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SPIN returns to Buddies at Bad Times Theatre

published: November, 20, 2014 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // Arts and Entertainment, Performances, Bob Leahy - Publisher

Bob Leahy reviews - and recommends you see - the return of SPIN about The Bicycle as Muse, Musical Instrument and Agent of Social Change

SPIN returns to Buddies at Bad Times Theatre

Three years ago, in March 2011 to be exact, I reviewed SPIN. It's back now for a short run at that bastion of LGBT theatre, Toronto’s Buddies in Bad Times. The show is much spruced up and slicker. Braved the snow to see it last night with my partner. Says Buddies “This remount features some significant and exciting changes from the original production:  several news songs that have created a whole different ending to Evalyn’s story, and brand new musical arrangements for string trio ha

What PositiveLite.com said about Rob Ford in 2011

published: November, 17, 2013 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // Opinion Pieces, Bob Leahy - Publisher

"Bob Leahy says if you want to be a world class city, you have to have a world class mayor. Rob Ford is not that man. Just ask AIDS Action Now."

What PositiveLite.com said about Rob Ford in 2011

This article was first published in PositiveLite.com March 3, 2011. Toronto – Home of the Big Buffoon Sudbury, Ontario has its Big Nickel, Brighton, Ontario its Big Apple, Campbellford, Ontario has its big Toonie. Not to be outdone, Toronto has its Big Buffoon.  And AIDS Action Now is taking him on. Must admit I’m liking what’s been coming out of AIDS Action Now lately. For a while we weren't hearing a lot from them, but they seem reinvigorated lately, and activism in Canada lives ag

We get mail! (The Elton John Oshawa Show Revisited.)

published: September, 15, 2011 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // Arts and Entertainment, Performances, Music, Bob Leahy - Publisher

Following my review of last week’s Elton John concert, a fan left a comment on my blog. Behind that comment is an amazing story. Keri Foley shares that story with us today.

We get mail! (The Elton John Oshawa Show Revisited.)

Keri Foley is the lady in the boa. You may have noticed her in my original post. I took dozens of shots of the moment when Elton John came back to the stage after exiting with his final number, a raucous Crocodile Rock that, as Spinal Tap would say, turned both the volume and the intensity of this remarkable show up to 11 – and then some. Elton is a gracious man, it’s clear. His warmth when he interacted with the crowd was palpable throughout, but never more so than at this momen

Peterborough Pride

published: September, 13, 2011 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // Community Events, Pride, Bob Leahy - Publisher

Peterborough is a bluish-collar city an hour north-east of Toronto. Pride flourishes here, but not without controversy. Bob Leahy talks to PARN’s Kim Dolan about the challenges involved when family-friendly values clash with freedom of expression.

Peterborough Pride

Peterborough, Ontario is an attractive city on the banks of the Trent waterway system which snakes through its downtown. Toronto is about an hour's drive away. It’s blue collar territory, by and large, but it’s also home to Trent University, so there is a vibrant queer culture here. This is no more evident than in the ambitious program of Pride week activities held each September. They start with an enthusiastic Pride Parade through downtown Peterborough Saturday September 17, and the

I CHOOSE

published: September, 08, 2011 Categories // Louis "Kengi" Carr

On the eve of his first ever group show, our LA friend and new signing Kengi reflects on the strength, passion and humility his camera and the art he creates with it has bought to his life.

I CHOOSE

For as long as I can remember I've had a camera in my hand, so to say that picture taking has always been part of my life would be an understatement. But just like I never thought I'd be homeless for 29 months, would have to battle cancer as many times as I have or the fact that I am HIV positive, I also never thought that something like a camera would play such a vital part in my life. While homeless, my camera became my voice and the voice of others, but it was also my way of escaping my sit

On the Road Again

published: September, 07, 2011 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // Travel, Bob Leahy - Publisher

Bob Leahy finds himself on a seniors bus trip heading for four days in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

On the Road Again

Ageing isn't just about how the body deals with HIV as we grow older. It's also about the choices we make, like how we spend our summer vacations. Which leads me to recount today's adventures, which find me on a bus full of seniors heading for Atlantic City. It's El Cheapo Tours all the way. $499 includes the bus there and back, three nights at Trump something, a bunch of goodies like some gambling money, food vouchers, a day tour of Philadelphia- and piped-in Zamfir on the bus. If you thou

Who do YOU sleep with?

published: August, 01, 2011 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // Mental Health, Bob Leahy - Publisher

Bob Leahy is the third and final contributor to this week’s look at the importance of pets for people living with HIV from three positive points of view.

Who do YOU sleep with?

(left to right Peggy, Dougall and Dudley) It’s official. Pets are a huge asset to people living with HIV. Two PositiveLite guest writers have confirmed that already this week, and I'm not disagreeing. Denise Becker said of her doberman pinscher Ziggy “pets are our joy, our companions, our support. They give us something to care about, they make us feel needed and make us realize that we can’t give up on life because we would be giving up on them too… and they are always there for

Possibly the best summer salad recipe ever?

published: June, 22, 2011 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // Food, Nutrition and Recipes, Bob Leahy - Publisher

At least Bob Leahy thinks so. Here’s how to make his easy, healthy and delicious Watermelon, Cherry-Tomato and Feta Salad.

Possibly the best summer salad recipe ever?

I’ve said before I’m not big on vegetables. Fruit, definitely. Veggies not so much. This recipe, which is so right for summer it’s not funny, combines the two. It makes a terrific appetizer, but it’s so yummy I could eat platefuls of it. The humble watermelon really shines throiugh when paired with the sweetness of tomatoes and the sour of the vinegar. Nice texture too. The recipe calls for multi-coloured cherry tomatoes because those make the dish look extra pretty. Couldn’t finds t

One-dimensional encounters with three-dimensional people

published: June, 20, 2011 Categories // Arts and Entertainment, Music, Bob Leahy - Publisher

Bob Leahy talks about how well we really know each other - or not - and what our musical choices say about us. And he wants to know what’s your favourite song?

One-dimensional encounters with three-dimensional people

Like a broken record (remember records?) I’m returning to a theme I’ve often touched on here. That theme is how well we know each other – particularly those of us who do “stuff” in the HIV community or perhaps read each other’s blogs – and conversely, how we are often complete strangers. True, we know each other’s place in the HIV universe. We know each other as people living with HIV, or sometimes as one who work with them/us. But no matter how many times and how often we

Talking to Michael Vonn about patient's rights: are they going down the tube?

published: June, 14, 2011 Categories // Health, Bob Leahy - Publisher

Bob Leahy turns an unexpected delay in filming an interview with a feisty human rights activist about E-Health Records in to a discussion about perhaps the most contentious topic of all, treatment as prevention.

Talking to Michael Vonn about patient's rights: are they going down the tube?

I interviewed Michael Vonn last week for PositiveLite. Typically you don’t get to know interview subjects all that well. You talk a little, sit a little and then the cameras start rolling (or not – this is the digital age after all) and afterwards you part ways. But due to a glitch that occurred that morning because our camera-man was nowhere to be found, I had a chance to talk with Vonn for some time. What an interesting woman she is! I think the filmed interview we eventually did wi

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