Articles tagged with: photographs

Durban Diary - the postscript

published: July, 28, 2016 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // International AIDS Conference , Travel, Opinion Pieces, Bob Leahy - Publisher

Bob Leahy was in Durban, South Africa for AIDS 2016. Back home now, he reflects on what he learned about the worth and privilege of a trip half way around the globe like this

Durban Diary - the postscript

I’m back, tired - no, exhausted beyond words – but happy to be home, to see my dogs, my partner and to have survived what turned out to be a sometimes harrowing but hugely adventuresome trip of a lifetime. A friend of mine who lives in Durban warned me when I met up with him on my first day, “South Africa is not for sissies.”  There is danger on the streets – one of my fellow Canadian delegates fell victim to that fact – life is hard for many who live there and the nation has a h

Durban Diary – Day five

published: July, 18, 2016 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // Conferences, Health, Living with HIV, Opinion Pieces, Sex and Sexuality , Bob Leahy - Publisher

Feeling it. Our editor Bob Leahy is in Durban, South Africa this week, filing daily reports from the International AIDS Conference. Day five finds him speaking out about the role of long terms survivors - and starting to have fun

Durban Diary – Day five

Today was a good day. The Positive Living Summit wound up with some fascinating dialogue between people with differing agendas. I met some incredible people from around the world. The Global Village opened. And we started to feel that international conference glow that comes with rubbing shoulders with 17,000 people. all wanting to change to world for the better.  Now I remember why I wanted to come. And I wore my Rise Up to HIV T-shirt to work today, a liberating experience in itself. Given

Trip report: Las Vegas is a great destination - but can it be done on a poz-sized budget?

published: August, 10, 2015 Categories // Travel, Lifestyle, Bob Leahy - Publisher

Bob Leahy is back from Sin City, says it’s mind-blowing and you can often get there fairly cheaply but once there you’ll almost certainly need a fair bit of cash – and that doesn’t include the gambling money

Trip report: Las Vegas is a great destination - but can it be done on a poz-sized budget?

All photos by Bob Leahy It was my partner’s birthday last week, one with a big zero in it, so his choice to celebrate with friends was in Las Vegas. Fine with me. Been there before. It’s a fun place. Let's go! First off let’s get the money thing out of the way. Vacation packages to Las Vegas can be cheap, cheap, cheap, particularly if you avoid the fanciest hotels (and Vegas hotels can be very fancy.). We stayed at the Tropicana – turned out it’s 4-star, one of the original mob-c

A tale of two Prides

published: July, 01, 2014 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // Activism, Pride, Events, Bob Leahy - Publisher

Bob Leahy lives outside a small rural Ontario Village where World Pride didn’t go entirely unnoticed, or uncelebrated. But he was also in Toronto for the mammoth World Pride celebrations this past weekend. Here’s his report - plus a ton of his photos!

 A tale of two Prides

Camp Ho-Ba-Chee store window, Warkworth, Ontario (pop 700). Arranging a set of Fiestaware dinner plates to correspond with the colours of the rainbow flag may seem a small touch, a very subtle nod to World Pride happening 100 miles or so to the east of this small rural community of 700 souls. But in the window of a littel store deep in farm country, those plates make a statement. The gays are here. It’s a progressive conservative federal riding alright, but its sleepy main street shows sig

Hard heroes

published: August, 12, 2013 Written by // Louis "Kengi" Carr - L.A. Correspondent Categories // Events, Living with HIV, Opinion Pieces, Louis "Kengi" Carr

Our LA Guy Kengi on real life super heroes in our midst as represented by Being Alive Los Angeles, plus photographing some colourful comic book heroes.

Hard heroes

No matter who you are or how old you are, everyone loves a Super Hero. Everyone loves the feeling of safety, knowing someone always has your back and when times get hard someone will step in to give you a helping hand to make things all better. I mean c’mon, who in the world doesn’t like or believe in some sort of Super Hero. Our Super Heroes may go by many different names, but in one way or another we all believe in the power of a Super Hero. When it comes to living with HIV or AIDS many

Pride Toronto 2013

published: July, 02, 2013 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // Pride, Arts and Entertainment, Events, Photography, Bob Leahy - Publisher

Bob Leahy with his photo round-up of this past weekend’s festivities, focussing on the mammoth parade down Toronto’s Main Street, an event this year not so much political as just plain fun, he says.

Pride Toronto 2013

We all process Pride in different ways, don’t we? And that makes for fascinating discussions. But honestly, I’m done arguing with whether it’s too corporate, too political, not political enough, too much of an excuse for a party, too boring, too rude, not rude enough or any combination of the above. Been there, done that. Let’s just say that for me, after all these years,  it’s one of my personal calendar’s feel-good events of the year that I’d hate to miss, despite the assault

Walking with Dab The AIDS Bear

published: November, 26, 2012 Categories // AIDS Walk for Life, Fundraisers, International , Living with HIV

Danny Miller with a first-hand account, with photos, of what it was like taking part in the Washington D.C. AIDS Walk.

On October 27th 2012 thousands and thousands of people all gathered together in Memorial Plaza, Washington DC for the annual AIDS Walk DC which benefits Whitman-Walker Clinic, one of the best HIV treatment centers on the east coast. This blogger was there with four of my closest friends as well as my Dab the AIDS Bear Darby as “Team Special” (don’t ask, we had already had way too much coffee when we came up with the team name). It was a beautiful fall day, perfect weather for so ma