Articles tagged with: Sean Strub

SERO Project and Positive Women’s Network-USA announce 2018 HIV Is Not a Crime III National Training Academy in Indianapolis

published: May, 19, 2017 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Social Media, Activism, Current Affairs, Upcoming Events, International , Legal, Media, Revolving Door, Guest Authors

The training academy will be held at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) June 3-6, 2018.

SERO Project and Positive Women’s Network-USA announce 2018 HIV Is Not a Crime III National Training Academy in Indianapolis

May 15, 2017: Building on the amazing success of the HIV Is Not a Crime II National Training Academy last year, the SERO Project and Positive Women’s Network-USA are pleased to announce that the planning process is underway for the third HIV Is Not a Crime National Training Academy to support repeal or modernization of laws criminalizing the alleged non-disclosure, perceived or potential exposure or transmission of HIV. The training academy will be held at Indiana University-Purdue Univer

Sean McKenna: Life with AIDS isn’t so damn ‘fabulous’

published: April, 25, 2017 Written by // Mark S. King - My Fabulous Disease Categories // Social Media, Aging, Gay Men, Living with HIV, Mark S. King

Sean McKenna interviewed by Mark S. King: "I want respect and services before we die. I want services for homebound long-term survivors."

Sean McKenna: Life with AIDS isn’t so damn ‘fabulous’

Last December I attended the most moving, transcendent World AIDS Day program I have witnessed in years. That’s not saying much, of course. These evenings are usually well-meaning but maudlin, featuring tearful eulogies while we hold up candles that drip on our fingers and we revisit personal losses that I put to rest a long time ago. Okay, clearly I have issues with grief. But this event, organized by long-term AIDS survivor Sean McKenna in New York City, inspired and reawakened somethin

HIV: prosecution or prevention? HIV is not a crime

published: March, 31, 2017 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Social Media, African, Caribbean and Black, Gay Men, Youth, Current Affairs, Women, International , Legal, Living with HIV, Revolving Door, Guest Authors

From POZ, an excerpt from Sean Strub's book, The War on Sex, edited by David M. Halperin and Trevor Hoppe.

HIV: prosecution or prevention? HIV is not a crime

This excerpt from Sean Strub's book, The War on Sex previously appeared at POZ, here. Iowan Nick Rhoades is HIV-positive and has had an undetectable viral load for many years, making it virtually impossible for him to sexually transmit the virus. When he had sex with a man he met online in 2008, he also used a condom. Despite these protective measures, Rhoades was prosecuted and convicted for not disclosing his HIV status to his partner before they had sex. He was sentenced to 25 years i

The Compassionate Truce of Tim Murphy’s Novel ‘Christodora’

published: December, 13, 2016 Written by // Mark S. King - My Fabulous Disease Categories // Social Media, Gay Men, Arts and Entertainment, International , Living with HIV, Media, Opinion Pieces, Mark S. King

"I spent most of my time reading Christodora in a reverie, spellbound by its intimacy and its characters," says Mark S. King.

The Compassionate Truce of Tim Murphy’s Novel ‘Christodora’

In the towering new novel Christodora, author Tim Murphy (below right) harnesses decades of personal and professional experience as an HIV journalist into a story that sweeps back and forth between the last several decades and beyond. It has the scope of great literature, but Christodora is also a deeply personal chronicle from a man who knows his terrain. The book’s namesake is a century-old apartment building in New York City’s East Village, silently weathering the indignities of t

SERO Project releases new short film on HIV criminalization

published: December, 08, 2016 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Social Media, Activism, Movies, Arts and Entertainment, International , Legal, Living with HIV, Revolving Door, Guest Authors

"HIV Criminalization: Masking Fear and Discrimination", a new documentary short film to raise awareness of the continued criminalization of people living with HIV.

SERO Project releases new short film on HIV criminalization

November 28, 2016 -- In conjunction with World AIDS Day on December 1, the SERO Project announced the release of its new documentary short film, HIV Criminalization: Masking Fear and Discrimination. The short film furthers SERO Project’s goal to raise awareness of the continued criminalization of people living with HIV.  “As HIV activists, HIV criminalization is a defining moral issue of our time,” said SERO Project executive director Sean Strub (above). “State statutes throughout

"Callous, cold and deliberately duplicitous": calling out racism in Canadian newspaper coverage of HIV non-disclosure cases 1989-2015

published: November, 30, 2016 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Social Media, Activism, African, Caribbean and Black, Current Affairs, Research, Legal, Media, Revolving Door, Guest Authors

Report issued by Canadian university researchers calls for fairness and accuracy in the newsroom and an end to coverage that stigmatizes people with HIV.

For the entire report go here. Toronto, Canada – A pioneering study of Canadian media, focusing on the newspaper coverage of HIV non-disclosure and transmission cases has identified a clear pattern of racism towards Black men in Canadian mainstream newspaper articles from 1989 through 2015. These startling findings dovetail with the theme of World AIDS Day 2016 (December 1, 2016): “HIV Stigma: Not Retro, Just Wrong.” The just-released report, “Callous, Cold and Deliberately Duplicit

Sean Strub and the legacy of AIDS

published: February, 04, 2015 Written by // Mark S. King - My Fabulous Disease Categories // Activism, Gay Men, Features and Interviews, Living with HIV, Opinion Pieces, Population Specific , Mark S. King

Mark S. King interviews Sean Strub, founder of POZ Magazine and a lifelong advocate for those of us living with HIV

Sean Strub and the legacy of AIDS

Before my interview with activist Sean Strub, author of Body Counts: A Memoir of Politics, Sex, AIDS, and Survival, let me share a revealing story.  It was late 2011 and my life was in shambles. The breakup of a long term relationship had sent me into a spiral, followed closely by a devastating drug addiction relapse. I had weathered the fallout and taken refuge at my mother’s home in Louisiana. And then came a phone call from Sean Strub, founder of POZ Magazine and lifelong advocate for

Military justice?

published: January, 26, 2015 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // Features and Interviews, Legal, Living with HIV, Bob Leahy - Publisher

An extraordinary example of HIV criminalization gone awry in the States. Bob Leahy talks to Lt. Colonel Ken Pinkela, court martialed and sentenced to a jail term for allegedly exposing another officer to HIV, when no sexual contact occurred, says Pinkela.

Military justice?

Bob Leahy: Thank you for talking to PositiveLite.com about your case. Now before we get in to that, I want you to tell me first your background. Ken Pinkela: Sure! Ken Pinkela is still a card-carrying Lieutenant Colonel in the (US) army. I had a wonderful career – very fortunate to have lived around the world and worked at every level. I miss it terribly. Right now I’m living in New York. I’m 47. You served overseas in conflict? Yes, the original Gulf War, Desert Storm, Bosnia, Kosovo

POZ magazine’s 20th anniversary

published: May, 20, 2014 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // Activism, Gay Men, International , Living with HIV, Media, Opinion Pieces, Population Specific , Bob Leahy - Publisher

Bob Leahy writes about the connection he has with the first issue of POZ, with a reminder of its very first editorial by Sean Strub.

POZ magazine’s 20th anniversary

Like many people I’m sure, I like to think I have a special relationship with POZ magazine, twenty years old last month. Here’s mine.  I was diagnosed with HIV in September 1993, I was working at the time in a lofty position with one of the major Canadian banks, senior enough to have an office on the 53rd floor with a commanding view of the Toronto waterfront. I had a secretary just outside my door. So It was inconceivable that I would tell anyone that a) I was gay, b) I had contracte

Denver, Larry and David

published: June, 14, 2013 Written by // Mark S. King - My Fabulous Disease Categories // Activism, Gay Men, Arts and Entertainment, Performances, Living with HIV, Opinion Pieces, Population Specific , Mark S. King

Mark S. King on how the Denver Principles changed HIV/AIDS — and healthcare — forever. Plus a nod to the work of PositiveLite.com’s own David Phillips.

Denver, Larry and David

You must know this, because it matters. Because it has already changed your life, no matter who you are, and you may not even realize it. Because as we search for a new national voice for people living with HIV (since the ugly demise of The National Association of People with AIDS), and as LGBT community leaders pledge to re-commit themselves to HIV issues, the voice of people with HIV matters more than ever.  That isn’t about a vague concept. It began at a very real meeting, which gave bi

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