Edmund White

Interview with Edmund White

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Edmond White is a prolific writer and an icon of the gay rights movement and the fight for equality for those living with HIV in America today. He has written a series of books beginning with his coming of age memoir, “A Boy’s Own Story”, followed by his memoir about maturing to adulthood in “The Beautiful Room is Empty”, which culminates in the Stonewall riots of 1969   Read More

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FEATURE INTERVIEW: Porn Star Mason Wyler (NSFW)

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

WARNING: THIS ARTICLE CONTAINS MATURE LANGUAGE AND NSFW LINKS BOB LEAHY INTERVIEWS ONE OF THE MOST CONTROVERSIAL FIGURES IN GAY PORN – THE BOY NEXT DOOR WITH A PENCHANT FOR NO-HOLDS BARRED SEX, OUTED LAST YEAR AS HIV-POSITIVE AND VIRTUALLY EXPELLED FROM THE BUSINESS  Read More

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The Nerve That Hits & Gives Gay a Bad Name

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

We all want equal rights, to be on the same level as heterosexuals and to be recognized as human beings. Quit telling us what is right and wrong because we all pay taxes.  Read More

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Body Counts: A Memoir of Politics, Sex, AIDS and Survival

Friday, April 4, 2014

Body Counts: A Memoir of Politics, Sex, AIDS, and Survival by Sean Strub Scribner 420 pages $30.00 Review by Sebastian Fortino This memoir, by founder of POZ magazine Sean Strub, could be subtitled The Business of HIV since we see how astutely he uses political and business savvy to fight stigma and foster education. “Most of my life, I have been interested in both business and activism,” he says a little more than half-way through the book, “even when it has been morally and financially tricky navigating between them.” Since he was often failed by the National Health Institute, the Clinton... 

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Visual AIDS

Visual AIDS

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

  For a little over 25 years Visual AIDS has been using art to promote dialogue and support HIV positive artists here in New York and across the United States. On Saturday, I had a chance to interview Ted Kerr from Visual AIDS about what they do and about issues affecting HIV positive artists and the poz community in general. He very enthusiastically and eloquently answered all of my questions, making for a great interview which you can now read. If you are a poz artist in New York or any city in the U.S., I highly recommend that you check out Visual AIDS. If you’re an art fan, I suggest... 

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Poz Night at the Ritz

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

For a few years now the Ritz Bar in Hell’s Kitchen has been hosting a special event for HIV positive guys on the second floor between the hours of 8 p.m. and about 11 p.m. The event is the only known event of its kind that is hosted at a bar on a weekly basis in New York and it’s the longest running. Originally it took place on Thursdays, but the bar owner, Tommy Greco, decided to move it to Fridays and it’s been a hit ever since. The poz community is very grateful to Tommy and the Ritz for hosting poz night every Friday and to thank him, I wanted to spread the word and maybe help out some... 

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Being POZ in New York

Friday, February 7, 2014

​I’m a Seattle boy, born and raised. Well, actually, I was born about fifty miles north of Seattle at Mount Vernon General Hospital and I spent the first five years of my life on an island in the Puget Sound. I attended the University of Washington, in Seattle, for my undergraduate degree. It was during winter quarter of my last year at the university that I acquired HIV. I seroconverted during finals week and missed three of my finals because I couldn’t get out of bed. I knew who gave me the virus and I contacted him to inform him that he was HIV positive and should seek treatment.... 

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Dam It Up, Bitches! Rules To Live By, Part Deux

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Oh happy day! Oh happy day! Oh happy day! When the gays were… When the gays were… Married in New York City (Oh happy day!) Before I get going, can I get an “Amen!” for yesterday’s show of love? (Editor Note: Obviously this was posted on a very special day, July 25, 2011)   Now I know not all us queers are on board with the marriage agenda (I am on the fence about it…more on that at a later date), but I always like to see people happy, in love, and have their decades-long unions recognized by the state they live in.  Read More

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Sometimes you have to tell yourself to STFU and move on.

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Over the course of two years, most of my writing dealt with loss, addiction, depression and learning to cope with living with HIV. These are important issues and every piece published meant a lot for me. PersonallyI hopefully helped someone going through a similar situation and my pieces  fit our mission of  “[Giving] voice to anyone living with or affected by HIV… [believing]that living life to the fullest is essential to everyone, especially those who are HIV+.”  Read More

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The Nerve That Hits & Gives Gay a Bad Name

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Body Counts: A Memoir of Politics, Sex, AIDS and Survival

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Body Counts: A Memoir of Politics, Sex, AIDS, and Survival by Sean Strub Scribner 420 pages $30.00 Review by Sebastian Fortino This memoir, by founder of POZ magazine Sean Strub, could be subtitled The Business of HIV since we see how astutely he uses political and business savvy to fight stigma and foster education. “Most […]

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Interview with Edmund White

Edmund White

Edmond White is a prolific writer and an icon of the gay rights movement and the fight for equality for those living with HIV in America today. He has written a series of books beginning with his coming of age memoir, “A Boy’s Own Story”, followed by his memoir about maturing to adulthood in “The […]

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