Articles tagged with: Green Acres

Are YOU over it?

published: March, 28, 2011 Categories // Opinion Pieces, Bob Leahy - Publisher

Bob Leahy looks at the Post-AIDs phenomenon of the 1990’s, whether it is still alive and kicking and whether he, or anyone, still buys in to that notion that we are living in a Post-AIDS era

Are YOU over it?

I don’t think we’ve ever talked about being in a Post-AIDS era here before, even though that term has probably more relevance today than when people first started using it.  That was around 1996. The recently diagnosed may not even recognize the term, so here's a little history. The term "Post AIDS" seems to have first seen the light of day not long after protease inhibitors became generally available. The 1996 International AIDS Conference in Vancouver has in fact gained some notorie

Funny how we HIVers compartmentalize our lives, isn’t it?

published: March, 24, 2011 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // Bob Leahy - Publisher

Bob Leahy brings his three dogs out of the shadows and features them front and centre with twelve favourites from the hundreds of photos he’s taken of them.

Funny how we HIVers compartmentalize our lives, isn’t it?

Funny how we HIVers compartmentalize our lives, isn’t it? On here I’m mostly about HIV and not much else. At home, I’m anything but. True, the creeping peripheral neuropathy in my feet is a constant reminder that something is wrong with my body chemistry. But other than that, and the pills of course, which by now I could take in my sleep, I’m absolutely NOT all about the virus. I'm kind of over it.  Are you? In the grand scheme of things where we unconsciously prioritize what’s

From the front lines: an HIV prevention worker speaks

published: March, 22, 2011 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // Features and Interviews, Bob Leahy - Publisher

Bob Leahy talks to Kevin Murphy from London, Ontario about his work, his music and how he uses music to educate youth and adults about HIV and sexual health

From the front lines: an HIV prevention worker speaks

Bob: Tell me about your job. Kevin: I’m the Gay Men’s HIV Prevention Worker at the Regional HIV AIDS Connection in London Ontario. My job includes the development of community awareness campaigns, educational and training resources, program and curriculum development for many different target populations, all of which include gay, bi and MSM (Men who have Sex with Men). I also do lot of pounding the pavement, handing out condoms and connecting with people. I do outreach at our local bathho

Unwanted same-sex attraction? There WAS an app for that - Updated March 22, 2011

published: March, 22, 2011 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // Opinion Pieces, Bob Leahy - Publisher

Bob Leahy drank the Kool-aid and tried out the ex-gay movement’s controversial new iPhone app. Hows that for dedication?

Unwanted same-sex attraction? There WAS an app for that - Updated March 22, 2011

Obviiously this was written before it was learned that the Exodus app is no longer available on the iTunes store.  Clearly my review was responsible for that removal, LOL. Now I should review the pesky Harper government and see what happpens.  ***************************************************  What I do for PositiveLIte.com.   A few weeks ago I spent $1.99 to review  that crummy Confession - A Roman Catholic app. Which yuk-inducing app, I might add, was imm

SPIN at Buddies at Bad Times Theatre

published: March, 17, 2011 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // Arts and Entertainment, Bob Leahy - Publisher

Bob Leahy reviews - and recommends - an odd but engaging new musical SPIN about The Bicycle as Muse, Musical Instrument and Agent of Social Change

SPIN at Buddies at Bad Times Theatre

It was hard to know what to expect. A show with lesbian overtones about the history of the bicycle and its impact on society sounds distinctly odd fare. Fringe theatre at its fringiest, perhaps, not entirely accessible to this gay guy who hasn’t ridden a bike in years? In truth, it’s nothing of the sort. SPIN is engaging, accessible, quirky fun which holds your interest for all of its ninety minutes. Buddies  cabaret space stage is a steampunk concoction of props, and musical ins

Getting Engaged? Part I

published: March, 11, 2011 Categories // Opinion Pieces, Bob Leahy - Publisher

Bob Leahy isn’t contemplating marriage but rather talking about engaging the HIV community. Like marriage it can be a life-long struggle.

Getting Engaged? Part I

I feel a bit rejected. Once again I’m denied a scholarship to a major HIV conference. This time it’s the upcoming CAHR (Canadian Association for HIV Research) conference in Toronto. The organisers describe it as “the main venue for HIV researchers in this country to present the results of their work and engage in vibrant knowledge exchange activities with their peers as well as with investigators in other disciplines and with the HIV/AIDS community”. (My underline). I guess it’s

Up against the wall: a Photo Post - Updated March 7, 2011

published: March, 07, 2011 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // Arts and Entertainment, Bob Leahy - Publisher

In which photographer Bob Leahy revisits one of the most colourful places in Toronto. We’re talking Rush Lane, although those who know it at all call it Graffiti Alley.

Up against the wall: a Photo Post - Updated March 7, 2011

Toronto’s Graffiti Alley really is the most extraordinary place. It runs south of Queen and west of Spadina, a good kilometre of spray painted nirvana, at least for photographers and those whose definition of art isn’t confined to what’s on the walls of The Louvre, or, closer to home, The Art Gallery of Ontario. Graffiti is reviled by the uptight who see it as urban blight. It’s something that has to be scrubbed away – and fast.  On Graffiti Alley, though, graffiti isn't ju

Charges initiated against Pope for crimes against humanity

published: February, 27, 2011 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // Opinion Pieces, Bob Leahy - Publisher

Bob Leahy says given the church's record of sustained sexual abuse of minors and ban on condoms (except for male prostitutes?) it was just a matter of time.

Charges initiated against Pope for crimes against humanity

Was I asleep at the wheel? I’ve looked and I’ve looked but while this story has been percolating through the blogosphere, it doesn't seem to have ben picked up by any of the major news feeds. Now why IS that? Surely it’s news. Not that it hasn’t been hinted at from time to time. I even suggested it in one of my own posts last year. At the time I was providing alternative solutions to what I thought was the limp “It Gets Better “ campaign. This is what I said. "Recogn

Is Twitter creating knowledge haves and have-nots ?

published: February, 24, 2011 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // Opinion Pieces, Bob Leahy - Publisher

Bob Leahy looks at how Twitter has revolutionized information sharing and knowledge exchange, particularly in the HIV/AIDS arena. But is everybody in on it? And if not, why not?

Is Twitter creating knowledge haves and have-nots ?

I’ve gradually come to the conclusion that when it comes to keeping abreast of the latest news, pop culture, catastrophe or - yes – developments in the world of HIV, you can’t live without Twitter unless you are OK with yesterday’s news. Or more likely, last week’s news, or last month's. Have you noticed how lonnnngggg news takes to percolate to those who aren’t on-line a lot?   So when it comes to Twitter, I'm thinking it’s more than "be there or be square”. It’s

What Do the Public Think of Us?

published: February, 22, 2011 Categories // Guest Authors

Have public attitudes to HIV/AIDS changed? Two recent surveys and a TV spot on the way people living with HIV are perceived today say yes

What Do the Public Think of Us?

First off, we have a neat little 7:40 spot from last week's ABC New series What Would You Do? It’s a set up designed to test the reaction of patrons of a restaurant in New Jersey on discovering that they have an HIV-positive diner in their midst. The concept for this segment was actually submitted to ABC by Vickie Lynn, a past contributor to PositiveLite.com’s revolving doors column. ABC won't let me embed the video but the link is here. You need to understand the setup: the

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