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Personal Acceptance: Denial of Yet Another Queer Identity

An open letter to my mother: True personal acceptance and love cannot be conditional Cutting my hair was my first step towards personal acceptance. Cutting my hair consisted of months upon months of admiring various cuts and colors, before finally working up the courage to do it, despite . . . read more

I am a Self Hating Gay

Self-Hating Gay Stigma to Self-Acceptance.   It took me so many years to finally admit to myself that I was a gay man. Looking back, it is clear that I knew this right from the moment I could think. It wasn’t as if a great big rainbow . . . read more

I Have HIV So Nobody Wants to Speak to Me at Work

Fear of the Strange and Unknown – It is the stigma that dare not speak its name. We have reached the stage at which HIV infection is not an automatic death sentence. The presence of ARVs means that the wasted bodies of victims are no longer an integral aspect . . . read more

My Boyfriend Poured Acid on Me

Acid Attack: A Victim Refuses to Take It Lying Down I was never the most handsome person in the world and I certainly never aspired to be a model or something of the sort. However, I was a normal young man. My troubles started when I met and fell in . . . read more

The One Day Stand that Gave Me HIV

And Everyone Turned on Me Because I’m HIV Positive I know that it is a shocking thing to say; but I am past embarrassment after what I have been through. I am a 66 and a registered nurse. I am married and have been with my husband for 40 . . . read more

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