Articles tagged with: dating HIV-positive gay men

My week in LA (Waiting for my close-up pt. two)

published: June, 29, 2015 Categories // Dating, Gay Men, Arts and Entertainment, Television, Lifestyle, Living with HIV, Population Specific

Our NYC guy Positively Dating has been in Los Angeles pitching TV ideas, including one based on his Positively Dating column here. How California cool is that?

My week in LA (Waiting for my close-up pt. two)

I may be a stereotypical cynical New Yorker, but I think the people in LA are a little too nice. Even the crazy homeless people looked like they lived off of organic kale smoothies and pure sunshine.  It freaked me out. Wait, let me back up a bit…  When I started my blog, one of the first things I wrote about was how there are very few depictions of people living with HIV from this century on TV or film. Things are changing, like the Eddie on Looking, but mainly if we see anyone on TV or

Abuse has many forms: part two

published: June, 03, 2015 Categories // Dating, Gay Men, Newly Diagnosed, Lifestyle, Living with HIV, Opinion Pieces, Population Specific

Toronto's Josh and his three-part story of a relationship gone sour that rocked his natural resiliency. Today: betrayed

Abuse has many forms: part two

If you haven’t had a chance to read part one, you can find it here.   I apologize for the length of this post, it’s quite long. Time marches on, to red flag number four Three months went by, and each day things got a little easier. The holidays rolled around and I spent much-needed time with friends and family. It was the typical recovery from a breakup. Life was slowly going on. One thing about me, in my personal life, is that I’m very active on social media. I keep an updated Lin

Abuse has many forms: part one

published: June, 02, 2015 Categories // Dating, Gay Men, Newly Diagnosed, Lifestyle, Living with HIV, Population Specific

Toronto's Josh and his three-part story of a relationship gone sour that rocked his natural resiliency. Today: the red flags

Abuse has many forms: part one

One thing I’ve always prided myself on is my resiliency. I can deal with a lot of shit that has been thrown my way in life, and I bounce back pretty quick. Being diagnosed with HIV has been a massive test of that resiliency, and I haven’t come back as quickly from this setback as I have with others. In time, though, things will come back.  I want to go back a little bit, because I realized that, for too long, I allowed myself to be hurt and yes, even abused by someone. I’m ashamed that

Hello my name is Tom. Fancy a date?

published: May, 20, 2015 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Dating, Gay Men, Revolving Door, Lifestyle, Guest Authors, Living with HIV, Opinion Pieces, Population Specific , Sex and Sexuality

“Ever since being diagnosed HIV-positive nearly three years ago, my dating game has changed or completely disappeared to put it more accurately. I actually can’t remember the last time I went on a date, I can’t even remember the last time I had sex."

Hello my name is Tom. Fancy a date?

This article By Tom Knight @TJ_Knight / Facebook.com/TKnight86 originally appeared in FS Magazine, a publication of GMFA, here.  Relationship status – As single as one person could possibly be So another Valentine’s Day has come and gone and surprise surprise, I ended up in front of my TV. But with company, in the form of my two cats Mia and Sky *Cue sympathetic aw*. It’s not for the want of being single, but ever since being diagnosed HIV-positive, now nearly three years ago, my dat

Wayne’s world of online dating

published: April, 07, 2015 Written by // Wayne Bristow - Positive Life Categories // Dating, Gay Men, Lifestyle, Living with HIV, Opinion Pieces, Population Specific , Wayne Bristow

It’s not always easy. Wayne Bristow encounters troubling online HIV stigma and miseducation.. Read the conversation that finally ended in insults.

Wayne’s world of online dating

It was like déjà vu all over again. This guy’s attitude and some of the words he used brought back the moments when my status was revealed in an open chatroom all those years ago. I know what some of my friends would say about what happened with this guy:, "just let it go, he’s an asshole, you don’t need that", but I am facilitating workshops on disclosure and its complexities so I thought this as an opportunity to put my skills to work. We were less than 250 words into our conversat

Not saying no

published: April, 02, 2015 Categories // Dating, Gay Men, Pets, Lifestyle, Living with HIV, Population Specific , Sex and Sexuality

Our Positively Dating has a new male in his life. But it hasn’t stopped him from no longer saying “no” to others.

Not saying no

I have been living my life even more like a hermit since becoming a single dad of the sweetest pitbull pup. I finally had a real excuse not to go out - “Oh I’m sorry I have to go home and walk the dog.” I would stay at home alone with my trusty pup and all was right with the world. Well…all was right except for my love life.  Roughly two months ago, when we had our first glimmer of nice weather and, before we got another load of snow dumped on us, I caught a bit pf spring fever. I ma

Passion! Patrick Ettenes on what it’s like to be HIV-positive, dating and trying to find love along the way

published: March, 31, 2015 Written by // Patrick Italo Ettenes Categories // Dating, Gay Men, Living with HIV, Population Specific , Sex and Sexuality , Patrick Italo Ettenes

Patrick Ettenes on what it’s like to be HIV positive, dating and trying to find love along the way

Passion! Patrick Ettenes on what it’s like to be HIV-positive, dating and trying to find love along the way

Dear diary  It’s been a weird yet wonderful few months.  I can finally open up now to a challenge a reader gave me which was to discuss what it’s like to be HIV-positive and dating and what it’s been like to find love for myself since I’ve been positive.  This request is a hard one because over the years I’ve had some of the worst things done to me by various boyfriends and partners. So having to write this might be the hardest challenge yet. Brace yourself, you’re going t

Nobody likes a showoff!

published: January, 15, 2015 Categories // Dating, Gay Men, Lifestyle, Living with HIV, Population Specific

Positively Dating says “I know I blame my HIV status on my subpar dating life. But in reality there are much bigger factors at play that have nothing to do with being positive and everything to do with me being socially awkward”

Nobody likes a showoff!

I know I blame my HIV status on my subpar dating life. But in reality there are much bigger factors at play that have nothing to do with being positive and everything to do with me being socially awkward. It all comes down to one simple fact. I don’t know how to talk to guys I am attracted to. Stupid, I know. There are two things I expected to get better with age -  my complexion (which has it’s good days and bad) and social competency or  the act of talking to men. I am two years shy o

And then there was blood. Mine. On his face.

published: November, 26, 2014 Categories // Dating, Gay Men, Lifestyle, Living with HIV, Opinion Pieces, Population Specific

A date, a messy nosebleed and the need to accelerate disclosure do not a comfortable evening make. But do they lead to another date?Tom Latte tells all!

A few posts ago I wrote, confidently: "But, practically speaking, even though it sounds like a hell of an evening, when do relationship/sex EVER involve smearing blood? (I’ll happily admit I haven’t lived if your answer is ‘always!’)" Yet there I was, in bed with a date, my blood reddening his cheeks more than shame ever could; and the shame was on the other side. Be kind, rewind. Turn the clock back a few hours and we’re having a nice dinner in town. We leave and embrace a cold a

Another installment in the sex memoires of T.C. Pomeroy

Our San Francisco poz guy T.C. Pomeroy in “Return to the Baths – Pacific Rim Part 2, Or Much Ado About Nothing”

Another installment in the sex memoires of T.C. Pomeroy

Saturday 1130 am – Taking Things Into My Own Hands in a Different Sort of Way  Two emails received about a month ago asked the same thing: " isn’t it time for a T.C. Pomeroy story with actual sex in it?"  While gentle in expressing their frustration over my lack of ‘action’, these emails – one from PositiveLite,com editor Bob Leahy and the other from a straight friend – had been on my mind ever since.  It was time to shake things up.  For most horny gay men in San Francisco

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