Articles tagged with: John McCullagh

Theatre Preview: Penny Plain - an end-of-the-world romance

published: January, 23, 2012 Written by // John McCullagh - Publisher emeritus Categories // Arts and Entertainment, Features and Interviews, Theatre, John McCullagh

Hear what master puppeteer Ronnie Burkett has to say to PositiveLite.com readers about his latest show, Penny Plain, and watch as he previews a short scene from it.

Theatre Preview: Penny Plain - an end-of-the-world romance

This week, Ronnie Burkett, Canada’s master puppeteer, is bringing his latest creation, Penny Plain, to Toronto theatregoers after wowing audiences in Edmonton, Calgary and Vancouver. Burkett has been captivated by puppetry since the age of seven, when he opened the World Book Encyclopedia to the entry on puppets. He began touring his puppet shows around his native Alberta at the age of 14 and has been on the road ever since. Now recognized as one of Canada’s foremost theatre artists, Burk

Seville orange marmalade - the best ever!

published: January, 18, 2012 Written by // John McCullagh - Publisher emeritus Categories // Food, Nutrition and Recipes, Lifestyle, John McCullagh

Breakfast would not be breakfast for British-born John McCullagh without a slice of toast and home-made Seville orange marmalade.

Seville orange marmalade - the best ever!

  Marmalade is jam made from citrus fruit. It’s common on the breakfast tables of my native Britain, less so in Canada and the U.S. While you can buy it in supermarkets, it’s never as tasty as home-made. The classic and, to my mind, best marmalade is made from the intensely sharp and bitter Seville oranges that, when mixed with sugar, create a mouthwateringly bittersweet jam. Originally, these oranges were grown in southern Spain, where, interestingly, they are rarely consumed, being mo

One Blood: Youth Linked in Action

published: January, 09, 2012 Written by // John McCullagh - Publisher emeritus Categories // Activism, Current Affairs, International , Living with HIV, John McCullagh

Capturing the voices of youth in Jamaica and the Caribbean Diaspora in Canada, a powerful 20-minute documentary takes you into the hearts, minds, experiences and struggles of those living with and affected by HIV

One Blood: Youth Linked in Action

Youth in the Caribbean and the Caribbean Diaspora in Canada face many similar issues with respect to the risk of contracting HIV. An international project that linked youth from Jamaica and Ontario to address these issues resulted in a powerful 20-minute video documentary that takes you into the hearts, experiences and struggles of those living with and affected by HIV. You can see the video here. You can also read more about the issues facing these youth on the website of the Interagency Co

Sex, risk, viral load and HIV criminalization

published: January, 04, 2012 Written by // John McCullagh - Publisher emeritus Categories // Health, Sexual Health, Legal, Living with HIV, John McCullagh

A new year’s update: John McCullagh reports on two positive developments that move forward the debate about sex, risk, undetectable viral load and the criminalization of HIV non-disclosure.

Sex, risk, viral load and HIV criminalization

The year 2011, just ended, marked the thirtieth anniversary of the HIV/AIDS pandemic. Much has been achieved in those three decades, most notably advances in treatment that have changed the face of HIV for those who have access to antiretroviral (ARV) medication from a terminal illness to a chronic yet manageable disease. But of late there’s been other good news to celebrate. Just last month, for example, researchers from the University of Western Ontario announced that clinical trials are

Sex and party drugs

published: December, 23, 2011 Written by // John McCullagh - Publisher emeritus Categories // Gay Men, Health, Sexual Health, Population Specific , John McCullagh

John McCullagh reports on a new sex-positive, drug user-positive harm reduction-based peer support group for gay and bisexual guys who use drugs and alcohol and who want to explore in depth their drug use and sexual health

Sex and party drugs

PositiveLite.com’s editor Bob Leahy recently talked with Duncan MacLaughlin, the manager of community health programs at the AIDS Committee of Toronto (ACT), about the evolution in promoting gay men’s health that’s moving away from focusing on our weaknesses and vulnerabilities and more towards emphasizing our resilience and strengths. This interview, which you can read here, was specifically about a new ACT initiative TheSexYouWant.ca, which goes beyond the basics to tackle mo

Let's talk about HIV and senior citizens

published: December, 20, 2011 Written by // John McCullagh - Publisher emeritus Categories // Aging, Health, Living with HIV, John McCullagh

In Canada and other high-income countries, access to treatment has improved the likelihood of HIVers surviving into old age. John McCullagh reports on recently published studies that have made recommendations for caring for older people living with HIV.

Let's talk about HIV and senior citizens

The Canadian population is aging. It’s estimated that the percentage of seniors will almost double within the next 25 years, when one quarter of the population will be aged 65 or older. Canadians living with HIV are also aging. However, HIV and seniors aren’t something that we often talk about in the same sentence. But, given the facts, we should. It’s estimated that today 12% of the close to 70,000 Canadians who have an HIV diagnosis are aged 50 and older and that this is expected to i

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

How aging might be the final frontier for making queer lives livable

published: December, 05, 2011 Written by // John McCullagh - Publisher emeritus Categories // Community Events, Aging, Conferences, Gay Men, Events, Living with HIV, Population Specific , John McCullagh

What does it mean for society at large and for queer communities in particular as a whole generation of gay men all age together? John McCullagh reports from the Opening the Closet on Aging conference held last week in Toronto.

How aging might be the final frontier for making queer lives livable

Last week, the Senior Pride Network (SPN) held its fourth conference on aging within the LGBTQ community at The 519 Community Centre in Toronto. The SPN is an association of individuals, organizations and community groups that share an interest in and a commitment to expanding positive and appropriate programs and services for older queer people. The conference was well-attended. Although seniors were in the majority, a surprising number of the delegates were far from their retirement years.

HIV and street-involved young men

published: November, 29, 2011 Written by // John McCullagh - Publisher emeritus Categories // Conferences, Youth, Features and Interviews, Health, Sexual Health, Population Specific , John McCullagh

At the recent Ontario HIV Treatment Network research conference, John McCullagh spoke to researcher Josephine Wong about the vulnerabilities to HIV and other STIs of street-involved young men in Toronto.

HIV and street-involved young men

Although Canada’s a rich country, homelessness is a reality for far too many of our fellow citizens. A significant proportion of them are young people. In addition, there are many youth who, if not technically homeless, experience precarious living situations. There are many reasons for this - poverty, family rejection, domestic violence, parental drug and/or alcohol misuse or a lack of space where young people feel they can be themselves. These circumstances make these so-called street-inv

Theatre Review: John Logan’s Red at Canadian Stage

published: November, 26, 2011 Written by // John McCullagh - Publisher emeritus Categories // Arts and Entertainment, Theatre, John McCullagh

Talented artist or eccentric egomaniac? John McCullagh reviews the Canadian Stage production of Red, John Logan’s intense and exciting two-character drama about two years in the life of New York abstract expressionist artist Mark Rothko.

Theatre Review: John Logan’s Red at Canadian Stage

Toronto has a vibrant theatre scene. Live theatre in the city is of two kinds: the big, splashy and commercial Broadway- or West End-style productions and the more challenging and provocative fare mounted by the city’s many not-for-profit companies. The latter is the kind of theatre I like the best. Which is why I stopped going to Canadian Stage productions because, until 18 months ago, this large, municipally subsidized house was putting on plays that were, for the most part, light commerc

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