Better People

Okay, this is going to be a long one. And I'm going to try to stay calm. This is going to be about HIV. A few days ago, I got a message from someone I had met a long while back through Grindr when I still had Grindr. We never met up but we used…Read more Better People

We’re on each other’s team…

I got a call from my good friend and Team editor-in-chief, Paolo Lorenzana, the other day. I had submitted a piece, an essay I wrote about intimacy, hoping I had made it for the 4th issue of Team. He really liked my essay, said it was the strongest one I've written, but I had missed…Read more We’re on each other’s team…

Catch The Normal Heart this weekend at RCBC

Yesterday was an "HIV day" for me. In the morning, I went to the CCP to talk with some artists for an upcoming group exhibit on the virus (I was horrendously late, though, but made it in time to still speak with them) and then, in the evening, I went to RCBC to watch The…Read more Catch The Normal Heart this weekend at RCBC

what I’ll be doing for World AIDS Day 2014

"So, this is the time of the year when I become relevant again," is a joke I always make as I get calls and e-mails and SMS messages asking for my availability around December 1 for World AIDS Day. This year, I was inviting by the US Embassy in the Philippines to speak at their…Read more what I’ll be doing for World AIDS Day 2014

They are just words

Tonight, I will be heading out to 71 Gramercy to be a part of┬áRevelations, Niccolo Cosme's collaborative art exhibit. The exhibit is Niccolo's way to celebrate and honour the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia. I know that the IDAHT was last May 17 or something like that, but Niccolo was still finishing his pieces…Read more They are just words

compulsory HIV testing coming soon?

The Department of Health (DOH) just recently announced that they are working out a way to make HIV testing compulsory. It has come to this. And I'm unsure about how to feel about it. Read the article here: Coming Soon: Compulsory HIV-AIDS tests? How do I feel about this? I don't know. In March of…Read more compulsory HIV testing coming soon?