Guest Authors

Guest Authors
The Revolving Door is the place where we publish occasional articles by guest writers. If you would like to submit an article for publication, please contact editor Bob Leahy at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Bradford McIntyre: Out About HIV

published: November, 09, 2010 Categories // Guest Authors

Bradford McIntyre performed a reading of his article, 'OUT ABOUT HIV', at the Artists for Life event held on September 12, 2010, Vancouver, Canada

Bradford McIntyre performed a reading of his article, 'OUT ABOUT HIV', at the Artists for Life event held on September 12, 2010, Vancouver, Canada. Artists for Life is a new project to raise HIV/AIDS awareness while fundraising for organizations and showcasing artists.

Masking Our Fears

published: October, 26, 2010 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Guest Authors

In the spirit of Halloween, The Day of the Dead and all things scary..

[Ruth Tamari is a health coach who is an ally of PositiveLite.com who will be guest contributing on a regular basis. At this moment I do not have a photo of her, once I have that, I will add this to the post Let's welcome Ruth to our little & lite family here.]} ..this is a wonderful time to remind ourselves that playing, and playing with our fears is a powerful way to take the edge off of what scares us. Halloween is a holiday that celebrates the coming of darkness (winter), death and the

Project Runway's Mondo - Talks to POZIAM RADIO

published: October, 21, 2010 Categories // Arts and Entertainment, Guest Authors

Guest Blog Post by Robert Breining of Poziam & Poziam Radio

[Robert Breining, founder of Poziam & Poziam Radio continues with his blogging here on PositiveLite.com] Mondo Guerra, the rocking 32-year-old breakout star from the 8th season of Project Runway, came out on national television in a way he never thought he would on a past episode, when he revealed he was living with HIV. During the specific challenge the contestants were asked to create a textile pattern inspired by old family photos, evoking "something deeply personal." Mondo created bla

Nina Arsenault Lives - Part Two - A Nicholas Flood Interview

published: October, 12, 2010 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Features and Interviews, Guest Authors

Nicholas Flood talks drama, fame and creative journeys with Canada’s notorious transsexual performance artist.

[Two critically acclaimed one woman shows in the last twelve months.  A book of academic theory being published about her and her work.  Various upcoming multimedia projects.  Nicholas Flood talks drama, fame and creative journeys with Canada’s notorious transsexual performance artist.) Nina Arsenault Lives - Part Two NF: At each step of your journey you have created an aesthetic object –a play, a photo shoot, an article, a TV show.   NA: I think that’s how to stay in

Nina Arsenault lives Part One - A Nicholas Flood Interviewiew

published: October, 07, 2010 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Arts and Entertainment, Features and Interviews, Guest Authors

Nicholas Flood talks drama, fame and creative journeys with Canada’s notorious transsexual performance artist.

Two critically acclaimed one woman shows in the last twelve months.  A book of academic theory being published about her and her work.  Various upcoming multimedia projects.  Nicholas Flood talks drama, fame and creative journeys with Canada’s notorious transsexual performance artist. “Excuse me, are you Nina?” asks one of two young high school girls approaching us inside the desert arboretum in Allen Gardens.  They’re probably fourteen. Nina nods, not turning her a

HIV is my reality: Robert Breining

published: October, 06, 2010 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Guest Authors

Something you may not know about me is that I am a reality show junkie. I watch all kinds from shows from Survivor & Hell’s Kitchen to Solitary.

[This is Robert Breinings second post as a guest writer. He is the founder of Poziam, a social netowrking website for people living with HIV, including the weekly blog radio program Pozam, along with all the rest of his cyber activist duties] I find watching everyday people put into stressful situations makes for great television. I think the first show I was hooked on was MTV’s Real World. The San Francisco season was the one season that hit home with me. When I first saw Pedro Zamora, I fe

Looking for Guest Writers

published: September, 30, 2010 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Guest Authors

PositiveLite.com is looking for guest writers of all backgrounds, HIV+, or an ally to contribute to Canada’s only online blogzine for people living with HIV, and our supporters

We provide an online space for our readership, and writers to explore their lives beyond our diagnosis; all the while not ignoring that HIV is an important influence that shapes our life experience. Additionally, the “lite” refers to having a website that does take on issues around HIV, but also offers information that can be informative, and even entertaining. It is this mix that explores people living with HIV in a more holistic way. Guest writers offers a change to publish your work wi

Evolution of a Cyber Activist

published: September, 21, 2010 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Guest Authors

I wanted my first blog for Positivelite.com to be about how I got to where I am today. I wasn't always as open about my HIV status. It took me about five years to accept it myself and move forward. I want to take you back about nine years ago.

[Editor's note: Please welcome our latest in guest writers Robert Breining, the creator of Poziam, a social networking site for those who are HIV positive. This is his story, and what I hope will be the first of more appearances on PositiveLite.com]   I can't tell you how many times I'd go to a bathhouse for what I convinced myself was "just for a couple of hours." But then I'd return home tweaked out three days later. I called those times tweakends. All I'd have to do while at the bathhous

“ Hot Vienna Moments” by Shari Margolese

published: September, 13, 2010 Categories // Guest Authors

Admittedly the timeliness factor is missing from this blog since this conference took place almost 2 months ago...

Editor's note: Shari Margolese is a friend, and a long time activist on women's issues, and much more. Shari attended the International AIDS Conference in Vienna last July. I asked if she could write up her perspective of the conference to give another point of view. I wanted to thank her for taking time out of her busy schedule to put this together for me.   Although I tried to resist resorting to clichés from the super hot hit 70’s song “Vienna” by Billy Joel, much of the tune that

HIVogue Volume 2

published: August, 26, 2010 Categories // Guest Authors

Images by local Torotno artist Jorial from his ongoing series HIVogue featuring his own status symbols including Mark S. King from My Fabulous Disease, and Kami from Sesame Street and finally Robert Breining from the social networking and support site, Po

Images by local Torotno artist Jorial from his ongoing series HIVogue featuring his own status symbols including Mark S. King from My Fabulous Disease, and Kami from Sesame Street and finally Robert Breining from the social networking and support site, Poziam.

“I shower therefore I am clean”

published: May, 12, 2010 Categories // Guest Authors

on Rosenes is PositiveLite’s first guest writer. Ron will be the first to admit his list of “firsts” are going smaller and smaller. It’s an honour to break him in as our first contributor.

Ron Rosenes is PositiveLite’s first guest writer. Ron will be the first to admit his list of “firsts” are going smaller and smaller. It’s an honour to break him in as our first contributor. It’s not enough that I must suffer the slings and arrows of ageist men who reject my advances on a regular basis when I cruise on line.  OK so I lie about my age.  What does anyone think when they read ages that end in the number 9?  Liar liar pants on fire, a guy’s gotta do what

Rising Up

published: May, 21, 2010 Categories // Women, Treatment, Guest Authors

I was infected with HIV in 1985 from my fiancé who shot dope as a teen in New York.

Please welcome Vickie Lynn in next in our guest contributor series. This is her first blog post, and I'm thrilled she has joined our PositiveLite.com family.   I was infected with HIV in 1985 from my fiancé who shot dope as a teen in New York. What a gift he gave me. I spent the next few years in a drunken, coked out haze of parties and hangovers. I made a conscious choice; if I was dying (that is what I believed at the time), I was going to go out with a bang. And what a bang I made

HIVOGUE - Strike a pose!

published: May, 30, 2010 Categories // Guest Authors

John Richard Allen is a man of many talents. His on going series HIVogue features many public figures associated with HIV or AIDS over the years.

John Richard Allen is a man of many talents. His on going series HIVogue features many public figures associated with HIV or AIDS over the years. Here in "The Revolving Door" John will be featuring "vignettes" of his work. You can find him on FaceBook, and his page PozPlanet. Leigh Bowery- Find out MORE     Supermodel GIA - Find out MORE   Brian Finch aka Miss Retro Virus HIV Glamour Personified!Find out MORE        

The MircroWave List

published: June, 04, 2010 Categories // Guest Authors

I'm so happy to have Nicholas contributing, not only because he is a good friend, but also because he is negative and believes in a world were we together and not held apart.

Nicholas is an accomplished artist and a friend of PositiveLite.com, his art takes on many forms however video is his weapon of choice. His blog can be found at http://www.themixedmessage.blogspot.com/ Editor's note - I'm so happy to have Nicholas contributing, not only because he is a good friend, but also because he is negative and believes in a world were we together and not held apart. Having said that, let me introduce my wonderful and whacky friend Nicholas with amazing feats of microwa

Dogs Are On My Brain

published: June, 11, 2010 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Guest Authors

I am almost embarrassed that my second blog has taken so long to write.  I do have a good excuse . . . a new puppy in my life...

I am almost embarrassed that my second blog has taken so long to write.  I do have a good excuse . . . a new puppy in my life; he’s 10 weeks old.  It has been a long time since I had a puppy and I forgot how much work they could be.  Eat, sleep, play, and bathroom breaks, but not always in that order!  He is paper-trained; I take him outside and as soon as we get back inside, he runs to the paper and does his business.  I am sure he will learn soon. His name is T-B

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