Articles tagged with: Michael Bouldin

What's at stake

published: July, 14, 2017 Written by // Michael Bouldin Categories // Social Media, Activism, Gay Men, Current Affairs, Health, International , Legal, Living with HIV, Media, Opinion Pieces, Michael Bouldin

"What will be considerably more difficult to restore is something ineffable, intangible, that rests at the heart of America not as a place but as an idea." From NYC, Michael Bouldin on the potential impact of the Trump debacle.

What's at stake

The U.S. Capitol – the People's House Forget for a moment, if you can, about the daily assault on our civil rights as Americans. Forget, if you can, that this administration wants to take healthcare away from twenty-four million of our fellow Americans. Forget, if you can, the trillion dollar tax cut giveaway to the richest and most powerful among us.  Because these things we can claw back in time, in fact, I’m certain we will, and that is provided many of these atrocities even become l

Should gays defend Milo? No.

published: February, 22, 2017 Written by // Michael Bouldin Categories // African, Caribbean and Black, Social Media, Gay Men, Arts and Entertainment, Women, Performances, International , Living with HIV, Media, Opinion Pieces, Michael Bouldin

Michael Bouldin on Milo: "... sexist, transphobic, racist, pick what you wish from the long catalogue of human cruelties, he will likely embrace it this very instant, already has, or will at some future time of greater convenience."

Should gays defend Milo? No.

The question arises – I suppose – whether Milo should be able to rely on the good offices of Gay, Inc℠ or of the broader velvet mafia in media and culture. We do tend to defend our own, even if only for the reason that they are indeed our own. Do we, more specifically gay white men, do so for conservatives as reliably as for liberals? I propose that this is the wrong question to ask. My guess would be that Milo won’t be afforded the warm embrace of Ellen or Anderson Cooper, let al

Trump as AIDS: How To Survive A Plague.

published: January, 10, 2017 Written by // Michael Bouldin Categories // Activism, Social Media, Gay Men, Current Affairs, International , Living with HIV, Opinion Pieces, Michael Bouldin

Michael Bouldin shares a blueprint for surviving HIV and Donald J. Trump's opportunistic infection of public office

Trump as AIDS: How To Survive A Plague.

Bouldin sees Trump as an opportunistic infection of the US political system Last week, I went to a reading and book signing at Manhattan’s Roosevelt House, a townhouse on the Upper East Side that today belongs to the City University of New York but was once the Manhattan residence of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt.  The reading was of How To Survive A Plague, the monograph about the AIDS crisis authored by David France, who also directed the Oscar-nominated documentary of the same name.

Notes on the American election:

published: October, 27, 2016 Written by // Michael Bouldin Categories // Community Events, Social Media, Gay Men, Current Affairs, Upcoming Events, International , Living with HIV, Opinion Pieces, Michael Bouldin

Explaining ourselves to the rest of the world. ."Donald Trump will lose for one reason: America with all its faults is better than he is," says New York's Michael Bouldin

Notes on the American election:

It’s probably no overstatement to say that every four years, the fate of the planet hinges on the choice we Americans make at the ballot box. In consequence, I feel it would behoove us to explain ourselves to the rest of the world. This time around, the contest is between a former Secretary of State, United States Senator and First Lady of the United States on the one hand, and an orange-faced woman-groping bigoted charlatan on the other. One might think that this is not a choice so much as

Pride after Orlando

published: July, 05, 2016 Written by // Michael Bouldin Categories // Activism, Social Media, Gay Men, Current Affairs, International , Living with HIV, Opinion Pieces, Michael Bouldin

"A lone madman? Please, like the last one or the one before him?" asks New York City's remarkable Michael Bouldin

Pride after Orlando

The funerals have been held. The families and survivors will likely mourn every day they remain alive that those they love do not. Grief perhaps gets easier over time, I don’t know, I do know it never goes away. It’s the stain that becomes part of the fabric to a point where you might think it had always been there, can’t remember a time when it wasn’t. Welcome to America, a nation distinguished among the many butchers of this world; distinguished in that our butchers have skilled lobb

HIV Normal

published: August, 29, 2012 Written by // Michael Bouldin Categories // Gay Men, Sexual Health, Health, Living with HIV, Opinion Pieces, Population Specific , Michael Bouldin

Michael Bouldin lives in New York City: “Being positive, in my world, among my friends, is the new normal” he says.

HIV Normal

There are three challenges to writing about HIV, that is, the Human Immunodeficiency Virus, the underlying cause of AIDS, Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome. One, you have to decide whether to use the raging language of the apocalypse (for the uninfected), all the better to scare the kids straight, no pun intended, on the danger of it, or (for the infected), the soothing tones of love, hope and survival. Two, you have to decide whether to write about the medicine of it, the politics, the de