Howdy Gang! I’m sorry to say that there is no new episode of the Novus Homo podcast this week—I’m taking a small hiatus from podcast while I explore the South’s famous hospitality—new and regular episodes will resume in June. Instead I would like to draw your attention to this great piece on PrEP and gay sex from Tyler Pratt, which features interviews with PreP Facts founder, Damon Jacobs, and your’s truly.
Let’s have a big round of birthday love for Rica Shay! The queer hip hop artist turns 28 today, and he has a new music video, “Deep Breath,” with the one and only Merle G. Rica Shay is like family to me, and I’m so incredibly proud of him and both the man and the artist that he has become.
And I am very very thankful that Rica declined to take a piece of advice I gave him many years ago.
For different people home means different things. For some it might be their childhood home, or the city they grew up in, or the apartment they share with their lover or best friend. For me, home is an altogether different kind of place.
This week on the podcast I’m joined by my very funny friend, Kenny Neal Shults, part of the creative team behind the “I Like to Party” PrEP PSA featuring adult film actor JD Phoenix.
A few months ago on The Novus Homo I was joined by my good friend, Brontez Purnell, ostensibly to talk about his amazing quasi-biography—Johnny Would You Love Me (If My Dick Were Bigger)—but most of the conversation ended up devoted to our slightly complicated (and vaguely unhealthy) relationships with San Francisco and Los Angeles, the way we each have handled being HIV-positive, and the way in which life often forces us to choose between art and romance…
In this episode I have the great pleasure to sit down with my Hard Decisions co-star, James Cerne.
Last year, as we labored lovingly to bring writer/director Eli Rarey‘s script for to life, I found my becoming increasingly fascinated; I’d known James for just about as long as I’ve lived in Los Angeles, but working side-by-side I quickly realized that I barely knew him at all.
About a year ago, my buddy Eli Rarey came to me with a script he was writing for a movie, a “choose your own adventure” style story where, just like in real life, the seemingly smallest of choices could have unexpected and far reaching ramifications.