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A big, fun “Kiss Off” to HIV.

published: November, 13, 2014 Written by // Fighting Hep C in the Waterloo Region of Ontario and beyond. Categories // Social Media, Community Events, Activism, Fundraisers, News Categories, Upcoming Events, Photography, Sexual Health, Living with HIV, Wayne Bristow

Wayne Bristow has been busy with his local ASO (AIDS Service Organization) putting his photography and new video creation skills to work on a World AIDS Day/Month event.

A big, fun “Kiss Off” to HIV.

I’ve had so much fun working on this World AIDS Day event for ACCKWA (AIDS Committee of Cambridge Kitchener Waterloo and Area). I’m not going to say too much about myself here; the real story is the campaign so I introduce you to #KissHIVGoodbye. From November 1 though to December 1 ACCKWA is running a campaign called #KissHIVGoodbye to raise awareness, encourage conversation, and fight HIV stigma. We could have chosen “Kick HIV goodbye,” or “Poke HIV in the eye” or “Give H

Pride and belonging - queer seniors and social service agencies

published: December, 14, 2011 Written by // John McCullagh - Publisher emeritus Categories // Aging, Community Events, Conferences, News Categories, Events, Health, Living with HIV, John McCullagh

The experiences of queer seniors living in long-term care homes or receiving services in day care and recreational programs hasn’t always been positive. In the second of a two-part series on the needs of older LGBT people, John McCullagh reports.

 Pride and belonging - queer seniors and social service agencies

In the first of these two reports from the Senior Pride Network’s (SPN) Opening the Closet on Aging conference held in Toronto at the end of November 2011, I wrote about what aging means for a generation of queer people whose activism was central to our current rights activity and how aging complicates issues related to sex, sexuality and our abilities to live open, out lives. To help us begin to explore solutions to these issues, the 175 delegates in attendance at the conference took part

Louise Binder in the Toronto Sun: HIV treatment in Canada lacking.

published: December, 13, 2011 Categories // Activism, News Categories, Women, Media, Opinion Pieces, Population Specific

PositiveLIte.Com writer and activist Louise Binder talks to reporter Kevin Connor about the state of #HIV treatment in 2011

Louise Binder, seen Nov. 28, 2011, has had HIV since 1993. (Dave Thomas/Toronto Sun) PositiveLite.Com says: we were delighted to see our Louise Binder made the Toronto Sun December 1, 2011, World AIDS Day, albeit surrounded by ads for Pizzaville (two medium pizzas, six toppings for $18.99?  Not bad!), The Sun story story goes on to take a lightning tour of a host of HIV-related issues, which will likely never be referred to again in the pages of the Sun, at least until World AIDS Da

HIV stigma is alive and well in Hershey, Pennsylvania

published: December, 08, 2011 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // Activism, Youth, Current Affairs, News Categories, Legal, Living with HIV, Population Specific , Bob Leahy - Publisher

The ghost of Ryan White. When a school denies admission to a 13-year old for having HIV, how can they possibly justify it? It’s 2011, after all. This is how. (Hear what Anderson Cooper has to say too.)

HIV stigma is alive and well in Hershey, Pennsylvania

The case has received a lot of attention. It’s unbelievable.  But in case you haven’t been following, here are the facts, as per Reuters.  A private boarding school connected with the Hershey chocolate company says it was trying to protect other students when it denied admission to a Philadelphia-area teenager because he is HIV-positive. The AIDS Law Project of Pennsylvania filed a lawsuit on behalf of the unidentified boy in U.S. District Court in Philadelphia on Wednesday, cla

BLOGGING for HIVERS 101. Part One: a blogging life, plus six reasons why blogging is good for you.

published: August, 30, 2011 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // Social Media, News Categories, Bob Leahy - Publisher

Why blog? First of a two part series in which long time blogger Bob Leahy offers tips for HIVers who want to get in to the blogging game.

BLOGGING for HIVERS 101. Part One: a blogging life, plus six reasons why blogging is good for you.

You’ve kept a diary (twenty years ago). You’ve Tried Facebook. Tried twitter even, perhaps, but who can tell the story of their life in 140 characters or less? There are dozens of reasons why it makes sense for HIVers to have a blog, and I’ll get to those in a minute. None of them applied to me in 2003 when I first started blogging. It was really by accident. I was following the exploits of a male escort who happened to use LiveJournal to record the carnal ebb and flow of his life. It wa

LGBT Healthcare: Healing the Whole Person by Rt. Rev. Gene Robinson

published: November, 10, 2010 Categories // News Categories, Health, Spirituality, Sex and Sexuality

I was at the Gay Lesbian Medical Association (GLMA) Conference 2010 in San Deigo. I had the pleasure of listening to Rt. Rev. Gene Robinson speak at the evening plenary on Healing the Whole Person at GLMA.

Rev. Gene Robinson is the ninth bishop of the Diocese of New Hampshire in the Episcopal Church in the United States of America.  Robinson was elected bishop in 2003 and entered office in March 2004. His public profile as a gay bishop caused much angst amongst the religious right across the Christian world. Personally, find the topic very engaging, interesting as there is hardly any dialogue of religion or spirituality and LGBT or even in HIV/AIDS work or conferences.  There are howev

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