Taking Turns: Stories From HIV/AIDS Care Unit 371

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The first cases of AIDS began appearing in 1981. The disease, which at the beginning seemed to infect only gay men, was met with stony silence and active derision by our lords and overseers. Then-president Ronald Reagan refused to acknowledge the outbreak, though his staff and supporters spoke loud and clear.  Pat Buchanan, his communications … Read more

I’ve Been Crawling Up So Long On The Stairway To Heaven, Now I No Longer Believe That I Want To Get In.

I have a tendency to ascribe a sense of intellectual curiosity, introspection or awareness about the world around them to people who, it often turns out, simply do not possess any of these qualities. It’s so strange to me because I’m curious about nearly everything. And we live in a time when information is in … Read more

Following Your Own Religion Before You Expect Others To.

Oh my sweet yams. I promised myself I wasn’t going to say much on the recent Supreme Court decision to treat gays like autonomous human beings. The thing is, if you know me at all, you’re already aware of how I feel. FREAKING ECSTATIC. And if you don’t know me, well silly, get to it! … Read more