Engineer Trump and Conductor Pence   Was anyone really surprised that Donald Trump picked Indiana Gov. Mike Pence as his co-captain for the most terrifying boat ride since the Titanic? Pence may be best known for signing Indiana’s “just say no to gays” […]

Worst coming out ever

Posted on 22 Jul 2016 at 7:50am

So, October 11th is National Coming Out Day, established to encourage a safe world where LGBTQ people can come out and live our authentic lives. For the past 15 years or so, the Human Rights Campaign has even given it a theme of some kind. Everyone comes out in their own way. Matter of fact, […]

Standing on the brink

Posted on 15 Jul 2016 at 7:50am

As we stand at a crossroads in our country, Black Panther Party cofounder’s call for unity still rings true       ‘During the past few years, strong movements have developed among women and among homosexuals seeking their liberation. There has been some uncertainty about how to relate to these movements. “Whatever your personal opinions […]

Trump and his magical thinking

Posted on 08 Jul 2016 at 7:40am

You can’t fight hate with hate, and hate’s all he has to offer   So much anti-LGBT dumb-fuckery has emerged after the shooting of 102 people, of which 49 were killed, by a man with a military-style assault weapon at Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando. There has also been much love and support for […]

Art imitating life

Posted on 01 Jul 2016 at 8:00am

The plot of ‘Independence Day — Resurgence’ is played out every day in America There has been a drought of interesting movies to see lately, so it’s been a while since my partner Katie and I have been to the theater. This week, we decided to see Independence Day – Resurgence — in spite of […]

Don’t ‘straight-wash’ Orlando

Posted on 24 Jun 2016 at 8:05am

The murders at Pulse were an act of terrorism, but just as much an act of anti-LGBT hate. I think it’s time for a little “Gaysplaining.” When you call the creep who murdered my Latino/a brothers and sisters at Pulse — a GAY BAR — a terrorist, you are only half right. He was a […]