Articles tagged with: being out at work

Going into the light

published: January, 02, 2015 Categories // Gay Men, Lifestyle, Living with HIV, Population Specific

David Phillips with thoughts on learning, career and what lies ahead

Going into the light

No thoughts of near-death experiences here, though I have some tales to tell.  Rather, with the close of December on the academic calendar, I am just one course away from earning a Master of Public Health specializing in epidemiology. I can see the light at the end of the tunnel!   Or maybe it is an oncoming train.   When this learning journey began over three years ago, it was clear that my slow, deliberate pace would take almost four years to complete the program and have me graduatin

Out at work

published: December, 28, 2012 Categories // Gay Men, Lifestyle, Living with HIV, Opinion Pieces, Population Specific

Showing the way. David Phillips recounts a history of being out about being gay at work and later, about being HIV-positive.

Out at work

Recently I underwent a professional transition that led me to think often about the significance I attach to being open in work-related settings about my HIV history, among other conditions. Part of that importance comes from challenging stigma, wanting those around me to understand how varied our experiences of living with HIV can be, just as they have seen associates grapple before with cancer, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. Perhaps more importance comes from being able see with 20/