Jan 312013
Just another tease

Here’s another short outtake from the pre-show walkthrough that John Grosso and I had in a G+ Hangout On Air (HOA) earlier this week for tomorrow evening’s Rainbow Show. Live stream begins at 7 pm CST.     Please drop in to view the show live, and ask questions via the comment stream on YouTube or Google+. The […more]

Hang out with me on Friday

 Posted by on January 30, 2013 at 2:12 pm
Jan 302013
Hang out with me on Friday

Remember when Google+ was launched more than a year ago to compete in the social networking arena with giants like Facebook? You don’t?  Well, you’re not alone. Despite our love/hate relationship with Facebook, few of us who had grown accustomed to that place could find the time and energy to embrace yet another site for […more]

Westboro Baptist Church: whining for attention

 Posted by on December 26, 2012 at 2:02 pm
Dec 262012
Westboro Baptist Church: whining for attention

Once again, the crazy attention whores at Westboro Baptist Church are threatening to do more than just picket funerals. On their website, godhatesfags.com, this morning was the following message: “WBC has suffered unrelieved reproach for warning you. Now, we will happily assist in the administration of the universal outpouring of God’s wrath, which shall imminently […more]

On my way to the forums…

 Posted by on March 25, 2012 at 2:13 pm
Mar 252012
On my way to the forums...

I previously reported that the recent attacks on Marco Ruggiero’s academic freedom have been instigated, at least in part, by a known Internet troll who goes by various names, including “Snout”. Most of us involved in AIDS questioning are familiar with this nom de plume. Snout is a frequent contributor to comment threads all over the Internet, as a simple Google search will yield well over 2 million hits for “snout + aids + denialists”. Snout also blogs at a site called Reckless Endangerment, which has an Alexa website ranking of about 25M; in other words, he has very few followers, especially considering his tenacity.

When trolls attack: an open letter to “Dora”

 Posted by on March 21, 2012 at 7:14 am
Mar 212012
When trolls attack: an open letter to "Dora"

Dear Dora,

You and your ARV-loving friends at the HIVforum (Italian language forum for HIV-positives) might want to have your medications checked. Your latest public attack on a respected and admired researcher is nothing, if not irrational.

When did you decide that you can speak for all of us who have AIDS, or who test positive for HIV?

Your recent rant against University of Firenze (Italy) professor Marco Ruggiero, as reported at The Truth Barrier, is amazingly ill-conceived, malicious and detrimental to the well-being of all of us who are living with illness and HIV, and I am compelled to call you out.

You have accused Ruggiero of advertising for patients to experiment with his probiotic yogurt, and you have claimed that he is putting people with HIV disease at risk by suggesting they not take their AIDS drugs. You offer no evidence that either of these allegations are true, while I can, and will, provide evidence that in fact, the opposite is the case.

Something of Interest

 Posted by on August 8, 2010 at 8:01 am
Aug 082010
Something of Interest

Note:  Speculation by some of my more rabid critics of my impending death just because I haven’t blogged for awhile is greatly exaggerated. My muse has been on vacation while I have been in one of my reflective modes (read: dealing with fatigue) lately. To tide my more avid readers over, here is a post […more]

Still angry after all these years

 Posted by on June 6, 2010 at 7:05 pm
Jun 062010
Still angry after all these years

My role as a gay AIDS activist was first featured in a special report on AIDS in the Kansas City Times, July 8, 1989. I recently unboxed some of the early media accounts of my life as an openly gay AIDS activist in Kansas City.  The very first words in the very first article ever […more]

Dissenting from Dissent – I am an AIDS Denialist

 Posted by on April 4, 2010 at 1:52 pm
Apr 042010
Dissenting from Dissent - I am an AIDS Denialist

What is this chatter in the AIDS dissidence community lately about banning the word “denialist”?  When did this become the most compelling matter for us to confront at this time in our history? Of course the use of derogatory terms by others to define us should be challenged, and AIDS Dissidents have been challenging the […more]

KC gay rights debate–20 years ago

 Posted by on February 1, 2010 at 5:55 am
Feb 012010
KC gay rights debate--20 years ago

I found some old video recordings of the televised public hearings for Kansas City’s gay rights ordinance 20 years ago. Between the poor quality of the original VCR tapes and the transition to digital, they look even older than that. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-dTZTuoWoQE&hl=en_US&fs=1&] You gotta’ love those glasses! City council committee hearings here are televised on […more]