Articles tagged with: Greg Louganis

‘Blood disgust’ is nothing new to people with HIV

published: July, 12, 2017 Written by // Mark S. King - My Fabulous Disease Categories // Social Media, Gay Men, Mental Health, Health, International , Living with HIV, Media, Opinion Pieces, Population Specific , Mark S. King

Mark S. King: "Unrealistic fear of HIV blood isn’t limited to the history books. HIV criminalization... preys upon outdated fears and public disgust with people living with the virus."

‘Blood disgust’ is nothing new to people with HIV

It is coursing through our veins, sustaining life and fighting disease, and yet we fear it. The sight of a few drops can make an adult faint. A bucket of it in a movie is the very definition of horror. Even as Donald Trump contributes his perverted, sexist new layer of blood revulsion (through a history of insults that include journalist Megyn Kelly’s bloody “whatever” and his most recent fabrication about a “bleeding” face lift that cable news anchor Mika Brzezinski never had)

Bob Leahy interviews HIV-positive Olympic medal winner Ji Wallace.

published: October, 25, 2012 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // Gay Men, Current Affairs, Newly Diagnosed, Fitness and Exercise, Features and Interviews, International , Living with HIV, Media, Population Specific , Bob Leahy - Publisher

Bouncing right back. Australian Ji Wallace announced he was HIV+ just this year. Bob Leahy talks with him about being gay, coming out of two closets, HIV stigma, the ENUF campaign he is a spokesperson for – and what he thinks of Canada.

Bob Leahy interviews HIV-positive Olympic medal winner Ji Wallace.

Ji Wallace is an Australian gymnast and Olympic trampoline silver medalist. Earlier in his career Ji Wallace won many Australian national and international titles in all four Trampoline Sports disciplines. Ji made his major international breakthrough in 1996 by winning gold in the DMT (double mini trampoline) discipline at the 19th World Championships in Vancouver. Ji competed in the Individual Trampoline event at the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney winning a Silver Medal. In 2002, he came o

Another HIV-positive Olympian comes out

published: August, 10, 2012 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // Gay Men, Current Affairs, Living with HIV, Media, Population Specific , Bob Leahy - Publisher

Bob Leahy with the story about Gay Australian Olympian Ji Wallace publicly revealing his HIV status as a result of the CNN interview featuring Greg Louganis

Another HIV-positive Olympian comes out

An Australian publication, the Star Observer, says that Wallace, a trampolinist who won a silver medal at the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games, said he was inspired to make the public admission about his diagnosis after seeing an interview given by US diver Greg Louganis about his battle with HIV and being a gay Olympian. Here’s what the Star Observer said Wallace wrote in a letter to them  “I have been contemplating writing this for a while,” Wallace said.  “I caught a CNN Piers

Roberto Alomar: is he still playing games?

published: October, 13, 2010 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // Arts and Entertainment, Opinion Pieces, Bob Leahy - Publisher

I’m no sports fan, but when an iconic baseball player, an ex-Toronto Blue Jay no less, is accused of doing the nasty nastily, I’m all ears. You too?

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