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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.

National Aboriginal Youth Council on HIV/AIDS Youth (NAYCHA) Research Statement.

published: March, 15, 2011 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Guest Authors

This direction is a result of “Aboriginal Youth Doing Research” session at Wise Practices III in Halifax, NS, March 9, 2011 YOUTH IN RESEARCH = PART OF THE SOLUTION

National Aboriginal Youth Council on HIV/AIDS Youth (NAYCHA) Research Statement.

YOUTH IN RESEARCH = PART OF THE SOLUTIONThe National Aboriginal Youth Council on HIV & AIDS offers the following guidelines : Aboriginal Youth want to be actively leading research, not just being the subjects Aboriginal Youth ask that the Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network (CAAN) offer experiences to participate in research projects, research committees, and community based journals Aboriginal Youth ask to be involved in International Indigenous HIV and AIDS initiatives CAAN spotlight

Just Because: a tribute to Kylie

published: March, 14, 2011 Categories // Arts and Entertainment, Guest Authors

The (Shirtless) Boys of Randy Blue in a Tribute to Kylie

  Not sure if there is any point to this post other than the chance to ogle a bunch of cuties with their shirts off. Come to think of it, that's as good a reason as any, no?

Lady Gaga's "Born This Way" Battles HIV

published: February, 25, 2011 Categories // Arts and Entertainment, Guest Authors

An edited version of an article first appearing on ww.poz.com on February 18, 2010 by Trenton Straube, Copy Editor, POZ. Because we are devoid of original thought, we shamelessly reproduce it here. For the entire article go to www.poz.com

Lady Gaga's latest hit single "Born This Way" must be the most overtly pro-gay song to perch atop the Billboard Hot 100, where it currently waves like a rainbow flag on a Pride float. (You can read the lyrics at the end of this post). Though her message to love and express yourself has been labelled a "gay anthem" linked to LGBT causes -- for example, to counter gay teen suicides--Gaga's empowering dance track also does double duty as a battle cry against HIV/AIDS. How? Simply put, LGBT people

Favourite YouTube Video of all time

published: February, 23, 2011 Categories // Guest Authors

It’s that Prison Shower Scene that’s been around forever, but we STILL love it.

Favourite YouTube Video of all time

Lordy!  So many to choose from.  But here's my personal fave. Robbing unashamedly from both gay porn and every prison drama you’ve ever seen, it plays off all the stereotypes, yet the ending is always a kicker, however many times you’ve seen it.  It's also beautifully filmed, with a near-perfect musical score. Men in the Shower.  It defines oldie but goodie. It’s 1:03 minutes of perfection. THe TV commercial titled JAIL was done for Stocker Jeans (brand Texm

What Do the Public Think of Us?

published: February, 22, 2011 Categories // Guest Authors

Have public attitudes to HIV/AIDS changed? Two recent surveys and a TV spot on the way people living with HIV are perceived today say yes

What Do the Public Think of Us?

First off, we have a neat little 7:40 spot from last week's ABC New series What Would You Do? It’s a set up designed to test the reaction of patrons of a restaurant in New Jersey on discovering that they have an HIV-positive diner in their midst. The concept for this segment was actually submitted to ABC by Vickie Lynn, a past contributor to PositiveLite.com’s revolving doors column. ABC won't let me embed the video but the link is here. You need to understand the setup: the

Valentines Love Notes by D. George

published: February, 13, 2011 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Guest Authors

What became of the seemingly carefree joy, reveling laughter, blissfully amorous kisses at the stroke of midnight only 6 weeks earlier?

Let’s play Jeopardy!  Answer: A score of zero in tennis.  Question: What is love? If only it were that simple, right?  Days of Auld Lange Syne barely forgotten and Baby New Year is already confronted with what appears to be somebody’s cruelly calculated idea to schedule a holiday causing many to grapple with self-analysis on the scales of life’s love meter.  What became of the seemingly carefree joy, reveling laughter, blissfully amorous kisses at the stroke of midnig

InSite - where the legal woes of Vancouver's safe injection site seem to have ended

published: February, 05, 2011 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Guest Authors

PositiveLite looks back at a documentary on the famous Vancouver safe injection site and checks up on where the facility's legal issues stand now.

InSite - where the legal woes of Vancouver's safe injection site seem to have ended

In case you missed it first time around as I had, Vancouver’s InSite is the subject of a really excellent 2009 CBC documentary. A ten-minute excerpt appears at the bottom of this post.  Alternatively you can go to the CBC website – alas they don’t allow embedding – for the full 40-minute version.   We haven’t heard too much about InSite lately. Is no news good news? Perhaps, I thought, the silence was because arch-foe and all-round doofus Tony Clement (famous for annou

Worried about your sexual orientation. Think you might be gay?

published: February, 03, 2011 Categories // Guest Authors, Sex and Sexuality

Take this simple test . . .

Worried about your sexual orientation.  Think you might be gay?

           

- New Dawn … Thinking (and Feeling) Outside the Box of HIV –

published: January, 05, 2011 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Guest Authors

At the intriguing suggestion of a friend, I recently took the Meyers–Briggs personality test. My score revealed that I’m basically...

- New Dawn … Thinking (and Feeling) Outside the Box of HIV – by D.S. George At the intriguing suggestion of a friend, I recently took the Meyers–Briggs personality test.  My score revealed that I’m basically Introverted rather than Extroverted, Intuitive rather than Sensing, Feeling rather than Thinking, Judging rather than Perceiving.  “Is this a good thing?” I thought to myself.  I don’t mind the Introverted and Intuitive parts.  But, Feeling instead of Thin

Greetings from Mark S. King of "My Fabulous Disease"

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

Thank you to Mark for his Youtube/WAD/Greetings video.

Thank you to Mark for his Youtube/WAD/Greetings video. You must check out his blog, link provided below. You can also check him out on The Body, as well as in our Positive Lite TV section where he has shared some of his more recent work. We had the pleasure of meeting in Vienna, and presently I'm so jealous he lives in Florida! Mark shares a certain senisiblity that I love, and I'm always entertained by his vblogs.

“It’s not so terrible after all” – how to live like Alice

published: November, 15, 2010 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Health, Guest Authors

Alice teaches us many lessons about HOW to live, no matter WHAT life throws at us. Here are some of the lessons I got from Alice:

Please Welcome Marguerite as one of our newest guest writers. Her book "Free and Laughing" is one we should all read. More information about Marguerite is found at the end of the post. * * * * * * * * * * A friend shared with me a video clip “Alice Dancing Under the Gallows” of 106 year old Alice Herz-Sommer.  Alice is the oldest living Holocaust survivor.   She credits her survival of the Holocaust to her music, as she was sent to a special camp – a “purgatory for

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

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