Posts tagged Aids Survivor Syndrome
Remember World AIDS Day? It's Today.

the past few years the observation of the day has been experienced a kind of renaissance. As the AIDS Free Generation movement has taken hold, and the Berlin Patient, PrEP and other scientific advances in the field of AIDS treatment and prevention, a new hope seems to be inspiring us to rediscover our passion to fight, or at least to make the discussion of AIDS and HIV to return to a place of relevance. 

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What publishing this novel has taught me...

The publication of this Sally Field Can Play The Transsexual, Or I Was Cursed By Polly Holiday has taught me a lot.  After an absence, I am returning to regular blogging to tell you about those lessons today.  More is to come. 

Mostly the experience has taught me that as far as we have come on Transgender rights in recent years, we still have a long way to go. On my tour, I learned that I live in a rarified bubble that surrounds transgender issues.  In spite, of Chaz Bono, Laverne Cox, Caitlyn Jenner and hundred of other public Transgender figures, the seemingly collective celebration of their bravery, and the media’s portrayal of their journey as normal, there are more Americans than not who still have an incredible fear of trans topics. 

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Why A.S.S. is about so much more that just Survivor's Guilt.

It was unimaginably awful, that moment when I realized my crippling depression was due to the fact that I had a long and healthy life ahead of me.  I had spent my life living in acceptance of HIV’s terminal effect on life.  I had held that foremost truth in all my life choices.  But the rules had changed. I had to live.  At least that’s how it felt to me. I had to live a long life.  Not I get to, not I want to. I had to.

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