Category: Shawn’s Favorite Things
On Being Loved
It’s been 18 years since Gwenn and I got married. We’ve now spent half our lives together. I’m so thankful for her love and my entire, beautiful journey.
Messages from Mom and the Great Beyond
Our loved ones spirits remain with us and, if you listen closely, I think you can hear them from time to time.
That’s The Spirit: A Tribute to Fletch (Depeche Mode) and a Love Letter to Music
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
Betty White Was, Indeed, A Friend
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
25 Years Ago My Life Changed When I Became a POZ Magazine CoverBoy
Read the issue on POZ.com! We have moments- both grand and grim- that are gamechangers in our bumblefuck journeys through this physical plain. For me, a couple of those moments… Read more
Seeing Ads for HIV Meds During the Olympics? That’s a Win for Everyone.
I love the Olympics. Despite a crush on Katarina Witt, I didn’t really start watching regularly until I was in my 30s. (I’m 46 for context.) It makes sense, because… Read more
Do The Ryan White Thing (1998 Positoid Column, POZ Magazine)
The following is a Positoid column I wrote when I was 22, published in the January 1998 issue of the magazine. I’ll catch you on the other side to explain… Read more
Annie Lennox on HIV Prevention and Funding Needs
Last month Gwenn and I had the privilege of speaking about HIV education and prevention on Al Jazeera’s The Stream, representing sero-discordant couples. Annie Lennox and activists from around the… Read more