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Sore Loser

We broke the bed and then we slept on it. A perfect metaphor for our brief relationship. "Ryan" was a tall, handsome, red headed emergency room nurse who had transferred from the Toronto Hospital to the Ottawa General in hopes...

We broke the bed and then we slept on it. A perfect metaphor for our brief relationship. "Ryan" was a tall, handsome, red headed emergency room nurse who had transferred from the Toronto Hospital to the Ottawa General in hopes of a fresh start, and I quickly looked to him to be my new beginning. On account of his huge penis, and sexy fire crotch, I was willing to over look his general immaturity till New Years, when his coked out behavior embarrassed me in front of my friends, earning Rya

New Homo Hero On The Horizon!

After months of speculation, it appears Wonder Woman writer Gail Simone may have finally tipped her hand and answered the prayers of her lonely, reborn hero Achilles and gifted him a companion in the form of handsome real estate agent..

After months of speculation, it appears Wonder Woman writer Gail Simone may have finally tipped her hand and answered the prayers of her lonely, reborn hero Achilles and gifted him a companion in the form of handsome real estate agent Patrick Cleese (aka Patroclus!) For months message boards have been aflutter about the possible sexuality of the reborn Iliad hero. King of an island populated only by men, Achilles, aka Warkiller, has shown open disinterest in sleeping with women, and has even

In My Birthday Suit For A Good Cause

published: April, 24, 2010 Categories // Events

On Thursday, May 20th, I'm hosting my annual Birthday Celebration! The party is in its third year and is a Birthday Celebration for yours truly, which doubles as an appreciation party for all my supporters who have donated cash...

  On Thursday, May 20th, I'm hosting my annual Birthday Celebration! The party is in its third year and is a Birthday Celebration for yours truly, which doubles as an appreciation party for all my supporters who have donated cash, time, or talent to my numerous extra curricular activates as an activist and as a fundraiser. Read on for my "bare" details.....   This year's event is tackling sexual stiga and prejudice, homophobia, sex workers rights, and protesting t

Skills Building Symposium In Montreal

On paper, the Canadian AIDS Society's Skill Building Symposium in Montreal was meant to better the work of those present. In reality, it was co-opted by pharmaceutical companies...

On paper, the Canadian AIDS Society's Skill Building Symposium in Montreal was meant to better the work of those present. In reality, it was co-opted by pharmaceutical companies and academics, it marginalized the HIV+ youth present, it embarrassingly misstepped by inviting the Federal Minister of Health and it included a pro-criminalization poster by Hamilton Public Health Services. Disgusting. By day two I had mentally checked out, and instead turned to pizza, boozes, Grinder, and pot to ge

Model Behaviour

Being a model is frigg'n hard! After four location changes, over four hundred photos taken, and two and a half hours of smiling, my cheeks were spasming and my self confidence was rapidly deflating.

Being a model is fuckin' hard! After four location changes, over four hundred photos taken, and two and a half hours of smiling, my cheeks were spasming and my self confidence was rapidly deflating. In between shots I'd sneak a peak at the photographers crotch. I'd seen his cock on display within his own photographs, being sucked on by models. His dick was HUGE! In person, his package was mouth watering and hard to look away from. "Michael, look into the camera please" he'd repeat again. Dras

Never Trust A Pair Of Gloves That Have Sat In The Garage All Winter

For the last two weekends I've been helping my Mother in her garden. Last week, after having cut the lawn, my Mother handed over a pair of workman's gloves and asked me to help pull weeds and dried leaves from the flower beds...

For the last two weekends I've been helping my Mother in her garden. Last week, after having cut the lawn, my Mother handed over a pair of workman's gloves and asked me to help pull weeds and dried leaves from the flower beds in the backyard. Sliding my hand into the left glove I noticed that one of the fingers in the gloves felt stiff, like the seem was extra thick. I didn't think much of it, and for HALF AN HOUR I worked in the garden till finally I stopped, realisin

Cupcakes Are Proof That God Wants Us To Be Happy!

My friend Rick said buying a cupcake stand was 'indulgent' and 'wasteful'. He was convinced I would never use it. Last night I proved him wrong by cooking up a batch of Duncan Hines...

My friend Rick said buying a cupcake stand was 'indulgent' and 'wasteful'. He was convinced I would never use it. Last night I proved him wrong by cooking up a batch of Duncan Hines cupcakes with vanila icing and sprinkles on top. Don't they look delicious!?    

Thank You To Everyone Who Attended 'Michael: The Birthday Celebration'

Hey everyone, thank you to all those people who made it out to my 3rd. annual Birthday Bash at Swizzles Bar on May 20th. While yes it was my Birthday, the party was really my way of thanking everyone who has supported me in my activism and ...

Hey everyone, thank you to all those people who made it out to my 3rd annual Birthday Bash at Swizzles Bar on May 20th. While yes it was my Birthday, the party was really my way of thanking everyone who has supported me in my activism and in my fundraising over the past year. Special thanks to all my extraordinary musical guests, fetish community leaders, drag queens, models and artists who participated in entertaining my supporters and friends and for lending their voices to a dialogue around

A Party For Poz Guys And The Men Who Love Them!

published: June, 08, 2010 Categories // Community Events, Gay Men, Events, Population Specific , Sex and Sexuality

Inspired by similar parties in New York City, and Montreal , the AIDS Committee of Ottawa is organizing the very first official party for poz queer men in the nations capital! A quarter annual event, the Magnet Party will examine pressing issues, topics..

Inspired by similar parties in New York City, and Montreal (Learn More), the AIDS Committee of Ottawa is organizing the very first official party for poz queer men in the nations capital! A quarter annual event, the Magnet Party will examine pressing issues, topics, and perceptions around HIV in a creative but accessable manner. Bringing HIV+, HIV- and those who don’t know there status together in a safe, stigma free space to socialize, network, disclose, access educ

Building A Shed With Mom

On my day off this past Monday, I spent 4 hours in my Mother’s back yard, helping her hired handyman Denis construct a new wood shed. I returned Tuesday afternoon and helped my Mother move 2 by 4’s and sheets of wood to the back yard.

On my day off this past Monday, I spent 4 hours in my Mother’s back yard, helping her hired handyman Denis construct a new wood shed. I returned Tuesday afternoon and helped my Mother move 2 by 4’s and sheets of wood to the back yard. Hilariously, both days, within 10 minutes of working, I was covered in dirt and sweating like a pig while my Mother remained unsoiled and impossibly fresh looking.           I had to laugh again when, on Tuesday evening, a Father and Son had walked p

Michael Burtch Is: The Fancy Bearded Pirate!!!

Go to www.cpbherofactory.com to see yourself as a super hero! Here is my hero picture below!    His origins are quite mysterious, but what I can tell you is this. The Fancy Bearded Pirate developed strange abilities after being infected with HIV, which reacted to his unique physiology to produce super powers! Now he fights to end HIV Stigma & Discrimination and battle those who would stand in his way of spreading his message of safer sex, sex positivity, and anti-

Celebrity Fued Alert! Michael 'tangos' with Dan Savage!

published: July, 31, 2010 Categories // Media, Sex and Sexuality

n a May 8th front page cover story by the newspaper the Ottawa Citizen, a quote was taken from my interview and referenced in a blog posting by American sex columnist Dan Savage. Savage hated my use of 'it takes two to tango'...

Opinions are like butt holes. Everyone has one. In a May 8th front page cover story by the newspaper the Ottawa Citizen, a quote was taken from my interview and referenced in a blog posting by American sex columnist Dan Savage. Savage hated my use of 'it takes two to tango' when discussing accountability for HIV transmission. Not being a regular reader of Dan Savage, his entry referencing the criminalization of HIV transmission, and the Steven Boone case in particular, went unnoticed

Swizzles 3rd Annual GET NAKED BENEFIT: In Support Of The Courage Campaign!

published: August, 01, 2010 Categories // Community Events, Events

hile my father was receiving chemo therapy at the Ottawa General Hospital in 2006, I became aware of the Courage Campaign. Designed to raise funds from the private sector, The Courage Campaign is striving to raise $20,000 000 by 2015 to aid ..

While my father was receiving chemo therapy at the Ottawa General Hospital in 2006, I became aware of the Courage Campaign. Designed to raise funds from the private sector, The Courage Campaign is striving to raise $20,000 000 by 2015 to aid in the reconstruction and expansion of the General Hospital’s Cancer Wing. Motivated to get involved, I started the Get Naked Benefit at Swizzles Bar.    Last year, we raised over $1700.00 and packed the bar to the rafters! This year, we're pa

Are We All Criminals?

published: August, 03, 2010 Categories // Legal, Sex and Sexuality

I think I’m gonna be sick” he heaved into the phone as I confirmed his worst fear. I started apologizing profusely and lamenting that I thought he already knew. How could he not have known?

“I think I’m gonna be sick” he heaved into the phone as I confirmed his worst fear. I started apologizing profusely and lamenting that I thought he already knew. How could he not have known? I walked in the AIDS Walk four years running, my picture has been in the papers for my HIV/AIDS activism numerous times, he knows my ex-boyfriend; there friends. “Dude, he wheezed, I didn’t know you had HIV!” Over the next half hour on the phone I tried to reassure him. “My counts are undetec

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