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Pride and prejudice

published: July, 02, 2010 Categories // Bob Leahy - Publisher

Here’s a question.  Which of these two will be the most testosterone-fuelled, machismo-heavy event? The Pride Parade in Toronto with its leather daddies in heat, muscle-bound gym rats,  bodybuilders in Speedos...

Here’s a question.  Which of these two will be the most testosterone-fuelled, machismo-heavy event? The Pride Parade in Toronto with its leather daddies in heat, muscle-bound gym rats,  bodybuilders in Speedos, many more acres of naked flesh  - or Nanookville’s (pop 700) Rodeo?* Answer:  Go where the cowboys are real.  The Nanookville Western Weekend, a stop on the rodeo circuit that tours Ontario and Quebec each summer, is huge and it's HOT. &

Pride Part 1 – Hot Shots

published: July, 06, 2010 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // Bob Leahy - Publisher

Toronto Pride was hot and sweaty, just as it should be. In this humble correspondent’s opinion, it was most notable for being the year that had the greatest hunk quotient ever.

Toronto Pride was hot and sweaty, just as it should be.  It might have been the most politically charged one on record , but in this humble correspondent’s opinion, it was most notable for being the year that had the greatest hunk quotient ever.  And, in the grand scheme of things, isn’t that what’s really important? So I took over a thousand photos at Pride this year.  A few of them were even of people with clothes on.  But the photogra

Furry Friends Friday – The Pride Wrap-Edition

published: July, 09, 2010 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // Bob Leahy - Publisher

If you haven't seen the hunks of pride, go to my previous post.  And try not to droll on the keyboard, or worse.

If you haven't seen the hunks of pride, go to my previous post.  And try not to droll on the keyboard, or worse. But I wanted to feature the pooches here first, decked out in their terribly understated, less-is-more pride finery.  (Do you know how many treats I had to give them to do this?) \ Some assholes less than astute people have said in the past "why do we need pride; there isnt a straight pride, we should just fit in."   So for those assholes less than

Why worry?

published: July, 13, 2010 Categories // Bob Leahy - Publisher

ifes'a puzzle, isn't it?  What the article says is that safety nets for drug resistance patients like me are not coming down the pipe-line like they used to.

Are you a worrier?  I used to be.  I spent the first five years after my diagnosis in 1993 worrying about everything non-stop.  Those worries seemed huge too. Not that I was scared of dying;  I somehow came to grips with that possibility fairly soon. But I worried about everything else.  Like how do I handle getting sicker and sicker (because that’s what people did in those days) and still go to work each day. I had a hateful job that was slowly killing me anyw

Furry Friends Friday – the Condom Edition

published: July, 16, 2010 Categories // Bob Leahy - Publisher

Well if that headline hasn’t piqued your interest, I don’t know what will.  Unfortunately you’ll get no bestiality here (sorry, boys and girls)...

Well if that headline hasn’t piqued your interest, I don’t know what will.  Unfortunately you’ll get no bestiality here (sorry, boys and girls),  only the latest video of my brood of critters doing absolutely nothing, followed by an amusing clip about imaginative uses of condoms.  Don’t say you don’t get variety here, folks. First, though, let’s get past the Furry Friends thing.  Regular readers will have heard me mention my rudimentary skills in the video-

Hello Lomo Camera

published: July, 21, 2010 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // Bob Leahy - Publisher

If anyone reads my other blog over on LiveJournal, they’ll be all too familiar with my love of Lomos. 

If anyone reads my other blog over on LiveJournal, they’ll be all too familiar with my love of Lomos.  The rest of you will probably be scratching your heads and asking “what the hell is a Lomo?” Before I reveal all, Brian had mentioned some time ago that it would be cool to provide occasional reviews of iPhone apps and/or apps that run on other platforms.  So I’m going to start the ball rolling, initially with photography apps – because that’s my thing – and later

Furry Friends Friday - the Pissed-Off Edition

published: July, 23, 2010 Categories // Bob Leahy - Publisher

I’m posting a funny picture today because everything else is a bit of a downer here, I’m afraid. PositiveLite can’t always wear a happy face.

I’m posting a funny picture today because everything else is a bit of a downer here, I’m afraid. PositiveLite can’t always wear a happy face. . Almost everything I’ve read about the International AIDS Conference in Vienna pisses me off. But I was pissed off even before that. The lack of community scholarships for the very people the conference is all about (***waves PHA hand in the air***) was annoying. Plus I really wanted to do the Danube. But not being seen as a) having anything to

Good Eats

published: July, 26, 2010 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // Bob Leahy - Publisher

An appetizer or lunch plate like this - samosas with fruit, and some chutney on the side- -sounds a bit odd, but it works. 

An appetizer or lunch plate like this - samosas with fruit, and some chutney on the side- -sounds a bit odd, but it works.  This household in particular loves their samosas and we’ve devoted considerable time over the years, even when we lived in Toronto, to finding  the perfect samosa.  I’m not sure it even exists – it has to have just the right mix of potato, veggies and spices – but these ones are good.  We buy them in Ajax, of all places - on the outskirts of To

Furry Friends Friday – the Au Revoir Edition

published: August, 05, 2010 Categories // Bob Leahy - Publisher

So I won’t be around for a little while.  My partner and I are off on a trans-Atlantic jaunt, spending two weeks in Scotland, one in Wales and the rest in the south.  We won’t be back until August 25.

So I won’t be around for a little while.  My partner and I are off on a trans-Atlantic jaunt, spending two weeks in Scotland, one in Wales and the rest in the south.  We won’t be back until August 25. Travelling seems so much more complicated than it used to be.  I’m taking five devices – my iPhone, an iPhone battery pack, my Nikon D90, my Lumix pocket camera and a battery operated shaver, all of which require their own cables.  Not one single incidence of overlap,

Cuff it Up !!!

published: June, 24, 2010 Written by // Philip Minaker - Style Categories // Philip Minaker

leeves, whether short or long, also can be toyed with regardless of fabrication or style. You can determine the best length, both in the cuff and where to break, by experimenting in front of a mirror.

      No doubt about it, there’s a more simplistic and relaxed approach to dressing this season. The reasons can be found in the headlines more so than on the thermostats this summer. How can we dare draw attention to ourselves when the world around us is in such a state of turmoil? Ostentatious is out and understated is in.  Despite all the doom and gloom we still have to get dressed. Adjusting ones mindset shouldn’t hinder ones sense of style. Keeping it simple may require s

A Cause to Celebrate

published: July, 12, 2010 Written by // Philip Minaker - Style Categories // Community Events, Pride, Events, Philip Minaker

This year, Toronto’s Gay Pride Parade also gave Torontonians the opportunity to reclaim their city. It was just a week earlier that the G8 Summit had us under the watchful eye of “Big Brother”...

This year, Toronto’s Gay Pride Parade also gave Torontonians the opportunity to reclaim their city. It was just a week earlier that the G8 Summit had us under the watchful eye of “Big Brother” as police and demonstrators vied for control of the downtown core. Smashed windows and torched police cars had us fearful for more than the just the global leaders meeting here. There was even a detectable quiver in the voice of the ever so calm, cool and collected CTV globetrotting correspondent

Six Fags Over Georgia!!

So June is gay pride month, (even President Obama has joined in on the fun and has made an official declaration, personally I think he should be concentrating on this whole BP mess

So June is gay pride month, (even President Obama has joined in on the fun and has made an official declaration, personally I think he should be concentrating on this whole BP mess, but at the same time it is nice to have the national recognition, but since when have we gays ever really asked for permission to have a fabulous party?) and I thought I would share the story of my first gay pride celebration, it was very colorful. I was living in Atlanta Georgia, I was 20 years old, and working

Homage

Homage (pronounced /ˈɒmɪdʒ/ or /ˈhɒmɪdʒ/)[1][2][3] is the public expression of respect to someone or something to whom or to which one feels indebted, as through an honor, tribute...

Homage (pronounced /ˈɒmɪdʒ/ or /ˈhɒmɪdʒ/)[1][2][3] is the public expression of respect to someone or something to whom or to which one feels indebted, as through an honor, tribute, reference, or citation. In traditional usage it is analogous to "praise"; one properly speaks of "homage" or "the homage".[4] A similar term, hommage (pronounced /oʊˈmɑːʒ/),[5] refers to a reference within a creative work to someone who greatly influenced the artist. This usage has been rising during th

Pride Is: Never Apologizing for Who I Am!

So I found out through a facebook friend, Robert Breining, from POZIAM.COM, that this other website TheBody.com is doing this thing...

So I found out through a facebook friend, Robert Breining, from POZIAM.COM, that this other website TheBody.com is doing this thing where you make a sign describing what Pride is to  you. So I checked out the site, and it seemed like a fun idea. They said to get as creative, or simple as you wanted so I thought I would give a go... And this is what I cam up with!! Enjoy!! XXOO Danny

Bugchasers!!! WTF???

Now while I may look like the uber punk rock star guy, covered from head to toe in piercings, tattoos, my shark fin mini mo-hawk and black nail polish, inside...

Now while I may look like the uber punk rock star guy, covered from head to toe in piercings, tattoos, my shark fin mini mo-hawk and black nail polish, inside I am really just a a big knowledge whore. While most gay men spent most of their internet surfing time looking at porn, me, I spend most of my time, (in addition to my addiction to facebook, I can so multitask, I got mad skills!) looking up stuff on Wikipedia. Especially now that I work with the local department of health and the Infec

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