Tag Archives: AIDS

How to End AIDS

Start Talking Stop HIV is a new educational campaign bringing together voices from gay and bisexual men from a spectrum of backgrounds and relationships to the Epidemic that the CDC is releasing on National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. I’m incredibly proud to be a very small part of this conversation along with Ken Almanza, Charles Sanchez, AJ King, and many other artists, activists, and community leaders I greatly admire.

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Brontez Purnell’s ‘100 Boyfriends Mixtape’ Premiers at Outfest Saturday

photo by Stephen Quinones

Wednesday is “friends’ day” here at The Novus, as well as in my everyday life. This week I’d like to draw your attention to 100 Boyfriend’s Mixtape, a new film by my very talented friend Brontez Purnell which is premiering this Saturday at Outfest.

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Kenny Neal Shults on Gays & “Partying,” #PrEP Education, #AHF, & the Birth of Bareback Culture

Kenny Neal Shults

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.

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Brontez Purnell’s ‘100 Boyfriends Mixtape’

Brontez Purnell & Pablo Schmidt-Escobar in ‘100 Boyfriends Mixtape’

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…

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Peter Staley Talks #PrEP & the Early Days of #ACTUP

Last week on the Novus Homo podcast I was joined by legendary HIV/AIDS activist Peter Staley, early member of ACT UP, founder of the Treatment Action Group (TAG) and one of the subjects of David France‘s How To Survive A Plague.

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New Ventures: Meet (the app) & The Novus Homo

Broken down on the I-5 North

It’s been a busy month ’round here in my little corner of star-strewn Hollywood—even before my rear tire blew en route to Project Inform’s 30th anniversary celebration this weekend.

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Burning Man & #2015USCA

Posing with Peter Staley & Timothy Brown

The last couple of months have been a flurry of travel and activity, and I have to admit that I’ve been kind of kicking myself for not using this blog to give a play -by-play of my adventures, but I’ve been in such a state of constant motion that I’ve barely had time to catch my breath, let alone unpack and process all of the experiences that I’ve had in the past couple of months—but I’m going to do my best to spend the next couple of weeks leading up to Folsom getting everything off my chest out and onto the internets before then so I can my favorite gay holiday with clean writing late, but in brief…

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