Shawn + Gwenn

That’s The Spirit: A Tribute to Fletch (Depeche Mode) and a Love Letter to Music

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I had what I thought was the perfect set. Two days before my last show as Synthetic Division I woke up, put on my vintage Depeche Mode t-shirt and headed… Read more

Is Kanye West Telling Friends That Pete Davidson Has AIDS?

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I was all set to chill out and play some video games, and then a gossip site ran a story suggesting that Kanye West is telling people that Pete Davidson… Read more

Betty White Was, Indeed, A Friend

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On New Year’s Eve, fans of Betty White mourned the loss of their adopted celebrity grandmother, who was just a few weeks shy of her 100th birthday. People Magazine released… Read more

Goodbye Everybody, I’ve Got to Go: 30 Years Since Freddie Mercury Passed to Spirit

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I recently blogged about Magic Johnson’s announcement thirty years ago that he had contracted HIV. I was a junior in high school, and by the end of the day I’d… Read more

Thirty Years Since Magic Johnson Disclosed His HIV Status

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I was a junior in high school. Coming off a sophomore year that had been defined by some drama where HIV was concerned. I’d really fallen in love, and was… Read more

Hemophilia: The Neglected of the Neglected Pandemic on VICE

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Vice aired a special program called ‘HIV: The Neglected Pandemic’ to commemorate four decades of HIV/AIDS. Jonathan Van Ness narrated the program, and it was bopping along at a nice pace…. Read more

The POZ/Beatles Connection: An Interview With Sean Strub on the Anniversary of John Lennon’s Passing

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Tuesday, December 8 marks forty years since John Lennon’s murder at the age of 40. In the frantic moments that immediately followed the tragedy, Sean Strub was among the first people… Read more

Going Viral, Bleeding Out My Ass and #DoingItMyWay

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I recently spoke to POZ about a tweet that went viral. You can read about it here: https://www.poz.com/article/hiv-tweet-regarding-selfmade-billionaire-kylie-jenner-goes-viral This is the story about the behind behind the story. The nitty-gritty… Read more