Articles tagged with: religion

Kindred souls along the road

published: July, 26, 2016 Categories // Social Media, Gay Men, International , Spirituality, Travel, Living with HIV, Opinion Pieces

From country to country our cultures are so different, but how different are we really as people? How different are our interests? The answer can be surprising, as David Phillips relates.

Kindred souls along the road

Almost 15 years ago, in the wake of the 9-11 attacks on the United States, I shared a meal with three friends which others thought transgressive: a Roman Catholic, a Protestant, a Buddhist, and a Muslim sampling dishes together at a Kosher restaurant. Despite different backgrounds and experiences — and they were all heterosexual -- we were kindred emotionally and spiritually. We agreed that spirituality concerned, for us at least, those beliefs and qualities that bound us to all other person

Spirituality and chronic illness

published: September, 09, 2015 Categories // Gay Men, Newly Diagnosed, Spirituality, Lifestyle, Living with HIV, Opinion Pieces, Population Specific

Toronto’s Josh says some people’s view of religion changes when they are diagnosed. But for him, he says, “my HIV diagnosis has not changed my view – I’m uncertain, but unconvinced.”

Spirituality and chronic illness

A note from your author  I really just want to say thank you. After my last post, I received a lot of feedback. In all of that feedback, I was asked why I was “shifting gears” and re-focusing my writing. Your notes and tweets have motivated me to keep writing and doing it in a way that tells a story, but also gets the facts out there. To be honest, I needed a break. I needed to enjoy a few weeks to myself, doing the things I love. I did that, and I feel refreshed. I feel ready to keep g

The battle for the soul of AIDS

published: June, 15, 2014 Written by // Mark S. King - My Fabulous Disease Categories // Arts and Entertainment, Movies, Spirituality, Lifestyle, Living with HIV, Mark S. King

Mark S. King : In an intriguing new documentary still in production, Memories of a Penitent Heart, filmmaker Cecilia Aldarondo unwraps the mystery of her gay uncle, Miguel Dieppa, who died of AIDS in 1987.

The battle for the soul of AIDS

While growing up gay in Bossier City, Lousiana, I would get saved at the drop of a hat. I loved the pageantry of church youth revivals, the thrill of coming forward to give my life to Christ, and that tingly feeling of being part of something greater than myself, of feeling truly blessed. Of being forgiven. The church seemed like the cure for what ailed me. My shame over my sexuality was washed away with each baptism, and trust me, my brothers and sisters, there were many. For youth revivals

Urbi et Orbi: an address to the city and the world

published: December, 26, 2012 Categories // Current Affairs, International , Opinion Pieces

Dave R writes..Do you see yourself as a threat to the future of humanity? In a cynical attack on the validity of LGBT existence and its potential for destroying marriage and the family, the Pope has used Christmastime to attack non-heterosexual sexuality

Urbi et Orbi: an address to the city and the world

These days, there’s not much that makes me really angry. I guess the older you get, the more you’ve seen it all before and can let it go like water off a duck’s back. Oh sure I get irritated and positively grumpy at times, especially at perceived injustices, but I'm never really angry to the point of rumbling, blood boiling rage. Then a rather frail, 85 year old man said something that made the hairs on the back of my neck stand up and made me angrier than I have been in years. He was b

Attack of the Chicken-eatin’ Hate Groups, Christians and Talibangelicals

published: August, 16, 2012 Written by // Wayne Bristow - Positive Life Categories // Gay Men, Current Affairs, Opinion Pieces, Population Specific , Wayne Bristow

Wayne Bristow on those who preache hate, their followers and the difference between the two.

Attack of the Chicken-eatin’ Hate Groups, Christians and Talibangelicals

If a rich company like Chick fil-A wants to throw it’s money away by subsidizing hate groups, more power to them. Some people just have too many dollars and not enough sense. Hate groups are never as huge as they profess to be. Look at the now defunct “One Million Moms”, their Facebook page only contained about 30 – 40,000 followers.  Note: I did say followers. Haters who attend the churches of hate, listen to the leaders spewing their hate, are nothing more than followers. When a ha

The Personal Side of AIDS

published: May, 10, 2012 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Activism, Gay Men, Revolving Door, Spirituality, Guest Authors, Living with HIV, Population Specific

A remarkable guest post from Christopher Sale, a Catholic religious brother from California, diagnosed with AIDS four years ago.

The Personal Side of AIDS

Editor's note: It’s odd that PositiveLIte.com has never really featured a religious perspective of living with HIV in our pages before. But Brother Christopher Sale (below, right) happened to write to us and we were immediately interested in the prospect of him sharing his rather unusual story. Christopher told me this about himself. “In 2008 I nearly died from AIDS and drug use. By the grace of God I'm still here. I'm now a Catholic religious brother. I'm the first openly gay man with A

Sodomites

published: April, 17, 2012 Written by // Michael Bouldin Categories // Gay Men, Opinion Pieces, Population Specific , Michael Bouldin

Say what you will about God, the man has an anger management problem. That’s the only real explanation for how some harmless cruising – and who hasn’t done that? – could turn…

Sodomites

Genesis 19, KJV: 1 And there came two angels to Sodom at even; and Lot sat in the gate of Sodom: and Lot seeing them rose up to meet them; and he bowed himself with his face toward the ground;  2 And he said, Behold now, my lords, turn in, I pray you, into your servant's house, and tarry all night, and wash your feet, and ye shall rise up early, and go on your ways. And they said, Nay; but we will abide in the street all night.  3 And he pressed upon them greatly; and they turned in unto

LGBT Healthcare: Healing the Whole Person by Rt. Rev. Gene Robinson

published: November, 10, 2010 Categories // News Categories, Health, Spirituality, Sex and Sexuality

I was at the Gay Lesbian Medical Association (GLMA) Conference 2010 in San Deigo. I had the pleasure of listening to Rt. Rev. Gene Robinson speak at the evening plenary on Healing the Whole Person at GLMA.

Rev. Gene Robinson is the ninth bishop of the Diocese of New Hampshire in the Episcopal Church in the United States of America.  Robinson was elected bishop in 2003 and entered office in March 2004. His public profile as a gay bishop caused much angst amongst the religious right across the Christian world. Personally, find the topic very engaging, interesting as there is hardly any dialogue of religion or spirituality and LGBT or even in HIV/AIDS work or conferences.  There are howev